May 14, 2016
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Green valley – haiku

Two dogs and a cat Stroll in joy, breathing sweet air In a green valley. How big is my dream of having a green valley? So big…. Why? Because I want as many animals as possible to live happily in the valley, as many farmers as possible to earn good living in the valley,  and […]

October 14, 2015
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A Green Pioneer

On a bed of giant stones, Green pioneer is settling its foundation…. A root-like thread that’s prone To deform hard surface to cushion. Expanding considerably fair, While breathing the air, Unfolding a bed of soft mat, Comfort to sleep for a cat. Some fairies are lingering around, Seeing if the fresh bed is ready, And, […]

March 15, 2015
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Baby Lennon – Happy Baby

Lennon, the baby I met in Singapore Botanical Garden seemed to be a happy boy. He didn’t look afraid when I approached him. He just curiously stared at me without any voice produced. His eyes were moving along with my waving hands and facial gestures. All he did without smiling. But when I touched his hands, he […]

February 19, 2015
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Loss

Certain loss should make you happy Seriously. Do you know that…. …. sometimes I think of a great loss of my hair that is not balanced with my weight loss. And, I think I am happier if the loss is the other way around.   🙂 Singapore – February 19, 2015 – 7:00pm Picture borrowed […]

January 17, 2015
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I Do What I Believe Is Right

When I was a teacher years ago, I didn’t stop telling my students that all deeds are based on our intention and our intention is based on our belief. “Never stop asking yourself whether or not what you believe is right,” said I at that time. And, I’ve got tested every now and then — […]

January 9, 2015
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Into The Nature

Happiness and joy are represented by those two children playing in the rice field. Running and laughing, chasing each other in the sloping road…. Framed by terraced land of paddy, roofed with blue sky, and founded on the strong brown soil they enjoy their early journey of life. Oka and Asti Catch me if you […]

November 2, 2014
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When You Get Older

When I was young, I thought to be old is kind of frightening yet “entertaining”. Frightening because I saw my mom got wrinkles at the eyes and lips area – when she smiled tiny lines were formed, hair gets thiner and whiter, she sometimes complained about getting tired after walking a not-so-long distance and gave more […]