Life Principles in 5 Simple Chinese Letters

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in General, Life

I learned from my Moslem friends that Prophet Mohammad ever said: (in Indonesian) “Belajarlah Sampai Ke Negeri Cina”, which English translation roughly means: “Learn, if necessary as far as China.”; I found that indeed a lot to learn from Chinese language itself. Recently, I learned the LIFE PRINCIPLES from the following five Chinese letters: “卡, 尖,斌,笑,容”

The first letter: 卡 (Ka, means: card). Everyone in this modern world, cannot live without cards, which Chinese letter is 卡. Almost all of us have cards in our pocket, from a bus card, ATM to credit card. There is a hidden meaning in the Chinese letter. 卡 (Kha) consists of two letters; the upper part, 上 (Shang), means top or up; the lower part, 下 (Xia), means bottom or down. Realizing it or not, every one of us knows that in life sometime we are at the top, and some other time we are at the bottom. Many of us become arrogant when we are at the top, we forget the law of nature which said what is up must and will (some day) go down. So, the letter quietly said, when we are at the top, don’t be arrogant, when we are at the bottom don’t be stressed and despair!! Living in the society, we must be able to mingle, not only with the upper level, but also with the lower level. We must always remember this, when we hold a card in our hand.


Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in Life

  1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have                   multiplied to a few billion . When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
  2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person ‘s lifetime.

A Quotation from Bill Gates

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in Life

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School abouteleven (11) things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1 : Life is not fair – get used to it!

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