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Sunday, June 12, 2011

India : The Four Principle of Spirituality

India : The Four Principle of Spirituality :-

1. “Whomsoever you encounter is the right one”

This means that no one comes into our life by chance. Everyone who is around us, anyone with whom we interact, represents something, whether to teach us something or to help us improve a current situation.

2. “Watever happened is the only thing that could have happened”

Nothing, absolutely nothing of that which we experienced could have been any other way. Not even in the least important detail. There is no “if only I had done that differently…, then it would have been different…”. No. What happened is the only thing that could have taken place and must have taken place for us to learn our lesson in order to move forward. Every single situation in life which we encounter is absolutely perfect, even when it defies our understanding and our ego.

3. “Each moment in which something begins is the right moment”

Everything begins at exactly the right moment, neither earlier nor later. When we are ready for it, for that something new in our life, it is there, ready to begin.

4. “What is over, is over”

It is that simple. When something in our life ends, it helps our evolution. That is why, enriched by the recent experience, it is better to let go and move on.

If these words strike a chord, its because you meet the requirements and understand that not one single snowflake falls accidentally in the wrong place.

Be good to yourself. Love with your whole being. Always be happy.

12 things about tea -- your local dim sum restaurateur won't tell you

12 things about tea -- your local dim sum restaurateur won't tell you

A tea master gives us some advice on how to make sure we're getting the best brew for our buck.

Master Leung Ka-Dong has been working at Ying Kee Tea House for almost 40 years.

"What type of tea do you usually order when you eat dim sum?" asks
Ying Kee Tea House Master Leung Ka-Dong.

"I usually order white hair peony because my family always orders it," I reply.

"Did you know that almost all restaurants mix their white teas with black to add flavour and colour?" he says.

No, I did not know that. I did not know that it's only in the recent 50 to 60 years that white, green and pu-erh have become Hong Kong 's most popular teas either.

With a richer economy, Hong Kong people stirred away from simple black teas from India and Sri Lanka and began to enjoy tea for various health reasons or collect pu-erh tea like wine.

Thanks to Master Leung, who has worked at Ying Kee Tea House since the early 1970s, I now know a little more about how to appreciate Chinese tea.
Here are 12 things he told me about tea that no restaurateur would have

1. Never drink tea on an empty stomach
Always drink tea during or after a meal. Our stomachs are acidic and tea is alkalizing.

Acid and alkaline combined have a bloating effect.

2. Drink white tea if you are a smoker
White tea is really good for the lungs and throat, so it is especially beneficial for smokers.

A cup of white peony tea helps clear all the phlegm in our throats and cures coughs.

3. You won’t be able to tell the quality of white tea by its colour
Most restaurants mix white peony tea with black tea to add colour and flavour because customers generally prefer tea that tastes richer and looks darker in colour.

Pure white tea itself has hardly any flavour or colour compared to other teas.

4. Only fine dining Chinese restaurants serve screw shaped green tea
Genuine screw shaped green tea is the highest grade of green tea and the most expensive.

At Ying Kee Tea House, it sells at HK$5,067 per kilogram (HK$380 per 75 gram bag). Produced only in Jiangsu Province Dong Ting Mountain , it’s also the rarest green tea in China , producing only about 1,000 kilograms a year.

It must be consumed fresh, within a year after picking the tea leaves. Screw shaped green tea of higher quality is best consumed within six months even. If it is tasteless, solvent or extremely bitter, that means it has already gone bad.

But while it is certainly expensive, screw shaped green tea has a very particular taste that not everyone may like. Even when it is fresh, it tastes more bitter than other teas.

For all those reasons, screw shaped green tea is only served at fine dining Chinese restaurants, usually at hotels.

5. Treat pu-erh tea like a digestible detergent to flush all the grease away
Always pair oily food with pu-erh tea. Dim sum, no matter steamed or fried, contains lard. When you eat shrimp dumplings, there is always a piece of fatty pork in there to add flavour and fragrance.

Pu-erh tea helps you rinse all the grease from the food out of your system. It aids digestion, blood circulation and lowers cholesterol levels.

If you don’t have detergent at home, boil some pu-erh tea and use it to wash your dishes. It’s like a digestible detergent.

6. Sweets go best with green tea
Sweet food is best paired with tea that is more bitter. Loong cheng green tea helps moderate the sweetness of desserts.

Like pu-erh tea, drinking green tea helps lower cholesterol levels and break down fat.

But while most teas are best brewed in boiling hot water, green teas like screw shaped green tea and loong cheng only need to be brewed in water that is about 75 to 85 degrees. If the water is too hot, it will be difficult to maintain the same fragrance in the second brew.

7. Teh kuan yin goes best with spicy food
Spicy foods are best paired with teh kuan yin because it has a bitter sweet effect. If you ever visit a Chiu Chow restaurant, they always serve teh kuan yin tea with their spicy dishes.

Plus, Chiu Chow city borders Shantou city and Fujian province, which is known for harvesting teh kuan yin leaves.

8. Fried food goes best with white tea
Basically, any type of fried or deep fried food goes well with white tea. In Chinese medicinal terms, fried food is considered dry hot.White teas like white hair peony help release body heat.

9. Smell quality
Aside from pu-erh tea which is almost odourless, quality tea should always give off a fragrant smell.

If you can’t smell the tea or see that it is very solvent, then it has probably expired.

10. You wont be able to find good pu-erh tea at dim sum restaurants
It is simply not cost-efficient. Pu-erh tea is like wine.The longer you store it, the richer it becomes. Storage for at least three to six years is optimal.

Regular pu-erh teas served at restaurants have generally been modified during the fermentation process to reduce storage time. By doing this, they lose whatever fragrance and flavour they originally had.

Good pu-erh tea should look very smooth and deep red in colour, not black like regular pu-erh tea.

You can also test the quality of your pu-erh tea by the stain it leaves on your cup after drinking it. If you see a stain surrounding the rim of your cup, that means you are drinking regular or low quality pu-erh tea. If your cup is left with no stain after consumption, you are drinking pu-erh tea of high quality.

11. Teh kuan yin, daffodil and oolong are all the same at dim sum restaurants
No matter which of the three you order, dim sum restaurants will serve you low grade daffodil tea. All three teas come under the same oolong tea category, yet they are very different in flavour.

Teh kuan yin tastes more clear and fragrant. Oolong is stronger and more solvent. And daffodil is the purest of them all.

12. The best moments of tea enjoyment are when you have time

Drinking tea is a matter of mood. And when I talk about mood, it mainly has to do with the condition of time.

You’ve probably heard many rules about tea, from water temperature to colour. But at the end of the day, drinking tea is a very personal experience.

Some people like their tea boiling hot while others like theirs lukewarm. Some may like theirs stronger than others. So it’s all about time. We need time to brew that perfect cup of tea.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Must watch !!!Blind Girl but sings like Teresa Teng!!

Unbelievable from Taipei! She is blind and has a beautiful voice that sounds exactly like Teresa Teng!



8 Must-Try Methods to Kill Your Monday Blues

8 Must-Try Methods to Kill Your Monday Blues

oleh Malaysia pada pada 27hb April 2011 pukul 3.00 pagi

You are already feeling the Monday blues and it’s only Sunday. You are not alone in this. Millions of people feel the same way you do. So how do you deal with it?

1. It’s A Concept

Monday blues is a concept and while there are research to show that it is real, it’s still something where the more you think about it, the worse it becomes. The way I deal with it is to not think about it. Does it go away? I am not sure. But it sure makes me feel better.

I liken it to feeling an itch that I cannot scratch. If you think about the itch, the itchier it becomes. So, I just don’t think about the Monday morning blues and I do not remind myself of the feeling. I simply ignore it and I feel better immediately. Get that concept out of your mind. The more you think about it the worse it becomes.

2. Get Some Sunlight

Or rather get out into the open when you can. Sometimes, just by being outside helps. There has been research that shows sunlight stimulates our feel good hormones and it helps deal with the blues – Monday morning blues or otherwise.

3. To Do List On Sunday

When I return from a long vacation, I use the day before to tidy up my list of things to do at work. It helps me plan out and prepare for the load of work that awaits me when I get back to work the next day. I use the same system to deal with Mondays. Get your to-do list ready for the new week. When you have a properly planned list, you feel you are more in control and hence feel less of the Monday blues. Being prepared a day before is surely a good way of dealing with Monday morning blues.

4. Music

Some people like to start their Monday listening to music they love. Somehow or rather, it helps. Turn on the music while you make yourself a hot cup of coffee or tea in the morning, and also when preparing for work or going to work . It helps takes your mind away from the experience of Monday mornings.

5. Start Early

Let’s face it; sometimes it isn’t the Monday blues that drags us down. It’s our laziness. Or what I like to call ‘inertia from the weekend’. We sleep in on Saturdays and Sundays and have a leisure weekend, our body expects Monday to be the same. So we hit the snooze button and before you know it you are rushing again. We all know what happens when we rush. We skip breakfast, have small mishaps and before you know it, your weeks start of the wrong note. We blame it on Monday blues. But it is not about Mondays, it is simply laziness. Start your Monday early and see how that changes. Have a good breakfast and see how it changes your Monday.

6. Food

Ever thought about food as a way to tackle your Monday morning blues? By starting early you allow yourself to make yourself a good breakfast or grab one on the way to work. If you are not a breakfast person, I strongly urge you to try it to tackle your Monday blues. A stomach with fuel for the day sure helps in dealing with Monday blues. If that doesn’t work, look forward to a good lunch with good company.

7. Look Forward To Good things

There are many good things at work if you just open your eyes and be mindful. Your pay helps you settle your bills. Your colleagues have become good friends. Your bosses whom you may not always agree with are by and large, understanding when you make certain requests. Look forward to these good things when you are faced with Monday blues.

8. Phenomenon Starts So Phenomenon Must End

Everything that starts must end. It’s the same with Monday blues. It’s just the morning that you are usually most affected. Just tell yourself it isn’t permanent. It’s just a phase and as with everything else it will go away. It happens on Monday and it’s just a few hours. Before you know it, it will be over. Do not dwell on it.


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