The Furry World Photo Series

2014/10/21 - 3 Responses

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你需要时间来陪伴的是我,还是自己的心?
Do you really think you need time to be with me, or to be with your heart?

- 祈泉,2014年10月20日于新加坡

/这张照片是去槟城参加一位朋友的婚礼,在新郎的家拍的。这是他和弟弟养的一只狗,叫Big Boy,好好玩的名字。
/This is a photo taken when I was attending my friend’s wedding in Penang, Malaysia, and was taken in his home. This is a dog raised both by him and his younger brother. The dog has a cute name, the Big Boy.

There is a place

2014/10/20 - 12 Responses

《有一个地方》

安静似乎在这里落了脚,
虽然偶尔几个朋友会来拜访,
一起欣赏我没有花的花园,
听着没有声音的乐曲,
就算没人说一句话,
我的心却装了满满的快乐。

这里或许不曾存在,
因为大多时候我也会找不到它,
只有当我的心清静的时候,
这里就会突然来到我的跟前,
我没看到这里有任何的路,
更不用说知道来这里的路。

或许你会问,
那朋友如何能来到这里,
我一只手按着我的心
另一只手按着你的心,
我没说一句话,
闭上了我的眼睛。

《There is a place》
It seems like silence is settling in this place,
although occasionally some friends might come to visit,
to admire the garden without a flower,
to listen to the music without a sound,
and even if no one is talking,
my heart is filled with joy.

May be this place does not exist,
because sometime I could not find it,
only when my heart is calmed,
then the place just come to my realization,
I don’t see a single street here,
not even to mention if I know any road that leads to here.

May be you would ask,
how would your friends come to this place,
with one hand I place on my heart,
and the other on your heart
without a word,
I have my eyes closed.

祈泉
10月20日2014年,新加坡。

/新的工作已经开始了,会越来越少时间能写自己的部落格。但是,我还是会认为这是一个给自己找的藉口。我希望这样能鞭策自己无论如何都要尽力继续的写。

/My new job has started, and there will be less time for me to write and to post. Nonetheless I will still think this is the excuse that I give to myself. With this mindset, hopefully I will keep reminding myself to post whenever possible.

The Furry World Photo Series

2014/10/19 - One Response

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我不要成为别人影子,我只做真实的自己,喵!
never pretend to be who you are not, just be yourself, meow!

- 祈泉,2014年10月18日于新加坡

/这是我妹妹的猫,叫Miyu。Miyu好奇怪,虽然以前她很讨厌我,可是到了发情期她却变成另一只猫似的。一般在这期间她只会粘着我,也只有这个时候是最好拍摄她的时候。动物的个性真的好奇怪,但也好可爱。在我之前的贴子有写到,现在她已和我友好相处了。
/This is my sister’s cat, her name is Miyu. Miyu is very strange, she hated me a lot, but when she is in her period, she would become a different cat. Only during this time, she would glue to me whole day long, and this is often the time that I could take her photos easily. Animal’s character is really strange, and yet adorable. As mentioned in my previous post, now she has befriended me again.

Long ago

2014/10/18 - 12 Responses

《好久以前》

夏日午后的温度里,
梦随着最后一颗水滴,
蒸发到了空气中,
漂浮在房里,
也悬挂在了,
我渐感沉重的视线,
直到我在朦胧中,
见到了妳,
我说,
妳回来了亲爱的,
我以为自己,
已离开了你,
好久了。

《Long ago》

The temperature of the summer afternoon,
dreams follow the last drop of water,
has vaporized into the air,
floating in the room,
and slowly sticking together onto my vision,
making it heavier in each passing moment,
until the World has its reality vaguely seen,
and finally I see you coming,
I say,
O my dear, you have come back,
I thought that I have,
left you,
long ago.

- 祈泉,2014年10月18日于新加坡

Life Photo Series

2014/10/17 - 5 Responses

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Isn’t life itself the most beautiful music ever played?
你不认为生命本身弹奏的是最美妙的乐曲吗?

- 祈泉,2013年12月22日于新加坡

//This is an old unpublished work, and words are revised, with the title changed from Earth Call’s Photo Series to Life Photo Series.

The Cat and the Leader

2014/10/16 - 14 Responses

My friend asked me, what lessons can a cat teach us in order to become a good leader? Allow me to tell the story from one of my mistakes. My younger sister brought a cat to our family sometime ago, and I tried to discipline the cat like a dog. As you can imagine, I failed squarely. This is not a lesson only about knowing the differences between cats and dogs, but to remind me although dogs’ obedient make us feel superior, nonetheless the pride and ego of the cat can thwart this sense of superiority. Ever since that I do not harass the cat to listen to me, she has been getting friendly with me, and occasionally trying to play with me. This opens my mind about the qualities of being a good leader is to accept and tolerate the diversity in characters, behaviors, and ideas of people, and furthermore to guide them in an appropriate way so that we reach farther and higher goals (in life) together. Do you agree? One more thing, dogs and cats can easily forgive people’s mistake and to love them again, so why can’t us human do the same?

//This discussion is related to the post http://riveroftheheartblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/senseless-quote-of-the-furry-world-photo-series-6/
//To tolerate and to forgive are not easy things to do, and I believe most of the people and including I feel the same. However, we should not resist to have incremental improvement for ourselves each and everyday in the hope that when we look back at the distance we have covered, it would be an important journey in life.

我的朋友问我猫和当领导有什么关系?这事要从我的错误说起。我妹妹养了一只猫,但是我却把牠当狗来教导。可想而知,我碰了一鼻子灰。这事不仅仅是告诉我猫和狗个性上的区别,更是告诉我纵然狗因为他的顺从而让我们觉得自己处在的优势,但是猫的高傲却彻底的践踏了我的这种心态。现在很多时候我都不去打扰那只猫,反而她和我更亲近了,也会主动靠近我和和我嬉戏。所以作为一个真正的领导人,心胸要比其他人更大更广,去包容和接纳不同人的个性、习惯和见解,并循循善诱的去引导其他人和自己走向更高远的(人生)目标。你同意吗?哦还有一点,狗和猫是那么容易的原谅了人的过错和从新去爱人,如果动物可以这样,何况我们人类呢?

祈泉书于10月16日2014年,新加坡。

//与此短文有关的我之前的贴子 http://riveroftheheartblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/senseless-quote-of-the-furry-world-photo-series-6/
//包容和原谅是不容易的,我不认为自己都能做得好,但是只要我们每天都给自己一点进步的空间,我相信有一天当我们回头一看时,会发现这是一段重要的人生旅程。

Life Photo Series

2014/10/15 - 8 Responses

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有人说花儿来自天堂,如果这是真的,我可以在你的心里找到一座花园吗?
Some say the flower it is from the heaven, if this is true, would I find a garden in your heart?

- 祈泉,2014年5月8日于新加坡

//The flower in the photo is Anthurium Andreaenum (花烛属), for more info go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthurium
//This work was done sometime ago but never published in my blog. The photo has been used once in my blog but now I found that it is more suitable for this work.

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Life Photo Series is about how we can view life differently and to collect the little token of happiness when we are going through the ups and downs of our life. Ideally, I wish to combine visual arts, and simple words to invoke a profound imagination and emotion in my work. There is a fundamental difference how I categorize the Life Photo Series and the Earth’s Call Photo Series. Life Photo Series is about emotions, love, and interactions between humans, and Earth’s Call Photo Series is about attaining a broader understanding of the World through interactions with the Nature.

Completeness

2014/10/14 - 23 Responses

How do I interpret completeness of life? Completeness has a profound meaning in Buddhism. However, I want to see completeness as something simpler, that is to discover our inadequacy in life, and to make improvement to ourselves. Just like when there is light, there is shadow, or the complete cycle of a day that consists of the day time and the night. The completeness of life to me superficially is about to play the roles as children, as brothers and sisters, as parents or as friends as we going through different stages in life. In a more elaborate understanding, and to refer from Lun Yu*, is to have the heart of care and love for any old or young one by taking them as our own elders, or children. Completeness as in the personal entity, is about to break free from our own pride, prejudice, and ignorance. We like things that we deemed beautiful, like a pretty child, or a person who is handsome or beautiful. In completeness sense, the question is how can we assess various characteristics of a person in a just way, and to give these characteristics the credit as much as their appearance. On top of these assessments, ultimately is about our heart being opened to them by considering them as our loved one. Completeness to me is not about being perfect, but being able to see the imperfections in us. We need to embrace imperfections in us, so that we know that we can become a better person in each and everyday. To me, life is an adventure about self discovery. What do you think?

*Lun Yu, please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analects
//This post is related to the post http://riveroftheheartblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/life-photo-series-4/

圆满对我来说是什么意思呢?圆满在佛教里意义深远。但对我来说只是简单的指时刻都看到人生和自己的不足,然后改进。圆满有如光与影同时的存在,如白天和黑夜互相的交替而形成的一天。人生过程的圆满,表面上在于经历为人儿女、为人兄弟姐妹、为人父母或为人朋友的不同人生的阶段。更深一层的意义就论语来说,就是我们能不能做到老吾老以及人之老,幼吾幼以及人之幼的时时刻刻保有一种关怀与爱的心态。就个人而言,圆满是自己能否打破迷惘。好比每个人都喜欢美丽的事物,如美丽的孩子或美丽的人。但是我们能不能对一个人的其他的方方面面给予更公正的评价呢? 当然在公正之上,还有对他人有如对自己亲人的理解与关爱。圆满指的不是完美,而是能接受自己的不完美而尽力的在生命的每一天做好自己。人生对我来说犹如踏上发现自己的冒险。你认为是吗?

祈泉书于10月14日2014年,新加坡。

//这贴子是Life Photo Series的延续讨论 http://riveroftheheartblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/life-photo-series-4/

Earth’s Call Photo Series

2014/10/13 - 5 Responses

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May be the beauty of the World does not lie in its hidden perspective, perhaps lie within our heart.

或许世界的美不在于她所隐藏的,而是在于我们的心。

- 祈泉,2014年2月18日于新加坡

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Some photo series has been written some time ago but never get to publish on my blog. I have to go through them and to revise the written words, the design of text and photo. It was so convenience to add text using apps called TitleFx, but after using it for sometime, I finally switch to using Photoshop for the designing of the text and photo because it gives me more freedom in control. I will slowly add these revised photos, and hopefully will be adding the new one in between.

Earth’s Call Photo Series

2014/10/12 - 7 Responses

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A magical moment knocks at your dream in the first light of the morning. She asks, do you wish to come with me to the enchanted forest?

一个神奇的时刻轻轻的敲着你的梦在那早晨的第一线阳光,她问道,您愿不愿意和我走在那像通往魔幻世界的树林里?

- 祈泉,2014年10月12日于新加坡

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Earth’s Call Photo Series is created for the love of nature, and this includes the human kind. A harmony relationship between Mother Nature with the human kind has been suggested in ancient philosophy like the book Tao De Jing (道德经), also known by the author of the book Lao Tze or Lao Zi(老子). The adjective ‘important’ is insufficient to describe the importance of nature. Nature, is the fundamental of our very existence, of our happiness, of the growth of our wisdom, and of love. It is the home of our heart.

You may want to read my other photo series: Life Photo Series and Senseless Quote of the Furry World

Earth’s Call Photo Series

2014/10/11 - 11 Responses

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I dance with the wind,
I dance with the light,
I dance with the flowers,
I dance with the stars.
with the humble you,
I dance with your heart,
with the humble world,
I dance for my life.

风儿和我跳着舞,
光和我跳着舞,
花儿和我跳着舞,
星星和我跳着舞,
因为你的谦卑,
你的心和我跳着舞,
因为世界的谦卑,
我为我的生命而跳着舞。

- 祈泉,2014年10月11日于新加坡

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Earth’s Call Photo Series is created for the love of nature, and this includes the human kind. A harmony relationship between Mother Nature with the human kind has been suggested in ancient philosophy like the book Tao De Jing (道德经), also known by the author of the book Lao Tze or Lao Zi(老子). The adjective ‘important’ is insufficient to describe the importance of nature. Nature, is the fundamental of our very existence, of our happiness, of the growth of our wisdom, and of love. It is the home of our heart.

Life Photo Series

2014/10/10 - 4 Responses

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你同意吗人活着不是为了走向死亡,而是为了走向圆满?
Do you agree that life is not about living towards death, but instead towards completeness?

- 祈泉,2014年2月16日于新加坡

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My apology for re-posting this photo, but I need to change the title of the photo series in order to reflect more accurately the portrait of the written words. Originally the photo was posted under the title/tag Earth’s Call photo series. Recently I have the time to revise a lot of my works (photos and words) and I have been trying to group them in a better way, and to align titles and words more accurately with each other.

很抱歉这张图和文字已发表过,但是为了更准确的配合文字和主题,我只好作出修改以更好的呈现文字和主题的一致性。这张图之前发表在Earth’s Call 图片系列,现在已归纳在Life 图片系列。

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Life Photo Series is about how we can view life differently and to collect the little token of happiness when we are going through the ups and downs of our life. Ideally, I wish to combine visual arts, and simple words to invoke a profound imagination and emotion in my work.

Life Photo Series

2014/10/09 - 5 Responses

不要在意留不留下快乐的脚印,带着快乐和自己一起走吧!
Don’t be too concern to leave behind the footprint of happiness, just bring happiness with you at your feet!

- 祈泉,2014年10月9日于新加坡

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Life Photo Series is about how we can view life differently and to collect the little token of happiness when we are going through the ups and downs of our life. Ideally, I wish to combine visual arts, and simple words to invoke a profound imagination and emotion in my work.

Senseless Quote of the Furry World Photo Series

2014/10/08 - 7 Responses

Life Photo Series

2014/07/05 - 3 Responses

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Senseless Quote of the Furry World Photo Series

2014/07/04 - 7 Responses

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Senseless Quote of the Furry World Photo Series

2014/07/03 - Leave a Response

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2014/07/02 - Leave a Response

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Senseless Quote of the Furry World Photo Series

2014/07/01 - 4 Responses

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