Tuesday, September 11, 2012


This blog is officially closed. All new posts are now here :)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

To all the wonderful Mummies that have been visiting me here:

Continue the fantastic job that you are doing with your children.
Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Now you see it, now you dont!!

Are my eyes playing tricks on me, or am I imagining things?

Now that rating thingey (which I wrote about in the previous post) has miraculously disappeared on its own.

Is someone playing a prank on me?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Eh, How come?

I know, my previous post was supposed to be my last. But just had to post this.

Was logged out of blogger for a couple of days. There was no way I could get logged onto it, even though I had no problem getting on the net. Then suddenly, hey presto! I had no trouble getting in yesterday. Not sure if someone had hacked into my account. And then this morning, I noticed that after my comments, there is this rating thingey for my posts!! How did it get there? Who put it there? I dont know!!!

I thought maybe blogspot put it there. But when I checked other blogs that are on blogspot, they dont have it. Not even ecl. Checked my settings and layout, and there is nothing there. So where did it come from? I am a real dummy when it comes to even posting on blogger (I still cant do a strike through or change the font colour of my posts, despite other bloggers telling me to go to Edit HTML). So I couldnt have possibly done it, not even in my sleep!! So where did that come from?

Any ideas anyone??

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ending on a High

A very BIG thank you to Jade for this award. I am so honoured to receive this award from you. You sure made my day!!

There are many others whom I have met while blogging that truly deserves this award. They are:

Yan from whom I have learnt a thing or two (or maybe even ten) just by reading her posts. She has shown me how the Lord has touched her life, and also how a true professional writes.

bp for sharing with me the beautiful life she is experiencing with her children in a foreign land. Just by reading her posts, I feel that I can truly connect with her, and as if we have been pals for years.

iml for her patience that seems to flow through to me from her blog. I wish I was more like her, able to handle my kids with no help.

eastcoastlife for her no-holds-barred, sometimes hilariously funny, and "educational" posts. ECL was one of the first to teach me a thing or two about blogging when I first started. She is what I would call my "sifu" of blogging.

tigerfish for sharing with us all her wonderful food posts and innovative recipes. I call her my "Nigella" of Blogspot.

mott for being her true self even when blogging. No pretences, no niceties just for the sake of it, for telling it like it is. Sometimes I wish I had the guts to post like her!!

And of course, the award goes to 2 blogs which have since closed: that of Judy (Grandmother Stories) and Kopi Soh (aka Firehorse), whose posts I really enjoyed reading AND for their care and concern for others through their actions. They have really shown God's Love to others in this blogging world.

Why am I giving so many awards? Because nothing could be better way than sharing the award with those so deserving of it and especialy after receiving it myself. It may come as a surprise to many of you but this is my last post. Why end? Just impulsive? Maybe! Many things have happened, many criticisms, many questions, and I feel that it is best that I stop.

To those who have asked: why the need to blog and make it public? yes, maybe you are right. Maybe all these should be kept private in a diary, just for my own eyes. To those who have read more than what I had written in my posts - my apologies, maybe it was a wrong choice of words. No offence was meant. No hard feelings. And to everyone else: If you were offended in any way by what I wrote, I apologise. Nothing was meant to hurt or poke at anyone - it was just my inability to choose a better word, to write it in a nicer way. Everything written was done "My way" .

And to share with you one of my favourite songs by Frank Sinatra, My Way:

And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, I'll say it clear,
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain.

I've lived a life that's full.
I've traveled each and ev'ry highway;
But more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Regrets, I've had a few;
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course;
Each careful step along the byway,
But more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.
I faced it all and I stood tall;
And did it my way.

I've loved, I've laughed and cried.
I've had my fill; my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that;
And may I say - not in a shy way,
"No, oh no not me,
I did it my way".

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.
To say the things he truly feels;
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows -
And did it my way!

His song pretty much sums up what I am feeling! After one and a half years here, I am saying good bye. Sad to leave. BUT will not be gone forever. I will still be visiting your blogs.

So dear blogger friends, Adious for now. Take care and God Bless!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Are you impulsive?

impulsive - an adjective - defined by the dictionary as:
a) proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus;
b) without forethought
c) determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
d) characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation.

Have always thought that I was quite an impulsive person, that would act at the drop of a hat, or shoot off my mouth, without first considering the reaction that would result. Have gotten into trouble from hubby ocassionally for doing things (all with good intentions, no doubt), without even considering what would happen after that! Deal with it later, just had to get it off my chest, or attend to it at that moment, I guess.

Hubby on the other hand is definitely not an impulsive person. He is one that would think through everything before he says or do anything ... just like a typical civil servant!!

So when I came upon this quiz, I decided to take it to actually find out how impulsive I am. Was quite surprised that I am actually not that impulsive after all! Maybe it was just a few occasions, and a mountain was made of that molehill, so it sticks in my memory. Like the quiz says, maybe its just my spontaneous side reacting. Quite a relief with the results, actually!!

You Are 35% Impulsive

You're a pretty stable and serious person. You don't take things lightly.

This doesn't mean you can't have fun - you just have fun responsibly.

You definitely have a spontaneous side, but you only let loose when it's appropriate.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Smile: The Truth about Hugs

There's no such thing as a bad hug, only good ones and great ones

non-fattening and they don't cause cancer or cavities..

all natural with no preservatives, artificial ingredients or pesticide residue...

cholesterol-free, naturally sweet, 100% wholesome
and they are a completely renewable resource...

Easy to care for, they don't require batteries, tune-ups, or x-rays...

non-taxable, fully returnable and energy efficient...

safe in all kinds of weather...

In fact,

especially good for cold and rainy days and

exceptionally effective in treating problems like bad dreams or Monday blues...

Never wait until tomorrow to hug someone you could hug today, because when you give one, you get one right back your way !

And you know what? When you give a hug, that will definitely bring a smile to both you and the hugee's face. Got this smile tag from bp

There are many things that make me smile - like a good joke, being with friends, receiving a gift for no reason, just being at the jewellers, watching a funny movie - but nothing can beat seeing my childrens' happy faces.

I just want to share with you the most famous smile of all time and one of my favourite songs by the late Nat King Cole:

"Mona lisa, mona lisa, men have named you
'so like the lady with the mystic smile
Is it only cause you're lonely they have blamed you?
For that mona lisa strangeness in your smile?

Do you smile to tempt a lover, mona lisa?
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart?
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there and they die there
Are you warm, are you real, mona lisa?
Or just a cold and lonely lovely work of art?"

bp wanted to see my smile, so here it is:

Hope it did not disappoint. Next time when I am less camera shy, I will post a BIG smile for you!!