Thursday, August 30, 2007

My Fav Chill Outs

Day and night ...

Night and day ...

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Morning has broken...

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the word

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day

Took these pictures one early morning.
Isn't God a beautiful artist?

Friday, August 24, 2007

What's that at the door?!

It's a big rat!!!! No...

It's a cat!!! No...

Good grief, it's only Happy!

Happpyyy...what are you doing skulking at the door?!

Anyone else's dog having the same past time?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Doggies Day Out

A trip down doggy track...

Another outing! Time to show off my vocals again! WOoof... hooOF... (how's that for Gwen Stefani's, err... Akon's "Woohoo... Yeehoo...") "If I could escape... la la la... I'd be a real bad girl..." Oops I mean GOOD girl... Err...that's not quite right either... "I know I've been a real bad la la..." (???) Never mind...

As usual with every outing, we were all made to pose and smile for the flashing idiot box (no, not the TV, the CAMERA!) And... *pause* as my usual self, I go off track... yap! yap! yap!




Friday, August 10, 2007

Birthday Gal

Yesterday was Iris' birthday. Who is she? Well, she's my little God daughter. Can't believe she's 3 now. Where did all the time go?

A Princess cake for a Little Princess

Another cake? Isn't she a lucky girl?

Hmm...look at all the boys surrounding her. She sure starts young, doesn't she?

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Yours, Mine & Ours (not!!)

It's hard not being able to sleep at night.
It's harder still when one doesn't know how to pass the time till daybreaks.
It's hardest when one ended up watching a silly movie that leaves a bad hangover in the morning.

Yours, Mine & Ours....what does the title tell you, really?

It's a remake of a 1968 movie on two single parents (former high school sweethearts to be exact) met again after 30 years, developed a romance and eloped. Sounds dreamy? That's when they have to wake up to each other's 10 and 8 kids respectively. That'll be a total of 18 KIDS, thank you very much.

If you think 'Brady Bunch' or '8 Is Enough' do not warrant much for "Go forth and multiply", try this.

There's nothing much to this movie, really. If you already have one kid that's wreaking havoc to your daily life, just multiply that by 18.

Right, after being kept awake by 18 kids, that ought to cure me of my nocturnal alertness.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Someone sent me this beautiful email, a good reminder on being contented. Don't you think?

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.