Monday, October 15, 2018

Cancer can be prevented. 癌症是可以避免的。


Do you know between 30-50% of all cancer cases are preventable?
I'm not some cancer research specialist, but merely sharing what I've heard and learnt from others.
Valuable knowledge needs to be shared to be useful.

Check out WHO website on cancer prevention here!

Recently heard that a high cancer marker friend has started taking these 3 products and her cancer market dropped significantly when she went back for her doc review.
Initially, she was supposed to go for womb removal surgery and now she can be spared of it.

I got interested to know more about these 3 products because my dad passed away because of cancer and we all know cancer is one of the top killers in Singapore.
I have a lot of dreams and many people to take care of and definitely is not willing to be hit by cancer, thus prevention is always better than cure.

Ever since I've heard what my friend mentioned and through my own research on what individual product can do to help, I've been taking them diligently.
However, supplements being supplements, they are not here to prevent or cure your illness.
Keeping a healthy lifestyle and body still works best!

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你是否知道 30-50% 的癌症病例是可以避免的?
我並非甚麼癌症研究專家,純粹想要把自己聽到與學到的與大家分享。
寶貴的知識要分享出去才有用。

通過世界衛生組織的網站了解如何預防癌症!

最近聽說一位高癌症指數的朋友開始服用這3種產品後,回去接受醫學評估時,她的癌症指數顯著下降。

她原本應該去逕行切除子宮手術,現在她可以免去。


因為我父親是因癌症去世,而我們都知道癌症是新加坡其中排名最高的殺手之一,這便引起我有興趣去了解更多關於這三種產品的信息。

我有很多夢想和許多人還要照顧,絕對不願意被癌症相中,因此預防勝於治療。

自從我聽到了我的朋友的分享以及通過我自己對各個產品本身的議處加以研究,我就每天很勤勞地在服用。

然而,保養品終究只是保養品,它們不是為了預防或治愈您的疾病的。

保持健康的生活方式和身體仍然是最好的!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

SSA Youth Summit 2018! SSA 青年峰會 2018!



Youth Summit as been over for a few days and I finally managed to settle down to blog about my feelings and thoughts.

Over the past 3-4 months of training, I have learnt and definitely gained a lot.

Through the discussion meetings, I have learnt more about this religion - Soka and it helps to build my faith in practicing, at the same time shares about this religion.

With the absolute victory of this Youth Summit, there are a lot of people I have to thank.

Firstly, it is my family who gave me both the emotional and physical support.
They accommodated my training hours by planning meal times around them and also came down on 22nd Aug 18 for the full dress rehearsal.
Half way through the show, it started raining heavily and they were drenched.
However, instead of complaining, they told me our performance was great!

Of course, not forgetting these friends who came to support me on 26th Aug 18.
Ariel, Tricia, Jade, Xinhui, Jaylce, Cindy and Yvaine.

There are friends who wished they could attend but had programs on, your sincere thoughts, I truly feel them all.

A big thank you to Joey who brought me into this religion, Jiayang and Shisong who took time off to have a dialogue with me.

All the trainers, especially Mac who encouraged me to practice the dance steps at home and Giorgios who offered extra training for those who have difficulties catching up.

Not forgetting Bernice, who saw the helpless me having difficulties turning my flag and demonstrated patiently while guiding me through the movements.

The coincidental discovery of my colleague, Xiaojing who happened to be a Soka member and the dialogue we had also helped to raise my faith in this religion.

Then there's Raymond who's there to provide words of encouragement at all training, the MD and WD who came down to provide us with refreshments, chanted and encouraged us for the Youth Summit.

Last but not least, all the back stage helpers, the youths who participated and the wonderful audience who make this Youth Summit an absolute success!!!

青年峰會結束了幾天,而我終於能夠靜下心來把自己的感受與想法放上部落格。

經過過去的三到四個月的訓練,我學習到很多並有著滿滿的收穫。

通過討論會議,我學習到很多關於創價這個宗教的知識,這也大大提升我對修行與分享這個宗教的信心。

青年峰會獲得絕對勝利這一事,我有好多想要感謝的人。

首先就是給予我心靈與實際支持的家人們。
他們圍繞著我的訓練時間來安排一家人的吃飯時間並在八月二十二日總彩排當天親自到場支持我。
節目進行到一半的時候,竟然下起滂沱大雨把他們都淋溼了。
他們不但沒有向我發牢騷,還說我們的表演很棒!

當然也不能忘了在八月二十六日到場來支持我的朋友們。
她們是 Ariel, Tricia, Jade, Xinhui, Jaylce, Cindy and Yvaine.

還有一群因為已經安排好節目而無法到場參與的朋友們,你們的真心祝福我已感受到了。

特別感謝 Joey 帶我入會,以及 Jiayang 與 Shisong 特地抽空與我進行對話。

當然還有勞苦功高的教練們,尤其是鼓勵我回家不斷練習舞步的 Mac 還有為那些跟不上的學員安排多餘訓練的 Giorgios.

也不忘當初看到無助的我在無奈地揮著旗子時,主動耐性地示範並帶著我揮動旗子的 Bernice.

那一場意外發現同事,曉靖也是創價學會的會員並與她的對話讓我對這個宗教的信念更大的提升。

還有就是每一次訓練都給予我們信心鼓勵的 Raymond 以及幫忙安排食物,為我們唱提與鼓勵我們的壯年與婦人部。

最後,也要感激幕後的所有工作人員,參與這次青年峰會的成員與前來觀賞的觀眾們,沒有你們青年峰會不可能圓滿地舉行!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Prayers for others! 為他人唱題!


25/08/18 :-
When you pray for others, you find no excuse to skip!
當你為了他人唱題,你沒有藉口不施行!

Was having a dialogue with a young lady recently. In terms of age, she's 12 years my junior.
However, when we talk about being a Soka member, she has definitely more than 12 years of Buddha's wisdom, courage and compassion as compared to me.
We had an interesting dialogue.

She mentioned that she was grateful that throughout her growing up years, other than having to chant for good results and passing all her exams smoothly, she has not encountered personal issues which required her to chant to resolve them.
It is definitely a good thing.

She shared that she believes you do not need to wait for things to happen before you start chanting, you can always accumulate blessings as you chant daily.
These accumulated blessings may just help you in future when you needed them most.

Throughout the years of chanting, she has also been chanting for her friends to come talk to her when they have issues to be resolved and indeed they did.
She's glad that they have chosen to speak with her and she was able to encourage them in one way or another.

During one of the sharing sessions by the adult division, a Women Division member also shared how and why we should be chanting for others.
Since then, I started including others in my prayers and it work miracles on me.

I have a sense of great responsibility when I started chanting for other people's happiness and health.
Even when I returned home late and all I wanted was to shower and get to sleep, I do not allow myself to do so until I am done with evening gongyo and prayers for the day.

The sense of achievement you received when you see wonders starting to work for those you pray for is beyond what words can describe.

不久前,與一位女生對話。論年齡,她比我年輕12歲。但是說到入信創價學會與擁有佛的智慧,勇氣與慈悲,她絕對超越我至少12年以上。那天的對話挺有趣的。

她向我述說自己很慶幸在成長的歲月裡,除了唱題要考到好成績並順利通過所有考試之外,她還沒經歷任何大風大浪需要靠唱題來解決的。這絕對是件好事。

她也分享我們無須等到事情發生後才來唱題,我們是因該通過每日的唱題來累積福報。
這些累積的福報會在將來我們最需要的時候幫到我們的。

這幾年的唱題中,她常常會祈求朋友如果有困難時可以來找她談,而她們也都有來找她。
她也感到欣慰朋友選擇與她交談而她也能從中鼓勵他們。

在一次的分享會中,也有一位婦人部的會員與我們分享如何為何需要為他人唱題。
那一天起,我開始為別人唱題而奇妙的事發生了。

我開始從為別人的幸福快樂與健康唱題中得到巨大的責任感。
偶爾遲回到家,真的好想洗完澡就鑽進自己的被窩裡。但我總是不應許自己完成唱題之前入眠。

那一份從為別人唱題而看到奇蹟發生在他們身上所得到的滿足感確實是言語無法形容的。

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Prove yourself, Strawberry Generation! 證明自己吧,草莓族!



28/06/18 :-
Strawberry generation, have a strong mind and take positive actions!
草莓族,思維要強並採取正面行動!

A little incident happened this afternoon and I cannot help wondering.
Decided to blog a little thought so as to remind myself how to raise a strong kid in future.

Entrepreneurship is never easy, everyone knows that.
I respect all start-up business as well, which is why I will attend any business presentations people ask me to evaluate.

"We do not know what we do not know." is something I strongly believe in.
Not till you give somebody a chance to show you what you may not know or something you thought you know it all, do not assumed.

There is always something to learn from people around us.
Even if what they showed you is not something you are interested in, I believe you will have some takeaway from the whole event.

Have an open mind and most importantly, play fair.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, it is not friendly to use your power or authority to create an unfair playing ground.

今天發生了一個小插曲讓我不自禁思考起來。
決定把想法記錄下來以便提醒自己將來應該如何培育自己堅強的孩子。

創業不簡單,人人知曉。
我尊重每一個新創的企業,這也是為何有人邀請我評估任何生意我都會參與分享會。

“我們不知道我們所不知道的。” 這是我秉持的原則。
在你還未給他人一個機會展示一件你可能不知曉或覺得自己已經很了解的事物前,不要自我假設。

周遭的每個人都有值得我們學習的地方。
即使他們展示的事物是你不感興趣的,從中一定也會學到些有用的知識。

保持一個開放的心態,更重要的是要公平競賽。
每一個人都有發言的自由,濫用自己的權利或權威來營造一個不公平的環境非君子之行為。


Want to know if you fall into the generalization of Strawberry Generation based on the viewpoint of the author who wrote below article, check out the link below.
想知道自己是否陷入以下文章的作者認為的一般草莓族,可以點擊網址。
https://bit.ly/2yT2zP2

Monday, April 09, 2018

有捨才有得。Give before you take.


08/04/18 :-
有捨才有得。
Give before you take.

這句話是如此的簡單但如此地難以做到。
最近在身邊發生了不少事情,也遇到了不少人,讓我有所感觸。
有一部分的人在某種場合,考量某個決定,對待某些人時,腦海第一件事就是問,“這對我有甚麼好處?”
為甚麼會是捨得而不是得捨就是因為在我們能夠割捨後才有可能得到。

本身帶有點 “多管閒事” 的自己總是學不會對別人的求助說不。
在一年多前接觸了這個從台灣來的遊戲卡後,開始找身邊的朋友來個一對一的交流。
續之前完成的#project1983eagleivan 之後,今年 2018 也給了自己一個新的挑戰就是要再次與83個人玩這副遊戲卡。

因為之前3個月忙著工作與其它瑣碎的事,進展的幅度不大,所以至今只玩了4 場。
當我開始想要邀約朋友一起玩這遊戲卡時,遇到的問題就是,“你為甚麼要找我玩?有甚麼目的/理由?”

我相信施比受更有福,之前友人第一次跟我玩了之後,我獲益良多,所以想讓更多人從中受益。
每一個人從這遊戲得到的收穫都不一樣,我也沒有辦法很詳細地讓你知道又或者保證你一定會得到些什麼。

而遇到那些堅信我一定是想從他們身上獲益的朋友,我唯一的理由或許也只是希望從你們的故事裡取得靈感。
當我有時間能夠報名上小寒老師的專業歌詞班的課時,我能夠從回憶資料庫裡拿出你們的故事當作題材,希望寫出一些感人的歌。。。

你願意與我玩一場遊戲牌嗎? =)

This is such a simple statement yet so hard to achieve.
I had several encounters and also met some people recently which gave me this thought.
There are people where in certain occasions, making certain decisions or when dealing with certain people, the first thing which comes to mind is, "How is this going to benefit me?"
I believe, there's a reason why we say "Give and Take" instead of "Take and Give"; only by giving will you be able to receive and take something.

With a "busybody" character, I find it pretty difficult to say no to other people's request for help.
More than a year ago, after my first encounter with this set of cards from Taiwan, I started inviting friends to have a one-to-one exchange session with me.
Following the #project1983eagleivan, I have set a new challenge for myself in year 2018, that is to play this set of cards with 83 people.

As I was caught up with work and other miscellaneous stuff in the first 3 months, progress was pretty slow and I only managed to play with 4 people.
When I started to invite friends to play this card with me, a common question I was being asked, "Why do you want to play with me? What is your motive/reason?"

I believe that it's better to give than to receive, after my friend played with me for the first time, I felt that I benefited a lot from the game and is hoping to "pay it forward".
Different people benefited differently from this game, thus I am unable to specifically let you know or guarantee what can you bring back from this.

Having met with some persistent friends who insisted that I must be wanting to gain something from them, the only reason I can give you is that I hope to gain inspiration from your stories.
When I have the time to enroll in Teacher Xiao Han's professional lyrics writing course, I would then be able to retrieve from my memory jar and use your stories as inspiration, hoping to write some touching songs...

Are you willing to play a game of cards with me? =)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Single ought to have a choice too. 單身也該有選擇。


14/02/18 :-
Single ought to have a choice too. 
單身也該有選擇。

It's the day of the year once more...
Ivan's target of getting married has been shifted from 30 to 35.
In a blink of an eye...
I am turning 35 this year.

Friends around me started asking and even "push" me to take whoever happens to come into my life.
Same goes for other single friends of me receiving the same treatment from their friends as well.
As much as we appreciate your sweet and kind thoughts, please note that we are happy you found the one and has someone to spend today with.

HOWEVER, JUST BECAUSE WE ARE STILL SINGLE, IT DEFINITELY DOESN'T MEAN WE OUGHT TO SIMPLY TAKE WHOEVER COMES ALONG, WE OUGHT TO HAVE A CHOICE TO CHOOSE RIGHT?

We would rather wait (in your eyes, wasting time) for the right one than having to mend our broken hearts over the wrong ones.
So, while you are busy searching for ideas on the most romantic and worthwhile dinner dates, allow us to enjoy peaceful single moments.

My friend was just disturbing me that I know not how to say NO to people.
So, don't try to confess to me on this day.
You may be the first to teach me how to say NO.

又是一年的這麼一天。。。
家樂原定30歲要結婚的目標已移到35歲。
就在一轉眼間。。。
今年的我就35歲了。

周遭的朋友就開始追問並推我接受那些剛好進入我人生的人們。
同樣的,我身邊其他單身的朋友也被他們的朋友如此對待。
我們絕對感激你們的好意,我們也為你找到那一位能陪你度過今天的人而開心。

但是,我們雖然單身,不代表任何進入我們生命的人我們都應該接受,我們至少有選擇的權利吧?

我們寧願等待(在你眼裡的浪費時間) 對的人出現,也不願為了錯的人修復破碎的心。
所以,在你忙著尋找浪漫與實惠的晚餐約會的當兒,請讓我們享受單身的平靜。

前幾天,友人作弄我說我學不會對他人說不。
所以,請別在今天向我告白。
你也許會是第一個教會我說不的人。

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Life is unpredictable, treasure the moment! 生命無常,珍惜當下!


02/01/18 :-
Life is unpredictable, treasure the moment!
生命無常,珍惜當下!

I have seen a similar photo being forwarded in social media sometime ago.
Since then, it has made me think a lot about life and I have wanted to blog about it.

However, time never seem enough for me to sit down and pen my thoughts down.
So much has happened within a short span of time to people around me, I think it is high time I sit down to blog my feelings and thoughts.
At the same time, hopefully it serves as a gentle reminder to the  readers of this blog.

I bet most of us have always hold this thought in our minds, "I still have tons of time left, I can do this later (tomorrow, next week, month, year, etc)."
It may be true today, tomorrow or next week.
But, how long more can this sentence of "I still have time" stay true?

Even if we say the average lifespan of a person is 75 years old.
What makes us think we really can do so?
Have we truly give a thought on this?

When our mobile phones go out of battery, we can always charge it.
Most of us never stop to think how much life battery do we have left.

Theoretically, children should outlive their parents.
We ought to know in reality, things might not go as smoothly.

Take some quiet moments on your own and think about this.
If I were to leave tomorrow,
- Is there any family member or friend I wished I have met up with?
- Is there anyone I wish I have expressed my feelings for?
- Do I have any apology I have yet to make or accept?
- Are there any dreams I have not fulfilled?

We may not leave this world today, tomorrow or next week, but someday, we will.
Do not leave this world with regrets.

I shall end with one of my fave songs of 2017 - 閻奕格 Janice Yan - 《閻羅王 Grim Reaper》

之前在社交媒體上就看過類似的照片被分享。
當時的我思考了人生的好多事情,也一直想說把它寫到部落格裡。

可是,好像總是沒有足夠的時間讓我好好地坐下來把思緒給寫下來。
不過在短短的時間內,在我周遭突然發生了太多的事情,我覺得是時候把我自己的感想與想法寫出來。
同時,希望也能藉此提醒我部落格的讀者們。

想必我們很多人都常常這麼想,“我的時間還很多,這件事可以遲一點 (明天,下個星期,月,年等等) 再做。”
今天,明天甚至下個星期,這也許是對的。
但是一句,“我還有時間” 能夠說多久?

倘若我們假設一個人平均能夠活到75歲。
你又憑甚麼認為我們真的可以做到?
我們是否認真思考過這議題?

手機沒電時,我們可以為它充電。
但是大多數的人們從未思考過自己的生命電力剩下多少。

理論上,孩子都應該比父母長命。
但我們也應該知道,現實未必如此。

不妨一個人花點時間獨自安靜地去思考片刻。
如果明天我即將離去,
- 我是否有想見的家人或朋友卻遲遲沒有約出來?
- 是不是有還未表白的對象?
- 有沒有還沒說出或接受的道歉?
- 有甚麼夢想還來不及實現嗎?

或許,今天,明天或下個星期,我們還不會離開人世,但總有一天我們會的。
別帶著遺憾離開人世。

讓我以我在2017年其中一首我很喜歡的歌當作結尾 - 閻奕格 Janice Yan - 《閻羅王 Grim Reaper》