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

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pre - Birthday SPREE

Thought of  going  to the  place I finally decided where to have my birthday this year. It's a fave place by the way I used to drop by the restaurant after work and do some shopping at times in the shopping mall where it is located. Thailand has fabulous foods and I have no problem dealing with the spiciest of the spiciest foods if that is the correct term hahaha! Yet, sometimes I crave for steaks and just something different. Sta.Fe Steak house is a good place,. it's one of the restaurants I often visit along with Fuji and Black Canyon. I don't go to Black Canyon that often though these times, not as much as Fuji and Sta. Fe.

Sta Fe. has new set of menus and I was amazed learning about their Gangster promotion in the other branch. I asked the staff if they had the same promotion in some other branches she confirmed yes, so I thought it would be good to reconfirm since tomorrow is my birthday bash.

I found out the Gangster menu is only in the Mall Bangkapi but that has no reason to worry as I noticed that they have more fabulous menus and not pricey. I had New Zealand mussels, spinach soup and iced lemon tea. I had a good meal despite of  the mussels being loaded with garlic, I just think it was too much. I love garlic though as it's healthy. After dinner, I confirmed my reservation for tomorrow and picked  my preferred table.

Went to Doi Chaang after for dessert, the cafe offers organic coffee. I didn't have caffeine, I had blueberry frappe instead paired with low cholesterol chocolate cake. It felt great taking my time in there while people watching. The site comprised the people from grocery with their carts walking past to where I was seated.

Finally, I checked the cake for tomorrow's bash. Yes, I love the cakes from Lotus hotel  they're cute and very feminine. :)

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