Feb 17, 2006

What's Your True Color

What's Your True Color
"Blue
You're blue — the most soothing shade of the spectrum. The color of a clear summer sky or a deep, reflective ocean, blue has traditionally symbolized trust, solitude, and loyalty. Most likely a thoughtful person who values spending some time on your own, you'd rather connect deeply with a few people than have a bunch of slight acquaintances. Luckily, making close friends isn't that hard, since people are naturally attracted to you — they're soothed by your calming presence. Cool and collected, you rarely overreact. Instead, you think things through before coming to a decision. That level-headed, thoughtful approach to life is patently blue — and patently you!"

Feb 14, 2006

Lonesome?

Are You Lonesome Tonight, Girlfriends?
Written by Miss Yang, a former ICRT DJ and currently "shopping expert"/salesperson on MOMO Shop (a TV channel)

According to a recent survey, 90% of the white-collar in Taiwan feel lonely. Wow, there are a lot of loners on this island! I personally know a lot of great women, myself included, =) and I can't figure out why they remain single all this time. ..............

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Feb 12, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day (with "Love Is Strange")

Love Is Strange
by Leona Naess

(Click on the website link, and then click on "Love Is Strange", the 3rd song title there.)

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, EVERYBODY!

Feb 5, 2006

Dalai Lama's Wisdom

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

Sleep is the best meditation.

Spend some time alone every day.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion."

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After reading the above passage/message from/by Dalai Lama, read that of J. Krishnamurti ("Do you understand what simple love is? Not the complexity of sexual love, nor the love of God, but just love, being tender, really gentle in one's whole approach to all things." - Krishnamurti, "Think on These Things", p.190). Don't they correspond with each other?

Feb 3, 2006

Cult Classic

The Movie Of Your Life Is A Cult Classic

Quirky, offbeat, and even a little campy - your life appeals to a select few.
But if someone's obsessed with you, look out! Your fans are downright freaky.

Your best movie matches: Office Space, Showgirls, The Big Lebowski