Sunday, 20 August 2017

Shwedagon Pagoda Myanmar - Part I

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase ...

"Pilgrim at Shwedagon Pagoda"

to be continued..

Saturday, 1 July 2017

July 2017

The spiritual journey had nothing to do with being nice. It was about being real. Authentic. Having boundaries. Honoring my space first others second. And in this space of self care being nice just happened, it flowes not motivated by fear but by love.

I just back from my trip to Myanmar , Bangkok and Laos. Been almost two week travel alone. A lot of contemplating moment. Silent time and positive self talk.

My escape.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

14 February 2017

But here is what the fairytales won’t tell you – sometimes we meet the loves of our lives, but we do not get to keep them.

We do not get to marry them, to pass our years alongside them, to hold their hands on their deathbeds after a life lived well and together.
We do not always get to hold onto the loves of our lives, because in the real world, love doesn’t conquer all.
 It doesn’t resolve irreparable differences, it doesn’t triumph over illness and disease, it doesn’t bridge religious rifts or save us from ourselves when we’re corrupting.
We don’t always get to hold onto the loves of our lives because sometimes love is not all that there is.
Sometimes you have a whole, wide world to go explore and they are scared to venture out of their backyard. 
Sometimes you have bigger dreams than one another.
Sometimes the biggest, most loving move you can possibly make is to let each other go.
Other times you don’t get a choice.
But here’s another thing they won’t tell you about finding the love of your life: 
not ending up with them doesn’t disqualify their significance.

Some people can love you more in a year than others could love you in fifty. Some people can teach you more within a single day than others could teach you over the entire course of a lifetime.

Some people come into our lives only for a particular period of time, but make an impact that no one else can ever quite match or replace.
And who are we to call those people anything but the loves of our lives?
Who are we to downplay their significance, to rewrite their memories, to alter the ways in which they changed us for the better, simply because our paths diverged? 
Who are we to decide that we desperately need to replace them – to find a bigger, better, stronger, more passionate love that we can hold onto for a lifetime?
Maybe we just ought to be grateful that we got to meet these people at all.
That we got to love them. That we got to learn from them. That we got to have our lives expand and flourish as a result of having known them.
Meeting and letting go of the love of your life doesn’t have to be your life’s single greatest tragedy.
If you let it, it can be your greatest blessing.

To all my past story,

Thank you ...
Happy Valentine's Day ...

Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year 2017

Be easy on yourself
do not rush to write down, half hearted resolutions
and force accelerated change on your life

To resolve means to find solution
for a problem

you are not a problem
the way you showed up the past year
was neccessary for your growth to happen

Now its time..
to pause,
to reflect,
to learn,
to let go
to create an intention

a positive call to shift
rooted in self love..
back with your action


Saturday, 29 October 2016

Happy Diwali

It is interesting to know , that there is one celebration that celebrated in autumn each year by 4 different religion.

Happy Diwali, let your lil light shine bright ...

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Afternoon meditation at Angkor Wat , Siem Reap - Cambodia

The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life....

It's quite late, i order the tuk tuk from my hotel to take me to Angkor Wat. It will be my second time to visit this amazing UNESCO heritage site.

The first time i visit this place is long long time ago in 2010. I remember , how i wake up pretty early ,around 3 AM to catch the sunrise with very crowd group of tourist near the lake and just focusing to take picture.

and today, I choose to revisit again Angkor Wat , with the different perspektive.

I feel pretty lucky, to explored a huge area of the temple after the rain.  Quiet time. Less Tourist. I just feel like i go back to the old era of khmer.

This place truly have mejesty aura around.  I feel the stone talk to each other. I can hear the wind moving and the bird chirping.

I read from the history. The construction of the temple is symbolism between the setting sun and death. Miniature replica of the universe in stone and represent earthly model of the cosmis world.

This place is great place for meditate.

 Just walk in silent around here

 Be Present , Be Peaceful .....

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Chamkar House Vegetarian Resto - Siem Reap Cambodia

Chamkar is my fav resto in Siem Reap. There is not much pure vegetarian resto around this small town. While some place have western vegetarian menu, here they serve authentic Khmer food menu. It taste so good for asia tongue like me. 

The location is not easy to find. Hide inside small alley of Pub Street.  Cozy place inside old small building style.  Try to come around lunch time because after 6 pm this place is always full of vegetarian traveller.

My fav one is the "Cambodian Wedding Day Dip" and  green curry with special vegetable that just grow in cambodia "amok" with nice cambodian brown rice. I eat this menu everday with local cambodia black coffee.

The problem here is the staff not talking good english and so quiet. You need to try to be friendly and they will try hard to help and understand your language.

But still this is the best place to sit and relax around siem reap.

Price : 10 $ - 15 $

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Angkor Wat Cambodia

Unless we realize our own true nature, unless we become aware of our spiritual reality, our life's purpose is not fulfilled.

Ascertain your true nature, your spiritual nature. You are only functioning through this body and mind. They are your vehicles. You are not the body. You are not the mind. But you are that immortal soul..

(Angkor Wat Cambodia, July 2016)

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Vegan Ala Carte Menu at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Since 2009 i experienced a lot of vegan/vegetarian menu on the flight, mostly taste so awful. Not many choice, the airlines will serve you kind of rice india curry with less taste.

The best vegan/vegetarian meal that i have so far is Vegan Ala Carte Menu from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, at least from my experience after 3 route flight.

This flight is veggie friendly. For example they have almond & soy milk if you want for your coffee. Even the sandwich/bread snack for all the passanger, they use vegan menu.

Worth a try !

Sunday, 24 July 2016

A Journey to Siem Reap Cambodia was when i stopped searching for home within others, and lifted the foundations of home within my self. I found there were no roots more intimate than those betwen a mind and a body that have decided to be whole....

Hello from Cambodia..

I just make a trip to revisited The Capital City of Khmer Empire, Angkor Wat , Siem Reap Cambodia.  I've been there 2010, just short visit after cross the border Vietnam from the city of Ho Chi Minh.

In this time, the plan is to do self develop journey. 

Do Yoga retreat, join apsara dance class (the sacred dance of cambodia) and learn again about recollect the past history &memory.

and my journey started from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

to be continued..

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Golden Temple Of Dambulla Sri Lanka

There is a voice that doesn't use words.. Listen.. 

The Animal

The Caves

Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site also sacred pilgrim site for 22 centuries in Sri Lanka situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 kilometres (92 mi) east of Colombo and 72 kilometres (45 mi) north of Kandy. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. 

Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life. 

The murals cover an area of 2,100 square metres (23,000 sq ft).  There are images of the Lord Buddha and Bodhisattvas, as well as various gods and goddesses.

Opening Time :  07.30 AM -  06.00 PM ( Lunc break closed 12.30 PM)
Entrance Fee : 1500 Srilanka Rupee
How to get there : This Cave 19 km from Sigiriya. There is direct bus you can take from Sigiriya to Dambulla (take 30 minute)
Rule  : Because this is pilgrim site, dress respecfully. In each cave you should take off your shoes. Keep Quiet. Never have yourself photographed posing with the Buddha image in your back.