Vipassana

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If you are feeling discomfort then you are supposed to meditate upon that discomfort, watching the effect that physical pain has on you. In our real lives, we are constantly hopping around to adjust ourselves around discomfort – physical, emotional and psychological – in order to evade the reality of grief and nuisance. Vipassana meditation teaches that grief and nuisance are inevitable in life, but if you can plant yourself in stillness long enough, you will, in time, experience the truth that everything (both discomfort and lovely) does eventually pass.

2014.12.26

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WP_20141226_11_00_47_ProSo we went to Khokana and Bungamati. I don’t know why we ended up there but there we were. People throw themselves into scenic beauty. To me scenic tragedy there is. Trash sprawls all over the pathways into the fields – like they are supposed to be part of the fields, feeding toxic to the paddies through the quiet streams. Obviously there is not a garbage management system around this rustic place. People just trash wherever they feel like to. What’s bad about it? Obvious! Now I got to understand why Nepal does need environmental protection people. Air pollution, worsening land degradation are all going to exploit the lovely Nepali of what they now enjoy. See the meaty cabbages and sprouts. Got to do something about it. The good thing is – they know plastic is bad.

2014.12.24

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I don’t really know what time it is on the plane., Time doesn’t really matter up here. The whole idea of inflight entertainment suddenly seems very absurd to me, yet it does tell much of which way people choose to go. Some go for stupid games, urban blockbusters. I encountered TRACKS. It’s about a girl travelling through the desert all alone. Ethereally filmed. The solitude is nothing but pure and instinctive. What matters when you are all alone with nature? The beauty of it stimulates my hate for taking photos, which does nothing to our present. It draws our attention away from the best part of such beauty – to be part of it. I want to watch this movie again. Forget about stupid, worldly problems. Get a life.

Made in Heights – Panther

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Feel you get closer now, much closer then you’ve been

But I need you in my arms, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit skies
Yeah need you in my arms now, closer then you’ve been,
I need you in my life, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit skies

Just a quick wick’s in my flame burning in the glass
Got a day down, on the stay lit
Crazy can’t stay longer, and you wanna move fast
But good things they quit
Give me your devotion, baby
And we’ll set the charms that thrill me so good
Feel the race of our hearts trip the pain from the coarse
Steady as we move
Don’t got money on my mind,
Go and search my thoughts
Only green in riverbanks
Throw my pennies on your line to fill you up
Pour my love down to make it rain

‘Cause I need you in my arms, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit skies
Yeah I need you in my arms
Feel you get closer now, much closer then you’ve been
But I need you in my arms, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit skies
Yeah need you in my arms now, closer then you’ve been,
I need you in my life, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit skies

Got money on my mind
Go and search my thoughts
Only green in riverbanks
Throw my hours on the line
No need to rush,
Pour my love down to make it rain
‘Cause I need you in my arms, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit
Yeah, I need you in my arms
Uuh oh oh

Feel you get closer now, much closer then you’ve been
But I need you in my arms, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit skies
Yeah need you in my arms now, closer then you’ve been,
I need you in my life, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit skies
I need you in my arms!

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When you feel like the world’s in the palm of your hands,
and you’re jolted by something that’s not in your plan.
When nobody gets you, they don’t understand,
You’re searching for help but you can’t find a friend.
When you’re lost in the dark and you’re looking around,
But you can’t find the one that is brining you down.
When you’re facing the mirror, don’t like what you see.
You’re becoming somebody you don’t wanna be.

You’re gonna be OK.

Feet, don’t fail me now.
Conscience keep me grounded.
I remind myself
I’m ok.

I’m sinfully okay.

Life under tree shadow

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This is how you get a life

Food moment of the day – Sinmei Tea

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Matcha Soul  – green tea with honey, soy milk, almond and warmth.
Tofu Burger – Totally the best in Sheung Wan.

On Air: Drummer – Original Mix

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Rice and neighbourhood

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This is Hong Kong. Supermarkets don’t reflect much about who we actually are, how we actually live. That is a fabrication – of who the corporates want us to be, want us to choose. They want our souls. Rice they feed us with – that very basic element of a Hongkongese family dinner for centuries – comes all the way from Thailand and Japan, steeply marked up. Like we never grow our own rice – that very basic element of a Hongkongese family dinner for centuries. You buy 5 or 8 kg of rice in a cold, soulless plastic package. Like food is to be shopped, rather than to fuel. But hell, that is a very basic element of a Hongkongese family dinner for centuries. There should be warmth and humanity in what we eat. After all, Chinese culture is cultured.

Hidden in alleys or weathering old stores, from which we derive the very Hongkongese name ‘士多’, we still find rices in buckets (sometimes wooden). You don’t buy per pack. You buy as much as you want. Most of the time, rices in local stalls are way cheaper – and way warmer and soulful. Because you can talk to the stalk owner about the weather or the day, about the rice and everything. More important is – you buy unpackaged. I can use a furoshiki to wrap away the precious food, which is the very basic element of a Hongkongese family dinner.

From Shanghai, the sign reads, Pearly Big Rice. 

Food moment of the day. Bak Choy with red quinoa miso

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