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Words of wisdom – Capture life like a photo

Life is like taking a photo – you only have one chance to capture the moment.  Once the moment is lost, it is gone forever. – Yip Pei Shan

Capture life like a photo.  Inculcate the Shanshine Philosophy, start having action now, start having infinite new energy!  Do not procrastinate, because time and tide waits for no man.

January 13, 2011   No Comments

Words of wisdom: Pursuit over achievement

Achievement is good, pursuit is greater – Yip Pei Shan

This nugget of wisdom was born from a day out with Xin at Sentosa. Photographing the sun, the wind, the skies, nature and people around us, we had a delightful conversation over achievement and pursuit.

Achieving is good, however, pursuit is greater. [

August 11, 2008   No Comments

Words of wisdom: the juxtaposition of speaking and listening

Without listeners, there would be no speakers – Yip Pei Shan

This proverb was inspired by my conversation with Jack many evenings ago. We were on the subject that most people who joined Toastmasters loved to talk. I told Jack, “The most important thing about Toastmasters is listening.”

I had captured his entire attention. [

July 1, 2008   1 Comment

Words of wisdom: Sparkling like crystals!

We are like crystals. We need a light to shine upon us to bring out the sparkles within us – Yip Pei Shan

This sparklet of wisdom was inspired by the sunlight shining on the beautiful crystals hanging on my table light. Crystals are beautiful, and their beauty is enhanced when a light is focussed on them. A light transforms the crystal from a clear silence into a myriad of rainbow colours! Furthermore, these colours extend beyond the parameters of the crystal, lighting up everything they touch.

Like crystals, we need a light to shine upon us. [Read more →]

June 26, 2008   No Comments

Shanshiney sunshine quotations! \\(^.^)//

Some shanshiney sunshine quotations to brighten up your day!  It warms my heart to know there are many wonderfully cheery things about sunshine!

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.  It’s what sunflowers do – Helen Keller

A good laugh is sunshine in the house – William Makepeace Thackeray

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves – James Barrie

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May 7, 2008   1 Comment