You evil Chow Chi Bai Bitches,
I had escaped from Abu Dhabi with my 2 young children from my Lebanese husband do you think I am afraid of you evil Zionist Joos? The bloody Ariel Sharon destroyed his country do you think I will allow Rotschild Zionism to destroy Singapore, you can go FUCK OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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From: Full Name <email@example.com>
To: Sunflower Chong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017, 11:38:31 AM GMT+8
Subject: Re: Be patient I will get my books out! – message from Tina
I hope you are well, and that you are being strong for all of us that admire and follow you. The Zionist women keep sending messages to many of us and saying horrible things about you. They claim you will never sell a book and that you have given up on your websites and will walk away from your blogs. They say you were never smart enough to write a book and that you are just trying to make yourself look better by claiming to be an author. I do hope that you will “challenge” these terrible women soon (I will say no more because they spy on our e-mails). I wanted you to know what is being said out there, dear Sunflower.
Tremendous love to you,
WHY I WROTE ALL THESE BOOKS?
“Whether you accept it or not, each life is linked to all life. Your thoughts, words, and actions create a ripple effect; much like a stone thrown into a pond. The quality of that ripple effect… is your legacy” – Kosta Stoyanoff
Mr. Lee Kuan Yew did not believe in God, I set out this journey to manifest the presence of God and if I take this journey I would like to know how I will end up because my fellowmen said that I will end up in a hole or the 4 walls. Therefore, my Lifelong journey is to manifest the Presence of God to prove to Lee Kuan Yew that there is a God. Because he did not believe in God, hence we were not allowed to talk about race, religion, and politics. These are a taboo subject in our society. This meant that soul, consciousness, spirituality and God had to be put on the back burner or totally removed from our everyday conversations.
Singaporeans’ main topic of conversation is about “how to make money and more money” for our survival. Life has no meaning anymore because we were told that we are here to chase after money in order to survive. Survival is the driving force that has been keeping us alive. If you are a spiritual being you will not live for money’s sake; instead, you embrace love for all humanity. When you do well for others, God will provide for you in every sense of the word and I am a good living example. When we truly love God, we know we are here for a higher purpose. And more importantly, we do not take advantage of the weak and vulnerable ones; instead, we are here to care for all God’s people. If we do not, there will be no world left for all humanity!
I asked my teacher where is God? My teacher told us we cannot see God but we can feel His presence when we embrace spirituality. The book My Spiritual Journey – Searching for the voice in my dream is to enlighten the people the path to God is through our soul and the first door to open is ‘true art’, hence art is very important in our life because ART=LOVE=GOD.
ONE FLAW IN WOMEN
By the time the Lord made woman, he was into his sixth day of working overtime. An angel appeared and said, “Why are you spending so much time on this one?”
And the Lord answered, “Have you seen my spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic, have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable and able to run on diet coke and leftovers, have a lap that can hold four children at one time, have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart – and she will do everything with only two hands.”
The angel was astounded at the requirements. “Only two hands? No way!
And that’s just on the standard model? That’s too much work for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish.”
But I won’t, the Lord protested. “I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when she is sick AND can work 18 hour days.”
The angel moved closer and touched the woman. “But you have made her so soft, Lord.”
“She is soft,” the Lord agreed, “but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish.”
“Will she be able to think?” asked the angel.
The Lord replied, “Not only will she be able to think, she will be able to reason and negotiate.”
The angel then noticed something, and reaching out, touched the woman’s cheek. “Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model. I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one.”
“That’s not a leak,” the Lord corrected, “that’s a tear!”
“What’s the tear for?” the angel asked.
The Lord said, “The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love, her loneliness, her grief and her pride.”
The angel was impressed. “You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything! Woman is truly amazing.”
“And she is! Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love, and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don’t take “no” for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or email you to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope, and love.
They have compassion and ideals. They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give.
However, if there is one flaw in women,
THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.”
Life inspired me and after reading the above, I was so inspired that I got to rewrite my all books with the hope that my soul will resonate with yours when you read through the pages. With the blessing from God I have not forgotten my worth; I know that myself worth is not measured by my bank account or who I knew but by my deeds that I have contributed to my family and society and most importantly of who I am.
Allow me to take the liberty of introducing myself. My name is Chong Sun Wah. I am popularly known as Sunflower, but you can also call me Mariam Noor as I am a Muslim by choice but my son said it was by accident (maybe he was right). I am an ordinary Singaporean of Chinese origin with an extraordinary dream to unite the world through Art and Architect and the spirit of World Harmony Day. However, one thing for sure, my love for country and people is second to none, and my great respect and deep admiration for our leaders who have done so much for the advancement of the country during these decades are also genuine and sincere. To be sure my aim is not to appeal to the intellectuals but only to the broad masses that would share my simple faith that life can be good and we must spare no effort to cultivate a closely-knit communal spirit of our society to build a better world for the future generation.
When Mr. Goh Chok Tong became the Prime Minister of Singapore I was so elated and most Singaporeans were filled with great hope that finally, we will have a freer Singapore where we can speak our mind without fear of repercussion. He proudly declared he will bring Singapore to the SWISS STANDARD in 2020. And on Straits Times October 14, 1999, this was what PM Goh got to say, “Big ideas or small ideas, let them flow. Turn Singapore into a nation of ideas.”
“Set up citizens’ ideas teams and let the ideas flow. This invitation came from PM Goh in parliament yesterday when he said the Government was serious about consulting people and getting them to participate in national issues. Having given Singaporeans physical stakes in the country, it now wants to deepen their emotional stakes. He said: “This is why I have made consultation and participation one of the Government’s major goals. It is to give Singaporeans a bigger say in their own future, and thus bond them to Singapore.”
With these words, the Prime Minister threw his weight behind the centerpiece of Government policy that was spelled out by President S.R. Nathan last week in his address to parliament. Mr. Goh had first issued his rallying call to ‘move beyond material progress, to a society which places people at its very center’ when he opened the last parliamentary session in June 1997. Yesterday, speaking during the last day of debate on the President’s Address, he reaffirmed the vision. He said that the economic crisis Singapore had experienced since then underscored the importance of harnessing people’s ideas and energy in a volatile environment. Singapore could make it as a first-world economy, but faced a tougher challenge of creating a world-class home, he said. To help create a home where citizens felt they belong, “where they are king and where they can decorate and arrange the furniture the way they like”, the Government would give people more scope to take part in national affairs, he said.
“We now want to go beyond feedback on how policies affect people, to encouraging Singaporeans to submit constructive suggestions and new ideas.” He urges Singaporeans to form themselves into work improvement teams to submit ideas on any aspect of government. “We will introduce an award scheme to give symbolic recognition for useful ideas put by Singaporeans, either individually or as a team.”
The Government wanted to transform Singapore into the New Renaissance City, what worry me most is that we are not a thinking nation so how are they going to achieve this goal as renaissance is about the revolutionary mind of the individual? Was this one of the reasons why PM Goh Chok Tong was calling upon the whole nation to come forward to contribute ideas because he was looking for people with a revolutionary mind?
I am a very proud Singaporean even though I got nothing to my name except with lots of common sense, gut, confidence, and determination. Neither am I attached to any organization but this didn’t stop me or discouraged me to reach the Government to be heard. Where are we going as a people and nation in order for Singapore to be relevant to the region and beyond weighted heavily on my mind as a young child? Why? We are not using our most important asset ‘our brains’ and worst off we are not connected to our soul which is the true asset for a great nation because a Great Nation needs creativity and innovators and not just obedient followers. Through my experiences from the 80s until this very moment, I am still being misunderstood for giving ideas to the government and I hope these honest books written from my soul will clear the air once and for all.
“If your wishes are pure, then they become true.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi
The first book My Lifelong Dream was written after I have escaped from my ex-husband in 1983. The other books were written around 2003 & 2004 after the government did not allow us to speak on the Iraq war and on Palestine. Due to such unfair act I was propelled to vent out my anger and one fine day when I sat in front of the computer I started typing and the pages kept adding and my finger don’t seem to stop and thus it became a book and not only one but few of them:
1) Poems of Mine – God Heard My Cries
2) ASEAN FUTURE 2020 – ASEAN’s Future is Our Future
3) ASEAN HOUSE Concept Proposal – Vision to the Future
4) My Lifelong Dream – Art must be part of living
5) National Library Concept Proposal – Vision of a World Library
6) Sharing My Vision of Architecture – Inspiration from God
7) My Spiritual Journey – Searching for the Voice in my dream
8) My Mother, Lee Kuan Yew & GOD – What my mother, Lim Soon Hing said about LKY?
Through these books I hope to share with all of you my true feelings and thoughts on the need to search for ‘wholeness’ to build a better society for future generation and how I would want Singapore to flower beyond economics and thus take its rightful place to play a bigger role in shaping the future world by coming out with revolutionary ideas for the goodness of humanity. Don’t you agree with me it is time for Singapore to work for the world instead of just focusing on the MNC? Isn’t that the essence and the true spirit of the European Renaissance and isn’t this the aspiration of PM Goh Chok Tong as he wanted to make Singapore into a New Renaissance City besides helping Singapore to reach the SWISS STANDARD in 2020! Well, Talk is Cheap! The artist Pablo Picasso once said, “Action is the foundational key to all success.”
To the best of my memory, many things that happened around me had often evoked my curiosity even at a very young age. I just could not understand why so many Singaporeans led a life of aloofness and paid no attention to whatever things the mirage of events that are happening around them. I have tried every conceivable means and ways in my attempt to understand why this is so but to no avail. My approach to the elders of our society for enlightenment produced none of understanding that I seek so ardently. It was not until I landed a job in 1974 as an air hostess, which allowed me to see a whole multitude of countries of the world of such diverse cultures and traditions and set foot on their soil. Having gone through a certain gestation period of coming into contact with people of all sorts of background and conditions, new vistas open up that led me the realization of the truth about life, what life is all about? So, naturally, as I grow older and wiser I know how to appreciate life and thus seize life to the fullest by bravely stepping out into life and embracing the unknown.
These books were not planned, it came about as a result of my meeting a friend of my daughter’s who suggested that it would be a great idea if the World Harmony Day story could be written, told and shared with people of the world. This calling to write a book is timely to allow me to express my true feelings of love, concern, and fear for Singapore and the future of the world of which the survival and prosperity of both entities have been called into question since Sept 11. These nine months were truly the best months of my entire life because a heavy burden has been lifted off my chest through writing these books that you are holding one of them in your hands. I am finally free and I felt a sense of inner peace like I have done my job in this tiny blue dot called EARTH, “Peace in mind is Harmony within” – Sunflower Chong.
Life is beautiful and I got to thank Stephen Black an American from the bottom of my heart for inspiring me with the idea to write, without which ‘My Lifelong Journey’ would still be kept in the closet for almost 20 years. I really hope that all of you share my belief that this tiny red dot, Singapore can be the ‘Brain and Soul of the World’.
‘To Be the Brain’ – I wish Singapore could come out with revolutionary ideas to shape the future world through Great Architecture. (Especially in Marina South Downtown.)
‘To Be the Soul’ – I hope the rise of the World Great Renaissances will sprout from this tiny red dot to write a book for humanity. This book for humanity will be humanity greatest prize.
“The time has come for the citizens of the world to come together in good faith to write a book for all humanity. This book is not a religious book but rather is an informative educational book on God and Spirituality. Children as young as 10 years old would like to know who is God? Where is God? When and how God came to this world? Last but not lease why He is in our life?
I had asked ALL these questions when I was young but teacher said that we need to walk the spiritual journey to connect with God to reach Him 🙂 So now you know why I kept walking because the answer is not given on the silver plate 🙁
Fortunate for me as I move along with this ‘so-called progressed’ world, I have never failed to hear the gentle voice of the wind whispering softly to my ears; hence as I walk the journey of my life, I always reminded myself to remember to take time to notice the beauty of the flowers at my feet and as I looked up towards the blue skies felt the golden ray of hope shining brightly on my face – like God is smiling at me and with me, isn’t this lovely? I am indeed a blessed soul because I never left my spiritual partner behind, thus I have not loss the appreciation of the little wonders of life that nature and spirituality have to offer.
The Capitalist world has not eroded ‘My Consciousness’ because I managed to stay alive by having God’s presence closer to ‘My Soul’. As far as I can remember I have been looking for God. As a young child, I always asked, “Where are you Almighty God, which is your true house?” If I have not embarked on my lifelong journey in search for the ‘voice’ that I had heard in my dreams, I might not have found ALLAH.
“Ah Sun-flower! weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the Sun:
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the travellers journey is done.
Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow:
Arise from their graves and aspire,
Where my Sun-flower wishes to go.” – William Blake
“I want to be with Allah, but before I go to be with Him I must first complete my job on this Earth.” – Sunflower Chong
It all started from a childhood dream – ‘The Voice’ in my dream said that one day the people would listen to my voice. How bazaar this dream was and it kept occurring in the midst of my solitude and in my loneliness too? The Chinese people believed that dreams are messages from God and I was intrigued to find out why the people would listen to an ordinary girl like me, therefore I have decided to dedicate my life to strive to listen more clearly to this ‘Voice’. My journey began from the consciousness of my new name Sunflower and the endless voyage that finally brought me to the insight that we need to learn how to share this One World. This means that for peace and harmony to prevail we have to work towards bringing to the ‘Collective Consciousness’ of the human race the idea and desire for ‘World Harmony’.
All along in my subconscious I knew architecture would either make me (be recognized for coming out with revolutionary ideas in new thinking in seeing and using architecture) or break me (lost my sanity in the midst of the pursuit) because at the rate I went about trying to realize the ASEAN Vision 2020 was total madness! For example by going to Indonesia to convince the Indonesia’s authority to include the ASEAN Headquarter named the ASEAN House in their masterplan for the Hotel Indonesia International redevelopment project because the one that the Indonesia Government had planned at Kebayoran was not ideal at all. The journey to reach President Suharto I could write a book about it.
Next, I flew to the Philippines to try to meet up with President Arroyo to convince her to initiate the idea of the ASEAN House at the Hotel HII site. The long journey to Malaysia was very taxing knocking on doors to present the proposal to Prime Minister Dr. M Mahathir and finally, I ended up in Indonesia again trying to reach Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for his support. Never the one to give up I submitted my plan to the Brunei Investment agency, but when she wanted me to come out with the feasibility study I know it was time to give up because I did not have any money left to conduct such a study. Moreover, the situation in Indonesia was highly volatile and it was not worth spending that kind of money. Thus, I was broke financially but not spirituality. Don’t you agree with me that it was total madness for an individual to go on a one-woman mission when you are ‘Nobody’?
But never in my wildest dream that all these ‘craziness’ or ‘madness’ will lead me to give birth to World Harmony Day (WHD), maybe this is the real miracle?
World Harmony Day (www.worldharmonyday.com) – ‘Voice of the World’ is to remind everyone to have ‘The Consciousness’ for the World Trade Center incident. It is a great awakening for Humanity, which compels us all to take responsibility and play a part each day in bringing peace and harmony back for the sake of children in the present and of the future. Secondly, to promise ourselves that on this day forward 20th February 2002 at 20:02, no more violence should be used to resolve conflicts. Thirdly, it is our utmost duty and responsibility to remind future generation not to take peace and harmony for granted. If PEACE & HARMONY are what they want the citizens of the world must be proactive in shaping the future world, not only for themselves but more so for their children’s children.
The only thing I wanted in life is to live a short but fulfilled one. I need nothing for myself because when you go to heaven you cannot carry a heavy load. All I need is the respect and understanding from the people, especially my family and friends that I got a job to do in this world. If I ever realize this dream whatever it is going to be, I believe it will be the belief and the passion of the people to make it happened. I guess my job is to give birth to this ‘Big Dream’, the builders will be the people with the love and passion for seeing it a reality. If you can say the good thing that came out of my lifelong pursue was that my life is filled with joy and happiness as I have touched some souls along the way especially my son Gabriel and daughter Greta.
I felt very blessed because when I am angry with the PAP government, I’m very productive writing poems, letters, doing all these creative architecture works and after what had happened to my daughter and I at the Youth Park on WHD 2003 (http://worldharmonyday.com/why-the-government-dampen-our-pure-spirit-on-world-harmony-day-2003/) that it propelled me to pour out all my inner feelings, frustrations, desires, aspirations for Singapore’s future in books. Can you bite this, good or bad I don’t really know but time will tell. What’s important is that I needed to get all my frustrations out of my system, thus I feel much better emotionally and thus mentally. If my soul is not happy how can my physical self be happy?
Yes, my soul is happy now after writing what I think and how I feel about the system and Mr. Lee Kuan Yew in particular but on the other hand, I might get myself into ‘hot soup’ with the government. Everyone who knew that I was writing my books in regard to the weaknesses of the system ran mile away from me but that was never my worry or concern because my ultimate aim is to reach out to my fellowmen who share my aspirations that our society needed to be opened up politically for Singapore’s sake and especially for the sake of future generation.
Singapore is a small country it will be very sad if the Government failed to profit from the 3 million brains, which is available at their disposable. How far can we go to be the top of the top when the ideas only come from the top few? And it is always the same formula “MAKE MONEY AT ALL COST!” Maybe from now onwards it is high time that these 3 million brains start ticking by thinking for Singapore’s future. In short, if the people do have minds of their own, they should be making better choices instead of complaining about the system. For once in our life let us stop complaining; instead, we must be proactive for the sake of our children’s children and especially for the sake of Singapore survival as a nation. Since everybody has a share of responsibility to do his or her part in building a happier Singapore where people do show care and concern for each other, it is in this spirit that I have the audacity to write these volumes. If it succeeds in arousing ‘The Consciousness’ of our people and their realization of the great issues at stake, then my effort will be amply rewarded.
Together, We Can All Make A Difference, And Together, WE ALL COUNT!!
Unfortunately the creative works that I have done cannot help the government to make money but we should never give up trying to convince the government that many good could come out by bringing the right kind of ideology to hold us together as a nation, thus enable us to reach our goal to be a great and unique nation.
There are works to be done and each and every Singaporeans got to play their part whether we are pay or not or whether the government understands our intentions or not because one fine day I am sure they will. Just hope it will not be too late for the government to open their eyes that they need to open the society real soon if Singapore is a going to be around forever. The PAP government needs the people more than ever now and all we need is to use our brain wisely and unsparingly with great confidence.
May God gives a great blessing to Singapore and our One World?
Love, light, peace, harmony and unity,
20th January 2005