El·e·na [el-uh-nuh, uh-ley-nuh; It. e-le-nah] /ˈɛlənə, əˈleɪnə; It. ɛˈlɛnɑ/ –noun a female given name, form of Helen // A proud student of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche // Personal assistant with a BSc (Hons) Psych from Uni of Warwick // These are snapshots of my life, in words and pictures

Browsing Tag 'anger'

Family

This is what angry, browbeaten, crazy people look like. I mean, just look at us – we’ve all clearly been brainwashed into joining a cult. We all look exhausted, worked to the bone and hate being where we are. Or not. Perception is a funny thing because what you think you see, is what your […]

Toys

When I started my Gratitude Series over two months ago, lots of things were happening around me and through it all, I noticed a common theme – no matter how bad life appeared to be, I had so many things to be grateful for. In the past, people have told me that I am extremely […]

Malaysian idiots

So my wrestle with Malaysian customer services continues. The lack of intelligence in the customer service industry baffles me. In any other country, no one would put up with the shit we put up with here but of course, we’re Malaysians and we hate confrontation because that would mean losing face. But is face really […]

Getting angry…

…is actually to punish yourself with other people’s mistakes. – Master Cheng Yen

envy

Although I get annoyed quite a lot, there are only few people that I truly dislike. In that group of people fall those who are unable to rejoice in Kechara’s success. Here’s what I don’t understand – where is the competition?! And I don’t mean that in a bad way. What I mean is, if […]

Fight your jealousy

Jealousy makes you unsettled, have no peace, be unhappy and act in ways that make you deteriorate and be alone. How can you be jealous of other people who work hard and do well? They deserve their efforts and they ‘make’ you upset because they remind you of what you’re not willing to do. How […]

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It’s very difficult for me to practise Dharma when it comes to my neighbour. An awful lady who screams at the slightest thing that doesn’t go her way (even if it poses no inconvenience to her), she’s also petty, possessive and apparently hasn’t learned any other way of communicating aside from shouting. It’s a wonderful […]

Kindness without agenda

Just because we are kind, generous and caring to someone does not guarantee they will be the same in return. When they are not, just move on and don’t dwell too much. They don’t have karma to realise more. But you are better for being kind anyways…today, to find loyal, and genuine people is difficult […]

(Taken on Chris’ iPhone) I’m sharing here a photo I did not take, but it is a photo that has got me thinking about a great many things. Here’s its context – earlier this afternoon, I posted a picture of myself which had been taken during the greeting cards photo shoot. James saw it and […]