Thursday, December 27, 2012

December updates

Things seem to always slow down towards the end of the year. I'm glad that I had this opportunity to spend most of my December with my loved ones. Just some thoughts running through my mind,

1) I never knew how much I missed home.
Despite my trickling shower head at home and the ever out of shaped pillows and bolster of my bed, I'm always reminded how blessed I am when I'm home. Mum always never fails to prepare a cup of Milo despite her being so busy in the morning. Dad's more than willing to drive me around and get the car/bike in good condition for me to use. Marck is still my personal maid at home. I'll always pretend to be lazy to buy lunch and he'll do the running for me. Sparky whereas always welcomes me when I'm back.

2) I've been eating too healthily in Singapore.
Back in Singapore I only eat 3 meals, back home I'm the king. Mum always contradicts herself. On good days she buys my favourite food for me, on other days she goes on an extreme nutritious diet.

More home cooked food please!

Till then, whee!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday Rest

Came across this notice at the chicken rice stall in canteen 14. Just two words but it stuck me quite hard. As I was taking a picture of this, a few kids were around me and they were laughing at this notice, "Eh look, Monday Rest. haha! "

Serves as a reminder to me to remember to take breaks, be it long or short. We always need to find that balance in everything we do.

If you take life more slowly than your energy level is capable of, you become lazy.
If you continually run at a pace faster than you are capable of, you burn out.
You need to find that balance.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Finnish-ed Snowflakes

Semester is over and I will probably have my last break before the whole work cycle starts again. Looking back at my photos from Finland especially on the snowflakes makes me wish I could see snow again. I wonder when will be that day again. Oh well, just want to share some pretty pictures :)

Pictures are from my hk friend. hoho. i think i posted them before though 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Victim of Kindness

Today I was a victim of kindness.

1) It all started when I withdrew 150 dollars, 3 fifty dollar notes, to pay the dentist. My scaling and teeth polishing costed my 110 bucks and I paid it soon after i withdrew my cash because they didn't accept nets/credit card. Excited with my new set of cleaned teeth, I went to the library to get some work done. Little did I know that I actually overpaid the dentist by 50 bucks as I remembered only giving them 2 notes of fifty and a ten dollar note. So I called up the clinic and thankfully they were wondering where did the extra 50 bucks came from :D I hurried back to the clinic, almost 5pm, and we thankful that they waited for me before closing the clinic.

2) Headed back to my room to get ready but it was raining heavily. Thankful for this kind man who offered to share his umbrella with me as I was just about to dash off to cross the street. It went like this ," Sir, do you want to share my umbrella? " with a sincere smile. I thanked him for his kindness and that made my day :)

3) This happened in the past few days when I was back in KL. Knowing that I would be gone for 5 days, I intentionally left my pot of chillies in front of my room to hopefully get some water from the rain as I will not be around to water them. Thankfully for a kind neighbour and a mere acquaintance I met in summer, he helped me water my chillies while I was gone :)

Simple joys in life. My 6th seedling growing :D