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Sharon Saw
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
mother, writer, artist, dreamer
Interests: spirituality, music, travel, skiing, poetry, people, places, reading
Recent Activity
This is a long overdue move - I've finally migrated my blog to so please follow my journey there! Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at
My friend Susan asked me if I was going trekking. I said what trekking? She said, "Aren't you in the whats app group?" I said no. She checked, and I wasn't, so she asked our friend Pyng to add me in. In the end Susan couldn't make it but I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at
I woke up at 5.30am and headed off to the centre. It was still dark but traffic was clear at that hour. Vasantha put two cups in front of me. One had really evil looking liquid in it. "Drink this." She said, "Then drink water. Then go out and walk."... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at
I had a lovely breakfast this morning. A bowl of oats with strawberries and blueberries. Yum. I had to eat something before I went to the Ayur Centre because today I was "steamed"! Vasantha, the therapist, said that if I didn't eat anything before the treatment, I might feel dizzy.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at
Thank God - it's the final day of fasting! Final day of nose drops! And best of all, it's the final day of ghee! The oiling was pleasant enough and I wouldn't mind doing the oiling again - sans nose drops. I can eat vegetarian food the next day which... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at
Today my appointment was earlier - at 8.30am. I was in the treatment room upstairs for a change. The pot at the end of the bed is where the oil is heated before it's slathered on me. The bed is made of wood and gleaming from a lot of oil!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at
Last night was awful. There were cocktails at sunset and a sumptuous buffet for dinner and all I could have was hot water. I felt like those hungry ghosts who could only float around, starving and drooling over food but unable to eat it. Sympathies to them - at least... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at
This is Day 2 of my one week Ayurvedic detox which I am going under... so far so good. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at
Today I started the detox programme. This morning I weighed 142.5lbs. I had gained 10lbs since August last year so I'd be happy to shed them again. My appointment was at 9am and I turned up a few minutes earlier as advised. The short, stout-looking Indian lady therapist led me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at
On Friday I went to visit an Ayurvedic doctor at the Ayur Centre in Petaling Jaya. I had been falling ill frequently over the past year with bronchial infections and since my friend Li Kim just went for a consultation on Thursday, I thought I would also get myself checked... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at
Today, my friend Shirley posted an article entitled Was this woman’s heartfelt facebook post really offensive? on her facebook. When i read the post, I was appalled. Not by the content of the article but by the fact that people could actually be offended by it. Anyone who is offended... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at
Sean brought home a trophy today for winning the first prize in his school's English Essay Writing Competition. The topic was 'obesity'... hmmm. He explained that it was a competition for the seniors at his school, so it was his year and the year above also. We are very proud... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at
I had a strange dream last night. Usually I don't remember my dreams past brushing my teeth but this one I still remember vividly. I remember going to see Rinpoche and he looked like when I first met him in 2005, when he was in his modeling days. I remember... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2013 at
Who are Soroptimists? Soroptimist International (SI) is the largest classified service organization for women. We are a dynamic organization for today’s professional and business women. We are not a charitable organization. If we raise funds it is for specific project. Soroptimists work in a variety of occupations, but we use... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2013 at
A schism is a division between people, usually belonging to an organization or religious denomination. What is interesting is that it is considered a heinous sin in both Christianity in Buddhism. In Buddhism, there are five heinous sins which should we commit them, we would go straight to Avici hell... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at
I have always loved reading Elephant Journal and on 14 September, I finally got my first article, Responsible Rescue: How to help an animal in need up on EJ! It was an article on Animal Rescue which is often misunderstood. I had written about it on this blog originally as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at
There is a very strange work ethic (or lack of) when people simply do not respond to your email/sms/whatsapp with regard to work. If it's a personal question, sure, some people may not be obliged to reply but surely if it is to do with work (work = what we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at
The harsh truth about animal rescue and how to really help animals. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at
H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has repeatedly stressed that we must all have integrity. That we should be respectful of others by fulfilling our commitment of doing what we say. What would you do if someone borrowed something from you and promised to give it back in 2 days... but 6 weeks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at
This is a short story of the miracle dog, Avalokiteshvara (we call him Valo for short), a stray dog we found in Penang.... Once when I was in Penang to visit my parents, my brother Simon had told me a ‪‎dog‬ was outside my house in Penang, so my friend... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at
Disassociating our body from our mind and how it ultimately liberates us - a teaching by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at
April 11th 2013 was a momentous evening as H.E. Tsem Rinpoche gave his first teaching at Kechara Forest Retreat. The teaching was about "Da-mey" - the no-self. What is the no self? Rinpoche began by asking where is the "I"? Is it in my finger? If it is, and I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at
Thank you (I think) Shirley for nominating my blog for this Liebster Blog Award Challenge. As far as i know, the 'award' is to simply help bloggers spread awareness about each other’s blogs. 1) Every nominee has to write 11 interesting/little known facts about herself/himself. 2) Then answer 11 questions... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at
This morning, Tsem Rinpoche asked us what we thought of these gorgeous new Vajrayogini statues. Then he asked who wanted one, which perked us all up even though it was like 4.30am. Of course we were immediately waving our arms in the air except for one person. Rinpoche said we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at
Pastor Susan Lim has always been crazy about animals. She can have the worst day in the world and be grouchy as hell but when an animal walks by, she immediately flashes her 1000 kilowatt smile and softens down. As a result, our house has become an animal shelter of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at