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Showing posts from February, 2013

Re-Ordering My Life

The Shift has completed and now we are scrambling to reorganise our lives together again. Most of our stuff came in boxes and bags like these. Which I am in the process of transforming them into these. And while I am at it, I thought that I need more order to my life, so I bought this. Which inevitably lead me to do this. After which I couldn’t help myself, so I continue to do this. Now, I am contemplating if I should label my handphone, laptop, keys, princess and hubby. Who knew a label machine could bring so much order to life? Happy Chinese New Year!

Garden Dilemma

As I packed up and get ready to move, I realised that I have apparently forgotten to consider something for the move – my plants. Our new roof-over-our-heads comes with an extremely large and spacious balcony with plenty of morning sun which seems like an ideal place to grow plants. However, I I am reluctant to move my plants over still. And this morning while I am tapping out this post, I learn something about myself. (If you have been following me here for some time, you will see lots of this eureka moments.) I had to admit to myself that I am not a diligent person. Diligent (adj): Having or showing care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties. Case in point: See that some plastic container on the left of the photo? That was the container with all the need seedlings that have sprouted weeks ago and were desperately waiting for transplanting. Their leaves turned yellow due to lack of nutrients. I was always putting it off for another day. Same thing goes for trimming of the

Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag

Many years ago when I was in Primary 5, I went for a memorable one-week camp organised by my school. I learnt many interest things when I was there. I learnt that one can actually sleep on the ground with just a sheet of plastic. What a revelation! Then came the camp fire time where I learnt many songs which I have never heard before in the life pre-camp. I felt like a mountain tortoise who had meditated for too long. And then came this song which I found to be very funny because I had no idea what the song was all about. The song goes something like this … “ Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag and smile, smile, smile. If in your work you find it all worthwhile, smile boy that’s the style. What’s the use of worrying? It never was worth while. So, pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag and smile, smile, smile .” And pack up my troubles I did this week. With big smiles. We came up with numerous bags of this. My daughter is turning 8 this June and I found many 9 months old