Always a Sea Drifter
Born by the River
Saved by the Sea
........... ~ ~
Play, Music and
Love taking shower
in the Cool Tropical Rain ;) ...
and I like to glide from sea to sea
one moment in time....
... eyes closed ... dream ...
and I will be there ...
You and I are from different seas. The distance is far. The difference in time is great. When you watch the sunrise, I enjoy the beautiful view of sunset. You send me goodnight wish while I send you a morning hug. While you are at work in your day time, I am sleeping soundly in my night. Here where our Hearts meet and share stories, thoughts, feelings through music.....timeless and spaceless......
Born in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), South Viet Nam. Left Viet Nam for USA not by choice late teen yrs. I still hold the beautiful memory of Saigon & South VN deep in my heart. I plan to visit my birth country in 2012. I live and work in Southern California~small beach city.
Most of my pictures posted in my art gallery are not mine but not subjected to copy right restriction. My "Sea Oasis" account is used for expressing my emotions about my mother land and searching for my VN Root. I love to be friend with Jango friends from around the globe. I'm very interested in people, different cultures, human languages and music. In my happy childhood I remembered listening to classical music and Frank Sinatra all the time (my parents' favorite music). Thanks to dad and mom for all the piano, violin & guitar lessons; for instilling the love of music in each of your six children. My dad's dream was to form a music band by his six children ;) Dad left us unexpectedly & tragically at the age of 44 on Oct 11-1975- less than six months after the brutal thirty years of VietNam War ended (4/30/1975). I would also like to thank Jango for offering free wonderful music & social website. Here I have found new music, new artists and many nice friends. My main language is English. Next is Vietnamese. Last is French (reading mainly & listening to French songs). I hope to share music and stories with my Jango friends. Thanks for stopping by my site. Wish you Health, Peace, Love and Happiness.
No matter what they tell us
No matter what they do
No matter what they teach us
What we believe is true
No matter what they call us
However they attack
No matter where they take us
We'll find our own way back
I can't deny what I believe
I can't be what I'm not
I know I'll love forever
I know, no matter what
If only tears were laughter
If only night was day
If only prayers were answered
Then we would hear God say
No matter what they tell you
No matter what they do
No matter what they teach you
What you believe is true
And I will keep you safe and strong
And sheltered from the storm
No matter where it's barren
A dream is being born
No matter who they follow
No matter where they lead
No matter how they judge us
I'll be everyone you need
No matter if the sun don't shine
Or if the skies are blue
No matter what the end is
My life began with you
I can't deny what I believe
I can't be what I'm not
I know, I know
I know this love's forever
That's all that matters now
No matter what...
No matter what (no, no matter, no)
No, no matter
That's all that matters to me
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“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”
by Thich Nhat Hanh, b.1926 ~
Vietnamese Buddhist Monk ~ Zen Buddhism, Peace Activist, Writer, Poet.
Plum Village, France - Deer Park Monastery, Escondido/ San Diego, California USA
``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` "life is so busy… wouldn't have it any other way" ~Yo-Yo Ma
A STRONG WOMAN
A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape —
But a woman of strength looks
deep inside to keep her soul in shape.
A strong woman isn't afraid of anything —
But a woman of strength shows
courage in the midst of her fear.
A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her —
But a woman of strength gives
the best of herself to everyone.
A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future —
But a woman of strength realizes
life's mistakes can also be blessings and capitalizes on them.
A strong woman walks sure footedly —
But a woman of strength knows
when to ask for help.
A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face —
But a woman of strength wears
an aura of grace.
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey —
But a woman of strength has faith
that it is in the journey that she will become strong.
Do not pursue the past.
Do not lose yourself in the future.
The past no longer is.
The future has not yet come.
Looking deeply at life as it is.
In the very here and now, the practitioner dwells in stability and freedom.
We must be diligent today.
To wait until tomorrow is too late.
Death comes unexpectedly.
How can we bargain with it?
The sage calls a person who knows how to dwell in mindfulness night and day,
'one who knows the better way to live alone.'
Conquer the angry man by love.
Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.
Conquer the miser with generosity.
Conquer the liar with truth.
The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
Make an island of yourself,
make yourself your refuge;
there is no other refuge.
Make truth your island,
make truth your refuge;
thereof is no other refuge.
Digha Nikaya, 16
TEN Golden Rules to Live By
1 – Do unto others as you want others to do to you.
2 – Treasure your body for it is the vessel that guides you through your life.
3 – Be honest and always tell the truth
4 – Success requires hard work, persistence and a little creativity.
5 – Make a difference to at least one other person’s life.
6 – Admit when you’re wrong and apologize.
7 – You can learn something from everyone.
8 – Don’t be scared, go through life as fearlessly as possible.
9 – Smile and laugh every single day.
10 – Count your blessings and be thankful for all the good things in your life.
and 11 - "PRECIOUS gift comes in tiny package" .....
~~~~ Attachment and Abandonment ~~~~~
In life ... sometimes ... less often than not ... it does happen in oddity ... although you are good hearted, people whom you trust and care about walk away coldly and leave you falling in disgrace .... Bite your tongue and watch them disappear into the sunset together with their own kind. Your destiny is never tied to anybody who set you up to fail ... then leaves you in humiliation and shame .... People are meaner and crueler than you can possibly imagine..... You feel sick and nauseous in your heart. Your ego demands justice. However it could be a blessing in disguise ..... far more people are kinder and more loving than you dream of ..... Trust yourself and your heart. Love and take care of yourself. Treat your body with utmost respect because your parents are in you. Smile more. Happiness is a choice. Kindness only gives you more goodness in heart and mind.... Reach out and extend your hand with Love and Compassion. Life will reward you with abundant joy .... You LIVE.
.... Trust+Faith in God, Buddha and .... humanity.
Yes, I did and still do. Aug-17,2012.
Keep moving forward but don't be afraid to look back. Own up to your actions. You cannot change anything except yourself. Everything happens for a great reason = Your Life Lessons ...
****** CHILDREN are a Gift from GOD **************************
"My kids give me the balance to live right. The hardest thing to find in life is balance" - Celine Dion
My only child, my daughter is God's gift to me this life. Thank You GOD.