What A Proposal!
Ah Chuah had been dating Ah Lian for more than nine
months already. Finally he gained enough courage to
make a proposal for her hand in marriage. It was on a
moonlit night that Ah Chuah popped the momentous
question to Ah Lian. These were the words he used:
“Ah Lian, I have something important to tell you. You
know, there are actually many advantages of
bachelorhood. However, there comes a time when a
person desires the companionship of another living
being, a being who will regard him as a master, an idol; a
being the person can regard as his possession; who will
be obedient, kind and faithful even when times are hard;
who will share his joys and sorrows.”
Ah Chuah was delighted when he thought he saw a
gleam in Ah Lian’s eyes. She nodded in agreement and
said, “I think you have a wonderful idea. Can I help you
to pick your puppy?”
* One’s hopes and expectations are often not
This is the way things are. One who sees this will
have less disappointments.
* Beware! The ego or ‘I’ or ‘self-conceit’ can cause a
lot of suffering to oneself. He will have difficulties
relating to other people.
2. Wisdom From
A Laugh 168
“It’s Too Late!”
Anne worked for Dr. Abraham, an orthopedic surgeon.
One day, Anne and the rest of the doctor’s staff were
helping Dr. Abraham to move to his new clinic. There
were many items to be transferred over to the new clinic.
Anne set the display skeleton in front of her car. She then
fastened the seat belt around the skeleton to prevent it
from falling over. She had to drive the skeleton across
the town to reach Dr. Abraham’s new clinic.
When Anne stopped her car at one of the traffic lights,
the people in the car beside her started to stare at the
skeleton sitting next to Anne. She looked out of the open
car window and shouted to the occupants in the other
car. “I’m delivering him to my doctor’s clinic.”
The other driver leaned out of his open window and
shouted back, “I hate to tell you this, madam but I think
it’s too late!”
* The actions one does albeit innocent ones, can
shock other people. It is wise to be mindful of
whatever one does. Others are watching.
* What one observes can be subjected to many
We should not jump to