Sunday, May 31, 2009

In My Bubble of Gratitude ...


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Laughter In My Bubble ...

We're roasted!


Friday, May 29, 2009

Today, inside my bubble ...

"When things are bad, we take comfort in our thought

that they could always get worse.

And when they are, we find hope in the thought

that things are so bad they have to get better."

~Malcom Forbes~

I just had a very bad smileys How it begin? God knows. I just know I felt so down that my energy were all drained. I tried my very best not to sink any deeper into this depressing emotional quicksand. I had to tell myself over and over that I'm merely experiencing the manifestation of what I have been putting too much unnecessary focus on.

Sadly, I must admit that I am still struggling to perfect the Law of Attraction on myself. It's easier said than done, considering that I've conditioned myself to react negatively for the past 4 decades.

While I'd hope for things to turn better at work, I stumbled upon some disturbing allegations made against me by some vindictive co-workers. As I've feared for awhile now, my frank and forward approaches when executing my duties as a human resource executive has earned me some grudging co-workers, ill-intent to implicate me in their scheme. It's so sad that there are some employees who just refuse to co-exist peacefully, supporting each other in the name of teamwork ... for the interest and growth of the organization. Pity ... so much productivity wasted on office politics. What kind of satisfaction to be gained?!!! For heaven's sake, everyone is just trying to eek out a living for themselves and their family. The cake's big enough for everyone to share!

Tsk ... tsk ... tsk ... now I can only hope that the truth will prevail through the wisdom of my wise employer whom I've served diligently for 9 years now.

Amidst all these, it was so wonderful to have received an email from a friend enclosing a Yellow Rose for Close Friends Day! It was truly timely and to Ves, thank you very much for the emotional uplift. What you said is so true, "Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don't."

No one actually knows when is the real 'Close Friends Day' but to me, I declare every day is 'Close Friends Day!' So, to all my readers, friends and everyone who have had the opportunity to know me, this is for you ...


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Laughter In My Bubble ...


A man went to an eye specialist to get his eyes tested and asked,

"Doctor, will I be able to read after wearing glasses?"

"Yes, of course," said the doctor, "why not!"

"Oh! How nice it would be ," said the patient with joy,

"I have been illiterate for so long."

scuba diving in Fiji


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Poetry In My Bubble ...


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Today, inside my bubble ...

A year has passed and the Dumpling Festival is here again!

The Dumpling Festival, celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, honours scholar-poet Qu Yuan who took his life by jumping into a river. He did so because he was greatly saddened when the king refused to take his advice, leading to a war. Fearing that fish would eat Qu’s body, his friends and supporters made dumplings and threw them into the river so that the fish would eat them instead of the body.

On the run-up to the actual celebration on 28 May 2009, we'll noticed these stringed bunches of dumplings at the roadside stalls or at the hawkers and most significantly at the market place ... calling out to us "Buy Me! Eat Me!" ... "Bak Chang" or "Nyonya Chang" or "Khee Chang", whichever the preference, they have it!

As for me, I still prefer the authentic home-made ones. I adamantly believe my sis, Jenny makes the most awesome pork and nyonya dumplings in the world! Sadly, with her grand-children tugging at her apron nowadays, left-right-centre, 'grandma' has got no time to make those mouth-watering "chang" anymore. Who knows, she might surprise me this year!

Anyhow, no worry, I'm compensated! My Big Bro, 'Tua-hyah' makes good ones too! He delivered some "bak chang" right to my doorsteps yesterday night while I was on my way picking up some "nyonya" ones from my ex-colleague Lynn, who has so kindly carried them all the way back from Kuching, Sarawak. Believe me ... these dumplings are different from the local ones ... the bamboo leaves are uniquely different and especially fragrant.

Nostalgia ... I still remember the time when my late Mom was making all these dumplings for us. Her recipes are her legacy handed down to my sis and bro. Too bad, I had not been an attentive learner when she was still alive. Guess, I'll just have to rely on my dear sis and bro whenever I long for Mom's cooking!

To all dumpling lovers, including you Ray! Moderation on the consumption please. Not meant to spoil anyone's eating pleasure, just remember that these dumplings are pretty loaded with cholesterol ... what with all those pork and lard, salted yolks wrapped inside the glutinuous rice.

Hehehe ... actually I'm just a little bit jealous coz I can't eat these dumplings!


Laughter In My Bubble ...

It's My Wife's Birthday!

John: it's my wife's birthday

Peter: what's your gift to her?

John: i asked her what she wanted

Peter: what did she said?

John: anything, as long a there is a DIAMOND.

Peter: what did you gave her?

John: playing cards


Monday, May 25, 2009

Law Of Attraction: Raising Inspired Children ...

As parents, we all want to squeeze as much joy out of raising our little ones as we possibly can. We hope to raise our children to be as inspired as we are, to focus their attention to what they want to receive and emerge as individuals with positive qualities, capable and worthy.

When we choose to use the Law of Attraction to raise our children, we can experience a happier, more peaceful and respectful home. We can use the Law of Attraction to model and teach our children to live their lives consciously. To choose what to put their attention to and to deliberately attract all the good things they desire.

Conscious living or creating is more than just positive thinking as it is our thoughts that create our experience. It’s not enough to just raise our children to be positive thinkers but to empower them to manage their subconscious mind with consistent thoughts which shall become their beliefs.

Let’s look at our own family. What we expect from our children, we receive. How we expect them to behave, think, react or respond are the magnetic frequencies we sent out to the universe. If we focus on our children’s positive qualities, we will see more of those qualities emerging. Likewise, if we put our attention on all the things that conflict with our ideals, we’ll just get more of things gone wrong. As much as we want to blame our children for their bad behaviour, generally our children only mirror what is going on within us.

So, if our children are pushing all our wrong buttons or perhaps, some buttons that we never realized we had before, then it’s time we ask ourselves these questions:-

  • Am I contributing to my child’s behaviour?
  • Is my child merely responding to my negative emotions?
  • Have I overlooked my child’s positive qualities?
  • Is my child desperately seeking my approval for whatever he or she’s doing?
  • Is my limiting thoughts smothering my child whose struggling to be his own?

Each and every child is born into this world with the basic instinct to survive, without any impressions of the sad, the bad or the ugly. Their thoughts and emotions are pure spontaneity without limitations. They are naturally gifted with their very own unique strengths and abilities. Take time to acknowledge their good qualities and raise their self-worth. When they hear over and over again that they are good at something, they soon become even better at what they do. Our reactions, thoughts and emotions will give rise to their ‘feel good’ feelings and inspire them to emulate us.

Parents can shape their children best by showing them the way forward rather than telling them about it. To raise inspired children, let’s be inspired first. Show them how conscious living has made so many things achievable for us, including receiving the most precious gift of all, OUR CHILDREN!

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.”

~Albert Schweitzer~


A Positive Affirmation ...


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Today, inside my bubble ...

Alot of things seemed to be going leap from leap this week. This week has been full of achievements and astonishments! Let me list it down (more for myself actually ... to maintain that open-mouth wide-opened ... hehehe);

~ Our neighbourhood running community is growing pretty fast-paced (in fact, the blog has received almost 1000 visits since its launch in mid-April)smilies

~ confused smileys Nick's 18th Birthday ... as far as I'm concerned, he's not a boy and still not yet a man!

~ For Nick's birthday, Ray and me bought a present for ourselves instead aim smileys ... it's the newly launched Nikon D5000 camera! It's for my latest hobby, the so-self-appointed camerawoman for Kota Kemuning Pacers!

~ Today, Nick received his Sacrament of Confirmation from the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Father Murphy Pakiam. scuba diving in BelizeCheck out this pics.

At Nick's Sacrament of Confirmation


I've Been Tagged Again!!!

Oooooo ... I've been so kindly tagged again. This time by alwayswinner786 and I'm required to write 7 things about myself, 6 things that make me happy and finally tag 7 of my favourite blogs. Thank you very much AlwaysWinner786! I'm so happy that you'd even thought of me.

The general rules of this tag is to:

  1. Link to my original tagger and list the rules in this post
  2. Share 7 interesting facts about myself in my post
  3. Share 6 things that make me happy
  4. Tag 7 of my friends at the end of my post by leaving their names and the link to their blogs
  5. Let my friends know they’ve been tagged.

So, let's begin with the 7 facts about myself ...

  1. I'm in the 4th decade of my life and looking forward to RETIREMENT!
  2. I sit on the Queen's throne at home and rule like a dictator!
  3. My wrath knows no bound whenever my subjects (Ray & Nick) defies my order!
  4. I love food so much that I must ensure 'fat' or 'obese' does not exist in my vocab!
  5. Ray's the love of my life that's why I bully him alot!
  6. I still struggle everyday to defeat my own demons!
  7. I feel connected with loads of friends.

I'll continue with the 6 things that make me happy ...

  1. 6.00 pm every Friday!
  2. To laze around the house with my hubby, Ray!
  3. Whenever my son, Nick has a civil and mature conversation with Ray and me.
  4. Everytime my weight goes below yesterday's!
  5. Each time I managed at least an hour of exercise!
  6. Each time my hubby and son returns home safely.

Now, I'm going to tag 7 of my online friends and hope that this chain will not be broken as the fun continues ...

Anything Goes!
Embrace The Laughter
Fancy Obsessions
Some Little Big Things
The Gentle Snail
Thoughts Running On My Mind


Culture Unplugged Video

Please watch this till the end ...

Chicken a la Carte : Director: Ferdinand Dimadura
Produced In: 2005

Synopsis: This film is about the hunger and poverty brought about by Globalization. There are 10,000 people dying everyday due to hunger and malnutrition. This short film shows a forgotten portion of the society. The people who live on the refuse of men to survive. What is inspiring is the hope and spirituality that never left this people.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy 18th Birthday!!!

Today is Nick's Birthday!!!

"Happy Birthday to you,
... Happy Birthday to you,
... Happy Birthday Dear Nick
... Happy Birthday to youuuuu ..."

Here's celebrating with friends and college mates over his favourite steaming pots of "tomyam" and "ching tong" steamboat at nearby Sunway Mentari yesteday night ...
wish there were more pics to share ...
why? oh why?? all his friends so camera-shy one???


Laughter In My Bubble ...

A Mother's Worst Nightmare!

Dear Mum,

I am writing you this note to say that I haven't been honest with you lately.

I have a boyfriend, his name is Dragon and he lives in a trailer in the woods, he wears biker clothes and deals Ecstasy.

I am moving in with him and I am four months pregnant.

His friends will come over all the time, so I can get a little frisky with them.

We will make a living out of growing drugs and selling them to Dragon's friends as they are both already drug addicts. We will live a life of drugs, beer and all the sex.

Wish us luck

I am at the neighbors house, all of the above was a lie. I just wanted to let you know there are worse things in life than my report card which is in the top drawer.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Today, inside my bubble ...

Not a boy but not a yet a man … that’s how I’ve been describing Nick for over the past 6 months. Many of my acquaintances claimed he’s has grown into a handsome young man. Well, choosing not be modest, I must admit that he’s quite a handsome chip off the old block. But Nick would prefer to put it, a better looking version.

He’s now enrolled into college since April to pursue a Diploma in Business Computing before furthering to a Degree in Business Informatics. Time really flies. Despite all the parent-child conflicts, the constant upheavals due his defiance to law and order under our roof, his idealistic perception of life … phooey … I am so grateful that he had turn-out alright.

17 years 11 months and 30 days … one more day and he’ll be celebrating his 18th birthday.

Nick has never been demanding when it comes to celebrating his birthdays or receiving gifts. In fact, he’s never ever requested for parties or gifts. He just takes what he gets. He’s been so accommodating that this year, I had to practically prompt him to celebrate his 18th birthday with his friends. As I told him “so big boy already, where got meaning celebrating with parents one?” So now … as I calculated I'll be a few hundreds poorer by tonight coz I’ve offered to sponsor his birthday celebration with his friends over steaming pots of ‘Steamboat' ... with a cake thrown-in. Hey! This is in addition to his birthday presents! What a mom won’t do for her child …

Coincidentally, this Sunday he will be receiving his Sacrament of Initiation, a coming-of-age sacrament in which he is enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit in order to make him strong to bear as a true witness to Christ. It is the completion of his baptismal grace.

Well, a parent’s journey never ends. There’s more to look forward too, despite all the challenges to find a healthy understanding between us. We will always be there to provide him emotional support and help him explore his identity as he progress into adulthood.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Laughter In My Bubble ...

After a marriage made in heaven ... next?
Growing old together?


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Today, inside my bubble ...

Law of Attraction and a marriage made in heaven … a poem on The Story of Marriage and tomorrow, a joke on growing old together. Probably by Sunday, I might just bore my readers to death by throwing in a gratitude quote on marriage too. Free Smiley Face Courtesy of What’s happening here?! Suddenly I’ve gone berserk … everything’s seem to have something to do with marriage!

Don’t jump the gun please … it does have alot to do with my own marriage but of course, don’t get me wrong. It’s so wonderfully fine that I can’t deny feeling proud every time I received compliments from friends and acquaintances, new and old. I’m just sharing my little expressions of happiness and the effectiveness of the Law of Attraction.

Many people expressed surprise whenever they hear us, Ray and myself, doing almost everything together like going clubbing, going to the gym, going for running meets, going for massages, playing pool, food-hunting adventures and so on. Together-gether … sometimes, wherever possible, we also roped in Nick, our son … not a boy but not yet a man.

Frankly, there’s nothing to be surprised about because many couples are already doing the same thing or if they’ve not, they can too ... why not? I’ve met a few couples and here’s one of them!

Like I’d posted earlier, the crucial question is “Are we willing to take responsibility for the state of our marriage?” Don’t blame it on our spouse “oh don’t share my interest” … our kids “they take up all my time” … work commitment “no time, deadlines to meet” … blah blah blah … Want or don’t want only, the control is in our hands. Which direction, we decide.Free Smiley Face Courtesy of


Poetry In My Bubble ...


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Laughter In My Bubble ...

From Lat's Cartoon 'Kampong Boy'


Monday, May 18, 2009

Law Of Attraction: Can We Have A Marriage Made In Heaven Too?

A marriage made in heaven ... can we have one just like that? How can we use the Law of Attraction to manifest the marriage of our dreams, one that’s filled with unconditional love, a pure spirit of friendship and great communication, despite the many differences between us?

Many of us believed that marriage is supposed to be challenging. We believe it’s going to be an uphill task to change one another, more so our spouse. Over time, we begin to focus more and more on the things that annoy us about our spouse and for some, to a level of dissatisfaction, regrets or even hate.

We have to realise that we actually attract the type of relationship we have with our spouse. It may be unacceptable to think of it as such, especially so when we’re already in an unhappy union.

The incredible power of the Law of Attraction is based on “like attract like”. We attract what we think about most and when coupled with the corresponding emotions, we attract it even faster. If our marriage seemed to have lost its spark, chances are we have been focusing too much on what we do not want from each other, thus attracting more of it. Couples don’t just fall out of love with each other. It’s just that we’ve become so focused on all the things that we don’t like about our spouse that we forget why we’d fall in love with one another in the first place.

So let’s use the Law of Attraction to remedy or improve our marriage instead. We too can experience a loving growing marriage by focusing on the most amazing marriage we could possibly hope for. How does it work?

We’ll only need to keep 3 important things in mind ... LOVE, POSITIVE THOUGHTS, GRATITUDE.

  • Begin by observing our thoughts and focus on the positive things about one another. Allow ourselves to feel good about each other’s positive qualities.

  • Increase our positive emotions by reflecting and reliving the good times and positive experiences we’ve had together. The stronger the emotion, the faster we will manifest our thoughts.

  • Express more frequently our love and gratitude for one another and we’ll begin to increase our positive energy to manifest the relationship we desire.

It’s time to ask ourselves the crucial question, “Are we willing to take responsibility for the state of our marriage?” Remember, we have control over the marital experience we desire. Continue with what we’re doing now, we’d continue to yield more of the same. So, whatever the state of our marital bliss, the choice is totally OURS!


A Positive Affirmation ...

Another week ... a fresh start ... another positive thought for you my friends and readers to more ahead ...


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Today, inside my bubble ...

Another early morn today. Woke-up about 5.00am to follow Ray and our Kota Kemuning Pacers to the New Balance 15km Run organised by Pacesetters Malaysia at the Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur.

What a joke ... I'm the self-appointed camerawoman! Hahaha ... no skill ... no experience, none at all at photography. Nevertheless, I tried my very best. So be my guest, go over to Kota Kemuning Pacers and check out the pics. Feel free to comment too.

If there's any lousy shots, blame it on the camera

I'm alittle drowsy now ... not only coz I woke up early this morning but because the weather is so very hot right now! There's been some raining this past 2 days but it's not enough to drive away the current heat wave.

RAIN! RAIN!! RAIN!!! Pleasssssseee .......