Sunday, December 5, 2010

An Eating Trip

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White quotes

I thought I thank you for all your comments on yesterday's post.

Well, I did have a good sleep but it was such a short one. I got up at about 1am local time, about 3 hours of sleep but when I got up, I thought it was already morning but it was not. Then I could not sleep the whole nite and waited till about 5am before I could sleep again but only to wake up again at about 7.15am. Went to a 7-11, Deli shop and Ralph's Groceries. Bought lots of organic food and even after the conversion into Malaysian currency, it was still cheaper here. Took mainly vegetables salads and fruits but I keep getting hungry.

After I came back, I made lunch and then spend the whole afternoon sleeping. Jet lag I guess. By the time I woke up and after my bath, it's time again for a meal. It's sounds like an eating trip. I am hungry. The cold weather made walking around downtown a little challenging.

Tomorrow, I will be taking a half day tour of San Diego. This is the quickest way I think I can see San Diego with the little time I have. Hopefully, I would recover from my jet lag by then.


  1. "The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares."

    Henri Nouwen

    We can only pray for you that you continue to find strength and will power. Try to clear your mind and rest. Don't worry about tomorrow, Live for today.

  2. The Buddha says,

    From what is dear, grief is born,
    from what is dear, fear is born.
    For someone freed from what is dear
    there is no grief
    -- so why fear?

    From what is loved, grief is born,
    from what is loved, fear is born.
    For someone freed from what is loved,
    there is no grief
    -- so why fear?

    From delight, grief is born,
    from delight, fear is born.
    For someone freed from delight
    there is no grief
    -- so why fear?

    From sensuality, grief is born,
    from sensuality, fear is born.
    For someone freed from sensuality
    there is no grief
    -- so why fear?

    From craving, grief is born,
    from craving, fear is born.
    For someone freed from craving
    there is no grief
    -- so why fear?

    Dhammapada 212-216

    Bro Chang,

    Try not to be too anxious, Get your much needed sleep. All will be okay. You have come thus far, have a bit more faith. Surrender it all.

    We wish you well. You will conquer this if you believe.

    Take care.

  3. So many encouraging words to lift you up. Here's also one from a great monk of Zen Buddhism.

    "People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle."

    — Thich Nhat Hanh

  4. Chang,

    Sharing this Merton prayer with you.

    My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.

    I do not see the road ahead of me.

    I cannot know for certain where it will end.

    Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean I am actually doing so.

    But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.

    And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it.

    Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

    Enjoy your tour tomorrow.


  5. Saint Augustine says, "You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you."

    Do not be restless, my friend.

  6. Music can heal and bring back memories...