“Simplicity is happiness”, this is the special content of the Chinese New Year card sent by Dato’ Seri Ong ka Chuan and family.
Dato’ Seri Ka Chuan is a trustworthy friend. I got acquainted with him in mid-1980s through the late Mr Soong Kwang Chuan, my father-in-law. He rose and fell in his political cycle. Hopefully he will rise again in the near future. We need more sincere and trustworthy people to help manage the country and the world.
His message on “simplicity” can also apply to the food you take.
In brief, take simple food.
Take the unpolished rice and not the further processed white fragrant rice.
Take the naturally ripen fruits and not the canned fruits.
Take the naturally grown vegetables and avoid those applying chemical fertilizer, growth hormone and herbicide.
Take natural sweeteners and reduce white sugar sonsumption.
Take natural sea salt and not the chemically processed salt.
Take natural or green tea and not the special soft drinks.
Take simple cooked meat (if you are a meat-eater) and reduce consumption of heavily processed meat.
Be simple in the way you eat, you will live a happy and healthy life.
Yes, “simplicity is happiness”, especially when one is in good health.