Monday, June 16, 2014

California

California so far 2014 Sunnyvale 3 people said hi passing by cars all give way always friendly aside from when you take too long trying to figure out the coins Starbucks always has Wifi Met friendly columbian couple on the plane and helped them learn to use the tv Met a friendly New Yorker on the train Had devine fusion sushi Sake and jello shots Very sunny and easy to walk around (7 miles today) Life long friends drinking over Skype San Francisco People are in a rush Street Fairs Rolling steep hills Home-cooked pasta Took the bus Saw the usual touristy fisherman's wharf

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Revelation

I took my first accounting class back in 2007 and I scraped a pass. Today, after returning to finally finish Uni Jan 2012, I actually read a chapter of the book and realized it isn't so bad after all. A=L+E I cannot believe after graduating from high school so long ago I would be on my final semester of school. I actually semi enjoy it and have learnt more in the past 2 years in formal institutes from classmates and conversations than I have from the text books. Many things have happened since I last wrote and I hope to continue and be more dedicated to this blog no matter how many people read it. These past 2 years have been very busy juggling full time work (Financial Planning and Banking) and full time study X 2 (Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development and MBA-HRM). I am sad to say I have resigned from my full time job in pursuit of more flexibility and to focus on this final stretch. Many good things have happened though and one thing I look forward to is my trip to the States to see family and celebrate a few marriages along the way. Slowly learning to be satisfied and appreciative of all the luck and love I have in my life.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wednesday hump day. Feet in the hot tub. Doing homework. Watching princess diaries.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Darren R.I.P

A friend I knew from middle school passed away a few days ago. Going to the same school with Darren in a small class of 40-50, how did I not know him better? Random conversations, attended the year 9 banquet with him, he made me CD's and got me a necklace from a trip to Egypt with his family. I was really mean to him before as well. As the years went by and we went out separate ways, a few times we just missed each other on Uni trips and visits. He was always kind hearted and smiley. Darren passed away in a fatal car crash and his friend is in critical care, as our class is spread all around the world now only a few were able to attend. I wish I could have gone to pay my respects... Darren was the second youngest in our class with me being the last, our names are even similar but he was a much better person than me. Though in public he was on the quieter side, he could talk to anyone about anything once you said hello. I had yet to reply to his message but here is my reply now: Hi Darren, the movie was good I hope you got to see it. I have just seen the facebook messages and updates and I can't believe you are gone. I remember your smiley face and the cds you burnt me...I still listen to them. The banquet too gosh, I was so mean. I still have the necklace. Thank you for always being kind and lending a helping hand throughout the years we went to school. It was always nice to hear and catchup over our facebook messages. I am sorry you were in pain in the crash, I know you are being well taken care of now. Your talent, smile and kindness will be missed but not forgotten. Hug! F
What is a wedding? Who is it for? Everyone always makes it out to be a day for the bride and groom, but lately it seems they are for everyone else. This parent wants that, that parents want this. Wedding traditions, culture, blended. "We do it this way" "That is our tradition" Does it really matter? Two completely different people, mixing into a life-long partnership. They become their own little family and will have create their own traditions... Wedding is just to show the world and to celebrate their commitment in finding and choosing to be partners for life isn't it? I love weddings, every sing I was little I used to love to see the white dress, the flowers and of course the romance. Never did I realize all the trials the couple had gone through and will face ahead. Can't believe I used to think babies were made when a husband and wife slept in the same bed long enough it would just happen.

Monday, October 21, 2013

parents

Babies are everywhere! I never realised how much parents do for their children. What do parents get in return? -Worry and waiting -Pain -Yelling -Tears -A few pleases and thanks along the way -A few laughs -Many hours of laundry and ironing -Hours of cleaning and cooking -Designated driver for at least 16 years -Very little sleep at times -Many hugs at the beginning and at the end -Less alone time -Less holidays Hopefully there comes a time when the parents don't have to worry about: -driving their child around -child's laundry -how late the child is staying out -if they brought a jacket -if they have called to say hi, even for 20 seconds! I wonder if it ever stops. Thank you parents out there, the on-going love and support never fails even at our worst times! Thank you mum and dad, after 20 some years I am only beginning to realize all the time, effort and emotion you have invested to bring this one up. Thanks for the advice, guidance and for yelling at me. I am always learning...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Today I showed a child a video of my cat Spartacus and she was captivated by the actions of this cat. Can you say "Miao" ? Her laugh filled the whole room with smiles.