12.16.2014

Right Person @ Wrong Time


Thought of the day after listened to my bff's story.


Meeting a right person to spend your life with is the greatest accomplishment one can achieve. Yet, the unfortunate truth is that the right person doesn't always come at the right time. 

Letting a right person go is the most difficult decision you can make in your life. The worst part is that the longer you are apart, the more you realize how difficult it is, how much you actually love that person. 

Let it go. 

11.07.2014

Long Call

 If it so pleases Your Ladyship, allow me to introduce the Petitioner, Lee Theng Ying.

The Petitioner was born in Alor Setar, Kedah, raised in Batu Pahat, Johor. Being the youngest out of three children to Dr. Lee  and Mdm. Teoh, the Petitioner has outgoing characteristics and showed good leadership potential. The Petitioner was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi when she volunteered in Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A legacy of Building Peace Exhibition organised by Soka Gakkai Malaysia. During the course of volunteering, the petitioner learnt about the plight and suffering of the people who are not able to live in a peaceful environment, she thereby decided to read law so as to use her knowledge for the unprivileged.

The Petitioner embarked on a new journey with Multimedia University, where she completed her Bachelor of Law degree in 2013. Throughout her undergraduate years, she obtained scholarships to exchange in University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and Ball State University, United States. She also won the Lexis Nexis Award for being an outstanding student and Chee Siah Le Kee Human Rights Law Prize.

Following the conferment of her law degree, the Petitioner commenced her pupillage at Messrs Raja, Darryl & Loh in December 2013, reading in the chambers of Ms Chong Mei Mei.

The Petitioner had a keen interest in Human Rights Law and she exhibited her interests by taking up Legal Aid Dock Brief Programme where she mitigated for the unrepresented people. She has been invited by the US Embassy this year to participate in a town hall session with President Obama and youth leaders across ASEAN to discuss regional and global challenges. The Petitioner aspires to contribute to the humanities and she has decided to practice in Johor Bahru.

My Lady,

The Petitioner wishes to extend her deepest gratitude to the following people:-

  1. her family members for their unconditional love and unwavering support in chasing her dream. The Petitioner also wishes to thank in particular her parent for their support throughout all these years. The role that  they had to play is not only being parent, but the chef, chauffeur, mentor, friend, bank and even the tour guide throughout the years. This day would not have materialised without their constant support, encouragement and motivation. 
  2. her pupils mates, mentors and colleagues at Messrs Raja, Darryl & Loh for their guidance and tutelage; in particular Mr. Chew Phye Keat, Ms Joyce Teh and her pupil master Ms Chong Mei Mei and for their invaluable guidance and support.
  3. her teachers and lecturers for their teachings and guidance, charting a path towards a full-fledged advocate and solicitor. 
  4. to her best friends Yea H, Joanne, Nicole, Sean for being the Petitioner’s wonder wall.


Last but not least, the Petitioner would like to share her favourite quote from her mentor “human life possesses a potential deeper than the great wide ocean and vaster than the sky, we may tend to give up and resign ourselves to present circumstances. But by breaking down these barriers in our minds, we can enjoy vibrant lives filled with powerful life force like the sun."

My Lady, I believe that the Petitioner is a fit and proper person to be admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor.




8.23.2014

one fm 熊猫日!


今天是"兴兴” 与 “靓靓” 的八岁诞辰日!同时也是唐纬颜的生日,于是我们带了Ti Ratana 的小孩子们一同看熊猫!


我们早上8.30就抵达了目的地,买了票后便迫不及待的前往熊猫馆。一路上看到猩猩和白老虎,小朋友们乐透了!


Photo credited to world.people.com.cn

靓靓正在享用她的生日蛋糕呢!太可爱啦!
Tadaa~这是今天的幸运小孩,她的名字叫Sally。由于她是聋哑的关系,我们都是用肢体语言沟通,她常在我的手上写字让我明白她的喜好,她是个非常聪明的学生,当她看到犀牛角,她便能迅速的表达犀牛角的用途和好处。而且她教会我汽水罐的用法,谢谢你!


今天我看见了平凡的one fm制服,平凡的面容但不平凡的精神!特别感谢幕后的策划组所付出的汗水让小朋友们获得快乐还有发自内心的微笑!我很开心可以认识一群热情大方的朋友。常在法律界参与义工帮助小孩减轻罪行,带小孩们去动物园对我来说意义非凡。他们都值得我们社会的关爱,我一定会再去找你们的!*到时候请不要再欺负姐姐*

我的愿望是成为慈善家,而做慈善未必只限于捐款,全心全意的参加义工团体也是一种伟大的慈善呀!我希望更多朋友会奉献给社会因为这种快乐是非笔墨能形容。

那个头最大,戴眼镜,像熊猫的就是Wayne啦!
忘了介绍今天的男主角Wayne唐纬颜,他是one fm Happy Hour 的DJ。我有眼不识泰山,常听英文电台的我刚开始都不知道谁是三太子,直到公众们一直要求和他们拍照后,我才知道原来他们那么的出名。

我非常荣幸能认识Wayne这一位朋友。他非常有爱心,谦虚,亲民和大方。(ahem不是因为你生日才说的)他是唯一一个主动来认识我们的DJ,从他口中得知他的背景和贡献,实在是值得我们大家去学习!我也送了我最最最最爱的rocker给他庆生,认识我的朋友都知道我的rocker陪我走过不同国家和许多挑战,但却带给我幸福快乐的能量!Rocker让我知道做回自己,不需要在乎流言蜚语,成功一定再手里!

除了Wayne之外,当然也少不了可爱的义工团的朋友们,晓燕,Dennis等你们超可爱!你们那无私的付出,你们那可爱的笑容,你们那颗善良的心是全世界最最最最最美的美女。我们后会有期,有缘再见!

谢谢你们。







7.20.2014

Quote of the day

Never put yourself in the position of regretting what you did or did not try to do. Every experience whether it is good or bad, if it's based on the passionate belief that you are doing something you love, will definitely give you will and character to learn, grow and preserve

7.18.2014

Malaysian Airlines crashed in eastern Ukrain

Breaking news: A Malaysian Airlines MH 17 carrying 279 passenger was reportedly crashed in estern Ukrain. US intelligence has confirmed that an missile has fired at the Malaysian plane.





According to the guardian, Russian-backed rebel groups based in eastern Ukraine have been shooting at planes over the last week in an attempt to achieve mastery of air space. Therefore my question is whether MAS plane was flying beyond their range which is 10,000 metres.



It was definitely affected MAS massively after the MH370 issue, our Prime Minister was shocked and will investigate on this matter, RIP.



photo sources: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
http://www.mirror.co.uk/

7.15.2014

River Island



The river island brand has been established for over 60 years offering their valuable customers with amazing designs and collections for both men and women.  The brand provides customers with a wide selection of latest designs ranging from clothes, bags, accessories, watches, scarfs and shoes at an affordable price. River Island is the perfect brand for you ladies especially someone who is in love with Olivia Palermo fashion style. Olivia Palermo, the American socialite and model is well-known around town for her amazing sense in fashion. 


Shop from River Island collection for women and get the model inspired look from head-to-toe. Women can get the similar looks which may resemble Olivia’s selection of clothes from scrolling through the brands apparel collection. The model simple long sleeve black dress could be yours as River Island provides its customers with beautiful dress designs at affordable price. 


Women could also pull together Olivia’s casual wear from River Island and flaunt the look in front of others. The casual black skinny pants and white blazer sure adds an elegant yet simple appearance. 


Zalora offers River Island fashion products online and customers could purchase it with the tip of their fingers.


Let's find the pieces to match your fashion idol’s fashion looks or create a new style by shopping online at Zalora! Happy shopping :D



6.25.2014

恩師

熱身題目,我接下啦兩個月的目標

每天兩個小時題目,讓我好好向恩師學習兩年吧!

謝謝你!

感恩

6.06.2014

Mentor-Disciple

"The role of the mentor is to point toward an ideal and the most effective means of its achievement, while the disciple strives to realize this ideal on an even greater scale than has been achieved by the mentor. The shared ideal, and the shared struggle to realize it, create a profound closeness in the lives of mentor and disciple--what Buddhism describes as the 'oneness' of mentor and disciple. This is the lifeblood of Buddhism."
In any field, a person who aids the development of another may be regarded as a mentor. In Buddhism, which is concerned with human happiness and development, the mentor-disciple relationship is fundamental. The foundation of the relationship between mentor and disciple in Buddhism is the shared pledge to work together for the happiness of people, to free them from suffering.
The Lotus Sutra, the Buddhist scripture that is the basis of Nichiren Buddhism, contains a vivid allegorical description of the moment when the Buddha's disciples make this pledge. The sutra describes how, during an occasion when Shakyamuni Buddha is preaching, the earth splits open and a multitude of resplendent bodhisattvas (individuals who have made compassionate action the foundation of their being) emerge. These so-called "Bodhisattvas of the Earth" are firmly resolved to continue to live out Shakyamuni's teachings after his passing, in the difficult and corrupted age to come. They vow to exert themselves to save people from suffering in this period of great social and spiritual turmoil, facing head-on whatever hardships they may encounter.
This grand, cinematic description portrays the profundity of the shared commitment of mentor and disciple to working for people's happiness throughout time. It is a metaphor for the transformation of the Buddha's disciples from passive recipients of the teachings to people committed to advancing on the path of compassionate action pioneered by the Buddha.

Defining a Path

Buddhism is a philosophy with the aim of empowering people. Its central premise is that each person has the innate capacity to triumph in any circumstances in which they find themselves, to surmount any source of suffering, transforming it into a source of growth and strength. It is a philosophy established on the conviction that there exist within the lives of each of us at each moment inexhaustible reserves of courage, wisdom, compassion and creative energy.
The mentor makes the disciple aware, and continues to remind him or her, of this profound potential, giving the disciple confidence in their own unrealized possibilities. It is the mentor's own life, at least as much as their teaching, that provides this inspiration. The abstract ideal of enlightenment is made tangible in the mentor's character and action.
The mentor's life is focused on the empowerment of others, modeling the fact that our own highest potential and happiness are realized through taking action for others. As SGI President Daisaku Ikeda writes, "The enlightenment and happiness of both self and others: A true mentor in Buddhism is one who enables us to remember this aspiration."
The path of developing one's own humanity that Buddhism maps out--the "path of enlightenment"--lies in the balance of having the courage to squarely confront one's own challenges, striving to grow and develop as a person, while taking action for the sake of others. At a crucial moment of indecision, thinking of a mentor's example can help one take a courageous step and break through one's limitations. The mentor's teachings and example help the disciple continue to progress on this difficult path of enlightenment--difficult because of the powerful countervailing tendencies of the human heart toward complacency, fear, arrogance and laziness. SGI President Ikeda comments: "A mentor helps you perceive your own weaknesses and confront them with courage."
That the mentor is a model of Buddhist practice does not mean that the disciple strives to imitate the mentor's persona, but rather to learn from the mentor's example, or way of life, and to bring that approach to life to bear on their own particular circumstances, expressed through the qualities of their own unique character. It is by internalizing the mentor's spirit in this way that the disciple grows and develops beyond their self-perceived limitations. The mentor-disciple relationship in Buddhism is a courageous path of self-discovery, not imitation or fawning.
In Buddhism, ultimate responsibility lies with the disciple. The mentor is always prepared to teach. The disciple must choose to seek and learn, and will develop to the extent that he or she works to absorb and take action on the basis of the mentor's teachings.

A Genuine Mentor

What criteria distinguish a genuine mentor in Buddhism? First is the fundamental orientation or motivation of the teacher--the ideal to which that person has dedicated their life. The highest, most noble ideal is the commitment to enable all people, without exception, to overcome suffering and become happy. Furthermore, a genuine teacher is one whose own efforts to seek truth and develop wisdom are continual throughout their lives. This attitude could be contrasted with that of a teacher who believes they have learned all they need to know and need only dispense their knowledge in a one-sided manner. That kind of teacher is also likely to try to boost their standing by obscuring the truth and turning knowledge into a privilege, rather than making it freely available to all.
The ultimate desire of a genuine mentor is to be surpassed by their disciples. This open-ended process of growth and succession is what allows a living tradition to develop and adapt to changing times. In the Lotus Sutra, it is signified by the fact that the Bodhisattvas of the Earth are even more splendid in appearance than their mentor, Shakyamuni.
Defining the respective functions of mentor and disciple, one could say that the role of the mentor is to point toward an ideal and the most effective means of its achievement, while the disciple strives to realize this ideal on an even greater scale than has been achieved by the mentor.
The shared ideal, and the shared struggle to realize it, create a profound closeness in the lives of mentor and disciple--what Buddhism describes as the "oneness" of mentor and disciple. This is the lifeblood of Buddhism and the means by which the aspiration to live a fully realized life and enable others to do the same is transmitted and developed from one generation to the next. In the absence of this shared commitment and the effort on the disciple's part to strive in the same spirit as the mentor, the mentor would simply become an object of veneration and Buddhism would lose its transformative power.

Growth and Continuity

The deep connection between mentor and disciple, and in particular the relationship between the Soka Gakkai's first three presidents, is what has sustained the development of the organization. Each successive president has expanded on the vision of his predecessor in painstakingly developing a movement able to reach out to, embrace and empower the greatest diversity of people. The current SGI president, Daisaku Ikeda (1928- ), worked closely with second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda (1900-58) in the post-World War II period to empower literally millions of Japanese people, enabling them to positively transform their circumstances. Toda himself had been imprisoned alongside his mentor, founding president Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871-1944), for refusing to compromise the integrity of the teachings of Buddhism under pressure from Japan's militarist government.
Ikeda has broadened and internationalized the vision of people's empowerment he inherited from these mentors, taking it beyond the scope of a religious movement and developing a global movement for the promotion of peace, culture and education.
Ikeda has described his actions as an effort to inspire others with a sense of the possibilities that one person can accomplish on the basis of the mentor-disciple spirit. He has frequently expressed his determination to open new avenues for engagement with social and global issues that can be fully developed by future generations. "The relationship between mentor and disciple," he writes, "can be likened to that between needle and thread. The mentor is the needle and the disciple is the thread. When sewing, the needle leads the way through the cloth, but in the end it is unnecessary, and it is the thread that remains and holds everything together."
The commitment to the happiness of all people is at the heart of Buddhism. But it is through the relationship of mentor and disciple, through life-to-life connections, one person's aspiration igniting another's, that this ideal is brought out of the realm of abstract theory and made a reality in people's lives.
Thank you mentor, I hope to be an earnest disciple to learn from you. NMHRK
[Courtesy January 2010 SGI Quarterly]
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