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我们是真正的朋友


好久没看这一类的节目了

刚看完了#我们是真正的朋友

莫名的停留在这一幕

以前的我

认为朋友不一定要一直见面

但只要见面时无话不谈就行了

最近的我

领悟到友情是需要经营的。

还是不一定要一直见面,

但像#阿雅 说的,

至少会想要见面

真正的朋友

可以有摩擦

可以是不同类

可以在不同人生阶段

但不管怎么样

至少不会让对方感到孤独

Love is an action

Not just an emotion or a thought

it dawned to me that it applies in friendship as well

or rather anything that involves a form of relationship

With God

With family

With friends

With love ones

Started reminiscing about friendships in my life

Some are hurting me right now

Some had been cut off and i hope it didnt hurt the other

Some left me guarded with doubts

Some are new yet more precious

Some are weaning

Some are off with goodbyes soon

和朋友旅游的时光

有些友情,不一定能长长久久

但一起的旅游,是可回味一辈子

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Yasutoki Kariya’s Newton’s Cradle


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr

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Yasutoki Kariya’s Newton’s Cradle.

What a depressing  day scrolling the social media news feed this week. The 4 year old girl getting senselessly hacked to death. The targeted at Christian bombing at a Pakistan park. The Egypt flight which thank god had no innocent blood spilled.

Tragic, loss of too short a life and hostage of innocent ones, senseless killing, rowdy protesting, hijacking, misleading headlines, hearts pouring. Sadness drove the rest up the wall, created fear which in turn got fist of anger up to create fear in their righteous and here we go the vicious cycle.

An act unforgivable but they cant be called cruel if they are unsound no? Suddenly everyone wants to solve and make the world sane but none with love or the intending to brighten the world with that unforgiving heart. I think that’s the saddest case of all.

The 4 year old’s nickname was 小燈泡 and her mother shared that just days before, she took her tea and sat by the window saying how wonderful the world is and how she can sit there all day admiring it. What a kiddo! I like to think her nickname is already a message to us. How we need light on earth, how we need to glow in kindness and mercy of each other to pass the light on.

May each light diminished on earth is one that will lit in heaven shining on us.

 

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Leonard Nimoy, the incurable romantic


To live, to believe to feel again..

I am an incurable romantic

I believe in hope, dreams and decency
I believe in love,
Tenderness and kindness.

I believe in mankind.
I believe in goodness,
Mercy and charity
I believe in a universal spirit
believe in casting bread
Upon the waters.

I am awed by the snow-capped mountains
By the vastness of oceans.
I am moved by a couple
Of any age – holding hands
As they walk through city streets.

A living creature in pain
Makes me shudder with sorrow
A seagull’s cry fills me
With a sense of mystery.

A river or stream
Can move me to tears
A lake nestling in a valley
Can bring me peace.

– Leonard Nimoy

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We are a very very small red dot, a lot way smaller than how some of us feel about our power in voting


Ever known of people who oppose for the sake of opposing? i know of 2 just this week and i wish i can shake some sense in them. Honestly i have so much hope in ‪GE2015‬ based on the comments i’ve seen on social media as many does see through these sugar coated polices that may be laced with chemical with no substance. It isn’t about which party i am supporting while another is not. It’s about what and why people are truly supporting for when voting. If you support and believe in their polices or stand, yes please vote wisely.

BUT NOT vote just to vote against what you think is needed in a “bigger picture”. Seriously! I totally agree with this article (note not just on the party he is supporting) that this is what LKY had fought his whole life for us and the way people vote to oppose for the sake of it will only lead the future government to a tinted path that not lead the nation but feed whichever votes gets them to be on the job (look at some of the hopeless yet hopeful opposition group incredibly brainless polices proposal) and we will end up like some of our infamous neighbors. You think it’s impossible? then dont make it any possible with your vote.

It pains me more because i cant get to vote due to work and i desperately wish some folks understand that by that our votes are not tools of revenge or a prank we wish scare someone. We are a very very small red dot, a lot way smaller than how some of us feel about our power in voting. ‪

Calvin Cheng

I am addressing this post to the fiscal conservatives like myself who have been disturbed and upset by the PAP’s leftward shift these four years.

We have seen increased social spending and welfarist policies, that although founded on sound financial pillars, will engender a dependent and entitled mindset amongst our population. I am very sure that the demands for the Pioneer Generation Package to be extended to other generations will grow more shrill as time goes by. The Pandora’s box has been opened.

We are disturbed by anti-business policies such as the tightening of foreign labour, causing many hardworking SME owners to lose their businesses and livelihoods, and the locals they employ to be made jobless. Already there are further demands for employers to be compelled to employ Singaporeans, regardless of how capable they are. This will only make our businesses less competitive globally.

We are upset that the Government does not seem to understand that increasing productivity is easier said than done. In the meantime, SMEs still need to function and need workers.

We are worried that HDB has gone into deficit in order to build more flats, and wonder whether an oversupply of houses is worse than just-in-time production.

We were astounded and nervous when the PAP was forced to declare its socialist roots.

But listen to me:

They had no choice but to move decisively to the left when all the Opposition parties massed against it are to the left.

They had no choice after their worst electoral performance since independence.

If we do not shore up support for the PAP now and make our voices heard these few days, it will only get worse.

Already, the leftward shift of the PAP has forced the Opposition to move further left into loony territory.

Minimum wage, unemployment benefits, increased social spending, higher taxes on the rich and MNCs – these are some of the policies the Opposition are proposing.

If the PAP loses more seats this election, they will have to move further left in order to outflank the Opposition.

These poisonous policies, policies that Lee Kuan Yew fought his whole life against, will become reality.

Is this what we want to see?

Do we want Singapore, built on the hard work and ingenuity of our forefathers, to become a lazy, entitled and bankrupt populist and socialist state?

If you are a fiscal and political conservative like me, we have a week to make our voices heard.

There is no party to the right of the PAP to speak for us.

Speak now, for yourselves, before it is too late.

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Rick Warren’s Forgive Because You Are Forgiven


my heart is still sealed but I’m listening..

Forgive Because You Are Forgiven by Rick Warren

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (Matthew 6:15 NIV)

I have no doubt that many of you are carrying some deep wounds that you’ve carried for months, maybe even years. When you think about that person who hurt you, it’s still as fresh as if it happened this morning. The pain is still there, and you’re still filled with resentment.

You say, “Why in the world should I forgive that person who hurt me so much? You have no idea how much they hurt me. Why should I offer grace to that person?”

You ought to do it for three reasons:

1. You need to be gracious to others and forgive those who’ve hurt you because God has been gracious to you.

You will never have to forgive anyone else more than Jesus Christ has already forgiven you. You should consider that you haven’t always gotten what you deserved, either. God has been gracious with you. Now be gracious with others.

2. You need to forgive others because the alternative is bitterness.

Scientists tell us that resentment is the unhealthiest emotion there is. It always hurts you more than anybody else! Resentment will not change the past, and it won’t solve the problem. It doesn’t even make you feel better. In fact, it makes you feel worse.

The Bible says in Hebrews 12:15, “Be careful that none of you fails to respond to the grace which God gives, for if he does there can very easily spring up in him a bitter spirit which is not only bad in itself but can also poison the lives of many others” (Phillips).

3. You need to show grace to and forgive others because God expects you to do it.

Matthew 6:15 says, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (NIV). Jesus says we cannot receive what we are unwilling to give. If you say, “I could never forgive that person,” then I hope you never sin. If you just don’t feel like doing it, do it anyway, because it’s the right thing to do.

The reason why some of you have a hard time forgiving is because you don’t feel forgiven. Would you pray this prayer of liberation and freedom in your heart?

“Dear Jesus Christ, you know I’ve been hurt by others. You know that my resentment has made me act in ways that have been unreasonable and unhelpful and unhealthy. I need your power to release and forgive those who’ve hurt me so I can stop letting them control me. Would you please replace my hurt with the peace of Jesus Christ? God, I realize that I’ve hurt a lot of other people with my habits and my bad decisions and my hang-ups. Would you please forgive me for the way I’ve hurt others? Help me to make a list of those I’ve harmed and in the right way at the right time to humbly seek to make amends. Jesus Christ, I want to refocus my life on you. I want to face the future courageously with love and peace in my heart. Would you replace my resentment with your love, my bitterness with your grace? Thank you for your graciousness to me. Thank you for forgiving me for the things that I’ve done wrong. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Rick Warren’s what is real forgiveness?


Forgiveness always have me choke at heart and this message though, yet to be able unlock it, speaks volume.

Real forgiveness is not a cheap term you just throw out that instantly makes everybody feel better. That’s not real forgiveness.

The Bible says real forgiveness is four things:

Forgiveness is remembering how much you’ve been forgiven.

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32 NIV). This is the starting point for genuine forgiveness. If you don’t feel forgiven, you won’t want to forgive anybody else. If you’re hard on yourself, you’re going to be hard on others. But the more grace you receive from God, the more gracious you’re going to be to others. The more forgiven you feel by God, the more forgiving you’ll be toward others.

Forgiveness is relinquishing your right to get even.

Romans 12:19 says, “Never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God, for he has said that he will repay those who deserve it” (LB). Life is not fair, but one day God’s going to settle the score. He’s going to right the wrongs. So, who can get better justice — you or God?

Forgiveness is responding to evil with good.

The Bible says in Luke 6:27-28, “Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” (NIV). How can you tell when you’ve really forgiven somebody? When you can look at that person’s hurt and not just your own and pray for God to bless him or her.

You ask, “How could I ever do that for the person who’s hurt me?” You can’t unless you allow the love of God to penetrate your life. Only the love of God can help you do something like that.

Forgiveness is repeating the process as long as necessary.

“Peter came to him and asked, ‘Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?’” (Jewish law said you had to forgive a person three times, so Peter doubled it and threw one in for good measure.) “‘No, not seven times,’ Jesus replied, ‘but seventy times seven!’” (Matthew 18:21-22 NLT)

How long do you have to keep forgiving a person? As long as it takes. You have to keep forgiving that person until the pain stops and the desire to get revenge goes away.

Talk It Over

  • What difference has God’s grace made in your life? How can you extend that grace to others?

  • For whom do you need to pray God’s blessing today? What hurt do you need to let go of?

  • What good can you do for someone in your life who hates you or who has wronged you?

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Christina Aguilera is saying something with a great big world


I love Christina Augilera, the way she brings music to live never fails to amaze me. This is so simple, yet raw to emotion that touched me.

Say Something (feat. A Great Big World)
Christina Aguilera

Say something, I’m giving up on you
I’ll be the one, if you want me to
Anywhere, I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I am feeling so small
It was over my head
I know nothing at all

And I will stumble and fall
I’m still learning to love
Just starting to crawl

Say something, I’m giving up on you
I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you
Anywhere, I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I will swallow my pride
You’re the one that I love
And I’m saying goodbye

Say something, I’m giving up on you
And I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you
And anywhere, I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you

Say something, I’m giving up on you
Say something

Beyond that, I am getting restless and tired of managing my parent’s marriage and I been so tempted to just give up and leave so this is sings to my heart.