The Frog/Horse picture brought back memories of a posting from a writer who sent the 21st Century Fairy Tale many moons ago when I returned to SIN in 1999! He was trying to get a date but after an evening of drinks, he figured my answer and thoughts 🙂 http://amylamsg.com/2009/07/20/21st-century-fairy-tale/
A few days ago another frog story jumped into my mail, tkx to friends from Gao here is a bi-lingual & good one to share:
Relax a little, You have Wisdom !! 轻松一下. 真的很有智慧!!
A guy is 84 years old and loves to fish.
一 个84 岁的 老先生喜欢钓鱼。
He was sitting in his boat the other day when he heard a voice say,’ Pick me up. ‘ 一 天，他坐在船上钓鱼的当下听到 一 个声音说：「把我拿起来。」 !
He looked around and couldn’ t see anyone.
He thought he was dreaming when he heard the voice say again, ‘ Pick me up. ‘ 当 他又听到「把我拿起来」时，他 以为是他的幻觉。
He looked in the water and there, floating on the top, was a frog.
他 往水中定神一看，那 里正有一只青蛙浮在水面上。
The man said, ‘ Are you talking to me? ‘
The frog said, ‘ Yes, I ‘ m talking to you.
Pick me up then, kiss me and I ‘ ll turn into the most beautiful woman you have ever seen.
将 我拿起來，吻我，我 就会变为你今生所见最漂亮的女 人。
I ‘ ll make sure that all your friends are envious and jealous because I will be your bride! ‘
我 确定你的朋友是既羨慕又嫉妒，因 为我即将成为你的新娘。
The man looked at the frog for a short time, reached over, picked it up carefully, and placed it in his front pocket.
老 先生凝视青蛙片刻后，伸出手，很 小心地托起青蛙放入他前面的口 袋里。
The frog said, ‘ What, are you nuts? Didn’t you hear what I said? I said kiss me and I will be your beautiful bride. ‘
青 蛙說：「怎么，你疯啦？你沒听 我说吗？我 说，吻我，然后我就会成为你美 丽的新娘。」
He opened his pocket, looked at the frog and said,’Nah, at my age I ‘ d rather have a talking frog. ‘
他 拨开他的口袋，看着青蛙说：「算 了，以我这样的年纪，我 宁愿有一只会说话的青蛙。」 When you reach that age, you know what you want, what you can do… it is Wisdom. 人 到达一个年龄，清楚什么该要， 什么不该要，是一种 智 慧 。
Five simple rules to be happy 快乐的五个简单 常规
1. Free your heart from hatred – 释放心中的憎恨
2. Free your mind from worries – 不过分忧虑
3. Live simply – 活得简单
4. Give more – 付出多一些
5. Demand less, expect miracles in life – 少一点要求，对 生命有盼望轻松一下. 真的很有智慧!