A new chapter
2016/08/03

《新的篇章》 A new chapter

这是新的篇章
未知的字句
还在形成
未干的字迹
还散发着墨水的芳香
未打开的新的每一页
都已埋藏了感谢

成长
原来是个
冒险的旅程
智慧
原来是在
得不到里拥有了更多
人生
原来是一本
文字的海洋的书

我挥别了
我们一起生活过的小岛
拿起来满载着的爱的笔
航向了未知

This is a new chapter
unknown words
are in the progress to be written
undried words
are still sending out the fragrance of ink
unwritten pages
have already seeded with all my thankfulness

Growing
it turns out
to be an adventurous journey
wisdom
it turns out
to be gaining more through our lost
life
it turns out
to be like a book with an ocean of words

I wave goodbye to the island
that we have once being living together
loaded my pen with lots of love
I set sail a voyage into the uncharted future

祈泉
2016年8月3日于新加坡

 

Porto
2016/07/27

 

《波尔图》 Porto

美丽的波尔图
是妳的足迹
留在了我的心里
的一条小路上
我好几次用了妳的名字
在梦里呼唤着她

My beautiful Porto
you left your footprints
in a street of my heart
and I have called her
your name
many times in my dreams

2016年7月27日于新加坡

 

 

《期盼》An expectation
2013/10/30

《期盼》An expectation

My thought
has been away for a while
I do not know
where is she now
through the wooden window
I stare at the path leading to home
shadows of the trees
have stretched out to cuddle each other
the tender breeze touches my chins
comforting me by bringing the smell of dust
from a foreign land
I am wondering about
places that my thought has travelled
would she buy me a souvenir
for every place she has visited
and would she tell me the little stories
for every special moment she has encountered
when the first star
begins to twinkle in the sky
my heart is again filled with hope
for the little surprise
of life

我的思想
已离开了我好一阵子
我不知道
她走到了哪里了
凝望着木窗外
那回家的路上
路边的树已拉长着的树影
拥抱着彼此
微风吹拂在了我的双颊上
挟带着一种安慰
来自那远方的尘土的味道
我在想
我的思考她
走过了什么地方
她会不会在每一个地方
都给我买一些特别的手信
她回来后
会不会给我讲一些
她的旅程里一些有趣的小故事
当天边的一颗星星
已开始闪烁了
我又满怀期盼
这生命里的
又一个惊喜

祈泉
2013年10月30日于新加坡
Revised on 2016年9月2日

 

Haw Par Villa
2012/09/20

When I first visited Haw Par Villa, it was in 1992. That was the first time I came to Singapore, on a cargo ship. The journey took me more than a week from my home town in Miri, Borneo Island to this little island where I would spend my life for many years to come, and that time, I did not foresee this. Haw Par Villa was a theme park 20 years ago, I guess it is built based on the model of the Disney land, but for the Asian in South East Asia. Obviously it did not survive, and now it is just a normal park for tourist to showcase some of the Chinese, and Indians cultural values.

The park combines the Chinese mythological legends with the Hinduism/Buddhism religious stories. It is all about the Karma, if one is doing good deed in one’s life, he or she would not be tortured in hell, and may even join various Deities in Heaven. I like the idea, and I like the imagination. It is good for people to believe in Heaven, and Hell, so that we human do not harm each other. I like Buddhism for the view that all kind of life forms on Earth should be respected. I am not thinking of going to Heaven, and I am definitely do not want to go to Hell, but still I like everything in this park, it is about our wish to have a World with lots of Love. Do not you agree?

Related articles in my blog:
https://riveroftheheartblog.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/great-nature-parks-of-singapore/
https://riveroftheheartblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/a-photo-journal-of-portrait-of-friends-in-a-journey-to-pulau-ubin/
https://riveroftheheartblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/faces-of-the-world-a-collection-at-sungei-buloh/

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This is the Chinese word ‘Tiger’, it is the first word of the Haw Par Villa.20120920-220528.jpg

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I like women warriors, they have the elements of Love, softness, and BRAVE!20120920-220628.jpgThe soldier or warrior from the Hell or Heaven, sometime have the scary facial expression to frighten the evil spirits.

Great nature parks of Singapore
2012/08/08

I lived in Singapore between year 1994 to 2002 before going to Europe. During my living in Singapore, I often traveled to my homeland Malaysia for the mountain hiking, and scuba diving. The nature in Malaysia, is gorgeous, but now coming back to Singapore, I found it has its own charm for being a small tropical island. The Singapore Botanic Garden is the most beautiful garden I have been to among the gardens in the cities like Berlin, Amsterdam, and London (and much bigger in area than any of them, even consider the size of the Singapore island). Sungei Buloh (Sungei, and old world in Malay means river) is another great place for a nature walk, and during the birds migrating season, thousands of birds and many species of them can be spotted. I have been to the Bukit Timah (Bukit in Malay means hill, and Timah is Tin) and Pulau Ubin (Pulau means island in Malay) Nature Reserved many times, but last Sunday’s walk with my friends Pang Meng, and Neha from the Kent Ridge Park to the Mt. Faber, I discovered another jewel of the parks in Singapore.

The walk from Kent Ridge Park to Mt Faber begins at the National University of Singapore, and stretches for about 8 km. As the name implied, that the walk is on the ridge of the hill. and some facilities are built nicely for the visitors, like the canopy walk. The Hortpark is another great place to wander around, with the pond, exotic tropical plants and trees, and a small butterfly garden (opened every last Sat of the month, from 9-12pm) to enjoy a relax weekend. The park is located just before the Alexander Arch bridge, where the ascend to Mt. Faber is taken place. From the Alexander Arch bridge, Pang Meng, Neha, and I had a pleasant ascend to Mt. Faber through the forest walkway that passing through the secondary forest before we were heading for the beautiful architectural design named the Henderson Waves, which is an elevated pedestrian bridge of 26 m in height, and a magnificent view of the harbor and the Sea in the West.

I did not take too many photos with my little camera, but Pang Meng, Neha, and me, who come from China, Nepal, and me from Malaysia, have enjoyed every bit of our sweat in this walk of Nature in Singapore.

Kee Chua
8 Aug 2012, Singapore

Related articles in my blog:
https://riveroftheheartblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/a-photo-journal-of-portrait-of-friends-in-a-journey-to-pulau-ubin/
https://riveroftheheartblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/faces-of-the-world-a-collection-at-sungei-buloh/

References:
http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/docs/southern_ridges/SR_Canopy_Walk.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Ridges

Photos

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At the Henderson Waves

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A view to the west from the Henderson Waves

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A flower in Hortpark.

A photo journal of portrait of friends in a journey to Pulau Ubin
2012/07/09

A journey to Pulau Ubin on Sunday, 8 July 2012.

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