Friday, August 28, 2015
Here's to a Safe Chinese Ghost Month for Us All!!!
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Thursday, August 13, 2015
So there was a time I did not like Pink at all... Would not wear anything Pink.. Nor would I give Pink colored toys a chance.. Not even any Barbie in Pink (except the classic Enchanted Evening - of course!)
- I used to hate that Pink was Barbie's signature color... This fact always made my collector friends laugh... I was also not much into most of the Sanrio characters... Too girly and frothy... In the 80's I liked only Badz Maru - he is black color and he rocks!!!
Fast forward to a year after Juju was born... She is sooo girly, her fave color is Pink... Everything Pink and everywhere Pink!!! So naturally, I was won over.. I warmed up to Pink.. And Hello Kitty & Friends... So much so that I now collect some of them... Plus Pink has become a staple in my own wardrobe
#Pink #RandomThoughts #OnWednesdaysWeWearPink #JujuSnaps
And today, we went all out and atteded the 40th Anniversary Exhibition for both My Melody and Twin Stars... Wearing Pink, of course!!!
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Typhoon season is upon us once more... And our first big one is happening right now... Been on the weather watch all week long and as predicted, it hit us here in Taipei last nite... And still raging on today....
Was awaken just a little after 6am by a loud breaking sound... Got up to look and saw our first major casualty
All these photos I took this morning.. Braved the weather for a bit, stepped out in front of my home and took these snaps.. These are all on my block...
In less than a minute, I was soaking wet.. And forget the umbrella.. That's a goner... Can only Imagine how everywhere else has fared...
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Starting the end of the week off with a little cardio run at the gym... Though it is nice and sunny out, just way too hot for a run by the river... Always thankful that San Ming Gym is located on the 9th floor and has a great view... Makes running indoors bearable...
We all have heard it a thousand times over..
But truly, it is as simple as this: "Smile, and the world smiles with you."
Beautiful Sunday Ahead All!
#365SmileProject #Smile #Positivities #GoodVibes
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Just being given another day is already enough to be Thankful for...
The rest of the day - added bonus!
Terrific Thursday All!
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Need not walk on eggshells on my account.. I can take it... Say what you want, what you will, about me... Attacks and Innuendos I take with a grain of salt... In in one ear, out the other....
Truly just let it all roll off my sleeves...
None of it makes me any less the person I am...
Am really just one less friend that I Thought I had...
#OverIt #KeepingItReal #Positivites
Monday, June 8, 2015
Yes, that's right... Am a year older once more...
As always, One can only hope that am wiser, too...
So much has happened the last year... Some setbacks, dramas, and heartaches.... But Am Thankful that for the most part, the good and the Blessings outweighs all the negativities and bad things.
I think the two biggest things that I am happy I have learned this past year are, to quote Elsa, "to just "Let It Go!" This past year, i have learned to 1) just ignore all the negative people... To still be polite but keep away from their dramas.... To not be dragged...
And 2) I have learned that there is no helping some... It is best to let them be, to let them find their own way... As helping makes matters worse - makes them worse as people.
It seems the older I get, the more accepting I am of things and of people's attitudes. I just keep doing what I do best... And that's living my own life.. Loving those whom I love... Helping and doing what I can... Accepting those I cannot change... Ignoring the Haters and the Gossip Mongers... And most of all, never letting anyone take away my SMILE or change the way I want to see the world.
Thank you to my family, friends, and acquaintances for being a part of my life... For inspiring me..,, and for keeping me Real and Smiling! Here's to more years of togetherness, sharing Positivities and Good Vibes... And spreading Kindness and Smiles around - and just Be Happy.... After all, "The Best Things In Life Are Free!!!"
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
"Am Just A Little Girl!"
Conversations with Juju
2nd June 2015
Swimming with Juju is getting a lot more fun now... Little by little, she is getting braver and braver... The last few times, am able to get her to swim with her paddle board in the longer pool - where people really do laps... Longer and deeper...
We compromise, 10 laps - a snack break - then another 10 laps. One way I swim back float pulling her... the other way she kicks with the board on her own... 10Xs laps, then break to eat her cookies n drink then 10 laps again!!!
She did not complain at all or pretend to be scared and ask me to hold her... So i kept telling her she is doing good - to which she replies: "I am Supergirl".
In the last few laps though she was getting slower. So I was telling her: "OMG, what happened Supergirl, why are you getting slow?" She stopped kicking, looked me straight in the eyes and said without blinking: " Am just a little girl, you know!" Then continued on with her lap.
I laughed so much... I was so elated with our swim, i forgot that she IS just a little girl!
Yep.. We try to make everyday and everything FUN!!!
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
It's s June once again... Almost half a year over.. And it means I will be a yeal older again... Ouuuuuch!!!
But such is life... I can only hope am getting wiser with time... Last moth was a bit trying.. Too many dramas - family n work.... I hope June will be a better month - and if not, will just do what I always do, GO WITH THE FLOW!!!
Starting off the wek, the month with whatI like Best - burning off the Monday Blues ( and a few calories too, I hope..) at the Gym.
Have a great month of June all!!!
Thursday, May 21, 2015
As I see it, Life as it is with Selfies, you gotta take a lot of shots to get that one shot you like... (Mind you am not talking about the super photoshopped ones that you do not even recognize your own self.) It's the one or two shots you are truly happy with... The one that you post and hope your friends and contacts will like, too...
But in case they do not, you just have "Keep Smiling" anyway... What really matters is that you can look at the photo (or your life for that matter) and know that it is the real you, the best of you,... the one where your True Personality comes through...
Still, we all know that we cannot possibly be liked by everyone, nor can we possibly like everyone... What matters is that we can look at ourselves in the mirror and genuinely like what we see.. That we can be happy with what we put out there... To know that we are not there to harm, stir troubles, or spread negativity... Instead, to actually spread happiness and hope that we make others smile in our own little ways...
And to have one or two friends (as well as other FB friends) like that selfie shot is just an added bonus.
Monday, May 11, 2015
The Month of May.. Used to be it just signifies the freshness of Spring Blooms and Summer Rains... Of Celebrating Moms all over the world... All of it equals Love Love Love!!!
But for me, May, now also marks the Anniversary of Mom's passing... When she finally lost her battle with Breast Cancer... This year will be the 3rd Anniversary of her passing. So for me, each year, May will be forever bittersweet...
Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day, Mom!
There are times when I wish I could see you again- even for just a day.. Even in my dreams... You are surely missed, and am happy to keep you in my thoughts and heart everyday.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Wow.. Feb sure went by fast... Not only because it is the shortest month but with all the Holidays thrown in (VDay, Chinese NY...) things were just too busy to even know the days flying by...
So here we are .. The month of March upon us.. Almost time to welcome the First Day of spring with the flowers blooming - and the smell of refreshing days in the air.
It is also the month we get to celebrate St Patrick's Day - so time to color the days Green! Starting with dressing Green the first day of the month!
Have a Marvelous Month of March Everyone!!!