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 6, 2015

Tenth on the 5th of March here in Thailand

Oh my god, it's been ten, the tenth!....10th! A decade ago we first flew here in Bangkok with two other friends. We had a great time though.... oh well, I snoozed the whole trip which made me missed the bottomless drink on Thai Airways. Believe me, I didn't even have a glass of water I was so tired I didn't sleep the night before as a result, I had my nap at full length. Not ranting but hmm...time flies, that was ten years ago.

And of course, I thought of celebrating it yesterday, the 5th though I was pretty on my own here in Bangkok. I had a dessert and because I felt it was too much and full of guilt, I had a meal after. Hmm..talking about proper order, dessert then meal! :D

Anyway, 'After You Dessert Cafe' is special. The cafe offers a variety of beautiful ..yes, beau-ti-ful sweets which of course attract a massive crowd. I think, in today's world, the presentation matters and yes, those desserts aren't done easily at home plus yes, they are really mouth watering which everyone would really love to try. As for me, the first bites are heavenly but then who wants a huge dessert? None. We all want a small portion of sweets specially those who are in weight control and the cafe isn't for the kind. It is best to get a serve and have at least two people share it to enjoy the experience otherwise the rest will be in waste. Much as the both the desserts and drinks aren't cheap.

And considering the guilt taking in more sweets than I usually do, I decided to go to my favourite Japanese Restaurant,  KOBUNE. I love the restaurant apart from the massive space and nice interior, I also love the quality of the food. And yes, the price. The restaurant despite the luxurious look is very economical and has a  complimentary green tea jelly as well. I love green tea and so jellies! :)

Well that's the tenth. Sometimes I get to ask why we do EAT when we celebrate. Or if not eating,  drinking. Why?  We probably do for a feast and have it shared with the rest, but as I get older I think it is still festive to celebrate any special event alone as long as one is in the crowd. I just did and still got the same fun. The most important thing is there is an occasion which one recognizes as significant and paying attention to it and I mean not letting it pass through is vital. For a celebration is rejoicing and the fruit of REJOICE is JOY whatever and wherever it is. After all, it's  one of those once in a lifetime moments we shouldn't miss.