zaterdag 26 december 2009

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zaterdag 19 december 2009

zaterdag 12 december 2009

UP Diliman Campus



University of the Philippines - Diliman

Hundred Islands



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donderdag 10 december 2009

Still Life - Magical Egg

Appels en Aardappels

Yesterday we made Waldorfsalade, prei 'au jus', appelbollen, chocoladetruffels. It was very good but I prefer 'island cooking'.

I had red wine like I did last week; I had attracted a lot of attention because of my dark red colour. They had thought it was from the red-hot chili pepper or sambal -- I must admit it was so hot tears went rolling down my face.

The appelbollen were so hot we had to wait for while before we could eat them.

After dinner we went to watch the young black dancers dance. They had just finished their practice but they decided to dance for us one more time before leaving.

When I woke up this morning I remembered my chocoladetruffels; they're still sitting in the refrigerator at the school canteen.



Dutch Food

zondag 6 december 2009

donderdag 3 december 2009

Surinaamse Bami

Using spaghetti. Love it!

Choices

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with an impure mind
And trouble will follow you
As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart.
We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with a pure mind
And happiness will follow you
As your shadow, unshakable.
"Look how he abused me and hurt me,
How he threw me down and robbed me."
Live with such thoughts and you live in hate.
"Look how he abused me and hurt me,
How he threw me down and robbed me."
Abandon such thoughts, and live in love.
In this world
Hate never yet dispelled hate.
Only love dispels hate.
This is the law,
Ancient and inexhaustible.
You too shall pass away.
Knowing this, how can you quarrel?
How easily the wind overturns a frail tree.
Seek happiness in the senses,
Indulge in food and sleep,
And you too will be uprooted.
The wind cannot overturn a mountain.
Temptation cannot touch the man
Who is awake, strong and humble,
Who masters himself and minds the dharma.
If a man's thoughts are muddy,
If he is reckless and full of deceit,
How can he wear the yellow robe?
Whoever is master of his own nature,
Bright, clear and true,
He may indeed wear the yellow robe.
Mistaking the false for the true,
And the true for the false,
You overlook the heart
And fill yourself with desire.
See the false as false,
The true as true.
Look into your heart.
Follow your nature.
An unreflecting mind is a poor roof.
Passion, like the rain, floods the house.
But if the roof is strong, there is shelter.
Whoever follows impure thoughts
Suffers in this world and the next.
In both worlds he suffers
And how greatly
When he sees the wrong he has done.
But whoever follows the dharma
Is joyful here and joyful there.
In both worlds he rejoices
And how greatly
When he sees the good he has done.
For great is the harvest in this world,
And greater still in the next.
However many holy words you read,
However many you speak,
What good will they do you
If you do not act upon them?
Are you a shepherd
Who counts another man's sheep,
Never sharing the way?
Read as few words as you like,
And speak fewer.
But act upon the dharma.
Give up the old ways -
Passion, enmity, folly.
Know the truth and find peace.
Share the way.

-- The Dhammapada
 
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