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Words of wisdom: What is life? The juxtaposition of life and bumper cars

Life and bumper cars

The relationship between life and bumper cars

Luna park and bumper cars at Sydney Australia, Richie and Shan. Copyright Yip Pei Shan 2009

Life is like bumper cars.  You take a few knocks along the way, smile; life still goes on. – Yip Pei Shan

I wa playing bumper cars at Luna Park, Sydney, Australia, a few days ago and came up with this bump of wisdom.  Everyone was all smiles and yet they were enduring hard knocks from people they know or did not know.  We were all confined at a certain point in time and space, yet it was filled with positive feelings, fun and enjoyment.  It’s an excellent attitude to take with us back into our reality of living.  For what is reality but a construction of our minds?  Let us smile and live life with optimism, fun and enjoyment!

January 7, 2009   1 Comment

Smiles and hearts: Mr. exceptional extraordinaire

A smile is a heart-to-heart communication: it emanates from your heart, radiates on your face, and lights up the hearts of others – Yip Pei Shan

The best things happen when you least expect it! I was attending a party at Gallery Hotel and was lured by the pretty flutist playing beautiful music at the restaurant on the second level. Mr. exceptional extraordinaire, Caron Ong, appeared immediately with a shanshiney smile and asked if I would like to dine.  I declined while expressing my wish to listen to the flutist.  Unperturbed, Caron invited us to take a seat to listen.  This was the first time I went to a restaurant without ordering anything, and had the brightest smiles given generously and willingly!  Not only from Caron, but from the other service crew as well as the pretty flutist!

Having listened to a couple of pieces played by the flutist, we ventured to leave.  However, Mr. exceptional extraordinaire, Caron, not only bade us farewell with another shanshine smile, he gave us beautiful calendars on the house!  Exceptional service from this Shanshine Smiler indeed!

Shan and Caron Ong at Gallery hotel along Nanson road Copyright Yip Pei Shan 2009

Generous bright shanshine smiles, beautiful flutist, gorgeous calendars, I’m going back there next time not just to have an audio and visual feast, but to have a gastronomic delight!  I am psychosomatically convinced the food there is great already, thanks to Caron and his wonderful team at Gallery Hotel, 1 Nanson Road, Robertson Quay.

I salute you, Caron, Mr. exceptional extraordinaire!

PS.  More Shanshine Smilers here!

December 17, 2008   No Comments

Smiles and hearts: Mr. sweet sincere smile

A smile is a heart-to-heart communication: it emanates from your heart, radiates on your face, and lights up the hearts of others – Yip Pei Shan

Remember this proverb I created in March this  year?  I have been noticing so many beautiful smiles, I am going to make it a point to compliment the Shanshine Smilers in Singapore!

I’m going to get hold of Aishah’s shanshiney smile to light up the hearts of many more!

I was bowled over by Chin Hong, another Shanshine Smiler this evening at Bakerzin, United Square.  Impeccable service with a sweet and sincere disposition, Chin Hong has been with Bakerzin for two weeks.  An Electrical and Electronic Engineering student from the Singapore Polytechnic, this is his second part-time job, with his first part-time job at a furniture outlet at Sungei Road Gardens during the weekends.

I salute you, Chin Hong, Mr. sweet sincere smile!

PS.  More Shanshine Smilers here!

September 15, 2008   No Comments

Free Positive Psychology series: Shanshine your sunshine! (2 Best Speaker awards!)

My beloved friends,

After several terrific talks and a long absence from speaking due to a nasty flu, I am back with a vengeance!

In my eighth and ninth speeches entitled Shanshine your sunshine!, I will introduce the concept of shanshining, what sunshine is in relation to happiness, and why Happiness Coaching is great for you! A little shanshiney gift will be given at the end of the session!

I invite you to the eighth and ninth of my Positive Psychology series in Singapore presented on two days. Details as follows:

  • Topic: Shanshine your sunshine!
  • Venue: ITMA Toastmasters, NUSS Suntec City Guild House, Suntec City Mall 05-001, Singapore
  • Date: 16 May 2008
  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Venue: NTU Alumni and West Coast Toastmasters, NTU Alumni Club, Level 9, 11 Slim Barracks Rise, Singapore
  • Date: 17 May 2008
  • Time: 2-5pm

I look forward to seeing you there!

With love,
Pei Shan

May 15, 2008   1 Comment

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