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:
THOUGHTS TO PONDER
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
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)
Oh I just feel so blessed today! I mean, I know there are quite a lot of freebies and good discounts here in Bangkok but tonight is definitely an amazing experience for me.
I went to this mall close to my home for dinner then drop by Watsons for my toner. I'm actually a Neutrogena user,I love the product as it's very suitable for my skin. I haven't observed any shops of them except stalls in Boots or Watsons. In my early years here in Bangkok, I didn't have any hard time getting Neutrogena face powder don't know well it was just gone. I have no clue what happened but anyway I stick to one of their toners. I just can't live a day without using toner hehe.
So, I got there and I noticed that they marked down the price from 295baht to 265baht. And when I reached the cashier, the lady said something in Thai getting another Neutrogena cream. I told her I couldn't understand what she said and she pleasantly went out from where she was and asked her colleague to explain in English what did she mean.
And you know what? Buying that toner entitled me to get the Neutrogena cream that cost 620baht for ONE baht!!! Yes, I repeat, the cream cost 1baht! I was tongue tied when I heard it, it was like.." gosh..are you kidding" or "are you serious". I couldn't really believe what I heard and of course I answered that I was getting that creamt for one baht. So then, I just paid 266baht for both toner and cream. I feel so lucky and to think the products are not expiring soon.
It always feels good getting buys at lesser costs but a surprise offer is definitely astounding! And I mean, that ONE baht is indeed is fabulous! :D
I'm a CEBUANA working here in Bangkok.
For now, I'm quite tied up with work and I love what I'm doing. I enjoy my work in here as there's balance between teaching adults and young learners. I'm contented with the variety my work offers, I get to learn everyday both in my field and life's dealings. I get the chance to unwind and go travel on breaks. Other than that, I go hang out, shopping, dine and sometimes whine hehehe!. Or when bored, I write...yeah, blogging is one :D