I have a twin at home :) 我家有对双胞胎 :)

this morning, am very surprise to see one of my so call “pineapple plants” have 2 flower buds, just right at my balcony.

all the while, the plant produces only one at a time. so, quickly, i take a few pictures just to share my joy with you all.

they look nice, arent they? i am sure they will look even nicer when it fully bloom.

one little thing that i noticed whenever there were pineapple flower blossoming. you will definately see pigeons resting at my balcony. odd right?

有人告诉我,有白鸽你的家,就代表你是高尚的,走运的。因为,白鸽眼,是用来形容看人低,小看人。很凑巧的,每逢我家的黄梨花盛开,就一定会有鸽子到我家的露台休息。

因该高兴吗?也不见得。鸽子会在你晾着的衣服上大便!很煞风景吧!哈哈。也算了。心情还是好的。因为,我那黄梨花生了双胞胎!

你看它们多美! 🙂 小妹,告诉妈妈去!

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A Tale from Ancient Greece about Sunflower

Clytie was a sea nymph who wore beautiful green gowns woven of seaweed. Her long, golden hair floated about her at the bottom of the sea. One day a mermaid sang her a song about a golden light above the water. Clytie wanted to see it!

She swam to the surface and climbed onto the shore. She saw the golden light described in the song. . . It was the sun! She stood happily gazing at it all day. When she at last turned to the water, she saw her reflection. Her golden hair had become yellow petals; her green gown had become leaves. Her tiny feet had become roots. She had become a sunflower, a small image of the sun she loved.

To this day, the sunflowers turn on their stems all through the day so that they can gaze upon the sun as it travels the sky.

                                                             

a story from storyarts.org

i would like to share this – coco wang

a friend of mine forwarded me an email regarding this china comic writer – coco wang.

found that, there are many good story pertaining 512 earthquake that i should share it with you all.

but, due to there are too many good comics, i will just post her link here, please click and check it out.

http://earthquakestrips.blogspot.com/

Hello. This is Coco Wang.

As you know the breaking news of 5.12 Earthquake in China, almost all the TV channels in China are broadcasting 24 hours non-stop of every development and stories of all the rescue operations in all damaged locations.

I don’t know how much information the BBC or any UK media received from us, I imagine the UK audiences were presented with the major developments of the incident, but you are probably unaware of many important and inside details which are only known to people inside China.

The amount of incredibly moving stories of victims, rescuers, volunteers is simply shocking at the moment. I have been collecting newspapers of all the stories, and telling them in the form of comic strips. I hope these stories could show the UK readers the love, warmth and courage of the Chinese people, also the sad and cruel reality of the horrible 5.12 Earthquake.

I am back home in Beijing now. Thousands of heart-breaking stories are happening 24 hours non-stop everyday, some are so sad that you can hardly bear, some are incredibly moving that you just can’t stop crying… I wanted to go to the front to help with all those people, some of my friends have already gone there, but I heard that the traffic needed to be kept totally clear for rescue transportation at the moment, people like me without knowledge of first-aid and experience of rescue operations going there now would cause choas and trouble… but I can’t just sit at home and do nothing, I have been crying my eyes out in the past three days, I have never felt more proud of my country and people… their love, courage and kindness rock me to my core! I have decided to tell these touching stories by drawing comics. I am going to send you comic strips almost everyday from now on, I hope you could know something about the earthquake in China, although you don’t have to do anything, but I hope you could feel our love and hope.

Thank you all so much.

Coco Wang

听一席话,就如读一卷书。

前几天,听了林老师的一番话,一直想把感受写下。无奈,工作的确太忙碌了。回到家,身心疲惫,夜阑人静。

今天,一定要把它完成。

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昨晚,听了林先生的演说。风趣,生动,最主要是,他是一个有深度,有内涵,也让我尊敬的长辈。

他说了好几个重要的点子。其中,让我有特别印象的是:

* 人生内有三天。前天,今天,明天。很多人就只会缅怀昨天,并不是检讨。对于今天没有努力,却只有埋怨。对于未来,应该计划,不是担忧。

* 某年某月的某一天。请给我一点时间。很多时候,我们都会给自己很多堂皇的理由,来告诉自己不成功,是因为。。。。所以成为永远的 Tan Sri (等死你)

* 10%的遭遇,90%的回应!很多事情的发生,是好是坏,的确是看你怎样回应。对我来说,塞翁失马焉知非福。很多时候事情发生,在当下是坏事,但,往往在多年后,却是一件好事。凡事,都有好有坏。至于是好是坏,就得看自己的造化了。

当然,老师举了许许多多的例子。以上也只是少少的三点。但,就这三点,你可能也需要一点慧根来体会与改变。愿你跟我一样,细细咀嚼。

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注:林老师送了我一本他的书籍。迫不及待的,我一晚就把它读完。林老师,谢谢您。 (这儿称呼长辈与老师,原因在于,林先生曾经是位老师。他也无愧的是许许多多成功人士的导师) 林老师,祝您健康,快乐。

有关蒲公英的传说。源自百度百科。

谷歌了有关蒲公英。愿意跟你分享。

相传在很久很久以前,有个十六、七岁的大姑娘患了乳痈,乳房又红又肿,疼痛难忍。但她羞于开口,只好强忍着。这事被她母亲知道了。当时是封建社会,她母亲又缺乏知识,从未听说过大姑娘会患乳痈,以为女儿做了什么见不得人的事。姑娘见母亲怀疑自己的贞节,又羞又气,更无脸见人,便横下一条心,在夜晚偷偷逃出家园投河自尽。事有凑巧,当时河边有一渔船,上有一个蒲姓老公和女儿小英正在月光下撒网捕鱼。他们救起了姑娘,问清了投河的根由。第二天,小英按照父亲的指点,从山上挖了一种好草,翠绿的披针形叶,上被白色丝状毛,边缘呈锯齿状,顶端长着一个松散的白绒球。风一吹,就分离开来,飘浮空中,活象一个个降落伞。小英采回了这种小草,洗净后捣烂成泥,敷在姑娘的乳痈上,不几天就霍然而愈。以后,姑娘将这草带回家园栽种。为了纪念渔家父女,便叫这种野草为蒲公英,简称公英。

 每种花都有个传说。
  蒲公英也不例外。
  据说是“谁能找到紫色的蒲公英谁就能得到完美的爱情.”还有个爱情故事那就是“在很久很久以前,有一位官位显赫大户人家,有个小女儿叫朝阳,长得非常美丽、聪明、贤淑善良,深得双亲的宠爱。可朝阳到了十七八岁时,还没有找到心仪的郎君,因为朝阳不喜欢那些达官贵人家的花花公子,而父母也不舍得心爱的女儿离开他们,所以对此事也并没有怎么放心里。
  有一天朝阳带着贴身丫环在街上玩耍,她看到了一个挑着草药的英俊小伙子,那小伙穿着粗布衣裤,肩上搭着条擦汗用的旧毛巾,却长得眉目清秀、英气非凡。采药的英俊小伙子也注意到了美丽的朝阳,但是他们只能相视一笑,因为那时的传统观念是男女授受不清,当朝阳目送小伙子的身影消失在人流后,她在芳心也已被带走。
  在街上的邂逅相遇,让彼此的心中都留下了深刻的印象。朝阳时常向下人们打听那个采药郎的情况,她得知自己心仪的郎君叫蒲公,他曾饱读诗书,学识渊博,但是后来因其父母早逝,落得家境贫寒,所以才以采药为生,而蒲公也时常想起朝阳,可他想到自己家境贫寒,而心生自卑。
  这世间让人永生难忘的莫过于情,蒲公和朝阳在承受着相思的煎熬,彼此都无时无刻的思念着对方,他(她)们终于抛开了世俗和传统的观念,偷偷的约会了多次,并互订终身,只愿此生长相依。终于,有一天朝阳鼓起勇气、害羞地对父母说:“爹、娘,有个采药的……叫蒲公的小伙子…女儿想…父母立刻明白了女儿的心思,因为她们早已听下人们说起过,父亲说:“朝阳呀,你也不小了,婚姻是你一生的幸福,蒲公出身低微、家境贫寒,应该知道父母是为你好,”亲人态度使朝阳很沮丧,但她的还是那么倔强,因为她的心是那样的恋着蒲公。
  当朝阳再次跟父母说起此事时,遭到了父母强烈的反对,父亲用严肃的口气说:“我们绝不同意的,他想娶我家千金小姐绝不可能。”
  “是啊!我们是实在不忍心让你受苦啊!孩子,你可得理解啊!”说着母亲流下了无奈的泪。
  倔强的朝阳含泪说:“我今生非蒲公不嫁,如果您们不同意女儿的婚事,那女儿只好来生再报答您们的养育之恩了,”说完就冲出了房间……
  父母没有倔强过女儿,更不愿意失去心爱的女儿,便勉强答应了。朝阳的脸上绽开了美丽而幸福的笑容,当然蒲公更是无比的感动与幸福。但是他们成亲后,父母和亲人对蒲公还是有很多的不满与岐视,朝阳看到父母和亲人的态度,她想不清为什么深爱着自己的父母竟然如此排斥着自己心爱郎君?朝阳和蒲公商量后做出了一个心甘情愿的决定—–浪迹天涯。
  朝阳和蒲公后来浪迹到一个风景秀丽的小山村,在那里还有一个可挡风寒的破瓦窑,在瓦窑的前边还有条小溪,小溪边长着很多的兰色的野花,他(她)们决定就在此居住,瓦窑的生活虽然艰苦,但他们却生活的很幸福,并且朝阳还还生下了一个非常美丽、漂亮的女儿,在朝阳生女儿的那天,小溪边的兰色野花开得出奇的鲜艳,朝阳因此为女儿取乳名为——兰若。
  然而由于局势荡乱,没过多久,蒲公被迫着去参军打仗了,这一去就是十八年!
  十八年里蒲公遥无音讯,朝阳带着兰若坚守着瓦窑,父母送来粮食、衣服也不要,那些有钱人家的公子、少爷用金银珠宝来诱惑她,但她仍然是那么无怨无悔的在守望着她心爱的蒲公,她每天都要带着兰若到山上去,站在山坡上遥望着远方等着蒲公的归来,十八年里她们母女靠的只有那满山的一种不知名的野花来填饱肚子,到了那野花干枯的时候她们还拿回瓦窑取暖,朝阳和兰若提着篮子跑遍了附近大小的山,后来她们发现这种野花不但能吃,还有疗伤、美容的效果,原因是朝阳有一次在采花的时候不小心摔倒了,擦破了皮,因没有钱去看郎中,朝阳只好躺在瓦窑的干枯野花上养伤,到第二天她发现伤已无大碍,她看到擦伤处粘了些干枯的野花,特别是兰若因长期服用这种野花,还用长满野花的小溪水洗脸而貌如桃花、美如天仙,朝阳每次带着兰若在山坡上看那随风飘逸的白色野花,她都会和女儿兰若说:“看,多美啊,它们在随风而舞,一朵一朵在天空寻找着伴侣,又飘落在大地的每个角落,到明年又有更多生命的鲜艳”。
  十八年后一天,一个天大的好消息像一阵春风传入了朝阳的耳中,蒲公回来了!并且因战功卓著,已做了大将军,朝阳听后无比的激动、喜悦……这个她盼望了十八年的消息使她太过于激动,加上朝阳的相思成疾,她晕倒了、、、
  瓦窑依旧,而前尘往事的爱恋就像昨天般回绕在蒲公和朝阳心头,蒲公爱拂着伊人已斑白的鬓发,眼前已是模糊、、、、、、
  朝阳在弥留之际,带着无限依恋的眼神对蒲公说:“好好照顾兰若,还记得山上遍地的野花吗?带着它们去前线吧,它们不但能吃,还能疗伤,当你们想我的时候它们就会随风飘扬在你们身边!”。说完后朝阳就化作成无数的白色花朵飘扬在天空。后来蒲公带着兰若和很多的野花离开了瓦窑,蒲公行军作战数万里,沿途他都会拿那些野花出来让它们随风飘落在大地,从此满山遍野随处都可以看见那美丽而自强的野花。”

蒲公英?不! :)

路上,开这车,赶着。赶着。心情烦躁!因为有一百件事务等着我去处理。有一百多个人,等着我去奉承!

突然,前路有许多轻飘飘,似蒲公英的小白花,像下雪般的在车玻璃外飘过。自小就对蒲公英情有独钟。因为,它总是长在大草原,或山坡上。那些一目了然,海阔天空的地方。顿时,心情突然亮起来。

但是,想想,这并不太可能。这地方是森林,钢骨森林。不太可能有蒲公英在此出没。所以,很认真的看看周围与前方。

终于,我发现了真正的答案!白鸭毛!是白鸭毛!哈哈!前方载着一罗罗的白鸭。顿时,有些不知所措。因为,那么美的幻想,来自那么多只就被人送上饭桌的佳肴。

哎呀!阿弥陀佛。善哉善哉。。。

负责任

有人问我,什么叫“对的选择”?

其实,我想,这是见仁见智的。对我而言,对的选择不一定是对你最好的选择。它可能是对你不好。但,你明明知道这决定会让你有源源不绝的后遗症,你也义无反顾的选了它。你也心甘情愿的为那后果付出代价。那,这就是对的选择。

当然,你选择了你所谓对的选择,你就应当对你的选择负起责任!那样,你才算是成熟的。不要在应负责任时却怨天尤人,那样真的令人很烦啊!

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