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

Friday, March 5, 2010


Okay, I knew it as March already but was a bit unaware that I haven't updated this blog yet. lolol! Let's check, it's  March 5, hmm..not too late I guess.

This is the month of my fifth year in Thailand. So far, so good and I'm enjoying my sense of independence. Perhaps because my work which is my ultimate reason of coming here is doing well. That I'm thankful and blessed.

I have to work on grades today  which have been "frozen" for days already as I didn't like to do anything except nothing and yes, "facebooking"! :D

I hope then to finish all the grades and will head out for some errands after.  Tomorrow is back to work and will have to do some paperworks and get some documents for the re-enty permit. Next week will be busier for personal errands plus the packing. And oh, I have an invite for a good friend's graduation this Monday.

Went out yesterday for some shopping ended up getting five pairs of shoes, it's a record breaker for me, I made it buying stuff up to three pairs but five was my first! It was fun though I felt better.

Okay, I don't have much time in my hands right now will start doing the work and finish within the day by hook or by crook! :D

Marching on as it's sem break but loads of things to do still  and to work on..of course not counting this so- called  INERTIA.

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