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10 Commandments for a Better Life

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I came across this which I would like to share with you.

1.  You shall not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all activities.

2.  You shall not be fearful, for most of the things we fear never come to pass.

3.  You shall not carry grudges, for they are the heaviest of all lives burdens.

4.  You shall not take problems to bed with you, for they make poor bedmates. 

5.  You  shall not be bogged down by frustration, for 99% is rooted in self-pity and only interfere with 
     positive action.

6.  You shall count your blessings, never over-looking the small ones, for a lot of small blessings 
     add up to a big one.

7.  You shall be a good listener, for only when you listen do you hear ideas different from your own.

8.  You shall face each problem as it comes, viewing it as an opportunity to expand your problem 
     solving skills.

 9.  You shall not borrow other peoples problems. They are the ones intended to solve their problems 
      and integrate the lessons they learn for themselves.

10. You shall not try to re-live yesterday – for good or ill. It is forever gone. Concentrate on what is
     happening in your life and be happy now. Anxiety is caused by trying to retrieve the irretrievable. 

Basil Diner Kingston open again.

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Some time ago I wrote about a local restaurant called The Basil Diner here in my home town, Norbiton, Kingston upon Thames. See The Basil Diner, Kingston upon Thames – More Food. Sorry. 

This restaurant was a Chinese/Malaysian cuisine, but perhaps due to lack of customers, the restaurant closed.

  Chinese/Malaysian cuisine

It was like loosing a friend, a lover, a pet, something dear to the heart. Each time walking passed the empty restaurant which was getting more and more dirty from the passing traffic, only reminded me of the great food and service.

It is when something is removed and it is unavailable, that we tend to miss what was, regretting the passing.

Some of us may stay in this state, being remorseful, sorrowful, depressed, wishing for the clock to be turned back, to be as things were. Others of us will welcome the chance for change.

We have saying here in the UK, examples are “Wait and See.  & All good things come to those that wait.“, which I described and you can read in a previous article.

This week I noticed cleaners in the Basil Diner, cleaning the windows, painting, placing interior decor. I noticed food being delivered. What was happening?

Tonight, Saturday, the Basil Diner was back, and after a walk, the new Basil Diner went under a test.

The management is new, the staff are new, but the name and signage is the same.

The food is now Hong Kong cuisine, which is probably more acceptable to the western palate or taste buds.

The menu has more than 278 choices, from starters, soups, main dishes to extras. There is a wide choice to make up a satisfying meal for all diners.

There is also a take-away service, plus a home delivery service free for orders over £10 within a 3 mile radius of the restaurant.

Orders can be telephoned in, on UK 0208 546 6888 or 0208 546 7088. I am sure it would be better if the menu was available on the internet, so I will publish it for residents of Norbiton and surrounding areas in the coming days.

The Basil Diner needs support in the coming weeks, so try it you might like it.

MENU (click on thumbnail to view) as at 28/8/2008

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NOTE this the Basil Diner as of mid 2009 has closed again.

It arrived, sorry opened

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The bus arrived. See Just like a bus (click) for what I am talking about.

The near full moon

It must be the full moon that makes the blooms to open on the cactus, because we now have two light pink flowers emitting an aroma, but no bees near to be attracted to take the pollen. Perhaps I will have to do the pollination by hand.

Cactus in bloom possibly Echinocactus grusonii

See  Just like a busLittle pieces of beauty and Another bloom coming.

The First Super Learning For Kids, Bahrain

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On Sunday, we ran the first half of a course designed for children between the ages of 7 and 14 called Super Learning for Kids in Bahrain.

In total we had 42 children, all very alive and demanding.

The course covered Mind Maps and Memory Skills. The second session will continue with Mind Maps plus reading skills.

Phillip Holt introducing the first course of Super Learning for Kids in Bahrain
Some of the children at the first Super Learning for Kids in Bahrain.

It was the longest course I have run this week although it was only three hours long.

The organisers, Philip and Laila Edwards of the MakeOver Experience have since run other Super Learning For Kids.