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That’s Penang – Penang Botanical Garden 槟城植物园

走走写写槟城,乐趣无穷!

 至今已有126年历史的槟州植物园是所有大自然爱好者的天堂!

在这里晨跑,往往会遇上Hofmann先生。长得高高瘦瘦,顶着一头白发,从远处便很容易一眼把他认出来。Hofmann先生和我在同一个部门工作,是我们的经理之一。取了个香港太太,定居在槟城好多年啰!别看他年纪老了,他可是槟城大桥国际马拉松赛的常客呢!我们这些年轻的,唉!别说了,还要好好努力才行…

翠绿的山头,碧蓝的天空,在略带冷意的清晨,那种清爽宜人的感觉,让人痴迷陶醉。

瀑布桥两侧的矮墙长满了青苔

枯叶静静的躺在鲜绿色的青苔上显得格外起眼,而青苔只做了小小的陪衬。

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Filed under: 我爱槟城

碎碎念(2)

最恶劣的环境,困扰不了一个有抱负的人!

最苦的遭遇,折磨不了一个有志气的人!

Filed under: 碎碎念

Gossip

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说到2009奥斯卡,很多人都会想到Slumdog Millionaire。其实,你知道吗?这一届奥斯卡还有一部很不错的最佳影片提名电影 — 《Doubt》。故事背景是发生在60年代的纽约。整套戏围绕着教会学校校长老修女Sister Aloysius和神父Father Brendan Flynn。校长怀疑神父猥亵教会的学生。面对校长豪无根据的指控,神父及力为自己辨护。单看Meryl Streep这位老戏骨,再加上影帝Philip Seymour Hoffman的演出,这部戏包你看了不会失望。

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戏里有好几个片段非常发人深省。其中一段说到神父在一场布道(sermon)上,非常技巧的利用小故事来反击诋毁自己声誉的校长和年轻修女。他说:

A woman was gossiping with her friend about a man whom they hardly knew – I know none of you have ever done this.

That night, she had a dream: A great hand appeared over her and pointed down on her. She was immediately seized with an overwhelming sense of guilt.

The next day she went to confession. She got the old parish priest, Father O’Rourke, and she told him the whole thing.

‘Is gossiping a sin?’ she asked the old man. ‘Was that God All Mighty’s hand pointing down at me? Should I ask for your absolution? Father, have I done something wrong?’

‘Yes,’ Father O’Rourke answered her. ‘Yes, you ignorant, badly-brought-up female. You have blamed false witness on your neighbor. You played fast and loose with his reputation, and you should be heartily ashamed.’

So, the woman said she was sorry, and asked for forgiveness.

‘Not so fast,’ says O’Rourke. ‘I want you to go home, take a pillow upon your roof, cut it open with a knife, and return here to me.’

So, the woman went home, took a pillow off her bed, a knife from the drawer, went up the fire escape to her roof, and stabbed the pillow. Then she went back to the old parish priest as instructed.

‘Did you cut the pillow with a knife?’ he says.

‘Yes, Father.’

‘And what were the result?’

‘Feathers,’ she said.

‘Feathers?’ he repeated.

‘Feathers everywhere, Father.’

‘Now I want you to go back and gather up every last feather that flew out onto the wind,’

‘Well,’ she said, ‘it can’t be done. I don’t know where they went. The wind took them all over.’

‘And that,’ said Father O’Rourke, ‘is GOSSIP!’

怎么样?爱八卦散播遥言的人肯定有所感想,不是吗?

Filed under: 好嘢分享

老菩萨

昨晚在楼下倒垃圾时,见到一位大约有六七十岁的老太太,正在垃圾桶中翻找东西。走近一看,我认得这位老太太,她与我是住同一座公寓的。我上前问她是否丢失了什么。她笑笑的说:“我在看看有没有纸皮报纸什么的。你有不要的吗?”我说现在没有。老太太接着解释:“我回收这些东西,卖了赚一点钱好拿来做布施。”顿了一会又说:“儿子有给我钱,但是我想多做一些事,靠自己赚点钱。回收不止对我们的环境好,又能帮助别人。不瞒你说,我把所赚到的分两半,一半给自己,另一半买些干粮之类的送去老人院。儿子很支持。每次都是他帮我一起送过去的。”

心里感到忏愧。虽然环保我是做了不少,但是从来没有想过用这种最直接的方法来关爱社会。在今天这个人情冷漠的社会上,难能有一位如此的老菩萨,一心奉献,这是爱,是大爱。

Filed under: 生活随笔

国庆感言

 52年了,一路走来不易。

种族宗教一次又一次被政治把玩。

政治利益总比人民意愿来得更重要。

贪污课题永远没完没了。

有了一句“1 Malaysia”,那又如何?

难道我们的政治人物就能够

脑袋敏捷一点,

思维成熟一点,

视野放远一点,

做事醒目一点,

良心有多一点,

废话少说一点,

骗话减到零…

还有,还有,私心贪念都去掉???

可能吗?

祝马来西亚52年国庆快乐!

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(槟州G Hotel的国庆设计。路过把它拍下。)

Filed under: 小市民看政治

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