Woke up to this song today. It rings in my mind throughout the morning... :)
If We Hold On Together Lyrics
Don't lose your way with each passing day You've come so far Don't throw it away Live believing Dreams are for weaving Wonders are waiting to start Live your story Faith, hope and glory Hold to the truth in your heart
If we hold on together I know our dreams will never die Dreams see us through to forever Where clouds roll by, for you and I
Souls in the wind Must learn how to bend Seek out a star Hold on to the end
Valley...Mountain There is a fountain Washes our tears all away Words are swaying Someone is praying Please let us come home to stay
If we hold on together I know our dreams will never die Dreams see us through to forever Where clouds roll by For you and I
When we are out there in the dark We'll dream about the sun In the dark we'll feel the light Warm our hearts...everyone
If we hold on together I know our dreams will never die Dreams see us through to forever As high as souls can fly The clouds roll by For you and I
"I disagree with you but I still like you as a person who is a human being, and I will treat you like that because if I don't, it would make everything bad. And that is what lots of people do and it is lame." ~ Author Unknown :)
"When I am going through all my insecurities and uncertainty and lack of confidence, I was losing focus on God. I was focusing on all these other things, like my job and what other people thought of me and what the reporters were writing. Over time, I was able to check myself and kind of get my focus back. And I think God did something supernatural in me, something that I couldn’t do on my own, something that I may never be able to recreate. So I think in that instance I was just learning to fight to constantly live and play for God. And when I do that, I’ll be able to walk on water." ~ Jeremy Lin :)
"OIC." "Did I just say something that was so profound?" :)
"Scar A from the mosquito bite is quite faint now." "Am I just a specimen to you? You're labeling the scars." "HaHa! Let me sayang you with some more cream now." "Holly had just opened the last envelope. The supermarket guy has not returned yet." "It's just a novel, please." :D
"OH!!!!!... OH!!... Oh!..." I was speechless upon hearing it yesterday. Took a stroll to the beach after the heavy downpour this morning. Some fresh air at the seaside is very good for the heart and mind :)
谢谢 Most probably, this is my first time writing in Mandarin on my blog. I Google translated it. Actually, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude. There are so many versions in Google translate 感謝, 感激 etc. I don't know which is the most appropriate version. Please pardon me :)
NEVER BEFORE, NEVER AGAIN
"Who is responsible when the team play? I am. It's me. Who decided the tactics, I did. So, the person responsible is me. We ask for forgiveness." ~ Luiz Felipe Scolari
"I just wanted to give some happiness to my people. To my people, who suffer so much already. Unfortunately, we couldn't do it. I'm sorry, everyone. Sorry to all Brazilians. I wanted to see my people smiling." ~ David Luiz
"It's a humiliating, terrible defeat. I'm holding back because we're suffering with them. Their World Cup is spoilt." ~ Bixente Lizarazu
"Now we will have to be modest and humble and prepare the next step. There was no euphoria. There was happiness in the dressing room but we did not lift off. We don't want to over-rate this. The players have their feet on the ground. Nobody should feel invincible. The final will not be like this semi-final." ~ Joachim Loew
"We should just savour this moment and enjoy it. It's something special." ~ Mats Hummels
Same cabin. Same time. Just one station to my home after some grocery shopping. Another coincidental meeting during the working hours exactly one month ago. Who was more surprised when I hopped onto the train? It was not the first time. It will not be the final time. As usual, I remained silent...
"We can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension on its own.” ~ Chaim Potok, The Chosen :)
A very well-written comment on my post dated 20 June 2014. Thank you, Dr & Mrs Jim: "I have had to abandon certain so called friends. I don't like to be harassed by people and would just as soon defriend them. Especially bad to me is areas where I am sensitive anyway." ~ Dr Jim
"Wow! Brother your Germany 7-1!" "Yeah! I'm so happy Auntie!"
"When we have a larger purpose in mind, remember that the road to achieving it, is a marathon for life. Don't ever lose sight of it, but don't expect success to come to us as quickly as we want it to. In fact, let go and embrace the fact that success may never even come to us, no matter how hard we try. But at least we did." ~ Nicole Seah :)
"Read as much as we can, fiction and non-fiction. By read, I mean physical books that we actually hold. Synthesise knowledge on our own. Make our own insights. The biggest challenge here is to be our own thought leader. Our brain is ours to keep." ~ Nicole Seah :)
"Love yourself, but also pick your battles. And only pick the larger ones. If someone treats you with anything less than an ounce of dignity or respect, have the balls to either give it to them, or turn the other cheek and walk away." ~ Nicole Seah :) I'll walk away. Far, far away.
I choose not to have WhatsApp.
I choose not to text globally except when my child is abroad.
Please accept and respect my choices and decisions.
It's a much more peaceful, simpler and quieter lifestyle which I embrace wholeheartedly now.
In life, we do not only try when we are sure that things will work out. But it is precisely in the midst of all our fears and uncertainties that we should just give it a chance. Because that is when we do more than just stepping out. That is when we step up to a whole new level, to a world of infinite possibilities :)
"Huh what blood test result??" "Mama took blood test 2 weeks ago. Told U abt it alr. U forgot lah. Only rmb yr Dear Dear now. HaHa! Love U!" "Normal annual regular check-up for senior citizens." "Haha you snr citizen alrd meh?" "Me always sweet young cool citizen lah :D"
"Sometimes we have to let people go because they are toxic to us. Let them go because they take and take and leave us empty. Let them go because in the ocean of life when all we are trying to do is to stay afloat, they are the anchor that is drowning us." ~ Author Unknown :) That explained my updated much shorter friends list on Facebook. That explained my quieter and lower profile in real life. That explained my silence in some situations.
Alzheimer's gradually robs its victims of their identities. While many remain happy and unbothered by their forgetfulness, they inevitably become different people, living largely in whatever part of the past they can remember. Eventually, they have to be fed and taken to the bathroom - their existence ever constricting as they drift further and further from their former selves. This is extremely sad. The memories of Mrs Loh are still very vivid in my mind. Throughout our last meeting, we held hands tightly. I tried my best to speak with her without shedding any tears. My heart was shattering inside. She just looked at me without any response. She was a pale shadow of her former vibrant self. After about 15 minutes of one-way conversation, Mrs Loh smiled at me. Her husband said she remembered me during those smiling moments. Her recognition touched my heart deeply and purely. Thank you!
I can't say I miss you. I can't say I don't miss you. Life goes on. Your blog is still a treasure trove to all your blogging friends now. Your beloved granddaughter is doing a very good job in preserving it and your facebook account. Enjoy your birthday in Heaven. We love you.
Appreciate what we have and value it. Try counting our positives and be grateful for all the good things and kind people in our life. If we’re concerned about wealth and success, know that these can be whatever we like. Abundance comes in many forms. If we’re healthy, think about how many people are counting their last breath. If we don’t have as much money as we would like, think about the millions of parents in the world that cannot even feed their families. Perhaps redefining what wealth and abundance are may go a long way. Be grateful and thankful always :)
6:45am - The sun was rising. It was going to be another hot and humid day.
"I'll cut my hair on a cooling day."
8:15am - It rained very heavily.
9:55am - It was cooling. "I'll take a slow walk to the saloon to have my hair cut this morning.
Then I might walk to the beach."
This is one of the best scams I’ve heard about.
You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. Typically when checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for any charges to your room).
You go to your room and settle in. All is good.
The hotel receives a call and the caller asks for (as an example) room 620 - which happens to be your room.
The phone rings in your room. You answer and the person on the other end says the following: 'This is the front desk. When checking in, we came across a problem with your charge card information. Please re-read me your credit card number and verify the last 3 digits numbers at the reverse side of your charge card.'
Not thinking anything wrong, since the call seems to come from the front desk you oblige.
But actually, it is a scam by someone calling from outside the hotel.
They have asked for a random room number, then ask you for your credit card and address information.
They sound so professional, that you think you are talking to the front desk.
If you ever encounter this scenario on your travels, tell the caller that you will be down to the front desk to clear up any problems. Then, go to the front desk or call directly and ask if there was a problem.
If there was none, inform the manager of the hotel that someone tried to scam you of your credit card information, acting like a front desk employee.
This was sent by someone who has been duped........and is still cleaning up the mess.
All actions and behaviours are but a reflection of one's thoughts, ideas, and speech. If we intend to or want to change a behaviour or action, the first thing to do is change our language - that is the words we chose to use, not an entire foreign or cultural spoken language.
Dr Jim, Looi K.P. and Tim Tiah are three of the people whom I'm following online. Their views are very balanced; reflecting their level of maturity and intelligence. Their writing style is very pleasant to the eyes and mind.
Relationships are forged one conversation at a time and relationships are lost one conversation at a time. It all depends on what type of conversations we are having. Be it a good one or bad - we decide :)
Facebook-ing, and other social media, is a form of speech. Just that it is in digital virtual form. Just you and I are transversing across vast distances to communicate, to share ideas, to laugh, to cry - just as we would be in person. It is a means by which we connect. To deny one's of the ability to speak is to infringe upon one's fundamental rights to free speech. If we did as such, how different is our action to that of what has been done upon us occasionally? Question is not whether we allow facebook-ing. The underlying and purer reasoning behind this question is whether we allow the freedom to speech. We must shoulder responsibility for our actions and speech. Speak with kindness and love.
49 minutes vs 150 hours
You can do much better, hor? :)
Samsung nearly followed someone to work this morning :D
Went out at an unusual hour today. Bumped into B. As usual we had a very pleasant htht with each other. Different races. Different nationalities. Both of us are always on the same wavelength in our interaction and communication :)
We strive to wear the designer brands we buy, not let it wear us. We’re determined not to let it become our identity. Like to a stranger who had just met us, we rather be described as “the bubbly ones… or even “the short and fat one” rather than “the girl carrying the Chanel” :)
"Do you do online banking?" "No."
"Very good. Your wife is always correct, hor?" "Ok."
:D *Some 2,000 Microsoft Windows computer users here were found to have been infected by the latest malware Gameover Zeus and CryptoLocker, believed to have emptied millions from bank accounts worldwide.
When the night has been too lonely And the road has been too long And you think that love is only For the lucky and the strong Just remember in the winter Far beneath the bitter snows Lies the seed that with the sun's love In the spring becomes the rose * Woke up to this song today. It rings in my mind throughout the morning... :)
Norman V. of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies wrote to me re a survey on the behavioural patterns of residents of the country. The data will be used for an academic study on the residents' lifestyles.
How did he obtain my name and mailing address? Who am I? May I say no?
I'll think about it. This is not the first nor will be the last request from the authorities. Perhaps I should cut down on my online presence.
"How were you selected?" "I really don't know. A quieter and lower profile is much better."
Auntie Ferrari lost 30kg during the past 12 months under the supervision of a doctor.
The nursing student lost 25kg during his BMT and army days recently.
The law student lost 37kg during his studies in Australia recently. Oh my...
Phone calls from Canberra and London yesterday. Hee! Thank you! :) Yours truly had scheduled the daily noon post until July next year. Just need to post the snippets to share a glimpse into my life whenever there is inspiration. Please stay tuned :)
Lord, I lift Your name on high Lord, I love to sing Your praises I'm so glad You're in my life I'm so glad You came to save us
You came from heaven to earth To show the way From the earth to the cross My debt to pay From the cross to the grave From the grave to the sky Lord, I lift Your name on high * Woke up to this song today. It rings in my mind throughout the morning... :)
That wonderful sense of losing ourselves in an activity occurs less frequently when we leave childhood. Yet, as adults, most of us still get to experience it from time to time. It can happen when drawing or sewing, playing a musical instrument, analysing a chess position, playing a sport or dancing. It can happen whenever we engage in any challenging activity not merely as a means to an end, but rather as an end in itself.
How we can be happy and hopeful after knowing everything is the biggest mystery of it all… but when Jesus is the cornerstone of our lives, I guess strength and maturity and grace all comes upon us unknowingly :)
“Humbly let go. Let go of trying to do, let go of trying to control, let go of my own way, let go of my own fears. Let God blow His wind, His trials, oxygen for joy's fire. Leave the hand open and be. Be at peace. Bend the knee and be small and let God give what God chooses to give because He only gives love and whisper a surprised thanks. This is the fuel for joy's flame. Fullness of joy is discovered only in the emptying of will. And I can empty. I can empty because counting His graces has awakened me to how He cherishes me, holds me, passionately values me. I can empty because I am full of His love. I can trust.” ~ Ann Voskamp :)
"We are the books we read, the films we watch, the music we listen to, the people we meet, the dreams we have, the conversations we engage in. We are what we take from these. We are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. We are the collective of every experience we have had in our lives. We are every single day. So drown ourselves in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through our veins and let the colours fill our minds." ~ Author Unknown
Much had happened over the past few days; both good and unfortunate. Our friends and very kind colleagues had helped us through it all. Thank you so much. We're very grateful. All will be well. Thank you, God! :)
How we think and how we act can transform our experience of stress. When we choose to view our stress response as helpful, we create the biology of courage. And when we choose to connect with others under stress, we can create resilience.