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  • Re: 20181117, Article, Taichung (2018/11/16)

    Re: 20181117, Article, Taichung

    Dear Taichung Happiers,

    In relationships, to “be” or not to “be”?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQDWF4y9QYU

    To be or not to be, what is life but another name of relationships? We need a lesson in Shakespeare? Relationships. Relationships with people, animals, the nature, (food,) or everything touchable and untouchable? We don’t know we don’t know that relationship can silently surface and strengthen us like no other. While I was reading in a café the other day, a girl’s greeting totally took me by surprise: “Are you that ......English...book....? Please keep going, no matter what!” Oh la la! I...I......I can’t really tell you how touched and motivated I was; yet, I firmly believe that everyone can absorb the profound power of relationship, which uplifts us like trees. Relationship! Coincidentally or not, Mark Twain’s timeless wisdom resonated with the “Relationships of Shared Virtue”, which Aristotle had endorsed,”Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” Relationship. What does every layer in relationships taste like? How to prepare our emotions for it? What legacy will we leave if we have great relationships with family and friends, communities and organizations, and the Nature? Ladies and gentlemen, if you have the yearning to impact more, if you want to find a measure of fulfillment, welcome to join our host Yang in discovering the direction of creating more connections and demonstrating the equation: relationship is reality.

    Relationship is reality. “My friend got a personal trainer a year before his wedding. I thought: ‘Bloody hell. How long’s the aisle going to be?’” Is the nature of relationship like the Swedish proverb having, “Shared joy is double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow”? Isn’t every relationship interpreting our deepest desires and doubts? Played through us, relationship is like the music accompanying the dance, and, we, the instrument. The prolonged practice is required to bring the relative pitch, as the perfect pitch does not always do everyone good. The nature of relationship doesn’t complete us--but empowers us to grow and inspires us to develop into more fully ourselves. Our spiritual growth in relationships guides the light for us to open new doors.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwDtSsoiFME Furthermore, the visibility of the value of relationship and memory visits us so rarely that we can hardly recognize it. Yet, Mr. Memory and Miss Relationship can become new persons in the blink of eye. In particular, shining with honesty and integrity, memory is bound with every relationship tightly and tastefully. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u78Axjk722M&feature=youtu.be Relationship is reality. In relationships, we fly high with the treasured lesson to prioritize “looking outward together in the same direction” over gazing at each other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEY0Eyah13E Consequently, relationship will be honest—relationship evolving on humility will be hot—relationship will be about respecting each other’s way of looking at the world. Relationship will be the ultimate result of making ripples in people’s lives.

    Relationship is making ripples in people’s lives. We are all in the circle.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIs95h1aIdY Directed by psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, the 80-year-long Harvard research following hundreds of men for decades is a great comfort. It reassures us that every physical/mental condition looks much more beautiful under the vast ocean of healthy, happy relationships. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KkKuTCFvzI Moreover, do you find the word “relationship” in your definition of success? Success isn’t measured by our wealth, but by how many people influenced by us. Our relationships with fans, readers, audiences, students, or even strangers can (in)directly make positive impacts—this is the meaning of relationship, isn’t it? Our relationships can send a ripple of excitement, a ripple of laughter, and a ripple of concern through the society; a ripple in one place creates ripples elsewhere. The glow of the light and love in relationships gorgeously illuminates every heart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40JYM9-BM-Y Relationships are of the greatest consequence—we have the chance and choice to be above and beyond a position of responsibility. Not until we can love ourselves, our family and friends, our communities, and the Nature, can we find that every day is a great day. Night and day, the music of relationship plays on. We are all in the dance. All of our relationships are all in the circle, all irresistibly connected--all give value to our survival—all to remember and to be remembered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eU52Gh3P08

    Relationship is a journey to remember and to be remembered. Why is “relationship” so unpronounceable? American philosopher Cornel West affectionately asserts, “We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.” Yes. Healthy, happy relationships don’t allow uniqueness or perfection to injure our pride, for they require authenticity and shared ingenuousness. High-quality relationships make us feel safe and remember our courage and vision. Meanwhile, reframing relationships for positive changes takes more. In relationships, sometimes believing can be the greatest adventure of all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjXQzRWmb_I We believe, because we take actions. In relationships, let us believe in communication, appreciation, and compassion. Communication takes skills; however, gratitude and compassion are the spices. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/denmark-muslim-mp-woman-ozlem-sara-cekic-nazis-tea-coffee-interview-a8087631.html Frankly, all the fierceness and frustration in relationships have blinded the windows of our minds. To fearlessly open them, please remember to love your and others’ imperfection, remember the characteristic and voice in every relationship to turn every conflict into connection, and remember to melt down the "invisible walls"—play and humor are more than fun—the key is just sharing. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1571-9979.2008.00175.x

    From “The Nibble Theory and the Kernel of Power” (by Kaleel Jamison)

    Relationships - of all kinds - are like sand
    held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand,
    the sand remains where it is.
    The minute you close your hand
    and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand
    trickles through your fingers.

    You may hold onto it, but most
    will be spilled. A relationship is like that.
    Held loosely, with respect and freedom
    for the other person, it is likely to remain intact.
    But hold too tightly, too possessively,
    and the relationship slips away and is lost.

    Sing with gratitude in your heart--the key is just sharing. When the Sun laughs, revealing light and love, relationship is the glorious sunshine comes streaming in to direct our eyes. Dr. Brené Brown, an author, speaker, and professor, defines connection as “the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” To foster relationships to be the best self, let us request the resourcefulness of growing and transforming, rejoice that every journey is more than rewarding, and remember the paradox that the most fundamental seed and also the sweetest fruit of every relationship is shared accomplishments. For the happiness of pursuing meaningful relationships, remember the time we have with Happiers, remember our relationship with anyone believing in the magic of language, and remember our relationship with positive impacts. We are all in the circle. What makes us beautiful, is, living a life to remember and to be remembered. To be or not to be? Join us. Thanks!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeAED0matdc



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    With Gratitude,
    Jasmine

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  • Re: 20181110, Article, Kaohsiung (2018/11/11)

    Re: 20181110, Article, Kaohsiung

    20181110 Gathering, Kaohsiung
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  • Re: 20181103, Article, Kaohsiung (2018/11/11)

    Re: 20181103, Article, Kaohsiung

    20181103 Gathering, Kaohsiung
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  • Re: 20181103, Article, Tainan (2018/11/05)

    Re: 20181103, Article, Tainan

    Gathering Tainan 20181103

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  • Re: 20181103, Article, Taichung (2018/11/01)

    Re: 20181103, Article, Taichung

    Dear Taichung Happiers,

    When the soul is touched by the light of food…….
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymbEDaIN_I4

    Life always begins in a kitchen. Long before the power of language showed up, the potential of producing and praising food had taken up its position among the human race. Perhaps that is why cooking is the way to a man’s heart? Taiwanesely enough, the number one sport practiced in Taiwan is eating. No? Food brings people together-- whether chefs have different dictionaries from ours or not, food permits the communication of abundant apprehension between people even when they have no language in common. Foreigners always expect a wide variety of Taiwanese cuisines. When interacting with foreigners, most Taiwanese people make it clear that Taiwan has the best food in the world. While insisting on the highest standard of food and service, how can we show the identity for Taiwan through food, and further lighten and modernize Taiwanese food without sacrificing flavor and enjoyment? All we know about the incredible flavor of Taiwanese cousins is a memory from when we were little; however, what we know about Taiwanese cuisines is never enough—we feel a comprehensive craving for connecting these memories. It is the most provocative part of food, isn’t it? Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to join us on this Happy Hunger Game for more delicious adventures.

    Food is never just food. Food wraps the world with feeling, life, motion, and emotion. The food book would be the key to your mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtrXIJxpyvs Food prepares us for the power of story-telling. Food helps us open up a part of ourselves and express feelings we didn't know we were feeling. Food prepares us for the power of story-telling--stories that are not told in particular languages--they are told in emotions. Massimo Bottura, an Italian restaurateur and the chef patron of Osteria Francescana, which wins The World's Best Restaurant 2018, has his philosophy. “I don’t choose the food world; the food world chooses me.” Massimo Bottura re-interprets the meaning of food: to transfer emotions. Starting the learning experience with 16 working-hours per day at Hotel de Paris in Monde Carlo, he encourages scary dreams and endorses bravery, creativity, and flexibility.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFkNx2UQGNQ Food is never just food. Food prepares us for the power of story-telling. Life, hunger, and passion could feel like desecration in the beginning. However, love and honor, all the agreement in food and mind, have been the origin of a superhero at the stage of the food world. http://www.firstshowing.net/2018/official-trailer-for-young-master-chef-documentary-film-chef-flynn/ Food is never just food. Healthy eating can not only maintain our physical strength, but also give us an extraordinary opportunity to feel our best. Yet, our reluctance to meet the challenge of our relationship with food is rivaled by nothing. The food, the food, the food. When it comes to a healthy diet, enjoying simple and confident recipes is always the most appetizing choice. https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2018/02/27/scientifically-what-would-be-considered-the-perfect-diet/#6c22f993640e

    Food is never just food. Food wraps the world with light, shade, color and texture; food wraps the world with rhythm, beat, and harmony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzKgE52d7kk We should either be a work of art, or eat a work of art. “Why do the French eat snails?” “They don't like fast food.” Food is an edible art creation. Food is an art form continuing the past and resuming all the past; food, fiercely colorful and disturbingly loud, is an art form reflecting our life and the nature. https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/09/chefs-table-france-is-here-to-persuade-you-that-food-is-art/498569/ Food is an edible art creation. There’s a feeling of enthusiasm when we create something new, it’s more sophisticated than any sensation in our life. If you can be a curator of a cuisine gallery, what would you like to spread on the plate? What is the music in your head while you are organizing the art work, food? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuYWOzdS-7s Food is an edible art creation—the highest level is to show love through food. Love. What memories do you have about having food? How about the experiences of sharing food with others? What makes it meaningful if someone admirable, respectable, shows love by providing food to people in need? Showing love, everyone has their own unique story to tell. Inspired by a Mom-and-baby panda story, this 4-year-old superhero Austin Perine’s message is especially impressive and influential.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7NcQ2vLuD8

    “Luna Lake Haiku” [/b] (by Adrian Green)

    New moon on the lake.

    Your voice and the nightingale
    serenade springtime.

    Full moon on the lake.

    Your voice and the waterbirds
    celebrate summer.

    Old moon on the lake.

    Owls hunting autumnal food -
    your voice still singing.

    Food is never just food. Food wraps the world with echoes, memories, and associations. "I went to a place to eat. It said 'breakfast at any time.' So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance." All right, and, tell us what you eat with, and we'll tell you who you are.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOV_AXZwpWo American artist, author, and former restaurateur Alice May Brock vividly portrayed the picture. “Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; Wine and tarragon make it French; Sour cream makes it Russian; Lemon and cinnamon make it Greek; Soy sauce makes it Chinese; Garlic makes it good.” Yes, food has always been a great way to make people aware of that connection. Just eat with heart and read with pot, shall we? https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/bottom-pot Among humans, most communication is non-verbal. Among Taiwanese people, nonetheless, the light of the non-verbal communication goes on with food. Moreover, the local open-air market is the image most commonly dreamed up by food shopaholics in Taiwan, where lovely local crops are on display, offering fragrances, feelings, colors, and seasonal specialties. In most parts of Taiwan, the local market is a sincere invitation to fall in love with the beauty and value of a place, and, of a culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9_hTouNWVE Furthermore, food creates deep-seated relationships. More than great significance of survival and sufficiency, food grants the glory of identity and dignity, which awakens our awareness of characteristic and anticipation of alliances. Those who share food culture with us share collective aspirations with us. Therefore, tell me, please, what value do you see in following the respectable food culture and traditions? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcRBP8R0qvE

    We have every faith in food. Undoubtedly, we have had a long love story with food; we embrace a mixture of pride in food and culture. Food is the wellness. Food says our names softly, as if to conjure us up like a magician. What really fascinates us is the love and passion. Food is our means of communication, our means of growth, and our means of alteration from one life stage to another. The symphony of flavor is the mixed flavor of family, culture, and memories. Everyone is a food superhero; food urges collaboration among different “pots”. We put our hearts into food with passion--we are deeply humbled by the splendid food and the integrity it is presented with. The idea of cooking up stories fills us with excitement--sharing the memories of food is a never-ending spiritual journey. Everyone has their own signature story. Every story counts and continues. Join us. Thanks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDu21QPVOqo



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    With Gratitude,
    Jasmine

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  • Re: 20181027, Article, Kaohsiung (2018/10/29)

    Re: 20181027, Article, Kaohsiung

    20181027 Gathering, Kaohsiung
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  • Re: 20181020, Article, Kaohsiung (2018/10/29)

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    20181020 Gathering, Kaohsiung
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  • Re: 20181013, Article, Kaohsiung (2018/10/29)

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    20181013 Gathering, Kaohsiung
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  • Re: 20181006, Article, Kaohsiung (2018/10/29)

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    20180929, Gathering, Kaohsiung
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  • Re: 20181013, Article, Hsinchu (2018/10/29)

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  • Re: 20181027, Article, Hsinchu (2018/10/29)

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  • Re: 20181027, Article, Taichung (2018/10/25)

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    Dear Taichung Happiers,

    Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the happiest in the world?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUzxzf2UDfE&app=desktop

    When we have a globe the same as Mark Twain’s....... “Happiness is a Swedish sunset--it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it....” What is authentic happiness? Where does happiness lie in? I would guess it’s not anything outside of ourselves. Not the wealth we want. Not seeing ourselves in a perfect world. Not a final destination. Not fame. Not meeting those Russian-doll expectations formed by others—as soon as we open one layer, a deeper layer of others’ expectation steals the spotlight, and then we stretch out our confidence to reach it and feel empty—afterwards, we just walk into a new layer and another, a new layer and another, like someone blindfolded. No, no no, no no no? British philosophical writer James Allen (28 November 1864 – 24 January 1912) put the puzzles together to explain why happiness is the highest level of success. “A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.” Happiness is a skill we can build with consistent practice. Have you ever experienced the alleviation of the vanity, anxiety, desire, and pain? How do you feel about it? How can the vibrations convince you to compose your Happiness Equation? Ladies and gentlemen, our eyes will take another survey of the Happy Museum--welcome to join us in exploring the art of happy habits.

    Clap along if you know what happiness is to you. “Me and my wife lived happily for twenty years.... then we met.” What on earth is happiness? The answer to it varies from individual to individual. According to classical Greek philosopher Socrates (c. 470 – 399 BC), “Happiness flows not from physical or external conditions, such as bodily pleasures or wealth and power, but from living a life that’s right for your soul, your deepest good.” Thousands years later, the Award-winning film producer Brian Thomas Grazer presents that staying in his own lane, not being comparative to others that could have more than him or less than him, that is when he is the happiest. In addition, Morten L Kringelbach, a professor at Aarhus University, Denmark and University of Oxford, UK, directs our eyes to happiness through the lens of neuroscience.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=riZqpQcp5iw Feeling the pouring energy? What is your private symphony for the definition of happiness? Happiness is a mindset—it’s never been found outside of us. The significance? Happiness is the ladders to dreams. Happy people are more productive and creative. Their way of going through the world, unaware of limitations. Receptive and brave. Here comes the country, which measures its GDP by happiness--not to impress the world, but to embrace the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PuIphMhzG0 Happy people are healthier people, and they live longer. Happy people have better relationships. Happy people can pay more attention to sights, sounds, smells, and feelings. Happy people are more respectful and convertible—they understand that the plants are more punctual than human. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hYGJhMvbrfk

    “Happiness is like a butterfly” (by Henry David Thoreau)

    Happiness is like a butterfly.
    The more you chase it, the more it eludes you.
    But if you turn your attention to other things,
    It comes and sits softly on your shoulder.


    Find the “space”, and dance like nobody’s watching.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXZDnfYsG9o This Mom-and-son goal is admirable; the deciphering of the happiness is impossible. Nurturing relationships (with family, friends, and communities) is the Happy Experience we would love to talk about again and again, and through this experience, the feeling of fulfillment calls our names, our names, our names. On the other hand, we all experience recognizing the fading color in moments that should be happy celebrations. Hear it out! The anxiety is ticking, ticking, ticking away when we fix our gaze at that clock. Nope, it is not exactly that clock—it is the obsession for perfection. The obsession for perfection. When will we celebrate our imperfection with confidence and elegance until it becomes beautiful? When will we let the beauty of our childhood innocence be taken from its winter storage and given back to us in everyday life? When we abandon all the “grammar” and use only present tense: Now! The Present! When we abandon all the “grammar” and use only first person: Me! More “Me Time”! https://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/17/living/feat-happiness-little-things-irpt/index.html Moreover, check out this: the most popular class in Yale's history teaching us how to live a happier life. Sharing the five keys to happiness: kindness, meditation, sleep, exercise, and gratitude, Professor Laurie Santos encourages us to change the way we think about things and change our mindset to adapt to the circumstances, for the pursuit of happiness and the happiness of pursuit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJNocseVU5Q

    Fly high—nothing can bring us down. We can offer nothing to this world if we are unhappy; not until we contribute to others’ happiness, can we fly high enough. Be kind for no reason—first, be kind to ourselves, and then, be kind to others. Random kindness punctuates our happiness, for both short-term and long-term memories, and makes the language of our behaviors more logical, conspicuous, and delicious. The Award-winning professor Christopher Peterson (February 18, 1950 – October 9, 2012) clarified that “How can we create a cultural legacy of happiness? Let other people matter.” So, what would you like to do to continue to others’ happiness? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4INwx_tmTKw (You can turn on the English subtitles.) Hey, didn’t the Magic Mirror just wink? For a more meaningful and joyful life, as our talents and resources shape our opportunities, we have no other options but to discover and deliver our “gifts” to promote people with new eyes and live their desired dreams. Growing up with reading difficulties, comedian and author Michael Jr. profoundly proposed something big, beyond the power of words—his life satisfaction has popped up, indeed, on a later punch-line. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twSvd5bQLDw See? You don’t have to be a surgeon to open others’ hearts. See? Another winking. Perhaps, you might have been familiar with the story The boy and the Starfish that demonstrates small things can make a big difference and impactful influence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkV0jvmBLOc Yes, it’s the wonder of wonders. Now, the Magic Mirror is winking broadly and repeatedly.

    In happiness, we trust. Be happy. Be unstoppable. “Dance like there's nobody watching, sing like there's nobody listening, and live like it's heaven on earth.” It’s not the conditions, it’s our decisions that allow us to take off the discriminating hat and see things beyond the imperfections. Practice happy habits into our lifestyle. And, watch out! Happiness is not a pose at all; the luminescence of others’ glowing dreams cannot spoil the view of our inner light. If life is a journey, memories, either sweet or sour, are souvenirs. Luckily, we can cook it—everyone is meant to be an expert of an exclusive taste. Despite everything, always make something beautiful happen! Be a Happier. Be happier. Yes. We deserve it. In happiness, we trust. Let us experience the waves of happy emotions at finding giving and gratitude fulfilling our life purposes again. Above all, it feels possible that memory will never be finished with our happy moments. Join us. Thanks!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl6E10uxB0A



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    With Gratitude,
    Jasmine

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  • Re: Club Finance (2018/10/24)

    Re: Club Finance

    Hi Everyone,

    The following is the updated file of the financial report for Tainan Happy English Club:

    http://www.happyforum.org/finance/Tainan_Finance.xls

    If you have any questions, please let me know, thanks!

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  • Re: 20181020, Article, Taichung (2018/10/23)

    Re: 20181020, Article, Taichung

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