To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, June 16, 2016


That word. Even when I was young(er) and I mean, was a kid, I was always fascinated with it. If we talked about fantasies and dreams or imaginations I had way back, I'll tell you straight away that I kinda directed myself being a human with super powers and that'd be completed with -MAGIC.

I never even thought of wealth, those whatever pricey things neither health or positions. It was plainly magic. As with it everything can be different, and I mean e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g! There is absolute freedom of making things happen in one's control and without any time restriction at all. It  feels so quick, easy and more fulfilling.  Whatever one desires regardless for self or others, one can have in just a blink of an eye. One can be wherever one wants to be and change any situation that one fancies more. Isn't that amazing? Of course it is.

As I grow older, magic becomes the tiny little moments, I mean good to great moments that happen not maybe each day but each experience. These are the things that just make my life more beautiful. They colour my world, they bring me smile and for me, they just make living worthwhile.  Hmm..wait, I mean magic has more meanings adding to how it is I perceived in the past. "Moments" are the different kind.

Maybe that is maturity brings though until now I'll contest that believing in magic is a childish thing. If it is, I wish I could still be a child and still believes in the wonders of it.  I have to admit though that my true wish is to have a real magic! I know it is weird but that's exactly what I mean. may sound complicated but it's simple. I wish I had a magical power where I can just snap my finger and change things to my likings.....anytime.....anywhere!

Naahh..this should be the effect of watching "Now you see me 2" which is totally impressive. The movie isn't about magic, but TRICK. Should I learn one? And why not? 

Finally, I know life is a trick and when it gets tough I just  wish we had magic to deal with it and it would be sooooo much better! Oh, now you see me blogging! :D

Friday, January 15, 2016

Shuttle buses at Immigration Bangkok

I had my first visit at Immigration here in Bangkok yesterday and I was glad that all went really smooth. Apart from less people in queue, the system was also simplified making it a bit faster for one to file an extension. I noticed new faces as well taking care of the documents though I have to admit, it's been a while since I've been there. And the best, the officers were more welcoming and friendly despite of them being obviously exhausted and tired. That deserves the commendation -big time.

Though the office closes at 5pm, getting the queue number ends at 3.30 so if someone plans to do immigration stuff in the afternoon, it is best to get there before the said time.  I learnt as well that the govt. complex has new set of free shuttles that send people to the main road. One just needs to exit west as the buses are parked in the area. It's like from the immig door, one must turn right heading  to that spacious area, go straight on and turn right again to the very first gate one can find. That gate is the exit.  I have no info on the specific schedules but I was done with my business at 4.20 and was able to avail the service. I'm thinking this is a good info and worth the share.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Year, No Cam

It is essential for me having a cam specially as I love going places and for me memories are worth the keep not just in thoughts but of saving photos. I didn't realize soon that I lost my cam when I had a fun day out with a close friend. Apparently, I lost it not because I used the cam but because I took it out from my bag and never use it. Then, I went on with the things we planned to do of me totally forgeting about it. I can't even tell until now specifically where was the last place I've seen it.

Literally a day after and yes, by that evening, I ended looking for my cam as I was preparing for a company Christmas party. By then, I realized I must have lost it in the hotel. Though follow-up calls were made, the results were nothing.

I'm not really that worried on the cam though, I felt loss on the photos I had in the memory card. I had my trips in there most specially my recent visit in Malaysia. I haven't uploaded any of my KL trips so those I really missed. I'm thankful in a way though that I managed to upload my adventure tour photos in Cameron on FB as soon as I got back.

It should be Christmas, no cam but then it's another year. It is very strange I'd be a lot more dependent on my mobile cam for now and so far, I have no plans on travelling yet so not sure if it's rational to worry about.

Anyway, I'm just writing a "lost" which plays a major role in resfreshing my memories. Of things that make me feel good and better at certain moments. And at this moment, I'm just turning the moment instead of gazing photos to clicking fingers - typing. Indeed, a new year. It should be better.