2012-08-17

LIFE 人生


LIFE  人生

Words of Wisdom by Mother Teresa

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.


― マザー・テレサの言葉―



人生はひとつのチャンス 人生からなにかをつかみなさい
人生はひとつの美 人生を大事にしなさい
人生はひとつの喜び 人生をうんと味わいなさい
人生はひとつの挑戦 人生を受けてたちなさい
人生はひとつの責任 人生をまっとうしなさい
人生はひとつのゲーム 人生を楽しみなさい
人生は富                 簡単に失わないように
人生は神秘 そのことを知りなさい
人生は悲しみ それを乗り越えなさい
人生は冒険 大胆に挑みなさい
人生は幸運 その幸運をほんものにしなさい
人生はかけがえのないもの  こわしてしまわないように
人生は人生 立ち向かいなさい



很喜歡德蕾莎修女的這段智慧人生語錄,翻譯出來跟大家分享:


生命是一個機會,請善加利用!
生命是如此美麗,請盡情欣賞!
生命是一個夢想,請將它實現!
生命是一個挑戰,請放膽迎接!
生命是一份責任,請認真承擔!
生命是一場遊戲,請好好把玩!
生命是一個承諾,請務必完成!
生命是如此悲哀,請全力克服!
生命是一首好歌,請快樂歡唱!
生命是一個悲劇,請勇敢面對!
生命是一次冒險,請大膽嘗試!
生命是一個運氣,請把握善用!
生命實在太珍貴,請別破壞它!
生命啊就是生命,請用心爭取!

2012-08-12

The Healing Utopia in South India


Never enjoyed such simple natural healing days in my life... My door never locked... and the windows are all open, so no need for air-con, refrigerator, even TV...

The simple yet extremely tasty meals feed my body well... and the Ayurvedic treatments twice a day not only help me lose 4 kilos but also make my body size smaller... at the same time nourish my heart and soul... feeling like 10 years younger...

Missing My Days in Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village, Kerala... almost one year passed... and my heart, my mind still full with the healing memories...

Do stay tuned with my healing messages....





想念南印度的桃花源

從來沒有過如此自然簡樸的生活,我的Villa無需鎖門,我的房間窗戶全開,所以冷氣、冰箱、電視的插頭全都拔掉…午後坐在門口盡情觀賞我眼前的花草樹木… 蝴蝶與鳥兒常在我門口飛舞,來來去去,姿態優雅…彷彿一場場免費的大自然SHOW... 


每天清晨在蟲鳴鳥啼聲中醒來,靜坐片刻,然後享受服務到「家」的水果早餐,早上10點開始療程…療程中同時有三位治療師幫我服務… 感覺有如在天堂樂園… 結束後休息片刻,享用簡單的"一湯一蔬"午餐,一豌蔬菜湯,還有一盤水煮綜合蔬菜…
整整相隔一年我是如此的想念...



身心霊の癒しの聖地

『Kairali』アユールヴェダ癒し村


世界中のベスト50のWellness Mecca"と言われる『Kairali』アユールヴェダ癒し村はSpa Ladyにとって虹の国…身心霊の癒しの聖地…


初めでの印度の旅、初めでの癒し休日… 毎日感謝の気持ちでイッパイ…

Spa Ladyは4キロ減ってきて,自分のサイズも小さくなって…
全身の健康状態は良くなってきました… 足の痛みは全てなくなって…


ちょうど一年前... 本当に懐かしく恋しく思っています...

2012-06-20

The SPA Man Andrew Jacka


The SPA MAN  

Andrew Jacka




@ASEAN SPA and Wellness FORUM

Date: 16 - 17 July 2012 (Monday to Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Venue: DewanTun HusseinOnn-Hall B, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 


(Written by Mawspa President-- Faridah Ahmad Fadzil)


Who doesn't know Andrew Jacka? Spa warrior, spoke person, teacher, innovator… the list goes on and on... Well for those who have not crossed path with "THE" ANDREW JACKA… you are welcomed to join MAWSPA(Malaysian Association of Wellness and Spa) organized “Asean Spa and Wellness Forum” this coming 16th and 17th July... and for those who have not met him recently, take this opportunity to catch up with THE "SPA MAN". We are so lucky he said YES… thanks Andrew!


Just a little bit about Andrew:


Andrew Jacka has been involved in the Hospitality industry since 1977 and the Spa sector since 1995. Originally working in kitchens of award winning restaurants in Australia, England, Hong Kong & Thailand, his passion now is for the Thai Spa industry, having been involved in much of its growth and development over the last 16 plus years.




His company, based in Bangkok, was awarded ‘Asia’s Leading Spa Consultancy 2007’ by the World Travel Awards committee, a prestigious award of international recognition, which is voted online by 167,000 travel agents in 200 countries. Spa Origins Co., Ltd’s client list includes companies in Cambodia, China, India, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Middle East, Mongolia, Norway, Thailand, England & Vietnam.


His active role in the Thai Spa Association, where he is now in his third term in the position of President; his journalist works, and guest speaker appearances at international industry events, including Bahrain, China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Japan, Dominica, India, Turkey and the USA, together with his numerous speaking activities in Thailand; both as an industry educator, and as a passionate ambassador of the Thai spa industry, are all testaments to his desire to continue to build the professional levels of the spa industry.


Nominated for Spa Personality of the Year by the AsiaSpa Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011, in addition to his other roles, he is actively involved in the preparations of the World Spa & Being Convention 2012 due to be held in Bangkok in September 2012. Andrew is also in his second term as Chairman of the Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition, a bridging organization across 17 Asia Pacific countries, uniting to help grow the industry on a regional basis. He is also an Executive Director of the Tourism Technology Association.
Since arriving in 1995, Andrew Jacka has been actively involved in Thailand’s spa industry, initially in destination spa management and today as Director of Spa Origins, an award-winning spa consultancy firm with a global clientele. A member of the Thai Spa Association since its inception, he is now serving his third term as president and a second term as chairman of the Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition. His passion for Thailand and his knowledge of the local spa industry has made him a much sought-after speaker on Spa issues.


Words from Spa Lady Windy

First met Andrew in Taiwan at ISPA 2003 Taipei and then Bangkok, Hua Hin, Tokyo, Manila… and we traveled together to Guiyang (China) in December 2007 attending the 1st Guiyang International Hot Spring Festival both as guest speakers at Hot Spring Industry Summit Forum… after the Forum, we visited the aboriginal villages and some SPA resorts, his in-depth advices for the Chinese entrepreneurs was absolutely eye-opening… with his professionalism and enthusiasm, he made himself extremely popular among the government officials, scholars, industry personalities and especially the aborigines… Chinese admired him, adored him and called him “An-Go” (means Big Brother An )… he is such a gourmet, a great drinker, an entertainer and great partner… where there is Andrew, there is fun… he is such a charismatic man…  




So if you do know Andrew, it’s great; if not, do make your attendance to Asean Spa and Wellness Forum 2012 on 16th and 17th July in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia to get to know this fabulous “SPA Man”!!


About ASWF 2012 (Asean Spa and Wellness Forum)  ASEAN Spa Forum – 1st International Spa Conference in Malaysia     


Supported by Spa Association Singapore (SAS), Bali Spa & Wellness Association, Philippine Spa Asociation and Thai Spa Association, ASWF, the first ever Spa industry convergence happening in Malaysia, organized by the Malaysian Association of Wellness and Spa (MAWSPA) will be held for 2 days during Cosmobeauté Asia, Malaysia. ASWF will be able to assist more members of spa industry to gain knowledge from the industry experts. This platform shall also encourage members to meet regularly and to network with professionals from Malaysia and other International organizations.


MAWSPA
is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to promote and develop the Spa & Wellness industry in Malaysia. MAWSPA aims to gather renowned Spa experts from the ASEAN region to share their invaluable experiences and wide knowledge on best-practice operational and management standards. 















2012-05-01

Special Birthday Blessing for YOU


Special Birthday Blessing for 

YOU

Count your garden by the flowers
Never by the leaves that fall 
Count your days by golden hours
Don’t remember clouds at all
Count the nights by stars not shadows
Count your life by smiles not tears
And with joy on YOUR BIRTHDAY 
Count your age by friends not years




獻給你不一樣的生日祝福

數著花園中的
朵朵
千萬別管那落葉有多少
回想著美好的黃金時光
忘掉那陰霾不快的日子
數數那繁星燦爛的夜晚...忘掉那黑影
人生是由串串微笑綴成...不必數淚滴
而在你最快樂的生日這一天
你的年齡是根據你的朋友多少...而非流逝的
   (English/Laura Mae&Utley Gibson  中文譯/ Windy 楊麗芳)


2012-03-28

PATA Annual Conference 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

MALAYSIA GEARING UP TO HOST
PATA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2012

Malaysia will be hosting the 2012 PATA Annual Conference from 19 to 22 April 2012, making it the fourth time in forty years that the nation was doing so.

Organized by PATA, Pacific Asia Travel Association, at The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, the conference will be themed “Building the Business Beyond Profits” where some of Asia Pacific’s conscientious entrepreneurs and industry practitioners will share their successful managerial and entrepreneurship business models and principles with international and local delegates.

The conference will be the best platform for delegates comprising of travel-related industry players, government and media leaders and officials to experience and acquire new tourism insights from prominent international speakers. Among the topics are:

  • PATA Next Generation
  • Leading in Challenging Times
  • Building Business Excellence
  • Tourism Roundtable Discussions – Emerging Markets, Crisis Management and New Technology
  • The Social Entrepreneurs’ Challenge
  • ASEAN 2015 - Great Expectations: One Vision, One Identity, One Community
  •  The Entrepreneurs’ Challenge – The Winning Business Model Revealed

Some 600 international PATA members and 120 foreign and local media are expected to attend the event which comprises the annual general meeting from 19 to 20 April and the conference from 21 to 22 April. There is also opportunity for them to visit various attractions in the country either before or after the conference.

"We’re excited to host the PATA Annual Conference again which actually coincides with Tourism Malaysia’s 40th anniversary as catalyst to the industry. This will be a great platform to showcase Malaysia as a premier tourist destination and to promote our new products and facilities to the world,"
Tourism Malaysia acting Director-General YBhg. Dato’ Azizan Noordin said.

“We urge all travel trade members in Malaysia, the hoteliers, the tourism officers, airlines and airports representatives, tour operators, tourism product operators and students to join as delegates,” he added. Registration for the conference can be done at www.PATA.org
Tourism Malaysia has been an active Government member of PATA since 1965 alongside 80 member organizations in Malaysia. Malaysia previously hosted the conferences in 1972, 1986 and 2001.

About PATA:
Founded in 1951, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a membership association acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry. In partnership with the private and public sector members, PATA enhances the sustainable growth, value and quality of travel and tourism to, from and within the region. Find out more at www.PATA.org

I first attended PATA in 1986, the 35th Anniversary Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia...learned so much and met so many new friends... and joined the post conference tour to Sabah and Sarawak with 135 PATA journalists from all over the world... that was absolutely an eye-opening journey to my travel journalist life... my stories " Love in the Long House" and many other Malaysia stories published on China Times won tremendous popularity and ever since then Windy also became part of the big family of PATA... 

Apa Kabar Malaysia...Spa Lady Windy is back to YOU~~

2012-03-26

The 12th annual WTTC Global Summit Tokyo/Sendai



Today Japan is taking a united stand against the challenge of the tremendous damage caused by the 2011 Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake followed by the massive tsunami on 11 March 2011, and by the nuclear power plant accident triggered by the tsunami. The World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC) fully supports Japan in this recovery process, and as a mark of the commitment to this expressed by its Members, has decided to open its 2012 Global Summit with a Sendai Recovery and Asia Outlook Summit (in association with PATA) to be held in Sendai, followed by a plenary Global Summit session in Tokyo. 

The Global Summit is the most influential Travel Tourism event of the year, bringing together almost 1000 industry leaders, to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing Travel & Tourism today.

Attendance at the Global Summit is by invitation of the World Travel Tourism Council and the Global Summit Host Committee only, and is reserved for those who lead Travel Tourism enterprises and organizations in the private sector, or participate in public sector policy and support of the sector.

Atsutoshi Nishida, Chairman of the Board, Toshiba Corporation, and Chairman of the WTTC Global Summit 2012 Host Committee, welcomes delegates to Japan:

Japan has developed a distinct travel culture that is permeated with the spirit of hospitality. I want to make next year's WTTC Global Summit a fusion of this unique culture and Japan's cutting edge technology.  The Global Summit will take place in April - a wonderful time of year in which spring can be enjoyed to the full, and the cherry blossoms - the symbol of Japan - are in full bloom. I look forward to hosting you all during the time of year in which the heart dances its most. You are all very welcome to Japan.”

The 12th annual WTTC Global Summit will be held in two locations:
Sendai City (16-17 April 2012)  A year after the Tohoku region was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011, the Global Summit commences with the Sendai Recovery and Asia Outlook Forum (in association with PATA) to be held in Sendai City, the provincial capital of the Miyagi Prefecture and a focal point of last year's disaster recovery efforts.

Tokyo (17-19 April 2012)  The plenary session of the 12th Global Summit will then be held in Tokyo and will examine, amongst other subjects, the role of Travel Tourism as a driver of economic and social advancement at a time of global turbulence. The Global Summit will take place at International Convention Centre Pamir, Tokyo.

Spa Lady Windy is invited as journalist delegate to both Sendai & Tokyo Summit; hope to see you all in Japan!

For Japanese info, please visit:
http://wttc2012summit.com/

    2012-01-24

    THE WATER DRAGON YEAR 2012 中國水龍年

    2012 The Year of Water Dragon
         壬辰水龍年

    This year 2012 is Year of Dragon, the 5th sign of the Chinese Zodiac, “Dragon” (pronouncing as “LONG”) is the creature of legend and myth, Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority.

    Dragon is a beautiful creature, so colorful and flamboyant… full of energy… everything Dragons (people born of Dragon year) do is on a grand scale - big ideas, great ambitions, huge projects… Dragons are confident, fearless in the face of challenge, they are almost inevitably successful… Dragons' generous personalities usually attract many friends and fans, but they can be actually the solitary people deep in their heart…

    People born in the Year of the Dragon share certain characteristics: innovative, flexible, courageous, passionate, enthusiastic, conceited, unanticipated, short-tempered…

    2012 is the year of the Water Dragon, “REN CH’EN”(壬辰) symbolizes innovation and action… a year full of energy and vitality… Dragon years are considered particularly auspicious for new businesses, marriage and children...

    This Year of the Water Dragon 2012 is from January 23, 2012 to February 9, 2013. Water Dragon will increase the likelihood of success for progressive movements gaining momentum all across the globe... Energy of harmony, blessings of riches… This 2012 Year of Dragon should be a very happy and joyful year especially for the Dragon people. It is also believed that the Dragon Year 2012 would bring for all of us good luck and happiness \(^0^)/

    西元2012龍年為中國壬辰年,此「龍」非ㄧ般龍,雖然每十二年迴圈一次,但這「龍」可以是六十年才迴圈一次的「水龍」,因為地支的「辰」屬龍,而天干的「壬」屬水, 2012壬辰年,天干屬「壬陽水」,地支屬「辰土」,納音「長流水」,暗藏「戊土、乙木、癸水」,為水庫蓄水之水龍」!

    龍年真正之始為201224立春,壬辰水龍年是雙春兼潤月(潤四月),命相學家認為中國「水龍年」天機在於「變」... 根據命相學家說,屬雞者是龍年好運第一人,貴人多多,社交多多,機會多多... 所以屬雞者鴻運大發,一鳴驚人。

    辰酉六合,雞兒在六合龍年可說是谷底翻身,擁有不可多得的好運加上「龍德」、「紫微」等超級吉星照臨,諸事順意,即使稍有不順,只要時常感恩惜福,多能化解不安,行在好運中!

    敬祝大家:
    龍年佳節好運到,福祿壽星進門來!
    龍年大吉、龍年大發、龍鳳爭輝、生意興龍!