Showing posts from January, 2016

Natural Order

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 miracle. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation. ~ Chuang Tzu To be nobody but yourself  in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else  means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~ E.E. Cummings Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light. ~  Groucho Marx

Project Love Orang Asli

According to Colin Nicholas , "The Orang Asli are the indigenous minority peoples of Peninsular Malaysia. The name is a Malay term which transliterates as 'original peoples' or 'first peoples'."  They all live on the Peninsular of Malaysia. Project Love Orang Asli (Project LOA), is part of the AsiaWorks Leadership Program's contribution to the community in Malaysia. It serves to develop the small village of Kampung Orang Asli Batu 16 in Gombak, Malaysia into a place for tourism.  I was invited to the LP186 team's fund raising event on the 3rd of January and did not pass up the opportunity to start the new year contributing to a good cause. Located at the area between Kuala Lumpur and Genting Highlands, this village is a potential place for tourism, and also a close getaway for a short city break. For a start, plans are in place to help the villagers to promote their offerings, such as selling their goods (handicrafts) and services (jun