Power Animals

I’m heading back to Singapore tomorrow! This trip has been amazing. Class finished two days ago, and I learnt so so so much and had so so so much fun! One of the fun-and-games-plus-a-little-bit-of-stress was drumming to find our power animal! OMG. It’s so fun!! I must really have been half asleep, or maybe too…

M – what?

With the Night Watch, I had to explain the subject of civic militia, and the first word that came to mind was The Musketeers!


Self-care is a term that popped up like rabbits when I started on a journey gallivanting around my inner world.

Counterintuitive Instincts

I’m an Aries and I’m fiery. At a personal level, my primal instincts take me on a path of brashness and aggression.


When we let go of the material self, admit and accept that the flow in life is a greater energy than our thoughts, does it allow us to be more resilient?


I do get infuriated, maybe anger is one thing that keeps me sane and knowing that I am not all that emotionless.

Fair and Just

This eclipse brought my eyes to a focus on things I have lived with, although much has been boiling inside. Possibly also gaining momentum and pressure in my little cauldron.


My mind is now flowing backwards against time. I shall update all the photos that I so ambitiously promised to post.

Morning blabber

Oh my, I am very surprised I have not blogged about Cologne yet! Been too busy rabbiting around that I lost track!

Berlin (West)

So … today I just sauntered and roamed around the other city of the Berlin, and indeed it had a lot more character.


I was expecting to enter an older(er) city of masonry buildings dotted with quaint wobbly-looking wooden facades.


Me reads:
Kerfuffle = covfefe (curvefurfur); or
Kerfuffle = covfefe (coffeefeefeeefEEee *on a caffeine-high*) + wahffles (high on sugar).

Glutenny | Gluttony

Here are foodie pics of the yummy toxins fed into my body, they are sheer indulgence for my heart and soul.


Wow, I didn’t know that cataract also means downpour, shower, waterfall, etc! I was waddling in a series of different cataracts today.


What difference is that from unrequited love, and how does one differentiate that from real but unspoken deep connection with another?


I broke out into laughter the first time I saw these twisted cauliflowers.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

I have been following the entries for many of Cee’s Challenges, and finally mustered my courage to participate instead of merely watching from the sidelines!

Urban forest

Taking the urban forest concept a little too literally. Here we have the Avatar trees~

Mentors and teachers

Coincidentally, I very recently rewatched Tim Minchin’s UWA address from five years ago. I love his speech for the humour of course, the poetic rhythm, the wit, the wisdom, and the existiential realist he is.

Parisian lines

This is Musée d’Orsay. Its steel arch structure with glass arch ceiling casts amazing shadows on itself as the light filters through.


The elaborate colour palette of mother nature meets (wo)man. Matchymatchy!


In a parallel universe 14,000km away in the other direction, is yet another Alhambra, and another Granada.

Arabian nights

So many crevices for Genie to hide. So many nooks and crannies for multiple genii to spring a surprise.


The glorious academic plans were thwarted by an offer to develop a huge-ass farm in SzeChuan.

Rise / set

I woke up at 3am to make it in time to watch this sunrise at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap.

Selfish or Selfless?

Originally posted on One day at a time:
To call someone selfish is quite vague. There are several ways in which the word selfish can be defined. Depending on the context of the word, it can be considered derogatory or positive. Degrees of each kind of selfishness also vary widely from person to person, some…

Literal shadows

I’ve always had a fascination with shadows. The latest observance being what I would consider white noise.

Time lag

Have you ever considered premonition being something happening in real-time, and it being a “a strong feeling that something is about to happen” is because that was how long information took to reach us?

Progressive imagination

My meditation started out as a form of “imagination”, then to “visualisation”, and now “witnessing” His wisdom.


Last night closed with a very touching youtube video clip I was watching, and I went to sleep with the thought, “It’s good to be loved. It’s profound to be understood.” Yup, it was Portia’s pressie to Ellen.

No compromise

I never liked the word compromise, it feels like there’s some negative vibration hanging onto it.

Courage | Strength

The immediate association with Courage in tarot-speak is VIII Strength. However, I see Courage as only part of what Strength is about, while at the same time, Courage also speaks for more than what Strength is about.

Warm snow

I started this one because I wanted to experiment with different colours projected on white, i.e. the snow.


If inkling be a sound, it would be the sound of happy ink pitter pattering on happy things. Just like wind sparkling.

A curved edge

Some things we see all our lives, but never notice until someone points it out. Ever notice that the horizon is curved?


Presenting the most static object ever photographed. That is me in a state of zen, after a magnificent Christmas dinner, yet still managing to squeeze in some durians some hours later.

Call of the wind

As I sit in my room and space out into nothingness, I could only hear peace and harmony sparkling in the wind. So that’s how wind-sparkles sound like.

Associative thinking

Coincidentally, both my sister and I focussed on babyboo learning Mandarin this past week. His pronunciation is not as crisp as how a native Mandarin speaker should, but he has got most of them right. Pretty much still sounding very English.

Sun sets

When the sunset changeth the world into an ambient orange glow.  

Air you can see

The scale of pollution in China is visibly clear (irony + oxymoron! *slow clap*) from this photo of a national park that is 9,500sqkm in size.

Imagination vs Truthfulness

I got carried away by my own imagination and decided to extract snippets of his truths, unsure whether I have taken them out of context.

A world of Everything-ness

The veil is getting thinner and thinner, and it is surprisingly easy to live concurrently in different dimensions.

Light | Shadow | Balance

It’s autumn equinox tomorrow! The time of the year to examine the balances in my life – that between darkness and light.


Self-centredness and narcissism are starkly different. Self and Centredness are in fact positive qualities of balance – and I still hope that the world strives for that – to be Centred and aligned with our Self (not self).


My life today, on a wonderful Friday, all revolved around project delivery deadlines. This sentence alone suffices in holding my breath to a still.


May the long time sun
Shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on.

Revisiting Deeds

As I picked cards one after another, the past stories flowed into my consciousness one after another. My glaring selfishness starred me in my face, one realisation after another. 

Word Exploratory

Exploratory, like a laboratory, is a place in my world where words get explored. It is my playground~


Woohoo~ the pieces of the puzzle are finally coming together. Clarity on granularity ensues!

Sturgeon Moon

Full Moon meditation tonight was very different. This time it was flighty pricks of chaos at a very fine scale. It was the most distracting chakra balancing class I have ever attended, myself being the biggest distraction.


This word had been ringing in my head for the past few days. I had to google it, and to my surprise, it had been given such a bad name here, and applied only in its negative notion.

The Profundity in Us

God has created us to be profound beings, as with all His other creations. There is so much magic in all of us, and so much magic in the journey of exploring what is within all of us.


I have seen them with my naked eyes, and felt their wings on my physical skin before. Such fine energies, such fine vibrations. Earth feels so coarse and brute in comparison.

Deer me

“And remember… never mistake gentleness for weakness in yourself or others.”

Fussy versus Carefree

My fussiness is starting to surface. It is such a good example of the earlier-mentioned spiral of rising consciousness.


The ability to distinguish one taste from another – from the same plants, just over different years; 24, one after another, in one morning. That is exemplary, and actually possible. Maybe just a little tipsy after.