My Bubble: Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Today is a day of busyness.  It is the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year and all Chinese across the world are preparing to usher in the year of the Horse ... the 7th of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac that remains an auspicious symbol to the Chinese.

Chinese New Year holds great values of traditions and cultures where families get together, reunited to share the gratitude for the blessings received during the past year.  It is the start of spring where everyone's renewed with hopefulness for more good lucks, fortunes and happiness.

All required cleaning at home is completed, the decors are up and now I am looking forward to dinner where everyone will cramp around the dinner table to enjoy a sumptuous spread of home-cooked specialities.

To all my friends celebrating the Chinese Lunar Year, here's wishing you;

My Bubble: Tardy People Makes Me Boil!

It has been a quiet start here on my blog for 2014.  Regretfully I've got to rock it by posting an angry entry because of one man's tardiness.

Let me just ask this question ... why is there such a thing called appointments?

It is an arrangement to meet with someone at a specified time and place.To me appointments may be made for various reasons but most of all, it is made to respect everyone's time.  Time is precious and it can't be just wantonly wasted by sitting around waiting aimlessly.  Time moves forward without a pause or rewind button.

My time is precious to me because I have many things I want to accomplish in one day.  Life is full of surprises, I won't know what could be happening tomorrow.  Therefore, if we've made an appointment to meet then you'd bloody better be on time or early ... I don't think 5 minutes earlier will kill you, will it?!

If people who are regularly punctual are late, they're not tardy because they would definitely have a darn good reason.  But a person who is repeatedly late and expects the entire world to wait for him like some VIP, then he is tardy.  This means he shows no respect for my time or my feelings.  This really makes me boil!

I don't care if you have or have not mastered your time management skills ... it is not my problem but your inability to show up on time and without prior notice is rude, selfish and arrogant.

I will normally extend my respect to all my new acquaintances irrespective of their age, gender, race or position.  Whether that respect maintains, dwindles, grows or gets completely wipe out is entirely up to that person.

In this case, this person has totally lost every teeny-weenie bit of respect from me!

There ... Lady Knox just blew her top!

My Bubble: Happy New Year 2014

It's been 5 years of blogging ... another new year to beckons.  Let's welcome the new year with a smile and the spirit of adventure to embrace life's sweet surprises!

Here's wishing all my family and friends in the blogsphere a jubilant year of:

Health & Happiness
Wealth & Wisdom
Peace & Prosperity
Glee & Glow
Love & Laughter

My Poem: I Am No More The Same ...

As I welcome the new year of 2014 ... a little reminder that the remainder of my life lies within the grasps of my hands. Live without regrets but to forge ahead seizing tribulations and opportunities to live life more deliberately. Happy New Year!


Copyright © Wenny Yap 2013 All Rights Reserved. This poem may be reproduced with my written consent and the due credit provided.

My Bubble: Time Flies ...

It's Christmas today and in just a week's time the year wraps up with the new year beckoning.  Time really flies.

It felt like only yesterday when I carried my year-old nephew in my arms but last weekend the entire family celebrated his proud moment ... his wedding.  I just had to shake my head as to how 30 years could just passed by so quickly?

While my nephew begins his day as a family man, a couple of friends celebrated their silver wedding anniversary yesterday.  With a quick count on my fingers, looks like lo kong and I are just 2 years shy of the silver anniversary.  Where did all the years go?  Actually, it is not so much where the years had gone but more so what had I accomplished along these years.

2013 soon bids farewell to us and everyone will excitedly welcome 2014 with new resolutions and goals.  Before I can move forward with new resolutions and goals, I will need to evaluate the milestones that I've managed to reach.  Even if I've not ... why didn't I?

This year had been a year of many distractions and many detractions but none can be deemed to be a setback in my quest for a lifelong change towards living life more deliberately.  The distractions shifted my attention in order that detractions could bring new opportunities to help me in my personal development as well as monetarily.

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." 
~ Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

In a quick sum, my gratitude list certainly looks more than I had hope for;

1.  I did my first 21 kilometre trail run in my hometown.
2.  I took up cycling and am a proud owner of a Boardman SLR9.0 carbon road bike.
3.  I did my first in the sprint category of the Powerman Malaysia duathlon.
4.  I attempted a 50 kilometre ultra-trail marathon in Kota Kinabalu.
5.  I attempted to scuba-dive and I've decided it is against my best interest.
6.  I just signed up for a new money-making project.

Life's been good ... so there's really nothing to complain about.  I'm hoping to accomplish all that I've failed to achieve this year to the following year.

"Nothing is impossible to a willing heart."  
~ John Heywood