Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Less is more

E always says i'm the easiest person to please as I get contented with things easily. For example today when I told her that all i wanted to eat for lunch was from canteen 11 mixed rice and I did tapau it to her hall to eat. As I was gobbling my lunch down, I keep telling her how amazing the food is. I even said if i had all the money in the world, I would hire the two uncles to cook for me everyday. 

Of course that made her laugh and said that i'm so easy to be pleased. 

What she said didn't really strike me until i read this article here. All I wanted for my lunch was just a meal full of greens and non-obsessively oily food. 

Friends ask me what I learnt when I was in Finland, I said , "I learnt to exist there :) "

Less is more

Sunday, January 27, 2013


I remember clearly that some time back when I first got together with E, she grumbled to me that she wished that she had more money to shop and travel. Well I told her that money isn't really everything and we must always remember that we are rich in blessings. That's the very least that we should be always thankful for, rich in blessings.

Ironically, I was just talking to legend over fb and we had our usual small chat and I'm glad that as we spoke,  it reminded me of what i told E.

Count your blessings today :)
3 Blessings ftw!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Chilli Plant Update

Yahoo! Made my day when I saw my chilli plant flowering today :) I'm going to track its progress. This little things really keep me sane :D I even put 4 worms inside my pot, guess they must be some what helping the plants growing better as i could see some improvements on the leaves. 

so beautiful!!

Can't wait to harvest them. I think i'm going to grow egg plants after this.

Be a farmer i shall! :) 

Sunday, January 20, 2013


This randomly came to me today when I was talking to a bunch of friends,

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.

And I was reminded of Proverbs 4:23,

"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life."

This is probably something most of us forget most of the time. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Durian Runtuh

Durian runtuh or the literal translation means falling durians. It's a malay proverb that means you obtain unexpected income aka free money out of the blues.

Well, sadly it didn't happen to me but I did learn a great lesson from my short jog on the first day of 2013. While I was jogging, I noticed an old rusty bicycle parked just outside an empty grass patch in one of the halls. It struck me that no joker would actually lock his old bicycle in the middle of no where, and so I took a quick look around me and I climbed up the little slope.

Upon climbing up the slope, I saw two old man looking up in the sky, as if they were doing some serious star gazing at 5pm in the evening. I looked up and I got a shock when I saw tonnes of durian on the tree @.@ I wish i brought my camera there.

Being a keh-poh, I walked towards the old uncle and started talking to him. (Conversation taken in Hokkien + Mandarin)

Me : Uncle, 你在做什么?

Uncle : 小弟, I'm waiting for durians to drop. That tree is not good, this tree is better.

Me: oh, how do you know uncle?

Uncle: Look up in the sky, the birds know it. they tend to flock to this tree on the right here.

Me: Wow, so do you do this everyday?

Uncle : 如果有时间我来啊.

I waited about 15 minutes with the uncle and suddenly a small durian dropped on the floor and another Malay uncle was actually deeper inside to collect his loot. He then screamed out to me to join him in this feast

Malay Uncle: Eh boy, come eat, durian fallen down fresh from the tree must be eaten immediately. This is something that money can't buy. haha!

Me: *smiles* grabs the tiny durian and starts eating.

Malay Uncle: You know, uncle actually suppose to work now but I'm here collecting durian. Boy, this is some simple joys in life you must remember. Your generation probably won't appreciate it.

Me: Thanks uncle for that small reminder. I'm going to take the rest of it back for my gf. Bye! Have a good day. Btw, what breed is this durian? D24? *I did try to act smart :P*

Malay Uncle : This is durian hutan (forest/wild durian). You can't put a grade to it you know. Satisfaction beats the D24, Musang king etc. haha

Me: ok! thanks!! byee!

I'm going to go collect more now! :D