Monday, 23 April 2012

The Cake from My Love ...

I had my very 'private birthday party' on April 20.
The theme for the so-called party was Cake-and-Candles ...
as  they were only a very special birthday cake and few little candles...
and certainly the present of the three dearest people in my life.

Let's feast on the yummy looking cake presented by my love...
and it was indeed delicious!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Good Books

I love books. As I've posted earlier, I'm unstoppable when it comes to reading.
But, mind you, though I read almost any works in print when
I'm in need of a reading fix, I detest poorly written novels.

To say I read a lot is an understatement;
to say I read a lot of well-written materials is sadly untrue.
But I've chucked away quite many novels which I picked up
on a whim at a second-hand book store.

What I loathe about those novels...
* they are lacking of compelling prose
* the characters are dull
* there weren't insights into human behaviours and conditions
* no trace of emotional connections
...and of course
* there wasn't any 'wow' factors

To these great authors who succeeded in hooking me to their books,
I only have praises and compliments for them...
Sir Jeffrey Archer
Madam Judith McNaught
Mr Sydney Sheldon

In my next entry, I'd love to share with you the said good books in my possession.
Till then, happy reading!

Friday, 20 April 2012

It's My Big 4-0

I turned the big 4-0 a couple of minutes ago.

Yeah! Well it’s my birthday today. It’s extremely hard to believe I’m forty.

Like a lot of people that hit this particular time in their lives, I spent a few moments reflecting on my “first half” this week and in doing so was reminded that I’ve been truly blessed thus far in my life. That’s not to say I haven’t made mistakes and would do some things differently if given the chance, but I’m really grateful for the opportunities I’ve had and the experiences that I’ve been able to take part in. Below are just a few of the things that I feel really blessed that are or have been a part of my life.
I Have Wonderful Parents
My beloved Pho and Mae have always loved me unconditionally.They have always believed in me and encouraged all of my interests and the best of all, they always made time for me. Whenever I needed helping hands, they readily stepped up to the plate.They love my husband and he loves them! They adore my children and make them a priority.
I Have an Awesome Family
I married my ‘love at first sight’ 18 years ago and we’re more in love today than we were back then. There are so many ways that we compliment each other that it’s uncanny. I get fired up about something and he calmly looks at alternatives and consequences. We have 2 great children – a boy and girl who will be 16 and 12 respectively,  who make me proud as they grown, learn and experience new things on a weekly basis.
I’m a Teacher
I’m extremely proud to have served our great nation as part of the Malaysian educators. The people I served with and the experiences I have during my teaching stints help shape me into who I am today. The teaching experiences are challenging, yet rewarding. It also gives me the opportunity to grow up from being a timid and soft-spoken girl to a person that my young charges know they could rely on.
In short, I feel like I’ve had a great life. I’m excited to see what the 'years to come' is going to bring. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for taking the time to allow me to share.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

It's HIP to be square...

Unveiling my latest craze, the black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background called QR-Code.

Many thanks to KAYWA, QR-Code Generator for generating this little black square.

Check this out...if you happen to own a QR-Code Reader.


Thursday, 12 April 2012

Happy New Year 2555...

Happy New Year 2555

This year, our new year falls on Friday, the 13th of April 2012.

A beautiful tradition to be observed and preserved.