25 May 2015

Snippets





"Yes."

"Yes." :)





Powerful Yes






In order to have a powerful yes, 
must learn to say a complete no :)





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24 May 2015

Snippets





"When the sun is hot, 
I bundle myself up like a dumpling."

"HaHa! To be a fair maiden." :)




Other Girlfriends





"You can't expect a man 
who doesn't understand 
that being in a relationship means 
you're not supposed to have other girlfriends 
to abide by other social graces either. 
Just sayin'..." 

~ Teri Hirko :)





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23 May 2015

Snippets





"I'm SO HOT!"

"*Whistle*"

"Weather hot lah." :)






Laughter and Sleep





"A good laugh and a long sleep 
are the two best cures for anything."

~ An Irish proverb :)




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22 May 2015

Snippets





"Sweet things are nice to eat."

"Yes, very nice." :)





Determined





"I am determined to have 
a different ending to my story. 
I've decided, 
finally, 
to stick my head above the parapet 
so that I can take back my narrative 
and give a purpose to my past." 

~ Monica Lewinsky :)



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21 May 2015

Snippets




"They are humans too."

"Yes."





Abstract





"It gets to me sometimes. 
Things that I overcame through 
sheer stubbornness and blind stoicism 
do come back as painful flashbacks. 
When you suppress things so deep, 
it hurts you even deeper in your soul. 
And the numbing pain becomes a familiar friend. 
It distracts me from the real things 
that are even more painful. 
So abstract." 


~ Rina Arip Wee :)




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20 May 2015

Snippets





"The yellow pill for flu."

"So funny. That's what you told the doctor?"

"Ya lor. The yellow pill." :)





Right or Happy





"It takes guts to stand up for yourself. 
To always want to make things right and just. 
And sometimes the fight can be draining 
and may leave you battered. 

But I know it also takes a ballsy person 
to take the higher road 
and be kind even 
when someone has wronged you. 

At the end of the day, 
do you want to be right 
or do you want to be happy?" 

~ Lilian C. :)






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19 May 2015

Snippets





"Too hot alr."

"Me too hot?"

"The weather lah." :)





Decide





"So, 
do it. 
Decide. 

Is this the life you want to live? 

Is this the person you want to be? 

Is this the best you can be? 

Can you be stronger? 
Kinder? 
More Compassionate? 

Decide. 

Breathe in. 
Breathe out 
and decide." 



Meredith Grey  :)






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In Moments Like These






Received a private message and a friend request 
when I woke up this morning. 
After about 35 years, 
we are connected once again. 

I am very, very happy :)






18 May 2015

Snippets





"Happy New Year!"

"HaHa! First time bumping into each other this year.
Happy New Year!"





Smiles





There are not many things in life 
that warms the heart 
more than seeing 
someone you love smiles :)





17 May 2015

Snippets





"Wow! You know the phrase ah?"

"WEI! My Engrish is not bad ok?" :)





Privilege






"The problems of your past are your business. 
The problems of your future… are my privilege. 
It is all I have to say. 
It is all I need to know." 


~ John Watson, His Last Vow :)






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In Moments Like These





There 
are 
so 
many 
things 
in 
life 
to 
be
thankful 
and 
grateful 
for 
:)







16 May 2015

Snippets





"Don't understand. The jokes are in Hokkien lah."

"Orh." :)





Heart






"There are things that we are going to do for money, 
some things we are going to do to stay relevant 
and some things we do because they are in our heart." 


~ Jamie Foxx :)






15 May 2015

Snippets





"Love you lah."

"Love you too." :)





Smile





A simple hello

A sincere smile

Speaks a lot :)






14 May 2015

Snippets





"Still got readers through the Lao Ban post.
So long ago already."

"How about Victoria's Secret?"

"Haven't posted yet." :)





Tiny





It is the tiny details... :)





13 May 2015

Snippets






"Wah! You really come ah."

"Of course. To see your new shop.
Congrats!" :)







Sometimes






Sometimes quiet people 
do have a lot to say...

They are just being careful 
about who they open to :)






12 May 2015

Snippets






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True Character





"We can speak with spiritual eloquence, 
pray in public, 
and maintain a holy appearance... 
but it is our behaviour 
that will reveal our true character." 


~ Dr Steve Maraboli :)







11 May 2015

Snippets




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Best Love





“The best love is the kind 
that awakens the soul 
and makes us reach for more, 
that plants a fire in our hearts 
and brings peace to our minds." 

~ Nicholas Sparks :)





10 May 2015

Mother's Day Message






"To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you
To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you
To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you
To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you
To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.
To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms – we need you
To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you
To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you
To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you
To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we acknowledge your experience
To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst
To those who have aborted children – we remember them and you on this day
To those who are single and long to be married and mothering your own children – we mourn that life has not turned out the way you longed for it to be
To those who step-parent – we walk with you on these complex paths
To those who envisioned lavishing love on grandchildren -yet that dream is not to be, we grieve with you
To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you
To those who placed children up for adoption — we commend you for your selflessness and remember how you hold that child in your heart
And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you
This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you."



~ Read by Pastor Alvin Chan :)





Snippets





"Correcting your Engrish is my life's simple joy."

"WEI!" :D




Friendship





Friendship is about touching 
the heart and soul of another person :)






09 May 2015

Snippets





"With adoration and respect."

"With love too."

"Definitely." :)





Transience





The most precious experiences are fleeting 
and best enjoyed in their ephemerality. 

Celebrating their transience 
and the belief that they will come around again 
is a good idea after all :)





A Little Story





This blog has been whining and twining a bit lately.
Some of the scheduled posts are not posting automatically 
when the time is due.
I need to log onto the blog to post them manually.
Sometimes, it is hours or days later, when the posts appear.

The other blog is surviving on its own perfectly on time every time.

This is fun! HaHa! :)






08 May 2015

Snippets





"She is from Hong Kong."

"How do you know?"

"Her English accent."

"You are from Malaysia."

"My Engrish accent." :)





Naturally





Try not to map out everything carefully in advance 
but to make some plans here and there 
and let life naturally fill in the blanks :)





07 May 2015

Snippets





"She is a good ironer."

"Got such word meh?"

"Got. Good at ironing clothes."

"Orh. Your Engrish. 
Then you are a good eater."

"WEI!" :D





Blue Skies




When 
the 
skies 
are 
blue
:)





A Little Story





Date: 05 May 2015

Time: 10:55am

Place: POSB Tampines Central





"Wani, have you considered about being an air stewardess?"

"Oh, I just left flying after two years."

"Ah, no wonder. Your mannerism and appearance 
befit that of a flying crew."

"Auntie, you've very sharp, discerning eyes," 
said Chow Chia Yee, Wani's banking colleague :)





06 May 2015

Snippets





"SBG 9222 G and SGW 9222 M
belong to the same household."

"You kaypoh lah."

"WEI!" :D




Known Unknown





"There are known knowns. 
These are things we know that we know. 

There are known unknowns. 
That is to say, there are things 
that we know we don't know. 

But there are also unknown unknowns. 
There are things we don't know we don't know." 


~ Donald Rumsfeld :)




05 May 2015

Snippets





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Miracles





believe 
in 
miracles
:)






* This post, and 99% of the noon posts, was written more than a year ago. Cheers! :)





In Moments Like These





"I believe all the Heavens 
are aligned in this for me." :)

"Please be always grateful and thankful." :)






"Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together? 
Some things are too strange and strong 
to be coincidences." 

~ Emery Allen :)







04 May 2015

Snippets




"Got readers from Ukraine, Lebanon and Serbia."

"How about North Pole?"

"Soon." :)






Why




"That unknowable 'why' 
was like a boundless void 
and we lapsed into silence. 

Having nothing more to ask, 

she left. 

I don't think I gave her a modicum of solace." 



~ Chong Siow Ann :)




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03 May 2015

Snippets





"You're always feeling hot. 
Alaska will suit you perfectly."

"Wanna join me there?" :)





Err





"Err on the side 
of not being too intrusive or personal, 
just as we would with any other friend."

~ Janet Loong :)





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02 May 2015

Snippets




"Ah! That's a much better phrase."

"My Engrish not bad hor?" :D





Don't Give Up





don't 
give 
up 
s
easily
:)




* This post, and 99% of the noon posts, was written more than a year ago. Cheers! :)





01 May 2015

Snippets





"Number 12 percent."

"Number 12 percent?"

"WEI!" :D





Comments





"Cruel comments made me reclusive. 
It was so distressing 
because the comments painted such a picture of me 
where I could not even recognise myself." 

~ Woffles Wu :)





In Moments Like These





我要感谢大家这些年来的支持 :)




This is a very meaningful phrase :)





30 April 2015

Snippets





"Sold out again."

"You told all your aunties friends lor.
Then they tell some more aunties lah."

"Good things must share mah." 

"Share some fats too?"

"Good idea." :)




Relatives





"What is it about having shared genes and a shared past that makes us so sensitive to each other? That makes us take umbrage at things we ordinarily wouldn't? That makes us unable to forgive a deed that, if it had been committed by a friend, would have been easily forgotten?

Why do relatives have the power to provoke the best - and worst - in us? Why are our worst quarrels with our kin?


There are, of course, advantages to being close to your relatives, but my experience has been that the closer you are, the more likely things can go wrong." 



~ Sumiko Tan :)





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29 April 2015

Snippets





"Some aunties look clumsy but very fit."

"Just like me?"

"Maybe." 

"Very good hor?"

"Self-praise is no praise."

"WEI!" :D









Family Ties




"Family ties are complicated things and I've yet to come across a family where everything is truly sunshine and smiles.

Past hurts, present slights, future provocations, silent treatments, ganging up against one another - it's all par for the course when it comes to one's flesh and blood.

Which is strange." 


~ Sumiko Tan :)




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A Little Story





Date: 26 April 2015

Time: 17:26:48

Receipt: 14572

Place: A very popular bakery



"Aunty, you're the first customer who returned my greeting and smile today. I'll give you staff price" said the cashier.

"Wow! Thank you so much!" :)






28 April 2015

Snippets





"I'm craving for something."

"What?"

"Don't know."

"Must be food lah."

"WEI!" :D





From Afar





"It is best to keep things light, 
not get too involved in their lives, 
and have a pleasant, 
harmless relationship from afar."

~ Janet Loong :)




* This post, and 99% of the noon posts, was written more than a year ago. Cheers! :)