Archive | January 2014

Happy Chinese New Year – The Year of the Horse

Wishing  everyone who are celebrating the Chinese New year a  prosperous year of the Horse.

According to the Lunar calendar, movable New Year  falls on 31 st of January 2014.

Innovative Chinese Horse!

Sculpture of a horse from the Chinese Zodiac , Mount Mogan Park, Zhejiang Province

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Google-Doodle for the Chinese New Year 2014

Related article: Insightful Inspirations from the East

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Type writer – Friday Funnies (X)

 

How can I pass this video without sharing it?  Brilliant !!!

Enjoy the video  as I did.

Happy Australia Day!

Today is 26th of January 2014. The whole of Australia is celebrating the Australia day with BBQ, picnic and fire works.

I wish every Australian:  traditional land owners, immigrants who has embraced Australia as their home (Just like me) and the people who were born in Australia  a very happy Australia Day!

Below is a video of primary school children singing the Australian anthem in an Aboriginal language and then in English..

Juxtaposition – Weekly Photo Challenge

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This is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge ” Juxtaposition “

Thaipoosam 2014, Singapore style!

Thai Poosam is a  Hindu festival celebrated on the first new moon of the  New Year,  around the world. Here are some beautiful photographs capturing the essence of the festival in Singapore.

Thai Poosam 2014,  Singapore

 

She has done this on purpose! (Friday Funnies # X)

She has done it purposely!  (Friday Funnies # X)

Really?

How do you like to entertain this geeky friend at your door?

 

Life should have more to it than working from the cradle to the grave!!

An e-mail carried some bitter truths closer to our hearts and homes. Thought I would share the mail  with you. It is claimed to be  tranlated from a chinese version.

Here it is my friends….

WHERE  YOUR LIFE STAND HERE ON EARTH 

  

None of us have many years to live, and we  can’t take along anything when we go, so we don’t have to be too  thrifty… 

 

Spend the money that should be spent,

enjoy what should  be enjoyed,

donate what you are able to donate,

but don’t leave all to your  children or grandchildren,

for you don’t want them to become parasites

who are  waiting for the day you will die!!

  

Don’t worry about what will  happen after we are gone,

because when we return to dust,

we will feel nothing  about praises or criticisms.

The time to enjoy the worldly life

and your hard  earned wealth will be over! 

 

Don’t worry too much about your  children,

for children will have their own destiny

and should find their own  way.

 

Don’t be your children’s slave!

Care for them, love them, give them gifts 

but also enjoy your money while you can.

 

Life should have more to it

than  working from the cradle to the grave!! 

  

Don’t  expect too much from your children.

Caring children, though caring,

would be too  busy with their jobs and commitments

to render much  help.  

Uncaring  children may fight over your assets

even when you are still alive,

and wish for  your early demise

so they can inherit your properties and  wealth.

 Your children take  you for granted

that they are rightful heirs  to your wealth;

but that you have no claims to their money.

 

Don’t trade in your health for wealth,

by working yourself to an  early grave anymore,.

Because your money

may not be able to buy your  health.

How much is enough?

(  hundred thousand, million, ten million )?

 
Out  of thousand hectares of good farm land,

you can consume only three quarts (of  rice) daily;

out of a thousand mansions,

you only need eight square meters of  space to rest at night.  

So,  as long as you have enough food

and enough money to spend,

that is good enough. 

You should live happily.

 

Every family has its own problems. 

Just do not  compare with others

for fame and social status

and see whose children are doing  better,

but challenge others for happiness,

health, enjoyment, quality of  life and longevity… 

 

Don’t  worry about things that you cannot change

because it doesn’t help and it may  spoil your health.  

You  have to create your own well-being

and find your own place of happiness.

As long  as you are in good mood and good health,

think about happy things, do happy  things daily

and have fun in doing,

then you will pass your time happily every  day. 

One  day without happiness, you will lose one day.

  
One day  with happiness, then you gain one day.   

In good  spirit, sickness will cure; 

In a happy  spirit, sickness will cure faster; 

In high  and happy spirits; sickness will never come.  

Above all,

 learn to cherish  the goodness around  friends and families

They all make you feel young and  “wanted”…

without them you are surely to feel lost!!  

Wishing  you all the best for the years to come.   

 

– Anon-

Jallikattu (bull taming sport)

Joshi Daniel Photography

Jallikattu, one of the oldest existing ancient sports is a bull taming sport played in the villages of Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal (harvest festival) celebrations.

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The image-story of a man and a cross

 

The image-story of a man and a cross . 

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