03 December 2016




02 December 2016


"I find no importance 
in showing others 
that I am happy; 
it is not important 
to me that they 
know or think 
that I am happy 
but what is important 
to me is that 
I am happy. 
I am interested 
in being happy, 
not in making others 
think or know 
that I am." 

~ C. JoyBell C. :)

01 December 2016

One Liner

"Dash is too hilarious nowadays... 
I wish my eyes and ears 
can be made into a videocam. 
His witty one liners 
are simply too precious 
and he doesn't repeat them!" 

~ Xiaxue :)

30 November 2016


"The older we get, 
the more people we meet, 
we will realise that 
we are all still trying to figure it out 
- even those who appear to have 
a plan all tied in a neat bow. 
It sounds pointless, 
as if we are constantly chasing 
something out of nothing; 
but I guess that in itself, 
gives meaning to living, 
something to figure out, 
to look forward to each day." 

~ Jenn Chia Yen-Yi :)

29 November 2016


"It is a two-way traffic. 
The terrain may not always be smooth. 
It takes one to give way a little 
and it rights itself completely because ... 
it naturally has to flow. 
Love you 
and am very proud of you." 

~ Dr Tam S.S. with her child :)

28 November 2016

Your Heart

"Mom, I feel like I'm isolated from your heart." 

~ Madonna's son :)

27 November 2016

Different Types of Wedding Guests

1. They are very eager to attend. Remind you to invite them. They came very happily and early for the wedding banquet.

2. They said they will attend. On that day itself, they said cannot. Seats were reserved for them.

3. They ding dong, dong ding. Can come. Cannot come. Can come. Cannot come. Can come. They did not come for the wedding banquet at all. Seats were reserved for them.

4. They are the chu pattern kings and queens. They never replied to your messages. They did not bother to read your messages. They needed personal attention from you before they rsvp. On the day itself some members of their family did not come. Seats were reserved for them.

5. They invited themselves by informing you that they would be visiting your country on the wedding day. They enquired about free accommodation and transport.

6. They attended the wedding banquet without bringing any gifts.

7. They tried to steal the limelight from the bridal couple through their behaviour.

8. They arrived later than the bridal couple after the banquet had started.

9. They had been very helpful throughout the wedding preparation months and on the actual day itself. They gave expensive gifts. A big thank you :)

26 November 2016


"You understand, right?
You won't write it wrongly?"

~ Zhang Ziyi :)

25 November 2016


“Cultivate the habit of being grateful 
for every good thing that comes to us, 
and to give thanks continuously. 
And because all things 
have contributed to our advancement, 
we should include all things in our gratitude.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson :)

24 November 2016


"Do not want 
any unpleasant moments 
to define our future 
but to help us 
refine who we are." 

~ Ms J. :)

23 November 2016


"Perhaps the most important thing 
we bring to another person 
is the silence in us, 
not the sort of silence 
that is filled with unspoken criticism 
or hard withdrawal. 

The sort of silence 
that is a place of refuge, 
of rest, 
of acceptance of someone as they are. 

We are all hungry for this other silence. 
It is hard to find. 
In its presence 
we can remember something 
beyond the moment, 
a strength on which to build a life. 

Silence is a place of great power and healing." 

~ Rachel Remen :)

22 November 2016


It has been a long while since I visited this blog.
Too long.
Far too long.

I have much to say.
I have much to thank.
I have much to reflect.

I need to ponder.
I need to wonder.
I need to wander.

Until the next time,
please stay in awe
and sparkle.


21 November 2016

We Need Women

“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.”

~ Kavita Ramdas :)

20 November 2016

It Grows A Little

“An authentic and genuine life grows like a sturdy tree. And like a tree, it grows slowly. Every time you make a different and better decision, it grows a little. Every time you choose to do the right thing, even when nobody would find out otherwise, it grows a little. Every time you act with compassion, relinquish your right to strike back, take a courageous stand, admit fault or accept responsibility, it grows a little.”

~ Steve Goodier :)

19 November 2016

Whim Of A Minute

“Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone.”

~ Anna Quindlen :)

18 November 2016


“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.”

~ Catherine Ponder :)

17 November 2016

We Are Stories

“If you’re reading this, if there’s air in your lungs on this November day, then there is still hope for you. Your story is still going. And maybe some things are true for all of us. Perhaps we all relate to pain. Perhaps we all relate to fear and loss and questions. And perhaps we all deserve to be honest, all deserve whatever help we need. Our stories are all so many things: Heavy and light. Beautiful and difficult. Hopeful and uncertain. But our stories aren’t finished yet. There is still time, for things to heal and change and grow. There is still time to be surprised. We are still going, you and I. We are stories still going.”

~ Jamie Tworkowski :)

16 November 2016


“It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll. This is how God does things.”

~ Donald Miller :)

15 November 2016

Something Funny

"Something is usually funny to us
when it is not in context,
is unexpected
or is said by someone we find attractive."

~ Author Unknown :)

14 November 2016


"Grant each other some grace. 
Love each other. 
Serve those around you. 
Maintain healthy boundaries. 
Do not overload our calendar 
with commitments. 
Take time to be a Mary 
in a Martha world." 

~ Ms J. :)

13 November 2016

We Are

Set Apart

We are loved :)

12 November 2016

Love Wins

"He smiles at me, the crinkled eyes, the crooked teeth. 
Love wins. Love always wins."

~ Author Unknown :)

11 November 2016


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“Our words are gentle and patient 
like we are sharing secret poems. 
I translate his eyes, 
thinking his thoughts 
because I know him.” 

~ Author Unknown :)

10 November 2016


"Sometimes people are beautiful. 
Not in looks. 
Not in what they say. 
Just in what they are."

~ Markus Zusak :)

09 November 2016


"Two things we will never have to chase.
True friends and true love."

~ Mandy Hale :)

08 November 2016


"We don’t love people at their best, sweetheart. 
We just love them because we can’t help it."

~ Amy Lane :)

07 November 2016

Loving and Intelligent

"If we lead with a loving mind 
and an intelligent heart… 
we really can’t go wrong."

~ Author Unknown :)

Go With The Flow

"When it comes to marriage and life, 
we have to go with the flow 
and let nature take its course. 
We can't plan how relationships pan out." 

~ Zhang Ziyi :)

06 November 2016

Really Connect

"We live in a society that is fast-paced 
and often times 
we do not take the time 
to really connect with others 
during the holidays 
as there are so many things to do. 
Those that are hurting 
do not always ask for help. 
I can maybe make 
someone feel better today 
(or whenever they read this post) 
because they are not 
the only one struggling 
to be happy at a time 
when we are supposed 
to be filled with joy, 
thanksgiving, etc. 
Often we are hurting, 
we feel alone 
or that no one will understand. 
There are so many people 
that have some sort of similar story. 
We are never as alone as we often feel. 
It is also a reminder for myself 
that I can and will get through 
what I am going through 
because I have amazing friends 
(thank you all) 
and because I am going to slow down 
and find joy every day 
and not allow the past 
or present dramas 
fill my mind or day." 

~ Ms J. :)

05 November 2016

Very Pure

Loving God 
loving your loved ones. 

The principles of that, 
the basis of that, 
is very pure 
life changing :)

04 November 2016


"If we wonder 
why kids behave 
the way they do,
just look at the 
adults around us 
and that will give 
us a pretty good clue. 
Children learn 
what they live." 

~ Teri H. :)

03 November 2016


Chase our curiosity.

Chase our development 
and our goals. 

Chase our passion. 

Strive to work 
for something bigger 
than ourselves :)

02 November 2016



01 November 2016


Words have power 
I really believe 
and positivity 
make the world 
a better place :)

31 October 2016


“There is no intimacy like that 
between two women 
who have chosen 
to be sisters.” 

~ Warsan Shire :)

30 October 2016


attentive :)

* This post, and 99% of the noon posts, was written last year. Cheers! :)

29 October 2016


“Decisions about change, 
if any, 
seem to be regarded 
as collective decisions, 
political decisions. 
But that is not 
how any cultures have arrived 
where they are today. 
Individuals have decided 
for themselves 
how much of the old 
they wish to retain, 
how much of the new 
they found useful 
in their own lives. 
In this way, 
cultures have enriched each other 
in all the great civilizations of the world. 
In this way, 
great port cities 
and other crossroads of culture 
have become centers of progress 
all across the planet. 
No culture has grown great in isolation. 
But a number of cultures have made historic, 
and even astonishing advances 
when their isolation was ended, 
usually by events beyond their control.” 

~ Thomas Sowell :)

28 October 2016

The More

"The more we know who we are, 
and what we want, 
the less we let things upset us." 

~ Stephanie Perkins :)

27 October 2016

Two Choices

“We have two choices, 
to control our mind or 
to let our mind control us.” 

~ Author Unknown :)

26 October 2016

Two Things

If it makes us happy,
do it.

If it does not,
then do not :)

25 October 2016


“People become 
really quite remarkable 
when they start thinking 
that they can do things. 
When they believe 
in themselves 
they have the 
first secret of success”

~ Norman Vincent Peale :)

24 October 2016


What we think 
is real 
might not 
be true.

It is all
about perception
and deception 
and reception :)

23 October 2016

And This

“And this I believe: 
that the free, 
exploring mind 
of the individual human 
is the most valuable thing 
in the world. 

And this I would fight for: 
the freedom of the mind 
to take any direction it wishes, 

And this I must fight against: 
any idea, 
or government 
which limits 
or destroys the individual. 
This is what I am 
and what I am about.” 

~ John Steinbeck :)