A new plan?

I have wasted the whole day doing nothing yesterday. It was a wet Saturday as the rain started to pour from just before lunch till evening. And as I spent hours looking at YouTube videos on 8 brocades exercise (八段锦), it seemed like I was just watching and watching and watching, there’s no action taken until finally I decided to […]

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No practice, no improvement

It’s been a long time since I last practised my drawing, and as I picked up the pencil again today, I was reminded of the old saying: practice makes perfect. It is clear that the lack of practices is displayed through this new sketch. It’s the same for everything in life: The less we love, the less loving we become. […]

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内观

2021年3月28日。 晴中带阴。 没有风的白天,仿佛就像泡在温室里一般,感觉闷热。 母亲的失智症每况愈下,为了减轻自己的心理与身理上的压力,逐决定聘请佣人代为照顾母亲的起居生活。 于是今天忙了一整天整理屋子里的废物,腾出空间让家里的新成员有个睡觉的地方。 她的名字是Yesiani,来自印尼,在台湾当过数年的佣人,因此懂得以中文沟通。 不知道这是不是明智之举,但至少我作出了决定。 旁晚,弟弟一如既往地把母亲接到他的家里用餐,我则在用完晚饭后骑着自行车稍微运动一下,让自己的身与心都放空。 因冠状疫情,全球掀起了一股骑自行车的热潮,导致市场上的自行车有许多都缺货。 我算是例外,不是因为疫情,而是有一天看见自己的肚腩越来越大,衣裤渐渐显得紧绷,骤然察觉自己的缺乏运动。 本着作稍微轻松一点的运动的念头,买了一台自行车,开始了我的自得“骑”乐。 有一天, 忙里偷闲地骑着自行车探路,不经意发现沿着运河的步道竟有另一番风景。 放眼望去,那一片晴空万里的蓝天,完美无瑕,使河面也披上了一件蓝蓝的衣裳。当那偶尔的波光粼粼以及被夕阳染黄的建筑一一地投入我的眼帘,顿时感觉好不美丽。 在那一刻,在这里土生土长的我的心里,泛起一股莫名的感动,没想到新加坡也有这样的美景。 星期五那天,傍晚5时1刻下班,趁着父亲在家,而且天色还早,决定挑战自己的体力,用了两个小时骑了27公里,感觉无比的舒服。 沿途中仍然没有忘记把经过的美景摄入手机里,就像往昔一般与朋友们分享。 尤记得往年(除了去年),我都会出国旅行,就为了欣赏异国风情以及捕捉异地的良辰美景,何曾想过发掘新加坡那热情奔放的艳丽。 许多人和我一样,总是往外看,新加坡人到各地旅游,外国人却往这个热带小岛奔赴,完全忘了美景就在自个儿家门。 而我,也趁此提醒自己:幸福与快乐就在自己的心里,与外界的人、事、物完全无关…… 28.03.2021 林顺源

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The power of love…

Undeniably, the power of love cannot be underestimated. The love for money gives us the determination to work hard in life… The love for power gives us the courage to fight… The love for status makes us crave for attention… The love for our work generates quality output… The love for adrenaline makes us try all the dangerous stuffs… The […]

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Feeling proud and thankful

About four to five years back, one of my projects had some challenges and there wasn’t anything I could do about it. At that point in time, it seemed almost impossible to overcome the challenges without asking for budget from the higher management and yet I wasn’t able to justify it. Who would know that four to five years later, […]

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This is life.

It’s Christmas day and I had no plan as usual. As I slowly sketched the little monk, I let my mind rested. Sketching didn’t seem to be as difficult as when I initially started, though there is still a lot of rooms for improvement. I wished for a peaceful and slow day and awaited for my movie time to come. […]

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Prayers……

As I sat quietly on the meditation cushion with my eyes closed last night, I started to pray instead of focusing on my breath to be still. They were words of blessings with full of love, care and concern. I know not whether my prayers would be heard but I need to make myself believe that it will work. After […]

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Detach, I should

On 23 April 2018, a long lost beloved friend suddenly got in touch with me again, and my life began to blossom with beautiful memories, forgetting that this world is made out of duality. Where there is coming together, there will be departure; Where there is happiness, there will be sadness. Where there is a cause, there is an outcome. Only if we are able to detach ourselves from either side of the duality, will we be able to attain peace in our mind, body and soul. That’s what the middle path is, if I am not wrong. But I am just another man, so I can’t detach myself from this world yet. Then came May 2018  and I was in Hong Kong to implement a solution for a customer. And on this very evening, the team went for a dinner with the customers in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. I have never enjoyed such entertainment activities in my whole life in a corporate world, hence I didn’t enjoy the meal. The only things I enjoyed were the scenic views surrounding me. Being a photography enthusiast then, I did not forget to bring my camera for some snap shots. As I stood outside the restaurant, leaving behind the “entertainment”, I tried to be as present as I could, enjoying the beautiful scenes. Then I captured this very beautiful scene which I liked very much when I edited it into a black and white picture. I’ve not been taking pictures for a long time. And my Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop were sitting in my notebook for a long time too. I’ve been thinking that one day I will pick up my camera again and start editing photos. This day never come, and one day, I just decided that my digital photography journey has come to an end. The “one day” that I have been thinking about has caused me to waste the monthly subscription which I paid for nothing. I terminated the service a few weeks back, and told myself that one day I will organise and delete all my digital raw files. So I did even though I had some attachments to those raw files. Then I cleared all clothes that I have not touched for the last one year, unsubscribed from Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere Pro, […]

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