Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gratitude: Have Faith




Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, 
but anyone can start today

Saturday, February 27, 2010

My Bubble: Lethargy!!!

I'm feeling so lethargic these 2 days.

My body aches everywhere because I just picked up my strength training again at the gym on Thursday. My heels are aching too (most likely 'plantar facsiitis')because I've been adding mileage to my running. I guess it's those extra pounding.


My nose's been runny too these 2 days and I can't seem to keep awake whenever I'm surfing the blogosphere. My mugs and mugs of thick black coffee don't seem to do the work!


ARGHHH!!! I must be coming down with the flu. I've got plenty of things I want to do. SHOOT 'EM DAMN BUGS!!!


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, 
but anyone can start today

What Am I Grateful For This Week ...

My random list of gratitude this week:

1. The hits on my blog is almost hitting 10000. YAY!!!

2. Managed to add another 10km to my mileage ... totalled 18km this week.

3. The wounds on my knees are itching like mad ... a sign it's healing well.

4. Started my strength training at the gym again. Now bodyaches all over.

5. A wonderful get-together with my ex-classmates/schoolmates over lunch on Friday. Thanks to Lay Phing and family for hosting the gathering. Lunch was super-delicious sumptuousness! Now got to work-off those extra calories!!


What are YOU grateful for this week?
Let's hear about it ...


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but anyone can start today

Friday, February 26, 2010

Law Of Attraction: You Can Do It Too! ~ Part 8

A large part of our life is devoted to fulfilling our ‘common chores’ or ‘everyday businesses’ such as housekeeping, taking care of the family, observing our spiritual responsibilities, going to work, building our career or business and so on. All of us must do them ... it’s part of life. They can’t be avoided. These tasks or responsibilities leaves very little time to be devoted to ourselves ... YES, our own personal needs ... the freedom to attend to things of our likings.

Often in our struggle to finish the common everyday chores and the everyday businesses, we feel divided within ourselves. We feel the unfairness in the division of time that is beyond our control. That’s where most of us will start to dread and even despise taking care of the common tasks of everyday life.

Lesson #8: Enjoy The Process of Everyday Life

We must understand that there is actually no difference between the common everyday tasks that we must do and the things that we want to do. The difference only exists in our minds and this misconception often creates feelings of misery, frustration and stress. Unless we liberate ourselves from this self-induced grasp, we will never enjoy the common everyday tasks because we’ll be trying desperately to either avoid them completely or rush through them so that we can move on to those things that we long to do.

To liberate ourselves, we need to learn how to live an undivided life where we separate the needs from the wants. Stop marginalising the need-to from the want-to. Reframe our mind to see every tasks in the present moment ... no past no future ... it’s NOW. Restrain from fussing over the inconveniences because in reality, we can’t change it. Feeling aggravated is just a waste of precious time and energy. Let ourselves in on the fun of doing the chores. When we’re having fun, we’ll begin to enjoy the process.

Though planning and achieving our goals is important, it is even more important to enjoy the process. Happiness is found along the way instead of expecting to be happy when we reach a certain goal. The present moment ... NOW, is the reality and when we enjoy the process of everyday life in the present, we will create beautiful happy memories to be cherished long after we have achieved our goals.

Today will only happen once and to make it to the future, we will need to live through a series of today. So, it is important that we make the most of today by creating a fun-loving state of mind through the following:
  • Change our attitude ~ when our attitude is negative, we will see things negatively.
  • Learn to say ‘No’ ~ do not take in more than we can handle or capable of.
  • Take time to reduce stress ~ pick up a simple hobby like meditation, reading, listening to music or even prayer can be an avenue.
  • Take care of our body and mind ~ motivate ourselves towards simple healthy lifestyles.
  • Catch-up with friends ~ socialising can boost our self-esteem and outlook.
A Tip:  Breakout from your limiting thoughts patterns which causes you to confine yourself within a negative world. Simply develop a positive mental attitude to be a cheerful person. Then move on to being an easygoing, genial, patient, tolerant and open-minded person who will make people feel comfortable being around you. You’ll soon find that the everyday process of life becomes less and less of a struggle.


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but anyone can start today

Thursday, February 25, 2010

My Nikon: A Mere Spark



We are so tiny on this big place call Earth, a place we call Home. There are billions and billions of the 'ME' and 'YOU' out there ... ARE WE REALLY THE SAME???


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but anyone can start today

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Poetry: We Have Freedom




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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Bubble: Yo All! The Holidays' Over!!

Before the Chinese New Year, procrastination was ripe. Everything were followed with 'after the new year' or 'later after the new year' or 'keep until after the new year ... the mood to close an old chapter and begin anew with the coming new year was everywhere!

Well Folks, the holidays' over! It's now back to the grind. The new year of the Tiger has roared into its second week now. It's time to put on the show ... the actions, the deadlines and the performances ... and then, it's year-end BONUS TIME!

Arghhh!! Now my ANXIETY just began!

What the heck ... ain't I RETIRED?   You thought so too?  Ha!  So what's with the anxiousness?

No doubt I'm finally done with the corporate world,  a new opportunity has beckoned for me.  Thanks to my friends, Steven and Cheryl.  They've roped me into their business and 'tis time to pull out all the stops and put on the show!  'Tis a totally different ball game!!
CAN I DO THIS???


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but anyone can start today

Just Laughs: A Dog's Life

An old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home.

He followed me into the house, down the hall, and fell asleep on the couch. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back, resumed his position on the couch and slept for an hour. This continued for several weeks. Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: 'Every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'

The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar: 'He lives in a home with four children -- he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?'


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but anyone can start today

Monday, February 22, 2010

My Bubble: I’m Constantly Put To The Test!

I know the ME of yesteryears has slowly drifted further and further into the past and the ME today … I know she’s different … very different in comparison and I want to believe it’s for the better. I owe this to the discovery of the Law of Attraction.

I can feel the growth, I can see the improvements, I have tasted little successes. This could only mean that I’m moving in the right direction. But embracing this change is not easy. Like it or not, I’ve been knocked down so many times throughout. I AM CONSTANTLY PUT TO THE TEST and sadly, I know I’ve failed to a certain extent each time.

The most current situation would be hubby’s drunkenness the other night. Should I be furious or should I accept it’s occasional fun? Should I be ashamed or should I simply laugh along? Should I be silent or should I make my displeasure heard? Which is the right option?

I’d been furious. I’ve felt ashamed. I’ve made my displeasure felt and I’ve also made myself HEARD!!! These are my choices … right or wrong, there’s no regret. If it’s right, at least the GUILTY has heard. If it’s wrong, I’m the WISER! There’s lesson to be learnt for all.

In our individualistic quest to be the BETTER PERSON, it’s imperative that we fall over and over again, as we pick ourselves up again and again … learning life’s lessons as we piece it all together again into an improved condition … that is, if any one of us is willing to learn, improvise or change.


I’ve no regret to my reaction. I know my approach is more sedated now in comparison to my past. The fury that was once accompanied by flying objects is gone … the self-consciousness is less disconcerting and the cold silence that last weeks is but a mere 24-hour isolation. No one would have heard me then, not even the GUILTY but today, I am effectively heard.


Forgive my ludicrous nonsensical exposition ... I’M STILL LEARNING MY WAYS … a whole lot of learning to do!

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but anyone can start today

Affirmation: I Can Take Life A Little Easy




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but anyone can start today

Sunday, February 21, 2010

My Bubble: No! Drop The Grand Please!!

I happened to be the youngest born in a family of 5 siblings. Boy, boy, boy, Girl and girl (that's me!). The age gap between my sister and me is one year short of the Chinese zodiac cycle ... I am 11 years younger, born in the year of the Rabbit.

Being the youngest can be fun and carefree. I love being the youngest where I get to feign ignorance and escaped all the decision-making because I'm always seen as the greenhorn 'I don't know anything' baby-sister in the family. Of course, I do not shirk my responsibilities whenever commanded by my elder siblings.  Do as I'm told, no questions asked.  Dear old hubby also fits right into this guise perfectly. 

A big age-gap does have its disadvantages (as I see it from my point of view).  At the age of 7,  my sister made me an 'Aunt' to her daughter, Chiew Yong.  At that age, how could I have comprehend the difference.   I was happily playing doll-house with my niece.  By the time I reached 21, I was already an 'Old Auntie' to 7 nieces and nephews ... Chiew Yong, Swee Fong, Swee Nian, Linda, Jason, Millie and Aun Aun.  Thean Thean came along just as I was pregnant with Nick, making it 8.

As I watched Nick grow into a teenager, I see my nieces and nephews growing up too, graduating from universities, pursuing their respective careers and some getting married.  At the age of 34, my niece made me a 'Grand-Aunt' to her son, Miguel and 4 years' later, Duvall.  Today, I'm a 'Grand-Aunt' to 8 grand-nieces and nephews with one more on the way.   Catch some of the cute little ones below and you'll understand why I'm so proud to be an 'Aunt' to all these adorable kids, minus the 'Grand' please!  It sounds so OOOOOOLD!!




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but anyone can start today

Gratitude: Gratitude Renew Itself




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but anyone can start today

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Bubble: Exasperated Is Just To Say The Least!!!

During social gatherings, alcohol served can make people feel more relaxed. It stimulates their feelings and sometimes puts them in a kinda europhoric state. Alcohol can be a depressant and that's why it is a kind of drug actually. Too much too frequent, it can be addictive!

For many people, having a drink or two at a party can really make conversing easier. It makes them more relaxed and less tense. Sadly, it is also during social gatherings where people are most proned to getting drunk because they lose count of how many drinks they've consumed and the fact that they do not know how to say 'NO'.

I have nothing against drinking alcohol. I have my fair share every now and then, especially when I go clubbing. But what I strongly oppose is 'irresponsible drinking' and I believe that this is the main reason why people ended up drunk.

In my opinion, people who allows themselves to get drunk must be somewhat unhappy with their lives. I guess they think that drinking will take the pain away but in truth, it only adds more salt to the wound. They lose their dignity and the respect of others.

Exasperation, indignation, resentment are words that are just not enough to describe the fury inside when I see hubby ... such a grown man, a father who's to be an example to his 18-year-old son, failed to say 'NO'. Even the 18-year-olds knows how to call it QUITS! What a bloody shame!!

By all means, have fun! Social gatherings are not everyday but fun doesn't need to come with a hangover the next morning.


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but anyone can start today

What Am I Grateful For This Week ...

My random list of gratitude this week:

1. The quality time catching up with family members during the new year festivity.

2. The inspirations that allowed me to pen my articles on the Law of Attraction.

3. The wounds on my knees continue to heal well.

4. I managed a continuous run of 11km on Monday.

5. A great potluck get-together for Kota Kemuning Pacers on Friday.  Thank you to wonderful host, Mr. & Mrs. Teoh.

What are YOU grateful for this week?
Let's hear about it ...


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but anyone can start today

Friday, February 19, 2010

Law Of Attraction: You Can Do It Too! ~ Part 7

Going through the last 6 lessons, we have come to learn that working with the Law of Attraction is about understanding how our thoughts, emotions and actions can affect our life. If we want to attract something other than what we are currently experiencing, then we must change our thoughts and emotions and put in the appropriate actions to make it work for us. But does these suffice to fulfil our greatest desires?

When we put forth our positive energies to the Universe, we are tapping into our spiritual side because we know we are connected to something that’s bigger than ourselves. Every great leader, athlete and hero like Nelson Mandela, John F. Kennedy, Muhammad Ali and Mother Theresa acknowledged a greater presence in every difficult situation and allowed it to be a helping presence in their lives. So, are we willing to put our trust in that connection?

Lesson #7: Have Faith ~ Let The Universe Do Its Work

What is faith? Faith can be described as a confident belief in something or someone that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. Faith is normally associated with religion where everyone who has faith believes that there is a supreme being, God who created the world and everything in it. Although there hasn't been anyone who has seen God, we still believe that this is true.

Whichever is our religion or believes or however we practice it, this connection allows us to align ourselves with our inner being, where calm, peace and wisdom prevails … it is our inner temple. There are many ways to align ourselves with our spiritual self, through prayer, meditation, silence, nature, places of worship … we just have to find one that feels right for us. Reconnecting with our spiritual self prepares us for a calmer journey through life where the answers we seek becomes clearer.

Go ahead, just take a few minutes to make that connection … anytime, find a moment as it will always be present. When we’re connected, we’ll begin to feel the peace, the stability, the guidance and gentle suggestions that comes from our inner temple.

Remember when our thoughts, emotions, ethics and faith are strong and pure, our energy will become balanced with the Universe. We become One with the Infinite Being. Our energy will continue to run at these high vibrations and continually attract thoughts and emotions that are of the same high order. We’re trusting the Universe to do its work for us!


A Tip: Many people believe in prayer as a great tool to connect with something we believe in. Prayer is a personal experience and intimate connection. Do not underestimate the power of prayer as it draws on the infinite power of the supreme being who created the Universe. For those of the Christian faith, a passage from Matthew 21:22, “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”

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but anyone can start today

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Nikon: Fearlessly



Children are born without any excess baggage of negative thoughts, fear or hate. They possess pure innocence and love. They will look at life fearlessly ... until they are conditioned by the adults.

As an adult, can we face life as fearlessly as they do?


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but anyone can start today

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Poetry: A Celebration Of Life




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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Just Laughs:

A young boy had just gotten his driver's license and inquired of his father if they could discuss his use of the car. His father said he'd make a deal with his son. "You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little, get your hair cut and we'll talk about the car."

The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he'd settle for the offer and they agreed on it. After about six weeks his father said, "Son, I've been real proud. You brought your grades up and I've observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I'm real disappointed you haven't gotten your hair cut."

The young man paused a moment then said, "You know, Dad, I've been thinking about that, and I've noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair and there's even a strong argument that Jesus had long hair."

To this his father replied, "Did you also notice they all walked everywhere they went?"


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but anyone can start today

Monday, February 15, 2010

Affirmation: I See Prosperity Blowing My Way




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but anyone can start today

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Bubble: A Sumptious Dinner Nevertheless ...




Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, 
but anyone can start today

Happy Valentine's Day!!!



Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, 
but anyone can start today

GONG XI FA CAI!!!




Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, 
but anyone can start today

Saturday, February 13, 2010

What Am I Grateful For This Week ...

My random list of gratitude this week:

1. My eyes are alittle more wide-opened to discover what I've been missing for so long.

2. A little sign of maturity in Nick.

3. The wounds on my knees are healing very well.

4. A wonderful family gathering over a sumptious dinner to usher in the new year of the TIGER.


What are YOU grateful for this week?
Would love to hear about it ...


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, 
but anyone can start today

My Bubble: Before The Tiger Roars

Come tomorrow, the Chinese will be celebrating one of their most important traditional festival, the Lunar New Year or the Chinese New Year, the Year of the TIGER. The Tiger is third of the 12-year cycle of animals in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.

The Chinese New Year is a celebration of change ... out with the old and in with the new!

Traditionally, the Chinese believes that the events that occurred during New Year’s Day may impact your life for the rest of the year.  So you're advised to be careful with your actions. Be selective with what you eat. Greet people who will bring you joy. To ensure a prosperous and healthy year, you should enhance and stimulate positive energy flow at home, at your business and at work.

Everything associated with the New Year's Day should represent good fortune. To single people, good fortune may mean love and romance. Good fortune may mean good grades to students, children for families, jobs for the unemployed and health for the sick.

The Chinese religiously follows some age-old traditions and customs during the Chinese New Year starting from;

BEFORE NEW YEAR's EVE:

The celebration actually starts on New Year's Eve with the reunion dinner. By New Year’s Eve, the following should have been done:

1.  Cleaned the entire home to get rid of all the things that are associated with the old year.
2.  Put away all brooms and brushes.
3.  Paid up all debts.
4.  Resolved differences with family members, friends, neighbors and business associates.
4.  Bought the following:
  • red money envelopes
  • oranges and/or tangerines
  • circular candy tray
  • flowers (especially plum blossom, peach blossom, water lily)
  • a new set of clothes and shoes for children, preferably something red or orange.
5.  Get new dollar bills from the bank. Insert the new dollar bills into the red envelopes. Now the red envelope is called a 'lee see' or lucky money envelope.

(Note: Very few modern families follow all the "cleaning" rituals.)

ON NEW YEAR’s EVE:

1.  Get together with close family members (not including married daughters and their families) for the "reunion" dinner.
2.  Pay respect to ancestors and household gods. Acknowledge the presence of ancestors because they are responsible for the fortunes of future generations.
3.  Open every door and window in the home at midnight to let go of the old year.

ON NEW YEAR’s DAY:

Decorate the home with symbols of good fortune. Here are some traditional ideas:

-  Colors: Bright red (happiness); gold/orange (wealth & happiness).
-  Fruits: Oranges and tangerines (good health & long life); tangerines with leaves intact (long lasting relationships; fruitful and multiply as in having children); persimmons (happiness and wealth).
-  Circular candy tray (candy for sweet and circular for togetherness).
-  Flowers: If flowers bloom on New Year’s Day, it will be a prosperous year.
-  Red banners or couplets with New Year wishes and symbols of good fortune in gold.

Here are some of the traditional food prepared during Chinese New Year:

1.  Jai - a combination of food that represents good fortune. Jai comprises of ginkgo nut, black moss, dried bean curd, bamboo shoots, vermicelli and scallion.
2.  Fish and chicken represent prosperity. Always present the fish and chicken as a whole. Do not cut them in pieces. The head, tail and feet (for chicken) must be presented to symbolize completeness.
  • Noodles represent longevity. Again, they should not be cut. 
  • Desserts include oranges, Chinese New Year cake (ni gao) and prosperous cakes (they look like golden nuggets).
DO’s & DON'Ts on NEW YEAR’s DAY:

1.  Greet others with "Gong Xi Fa Cai" which means "Wishing You Prosperity and Wealth".

2.  Give two 'lee see’s' to each child. Because happiness comes in two’s, do not just give one. This is your way of passing good luck to the next generation. Business owners also give 'lee see’s' to employees and associates.

3.  Wear brand new clothes - preferably in red. Children should wear new clothes and new shoes.

4.  Don’t wash the hair.

5.  Don’t sweep the floor.

6.  Don’t greet people who are in mourning.

7.  Don’t drop the chopsticks.

8.  Don’t say the number ‘four’ (Chinese homonym for death) or mention death.

9.  Don’t borrow or lend money.

As you prepare for this important festivity, think of the changes you want to make in your life ... perhaps spend more time with your family or reduce your debts or pursue a new interest.   Remember, how best the year will turnout for you depends solely on YOU!

Gong Xi Fa Cai ... and Happy New Year!

(Note:  Most of the content herein have been extracted from www.familyculture.com)


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but anyone can start today

Friday, February 12, 2010

Law Of Attraction: You Can Do It Too! ~ Part 6

We read, we learn, we think, we focus and we visualise our intentions as part of the deliberate creation of our desires. As we learn more and more what our thoughts and emotions can do for us, it is time to strike a balance with the appropriate actions. Actions that will maximise our ability to manifest our desires with great ease and enjoyment.

Thoughts > Emotions > Actions > Results

These actions taken in our quest to manifest our desires should not be forced or based on doubt, worry, anxiety or fear. Actions taken based on doubt, worry, anxiety or fear always felt compelling and stressful. It would be misguided that we force things to happen just because we are afraid of what will happen if you do not take a certain action. We are merely imposing upon ourselves to take actions on our intentions. It does not feel right.

On the contrary, acting on our intentions without force will only help to magnetise our desires by attracting the people, places and opportunities into our reality. It will be surprising to see how things are moved to coincide with our daily activities

Lesson #6: Inspired Action ~ Move Yourself

Taking the liberty to take up a certain action in order to move ourselves towards what we want and away from what we don’t want is all about Inspired Action. Inspired action is any action we take based on an urge or hunch or nudge, from within us. Inspired action always feels easy and effortless because we are so excited and passionate about moving towards our desires. This will naturally build up positive energies within us.

Sometimes, in our day to day experience, we just may not know what to do. But if we focus on what we want instead of what we don’t want, we will know when it is time to take action. When we do, it will be effortless. Doors open and the entire universe will conspire to assist us in our desire. Focus on our intent and do not take action until we feel the positive emotion within us. At that moment, we will know what to do. When we take action, it will be the right thing at the right time.

So, it’s time to make Inspired Action work for us. First and foremost, get our intentions or desires in place, that’s clarity of mind. The clearer our intentions or whatever we desire, the better the results. Listen to our inner voice or intuition. Remember, inspired actions come from our positive feelings. Beware of what feels good for us and follow up on these good feelings. When we take inspired action and do it consistently, we will get the results we expect.

Try to quiet down our mind, still our thoughts and relax our body. Patiently, we will hear the inner voice nudging us in the direction of our dreams. Inspired actions come from the bigger picture, which we usually cannot see until we've taken the actions we're being inspired to take. Trust our intuition. When it speaks, we move!

A Tip: As Stephen Covey said in “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, always remember to begin with the end in mind.


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but anyone can start today

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Bubble: The Hazards Of Blogging For A Housewife Wannabe

Yay! Being retired is great. Time is in my hands, I get to do anything that comes to mind in a jiffy. No pressure at all!

I felt like cooking my favorite mung-bean dessert this morning. Hmmmmmm ... I'd probably bring a flask of it for Cheryl when it's done. She loved it when I cooked the last time.

Put everything to boil, reduced to a slow flame to let it brew and headed upstairs to join the blogosphere. Started reading 'Waiting For Wisdom', then 'My Kafkaesque Life', 'Jumping For Joy' and then I came to Cheryl's blog 'My Running Trail'.  Yum yum ... the glorious scent of 'pandan leaves' (screwpine leaves) pervades right into my room. Ahhh ... time to check on my mung-bean dessert. Nevermind, wait, wait first ... I'll finish my comment on Cheryl's latest post first.

Huh? Why is there whiffs of burnt smell? My mung-bean! Arghhh! Quick!! Ouch!!! My knee still hurts ... I can't run down the stairs ... nevermind, I'll bounce down each steps ... HURRYYYYYY!!!

Reached the kitchen too late, it's almost dry and the bottom is already burnt. Shoot me!!! A housewife wannabe, tsk tsk tsk. This is the hazards of blogging, at least to me it is!

So sorry Cheryl, there goes your mung-bean dessert for today. Make you one another day when I feel like cooking mung-bean dessert again.

Meanwhile, I'll just keep whatever I've salvaged of the dessert for myself ... kakaka!!!


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but anyone can start today

My Nikon: Rough Sea Amidst The Calm?



Life is pretty much the same. There'll always be complexity amidst the peace. How Life turns out is in your hands ... how do you want to live it?


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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Bubble: What Lurks Inside That Teenage Mind?

Many a times whenever he stares into the thin air, I would asked Nick, "What are you thinking of?" or "What's on your mind now?" and without fail, he will refute with the usual, "NOTHING!"

One day, I posed the same question on a friend's daughter, Shaunie who's the same age as Nick. That particular evening, I caught her staring blankly into the air just as Nick did so frequently. She's always been a straight A-student and she surprised me with the same answer, "NOTHING". I guess I must've been kinda bias towards Nick as I was expecting some tangible answer from her.

Shame on me huh? Why would the answer be any different between a A-student and an average one? After all, they are teenagers all the same.

Diverted abit. Now, my point is what lurks inside their mind during those instances? Are they in a self-induced trance OR some witch-doctor has cast an evil spell on them OR have they turned into robots under the control of some mad-scientist?

Hey! These are the babies we carried in our womb for 9 months ... fed them, washed them, picked them up when they fall, soothed them when they had a bad dream ... we had watch them grow to 18 and yet we got locked out!

How apt it goes with the chorus line of Zombie by The Cranberries;

"In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, dou, dou, dou, dou, dou..."

I've been a teenager before and so does Cheryl (Shaunie's mum) but yet, we're still perplexed by it! During our time, there were higher expectations on us and we were given more responsibilities. Yet, I don't remember ever being so lost in transition. The general consensus ... teenagers today are just so different from our time.

Guess I'll just have to wait till Nick's ready to talk. Maybe Shaunie will outdo him and I'll find out from Cheryl! I'm not going to let my 'curiosity kill the cat!'


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but anyone can start today

Poetry: Life Is ...




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