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FOTO SUFI…

Posted in Amazing Thailand, Beautiful Bali, Cambodia, home of Angkor, Good mornin' Vietnam, Incredible India, Laos, stay another day, Malaysia, truly Asia, Nepal, roof of the world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by azlijamil

… is the title of the book I wrote that couldn’t be published even after writing to 450 agents.
I shall rewrite and send again.
For now, I hope you would enjoy a slideshow of photos from my book, timed to the beautiful song Divenire by Ludovico Einaudi. Please watch it in HD.

ps: This is the first paragraph from my book.

“I believe the best way to lead life is to choose our words and to avoid unnecessary adjectives. The word we should use the most is ‘TRY’ and the word we should use the least is ‘PERFECT’.”

CHESS IS FUN!!!

Posted in Incredible India with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2012 by azlijamil

I have often wanted to play chess on the beach and on a sad day when a lens drowned, I did, against two Finns.

I like to tell this little chess story to many of my chess opponents;

The rook, also called castle or tower represents the state of the nation, solid and strong. It is also the defender of last resort. So, the rook moves straight.

The horse or knight represents the spirit of the nation, the warriors and artists and so the knight dances.

The bishop represents religion. It is interesting to note that where religion is supposed to be straight, the bishop moves diagonally.

Then there is the queen. In a world that is sexist, the female is the most powerful piece while the king sits there being protected.

Last but not least is the pawn, disposable and dispensable, giving us the expression “pawns in a game”. But, any good chess player could tell you that the pawn is the most important piece because each pawn aspires to be the next queen.

GROWING OLD…

Posted in Incredible India with tags , , , , , , , on December 20, 2011 by azlijamil

I have often ask, “Do you know why older people are so sensitive?” quickly followed by my version of the answer; “It is because unlike joy which is somewhat limitless, our ability to deal with rejection which is the source of most sadness, is like being born with a book of tickets. Each time we face rejection we would use one or more tickets. As we grow older, we realize that we still have a long life ahead of us but not enough tickets left. So we choose our battles and weather the rest”.