Saturday, May 14, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
As I turned 38 last night, I am glad that mom has been responding well to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Cloud has been back home and his neck wound is healed. Sis is quite happy in her new home with Angel and Cinnamon. I am fortunate to be surrounded by good friends and loved ones. The past year has been stressful at times but it also made me more aware what I can do and the person I have become. Time feels even more precious than before and I try to do the important tasks as well as what I want to do - I feel a sense of accomplishment even if it is just some household chore or cooking a dish for dinner :) Life isn't too bad.
Sunday, March 06, 2016
Saturday, January 02, 2016
The past week, I let my mind be entertained by these 2 interesting books by Neil Gaiman. I enjoy the Graveyard Book on how the occupants of the Graveyard protected and cared for the baby, the adventures and reality when Nobody Owens or Bod learned more about the world beyond the Graveyard. It is my second attempt to read the Anansi Boys. I remember I couldn't get past the first chapter and gave up. I'm glad I decided to give it another shot. I love how Fat Charlie and Spider grew in character after going through betrayal, suffering, and finding love. The details, emotions and words are amazing. They have made me cry and smile :)
Monday, December 28, 2015
I enjoy reading this book. I like the short stories for their quirkiness, simplicity, the interesting characters. I read this over the past few weeks, picking it up on bus and train rides. I teared a bit while reading "Troll bridge" about a man who decided to switch place with a troll and "The Price" about a brave cat protecting his human family. I can't wait to read more about Bod in Neil Gaiman's other book, The Graveyard Book.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
During a recent work trip to Beijing in early December, we did a short walk at part of Great Wall of China. My face, hands and feet were freezing cold when it was windy, even though I was wearing a thick beanie, down jacket, thermal layer, socks and gloves. I felt like an old lady as I slowly climbed up and down the flights of steps at the less challenging stretch of the Great Wall. It was a nice experience to share with my other 3 colleagues being my first time there. I'm not sure when I will next visit it again.
Bob and Cinnamon have been at Kittycare Haven at Lim Chu Kang for 2 months. Sia Ping and Binti keep their room clean and the 2 cats are eating well. Sis and I have been driving down every Sunday to spend at least an hour with them. I will bring along wet tissues to clean them and also comb their fur. Bob will happily let me hug him, while Cinnamon will purr noisily as I comb her fur. Hopefully by early February next year, Bob can return home while Cinnamon will join Angel at Sis' new home.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
I love soups that are full of fresh ingredients. A reason why I like having my meals at Real Food and Soup Spoon. I tried cooking a soup for the family using whatever we had in the fridge, and it took more than an hour for the soft bone pork meat to soften. It was very satisfying to see everyone enjoy the soup with rice and other dishes during the dinner :)