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new eyes marcel proustnew eyes marcel proust quote

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust

 

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Q&A

quote on wisdom

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”

– Naguib Mahfouz

 

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tropical breeze singapore

A view of a small island in Singapore across from another small island.

I was sitting behind this bush, enjoying the breeze. There is something distinctive about tropical sea breeze: its “fullness”, lulling with relaxation. And I feel that this image somewhat captures it.

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cat elevated platform california

Pet hotels in California must provide elevated platforms for cats.

dDenim official fabric california

Denim is now the official fabric of California.

 

I read an article about the more than 800 new laws that will take effect in California this year. Two particularly caught my interest.

1. Kennels and pet hotels are required to check on the animals once a day. They must also provide elevated platforms in cat enclosures. I guess this is to ensure that kitty gets its share of perches each day.

2. Denim is now declared as California’s official fabric. This is a recognition of the fabric’s role in the history of the state.

In 1853 Levi Strauss journeyed to San Francisco to make his fortune in the California Gold Rush. He became a businessman. The turning point came when the miners needed strong durable pants. In 1873, Levi and his partner invented the blue jeans.

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value of a good friend

“A good friend is like a four leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.”

–  Irish proverb

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Obama Trump white house meet

(Pic: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo.)

When President Obama welcomed Trump to the White House, he said this to his successor: “Most of all, I want to emphasize to you, Mr. President-elect, that we now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed — because if you succeed, then the country succeeds.”

Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said this in an interview in 2010: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

Well, big difference. Reminds me of the saying: “What you say about other people reveals more about you than what you say about yourself.”

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Nurture

quote on love

“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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