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Day 181/365

Nagoyaka Tei

What kind of sushi do you like the most? Salmon sushi is my favorite! πŸ˜€

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Day 180/365

At the courtyard of the Cathedral Macau.

Today I met Rafael at the courtyard of the Cathedral Macau, and asked him to help me take this picture. πŸ˜€ Haha! Thank You, Rafael!

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Day 179/365

Me and the Empty Street

I have to walk faster next time, so the camera can’t film me in the picture! XD

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Day 178/365

Second Day, Second Round

I’m the black! Result: Even πŸ˜€

The rules of Chinese Chess, Xiangqi, or Elephant Game, is familiar with Western Chess. Each player controls an army of pieces, moves one piece at a time, and tries to get the opponent’s General piece.

 

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Day 177/365

Chinese Chess

Playing Chinese Chess “Xiangqi”. πŸ˜€ Result: I lose.

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Day 176/365

Taipa-Houses Museum

One of the Taipa-Houses Museum located in a very peaceful location, in Avenida da Praia in Taipa Village. There are five of them. All of them were constructed in 1920’s.

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Day 175/365

Watercolor Pencils

Dive into your imagination and paint!

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Day 174/365

Reflection

Have you ever questioned of your own existence?

I don’t remember when the first time I was being asked that question. Maybe it was in philosophy class during high school, or in random thoughts that I had once. From my perspective, the answer to the question of our existence varies accordingly to the word β€œexistence” is being perceived. For example, from the simplest point of view, existence means life. Life begins when one is conceived and it ends when one loses all the bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life. From the viewpoint of the soul, the purpose of our existence on earth is to learn the lessons in order to gain spiritual evolution. The more evolved and ascended a soul is the closer it reaches the state of completeness. From another, our existence depends on the mind. The mind is everything. Nothing can exist without being perceived by the mind. We exist because we think we exist. Outside the mind, there is nothingness.

I believe it is difficult to find the answer to this question. Albert Einstein once wrote: β€œYou cannot solve any problem in the same state of consciousness in which it was created”. This is very thoughtful and inspiring. If you find the ultimate answer, please let me know. πŸ™‚

P.S.: The topic of this post is inspired by another post written by Eva. πŸ˜€

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Day 173/365

Typhoon Signal Number 8 is hosted

For the first time in this year of 2011 a typhoon signal number 3 is hosted. >0<

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Day 172/365

MGM Macau

Your (attempt) tongue kissing could kill him! XD

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Day 171/365

Colorful Cushions

I love this place! Look at the cushions hanging on the wall!! Aren’t they cute? πŸ˜€ Haha.

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Day 170/365

Hey! Where’s me? >u< Happy Happy Father’s Day! @u@ Love Love

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Day 169/365

Jogging Path of Guia Hill

If somebody asks me where the best place to go jogging in the morning is, I would say it is the jogging path located in Guia Hill or Pine Tree Hill. πŸ˜€ Guia Hill is the highest hill in Macau, and it is where the famous Guia Fortress, Chapel of Our Lady of Guia and the Light House are located. This is an interesting place both for visitors and locals. πŸ˜€

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Day 168/365

Ruins St. Paul (at the stairs)

Isn’t it the festival of Na Cha tonight? Why is the street so empty and quiet? Where are the people? Maybe we’re in the wrong place… = . =

P.S.: I added 30% of blue in the photo in order to express my feelings of disappointment. = . =

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Day 167/365

Essential Oils

Today I bought home an aroma diffuser. I’d like to make my room to smell like a field of lavender (it smells great) or to smell like an ancient temple by using frankincense and myrrh! πŸ˜€ So relax!

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Day 166/365

Leal Senado Square

The 11th Macau Lotus Festival! From June 11th until June 19th πŸ˜€
There are a series of activities themed on lotus you can expect to see during the festival.

Here is the schedule list:
http://www.iacm.gov.mo/e/act/detail.aspx?p1=iacmweb&key=147845f8-691a-4efe-a4de-4866191250b8

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Day 165/365

Where's my nut?

How many words can you make with these letters? πŸ˜€

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DAy 164/365

Photo taken in Fortaliza do Monte

While I was taking this photograph with my Orion telescope, I thought of a book which I had read in few weeks ago about the dark side and the bright side of the moon as a metaphor of reality and dreaming. Now, I’d like to share with you the following wisdom, which I found written in that book which I just mentioned, named “Dreaming While Awake: techniques for 24 hour lucid dreaming, by Arnold Mindell PhD.”

“…

Some Aboriginal peoples describe the Dreaming in terms of the dark side of the moon. When the moon is not quite full, you see its bright, illuminated size. You might call it a half moon. But if you look closely on a clear evening, you can see the dark side, silently shimmering next to the more apparent bright side. Like me, most people focus only the bright side and miss the moon’s dark face, that is, the Dreaming reality.

The bright side is only that portion of the whole moon that is illuminated. Focusing only on the bright side of the moon and ignoring the dark side might easily make you think that the dark side does not exist, while in fact we need the dark side to represent the whole moon.

Light and Dark Sides ofΒ  the Moon as Metaphors for Reality and Dreaming

The same is true for everything you see. If you only focus on everyday reality, you neglect the Dreaming. According to Aboriginal thinking the Dreaming is the basic substance of the material world. The Dreaming gives objects the energy that attracts and repels your attention. If you neglect the Dreaming, you devalue the material environment because you ignore its basis and thus miss half of life.

…”

An artist senses the Dreaming in the canvas, paper, and stone and knows that everyday reality is not only concrete. Leonardo da Vinci wrote that artists should look into peeling plaster walls until they can see images emerging from the shapes of the plaster. Similarly, Michelangelo called sculpting a process of bringing out the form that already exists inside the stone. Artists and aboriginal peoples have developed the ability to see the Dreaming, that is, the power behind the figures you see in your nighttime dreams and everyday reality.

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What do you think? πŸ˜€


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Day 163/365

Sir Robert Ho Tung Library

A visit to Sir. Robert Ho Tung Library.

This three-storey Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, constructed before 1894, is located along the St Augustine Square and is right beside the entrance to the St Joseph Seminary. Originally belonged to D. Carolina Cunha, and the mansion was later bought by Sir Robert Ho Tung in 1918 to be his villa.

In 1941, when Hong Kong fell into the hands of the Japanese, Sir Robert moved to Macao and stayed until the war ended in 1945. He passed away in 1955. According to his will, the building was to be presented to the Macao Government to be used as a public library.

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Day 162/365

Pacific Coffee

Another rainy day…Which one would you pick? Cranberry & apple juice or coffee?

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