Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Can you ignore this?


there's this comic strip in the sunday times which pokes fun at all things singaporean.... Mr CC Lee, the talented creator of this popular cartoon, had some time ago included a link to his blog, http://chewonitcomics.blogspot.com/ telling us to help a disabled orphan toddler.
Mummyji's always been meaning to check the blog out, but alas, blame it on the old failing memory, she's never gotten around to it till today...
Today however, from out of the blue, mummyji was struck by a brainwave which probably got dislodged from the recesses of her possibly-atrophying brain and finally, FINALLY, got to checking the blog out. And man, what a heart-wrenching story it is........

After reading about Thien Nhan and looking at the pictures of the bright and innocent smiling toddler, mummyji is now filled with a desire to spread the word, and help Mr Lee in his quest to rally for more donations to this kid. And for little Manh too - he's the bigger boy who was disfigured in a fire at home.

My friends, we are indeed privileged to be where we are, and be blessed with all we have.
Let's join hands and help this brave kid in his quest to look and be normal (as much as is scientifically possible) soon! You may have beaten me to Mr Lee's blog first and already donated, but perhaps you'd care to give some more? There's quite a sum raised already (lots of kind people out there) but they really need a lot more.... the operations are performed in the States and the expenses are high. Furthermore, such procedures must surely be highly complicated and not easily resolved by a nip and tuck and be over in 1 sitting. So every little bit counts!

Mummyji's read this quote a few time afore- "I complained about having no new shoes until I saw a man with no feet"... but it's easily forgotten..
In fact, Mummyji had just gone shopping and bought herself a swanky pair of new shoes only yesterday, straight after she'd cleared out the shoe cabinet the day before....oops...... it's really a timely reminder, isn't it? Not such a coincidental "out of the blue" brainwave after all. More like a slap in the head from the Guardian Angel, it seems!

So, now will really be a good time to give thanks and praise to God for the countless blessings we enjoy.. and for the gift of a complete normal body.
And to donate!!
Cheers all! ;-)

Monday, September 7, 2009

A quote by Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It never was between you and them anyway.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

So adorable

Little Miss IJ Bear... cute, isn't she?
S should have added shoes for her, then she'll really look like she's all ready for school, hahaha..

Friday, February 6, 2009

life as a Tricenarian

Today marks the last day of mummyji's 39th year in this world.

Looking back, it's been a great life.... Thank GOD!!! ;-)

The babes think being 40 is really old, sigh.... but who can blame them? they're not enough half that age yet, and well, mummyji was that age before too.

One thing that mummyji's decided long ago, when the babes were born, was to make the effort to keep in touch with the girls' feelings and emotions. Like try the damnedest to remember what it felt like as a tween... first day of secondary school, making new friends, etc..

of course, back then, we had no PCs, cable tv, internet or handphones.....let alone Facebook or youtube.

But one would think if we'd had all these back then, we too, would probably be too caught up trying to catch up with all these than simply sit in a corner to read a book. Instead of a boring phone conversation or monologue (depends on who you're talking with), now one can chat with almost all of your friends at the same time!

Back then, there was a period when Mama-ji and us girls were totally addicted to HK drama serials on video. We'd all be glued in front of the tv, watching video tape after tape, sometimes way past midnight!!.... but we were always limited by the speed of delivery of the next video tape, which could take up to weeks, since everything was manual.

Mummyji also had a Game 'n Watch when she was in Primary school, a reward for topping the whole standard in the exams. It was an Octopus game and we (the sisters n mummyji) will fight for our turns to play, trying to beat each other's high score and it really was addictive.
Even now, mummyji and the babes (and the sister too!) are trying to beat each other's high score in online games, LOL.
and all of us are now on FB....

So who can blame the kids now for watching the very latest clip on youtube, for staying glued to the computer in this digital age when everything is almost instant?

So, as parents, we have to remember to pull the plug somewhere, put in some restrictions....

Mummy and daddyji have had to draw the line, stand firm and we'd cancel our disney channel subscription with the babes screaming like it's world's end.... it's tough, but necessary.
In any case, we've also promised to re-subscribe during the holidays, that is provided they do not return with dismal exam results.

Now that mummyji's beginning her life as a Quadragenarian (Boy, that sounds really ancient!!), mummyji hereby firmly resolves not to let her heart and mind age. And to continue to walk with the babes, by their sides, instead of pushing or pulling them forcefully. But of course, there will be the occasional necessary nudge to keep them grounded on the right track, hahaha.
"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence, but by oft falling.

So it is with this thought in mind that mummyji prays for continued divine guidance in being a good and patient mother, as it's definitely no piece of cake.

Speaking of cakes, here's the birthday present, and a matching one for CNY, both from the sweet daddyji.... it's a precious gift of love which mummyji'll treasure, always.

Thank God for this precious husband of mine!!!