Underlying Meaning of Everyday Word

29 Oct 2015 – Getting Lost In Translation

Heartbreak is how we mature, there is almost no path a human being can follow that does not lead to heartbreak – David Whyte




This constant dialogue between reality and illusion, moderated by our use of language, is what poet and philosopher David Whyte explores in Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words


Norwegian for ‘the inescapable euphoria experienced as you begin to fall in love,’ from ‘Lost in Translation’ by Ella Frances Sanders.

Too often words get misinterpreted causing misunderstands, heartaches, etc – thus when a question is asked of me, sometimes need return with the question for the definition of whatever is asked, and that can be rather tiring at times…


Tkx Matty for this share and yes how important it is to promote what you love and to be positive. Like this cheerful and colourful painting by Paula Nicho Cumez. Water lily somehow gives me a positive serenity.

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Mon: one of the MRT lines is down due to some power failure. Free bus rides for the areas effected. Interesting to get caught in the rush-hour traffic. People were civilized in the packed-bus and glad to see that everybody behaved. Had to close my eyes as it was too tight for comfort. Tkx Faith for lunch at IKEA. Had some food shopping to do there and nice to be able to catch up.

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Tue: Happy 91 Bday to Ellen L&M Norwegian grandmother (pix from 1985 just before we moved to the US). Appreciations to LuLu from Miri/Sarawak for stopping by to share the salad. Take care, stay safe and have a good stay in hazy SIN. Purple sweet potato is my favourite potato and it is not always one can find these at the wet market.



Wed: most welcoming morning rains and today’s PSI 80+ under 100, first since my return. Time for a walk in my neck of the woods to see what is new.


Choices galore where eating is concern here on the East-side. Difficult decision when passing by Beach Rd PrawnMee, but did not feel like anything soupy. Glory**** for a popiah (薄餅), SIN spring-roll was more in mind.


Thu: it saddens me to have to share this link, but people ought to be aware and be very weary about food ‘Made in China’. Here is a typical case of ‘money is the root of all kinds of evil’. When their milk and infant formulas can be adulterated with melamine, what else will they not do to earn money???


79a3c2973b_192x272_148e9d3befThe Martian****astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a severe storm in Mars and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home…

Good acting and effects with a sense of humour. No violence or villains but with everyone working together to bring a stranded astronaut home.

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful – Buddha

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