Earlier this year, I vowed I would lose weight before my big trip to the UK.
Moving on… visited Haikara, a Japanese fusion-cafe located in Subang, right next to Subang Avenue. It’s a quaint little shop tucked into a corner, cozy ambience and environment, great for drinks and long talks with friends. The place is run by a Japanese couple : a tall, strapping guy in his 50s with a head of white tied back into a ponytail, and his very lovely Japanese wife.
Last weekend my parents brought me to the ashram. I like just sitting around in the compound, hearing the bodhi tree leaves rustle and blend with the gentle tinkling of wind chimes swaying in the breeze. It’s a place where every barefoot step on the cool stone floor is like stepping into a holy abode, where sleeping Buddhas smile from behind dimly lit chambers, where the noises of the city just fade away. It’s like an oasis in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Attended the 2 hour Dharma talk. It was interesting, to say the least. I’m really more happy reading on the Dharma alone though. I’m a Buddhist by birth, and I think many things the Dharma teaches are very useful and enlightening, but there are things I don’t agree with too. The beauty of Buddhism is that it allows for a lot of freedom – we are what we do. On the other hand, I like the sense of love and community that Christians have. Religions are really fascinating. I’m not ready to really devote myself to anything yet though. I guess it’s something you need to discover as life goes, for both believers and non-believers.