Little Plates

Little plates,
On the table,
Filled with wonder

Dim sum is served on little plates or steamer baskets; in little bite-sized portions, enough to tickle and delight the taste buds. Said to have originated with the Cantonese in Guangzhou, the dish is usually served with tea which is supposed to aid digestion. Get ready for some dim sum!

Living Life

Take a shot,
At life,
Live to the fullest.I wonder how would you live your life to the fullest. Would you try everything at least once? Do you hang on to your loved ones even though they are not treating you well? Do you work hard up the corporate ladder or are you happy with whatever cards you are dealt with, feeling glad you have still your mind in an otherwise mad world?

Dragons in my Mind

In my mind,
Create havoc.

Fear is just a feeling, a natural emotion that is produced when danger or threat is anticipated. It is a dreadful feeling no doubt but It is also supposed to be a survival mechanism. Fear, however is sometimes uncalled for especially when it is irrational fear caused by negative thinking. Now, is there anything that you fear?


I stand,
Facing the world.
According to the seventeenth-century English author John Donne, no man is an island; that is no one is self-sufficient but relies on one another. When you're alone though, you'll feel every bit an island.

Light a Light

Light a light,
When it's dark.
I first heard this song Light a light by  Taiwanese singer Chyi Yu whose covers of English songs I found mesmerizing and sometimes even better than the originals. Light a light is originally sung by Janis Ian,  an American singer-songwriter, most popular in the 60s and 70s. The song was also covered by the Queen of FolkJoan Baez. Wonder which version you love best?

Welcoming Diwali

On the floor,
Welcoming Diwali.
Kolam, a form of drawing using rice flour, chalk, chalk powder or rock powder which are either naturally or synthetically coloured, made its appearance in some shopping malls in Taiping and most certainly elsewhere in Malaysia now that Diwali is in the corner.  Kolam is not merely to decorate. It is to invite Lakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity and wealth to the house. In ancient time, when it was drawn in coarse rice flour, it was to invite the ants, birds and other small creatures to eat it, thus welcoming other beings into one's home and to pay tribute to a harmonious co-existence.


At home,
Pema Chödrön, an American Tibetan Buddhist,an ordained nun and disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche said A lifetime is so precious, and so brief, can be used so beautifully. For me, using life beautifully includes putting a vase of roses to jazz up the place! What's your idea of living beautifully?