purity

Matthew 5:8 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 馬太福音 5:8  8 清心的人有福了!因為他們必得見神。 Psalm 51:10 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 詩篇 51:10 10 神啊,求你為我造清潔的心,使我裡面重新有正直(或譯:堅定)的靈。

red

The colour red — reminds me of Chinese New Year, which coincidentally happens to be two days away.  Almost everything relates to the Lunar New Year/ spring festival (春節) is in red, from the decorations with red tanglungs (lanterns), red peonies and red ornaments, red spring scrolls at the door, red fire crackers, red angpaus…

shyness

When we were little we were all fascinated by how the leaves of the mimosa folded rapidly when being touched. Very few of us could resist touching the touch-sensitive leaves when we came across them while playing in the fields. Though we hated stepping on the prickly stems when we were running around bare-footed, at…

the crown

These crown flowers draw me to a scripture verse from one of my favourite books… James 1:12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

colours and fragrance

I visited a friend’s garden yesterday and when I went round the back of the house and was greeted by this amazing plant trained on an arch and blooming profusely with scented pink and red flowers mixed with white buds, I was absolutely in awe! I stood still for a while and was just taking…

rare oncidium

I find Oncidium very delightful. Their ruffled yellow lip really do make them look like ladies in full dancing skirts and they are really pleasing to the eyes. In the past few weeks I spotted two pots of very unusual Oncidium, one in dad’s small orchid garden and one at friend David’s. From dad’s garden:…

dancing and praising

What a Monday! Amidst the numerous operational challenges at work we experienced a 5-hour blackout in the city this afternoon and it was absolutely horrendous when you run a hotel. On my way home after work, the post-blackout traffic was almost pushing me to the limit and I was just glad that I made it…