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The earlier days of KFR

28 May

Way back in 2012, I recall these 2 original cabin containers. sitting under these white canopies. The one on the left is where Rinpoche’s cabin is and the one on the right is Rinpoche’s assistant’s cabin. Rinpoche’s sacred cabin is not a focal point in KFR as a holy spot and from where everything began….

Buddha

4 May

The magnificent Buddha statue in Bodhgaya that was believed to be carved in the Buddha’s likeness by a woman who actually beheld the golden face of the Buddha  During this Wesak period, I thought it would be nice to blog about the Buddha. After all, he is the founder of the faith that I profess…

Healing Hotsprings

13 Oct

Lately, I have been playing nurse and caretaker to Paul Yap while he is healing from a severe slipped disc condition. He has been going for TCM Tuina massage treatments and the doctor prescribed walking, swimming and hot spring baths. He recommended the nearest hot spring and that’s in Selayang, one of the outskirts of…

Relationship Woes

8 Jul

Well, I have a friend who had been in a relationship with a girl for few years now and apparently, they had a rocky relationship from the beginning. They tried to give a shot at it for far too many times and this was my friend’s diagnosis of it. From day one, the girl had…

Would ya believe me?

27 Jun

Ripley’s Believe It or Not was founded by Robert Ripley early in the 1920s that featured bizarre items and strange events in a comic strip. Travel and exposure of the world was limited at that time so people often question his claims. However, it grew to such popularity that he expanded it to different formats…

Happy Times…

24 Jun

I took these photos a couple of weeks back on my phone when Rinpoche took us out for supper. We had just watched Star Trek and we were just enjoying supper. As usual, Rinpoche was cracking really funny jokes and posing really uncomfortable but hilarious questions at Moh Mei. There were several uproars and I…

A voyage into space…

20 Jun

A couple of weeks, Tsem Rinpoche took quite a few of us for a movie treat in town. It was to be the latest installment of Star Trek. While waiting for the movie to begin, I read the rotten tomatoes review and apparently, it had near perfect ratings with its little red juicy tomatoes displaying…

Words you can chew up and gain nourishment…

19 Mar

  Talk about dancing in the rain…. Just something to express what’s going on in my head…

My Mother

5 Jun

Over the weekend, I was down in Singapore with my parents and Paul. I haven’t had the opportunity to spend so much time with my ma in a long time. It was a nice short car trip down to the island nation of immaculate streets and drab buildings. My ma loves Singapore and we were…

Utterly Useless Post About New Glasses

29 Mar

Recently, H. E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche took me out and my housemate, Paul and got us prescription glasses made for us. Paul got a pair of Oakley’s while mine was something else. Then I tried out Paul’s Oakley’s just for fun and Rinpoche really liked it. Amidst the flurry of choosing, we decided to get…

Morning Ritual

20 Mar

I am out of ideas to blog so I am doing something silly like document my morning ritual before I head to work. Here in this picture, I just woke up and staring myself at my iPhone camera. I am not a morning person so I don’t look the least friendly. I apologize for that…

Death Dreams

6 Mar

Ever dreamt of death? I have. Well, it is not the sort of thing to talk about proudly but I have. I guess it is sort of nightmare but it is not an ordinary nightmare. Someone close to me died in the dream and when I woke up, I was really glad that it was…

The Talking Post – The Big Fish

1 Mar

I was invited to this The Big Fish event last month but I couldn’t make it. That was just too bad. I heard it was a lot of fun! It was an event where people just took the mic and told stories live while following a very simple theme. I found out too late as…

A Brand New Year

18 Jan

2012! New year and new beginnings. I was suppose to blog about this a whole lot earlier but I was too lazy and I got caught up with ‘things’. As I recall what I did last year, I am not altogether too happy with I had done. I know. I know. Nobody is surprised. I…

The Spectrum of Sexuality

28 Jul

Have you heard of the Kinsey scale? I have not and I just came across it recently and I was very fascinated to read about it so I thought I share it here on the blog for the world to discover their sexuality. Just kidding. I guess anything about sexuality ‘arouses’ (pun intended) my curiosity….

Break in…

27 Jul

There was a break in this afternoon at Heruka House, the place where I am living. It is scary to discover this but fortunately nothing was taken. There were only three of us living in this house. The intruder went into our rooms and opened all of our cupboards and rummaged through everything including our…

I gave an Interfaith talk…

20 Jul

Last Saturday, I was invited (by Rev. Thomas George) to participate in an interfaith lecture, in memory of Swami Satyananda. This was held in the Pure Life Society center. It was interesting to be here on premise and the topic was ‘Religion in the Marketplace’. It was such a broad topic and the panel of…

A New Abode

14 Jul

Due to monetary reasons, Paul (my housemate) and myself have been looking towards moving for sometime to lower our rental cost. Simulataneously, my mum has an apartment in the Hartamas area and she had recently asked me to find someone to rent the place because she didn't want to live in this 1600 square feet…

Gone Down South

25 Jun

For the weekend, I am in Johor, the southern-most state of the Peninsular. Unfortunate for me, it is not a holiday. I am down here in Johor to help out at a roadshow with the Kechara Paradise crew – Chia, Jazz and Wan.    We are here in JB's Sutera Mall for the whole weekend…

You don’t impress me much!

23 Jun

(In order to safeguard the identity of this person, I took the liberty to change the details of these people so as not to offend anyone. So, please don't jump to quick conclusions about the identities of these people.) This afternoon, I went for lunch with this person, who has a sibling in the Dharma….

Psychology of a Fatty

14 May

This post is inspired by Jamie Khoo’s funny encounter that she posted on her blog. I feel for her… Sigh! I feel fat and I have always felt fat and I am told I am fat! I know I am fat by tipping the scale at 76kgs. On the health-ratio chart, my weight and height puts…

I was attacked!

1 Apr

I was attacked by Amnesiac Monster who had a sidekick called Laziness. They both pack a powerful punch and quickly overpowered me. Well… Not really. I was just busy and I had completely forgotten about this ole' blog. So much has happened since the last post and it would fill a whole big book if…

Lord Over Life

1 Feb

There is a special puja that can be performed to request Lamas who have control of their lifespan to extend their lives. No matter how spiritually attained the Lama is, they still cannot live forever. However, an attained Lama can extend their life according to the collective merit of the students. Therefore, a very special…

Why Do You Sell Dharma Books?

29 Jan

KMP, the publications office that I am working for is currently having a roadshow in 1 Utama – a popular suburban mall. However, the roadshow spans over 21 days and our manpower is really stretched out. We even had Deborah Pereira (pictured above), our dear production's manager help out with manning the roadshow both. It…

Red Planning

28 Jan

We had a briefing today at Kechara House Gompa with Liaison Paul Yap leading it. It was all prim and proper with a name list of people in charged along with the itinerary for the two-day event. When all was settled, the liaisons and Kechara Care ushers went downstairs to for a trial run of the escort….

Poor Dog, Poor Men

27 Jan

  The news is abuzz with a video footage of a brown poodle being abusively trained to stand. What's amazing about this video footage is the amount of publicity it rallied and as a result, so many people want to see the perpetrator behind bars now. I guess that's the power of Facebook and the Internet.  I…

Chinese New Year Garbs

25 Jan

Our dear lady boss of KMP, Li Kim took the whole KMP team out for Chinese New Year shopping yesterday at 1 Utama shopping mall. I couldn’t follow because I was at the airport waiting to pick up Paul and Datuk May Phng, who had just arrived from Taiwan. Upon my return to KMP, I…

A Very Special Contest!

21 Jan

 Dear friends, I have a special request of my blog readers. You can change lives, change thinking, change attitudes and change outcomes if you try and all from the comfort of your homes and Pc’s….You just have to care. Please care. It’s beautiful to focus out.. Cruelty towards animals is against genuine spiritual developement, unethical and…

Way Up North…

19 Jan

Over the weekend, I went up to the island state of Penang. Here are some of the pictures I took on my Blackberry… I saw this picture when I went to visit the Tzu Chi Foundation center there. I recalled many times that Rinpoche had likened Kechara to be a ship crossing the turbulent ocean…

Escape to Nepal

11 Jan

Bouddhanath Stupa                                             Kechara Lounge @ Bouddhanath Some friends just returned from Nepal and they got me dreaming about Nepal. I would like to go to Nepal too but I guess I can't afford it…

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