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

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How FLOOD CAME to city

I had another picture in mind how would the flood waters come to the city. I was thinking the river would overflow and so the water from the northern part of Bangkok would just flow down to the city. As I've mentioned in my other blog, I was surprised to see how the flood water formed as they started coming out from the drainage. I was thankful a sister of my student was able to take photos of the "process".  Photo courtesy of Ms. Thithima Bonmak from FB. These are all her photos.

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Officially flooded


These photos were taken somewhere east Bangkok in a residential area in Navamin. It's amazing, I have learnt that flooding varies as flash floods, flood plains and coastal floods. Of water coming from the drain is I think a bit special. 

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