Tuesday, January 3

The New Chapter of My Life

Well, 2011 is gone. That means that chapter has ended. It is a happy one.

I am officially graduated from my studies. I am officially have my post-study-work visa.

You know what that means? Yes, I will continue to stay on in the UK for another two years.

What am I going to do? I am going to search for jobs in my related field which are mostly in London.

The new chapter of my life? The career stage and commitment to Soka Gakkai activities.

After I came back from the SGI Trets course in November, I took some time to think what am I going to do. Basically, what are my determinations? I decided to have full commitment and effort on searching for the right job and involved myself in Soka Gakkai activities to develop myself with faith, courage, and wisdom.

At the middle of January, I am heading back to Malaysia for the Chinese New Year. Ah....It's been like almost a year that I didn't go back to Malaysia. I miss my friends and family. Not to forget, the Malaysian food that I craved for a lot. Serious, I am not joking. Even though I cook my meals that suit my taste, but I do miss the Malaysian food badly. I am really looking forward to my three weeks to one month holiday in Malaysia. I have a lot of things to catch up over there.

Anyway, to end this post, I decided to type out a personal quote which is related to the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012.

'A new year, a new beginning, a new chapter'.

Challenge yourself and do not escape from problems. It is better to take risks with, of course, reasonable paces. I believe that we can develop our faith, courage, and wisdom stronger along the path of our life. The world and life is our stage and canvas. It is our determination to take action of what to do with our life. We learn and develop ourselves to blend in diverse environments and people. We connect and understand people without considering the differences.

Let's create great memories of not only in the year 2012 but also in our life.


-lu yin-

The Evening Walk in Monaco, French Riveria (22/9/11)

Do you remember where the action movies were filmed, like Mission Impossible and James Bond, in Monaco? Also, the place where the rich and famous people, including celebrities, come down for the holidays in their own personal home?

Well, that's where I headed during the evening. Right after having the fun in the sun, it was time to enjoy the evening walk in Monaco.
I was enjoying the view of the Mediterannean Sea while the soundtracks from Mission Impossible and James Bonds films played. Sounds like I was on a mission. A secret agent. Haha. Kidding.
I miss them a lot. I told myself that one day, yes one day, that I will come and visit them in their home countries.

Stopped by at the perfume factory were actual perfumes and soaps were made with pure and natural ingredients. I didn't buy even though I was told the price of the products is cheaper than the ones that are sold in shops.
Look what I saw before heading over to Monaco?
These are the houses where the rich and famous stayed for their holidays.
Finally, we have reached Monaco.
The Maritime Museum

This is where Grace Kelly got married at this church.
Continuing walking through the paths which lead to the next part of Monaco.
This is the whole view of the city of Monaco including seeing the Mediterranean Sea.
In the evening, we all decided to go to a restaurant where there's 'reasonable' price meal. I had red wine and steak for dinner. A perfect and affordable meal in Monaco.

The highlight of the day. The night sceneries of Monaco.
Monte Carlo. It's a casino. I was not allowed to bring the camera inside to take photos and I don't gamble that much. I was just going to use my other precious time some place else. That is: the night walk in Monaco.

I was looking at the wide sea, enjoying the night view, and thinking about the good and bad memories that I had in my entire life. There were times that I laughed and there were times that I had felt the tears that flow out. It's either happy tears or sad tears. However, I felt relieved that I made this far. I tell myself that I'm moving forward and creating great memories in my life.
I realized that this is where football stars placed their signature plaque (can't remember what is was) along this path. Something like the one at Hollywood.
I said goodbye and good night to Monaco before heading back to Nice to stay one last night in French Riveria.
That was the last day for me to spend time in French Riveria. I moved on the next European destination. Take a guess. Where did I head next? Look forward to the next post.

-lu yin-

Happy New Year 2012

Happy New Year to all my friends and family across the world.

Wishing you good health and happiness in not only the year 2012 but also in life.

Have wonderful and unforgettable moments in 2012.

-lu yin-