Thursday, July 28, 2016

Family matters

Image from WWW Credit to TheQuotes Kingdom

It's really a sweet reminder that family matters is what matters most to me.  Also that when something happens, it's good to have the right people in your life for support and encouragement.  

You can be anywhere in the world and if you are with the people that really matter then you can face anything that happens.

All is well that ends well.  

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Once upon a time...

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Once upon a time . . . 

It was a story that I played over and over in my mind and slowly it got easier as the years rolled by.

But even when it didn't hurt so much, the memories are still strong and I am glad that I remember so much.  The intensity is gone but the love has remained.

People have told me that they understand but it isn't possible because they aren't me and the loss wasn't theirs.  I do know that they mean well and it shows that they care.

This is what counts today.  

Remembering Eric Joseph Cheow
Image from Pinterest

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

30 years ago

Image picked from Pinterest.

30 years ago, at 1317 hrs, a little bundle was put into my arms and the weight of that tiny being swept me into a turmoil as I pondered over whether I would be able to do a good job. All I knew in that moment was that I would love him, guard and guide him to the best of my ability.

Fast forward to today and he's now 30 years old.  

I almost cannot believe this.  It almost seems unreal that he's grown so quickly and also as his own person.  He knows what he wants in life and he goes out to get it.  More importantly, he has a heart that doesn't cause unnecessary hurt to anyone.  He doesn't carry tales. He is respectful of those around him. I could go on and on. 

I am truly very proud of him.  I love him.  

AND whatever I feel for him, Stephen feels double.  LOL  His love for Jared knows no bounds.  

Sunday, July 10, 2016


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It's hard to comprehend life without kids after having them.  So it's fairer for those with kids to make a comparison rather than those without them.

Those without can only imagine or maybe they cannot since they will never know what having kids is all about.

I'm not talking about those who want but cannot have any for medical or physical reasons.  

I'm talking about those who can but who choose not to and then say how lucky they are without kids.  The truth is that they do not and can never know.

The reality is that they are #TeamDon'tKnowKids.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Alarm bells ringing

Woke up at 8 am but only because of the alarm.  Why did I ever think that I would never need one again? It was wishful thinking when I retired.  

Strangely during the first week of my retirement, I was up bright and early almost as if I wanted to enjoy being home during those hours instead of at work.  

But now, without an alarm ringing, I can sleep till noon!!! Mwahahahahahahaha!!!  Of course, this is only because I sometimes watch TV series till 4 am so if I wake at noon then I feel I have had the obligatory 8 hours of sleep.  And I don't always do that. I'm usually up by about 9ish unless I'm very tired.

Even if I am up early, there's always the long nap that I can take either before or after lunch to be refreshed again.  Sleeping is never a problem for me.  

I also don't suffer from insomnia.  Once I'm in bed, I fall asleep quite easily.  

There are some days when I don't want to sleep but because I have something to do very early the next day, I try to have an early night. The remedy, for me, is to read a bit and soon enough I'll be feeling sleepy. 

Life is good.  With or without alarm bells ringing, life is good. 

Friday, July 08, 2016


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Rain on a Friday!  I just love it!

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It's been nearly two months since I wrote on this blog.  I believe it's the longest that I've not written here.  

Part of the reason why I haven't been writing is because I'm hardly on my laptop.  But I take notes and save images in my HP so I don't lose any ideas. This ensures that I don't forget what caught my interest, which I am prone to do nowadays, . 

The reality is that I usually have a list of things I want to blog about.  The reality is that it is also not anything urgent. 

I saw something on Instagram recently and it prompted me to come back here and look at my "Drafts" folder.  I have over 20 items there and some have just an image that touched me and others have one or two words or lines that will jog my memory into a journey of thought processes.  

Writing has always been the best avenue for me to express myself. I wish I was able to articulate in the same way and I usually can but between the two, there is no comparison.   Writing for me is the best avenue to express what's in my heart. 

We always have doubts about what and why we write but maybe we shouldn't dwell on this too much.

This is the image that prompted me to return to my blog.

Image from Instagram
courtesy of @theartofwrite