|Chinese to English: 遇见心想事成的自己|
General field: Art/Literary
|Source text - Chinese|
|Translation - English|
“Dreams come true”, this topic has always been close to the hearts of all. Personally, I have much understanding and experiences of dreams coming true. I have loved to dream since young. In the lonely days of my childhood, on the lush grass plains, I would often stare into the sky alone, imagining the many possibilities of the future, detailing and capturing the feelings of dreams coming true as though it was a first-hand experience.
But I am also one who is quick and resolute in my actions, and I live up to my words. In all that I do, I make it a point to set a goal, and strive towards it without hesitation. More often than not, I will succeed. Of course, other than my strong aptitude for daydreaming (visualising), my ability to achieve is high as well. Therefore, come as I may from a less-to-do family, I could still have practically everything of what I had wanted.
When I was exposed to spiritual practices later, and understood the secret to so-called “manifestation” (creation), I realised I have been playing this game since young. Now that I know the principles, of course I play the game at higher levels. There was once I returned to Taipei, I was on the taxi when I got caught in a thunderstorm — the typical summer thunderstorm where one would be drenched to the skin dashing just from the taxi to the shelter. I then prayed for the rain to stop for a while when I would get off the taxi so that I would not be drenched. I closed my eyes, set my heart on it, and commanded. By the time I got off the taxi, the rain indeed had subsided. When I reached my friend’s place safely, and looked out of the windows, the rain had begun pouring again.
|English to Chinese: Government Public Service|
General field: Other
Detailed field: Government / Politics
|Source text - English|
Singapore’s exemplary public service cadre is regarded as one of the most disciplined bureaucracies in the world, because of its efficiency, low levels of corruption and a high standard of accountability to the government and the political leadership of the country. Its contribution since independence to the success of Singapore is widely recognised. This is particularly noteworthy because the economic success of Singapore has been and continues to be strongly driven by a government that is heavily involved in a number of key sectors, such as housing, education, and industrial policy.
|Translation - Chinese|