Just this morning, while I was drafting the post for our other blog, I heard a loud bark, then a loud whining sound and followed by a call of distress from Lovable Mom.
At first, I thought something has happened to the dog…but I was wrong.
Unfortunately, since the panic attack which I’ve encountered during last Friday, Lovable Mum has fallen victim to Kerby’s bone-crunching bites!
Kerby bit me because I’ve tried to clear away some dirt around his eyes, in which he is very sensitive about. Thus, setting aside the pain, it seems that Lovable Mum was more in a state of shock during the attack because Kerby simply just decided to bite her when she just stroke him gently (as per usual) while watching some programs on the television.
Well, at least this little creature looked a little apologetic when Lovable Mum showed him her bandage. His apology was accepted and guess what? Lovable Mum decided to cook him a bowl of OATMEAL (with hard boiled egg) for breakfast!!
He gobbled it up as if it was the most delicious meal in the world…LOL…
PS: If you’ve just joined us and wonder why the word oatmeal is in CAPS and BOLD, do click HERE to find out.
The above are those two bites ‘bestowed’ me . They may look small, but the pain is not as small as they look…LOL…and here’s his reaction when I showed him my bandages last week:
(⇀‸↼‶) Perhaps, I will need to sing this song to him…(⇀‸↼‶)
A series of unfortunate events for us
But we’re glad to be able to share with you lovely souls out there in such a fun manner
SO, HERE’S A BIG CHEERS TO
（ ^_^）o自自o（^_^ ） KERBY’S PANIC ATTACKS!! （ ^_^）o自自o（^_^ ）
Have fun reading!
Cheers & TTFN~ 😀
Just the other day, I was reading a post from a dear dear friend of mine and she mentioned in her latest post that she was that Itsy Bitsy Spider.
Sometimes, life would strike us many home-run balls — situations way beyond our control and all we can do is to watch that ball spinning into the sky and far…far…away from us — It is always good to have the spirit of a spider, the spirit that never stops its web spinning no matter how many times it had been damaged.
So, when Lovable Mom brought back these lovely orchids, they do reminded me of a spider (even though there are only 4 or 5 petals for each flower and, yes I am aware that spiders have eight legs) and the content of her post.
So, my friend and all the Itsy Bitsy Spiders out there….the follower lovely flowers, shared quotes and one of my favourite songs are our Itsy Bitsy Love for you all:
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
~ Newt Gingrich
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities:
It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
~ Thomas Carlyle
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
~ Walter Elliot
Having all eyes on me at all times is hard to deal with, but it’s great.
It feels like you’ve already accomplished something.
It’s already predetermined that you’re going to do well.
~ Shaun White
Have a lovely day ahead, always!
Cheers & TTFN~ 😀
One fine day, while we were watching TV, Lovable Mum expressed out her latest worry:
ʘ‿ʘ Many people have been taking photos of my flowers recently and giving me compliments. ʘ‿ʘ
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Isn’t it a good thing? People are appreciating your creations. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
ಠ_ಠ I am feeling a little overwhelmed and worried. ಠ_ಠ
¯\_(⊙︿⊙)_/¯ Worry? About what? ¯\_(⊙︿⊙)_/¯
¿ⓧ_ⓧﮌ Getting too much compliments isn’t something great, It might somehow affect me negatively. ¿ⓧ_ⓧﮌ
（ ﾟДﾟ） Ahhh….quite true.（ ﾟДﾟ）
¯\_(⊙︿⊙)_/¯ What should I do then?¯\_(⊙︿⊙)_/¯
Just remain humble and move on.
I totally understand her concern but just like what Shania Twain once said:
“If my clothing does stand out, then I guess it’s a compliment, but I just wear whatever feels comfortable.”
Ever since Lovable Mum started out with her flower arrangement hobby, it added something into her life — a mission and a goal — and she is currently one of the fixed personnels in taking care of the flower arrangements in all our three H.Q.s
As her daughter and her NO.1-FAN, I feel happy to know that more people are acknowledging her skills and creativity; and perhaps this is a great opportunity for her to further polish/cultivate her humbleness at this stage of her life.
The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself,
But to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you
What the real smallness of your greatness is.
~ Phillips Brooks
Just last Friday while we were at one of our H.Q.s, a friend asked me to take some photos of Lovable Mum’s latest arrangements which she made during the day before and e-mail them to her.
Hmmm….now, that’s a little creepy…but I guess these are just some carrots and sticks that life throws us at time.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Since I’ve those photos in my phone, might as well share with you lovely souls:
Have a lovely Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead, always!
Cheers & TTFN~ 😀
Yes! I did it!!!
My first bracelet made from scratch!
- How Much Good? How Much Joy? (https://cncfimoparadise.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/how-much-good-how-much-joy/)
- How Much Good? How Much Joy? (Part 2) (https://cncfimoparadise.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/how-much-good-how-much-joy-part-2/)
We would like to thank the following souls who have taken their precious time to pen down some encouraging words for us to move on towards this direction:
- YunitaGena (yunitagena.wordpress.com)
- Shiroknowes (shiro51144.wordpress.com)
- Rachel’s Book Nook (rachelsbooknook.wordpress.com)
- Harlina (harlina.wordpress.com)
- Candy (lovelybuns.wordpress.com)
- SirenaTales (sirenatales.wordpress.com)
- Thehappydigest (thehappydigest.wordpress.com)
- Lindaangelcounseling (lindaangelcounseling.wordpress.com)
- Reocochran (witlessdatingafterfifty.wordpress.com)
- Cynt5525 (cynthiajacksonblog.wordpress.com)
- Djmrakiey (djmrakiey.wordpress.com)
- Kingdom777 (kingdom777.wordpress.com)
- FreeRangeCow (freerangecow.com)
- Gamillerlasvegas (gamillerlasvegas.wordpress.com)
There is still a long way to go down this road of uncertainty and we are glad to have so many lovely soul being with us all these while.
Have a lovely Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead!
Cheers & TTFN~ 😀
Life is full of beauty.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
~ Ashley Smith
To attain a beautiful life
It doesn’t mean everything has to be positive and sweet
It is beautiful simply because
It is bittersweet
Have a great day ahead, always!
Cheers & TTFN~ 😀
The above conversations were actually in Mandarin.
WORD OF THE DAY
The word ‘Lunch’ is pronounced as Wu Can (午 餐) in Mandarin
The words ‘Five Meals‘ are pronounced (literally) as Wu Can ( 五 餐) in Mandarin
Just a character difference but both are being pronounced in the same manner…LOL…
Everyone has their own way of expressing happiness.
~ Shahrukh Khan
This is my way of expressing our happiness for having such a lovable baby sister.
I do hope the humour within this tiny happiness of ours is able to reach out to all lovely souls out there!
Have a great Wednesday ahead!
Cheers & TTFN~ 😀
A honest supplier should always provide a picture that is true to the merchandise. When luck is just against you, what I saw was a lovely fairy pendant with a cute rounded nose with a pair of lovely wings and this was what I’ve gotten instead:
Can you imagine my frustration after I’ve received the actual pieces? Well, I am definitely not going to pass the frustration down to my customers. The supplier is definitely going to be blacklisted and the entire batch won’t make it for listing, that’s for sure.
Frankly speaking, my heart would bleed to see those pieces lying inside the rejected box whenever I am doing my inventory check and I keep asking myself what should I do with them?
Instead of asking ‘How much damage will the work in question bring about?’
Why not ask ‘How much good? How much joy?’
~ Henry Miller
How much good? How much joy?
Hmm…and thus my journey to finding joy in this damage soon begins….
After making a bunch of bookmarks for our ‘Find Love’ contest, I’ve decided to try making a bookmark using whatever resources I currently have because I really enjoy making bookmarks.
Here’s the outcome:
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
If you lovely souls have been following this humble blog of ours, you already know by now that I am a firm believer of “Everything happens for a reason” .
Those long years of bad health which cost me a job that fetched me a comfortable payroll and later a job that gave me many challenges and joy while being with many lovable children.
I wouldn’t be here laughing at my own creation and typing out this post with a joyous mood if not for those long years of bad health. Therefore, I am actually quite thankful for this.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
~ Albert Schweitzer
What I’ve done in this D.I.Y:
- I applied the entire pendant with a layer of pink nail polish as its base colour
- I added another layer of pink glittering nail polish over the first pink coating
- With the second coating, I managed to make the contour of the nose a little rounder and filling up the gaps in between the joints of the wing and the fairy’s shoulder
- The light and dark green 2 mm rhinestones were used for the wing parts
- Brown nail polish was used as the hair colour so as to differentiate the hair from the face
- A layer of top coat was applied, even over the rhinestones so as to give the body a shinier surface and to further secure the rhinestones
- I wrapped the connecting ring (which is part of the pendant) with a rim of purple wool because I didn’t like the outcome of the ring after the pink coatings
- I made a ‘leash’ (not sure how I should call this part) by tying a few strands of purple wool to a small ring (which was from the original pendant) and then cover the knot with a plastic cap-like component which I’ve ripped off from an unused key chain…LOL..
- Then I used another ring from the key chain as the medium between the bookmark and the purple wool ‘leash’
You must take the first step.
The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain.
But after that, everything that has to be done is real-life movement.
~ Ben Stein
I am thankful to have this companionship and of course, all those sweet encouragement from all you lovely souls out there while I am taking all those different ‘first steps’ in this business venture.
Have a great day ahead, always!
Cheers & TTFN~
The first dish…
The second dish…
I seldom cook because my Lovable Mommy is a great cook and the reason why she is a great cook is because my grandmother is cannot cook very well…so, can you see the cause and consequence over here… LOL…
Therefore, I wouldn’t want to torture my family’s gastric with my lousy cooking and the only time I will do the cooking is when
- Lovable Mommy is too sick to cook
- Lovable Mommy is not in Singapore
As for today’s dinner, the bottom line is that the above two dishes are totally edible (Thank God) and I guess this has been a lovely surprise for my lovable mommy when she was back from her usual Friday duty (a bit later than usual…that’s why I decided to cook).
Her reply to my baby sis when she was back from work and realized that I was doing the cooking:
(Still edible…considered quite good already. Needs more practices then can consider delicious.)
A happy and fruitful Friday for me!
Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead!
Cheers & TTFN