光良 Michael 《那些愛過的事 All That I’ve Loved》

一直都很喜欢光良的歌。

他的《童话》风靡全球,连中国的同胞,凡有华人的地方,也深深爱上它。

光良,你是我们马来西亚的骄傲!

千盼万等,光良终于又有新歌出炉了。

我在这里跟大家分享,希望你会喜欢。

那些愛過的事 All That I’ve Loved

擁擠的城市
把你我推向開始
愛情來得太遲

來不及理智
以為找到了彼此
會是一生一世

從此以後孤單心事
又多了另一個名字

用愛裝飾 不同故事
都鎖在同一個位子

於是 那些愛過的事
就當作成長的儀式
只要期待有下一次
就不會想起誰的樣子

只是 我愛過你的事
卻像跟著我的影子
遺憾的是你看不到
我還在愛著你的樣子

作曲 Composer:光良

OP:星娛音樂有限公司 XYmusic

作詞 Lyricist:徐培年

OP:Alfa Music International Co., Ltd.

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製作人:何俊明@藍芽文化

編曲:Wave G

吉他:吳俊毅@藍芽文化

第一小提琴:蘇子茵

第二小提琴:李思慧@藍芽文化

中提琴:周以勝@藍芽文化

大提琴:范宗沛

鼓:陳柏州 Mr.Q @Mr.Q studio

和聲編寫:Brandy(田曉梅)

和聲:Brandy(田曉梅)、鄒謦蓬

錄音師:王永鈞、陳柏州 Mr.Q

錄音室:Mr.Q studio、藍芽文化事業有限公司

混音師:林正忠

混音室:藍芽文化事業有限公司

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中国丽江纳西族 - 木府是土皇帝的故居

中国丽江真是个好地方。这古城有一句非常让人遐想的口号:“来丽江享受柔软时光”。用“柔软”二字形容时间,也许在其他地方是不可思议,也不恰当的词儿,可是在慵懒的丽江午后,坐在茶馆,一手拿杯子轻触唇边,让幽幽的茶香刺激嗅觉,清淡的茶水滋润喉间,另一手握住书卷,让文字填满思维,触动内心最深处的灵魂

单单静躺着读书品茶是很好的选择,可是到了古城,不走走体会当地的古迹文化,却会是人生一大憾事。

木府就是这样一个不能不去的地方。

明代徐霞客给木府留下的惊叹代徐霞客给木府留下的惊叹代徐霞客给木府留下的惊叹从木府出来,门前的大片大理墙上,金碧生辉的金色字体写:”宫室之丽,拟于王者”。那是明朝徐霞客游毕木府后发出的惊叹。我曾走过北京王城,堂皇富丽的装饰,雕栏玉砌的楼台,金碧辉煌的宫瓦,热闹竞艳的宫中野史。。。。。每个转角处都有故事等我去寻探,木府想在这儿跟北京城较量还不够资格。

忠义两双全是木府土司的执著?


诚然,木府有它的特色。它不是万岁王府,也算是当年“土皇帝”的居所。纳西族姓木的土司曾统治丽江470年,历经元,明,清三个朝代,一直对朝廷忠义不二,单单在木府入口处的石牌坊就写有“忠义“两字,乃是明朝万历皇帝批准建造的。第十代土司木泰所题的诗句,如今是对联挂牌坊两侧,“凤昭每来红日近,鹤书不到白云闲”,意即皇帝诏书一到,心里犹如与太阳亲近般暖和;长期没接到朝廷文书,心里就象白云闲飞般空洞。这对联是凸显土司忠君爱国的情怀,还是他猛拍皇帝马屁的脸孔?这是见仁见智的问题。

木府的建筑群没有精雕细琢的纹理,却处处表现粗线条的勾勒,少了一分刻意装饰的荣华,多了一分清新自然的淳朴。这里一花一草,一景一物都与自然融合一体,走在平实的石路上,心情不会有太大起伏波动,也不常出现让人惊叹的飞檐楼阁,可是我的心有着一股平静和安稳,有回归自然的快意。

丽江木府,更深了解你以后,你的魅力不亚于金碧辉煌的王城宫殿!

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Chinese New Year 农历新年

Chinese new year (CNY) is always a great time of reunion.

农历新年是团圆的好时光!

CNY 2015 Reunion Dinner
CNY 2015 Reunion Dinner

Many of us may be working far away from home town, busy schedule prevents us to visit our parents and relatives often. CNY is one of those beautiful moments you can share with them.

常在远远外地工作的游子,繁忙的作息无法让我们常常回乡探望父母和亲友。农历新年往往就是你可以与他们共享美好相聚时光的好机会。

2nd Day of CNY at Concorde Hotel

2nd Day of CNY at Concorde Hotel

I heard young people telling me that CNY is such a waste of time. Big groups of family friends gather together doing “aimless” activities like gambling, chatting (or gossiping), cooking and washing. CNY is no longer treasured by our younger generations. Why? I can think of a few reasons for this phenomenon.

 

我常听年轻朋友说,农历新年是最浪费时间的节日。一大群的亲戚朋友聚在一起做些毫无意义的活动,例如赌博,讲闲话,烹饪和洗刷。我们年轻的孩子已经不珍惜农历新年的日子了,为什么?我可以想到几个原因。

  1. Nuclear family structure becoming a norm – How do we define a family now? The first thing comes into our mind is “husband, wife and children”, right? This is our society’s “normal” family structure. We do not encourage living with our parents because they tend to interfere our family affairs. There are many good points to live as a nuclear family – the couple can learn to cope with life independently and therefore develop maturity in their characters. The downside of this is that these children grow up without interacting with grandparents very much. Grandpa and gandma are guests who come to visit them once in a blue moon – and their visits often create arguments between their parents. The antidote is to increase the opportunities for the children to interact with extended family members like going outings, travelling, shopping or having meals together. Do not make CNY is the only time the children meeting their uncles, aunties, cousins and nephews.
  2. 核心家庭成为常态 – 现在我们如何给“家庭”定义呢?第一个进入脑袋的应该是“丈夫,妻子和他们的孩子们”,对吗?这种“核心家庭”是我们社会所谓正常的家庭结构。我们不再鼓励跟父母同住,因为他们会越权干涉我们的家务事。当然,核心家庭有它可取之处 – 夫妻俩可以学习如何独立处理他们的生活,从而帮助发展他们更成熟的品格。可惜的是这样的家庭结构让剥夺了孩子跟祖父母交流相处的机会。爷爷奶奶,公公婆婆是偶尔在他们家中出现的客人 – 儿往往他们的造访成为父母争吵的原因。处理的方式是让孩子有更多的机会跟延伸家庭成员有更多交流的机会,譬如一起去郊游,野餐,购物或共餐。别让农历新年成为孩子遇见伯伯,叔叔,姑姑,舅舅,姨妈,堂兄弟姐妹,表兄弟姐妹的唯一时间。
  3. Parents’ hypocrisy – When we are not with the extended family, our children hear complaints and gossips about grandparents, uncles, aunties, cousins and nephews. The words are filled with anger, jealousy and sarcasm. During CNY, they see parents’ facial expressions change and sweetest words come out “naturally”  from the lips – they are seeing the hypocrisy and they hate it. What the parents ignore or despise, the children reject. The antidote is to be REAL. We live a life which always give honest credit and praise to our extended family members, stop all the striving and jealousy among siblings but be thankful for each one of them.
  4. 父母虚伪的品格 – 当我们的延伸家庭成员不在身边的时候,孩子听见的都是一些对他们不满的埋怨和闲话。话语中充满着愤怒,妒忌和讥讽。农历新年一到,他们看见父母马上换了另一副嘴脸,好听的话很“自然”挂在嘴边 – 孩子看到的是虚伪,他们讨厌这种嘴脸。父母所忽视和轻视的,孩子就会拒绝。解决的方法就是活得真实。我们愿意常常衷心赞美延伸家庭成员的好,停止所有的彼此争竞和妒忌,也为他们来感恩。
  5. The influence of Western individualistic culture – The Western education and culture is mostly based on a self-centred operational mode. When parents are not placing importance to the value of community (which is one of the core value of Chinese or oriental culture), mutual love and generosity of blessing others, we should not be surprised by our children’s inclination of living a life looking at their own interest only. They will abhor any inconvenience arising from interacting with extended family which does not bring “benefits” to them. The small amount of money inside the red packets does not worth their effort to endure the inconveniences. The antidote is to teach community and oriental value by living examples. We practice generosity by giving to family and friends’ needs, encourage to live inconveniently for the sake of others, constantly remind our children of the positive value and root of the oriental culture and not idolising the Western culture and value (though they do have many good parts for us to learn from)
  6. 西方个人主义的影响 – 西方的教育和文化常常以自我为出发点。当父母不再把社群价值观(它是中国和东方文化的核心价值),彼此相爱和慷慨祝福他人的美好品格视为重要,我们不能责怪孩子活出处处只为自己的自私。他们会鄙视任何毫无利益且又带来不方便的相处时间,就算是新年红包里少许的金钱也不足以让他们去承受那么一点点的不便。解决的方式是以身作则,教导他们东方传承的社群文化。我们慷慨解囊帮助有需要的亲戚和朋友,鼓励他们愿意为了别人的好处而忍受一点不方便,不断提醒孩子外国的月亮不比本地的更圆更亮 (虽然西方文化也有值得我们学习的),东方文化和我们的根里面有许多值得我们去学习和传承的正面价值。

Of course there are many more reasons and ways of helping our children to appreciate CNY and the cultural value therein. You are welcome to give your suggestions via the comment in this post.

Our CNY tradition - Dim Sum brunch

Our CNY tradition – Dim Sum brunch

Above all, LOVE is the main reason for us to celebrate CNY. We want to share our love with our extended family members. We want to full heartedly wish them goodwill and blessings.

诚然,我们有很多其他的方法来帮助我们年轻的孩子去欣赏农历新年和这个节日所包含的精华。我欢迎你们在这篇贴子下留言提供你们宝贵的意见。

最重要的是:爱是我们欢庆农历新年的原因。我们愿意跟家人亲戚和朋友分享爱,衷心祝福他们。

A Christian friend share this CNY song with me via his FB. It was composed by his church friends. I love it – CNY is a time we recount God’s grace and blessings and be thankful in our hearts. CNY is also a time we want to share with our extended family members, relatives and friends the love of Jesus as we experience it daily.

一个基督徒朋友在面子书分享了这首他教会会友所编写的贺岁歌曲。我很喜欢 – 农历新年是我们回想神的恩典和祝福,且怀感恩的心来赞美他。农历新年,我们也要跟亲朋戚友分享耶稣的爱 – 因为我们每天都经历耶稣的爱!

I hope you enjoy this new CNY song – 蒙福

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There’s a new world somewhere

I was so thrilled to get this link from Brother Kim Voon this morning.

If you are in my age group (i.e. 50’s and 60’s), you remember those times when we sang this song in Christian Fellowship. The song spells out and declare with confidence that our hope is in Christ because we have this relationship with Him. Praise God!

I really hope you enjoy this song. For the “not so old”, please listen to it and you will be surprised by the kind of songs your parents or grandparents loved.

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Love with actions 有行动的爱

This mother who had no experience of taking a flight, could not speak English or any other foreign language……..and yet she could overcome all obstacles – just to bring some Chinese herbs for her daughter who has just given birth to a baby.

What has motivated this mother to do this? LOVE!

Love has been degraded so much nowadays that we can say it easily……but true love takes courage and action.

The bible encourages us love not by mere words but by action.

Thank God that He is a loving God with action – He sacrificed His only Son for love for men.

I hope you enjoy this Chinese video……. and remember to take courage and love in action.

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Only Jesus can give us BOTH

 

“To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to have both? That’s perfection.” By Timothy Killer

Who can offer us both? Only Jesus!images1

 

“让不懂得自己的人爱着是件很安慰的事,可是这种爱很肤浅。他若懂得你却不爱你的人,那是可怕的事。如果我们能够拥有两者呢?那就太完美了。”

谁能让我们拥有两者呢?唯有耶稣!

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When I cannot see 看不见的时候

一首非常经典的诗歌!

人生未免有起落。

走在高山,有欢欣跳跃的时候;走在低谷,有沮丧疑惑的时候 – 不管你是信徒或不是,这些都是无可避免的真实。

圣经从来没有应许我们天常蓝,花常开,它却告诉我们在苦难和疑惑的道路上,这位慈爱的主牵着我们的手一步一脚印地走过,这不就已经足够了吗?

基督徒无法改变环境,除非神有更高的旨意,他不会刻意去改变自然的定律。

当暴风骤雨的患难中,我们是埋怨神不拯救我们脱离苦难?还是依靠主带领我们走过苦难呢?

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Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition in Taiwan 死海古卷展览

 与您分享台北信基大楼的“死海古卷展览”

 

我们的信仰根基在于主的话语。信仰里面包含基督徒个人很主观的经历,也有上帝允许留下来的客观证据。

虽然我们的信仰绝对不是扎根在考古和出土文献中,它们也给了我们历史的佐证,不会让人觉得基督教只是神话一桩,与民间传统神话一样没有客观的依据。

希望你能有点时间观看这段介绍影片和下面的叙述。神祝福你。

 

以色列死海古卷展,是今年臺灣基督徒的年度盛事,由臺灣福音書房、臺灣基督徒信仰研究學會和基督教論壇基金會共同主辦。官方網站如下:http://dssexpo.info/

延長展期:
一 10/30(四)~11/1(六)每天11:00~18:00
二 11/7(五)至11/29(六)期間,每週五、週六、週一11:00~18:00
雖然展出的內容十分吸引人,但仍有許多讀者不克前往,並向水深之處反映,希望能夠分享相關內容。正好水深之處的同仁們也配搭了這次的服事,可以近距離觀察;為了服務讀者,我們挑選了一些圖片,佐以簡單的說明,希望能為大家提供一幅鳥瞰圖。

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A word from Spurgeon

If you cannot trust God for the temporal, how dare you trust him for the eternal? – Spurgeon
你若无法在短暂的今天信靠神;你怎么可以理直气壮地说自己在永恒的事上信靠他呢?- 司布真

How true! This is our common blind spot. We believe and trust Jesus for eternal life and salvation…….but we cannot even trust him for today’s problem. Our problems and issues become so much bigger than Jesus when it comes to bolts and nuts of living. Pray that we are strengthened by the Holy Spirit to truly believe and trust Him.
诚然,这经常是我们的盲点。我们相信耶稣赐我们永生和救赎。。。。可是我们却无法相信耶稣能在今天的事上帮助我们。在日常作息的时候,我们的问题和挑战大过耶稣!祈求圣灵赐我们力量来真正相信信靠他!
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Amazing Langkawi Beach

It was an amazing and relaxing holiday!

Most of the other vacations I had were joining a travel tour, trying to capture as many beautiful shots of the places and absorbing as much “information” about the places (which I forget 90% of it after a few months or even weeks).

This holiday is different. It was a self-drive holiday to Langkawi and Penang from 21st – 28th July, 2014.

Of course we did not miss the classical tourist attractions, but we spent much time just to enjoy a swim in the sea or in the hotel’s pool, find some interesting eating places where we could devour the food plus chat about anything and everything.

The following shot was taken by Wynne. I love it because of the relax atmosphere depicted here.

Lankkawi

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Yummy Dim Sum Places – It can be where memory resides

嗨,朋友,

如果你跟我一样喜欢吃点心,这个帖子就正适合你了。

吃点心曾经是我们家庭每周一次的活动。打从我懂事以来,我们每个星期都会去吃点心早餐或午餐。当年我们都喜欢到“美伦酒店”(现在的Concode Hotel)的文华殿。直到我们都成长了,我们的家才不再有这样的习惯了。

Damansara Jaya 锦选的点心也曾经是我和爸爸妈妈每个星期天早上到教会之前的必光顾之地。我们吃得不多,但是皮蛋瘦肉粥,凤爪,叉烧包和芝麻枣是他们不能缺少的四种点心。有时候,我很懊恼,为什么爸妈不尝试新的口味呢?现在我明白了,老年人抗拒改变,他们喜欢同样的事物,他们比较容易掌握。

时光不再,我现在想在星期天跟他们吃点心的机会都没有了。自从爸爸中风以后,他行动不方便,主日也就没有再跟我们到教会崇拜。每次我驾车经过“锦选”,我的心都会抽动一下,因为那段逝去的日子已经是一个我们共同的回忆。当然,我们还是可以带他们去吃点心,毕竟那已经不再一样,那不再是每周一次,爸爸也无法像以前一样尽情地吃,有时候还得我们把肉撕成小块才能进食。

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Wish You Were There? I love to be there!

33 Unbelievable Places To Visit

God has created an amazing planet earth. Some of the most beautiful places here could make you breathless when you see them. There is no other alternative but to travel around and see them with your own eyes. Travel has always been my first choice of spending my free time and affordable money (if I have some).

I came across these 33 photos of beautiful places on this planet earth. Some of them I have seen them, like the amazing “Avatar Tianzi mountain” in zhangjiajie, China, the Reed Flute Cave in Guilin, China and the Pamukkale hot spring in Turkey. However there are still 30 others I have not seen.

I hop you enjoy these photos as much as I do.

The original post can be found by clicking HERE.

33 Unbelievable Places To Visit Before You Die. I Can’t Believe These Actually Exist On Earth…

Mark Pygas
So many other-worldly places exist right on our planet, and we never even knew about it. Here are 33 landmarks that look like paintings and scenes from science fiction movies.

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

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During the rainy season, the world’s largest salt flat becomes the world’s largest mirror. The Salar was born when several prehistoric lakes joined into one. The salt flat is so reflective, it’s used to calibrate satellites.

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Manchester becoming the best city in the UK!

Yay! My “Second Home” Made It To The Top!

My daughter, Wynne, shared this article with me. I didn’t know that my “second home” (See here for previous blog) is becoming the best city in the UK.

Am I glad? Yes and no.

Yes – it becomes famous, not only because of the two football clubs, namely Manchester United and Manchester City, but it has other well balanced attractions in history, arts, modern entertainment and cultures.

No – with the Malaysian ringgit earning capacity, it may be becoming too expensive for me to visit this city.

Anyway, congratulations Manchester, I am proud of your progress and development since I left you in 1987.

You may view this article’s original blog entry here.

8 reasons Manchester is the best city in the UK

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Photography as a hobby – anyone?

I have been trying to learn photography, not so much I want to take professional-looking photos to impress others, it’s more that I want to take reasonably good pictures family activities, church events and my holidays. However, I always find it hard to pick up my camera. Time is such a scarce resource that I hardly find enough of it to rest, not to mention the luxury of taking a few hours strolling around with camera.

Someone told me when you have a will there is a way. I admit I don’t have enough passion for photography to sacrifice my other activities. However, there are specific times when we go for holidays. I would surely not miss the opportunity to experiment and try taking reasonable shots. If you are like me, hard to find time in your normal busy schedule to play with your camera set, don’t have enough passion to sacrifice others for this hobby – don’t loose heart, just learn the skills naturally when you are away from your normal routines – holidays and traveling. I am yet to form the habit to bring my camera along in my normal days.

I find the blog post below good for inspiration and motivation that we should not give up the hobby. You can find the original post here: http://digital-photography-school.com/3-tips-on-how-to-approach-photography-as-a-hobby/

One day we will be surprised that we can actually take good pictures that even amaze us.

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Best Cha Siew in town

I came across this blog. It is informative and will satisfy all cha siew (Cantonese BBQ pork) lovers in Klang valley.

The post was blogged by Open Rice and its website is http://my.openrice.com/info/landing/index.html

You will find different cuisines from diverse cultures.It’s handy when you want to find something to eat and yet run out of ideas.

Enjoy!

*The restaurants/stalls mentioned here are not halal

OpenRice Malaysia, Char Siew, Char Siu, Best, Klang Valley, Meng Kee, Siu Siu, Overseas, Tian Hong, Soo Kee, Char Siew Yoong, Peel Road, Choon Yien, Spring Golden, Famous Seremban Favourites, Toast & Roast

Char Siew or Cantonese Style BBQ Pork is so delicious that it, in my personal opinion, represents the peak of Cantonese Cuisine. The best Char Siew is normally prepared using pork loin with a good ratio of fat and lean meat. The pork loin is cut in strips, marinated with sauce, and roasted with an oven until the meat is juicy and slightly burnt at the edges. Some restaurants, such as Meng Kee and Soo Kee, are still using charcoal fire to roast the meat, producing Char Siew that is even more fragrant and finger-licking good!

Here is a useful guide to the 10 best Char Siew in the Klang Valley (click the restaurant name for info and OpenRice members’ reviews):

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