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
Google-Doodle for the Chinese New Year 2014
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How can I pass this video without sharing it? Brilliant !!!
Enjoy the video as I did.
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..
This is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge ” Juxtaposition “
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
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.
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.
The image-story of a man and a cross .