30 March 2015

Snippets





"Come back so early today?"

"Can't wait to see you."

"Ya, you're right." :)





Blooms




A flower does not think of competing 
with the flower next to it. 

It just blooms :)







29 March 2015

Snippets




"Too tired from shopping ah?"

"Very funny hor?"





Be





"Be a hand that reaches out.

Be a smile for those 
who have no reason to smile.

Be a light for those 
who live in darkness.

Show them what it means 
to truly love." 


~ Author Unknown :)





28 March 2015

Snippets




"Love you!"

"Love you as well, my dear old friend!" :)





Antidote




"Blogging is my antidote to rage. 
I can't resolve my grievances 
until I write it down 
and publish it somehow." 

~ Wendy Cheng :)




27 March 2015

Snippets




"Hee!!! :))) Why didn't tell me earlier?"

"HaHa! The surprise is so much sweeter now."




True Friends




“True friends are hard to find. 
In a lifetime we only get a few. 
And when we find them, 
we always know them 
by sight and heart alone, 
we always grow 
a little bit taller in our soul
and we know 
we have been blessed 
just to know them.” 

~ Ashley Rice :)





26 March 2015

Snippets




"Why so late today?"

"Forgot to come earlier lah."

"HaHa! Very funny hor?" 





Heart




"We can talk with someone for years, 
everyday, 
and still, 
it won’t mean as much as what we can have 
when we sit in front of someone, 
not saying a word, 
yet we feel that person with our heart, 
we feel like we have known the person for forever…. 
connections are made with the heart, 
not the tongue." 

~ C.Joybell C. :)





25 March 2015

A Little Story





"I asked my grandson to pray, 
especially twice daily; 
first thing in the morning 
and last thing at night."



Our Indian neighbour shared with me about 24 hours ago.


The young man is studying in Australia now.
He told me one month before he flew away.
I had blogged about it in January :)





Snippets




"Eat not nice, fat, not worth it lah."

"Eat nice, fat, worth it lah." :D





Latest Styles




“I see no reason 
why I should impress people 
by having a big car 
or changing my suits 
every now and again 
to keep up with the latest styles.” 

~ Lee Kuan Yew :)




In Moments Like These





The Singapore Daily provided a link 
to this blog on 23 March 2015.



Thank you very much!
I'm very touched and humbled :)



This explains the amount of traffic 
from that website since that day everyday.






24 March 2015

Snippets




"Cute or not?"
"Sexy too."



A 47-year-old mother asked me 
to comment on her photo one day... :)








Journey




“You begin your journey 
not knowing where it will take you. 
You have plans, 
you have dreams, 
but every now and again 
you have to take uncharted roads, 
face impassable mountains, 
cross treacherous rivers, 
be blocked by landslides and earthquakes. 
That’s the way my life has been.” 

~ Lee Kuan Yew :)





23 March 2015

In Moments Like These





"My Belated Christmas Card
... now an Easter letter :)"




This is the heading of an email received 
from across the oceans and continents today.

Thank you for the very lovely surprise! :)





Snippets





"Good thing I've enough 
black formal dresses for this week."

"Take care."





Relationships





"At the end of the day, 
what I cherish most 
are the human relationships." 

~ Lee Kuan Yew :)





RIP Mr Lee Kuan Yew




Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister and architect of the tiny Southeast Asian city-state's rapid rise from British tropical outpost to global trade and financial centre, died on Monday, aged 91, the government announced.





Thank you for making Singapore where it is today. 
A day to remember, a day of national grief.







22 March 2015

Snippets




"Kawan i can watch my korean dramas again."

"Very good! Annyeonghaseyo!" :)





Servant-leaders




Servant-leaders exercise foresight. 
They study the past and present 
to understand trends 
and develop their own intuition about the future.

They consider the possible impacts 
that future events will have on all their stakeholders.

They know that 
as the needs of their stakeholders change, 
servant-leaders and their organisations 
must also change to remain relevant and effective :)







21 March 2015

Snippets




"Good Morning, Audrey!"

"Good Morning! You r so early today." 

"You know my routine." :)





Myself




"I do not have to be anybody else 
and that being myself is good enough." 

~ Lupita Nyong'o :)





20 March 2015

In Moments Like These





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My old mobile phone can't download it.
How?

It is a text message received 
from an interesting person this morning :)





A Little Story




An unknown number from India 
called my cell phone about 24 hours ago.

An unknown number from South Dakota 
called our fixed line about 12 hours ago.

Did not answer both calls.

Weird.





Snippets




"I just need to guard my heart."

"Yes, Audrey, guard our hearts 
and stay close to God." :)




Freedom




"At the end of the day, 
we hope this is a gentle reminder 
that we are all equal, 
and that another's freedom 
is every bit as important as our own." 

~ Brad Pitt :)






19 March 2015

Snippets




"I've been looking after it for you."

"I've been looking after it by looking at it."

"HaHa! Very funny!" :D




Jump




"It is one of those moments in life 
where it might not ever happen again 
and you are living it, 
it is not a dream, 
so your emotions, 
your physically just take over. 
So you know, 
jump." 


~ Steve McQueen :)





18 March 2015

Snippets




"Low key or high key?"

"Off key lah."

"WEI!" :D





Running Narratives




"The naked 3am terror of regret 
is that bewitching hour 
when we suddenly find ourselves 
jolted awake and seized by panic 
about our life choices, 
overcome by a sense of hopelessness 
while ruminating the whys, 
and incapable of casting out 
the running narratives in our heads." 

~ Tim Kreider :)




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





17 March 2015

Snippets




"Simple and sincere happiness 
that flows naturally is most important."

"Can't agree with you more." :)




True Love






“True love is rare, 
and it is the only thing 
that gives life real meaning.” 

~ Nicholas Sparks :)








16 March 2015

Snippets





Pandan layered cake. Tiah tiah :)





Nostalgia




"The danger with nostalgia 
is that it can make us feel like 
we have lost something 
when it has been there the whole time. 
Hankering after what can't be 
can blind us to what we have been given." 

~ Sharon Loh :)




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




15 March 2015

A Little Story





Finally, I changed the radio channel in the kitchen after listening to the same channel for decades. It's an old radio set which I had to search and tune to receive the clearest reception. Since the beginning of this month, there was an exodus of the old DJ to other channels. I had tried to like the new line-up of DJ. But the radio had been very silent since then. I'm giving this new channel a try :)






Snippets





"Food trail?! Perfect!"

"No wonder so fat!"


"WEI!" :D




Smiling




The weather is glorious;
the heavens are smiling.

The heart rejoices :)





14 March 2015

Snippets





4 unsolicited phone calls from unknown numbers 



within a span of 9 hours yesterday...





Social Media




At the end of the day, 
social media can be a double-edged sword. 
So it is best to err on the side of caution 
by managing it properly. 


Always remember: 
Once someone clicks "tweet" or "post", 
there is no undo button 
to reverse the consequences :)





13 March 2015

Snippets




"I thought of you when I read the article, Audrey."

"You know me so well. HaHa!" :)






My Own Views





"I beg your pardon. 

Your facts are wrong.
You don't know me at all.

I did not curse anyone. 
I do not curse anyone.
I will not curse anyone.

We are asked to show love. 
But we cannot allow ourselves to be bullied. 

It takes more than an angel to forever remain nice 
to those who don't deserve our friendships and love. 

We must respect ourselves and our dignity. 

We cannot diminish our self-worth. 

There are some people who can continue to hurt us, 
whether knowingly or unknowingly. 

We cannot expect everyone to like us. 

At the same time, we cannot like everyone. 

So, the best way is to just avoid and ignore them. 

We must protect ourselves 
and our loved ones from those people.


Shalom."



~ acwy :)












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





12 March 2015

Snippets




"As long as our conscience is clear, 
that's all it matters."

"That's right, little girl." :)





My Own Opinion





"It's much easier said than done, 
with regards to praying for those who hurt us. 

There are Christian elders 
who have such condescending views on the young ones. 
They behave in such high and mighty way 
that puts Christianity to shame. 

Some non-believers behave so much better than them, 
unconditionally, consistently and fairly. 

Many young ones are stumbled along the way 
when the elders behave like two completely different people, 
both in church and outside church. 

It pains my heart to witness how they treat the others, 
especially, the service staff in the market place. 
Is there a need to behave in such an ungodly way? 

The same sun shines on everyone. 

To prevent any sins and further hurts, 
I avoid and ignore such people, 
no matter who they are. 

The only consolation that I have is 
God is the witness. 

He is a fair judge on The Judgement Day. 

We have to answer Him only. 

Shalom."



~ acwy :)




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





11 March 2015

Snippets




  heart emoticon To love and be loved heart emoticon




Safe and Comfortable





“When someone loves you, 
the way they talk about you is different. 
You feel safe and comfortable.”  

~ Jess C. Scott :)





10 March 2015

A Little Story





Sayonara to my Friendfeed account
on 09 April 2015.

The username is xiaxue :)





Snippets




"Morning Kawan!"

"Morning Kawan! So happy to hear fr U. 
Happy every other time too."




Words




Our words hold power.

We are shaping our future 
with the words we speak :)




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





09 March 2015

Snippets




"I believe in positive thinking and positive thoughts."

"Same here. Very powerful indeed." :)




Smile




"Being able to smile when being slightly misunderstood, 
is good upbringing. 

When we're wronged and we smile with calmness, 
it is generosity. 

When we're being taken advantage of and we can smile, 
we're being open-minded. 

When we are helpless and we can do a philosophical smile, 
we're in a calm state. 

When we're in distress and we can laugh out loud, 
we're being generous. 

When we're looked down and we can calmly smile, 
we're being confident. 

When we're being cheated in friendships and we can smile it off, 
we're being suave." 



~ Li Ka-shing :)





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