She said “I do!”

I had the honour of attending a wedding banquet of a dear friend of mine recently. Those that know me know I shy away from weddings because 1) I’m not a social butterfly though I can in some situations 2) I find weddings overly done to the point that many brides rather live just for that day than focus on the elements of what makes a good marriage. Having said that, I don’t attend a lot of weddings. This one however warmed my heart.

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A New Beginning….

A few days ago a friend of mine got engaged. I was overjoyed for her. I started thinking about what made me this happy about her being engaged. For obvious reasons, this was something she really wanted. But more than that, they have a love that I rarely see today.

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The Ultimate Flu Fighter!

With the sudden change of weather, my flu has kicked in. Every time I try it, it works but it takes a couple of days for the flu to subside. If you have a flu and the patience, give this a shot. Note: it is spicy with the ginger and cayenne pepper hence I add quite a bit of honey.

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Any Benefits to Coconut Oil?

There has been a lot of hype about coconut oil hence I decided to get on the bandwagon and find out for myself.

Hair: Growing up, my mom always used coconut oil in my hair. It gave me silky smooth hair until I decided to ruin it by perming, colouring, highlighting etc. So now, I’m going back to what my mom did for me. Once a week, I massage my hair with coconut oil and leave it for a couple of hours and then wash it off with shampoo. Seen massive improvement.

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A Buddhist Approach to the Selfless Self

What I am about to say encapsulates only some of the traditions in Buddhism. Given the fact that there are so many traditions (Nicheren, Chan, Zen, Mahayana, Theraveda, Kadampa etc), there are also many different takes on this. Broadly speaking, the view I will be taking comes from the Mahayana (Greater Vehicle) school, with a mix of Tibetan tradition on top!

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What TV Does To Us?

Like (nearly) all of us in Hong Kong, I am concerned about the environment we live in. The air we breathe, the water we drink etc. But this blog isn’t going to be about that. It’s going to be about a different form of toxicity. The toxicity of that favourite little (or sometimes big) device in most (if not all) our houses. The television set.

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A Tribute to You, Chandini Sadhwani

When I lost my cousin, I spent the first few days finding out about how it happened. I didn’t stop to digest it emotionally. I allowed work to distract me. However, upon speaking to her parents, it hit me that she really had gone. It didn’t make sense. It still doesn’t. But does it ever? Whether it is the death of a loved one, a sudden break up, divorce etc. It never adds up.

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Where are you NOW?

We all know that we live hectic lives that often go by so fast that we find it hard to even find time for ourselves let alone others. Like ants in a nest or rats in a maze we move through the world at infinite speed, pushing our minds and bodies through the day. When was the last time we just decided to stop? Like, really stop.

As babies we learn how to grasp things, how to stand up and eventually how to walk. As our confidence grows we move around from place to place and our ungainly walk gradually turns into an ungainly run. …

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