用一块石头杀死两只鸟?

用一块石头杀死两只鸟?

挑战一个人是否可以实现以下通用习俗的挑战。[Google translate]

用一块石头杀死两只鸟?挑战一个人是否可以实现以下通用习俗的挑战。

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用一块石头杀死两只鸟意味着同时实现两件事。但这不必停在两个!例如:
在精神疾病的早期,安娜曾经派人肯尼斯(Kenneth进行陶器和陶土工作。考虑到一项活动,至少要实现五个目标。他们是;-
1. 从功能上来说,肯尼思进行捏合并手动制作粘土块是有益的。他在陶轮上塑造碗形,给陶土上釉。当然,他会骄傲地看着他的成品,烧制的,有光泽的,有时甚至是形状不均匀的产品

2. 肯尼斯(Kenneth)不想与人社交和沟通,否则他很少与之交谈。 [并且有一个非语言自闭症女孩。偶尔会瞥一眼和做出]

3. 这些活动使他专注于当下。他们要劝阻他不要自言自语

4. 监督肯尼斯在黏土作品中的工作虽然很麻烦,但重要的是他们的方便

5. 安娜自己是一名艺术家她自己也在学习一种新的爱好!雕刻的女士[]是其中的一件。这个爱好给安娜带来了很多快乐

A wonderful stroke of luck…

Photo by Jill Wellington on Pexels.com

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want, is a wonderful stroke of luck!

Dalai Lama

 “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us. ” – Alexander Graham Bell

Similarly, “to reach a port, we must sail- sail, not tie at anchor- sail, not drift.”  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945

Ever felt that way about life choices and happenings in choosing a partner or a career, or even friends?

Looking positively at life!

Kejayaan yang luar biasa …

Ingat bahawa kadang-kadang tidak mendapat apa yang anda mahukan, adalah kejayaan yang luar biasa! - Dalai Lama 
"Apabila satu pintu ditutup, pintu lain terbuka; tetapi kita sering kelihatan begitu lama dan sangat menyesal di pintu tertutup sehingga kita tidak melihat pintu yang telah dibuka untuk kita. - Alexander Graham Bell
Begitu juga, "untuk sampai ke pelabuhan, kita harus berlayar, tidak mengikat di pelabuhan, tidak melayang." Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945
Pernah merasa seperti itu mengenai pilihan hidup dan kejadian dalam memilih pasangan atau kerjaya, atau bahkan rakan?

Melihat kehidupan secara positif!

祝你好运…

请记住,有时候没能得到想要的东西,真是好运! – 达赖喇嘛

“一扇门关上,另一扇门打开;但是我们常常对关闭的门望而却步,以至于很遗憾,以至于看不到向我们敞开的那扇门。 ” –亚历山大·格雷厄姆·贝尔(Alexander Graham Bell)

同样,“要到达港口,我们必须航行,而不是在锚索上系绳,而不是漂流。”富兰克林·罗斯福(1882-1945)

在选择伴侣或职业,甚至是朋友时,是否曾经经历过人生选择和生活中的事情?

积极看待生活!

Si-anak kecil itu

Google translated from English to Malay with minimal editing by author.

Cerita ini adalah mengenai sokongan dan penolakan masyarakat terhadap orang yang sakit jiwa. [Destigmatisation of mentally ill].

A White Lie- about an ostomy

A White Lie- about an ostomy

Don’t tell lies, ever. No matter what – not even little white lies.Margaret Keane-mom

depicting the scene
Mr Ponusamy and daughter with a patient

(Bahasa Malaysia translation

(中文 Chinese translation)

Mr. Ponusamy was accompanied by his daughter

to see a stomaltherapist.

Although the care of his stoma

and the skin around it was excellent,

he made many complaints about them

It must have been difficult for him to accept

having a bag on his tummy to collect his faeces.

The surgeon would not reconnect his intestines

nor close the stoma as proposed  six months earlier.

“They said that it was a barium sulphate blockage in my colon.

But it has been removed already. They should be able to re-attach

the intestines and close this ‘thing’, this stoma,

so I can defecate naturally from my anus!

But they cannot give me a good reason

on why they won’t operate to revert my condition!”

The daughter called the stomaltherapist aside.

“All his children agreed and told the surgeon

not to tell him that he has cancer of the colon.

He is 88 years old and had two heart operations before! 

We are afraid that he may have another attack!”

“I’m retired, but I’m a well-read man. 

My fatigue or feeling tired all the times;

alternating bowel habits of diarrhoea and constipation;

sudden weight loss; blood in my stools;

all point out the signs and symptoms of cancer, aren’t they?”

“…you have just said it, yourself!

This is the report of your biopsy.

Yes, it’s true… “

Mr. Ponusamy kept quiet.

The two ladies glanced at each other, worriedly.

“Do keep an eye on your father at home!

Call me or your surgeon whenever necessary!”

During the following months,

Mr. Ponusamy would drop by the ward

whenever there were patients scheduled for ostomy surgeries.

His daughter would standby dutifully, from a distant,

as her father went on to explain systematically to a new patient

about how to care for a stoma.

We found a prolific speaker in him, too.

Mr. Ponusamy shared his experiences

at seminars for healthcare professionals

and patients with intestinal cancer and stomas.

“I have a successful career, loving children and grandchildren.

But, I would be happier if I was told the truth from the beginning

so that I can make plans and do the best I can, with the time I have left.”

A white lie, no matter how well intended it was meant to be,

should one tell or not tell, a white lie?

– Serena Chen S.P. @ TPTan –

26, October 2020

Silent supporters

Silent supporters

women at the meeting
Silent supporters (Photo by RF._.studio on Pexels.com)

I put a lot of effort into drawing cartoon for this video post. Then…

“Hmm, so many are viewing my video on “Fitting mental chips…” The traffic seems to be increasing of late!”
Then I stumbled upon a few bloggers who had been sharing my posts on other social media, no wonder!

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I am amazed with this blogging community!

Tourists’ Miss Is Our Gain!

Tourists’ Miss Is Our Gain!

Tourists fly thousands of kilometers to see exotic places.
The pristine corners of Port Dickson are ignored.
We have them all to ourselves.
We are not complaining, but feel it’s ironic. – Co-author Toh HL

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Travelling does not have to be expensive
if one cares to appreciate the treasures
around and near us!

Soak one’s self
in the serenity of nature’s beauty,
sounds of rhythmic rolling of waves,
and the distant cries of birds in the forest! – Chen S.P. @ TPTan

Baby goats in a row

Baby goats in a row ( a haiku)

Baby goats in a row – Haiku

This is a poem (Haiku), about baby goats on bottle milk feeding.

Quotes:-

  1. “A newborn has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.” -Dr. Grantly Dick-Read
  2. There must be reasons why we men are so hipped on breasts as if we’d all been weaned too soon. ~Gunter Grass

How high is one’s self-esteem?

How high is one’s self-esteem?/ 一个人的自尊有多高?/ 中文和马来语)

close up of black teapot
making tea (Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com)

Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world on your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.Oprah Winfrey

How high is one’s self-esteem? Here are some examples of young people with high confidence and self-esteem. What others think does not matter!

  1. Kavievanan and his masala tea business [see above] It was sensational news when jobless graduate engineer, Kavievanan Subramaniam, 23, took to the road on bicycle to sell masala tea. He becomes an instant businessman, his own boss! Mr. Kavievanan became a role model for many young people to emulate, especially during this trying COVID-19 period. This is an example of a person with high self-esteem. Never mind what others think. As long as he is making an honest living! Congratulations!
  2. Michael Tee and his bagful of goodies! “Michael lugged a bagful of calculators, pens, and toys. He went from table to table at the restaurants.” “Why can’t you just sit at home and wait for your A-level result?” “I enjoyed doing this. Many aunties bought from me. They must have pitied me!” Michael grinned cheekily. He flopped onto his bed and was soon fast asleep! So high was his self-esteem then. He ignored what others think about him selling items table to table openly. That was quite an experience while waiting his result and entry to tertiary education!
  3. Tommy Lam, his free chemistry book, and a washing machine Tommy approached the stationary shopkeeper. “If I buy thirty books from you, can I get one free?” And he did [RM400 per book]! Next he bought a washing machine and shared the price with other course mates who stayed in the same house they rented. When they graduated from that university, the machine was sold to the next lot of housemates! Good self-esteem, very enterprising, too!

谷歌翻译成中文 (Google translated to Chinese)

一个人的自尊有多高?以下是一些自信和自尊的年轻人的例子。别人怎么想并不重要!

卡维瓦南和他的马萨拉茶业[见上文]这是一个耸人听闻的消息,当失业的研究生工程师,卡维瓦南苏布拉马尼亚姆,23岁,骑自行车上路出售马萨拉茶。他成为一个瞬间的商人,他自己的老板!卡维瓦南先生成为许多年轻人效仿的榜样,尤其是在COVID-19这一尝试时期。这是一个自尊心高的人的例子。别管别人怎么想。只要他过上诚实的生活!祝贺!
迈克尔 · 蒂和他的一袋好东西!”迈克尔拖着一袋计算器、钢笔和玩具。他在餐馆里从餐桌走到餐桌上。”为什么你不能坐在家里等待你的 A 级结果?”我喜欢这样做。许多阿姨从我那里买的。他们一定可怜我!迈克尔咧嘴一笑。他扑倒在床上,很快就睡着了!那时他的自尊心太高了。他忽略了别人对他公开出售物品的看法。这是一个相当的经验,而等待他的结果和进入高等教育!
汤米林,他的免费化学书,和洗衣机汤米走近固定的店主。”如果我从你那里买了三十本书,我可以免费买一本吗?他做了 [每本书 Rm400]!接下来,他买了一台洗衣机,并与其他住在他们租的房子里的同学分享了价格。当他们从那所大学毕业时,这台机器被卖给了下一批室友!好自尊,也很有进取心!

Masterful Monday- a better cook

Masterful Monday- a better cook

woman in white sweater baking cake
Masterful Monday- a better cook (Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com)

“Of course my mother-in- law’s cooking is better!” I regretted asking!

“She has been a housewife all her life. Looking after kids and cooking are her domains! If there is a master’s degree for it, she would have got it!”

He was right!

Now that I am semi-retired, I could concentrate on my cooking skills. Thanks to the many resources online!

“Mum, you should do this soft cake again!”

“You are into pizza again?”

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Quote:

If you are a chef, no matter how good a chef you are, it’s not good cooking for yourself; the joy is in cooking for others – it’s the same with music.-will.i.am

When A Nurse Looks For A Nanny

When A Nurse Looks For A Nanny

My nurse friends and I had our fair share of rejections when looking for a babysitter in the city.

“When you go to do night shifts, who will look after your baby? Me?”

“No way! The last nurse I worked for was a ‘sterility freak’! I had to boil the milk bottles. I must pick up the bottles and teats with chopsticks… cannot touch the milk bottle teat with my bare hands!… You find someone else!”*************************************

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Quotes:

“The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life of the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the newborn, knowledge and confidence for the young mother, a voice for those too weak to speak, and so on.”–Virginia Henderson, RN

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