22 September 2017


"A smiling face is a beautiful face. 
A smiling heart is a happy heart. 
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." 

~ Author Unknown :)

21 September 2017

Be and But

"Be strong, but not rude.
Be kind, but not weak.
Be bold, but don't bully.
Be humble, but not timid.
Be confident, but not arrogant."

~ Nicky Gumbel :)

20 September 2017



19 September 2017

Less and More

"Expect less, prepare more. 
Judge less, respect more. 
Complain less, thank more. 
Regret less, smile more." 

~ Nicholas Sparks :)

18 September 2017


"The ability to speak 
several languages is an asset. 
The ability to keep 
our mouth shut in any language is priceless." 

~ Dawn Yang :)

17 September 2017


"Love without effort.
Do not think that love, 
in order to be genuine, 
has to be extraordinary.
Real love is simple, 
everyday kind of thing.
A smile.
A hug.
An encouragement.
Continuous love without effort."

~ Author Unknown :)

16 September 2017


"I have a lot of friends, 
but only a handful of close friends. 
I don't really trust 

and let people into my life easily." 

~ Shenny Yang :)

15 September 2017


of small, 

14 September 2017


"Raise our words, not voice.
It is rain that grows flowers,
not thunder."

~ Author Unknown :)

13 September 2017

Every Day

"While the past tells us 
how we became the person we are today, 
the future is going to tell us 
where we are going to be. 

I plan to live the rest of my life 
with zest and adventure, 
creating new experiences 
and storing new memories every day." 

~ Timothy Tiah :)

12 September 2017


"Always honour our friendship with people, 
never forget our friends, 
the people who helped us when we were down, 
when we were never as fortunate. 
Never forget that." 

~ Harry Lee :)

11 September 2017

True Love

"We are all a little weird.
And life is a little weird.
And when we find 
someone whose weirdness 
is compatible with ours,
we join up with them
and fall into 
mutually satisfying weirdness
- and call it love
- true love."

~ Robert Fulghum :)

10 September 2017


"They are not friends I make 
to get advantage out of. 
They are friends because 
we spent time together, 
we found each other agreeable 
and we maintained the friendship." 

~ Harry Lee :)

09 September 2017


"The flower does not dream of the bee.
It blossoms and the bee comes."

~ Mark Nepo :)

08 September 2017

Own Beauty

"Why is it that 
we search for our own beauty 
in the eyes of others?"

~ Emma Bleker :)

07 September 2017


“I’ve never really been tempted to walk away from my faith. And it isn’t because I don’t have doubts from time to time or feel deep feelings of disappointment occasionally. 

Many folks walk away for intellectual reasons. Some walk away because church folks act shitty. Others just don’t really find much life in it.

My mystical tendencies are such the first and third reasons don’t have much pull. If I were ever to walk away, it would be for the second reason: the disappointment that is the church.

In the end, it is the anarchist in me that holds my faith. 

Whenever someone tries to assert some crappy version of God or I hear about a prominent minister royally screwing up or when I see folks evangelize in simplistic and contrived ways, the anarchist in me raises a righteous fist and says, 'Whatever. You don’t get to define God'. 

And in those moments, I recall all the amazing examples of the love of God throughout history and let them shape my faith.

It is strangely amusing to me that my faith has, from time to time, been held together by a spiritual 'Whatever'.” 

~ Mark Van Steenwyk :)

06 September 2017


"Never to push around anyone 
simply because he or she is weaker than me 
or in a socially inferior position. 
Never to let anyone bully someone else 
if I am in a position to stop such bullying." 

~ Lee Wei Ling :)

05 September 2017


"Life is better short, 
healthy and full 
than long, 
unhealthy and dismal." 

~ Harry Lee :)

04 September 2017

Bright Side

"Life is an endless series of adjustments. 
As you grow older, you adjust. 
Think how lucky we are 
and how much worse off we could be. 
Always look on the bright side of things." 

~ Lee Kuan Yew :)

03 September 2017


“One day 
I will find the right words, 
and they will be simple.” 

~ Jack Kerouac :)

02 September 2017


"I decided to soak in the moment 
and not grab my camera 
and scramble to capture the photo. 
So I do not have a photo 
but I have a memory 
that will be there forever." 

~ LHL :)

01 September 2017

Good Person

"I have learned the hard way 
that I cannot always count on others 
to respect my feelings, 
even if I respect theirs. 
Being a good person does not guarantee 
that others will be good people, too. 

We only have control over ourselves 
and how we choose to be as a person. 

As for others, 
we can only choose 
to accept them 
or walk away." 

~ Cathy Greek :)

31 August 2017


“I may not have gone 
where I intended to go, 
but I think I have ended up 
where I needed to be.” 

~ Douglas Adams :)

30 August 2017


Be humble.
Be grateful.

Two powerful attitudes :)

29 August 2017

Common Woman

"I am incredibly close to the common woman, 
in that I am a woman and I am a mother, 
and we all are in a physical body 
with beating hearts, 
with compassion and love." 

~ Gwyneth Paltrow :)

28 August 2017

Be A Man

"Whatever we do, 
do it well. 
Be humble, 
work hard 
and be a man."

~ Scott Eastwood :)

27 August 2017


Regardless of who we are, 
choosing to lead great change in our lives 
begins with choosing to lead great change in ourselves :)

26 August 2017

Five Ds

"Five Ds for individual and organisational change:

Disruption is an event or experience 
that suggests the need to change.

Desire is a measure of the degree 
to which an individual or organisation wants to change.

Discipline is about the small, consistent steps 
needed to achieve change.

Determination is about the resilience 
to keep going even when there are setbacks.

Development is about continuous improvement, 
with feedback and ongoing learning."

~ Walter McFarland and Susan Goldsworthy :)

25 August 2017


"When we see the person 
and we can't stop smiling, 
we know that 
we are in love." 

~ Author Unknown :)

24 August 2017


not telling people anything 
is a good thing.” 

~ Jason Myers :) 

23 August 2017

True Friendship

True friendship is such an strange thing sometimes
but very, very beautiful in all its glory :)

22 August 2017

Friend Who Cares

“When we honestly ask ourselves 
which person in our lives mean the most to us, 
we often find that it is those who, 
instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, 
have chosen rather to share our pain 
and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. 

The friend who can be silent with us 
in a moment of despair or confusion, 
who can stay with us 
in an hour of grief and bereavement, 
who can tolerate not knowing, 
not curing, not healing 
and face with us 
the reality of our powerlessness, 
that is a friend who cares.” 

~ Author Unknown :)

21 August 2017


“No, it is not selfish, 
but wise to withhold 
information about ourselves 
from friends 
who are neither trustworthy 
nor honorable. 
We share ourselves 
with people who love us." 

~ Lauren B. :)

20 August 2017


“A moment of patience 
in a moment of anger 
a thousand moments of regret.” 

~ Ali Abu Talib :)

19 August 2017


Leading change is a journey, 
personally and organisationally :)

18 August 2017


“It is the opposite of freedom 
and the absence of security 
to pretend 
to be more sanctified 
than we are.” 

~ Lauren B. :)

17 August 2017


"We are not living a life based on 
our own perception of who we are, 
but the perception of someone 
we do not care about 
because we do not even know them. 
We just can't pay attention 
to any of that." 

~ Shailene Woodley :)

16 August 2017


"We place 
too much importance 
on ourselves 
and on people 
needing to get hold of us." 

~ Shailene Woodley :)

15 August 2017


"There are a lot of brave things we can do, 
but one of the bravest things 
is to just be ourselves." 

~ Shailene Woodley :)

14 August 2017


"Not all disagreements 
have to happen online 
for all to see 
and many things 
are better left unsaid 
to protect others." 

~ Tammy Tay :)

13 August 2017


"I have a beautiful relationship 
with people who are fans of the films that I do, 
in my day-to-day interaction with them. 
But because I do not participate in social media, 
I do not really have any personal connection to anyone." 

~ Shailene Woodley :)

12 August 2017


"We listen to them 
and calculate 
what each of them has to say, 
but at the end of the day, 
we choose to honour ourselves 
and our own integrity." 

~ Shailene Woodley :)

11 August 2017

We Love

"Loving someone 
makes us kind and generous.
We are always trying 
to become the best version of ourselves. 
It is what we do as people
- we love."

~ Cheryl Julia L. :)

10 August 2017


"Always from instinct. 
Always from passion." 

~ Shailene Woodley :)

09 August 2017

Chance and Fate

"How do you even find love? 
It is all by chance and fate."

~ Shenny Yang :)

08 August 2017


"Sometimes in life 
we make choices 
to protect 
what we feel is important. 
These decisions may not 
make us look good 
but we know." 

~ Yan Kay Kay :)

07 August 2017


"I'm the kind of the person who is normally bubbly and would usually smile and laugh at things but today I couldn't control my eyes. I cried a huge amount. A person doesn't need many friends, just someone who really understands you, who will make you happy, ask about you... Being this touched (by her friendship) is the best birthday present ever. Thank you." 

~ Vivian Hsu :)

06 August 2017


“It is always surprising to me 
how many young women think 
they have to be perfect. 
I rarely meet a young man 
who does not think he already is.” 

~ Hillary Clinton :)

05 August 2017


"You would be very proud some day when they make their mark in life and you know silently that you played a small part in it and the greatest satisfaction comes when they acknowledge that and...remember you." :) 


“A friend 
is not our friend 
until they defend us 
in our absence.” 

~ Mrs Britt :)

04 August 2017

Tossing and Turning

"I am tired of keeping my lids shut 
and pretending to sleep 
and tossing and turning 
till my bed creaks in defiance 
in the stillness of the night." 

~ Tan Dawn Wei :)

* This post, and 99% of the noon posts, was written more than a year ago. Cheers! :)

03 August 2017


"Writing is an underestimated art, 
we are painting colorful images 
in people’s minds by using words 
of black and white." 

~ Author Unknown :)

02 August 2017

Rich Territory

"I write about love
because it fascinates me.

In human relationships,
I find love of a romantic nature the most dynamic.

There is a very rich territory to explore."

~ Lang Leav :)

01 August 2017


"I think I have started to uncover a very very tiny part of a huge secret world, where we develop the ability to provide, where we recognise our instinct to protect, where we learn how to appreciate our right knee.

And that secret world is called… Parenthood.

~ Cheeserland :)

31 July 2017

Go On

"In real life, 
not everything ends with a conclusion. 
things just go on and are left hanging." 

~ Timothy T. :)

30 July 2017


"Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into our lives to show us what is right and what is wrong, to show us who we can be, to teach us to love ourselves, to make us feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill our lives to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they have given us." 

~ Emery Allen :)

29 July 2017

There Are

"There are people who dislike us 
because we do not dislike ourselves." 

~ Chimamanda N. A. :)

28 July 2017


Perhaps someone should tell his wife that that place is not as that painted by her. Small people always do that, but they really great make us feel that we, too, can become great :)

27 July 2017


"He takes me as I am
and loves me
into someone better.

The freedom to grow,
with no reason to hide.

This is a man worth sticking beside."

~ Author Unknown :)

26 July 2017


"It is not that the meaning cannot be explained. 
But there are certain meanings 
that are lost forever 
the moment they are explained in words.”

~ Haruki Murakami :)

25 July 2017


"Time does not change us. 
It just unfolds us." 

~ Max Frisch :)

24 July 2017


"Just remember that sometimes, 
the way you think about a person 
is not the way they actually are." 

~ Harper Lee :)

23 July 2017


"Our emotions may not make sense 
and sometimes we will be irrational, 
but they will always be valid. 
We are allowed to cry if we are hurt. 
We are allowed to find bad jokes funny. 
And we are allowed to scream if we want to, 
but it is better to laugh." 

~ Author Unknown :)

22 July 2017


"Learn when to care 
and when to laugh it off. 
If somebody hurts us, 
tell them. 
If they hurt us again, 

~ Author Unknown :)

21 July 2017

Meaning Of Life

"No one can tell you the meaning of life. 
Happy people are the ones 
who have found their own meaning." 

~ Author Unknown :)