Monday, December 31, 2007
Well...time to take stock...time for reflections...time for resolutions...by George, hopefully there's enough time for everything...ha ha ha...
Hope everyone had a great 2007 and will continue into 2008 and evermore!
Friday, December 28, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Feed the world...Let them know it's Christmas time again...
We are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start giving...
I'll stand by you...I'll stand by you...
Friday, December 14, 2007
Lonely fear lights up the sky,
Can't help but wonder why
You're so far away.
There, you had to take a stand
In someone else's land,
Life can be so strange.
I wish we never had to choose,
To either win or lose,
That we could find a way...
But I won't turn my back again,
Your honor I'll defend
So hurry home, and 'til then...
Stand tall; Stand proud!
Voices that care are crying out loud.
And when you close your eyes tonight,
Feel in your heart how our love burns bright.
I'm not here to justify the cause.
Or to count up all the loss...
That's all been done before.
I just can't let you feel alone.
When there's so much love at home
We're sending out to you.
All the courage that you've known
The bravery you've shown,
Clearly lights the way.
We pray! To make the future bright,
To make the wrong things right,
Right or wrong, we're all praying you remain strong
That's why we're all here and singing along.
You are the voice
You are the light
(repeat chorus twice)
Thursday, December 13, 2007
We learned about a special blogger's project while visiting Chris' site, which we would like to help spread around too.
December 17th could make a vast difference in many lives - It's Bloggers Unite - Acts of Kindness Day!
Bloggers Unite is an initiative designed to harness the power of the blogosphere to make the world a better place. By challenging bloggers to blog about a particular social cause on a single day, a single voice can be joined with thousands of others to help make a real positive difference; from raising awareness for cancer, to an effort to better education systems or support 3rd world countries.
The Acts of Kindness theme aims at putting a human face on the bloggers responsible for so much good in the world. The goal is to expose their kindness and generosity as well as serve as an example to non-bloggers that volunteering for a charity, donating to a cause, or simply doing something kind for another person has a ripple effect around the world.
Click here for more info.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Yet, it's also hard not to name the ones that have been there from the beginning and constantly drop by tirelessly.
So, a special mention goes to:
Friday, December 7, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Got annoyed and stuck my tongue out
Friday, November 30, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
MillionDollar has passed on the award to me and it says:
"this award is presented to a successful blogger, one who can “be the blog” - making it their own, staying with it, interacting with the readers, and just plain having fun."
l'm so honoured to receive it and would certainly love to award it to EVERYONE HERE.
If you have already been awarded, please accept it again as that goes to show what a wonderful blogger you are!!! SINCERELY!
THANK YOU ALL for taking the time and making the effort to visit my blog!!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Erm...not sure how it works so I'll just copy and paste from Ben's blog hehe...
I don't know the name of this tag, it's something about fact thingy....and I'm not sure it's all about me or mom. So we are going to share this tag game.
So here are the Rules :
* Link to your tagger and post these rules
* List eight ( 8 ) random facts about yourself.(4 for Mom, 4 for me.)
* Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them )
* Let them know they've been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs
1) Mom is always busy and she is getting busier in this festive season for doggy knows what reasons (see Benben, we have something in common here)
2) Mom is a cleanliness freak (she goes berserk if she sees me leaving paw tracks on the floor)
3) Mom loves to take me out when she's free (although lately she hasn't been doing much of that ...hmmph!!!)
4) Mom loves roses (planting them is her hobby)
1) Happy loves McD's fries (yeah, unhealthy dog!)
2) Happy hates nail trimming (she'll put all the wrestlers to shame with the way she wrestles out of having her nails cut)
3) Happy has a tail (yeah, she's not our typical conforming silky)
4) Happy loves roses (cough cough...pulling them out is her hobby)
Victims time!!! (is this part of the original tag or Ben's? never mind, just copy and paste hehe)
I'm gonna tag Million Dollar, Serena, Tracy, Redbabe, Crikit, Sparky & Ginger , Ashley, Lacylulu and Lorenza.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Sigh...the weather didn't hold after all. It was RAINING CATS by the time we got there. Now you know why we are always chasing cats. Party poopers!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Heh heh...finally she gave up after my really sad face! I'm a Happy doggy again...
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
October is internationally known as Breast Cancer Month. The Pink Ribbon is the official trademark of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
I hope I'm not too late in doing my bit in creating more awareness of the Pink Ribbon. At the very least, it serves as a reminder to myself. This comes after losing people I know and of many others who lost their lives to breast cancer.
In memory of a good friend's mother who lost her battle with breast cancer.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I opened the door to have a look. Oh goodness! It was the screaming boy's fingers that was causing the door not to close! Where did the boy come from??? Feeling really bad about it, I apologised to the boy's mom and asked if he was hurt. But she ignored me and tried to pacify her boy.
So I went back in. Next moment I heard the boy's mother scolding me from outside with both of them hitting at my door. She kept telling her boy that 'I'm bad' and she's 'hitting me' for causing him pain.
I came out and she was still at it.
Me : What are you doing?
Boy's mom : Oh, just 'hitting you' to tell my boy you are bad.
Me : I'm bad???
Boy's mom : Ya, you hurt his fingers.
Me : Have you thought that it's his own fault and he shouldn't have put his fingers there?
Boy's mom : He doesn't understand that.
Me : If he CAN understand that 'I'm bad' for causing him pain, he CAN understand that he's wrong for putting his fingers there in the first place!
By this time, everyone in the ladies are enjoying themselves watching us. You can tell by the smiles on their faces!
Boy's mom : You should've looked before closing the door.
Me : Excuse me for not looking out for 'little fingers' at the door!
Boy's mom : Aiyo, what's so difficult to let him think it's your fault?
Me : It's not difficult but ridiculous! Anyway, it's his fingers!! Good luck then if he can't keep his hands off toilet doors!!!
I walked off after that. No point wasting my time. I know..I know.., it's not my line to tell her how to teach her child. But I resent being 'used' as the subject of a 'wrong lesson'!
Ever wonder why some kids grow up to be the way they are?
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Ok, it was more than a bite considering all the seafood we ordered. Baked crabs, oyster omelette, deep fried calamari and grilled prawns. Boy, the servings were huge!
**Sorry, no pics as it was on impulse and I didn't lug along my camera**
When the waiter came to serve us, he placed 3 glasses of water, 3 plates, 3 bowls and 3 sets of fork and spoon. I just gave it a passing thought at that time.
Did I mention that there were 2 humans and 1 dog?
Somehow, between the 2 humans, we managed to clear the plates off every morsel. Do we deserve an applause? *clap clap clap*
So when it comes to settling the bill, that's when 'my passing thought' became an "item in the bill". I was actually billed for 3 DINERS instead of 2! Now that also explains the extra large servings.
Me : Why 3 pax?
Cashier : Eh, not 3 people?
Me : Does SHE look like human?? (me pointing to Happy)
The cashier craned her neck to look over my table. 1 human and 1 dog looked back at her. Then she turned and gave me a sheepish smile.
Cashier : Ok, me no charge 3, cancel 1.
Right, when we left the restaurant, I tossed my car keys to Happy. Ought to be her turn to drive since the cashier acknowledged her as a full paying diner!
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Recently a friend went to the bank to deposit some cash. As you all know, nowadays most banks do not accept cash deposit over the counter, we have to deposit them via their deposit machine.
After slotting in the cash, the amount displayed on the screen did not tally, short of $1000. Without thinking, my friend just hit on the 'accept' button. That was a mistake.
He went to the bank to lodge a report. They said they'll check and let him know at the end of the day. So he thought that's fine.
NO, it wasn't fine. He didn't hear from the bank at the end of the day. So he called up the next day.
NO, there wasn't any extra $1000 in the machine. CASE CLOSED. PERIOD. FULL STOP.
Right, after venting out some frustrations to all who listened, there's quite a compilation of similar cases experienced by others. One even claimed that the bank he went to said that the machines are operated by an independent contracting company, so they (being the bank) have no direct dealings with the deposits. So in that case, where are they depositing the money with, the bank or the independent company? Does it make any sense?
Of course, there are bound to be fake claims and reports made by dishonest customers, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE GENUINE ONES?
Time to take out our old milk tins and clear some space under our beds?
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Yeah, some nights she just want me to tuck her in. She sure can be such a baby at times...
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Anyway, this is a great song from Sarah Brightman. Anyone a fan of The Phantom of The Opera? I am!!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Lately the baby seem to quiet down a little if the daddy brings him out for a walk or a drive. That's like a daily affair. A walk in the morning and a walk in the evening. In between I see some car rides too.
Hmm...I wonder whether should I kill 2 birds with 1 stone? *a lightbulb just lit* I could probably open my door and hand him the leash with my dog, eh? He could walk the baby and my dog at one go *evil grin*
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.
"How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.
You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.
"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life. You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!
But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?
You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.
But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!
So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.
You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT ednesday!
You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."
Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I 'm 100 and a half!"
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!
To be continued...
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, "I love you and I wish you enough".
The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom". They kissed and the daughter left.
The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?".
"Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?".
"I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral," she said.
"When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough'. May I ask what that means? ".
She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone". She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled! even more. "When we said , 'I wish you enough', we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them". Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory.
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess .
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
She then began to cry and walked away.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them but then ... an entire life to forget them.
I wish you enough.