慈济世界 – 118。03/2010

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马来西亚慈济月刊 - Vol 118

妈妈都有收集旧报纸、铁罐和纸盒的习惯,然后交给慈济公会。今早和妈妈把东西送去回收站,看到忙碌的成员在忙着,心里很是惭愧。
希望自己会有多些时间,能参加此活动。

向妈妈要了慈济月刊,然后迫不及待的阅读。想让自己感受到更多的爱与希望。

想分享月刊的小小启发:
一只缺角的杯子,诺不去看却的部份,它还是圆的、可用的;但如果只看缺角、还把缺角占满已心,让心地坑坑洞洞,实在苦不堪言。但愿人人以好心画好圆 – 心诺纯净,人事物就圆满;各取所长互补,画出彼此完整健全的人生。

心念能时时知足、感恩、善解和包容,心境就会很美;用智慧景观万物,领悟万物道理,自然能打从内心欢喜。

-共勉之-

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A day at Kampung Jawa and Kampung Hulu with Dylan

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Days ago, Dylan Low (the last photo in this post) and I went for a shooting at Kampung Jawa and Kampung Hulu in Melaka. It was drizzling when we arrived, however we didn’t give up on our plan. Fortunately the weather turned out alright after some time of shooting.

Decades ago, Kampung Jawa and Kampung Hulu were considered few of the hottest spots in Melaka. Long before Mahkota Parade and Jusco were built, most Malaccan would do their shopping for things like shoes, clothing, dried seafood, groceries, or even a cheap haircut there. Besides, delicious multiracial food like rojak, wantan noodle, fishball noodle, cendol, etc. could be found there.

One of the reasons Dylan and I chose to go there was, we would see craftsmen like goldsmith, blacksmith, carpenter, sculptor, cobbler, tailor, etc. These craftsmen at Kampung Jawa and Kampung Hulu were really good and skilful in their profession, and sad to say that they were mostly senior citizens. Younger generation would not treasure these traditional handicrafts nowadays.

These are some of the shots I took:

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[Event] Blood donation campaign at Mahkota Parade, 21st March 2010

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Blood donation advertising (Spanish) - by Dziesma

Blood donation advertising (Spanish) - by Dziesma

A blood donation campaign will be held tomorrow (21st March 2010, Sunday) at Mahkota Parade, Melaka from 10am to 2pm.

This event is organised by the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism.

Thanks to all area committee members and all volunteers for having organised and conducted this campaign. Public and readers please do come and give your support.

Wishing you all in good health and be happy. 🙂

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历史轻舟划过马六甲河

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上世纪50年代的马六甲河旧照,黑白中夹杂泛黄和斑驳,宏伟的天主教堂非常抢眼,与右上角的 讯塔相互呼应; 圣保罗教堂隱约可见,横跨两岸的桥基在赶建中。

河岸两侧墙堤崩塌,瓦砾堆积。加上水势缓慢,造成河道淤塞。图中仅见一艘离群孤舟正奋力向河口驶去,吸引了岸上小童的观望。

新世纪里,经过当局的清理和疏通、加深河道、扩大河床,美化后的马六甲河显得格外娇艷脱俗,犹如將一个老妇妆扮成了少女,教人联想到马六甲原是古申的繁荣海港,而今沦为歷史陈跡,又怎能不教人唏嘘呢?

星洲日报/老照片说故事.韩飞.2010.03.14
[source:http://www.sinchew.com.my/node/152702?tid=15]

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Earth Hour Malaysia – 8.30 pm, Saturday 27 March 2010

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Earth Hour Malaysia - 27th March 2010 8:30pm Saturday

On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations and governments will come together to make a bold statement about their concern for climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. Earth Hour symbolizes that by working together, each of us can have a positive impact in the fight against climate change, protecting our future and that of future generations. 

Set Your Clock 

On March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time, Earth Hour will cascade around the globe—from time zone to time zone—uniting the planet under a single, simple, call to action. 

Earth Hour Malaysia 

Since its inception three years ago, Earth Hour’s non-partisan approach has captured the world’s imagination and became a global phenomenon. Nearly one billion people turned out for Earth Hour 2009 – involving 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents. 

2009 was the first time Malaysia officially participated in Earth Hour bringing Malaysians to turn off their lights for one hour to show their support towards climate change. Many prominent landmarks switched off their lights and Malaysians celebrating. Its estimated that more than 5million Malaysians participated in Earth Hour. 

[source: http://ehm.my/about/

In addition, share with you an Earth Hour TV clip of 2009 by Pete Teo (the Earth Hour for 2009 was on the 28th March, whereas this year will be on the 27th March 2010): 

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Over staffed: fable of an ant

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Every day, a small ant arrives at work very early and starts work immediately.

She produces a lot and she is happy.

The Chief, a lion, was surprised to see that the ant was working without supervision.

He thought if the ant can produce so much without supervision, wouldn’t she produce even more if she had a supervisor!

So he recruited a cockroach who had extensive experience as supervisor and who was famous for writing excellent reports.

The cockroach’s first decision was to set up a clocking in attendance system.

He also needed a secretary to help him write and type his reports and …
… he recruited a spider, who managed the archives and monitored all phone calls.

The lion was delighted with the cockroach’s reports and asked him to produce graphs to describe production rates and to analyse trends, so that he could use them for presentations at Board‘s meetings.

So the cockroach had to buy a new computer and a laser printer and …
… recruited a fly to manage the IT department.

The ant, who had once been so productive and relaxed, hated this new plethora of paperwork and meetings which used up most of her time…!

The lion came to the conclusion that it was high time to nominate a person in charge of the department where the ant worked.

The position was given to the cicada, whose first decision was to buy a carpet and an ergonomic chair for his office.

The new person in charge, the cicada, also needed a computer and a personal assistant ,who he brought from his previous department, to help him prepare a Work and Budget Control Strategic Optimisation Plan …

The Department where the ant works is now a sad place, where nobody laughs anymore and everybody has become upset…

It was at that time that the cicada convinced the boss , the lion, of the absolute necessity to start a climatic study of the environment .

Having reviewed the charges for running the ant’s department , the lion found out that the production was much less than before.

So he recruited the owl , a prestigious and renowned consultant to carry out an audit and suggest solutions.

The owl spent three months in the department and came up with an enormous report , in several volumes, that concluded : “ The department is overstaffed …”
Guess who the lion fires first?

The ant , of course, because she “showed lack of motivation and had a negative attitude”.

Adapted from Portuguese by PR. Obrigado Mário.
[source: http://www.infosl.com/doyouknow/?p=152]

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