Beautiful Lotus

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A beautiful lotus is weary
Harsh elements of the earth
Toiling and toiling
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At times, beautiful lotus
feels torn and worthless
but beautiful lotus has a purpose

lotusseed

Bearing the seeds
Seeds of hope
Seeds that beautiful lotus has to nurture

*****ahakahakahak****** Pardon the mushy-ness of the above. I am in a good mood. Still grasping with photoshopping, playing around with the buttons, experimenting with every damn buttons available. And I am admiring my collection of photos. ********uwekkkkk**********

In case some of you guys do not know, my name is Beautiful Lotus in Mandarin. Chewah, my name is so pure, so beautiful. Like that Malay song, I forgot the title and the singer about some teratai wan?

*Weekends, blog traffic low so can put in all kind of craps just for fun.*

BTW, if any of you from Taiping, please tell me when the pond is filled with lotus flowers. I do not mind the 45 mins trip just to take photos. The last time I was there, it was filled with mud only.

37 Replies to “Beautiful Lotus”

  1. hahaha i think around Sept/Oct last year, i spotted a guy sellin the lotus thing at Ipoh.. whaahha i bought darn alot.. ate alot aso.. tasted weird though ;X

  2. Jason – What are you saying? Want to die?

    Buaya – I can’t differentiate them, water lily or lotus. Aren’t they all the same?

    Penny – Yeah, I tasted fresh lin chee before too. But can’t rememher the taste though.

  3. Dear Lilian,

    Peace be with you, sister in Christ. Now that we’ve got the formalities out of the way (don’t believe we’ve been introduced), I would appreciate it if you could spare a couple of seconds of your time to address an issue regarding a comment posted in the weblog mental jog at (http://jogalong.blogspot.com).

    I would like to highlight the entry made on the 4th of February, 2005 with the title yo, come let’s drink tea! (Permalink: http://jogalong.blogspot.com/2005/02/yo-come-lets-drink-tea.html), in particular the first comment in the comment section, if you’ll be so kind as to refer back to it.

    The entry in question focuses on an upstart forum called LimTeh.com (LimTeh.com is a sixthseal.com venture). I believe that the first comment was written by you, or person(s) using the “lilian” nickname with a back link URL pointing to (http://lilianchan.blogspot.com/).

    I navigated over to the weblog in question and was informed that This blog has moved to http://chanlilian.net/. I proceeded to the URL and arrived here. You must be wondering what great news I must be carrying about our Lord Savior, Jesus Christ, to have traveled so long and far, and to that, I say…there is none.

    He did remind me that it’ll be His birthday again in nine months, and told me that I had better get him something stronger than wine if I’m to be considered for the Heaven Guest List, but that’s it. Hmm…come to think of it, he did sound kinda judgmental and rather unlike his usual forgiving self, but that could be coz of the drinking…

    I digress. I did not come here with glorious news of the divine nature. It’s something more earthly that I’ve traveled thus yonder to share with you.

    I am writing to relay my feelings regarding the comment which was made on the 4th of February, 2005 at 1:33 PM (GMT +8) which reads:

    QUOTE
    Lucia
    I hope you will exercise your wisdom over there because as I see it, it has undertones of substances abuse. I can’t be sure but you are free to ask around from our wiser and more established forummers. Go on, jump on me but I have to say what I have to say.
    UNQUOTE

    The off-handed remark and pre-assumptions which is cocooned within the barbed comment really…er, hurt, my feelings. For a moment, it felt like there was sand in my eyes, and maybe there was, with the construction going on outside…and the word “forummers” really did hurt my eyes. It’s a piercing sort of pain, like it’s telling me that there’s too many m’s. Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขm sorry, but that’s what happened.

    It also made me feel like my heart was being slowly shredded apart, with each word that flashed before my eyes, but perhaps that could be attributed to sympathomimetic induced cardiac dysrhythmias…yep, nothing feels like tachypnea and tachycardia with a dash of intracranial pressure in the morning. It just wakes you right up…works like magic…okay…right, I will stop pretending to make sarcastic comments disguised as small talk and get to the point now.

    I appreciate the fact that you’ve voiced out your personal views and I absolutely agree that you have a right to speak out. Now, if you’ll allow me to reciprocate, I must correct you on several factual malfunctions in your comment.

    1. The LimTeh.com forum does not have “undertones of substances (sic) abuse”. I ABSOLUTELY RESENT the negative connotations loaded in that phrase. I would like to correct you, once and for all, and make it clear that the LimTeh.com forum neither condones or discourages substance use. Instead, the practise is embraced.

    2. I would like to compare notes with you on the second rebuttal before making a statement, because I would not think of making assumptions about you, but wtf, we haven’t got all day, so, getting right to the point, I find the phrase “wiser and more established forummers” to be offensive and derogatory to me.

    Please allow me to get on my moral high horse and make the following statement:

    I would not think of making assumptions or judgment calls against you, lilian, because I don’t know you in person.

    Now, as I dismount the virtual horse, I would like to convey the urgency of time by discreetly glancing at my watch and concede that you are probably wiser than me, due to your…seniority, shall we say?

    The part I will have to check my facts (people still do that in this day and age, you know) is the bit regarding being an “established forummer (sic)”. LimTeh.com is a proof of concept venture launched recently, so if that’s what you’re referring to (which I know you’re not, I just wanted to clear all bases), so it’s only been online for a couple of months.

    I have to remind you that chanlilian.net does not have a forum to form a basis of comparison though, which renders the statement completely invalid and pushes it into the domain of a self-serving, self-righteous, masturbatory statement. I really hope you don’t have a forum, coz I didn’t check and I would look like a total ass if you’ve been running one for decades (which is technically possible, with you being a mother and all, I plan to keep my blog going for decades too).

    Nonetheless, I believe that’s not what you’re trying to convey due to the language semantics (oh, btw, don’t mean to be a Grammar Nazi, but substance doesn’t have an s suffix). I get the impression that you’re referring to forum participation…and this is where I have to solicit your input.

    I have been actively involved in forums/BBS/newsgroups/mailing lists (now that was old skool) before 1993.

    The above statement is:

    TRUE
    I have no more questions. You are the old skool master and the title “established forummer (sic)” is rightly yours, as befits your (insert euphemism for age before posting, don’t forget now, no cheap blows).

    FALSE
    I’m afraid that I’ve been involved in BBS since 1993, using a dial-up to call BBS systems around the world. Yes, we needed to pay the international call charges. It was fun at that time.
    I’ve also been active in various mailing lists, and was a moderator and compiler (weekly digests) for several in 1994 and I also got into newsgroups at that time (which, I’m ashamed to say, mostly involved alt.binaries.sex).
    I have also joined various forums throughout the years as my interests change and have been around long enough to know I don’t have to jump at my own shadow at any hint of academic discussions on topics of questionable legality (God Forbid!) due to the existing protective legal framework.

    The point of all this entire dick sizing exercise (which is rather pointless, considering I’m the only male here) is to communicate my indignity at this attempt to challenge my experience. I’m just kidding, I’m not actually indignant, nor do I care about all this, I just have a lot of time on my hands.

    Well then, sorry for being an asshole, no hard feelings, all in good fun, blah blah, and all that. I realized that I have other things to do…but! But, but, lilian, I always have a spare minute to share the word of Christ with a fellow Christian.

    I’m dusting my worn copy of the Scripture now and there’s a very wise paragraph that goes “Judge not, lest ye be judged yourself.”

    Hang on…my bad, that’s a Metallica CD…right, here’s the good book.

    It says”You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

    Jesus, the Bible can be a bit harsh, eh? Hypocrite might be too strong a word. However, that doesn’t invalidate the general lesson. It’s a very simple concept actually. In fact, it can be distilled down and still retain the message.

    Speck-brother, Plank-own.

    I just felt like sharing that piece of scripture with you. It’s so easy to forget the holy gospel in this day and age….

    Peace be with you always, and God Bless! Thank you very much for your time.

    Sincerely yours,
    Poh Huai Bin
    Chief Operations Officer
    Department of Social Manipulation, Coercive Persuasion and General Bad Influence of a Vague Nature
    (commonly known as The DEPT of S&M and CoPu(lation))
    “Where we turn tabula rasa into tabula rasa.”

  4. i went taiping few years back, but cant see nice nice lotus flower :(, its either the time i went there was not the right season, or either those lotus are not given enough care till all also mampus liao..hohoho..coz my mum told me 10 or 20 years back when she is still young, the pond is so damn beautiful.. !!

  5. Lin Chee not as nice as Lin Chee Kang lah.

    Me think the difference between lotus and water lily is lotus is supported by a stalk and the flower didn’t have any contact with the water, whereas water lily floats on top of the water surface.

  6. Wow, if that was a flame piece, I dunno where the fish it was leading to cos it was making too much apologies on the way about the windings and turnings he made.

    So – wat’s the main point har?

  7. Earthtone: exactly! ๐Ÿ™‚ there is no point…and i’m not even bothered by the comment. thought it was commendable for lilian to speak her mind. however, i did have a lot of time last night since i did not sleep.
    i like to write. some of us write just for the sake of writing. i have a lot of inane posts which i never posted. unfortunately, i felt like posting this one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Thanks everyone for your input.

    As for you Huai Bin, I must welcome you for the very, very long posting. Go ahead, quote me the ‘judgement’ verse of the plank and camel. This is not the first time I am told that I am one fucking self-righteous woman who judged others. I had been flamed for rebuking that there is no ghost in this world. It was on national papers for two weeks. I know it will not be the last time too. Peter Tan said it to me too. But I do not rebuke Peter because I have high respect and love for him. For others, I do love to debate it out.

    Do you all guys think that for fear of being told ‘take the plank out of my eyes’ I would shut my mouth? I would cower in my holy-moly shell, keep my mouth shut even my heart tells me that something is not right? I won’t Poh Huai Bin. I said something when my heart tells me to do so. I like to see it as God’s promptings.

    I told Lucia to refer not to me. I told her to refer to a certain doctor who knows what are drugs and able to discern things much better than me. I am but a miserable housewife, what do I know about drugs other than paracetamol? Whether Lucia listens or not, I do not care because I just have to tell her.

    And if there is no truth to what I said, why are you so perturbed about this? Why waste so much of my diskspace? Because there is truth in it. Your inane post confirmed that yes, LimTeh.com is for substance abuse. And that to me, is just not right. And if it is not right, I say it.

    You did say, “make it clear that the LimTeh.com forum neither condones or discourages substance use. Instead, the practise is embraced.”

    Huai Bin, I am very impressed with your website, promoting Sarawakian food and I had read about how you choose sixthseal. I see you as my brother-in-Christ. And I hope our Lord Jesus Christ will continue to show you His way. I know Lord Jesus will guide so many of us, eventhough we are just mere bloggers. Mere bloggers have a part to play too. That is to spread kindness, goodness and love to all.

    So, may you find your guiding light and may the Lord showers you with His grace and blessings. Amen.

  9. *claps claps claps*
    since i posted the link to u this afternoon, i was wondering why took u so long and even until night, u still havent responded. ๐Ÿ™‚

    5xmom, u are the SAHM!

  10. auntie, your rant sounds like you’re having a tough time going through your menopause…

    seriously, it wasn’t even funny, it’s all blah blah blah so excuse me for not reading.

    i did catch one comment that made me laugh though…the one about doctors knowing more about potentially recreational drugs and illicit substances. omg, that’s really funny.

    not to knock doctors, hey, my sis is one, but i play doctors and twist them around my little finger for my prescriptions. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    and let me tell you, KL or Kuching, unless they’re psychiatrists, nah, can’t beat someone who’s really interested in the niche rx pharmacology.

    but auntie, you can go for HRT! hormone replacement therapy! very good, you know!

    my grandma mellowed out after that. i’m just chilling here coz i can’t sleep so i have heaps of time on my hands. that’s why i can write epics. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    chill la, it’s funny how women your age gets their panties in a twist over such a small thing.

    seriously, ho sim lah, do you think it’s worth it to get all pissed off and ruin your day while the other guy (me) doesn’t even give a fuck (i’m feeling quite good, actually) and he’s just typing to waste time until it’s time to sleep.

    HRT lah. no bluff one. works wonders.

    promise you’ll try, auntie?

    sorry ah, can’t write funny one right now, used up my mental capabilities last night already. i won’t even read this. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    remember, HRT. ask your gp or something. excuse me, i’m going to see my psychiatrist to refill.

    nah, i just said that to goad you. who the hell opens at 4:38am? ๐Ÿ™‚

    don’t mean to harress you but it’s really fun to get under the skin of…well, aunties like you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    coz you just get so pissed off, heh.

    i’m writing just for the sake of writing. coz i’ll be bored otherwise.

    anyway, enough playing around, should be writing a post. see ya, tomorrow sabbath, pray for god’s forgiveness ok?

    i will to.

  11. jesus, i didn’t know i wrote so much shit.

    better go to limteh.com, that’s what it’s for anyway.

    oh i just thought of something…i vaguely remember clicking link after link one day and coming across an auntie’s blog. something about her kids saying her blog is boring.

    it’s even more boring now, with my inane verbal diahrea. ๐Ÿ™‚

    there’s a reason i don’t post the stuff i write when i’m tweaked. coz it doesn’t make any sense. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. now you made me scroll up.

    don’t involve lucia, she has nothing to do with it.

    i just wanted to have a bit of fun and you’re too funny with your self righteous attitude, so i chose you.

    ok ok i’m going, else i’m going to get stuck.

    i’m going to sleep for more than a day and i probably won’t remember or bother to come back so, take care, and see ya when i remember.

  13. OMFG!!! Kuching is really THAT boring har ??? no life meh in Kuching ??? I got there last month ler … got happening place leh … go out go out …. i see u dem mental ledi !!!! *god behless luk*

  14. soli soli .. forgot to say some shit also … lilian i think his ubat habis liow la … now boh makan ubat … so not under konterol liow … forgive him ok ? i will call his dokter now to ask him send him ubat!!!! LMFAO OMFG !!!!!

  15. Wingz, Jason & JxT – LOL! Enjoy it while it lasts. I am going to have another busy day today (sunday). And in case, anyone is interested to know, I was in a seminar the whole of yesterday. This morning, 8.30 am I have to be in church because it is Palm Sunday. After that, I have choir practice, singing for Holy Thursday (the Last Supper) and Easter. I will definitely PRAY, yes, I will!

    Why? Because I am concerned about the future of our kids! The young people. It is my parental duty.

  16. Ya lor Lil. That seems to be the only thing that is left for us to do… pray. No amount of parenting can ensure the future of our young .. what with the influences of society and what have you .. ***shuddering***

  17. the whole lotus can be eaten one.. sangat sedap ๐Ÿ™‚

    up there those seeds are called “lianzi” (for herbal tea) in mandarin. the flower is called “lianhua” (for soup), leaves “lianye” (for treating skin disease), down there the brownish thing is (lian oww).. yummylicious deep fried!

    so you wanna be lotus or durian? make yourself clear la

  18. OJ – you tell me lor. I liulian time no one kacau, aman damai, I turned lotus tiba-tiba jadi famous pulak. Which one better leh? ;o)

    Wingz – Yes, yes, your wish is my command.

    Pompit – Scary ya, our MMB forum and other forums, serve the same purpose, different direction only.

  19. Popcorn man also left liao. But KLJS, if you go over to the ‘other’ side, you can see real flames la. Here, my readers all very smart and quiet-quiet wan, they know how to behave wan. They don’t waste gas wan la. That ‘other’ side, thank God, got people with balance views wan also.

  20. I don’t know but I think, hell, why should we be bothered with each other’s business wor?

    While I don’t personally do drugs, I’ve been to limteh.com and read most their threads. One thing than you might have mistaken is their intention. It’s definitely not aimed at encouraging people to take up drugs.

    Then the admins and seniors are absolutely concious with what they’re doing. One example is that they despise people who blindly use drugs without knowing what these things can do to their health.

    They talk about their experience without.. er.. actually luring people to embrace what they’re doing. They even have a “darkside section” aimed to provide support people to get off the addiction.

    I think it’s the lifestyle one chooses to live, so as long as they do not harm others, I believe it’s merely just a choice of life.

    I think better watch TV ๐Ÿ˜›

  21. Bunga teratai tak perlu air la, dik. Sebab bunga teratai hidup di dalam air, masih putih-putih walaupun sekitar penuh dengan selut.

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