Friday, October 31, 2008
Here, I brought light into the dark and shine the wet away.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Wanted to ask her out for dinner but she insisted on staying in. It's her birthday and dad's not in, what an eldest child of the house gotta do with it? I COOK.
At least that's all I can think of.
Made this simple meal. No big deal, but having to dine together on this special day is a bless. Garlic toast, mushroom cream, meat ball pasta and some Shiraz. She wore that lovely smiles on her face while eating.
And I have my smile right at the bottom of my heart.
Well, mission accomplished!
Friday, October 24, 2008
It has 2 questions only.
Answer them honestly and it'll tell you what's your name based on the choices you make.
Turns out I am a Doris.
So let's say my name suits me well.
Dorises are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people's needs.
How to Get Along with Me* Tell me that you appreciate me. Be specific.
* Share fun times with me.
* Take an interest in my problems, though I will probably try to focus on yours.
* Let me know that I am important and special to you.
* Be gentle if you decide to criticize me.
In Intimate Relationships* Reassure me that I am interesting to you.
* Reassure me often that you love me.
* Tell me I'm attractive and that you're glad to be seen with me.
What I Like About Being a Doris* being able to relate easily to people and to make friends
* knowing what people need and being able to make their lives better
* being generous, caring, and warm
* being sensitive to and perceptive about others' feelings
* being enthusiastic and fun-loving, and having a good sense of humor
What's Hard About Being a Doris* not being able to say no
* having low self-esteem
* feeling drained from overdoing for others
* not doing things I really like to do for myself for fear of being selfish
* criticizing myself for not feeling as loving as I think I should
* being upset that others don't tune in to me as much as I tume in to them
* working so hard to be tactful and considerate that I suppress my real feelings
Dorises as Children Often* are very sensitive to disapproval and criticism
* try hard to please their parents by being helpful and understanding
* are outwardly compliant
* are popular or try to be popular with other children
* act coy, precocious, or dramatic in order to get attention
* are clowns and jokers (the more extroverted Dorises), or quiet and shy (the more introverted Dorises)
Dorises as Parents* are good listeners, love their children unconditionally, and are warm and encouraging (or suffer guilt if they aren't)
* are often playful with their children
* wonder: "Am I doing it right?" "Am I giving enough?" "Have I caused irreparable damage?"
* can become fiercely protective
Interested in the quiz? Try it out: HELLOQUIZZY
My mom used to call the third type TeowChew porridge.
Minced pork and diced carrot cooked in porridge and garnish with spring onions and fried garlic oil. The weather's been bad, and many people fall sick. I am not feeling very well too, so I make this nutritious meal to recharge my body hoping it to gain the antibody against the flu bugs.
This is my work. Want some?
Ahh.....don't worry, I'm not that shopping kaki, although I'd enjoy spending too if I can. so this post isn't about the big bags of hunting.
It isn't my purpose here today.
October is finishing, a good friend is planning to pay me a visit during the mid of next month and another buddy that we always call each other FUCK (it means "friend you can keep") will come see me in December.
Now, people come and go isn't a big deal. It's a flow, which we call "natural". The thing is how we actually cherish the time we have together? Friendship grows over time, having "tolerance, respect, understanding" as the very key ingredients, and we preserve it with the warmth of our heart and faith.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Hmm, this is interesting...
However, the focus shifted. It isn't so that our interest's changed, rather there're other stuff come up and become a bigger picture. Let's say that place isn't going to give us a living, thus we need to make our own path. We've made the choice and making the attempt to work along the way to get where we intend to be.
By all means, we cannot afford to get distracted. We know deep down our heart the passion for performing arts is residing and shall never fade, but we are now shaping our life by dedicating ourselves into building our future. We do keep that piece of us alive, except we are now paying attention on something that will help and allow us to come back to it later.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
They are, family.
I might have been very defiant, but still there is no place like home.
Monday, October 20, 2008
"What was I trying to write?"
I can't really remember already.
Age catching up? PLEASE DON'T!
Anyway, just write something.
Maybe "Ghost Whisperer".
I am only following the episodes in Season 2 when everyone in the States is chasing the forth season (SLOW ME). Well, it's ok. It's got to be enjoyable if one would to really go into series .
So I am here to announce that I've never watch SEX & THE CITY (so what?), have accidentally seen DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES on AXN (or something) when I was jumping between channels on the tv. Not to mention CSI (or the series of different CSI), 24 and bla bla bla (how can I follow everything? I'm so not the tv type of person).
(gone too far, am suppose to talk about Ghost Whisperer). So this sentimental yet interesting series (produced by the lead actress - Jennifer Love Hewitt) really is something. Although not much of twists and turns like HEROES (which I am following really up-to-date), it has it's own beauty - spared quite some room for me to really see things from a different perspective. Unlike the scary tales, every spirit have some real lesson to learn (so do we) through the life one has on earth. Unfinished business isn't all about accomplishing business only (ignore me if too complicated it sounds). Take a moment and really listen to one another. You'd be surprise how you've lived your life so centred and forgot about people around.
I'll come back once I remember what I was so keen to tell.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I love dumpling? Well, basically I love food so I love anything if it's nice (please, this exclude something no so common i.e. scorpion, lizard etc). Chinese food is full of excitement. You can one day have rice (with many many many types of dishes), another day of noodles (with different different types of soup or ways of cooking it), or simply eat dumplings (like I did)!
Looks nice? Photo captured by Joie. Wonder where to get this? Answer: My house. YEP, I made these!!! (c'mon let me hear a round of applause......tink you....tink you)
Friday, October 17, 2008
It means, "Being persistent isn't enough. You've got to know which type of it that you're applying." Blindly persisting sound stupid; randomly persist seemed lame; planned persistence looked powerful" (who want to be stupid or lame?).
Now, does having an organized mind help in being POWERFULLY PLANNED? I think mastering the will is about it. Plans are made to help us achieve goals not making us stiff or inflexible, isn't it? Otherwise it is rather known as (the very popular) STUBBORN.
Can find the thin line between PERSISTENCE and STUBBORN?
(1) Decide on your goal and stick with it.
(2) Understand that to achieve your goal you need to use 'planned persistence' which involves carefully planned experimentation.
(3) Create a written plan of action of things to try.
(4) Try different techniques and monitor your results carefully.
(5) Discard what doesn't work and move on to your next experiment until you find the combination that unlocks your dreams.
(to find out more about reading, please visit: http://www.anthonyfernando.com/2007/09/27/the-truth-about-persistence/)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Today I browse through one of these inspirational sites and found out that Dr. Pausch has passed away.
I sure missed him, and his teaching.
Here to share...
But somehow we have to face things head up.
It's like we have already come this far, we've passed the hurdles behind us for so long and we shouldn't be losing everything just because of another hick up. Isn't it?
Of course at times we feel so desperate and stress and tensed and really want a break. But I always tell myself that life is trying to teach me something called "wisdom". This is something we earn by showing our hidden potential inside when we are in the face of fear and lose.
So I say to myself, "face it, head on and ask if I have done my best".
Just hang in there, everything's gonna be alright.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Took a day break, goes another night of drink. From H*ineken to ROARING striped cat. Ok ok, behave already. 2 to 3 small cups is enough (*I was practically overwhelmed by that David Tao's song sung by him). (~la la la la la la la la)
Photo shooting in the afternoon of the previous Saturday and followed by partying in a fairly boring club.
To summarize everything - REALLY CHUAN.
What I love most? A bit of everything (coz I am not an extremist ma), but still love the photo session more (if I weren't all alone without a camera of my own).
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
So I call them "complimenting each other". Which is rather true as this can be found on myself and him.
Heart speaks the real and true words.
He said I am expressive, that I can tell whatever I want to tell.
What do you think?
Monday, October 13, 2008
Ever heard of this saying by Mother Teresa, "we can do no great things, only small things with great love"?
It is the love that we have and the compassion that we carry that is important.
So, show me some love, let's hug! (I always love this session)
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I am the family kind of person. We love each other very much (until we sampai go clubbing together). Some may not think this is cool, because fun time are usually spent with own gang instead of those that you've fought over toy or anything throughout the lifetime. Yet, maybe it is the very same date of birth (or the very next day) that create the chemistry among us three, had our birthday together last week.
It's quite interesting and proud when we get to introduce, " this is my brother; this is my sister" and followed with "we share the same birthday (only different in years)".
Isn't it awesome? Not so much than we share our very strong bond together.
How often do you still see a 30 over year old mess around with the brothers who are actually 4 and 8 years in different? We still do it, till now...
aren't we blessed?
Friday, October 10, 2008
I am not particularly the sentimental type of person. But I like the way that expression can be kept in one comfortable place and it simply seaps into the veins whenever the mood rises. More like reading, because it is the space in heart and mind allows me to breath freely.
Sharing thoughts is partly meant to release the energy inside. What matter most is whether people can find that bridge through these words to enter and listen to the beating.
Started off years ago with english and then to chinese, now back in english again. I guess it isn't what language, but how I tell, really matter.
Journey begins here....