May 22, 2017
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Hero – song

This song by Mariah Carey, Hero has been a good earplug for me. Been feeling so tired of my own self – being not confident with all what I called weaknesses. Until I found that points of weakness are where our strenghts stand out. Enjoy…. ❤

There’s a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don’t have to be afraid
Of what you are
There’s an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you’ll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

It’s a long road
When you face the world alone
No one reaches out a hand
For you to hold
You can find love
If you search within yourself
And the emptiness you felt
Will disappear

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you’ll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

Lord knows
Dreams are hard to follow
But don’t let anyone
Tear them away
Hold on
There will be tomorrow
In time
You’ll find the way

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you’ll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you
That a hero lies in you
That a hero lies in you

 

 

Singapore – May 22, 2017 – 00:45

April 19, 2017
rike jokanan

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Amsterdam – some pics

Amsterdam is museums….


And Amsterdam is bike riding.

Some cheese….

Tulips in front of buildings….

Tulips and their vibrant colours….

Tulips and canals….

Gabled houses and canals….

…. Amsterdam is more than what I’ve seen but my feet wouldn’t have enough fuel to explore all things in this visit. See you again, Amsterdam….

Paris – April 18, 2017 – 22:15

April 13, 2017
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Two Weeks – haiku

Tulips are blooming

And I shall go. I’m sure

That you are just fine.


I’ll come back, Buddy. You be safe and be always full. It is just two weeks, long enough for me to pray for the best of this life though. Play and sleep and eat. Please remember me when I return.

Anthony de Melo


Changi Airport Terminal 3 – April 13, 2017 – 00:59

April 10, 2017
rike jokanan

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Noble Silence

New adventure will start soon: next trip, my walking meditation – noble silence…. It might not be a full noble silence but it will be two weeks without communication with people of my circles. ‘ll cut off my bond with them for just a while.

Starting from April 13 at 00:00 only smiles and genuine good gestures I’ll perform. Hope I don’t have to speak with someone except when in need of direction because in those two weeks the wind is flying me to West Europe.

‘m sure this noble silence will succeed as entrance passess are purchased – there is not so much need to talk to enter venues. Only need to hop in and out where the path is leading this plane.

All senses will rest yet at the same time they are most active in this mobile meditation – my kind of noble silence. Walking, sitting, lying down, standing, eating, drinking — all done with consciousness…. Hope this is a noble start to live a noble life ahead.

Yes, ‘m starting soon…. Noble silence….

Counting down…
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
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Info:
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/book-reviews/excerpts/view/15042
– picture borrowed from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/396316835936024571/

April 6, 2017
rike jokanan

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Edible? – haiku

A cold rainy day

I brought a bowl of heatened rice

For stray. Not edible!


I felt so guilty that what I gave to those dogs is actually not edible. I should have brought better kinds of food. They are street animals but they have the same right as other creatures: eat decent food, live a safe life and be loved with respect. I’m sorry, my buddies. Will bring you good one for your dinner.
Singapore – April 6, 2017 – 6:45pm


I name this guy Anthony de Melo.

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