Life embraces us in many various ways.
Sometimes it comes with hope and happiness.
Sometimes it comes with pain and sorrow. We wake up every day to sometimes experience new beginnings, and sometimes new ends. We fall asleep every night with hopes to dream of beautiful dreams and to escape from the daytime stress.
And there were days like today,where you just feel too lazy to wake up. The alarm clock kept on ringing, getting louder and louder. Slept late last night, finishing a contract. And this morning, every bit of you is not responding to the wake up call. Another half an hour, please..
Opening one eye..then another. Tugging slightly at the curtain. Ah.. it's raining outside. The weather does suits your mood.. Raining and cloudy. Closing one eye. Then another. Let me dream some more.. Hoping that when I open my eyes, it will be Sunday (ha! that will only happens when the moon turns purple). Hugging a pillow. Mmm..sleepy.. no, wake up.. sleepy lah..wake up, . Wake up!
Do you know the difference between 'hoping' and 'dreaming'? (smiling).
Hoping is wishing it's a Sunday even if you do know that today is Wednesday.
Dreaming is imagining how it feels to wake up with a kiss on the cheek :p
Ok, enough of that. Time to wake up. Stretching like a real cat.. and opening the eyes widely.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Monday, 25 November 2013
'Some women choose to follow men. Some women choose to follow their dreams. If one day, you are wondering which way to go, remember this: Your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore'.
The above is a quote from Lady Gaga that urges a woman to work, be independent and free.
Life is like playing with a dice actually. You never know which number will turn up when the dice stops rolling. Who can say if being single and successful is good enough for you? Or is it more satisfying to have the love of a man even if you would have to share him with someone else?
You can wake up one day and find that the company doesn't need you anymore. You are being transferred to another job which you know that it's not your forte and being told that you could either take it or leave.
It is certainly the same as you are being told that he doesn't love you anymore and wants ton leave you. Same sickening feeling as if the air has been punched out from your body.
A woman can succeed in her career. Another may succeed as a mother. But can a woman really excel in doing both things at the same time? Juggling job and love? You may be able to do it with lots of patience. Maybe.
Luxury,nowadays, is no longer being seen as able to buy an expensive jewelery or a the latest pair of designer clothes. Some would say that luxury is spending the time at home, baking cookies, reading magazines and hanging out with the kids. Sundays have indeed become precious.
So, girl, you would better believe it that you are luckier than cat to have time to be back at home and able to cook dinner from scratch. You are one of the privileged.
Do not envy Cat who seems to be wearing chic clothes, staying late at the office and seems to be traveling here and there. You know, it could be lonely and tiring at times. No special someone waiting or coming to meet you at the end of the day.
When it comes to the subject of living a truly successful life, there are no clear answers. As good old teacher always say: The grass always look greener on the other side of the fence. Cat is grateful..even if life is not a bed of roses at the moment, it's still something to write about and something to be grateful of..
Still, wouldn't it be nice to take off the high heels and just spend an hour or two lazying around on the sofa, and then baking one of those tasty cakes from the various collection of recipe books on the shelves?
Saturday, 23 November 2013
When people say balloons, you would automatically think of those that were made of rubber type that you used for parties and games. However, there's also 1 more type f balloon : Balloons in a tube.
How does it works? The balloons have a solvent mixture in the tube. Each tube is sold with a plastic straw for blowing. To form a balloon, you just need to dip the short straw into the solvent and blow through the straw.
In the old days, it costs only RM0.20 per tube. We would buy it from the bread man who always came riding his motor cum stall every evening. Nowadays (2010), they do not sell it in individual unit. They sell them by packages: 1 big tube + 2 small tubes at the price of RM 1.00
I prefer the normal rubbery balloon. The tube ones just do not last long. It gets deflated easily as the material is thin transparent plastic. If you blow too hard, it get holes here and there. Me, as you know, is not a person who can sit still for a long time.
Still, kids seems to like the tube balloons. And anything that makes others happy, is fine with me. At least it builds up their imagination on what more they can do with the balloons: join a big balloon to 6 smaller ones to make a flower, the head of mickey mouse.
Memories and lots of memories from yesterday. A sign of getting much older, perhaps.
Saturday, 9 November 2013
Love the song lyrics :
Someone to care
someone to share all your troubles
like no other can do
He'll come down from the skies
and brush the tears from your eyes
You're his and he cares for you
When the world seems cold
and your friends seem few
There is someone who cares for you
When you've tears in your eyes
your heart bleeds inside
There is someone who cares for you
Someone to care...
When your disappointments come
and you feel so blue
There is someone who cares for you
When you need a friend
a friend till the end
There is someone who's a friend to you
Someone to care...
Wouldn't it just makes the heart glad when you know that someone is thinking of you.
All the woes and worries just seems not so important .. when at the end of the day there's someone who wishes you the sweetest goodnight,,
And again wishes you a very good morning before you go to work..
Saturday, 26 October 2013
I was surfing the net, when I saw this site titled 'MyHeartWill'. The concept is exactly like leaving a will..but instead of money, you'd be leaving a legacy of memories or letters to loved ones to be opened in the future. Just like a time capsule. But instead of burying the time capsule deep down in the soil, you leave the time capsule with them to care and send it to someone at exactly the date 10, 15 years later.
Below is an extract from the site :
'Many of us keep our most precious memories on a shelf, in a shoebox or in the pages of a diary. We cannot be sure that these items will stand the test of time or that our memories will live on after we are gone.
Creating a Heartwill removes this uncertainty. A Heartwill is a secure, online safe box, where you can store letters, photographs, recordings and copies of memorabilia.
MyHeartwill is a place where you can create dedicated messages for friends and family which can be scheduled for delivery well into the future, enabling you to speak to the people you love even when your voice is still. It is a way to pass on elements of your emotional life - the beliefs, values and experiences that shaped you as a person - in a place where they can always be found.
Food for thoughts..
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
As oppose to what we think, it's easy to maintain a good and stable relationship.. provided that it's not with a man. :p With a man, well, it's a exactly the opposite as a man has different way of thinking when it comes to 'love' and 'relationship'. Different channels and different wavelength... which causes lots of heartache and miscommunication. Well, it cannot be help. Women are from the earth.. while men are..aliens :p lol.. Women love to analyze everything..while men just love to take things as simple as they are.
It takes some getting use to and maybe.. a common dictionary before you are able to communicate easily with each other. Below is an amusing story about relationships, which I would like to share with you. lol..enjoy it.
Let's take an example. We will look at the case of subject A (which we will call 'Jack') and subject B (let's call her 'Jill'). Jack asked Jill out to watch a movie. Jill accepted and all went well. They had a good time.
A few days later, Jack asked Jill out again for a twosome dinner. It turns out to be a fine evening, each enjoying the other's company. Then they fixed another night out, and another, and another until they were seen as an 'item' or a 'couple'.
Then one night, Jill says to Jack: 'Did you notice that it has been 6 months that we went out together?'. And there was a long silence in the car.
Jill's thinking in her head:
'Sxxt. Maybe I should have not said that. Jack will feel trapped and thinks that I am trying to get him to commit himself to me.'
'Wow! 6 months already!'
'By the way, I have also not thought of turning this relationship into something serious yet. Will we marry? Have kids? Live together? I don't even know him that well!'
'This means that.. we have been going out..since..let's see.. February. Just after I sent my car to be serviced. Hmm.. let me see the mileage counter.. yes.. it's almost time to service it again.'
Jack has that worried look on his face. What if I am mistaken about the whole thing? Maybe he wants more from all this. To become more intimate and..an engagement! Maybe he saw a kind of reserve in me. Maybe he's afraid to be rejected. Yes. That must be it.
This time I will make sure they check the transmission. I don't care what those mechanics say. Fancy saying that there's nothing wrong. It's all because of the weather, they say. To think that I paid $ 300 to them the last time and it still feels like driving with a heavy load! Cheaters!'
He's angry. I understand. I would feel the same if I were in his shoes. It's my fault that he's all upset. But I can't do anything about it. I am not sure yet of my feelings.
Well, I am sure that those mechanics will say that I was driving in unsuitable weather! Those thieves!
Hmm.. Perhaps i am too strict with myself. Waiting for a knight in a shining armor.. even though I have now next to me a good man who is suffering just because of my childhood dream.
Well, I'll show them this time! I'll make sure that they fix everything the way I want!
Jill says aloud: Jack..
Jack : What?
Jill : I am so silly. I realized now that knights in shining armors do not exist. So does their horses.
Jack : Horses?
Jill : You must think that I am stupid, right?
Jack : Not at all. (Jack was happy that he's able to give a correct answer).
Jill : I just need some time..
There was a silence as Jack tries hard to think of a right answer.
Jack : Yes. (Hoping that this is what Jill wants to hear).
Jill : Oh Jack. You do understand. (Moved by Jack's reply, Jill holds Jack's hand)
Jack : Understand what?
Jill : About needing time..(Jill then looks directly into his eyes)
Jack : Of course..Of course I do. (Jack stuttered, getting nervous)
Jill : Thank you, Jack
Jack : You are welcome... (still unsure of what it's all about).
Jill went home, with millions of thoughts running in her head and cried herself to sleep. Jack went home, opened a packet of chips, sits in front of the tv, watching a tennis match. A voice was warning him that something had happened in the car.. but better not think about that.
The male brain is definitely made to analyze numbers and solve concrete problems. :) He cannot grasp something as abstract as love and need. While a woman is convinced that a man must have thought about where a relationship is going. Well, how could a man spend day after day and night after night going out with a woman and not think about it?
Conclusion: A man is not perceptive enough to know that they are in a love relationship with a woman. :p They are slow when it comes to matter of the hearts. So, in order to get the message across to them, you need to slowly and repeatedly put the idea subtly into his head. For example: 'Jack, we are in a love, please pass me the salt'. Or 'Jack, there's a cockroach in the room and you and me are in love'.
And you will see that one day, he will suddenly wake up and thought of it by himself..'Oh..Jill and me, we are in love..'
Have not laugh this much for some time. Lovely story, indeed.
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
I love watching scary movies. I am not picky whether it's in Malay, English, Chinese or Thailand..as long as there's subtitles. Sounds not like me at all, kan.
Well..I do love watching romantic movies, comedies and thrillers also. Alas, my favorite movie remains horror and scary movies. I just love making myself scared. When you are afraid, the rush of adrenaline clears the mind. Same effect as riding on the roller coaster. You just got to do it even though your legs are like jelly already. Must be the dark side of me..:p hehehe.. love having the heart beating as fast as it can from time to time. One rule though, I will not watch a scary movie on my own. Too scary, lho..
Among the 3 scary movies that I would give a 5 star rating:
a) Haunted Changi Hospital
This is supposed to be based on a real life footage that was taken by a film crew at Changi Hospital in January 2010. It's a documentary like movie with a background music of X-Files. Not that scary but nice to watch. :p See the trailer below.
Opening on Sept in Singapore
b) Nightmare on Elm Street
This movie sure is scary. I have watch all the series except for the latest one. The worst part is when there's flashback and when Freddy pops out. You'll never know when and even when you do expect it.. it still makes you jump out of your skin. Hates it especially when Freddy scratches his nail on a surface.. Ewww..
This movie is about the mysterious ghost figure which keep disturbing the life of a photographer. Mysterious and scary...and it's only at the end that you'll find out the why .. and that the punishment does fit the crime that was committed. There's an American version also, but cat would recommend watching it in the original version : Thailand. The pace is faster and more believable.
Happy 'ghost' watching night.. :p (grin)