June 06, 2011

Ms Sour Face and Ms Happy Face

Observe the contrasting moods of the two women that morning at this market stall. This was taken quite some time ago.

There will be no new post until July.

June 03, 2011


I was looking through my old emails and realized that over the years quite a number of people have sent me posters or information about Chinese opera performances in Singapore. Some of them are regular contributors. Thanks to all of them. So I made a list. Hope I didn't miss out anyone. Here they are:

Elizabeth Ng
Janet Wong

Evelyn Tan

Annie Chin

Ng Lee Lee

Allan Woo
Michelle Quek

Mary Lee

C Angie

Wong Siew Ying

Lu Pai Ling

James Tan

Lawrence Wong
Wong Christine
Candice Chia

Joanna Wong
Rosa Wong

Jason Chan

Yeo Seng Leng

Chua Soo Pong
Art Ang

Spore Girl 1

Zen Star
Rene Chan (Hokkien opera)
Javier Li Yong-En (Teochew opera)

June 01, 2011

盡力而為, 知足常樂

The first phrase means Do your Best. The second means Be Contended and you will be Happy.

We cannot be too easily contended. Otherwise there will be no improvement and progress. Technology will not improve. Singapore will not progress
. So, do your best first before you can be contended.

Wealth is not the key to happiness. However, I believe money is an important key.

Decades ago people would be happy if they had a job, a roof over their head and food on the table. Society has changed. Now, people have many wants and more worries.

I think the key is for everyone of us to have its own strategy for happiness. We may re-look at our priorities in life, plan
realistic goals and should be prepared for hardship and to accept disappointments and failures.