28 July 2015

Her Man





"A woman's pride and joy 
is not measured by her looks or possessions. 
It is measured by how much her man loves her." 

~ Kay Kay :)




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

27 July 2015

Snippets






 heart emoticon Curry chicken. Tiah tiah heart emoticon
 







Photography Skill







It is much more important 
than the camera itself :)







26 July 2015

Snippets







3187 from Russia for the other blog yesterday.
They were attracted to a post dated April 2013 :)








Whatever




"Whatever a person looks for they will find. 
It does not matter it is truth or a lie. 
We will always experience what we believe, 
whether it is joy or misery. 
Many are so used to pain 
they forgot how to feel anything 
but the same. 
They look for all that is wrong and 
all that is wrong always comes along. 
But if they looked for everything that was right 
they would find all that is wrong disappear from sight. 
Whatever a person looks for they will find every time. 
So, remember when standing in darkness 
we can always choose to turn on the light." 


~ Jacob Israel :)





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






25 July 2015

Snippets






"The other aunty forgot the name.
This aunty doesn't know the way.
It must be off the main road then."

"You're thinking too much lah." :)








The Secret




"If you believe in karma, 
which I kinda do, 
this added to my good karma list. 
And since I also believe in The Secret, 
the feeling of positivity I have 
due to the fact I think I'm kind and awesome 
will indefinitely add luck and greatness to my life. 
Not scientifically proven or anything, 
but I believe it." 

~ Xiaxue :)



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







24 July 2015

Embrace





"Be as ridiculous as we possibly can in this life. 
If we love something, embrace it 
and wear it proudly like a badge. 
Never let the generic people of this world 
insult a passion we are following with conviction." 

~ Author Unknown :)





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





23 July 2015

Loving and Caring






"Instead of driving ourselves crazy 
with sensitivity and anger, 
why not choose to keep ourselves at peace 
and live simply by just loving and caring?" 


~ Gloria K.Y. :)





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












22 July 2015

Friend






"It is better to have a friend than an enemy." 

~ Tan J.J. :)






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










21 July 2015

Happy





"It’s good to be ambitious 
but being ambitious means 
never being satisfied of where you are 
and always looking to achieve more. 
If we are always ambitious… 
then will we never be satisfied? 
And if we will never be satisfied… 
then will we never be happy?" 


~ Timothy T. :)






20 July 2015

That Person






"In everyone's life 
there is someone who is not nice, 
not easy to like at all. 
We often call that person, 
that man or that woman. 
God still loves that person." 

~ Barnabas Chong :)






Ambitious





"Society expects us to be ambitious 
and never stop trying to get bigger 
and bigger from whatever we have achieved this far. 
But that’s wrong… 
there must be a limit somewhere. 
There is an optimum amount of ambition 
needed in each of us. 
Anything beyond that is bad 
because then you will never be happy 
no matter what you achieve. 
You will always keep trying to do 
more and more 
and when you can’t, 
you get disappointed in yourself. 

Why do we have to always be ambitious? 

Why can’t we just be happy?" 


~ Mrs Tiah :)







19 July 2015

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother





Started on this book only yesterday.
Psycho-analysed it until 2:30am 
as I rested on the bed thinking about this book.
Finished reading it today.




"* Be modest
* Be humble
* Be simple"

~ Amy Chua :)









Work Hard





"We worked hard for everything we got in our lives 
- and we have continued to work hard." 


~ Hillary Clinton :)








18 July 2015

Pansy of Patch and Plush







15 June 2015

Saw some lovely pieces of garments.
Pansy asked me to pay for them 
during a one-day-sale in July. 
She bundled them up for me.
Labelled them as mine. 
Reserved them for me.


11 July 2015

Paid for them at 30% discount.
Isn't Pansy so wonderful?
She had gone the extra mile on many occasions.




Thank you very much, Pansy! :)








Sometimes






"Sometimes, 
there are things in our lives 
that aren't meant to stay. 

Sometimes, 
change may not be what we want. 

Sometimes, 
change is exactly what we need. 

And sometimes, 
saying goodbye is the hardest thing 
you think you'll ever have to do, 

but sometimes, 
saying hello again is the thing 
that breaks you down 
and makes you more vulnerable 
than you ever thought possible. 

Sometimes, 
change is too much to bear. 

But most of the time, 
change is the only thing saving your life." 


~ Author Unknown :)






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








17 July 2015

Heritage






Keep it in mind, 
respecting its heritage 
but helping it evolve :)






16 July 2015

Believe






"We do not believe in ourselves 
until someone reveals that deep inside us 
something is valuable, 
worth listening to, 
worthy of our trust, 
sacred to our touch. 
Once we believe in ourselves 
we can risk curiosity, 
wonder, 
spontaneous delight 
or any experience 
that reveals the human spirit.” 



~ E.E. Cummings :)







15 July 2015

Walking Forever






"There’s so much history here that every step 
I take feels like a step backwards in time, 
and how I wish I can just keep on walking forever 
at the Berlin Wall." 


~ Tan H.S. :)







14 July 2015

When A Child Is Born - Lyrics






A ray of hope flickers in the sky
A tiny star lights up way up high
All across the land dawns a brand new morn
This comes to pass when a child is born

A silent wish sails the seven seas
The winds of change whisper in the trees
And the walls of doubt crumble tossed and torn
This comes to pass when a child is born

A rosy hue settles all around
You've got the feel you're on solid ground
For a spell or two no-one seems forlorn
This comes to pass when a child is born

And all of this happened
Because the world is waiting
Waiting for one child
Black, white, yellow, no one knows
But a child that would grow up and turn tears to laughter
Hate to love, war to peace
And everyone to everyone's neighbour
Misery and suffering would be forgotten forever

It's all a dream and illusion now
It must come true, sometimes soon somehow
All across the land dawns a brand new morn
This comes to pass when a child is born



* Heard this hymn at the next subway station today, a July morning :)




A Very Special Lady






Once in every few years,
I'll stumble upon a very excellent blogger online.
I'll learn a lot from them.

They are very kind to share 
bits and pieces of wisdom
as well as priceless life experiences.

They are very down-to-earth.
They are very genuine and sincere.

Mummy Tong is my latest jewel found online.

She has not written since 05 July 2015.
Hope she is well and fine.

Looking forward to your next dayre post :)








Past





"Learnt a new fav word from a friend today: 

‘Vergangenheitsbewältigung’ means coming to terms with the past. 

It is one thing he loves about the Germans 
and he said we can all learn from them. 

'When we deal with the past, 
we learn from it 
and we grow from it.'" 



~ Han Sheng :)






13 July 2015

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow - Lyrics







I don't know about tomorrow
I just live from day to day
And I don't borrow from the sunshine
'Cause the skies might turn to gray

And I don't worry about the future
'Cause I know what Jesus said
And today I'm gonna walk right beside Him
'Cause He's the one who knows what is ahead

There are things about tomorrow
That I don't seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand

And each step is getting brighter
As the golden stairs I climb
And every burden is getting lighter
And all the clouds, their silver line

And over there the sun, it's always shining
There no tears will ever dim the eye
And the ending of the rainbow
Where the mountains, they touch the sky

There are many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand

Yes, I know who holds my hand






A Little Story







Two Weeks Ago

Received a letter.
Now or never.
I needed to decide.



Yesterday

Returned after 17 years.
Met many older old faces.
I felt at home.




Today

Someone phoned me.
Her husband passed on in 2011.
I did not know.







Different Different





"There are so many things 
that are different today than ten years ago. 

The truth is that I don’t think 
it’s different bad or different good. 

I just think it’s… different different." 



~ Timothy T. :)





If






"If the place is too toxic.
If the person is too toxic.
If the situation is too toxic.
We had tried for a long time.
We can't carry on as believers.
Then just throw in the towel."

~ Shaun Chong :)




* The above does not refer to anywhere nor anyone in particular.







12 July 2015

Ripple


What we say and what we do matters.


When we show kindness to others, 
our words and actions 
have a positive ripple effect 
which spreads out to affect many people :)



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






11 July 2015

Snippets





 heart emoticon To love and be loved heart emoticon





True Friendship

10 July 2015

Global Employee





The ability to understand 
all the cultural differences 
in attitudes and behaviours 
will empower the global employee 
to react appropriately in a given situation, 
and adjust to the needs of the environment.

It also lays a solid foundation 
for great working relationships 
with colleagues of different cultural backgrounds :)







09 July 2015

Cultural Intelligence





It refers to a person's ability 
to function effectively in situations 
characterised by cultural diversity.

This applies 
when interacting with people 
from different countries 
and different backgrounds 
while on home turf or overseas.

Having a high cultural intelligence 
means that we understand, 
and use to our advantage, 
the knowledge of how 
and why we should, 
or should not, 
behave around people of different cultures :)







08 July 2015

Positive Person





"You can tell a positive person 
the minute you see him or her. 
By the way he smiles, 
the way he talks about things 
and his facial expressions. 
You can also tell it 
by the way he talks about his life 
or about his previous jobs. 
For example,
if someone has a tendency 
to complain a lot about life or things 
then maybe this person 
isn’t a very positive person." 


~ Timothy T. :)





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





07 July 2015

Beauty





"Allow beauty to shatter us regularly. 
The loveliest people are the ones 
who have been burnt 
and broken 
and torn at the seams, 
yet still send their open hearts into the world 
to mend with love again, 
and again, 
and again.

We must allow ourselves 

to feel our lives while we are in it." 




~ Victoria Erickson :)






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




06 July 2015

Please Show Some Compassion






Last Friday a parent came.
Another parent came today.

Didn't you see it coming at all?

You are a mother yourself.

You've your own car.
You stay near your working place.

Which student can afford to take a cab frequently?

They were asked to reach before the public transport 
was fully operational for the day.

They were expected to reach home very late
because you had made reservation for dinner for them.

Some of them are not even 13-year-old yet.
Do you care for their safety and well-being at all? 

Holidays are meant for the students to rest with their families.
Yet, you had lined up many activities for them.

Medical certificates were required if they were absent.

They were required to pay the full course fees
if they were either absent or fail in the tests.

They need to show their travel documents to you
if they were abroad with their families.

Are all these stress and pressure necessary?
The extra activities are supposed to be fun and enriching.

Most probably, you are overly concerned with your own KPI.

Please spare a thought and show some compassion.