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DSCN0473 When I’m on a road trip and I spot nice scenery, the drivers (aka my friends) will often stop (when it is safe) and allow me to hop out of the car and quickly snap a few shots. However, most of the time I can only watch the scenic view through the car window, and I am not content with that. DSCN0493 Since I have started leisure biking, I realize that I can easily hop on and off the bike to take in the beauty that surrounds me, and I can linger as long as I want. DSCN0402 Biking leisurely enables me to slow down and to be lost in the wonder of beauty. DSCN0439 DSCN0431 At every turn I make on the biking trail, I am delighted to see splendid wildflowers greeting me with joy. DSCN0432 These wildflowers which grow profusely on the trail remind me of the delicate flowers that grow lushly up in the alpine meadows. One of the reasons I enjoy hiking up the mountains in the summer is so that I can marvel at the pretty and dainty flowers that thrive the alpine meadow during their peak bloom. DSCN0440 Now that I can enjoy the vibrant wildflowers so abundantly down here;
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Perhaps I really don’t have to rush up to the high mountains (huffing and puffing) to see those alpine flora. DSCN0570 When I stoop down to adore the alluring beauteous and smell their fragrance, I can also here the amazing sound of the lovely birds serenading sweetly, like a flute, from the treetop! DSCN0607 Biking has become a sanctuary to me, and every push of the peddle is a whispered prayer … thanking God and praying to Him. DSCN0624 Biking can be done in solitude, taking one’s own sweet time, or it can be done in a group which can enhance team spirit… chatting, laughing, keeping in pace with each other, riding faster to catch up with the gang or slowing down to wait on each other. And in between time, stop for a bite to regain some strength to continue on with the leisure pleasure. IMG_9122

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Free as the wind

Phoebe Hide and Seek

I was introduced to a song, titled “Free as the Wind”.

The phrase reminds me of a painting my artist friend did on my award winning photo.

In the artist’s strokes, one could see the wind rustling playfully, gustily, and oh so care-freely among the flowers of the field.

“Free as the Wind”, I think it’s a lovely title for the painting!

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Journey…

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call on Him while He is near.

Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts.

Let them turn to the Lord,
and He will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for He will freely pardon.

“For My thoughts are not Your thoughts,
neither are Your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts.

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return to it without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,

so that it yields seed for the sower
and bread for the eater,

so is My word that goes out from my mouth:

It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.

This will be for the Lord’s renown,
for an everlasting sign,
that will endure forever.”

Isaiah 55:6-13

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Oh, so she is becoming famous these days?

The Pain…

Word has it that a certain someone had a great fall.
Some questioned if she really had the skill of biking
as obviously this was not the first time she fell.

Ouch, her poor leg…
Last time she fell,
the doctor  prescribed her with anti-biotic and Tetanus vaccine;
this time doc said anti-biotic cream would do.
Said if the wound doesn’t heal,
he will prescribe oral anti-biotic.

Surely this lady can no longer afford to keep falling.
This 24/7 stinging pain has caused her much sufferings
and prevented her from enjoying life for the past weeks.

She is seriously contemplating on giving up biking all together.

Upon hearing her mishap,
one of the Sunday school boys made her a band-aid
to console her not to give up the joy of cycling.

The Pleasure…

Ah, there is definitely pain and pleasure in biking.

Take a look!

休息的喜悅

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疾風勁草

“和諧”攝影比賽公佈得獎名單

Text by 小碧

[意相通,情相投;景中秀,相中留。]

評審團選相

由向山出版社及潮文雜誌聯合主辦“和諧”攝影比賽,參賽者非常踴躍,分別來自加國愛民頓、卡加利、多倫多、滿地可、西雅圖等多個城市。

今年特別邀請專業攝影師James Yip、著名作家阿濃、北美攝影家協會會長Jacky Ko、中信中心幹事 Angela Kan、中藝攝影學會會長Andrew Mok及至美彩色印刷總裁Dickey Tam等擔任大會評判。經過多位評判細心甄選,終選出了冠、亞、季軍及優異作品。由於參賽者水準平均,評判團甄選過程中,費盡思量,希望從數百張參賽相片,選出最優秀作品。

(credit: from “What’s In” Magazine)

公佈得獎名單

由向山出版社及潮文雜誌聯合舉辦“和諧”攝影比賽,經過多位評判甄選,並選出冠、亞、季軍及優異作品,得獎名單如下:
冠軍:Kong Giang 亞軍:Janice Chan 季軍:Elaine Law

優異者:Janice Chan、Ying Chan、Raymond Chan、Stephen So、Philip Chan、Alfred Tam、Kong Giang

Next please!

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Heaven is just within my reach

Hi, I am “Little Giant”.  Oftentimes I feel intimidated by my two cousins for they always looked so proper and grooming and a bit snobbish.


Unlike them who prefer to stay indoor, I love to venture outdoor into the wood and in the wilderness.  I am tiny but tough. I love to bring god-mother Janie to places where it is hard or not possible to be reached by cars.

Oh, I also love posing in front of the camera.  My aunty Lynne  just loves this pose of mine that she was inspired to compose the following poem.

Cool breeze blowing on my face
as I hum a hymn of praise;
The mighty Fraser River rushing by
as the bald eagle soars up to azure sky;
Wild flowers dancing with abandon and utmost glee
as my bicycle friend watches happily with me;
Simple beauty, simple joys –
Nature’s gifts, God-given toys,
All mine to savour as I stop at the beach.
Heaven is just within my reach.

Not to be outdone by Aunty Lynne, Aunty Amelie also unleashed her poetic juice below about me and my mom.

Jacob had a ladder,
Janie has a bike,
to reach heaven from here,
not just a dream stand-by.

Jacob journeyed alone
Janie has many a pals,
Away not from trouble;
but to face life proud and bold.

Jacob turned Israel, crippling, not in soul;
Janie Israel’s daughter, biking with heart and soul.
Lynne her faithful friend, writing and scrap-booking,
While Janie, biking and playing, blogging and what else?????

I heard from god-mother that my two dear cousins will be coming to town again.

This time I really want to drag them out to enjoy nature.

I hope to persuade them to  give those two aunties a ride so we could all go for Tour de heaven-on-earth together.

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If this bike could whistle…

what tune would we hear…

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Sacred Pathway

@ Richmond Trail

Most of my postings I think will be related to outdoor
as I am an outdoorsy person
don’t like shopping nor anything indoor
but place me outdoor and my spirit soars

Friends said I am a naturalist
can easily discover God outdoor
can find beauty everywhere
me and nature
me and my Giant brand mini-bike for now…

J’s little toy — mini-Giant bike!

Sacred Pathway by Gary Thomas, which ones are more you?

Naturalists: Loving God out of Doors

Sensates: Loving God with the Senses

Traditionalists: Loving God through Ritual and Symbol

Ascetics: Loving God in Solitude and Simplicity

Caregivers: Loving God by Loving Others

Enthusiasts: Loving God with Mystery and Celebration

Contemplatives: Loving God through Adoration

Intellectuals: Loving God with the Mind

@YVR

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