My day of rest.
Once a week.
I just want to laze about.
Today is the day.
Just like my cat.
Kiasu. Pronounced “kee-ya-su”. That’s a new word for some of us. Literally it means “worried about losing”. A local dialect phrase to indicate that one does not like to lose to the Joneses next door!
What do I refer to? Well, you won’t believe it. We are barely half way through June, the sixth month of the year. My friend just told me that she has started Christmas shopping. I kid you not! She’s gone to lemax village and started placing her orders!
Having said that, I must confess that some of the items do look very attractive and it makes me tempted to do likewise! Why wait and then get caught up with the rush at the end right…?
So where’s my credit card….
Just as we were about to finish dinner and then go out for a meeting, strong gusts of wind blew. We could hear the howling outside. Then as we stacked the plates for washing, poof! The electricity cut off. We knew this was not a trip – the entire street outside was in darkness.
Thankfully we managed to get out for our meeting and not be wet through by the following rain!
When we drove back a few hours later, we were a little disappointed that the electricity seemed to be still off. Still, our spirits were high as we deliberated jokingly whether or not we should pray against the mountain of electricity-lessness or sloth – people not doing their job!
Then we pulled up at our front gate. I got out. I yanked at it to see if our helper had locked it. She had. As I turned to go towards the side gate, poof again! The electricity came back on! JOY!
What a sight our house looked then. Super nice especially after the wash from the rain. Made us more than determined to install luminaire lighting. I think it would really enhance the appearance!
That prompted a flurry of emails as people have sought to work this out. Some request help for extra equipment and have been directed to places such as supplylinedirect.com. Others don’t need modifications – just a lot of tidying up!
So do you wonder why I was given this email? No, I did not add to the clutter. Nor did I cause any obstruction. I certainly didn’t create any hazard. Rather, staff from another department blocked one of our fire exits! We were glad that the safety chief spotted it!
So it was supposed to be cheap gifts. Our budget was small. But we wanted them to be meaningful. Somehow making it special despite being low cost. What does one do then?
Add a personal touch, that’s what. Finding ribbons that match and taking a few hours to tie them, simple boxes end up looking very nice indeed.
So proud of my team!
Hubby and I went for a reunion recently. What fun to meet up with old friends. What fun to try to guess who old friends were! As we grow older we not only age but we also grew in size, and mainly sideways!
Over dinner and the few days we had, we looked at our teenage photos. As we poured over the pictures, it was amazing to see how small we were, and how wide we have since become! I suppose we were much more active in sports and games then. So it looks like if we ever want to be active again we have to have a look at junonia for plus size activewear to get anything that might fit!
We were staying with some relatives’ home for a few days whilst on holidays. Both Hubby and I found it an amazing stay. Over the years they have accumulated so much! They do not seem to believe in throwing the old and broken. Nor do they like to say goodbye to old, faded, falling apart books. As their children grew and left home they kept the children’s things – sentimental you know. Hubby thinks that in my diplomatic way, I should suggest they do something about all the stuff - buy racks and stands, get more shelves, ANYTHING, to tidy up the place! It was hard to even walk from one end of the tiny room to the other just to get something we wanted…. Oh dear… this sounds like something out of a reality show!
Whilst still on the theme of music …. oh how I love music….. Recently my son introduced me to some sites. Did you know that there is a competition dedicated to only acapella singers? Beat-boxers have their field day then! It is such joy and fun to listen and watch them perform.
There are many such sites, and if you want to purchase these wonderful music such as finale 2012 and the like, just search for them on the internet!
And now, back to surfing the net for more pleasures!
If you met someone who owned four guitars and a ukulele, you might think he was not only a serious guitarist, but also someone with too much money to spend. Thankfully, our son is not a spendrift though he does enjoy playing with good guitars. Many of his peers are also guitarists. Amongst them, they would probably find guitar kits from musicians friend useful as they try to achieve the perfect sound from the perfect instrument… within their not-so-perfect budget!