Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Green Tara Mantra

The Green Tara is the embodiment of the Buddha's compassion..May her protection and blessings heal our wounds and shelter us from disastrous pains..

weng da lieh du da lie du lie sou ha

It will take a while to load the music file. The music was produced by Jane Wang Beck and sung by Ito Kayo.

The holiday blues

Holidays always make me sad, with or without family around. I wish I can sleep through the holidays and wake up to a normal day. I just don't like how my emotions are always intensified during those days. All the imperfections of life jump out on me so vividly. It is hard to be optimistic on holidays.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The changing climate

This year, the seasons have been obscure. The plum blossoms were gone by mid-January and it started to feel Spring like, which normally wouldn't be until early March.

A butterfly befriended me and my camera phone in this early Spring.

Married men need not apply

There is nothing more insulting than being an object of fantasy for a married man, and being told of that to the face. Integrity is what makes who I am and no one should ever test that. NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wish for these obnoxious people to stay away from me forever.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Driving in the rain

Driving in the rain, I longed for the beaming sun of North America;

I looked for signs of inspirations, but they were nowhere to be found.

The hustle and bustle surrendered to the splashes of water;

and I, a dweller, buried in pensiveness behind the wheel.

Driving in the rain, my wandering brain echoed my escaping heart.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Small world

I was dining with my family at Saturday noon, and found this interesting lady taking photos of us with her new camera. So we posed for her. Her name was Lynn. I went up to introduce myself, left my card with her and asked for copies of the pictures. There were three of them visiting from South Carolina, U.S.A., and after our brief conversation, Lynn's husband asked if I were married and that he would like his son who lived in San Diego to have a cup of tea with me so that I could counsel him. He cracked me up. It was just so funny!

Then my sister found out that their local host worked at the same university where her former roomate did.

Lynn's husband's mother was born in Pennsylvania, where I lived in the early 90s for more than two years.

What can I say other than that it is a small world (they said the same too), and we never know who we will run into in the next minute of our lives.

I was in a good mood for the rest of the day. Meeting interesting people always cheers me up; and I simply couldn't take my eyes off Lynn's fancy Sony camera.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Magic and Love

Lighting up the candles of magic and love, I wish for peace of mind, love and a good time. What is yours?

Trying out Nokia

I was riding in a car when I passed the Nice Plaza in Chiayi. It was New Year's Eve of 2006. I was testing the phone camera and it came out okay. Nokia rocks!

Sorry that I haven't talked to most of you. Believe me, I am dying to get out of my "shell" for the light and fun out there!! Only if I give myself permission first. See what my problem is now?

Totally pooped

Before I ramble on with my complaints, here is a belated happy new year wish for all in the world and universe. How are you all doing?

After working days and nights to get my promotion review file out, my body is protesting to me now. I am so very wiped out! Going through the hoops isn't so bad compared to working with the bothersome protocols. Why do people have to give each other a hard time instead of loosening up? Why do they create a system to lock us in?

I've spent more time translating my paper and thoughts to Chinese than doing anything else. I lose my patience often in doing that. It is like living in a foreign country all over again. What's even more scary to me is the feeling of "being stuck" because I am not learning anything new here. I've stopped growing professionally and that is so not me..

I can't imagine sitting in front of the computer researching till the day I die. What an awful future to have...

But of course I can look at the bright side of things..and I don't have to be in this..I can get out if I want..

So what's keeping me here?