To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Sleep is one-third of our lives: write a post about it. Do you love naps? Have trouble falling alseep? Wish you could remember your dreams? Remember something especially vivid? Snuggle under a blanket, or throw the windows wide open? Meditate on sleep.

 

Lying in the mothers lap
After a fun day
Sleep like a lullaby
Soothes the little infant

Fatigued, tanned bodies
Lie on the pavement
Sleep gives solace to them
Magical,  sweet sleep

Sleep tender sleep
You ease the pain
Calm the nerves
And appease tired souls

Like a loving mother
Who dotes all her kids
You bring tranquil peace
To thief, saint, beggar and  king

Sleep take me on a dream
To a world without walls
Where there is only joy and peace
And one does not belittle another

©copyright skm, March 5th, 2011

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Saturday Inspiration – Water colour

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New Internet Order

May 12, 2015 2 comments

All the world’s countries have decided that the Internet itself needs a government. Your country asks you to run for Prime Minister of the ‘Net — do you accept? If so, what will your platform be?

Yo maan, this is my domain
Cause Im the PM of World Wide Web
Welcome to the virtual world
Where power is in terabytes

You are the apple of my eye
my followers on facebook and twitter
You spam my timelines
And post your updates

Information overflows in myspace
So be wary of a lurking threat
Stalkers, spammers and cyberbullies
Are preying on you in cyberspace

Double check your passwords
Secure yourself from hacks
Scan and clean your pc
from viruses and trojans

Shopping is a breeze
With Alibaba and Amazon
Don’t get carried away
Cause you still have to pay

Lets build bridges of trust
Not walls of hatred
As we unite for a common cause
To make the net safe place

© copyright skm, 12th May 2015
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The Happy Wanderer

April 30, 2015 Leave a comment

What’s your travel style? Are you itinerary and schedule driven, needing to have every step mapped out in advance or are you content to arrive without a plan and let happenstance be your guide?

 

I am not much of a planner when it comes to travelling.  So sometimes I miss out on good deals. But there is fun in taking some risk and making last minute bookings.  I have done free-and-easy trips.  The fun is that you get to soak in the local sights and sounds, take the local transport and explore areas that you would not get to see if you are on a planned itinerary.  (Usually, guided tours only cover places of interest)

But if I am visiting a new country I do some planning to avoid hassles.  Many a times, I could not get flight tickets or a hotel by waiting too long to decide. A good tour guide with a knowledge of the local history, customs, monuments and cuisine can be of great help when visiting a new country.  He can make your journey enjoyable and you can learn a few things about the place.

I have a lot of places to explore and countries to learn about and I need to pack my bags soon! I have taken flights and buses and one thing  I would love to try is go backpacking on  some adventurous trips, treks and climbs with groups of people.

 

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Interplanet Janet

April 13, 2015 Leave a comment

You get to design your own planet: tell us all about your planet — the weather, the seasons, the inhabitants. Go. 

I would try to preserve the greenery on my planet rather than design an artificial ecosystem. Nature’s cycle would not be disturbed to give way to our ambitions wrecking havoc and disorder. There would be growth and development but with careful consideration to our nature.

Nature is an embodiment of infinite love. She just gives us all we need and does not take anything in return. We have to build our planet with  nature at the centre of everything we do. In this way we can reap immense rewards as nature will only bless us with bountiful rain and wonderful weather all year round.

Reducing, reusing and recycling will be practiced in schools and become a habit of our citizens. In this way we will not pollute our beaches and our habitat. It is the responsibility of the inhabitants to preserve the beauty and greenery on our planet. They would do this through education, empowerment and rewards.

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If I had a hammer!

April 10, 2015 2 comments

If you could learn a trade — say carpentry, electrical work, roofing, landscaping, plumbing, flooring, drywall — you name it — what skill(s) would you love to have in your back pocket?

Being a handyman can prove to be a real blessing!.  We do not need to raise our hands and shout for help everytime there is a small repair work at home.  Being an engineer, I love to tinker with stuff and try to repair stuff.  I have built my own amplifier system at home.  Ofcourse, I am not always successful and sometimes after all the effort, I have had to raise my hands and call the repair man.  But, most of the time, I will give it my best shot.

So if there is a blocked sink in the kitchen, there is a fan to be installed, some drilling to fix a showpiece,  cleaning the airconditioner,  replacing a tap, assembling furniture from Ikea or fixing a computer – I will try to check out if I have all the right tools before I set out on my mission.

DIY is interesting! Trying out these odd jobs has always proved to be a blessing for me as it has saved me a lot of hassle of trying to contact the plumber, electrician or a handyman!

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Ripped from the Headlines

Click over to whatever website you visit most frequently to get news.  Find the third headline on the page.  Make sure that headline is in your post

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(Photo courtesy: Channel News Asia)

The 3rd headline that appears on my Google news list is “Singapore zoo to welcome four koalas from Australia”

As part of the SG50 celebrations and building better diplomatic relations between Singapore and Australia,  the Australian Government announced that 4 Koalas would be flown in from Brisbane and will be at the Singapore zoo for a period of 6 months.  This is seen as a gesture of goodwill between the two countries and as a part of a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two countries called Project 2025.

It provides a 10-year framework for closer economic ties, as well as in defence, foreign affairs and people-to-people fields.

I want to know what love is…

March 16, 2015 3 comments

We each have many types of love relationships — parents, children, spouses, friends. And they’re not always with people; you may love an animal, or a place. Is there a single idea or definition that runs through all the varieties of “love”?

All your life
We were the centre of your universe
How can I describe love
Patient, selfless, sincere?

 

The day I heard you speak
Tears streamed from my eyes
How can I describe love
Innocent, bright, wondrous?

 

The magic of your creation
Bewildering, Unfathomable
How can I describe love
Inspiring, Overwhelming, bliss

 

Shaking order into random motion
Blending art into my logic
Bringing music into mundane routine
Complementing the voids

 

Trying to define love
Is shining a candle to the sun
Lifting the veil of ignorance
Lead me into your light

 

 

© copyright, skm

 

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I’d like to thank my cats!

March 10, 2015 Leave a comment

You are receiving an award –- either one that already exists, or a new one created just for you. What would the award be, why are you being honored, and what would you say in your acceptance speech?
Today, I am excited, thrilled and elated to receive this World Championship of Public speaking award here in Las Vegas in front of toastmasters and friends from all over the world!

It has been a long, roller-coaster ride for me. I began my journey with Bishan Toastmasters club and ever since I have been actively involved in meetings, contests and networking.

After winning the club contest, the area contest, the division contest and the district level contests, I cannot believe that I came, I saw and I conquered it here too at the World Championship.

I would like to express my profound gratitude to my mentor who has worked with me and guided me throughout my journey.

This award means a lot to me and it would not be possible without the love of my parents and family who have supported
me always.

But most of all, I would like to express my thanks to each and every member of my club who have stood by me, encouraged me and motivated me throghout my journey.
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We can be taught

What makes a teacher great?

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Teachers are our role models. Some of my teachers made learning fun and the 45 minutes of their class was truly riching and fun.

One of my teachers had such a passion for maths and science that he transmitted the passion to his students. It was a joy to watch as he nurtured in us a love for these subjects. He taught us how to go out there and get our goal in life. He had strong ethics and values and led by example. He had a passion to make us worldly wise and not just bookish.

On the last day of school my teacher who taught us Leadership & Public speaking- wrote something in my notebook that I will never forget to this day –He wrote “Self conquest leads to world conquest”. I feel that these are the little things that teachers can inculcate in their children – a love of the subject, values and leadership.

In a classroom you find all types of students – some focussed and others easily distracted and hyperactive. A good teacher is able to engage the children in activities that bring out their unique nature and kindle the interest in the subject. A teacher enables the children to look at a problem from different perspectives so as to develop creativity and out of  the box thinking.

With too much focus on maths and science and use of logic these days a teacher can help develop an enthusiasm in art  and craft to balance the use of intuition with logic.

Teaching is not about reading from a book or writing words on the board. It does not promote rote learning. A teacher does not have to teach everything. He or she is more of a facilitator who builds a solid foundation and develops keen interest and curiosity so that the students are spurred by a desire to find out more.

Teaching is a noble profession as the foundations, ethics, morals and values that are built up during our primary years go on to define our character and leadership skills later on in life!

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