Archive for the ‘Interests’ Category

Hibernating with Herbs

09/10/2020

Part of the new normal is to have home-grown herbs! Now for some of you, this might not be a new thing. Some might even have super green fingers.

For me, however I am just glad that this batch of herbs havent died on me! Take this mint for instance. Together with a few others, it was gifted by a friend, and came with instructions on the care needed. Needless to say, I have worked to ensure they are followed!

I am reminded Colossians 2:6,7 “As you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built and built up in Him, established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding with thanksgiving”

One has to be intentional in growing.

New Normal Goodies

02/10/2020

So much for wanting to blog here regularly. Pandemic turns our lives upside down. Welcome to the new normal!

Still, all is not bad. I have become not only proficient in video conferencing, but am considered an authority on it by many at work! Not bad for a white-haired boomer.

I have also been able to paint most of my house, accidentally got a green wall thanks to my Hubby getting a specific paint colour which was closer to green than the expected blue. Again, not bad for a boomer?

Weight loss was another benefit! Now to keep it off! Ah, what a challenge!

One truly wonderful outcome was to be able to pray via video conferencing over forty days, at dawn. Undeterred by physical distancing, people young and old, joined in from as far as both corners of the globe. How cool is that.

Now we enter another round of controlled movements… Believing more good will come out of this still.

Debut… And More

29/01/2018

So….  This then is my debut. I’ve been on stage before – during my school days, and if I recall right, twice during short performances at church services. This however was different. Together with a small cast, I was coached by a professional, and it took months. 
I can’t say I didnt enjoy it. I used to struggle a lot with being the focus of attention. Handicapped me. Hindered me. I have healed and grown much since. Hence this debut. Enjoyed working with the team. I learned a lot.

Guess what? There might be a reprise, and this time at a Black Box. Wow…. Stay tuned.

World Heritage Site

16/02/2017

What a chance! To visit the world heritage site of Petra. Visions of Indiana Jones and the trademark music come to mind. What an amazing scene! What an incredible backdrop.

Just being there makes me feel small. Indeed, the expanse and extent of the area takes my breath away. So very glad to have had the opportunity to visit. The 1.3km walk in the Siq was both unique and memorable. I would be happy to do it all over again.

Pick Me Up

01/09/2016

I love this sort of start to the day.

img_7590Especially when in good company.

What more when the place is owned by good friends. Yes!

#thecrownborneohotel is where it is available

#thecrownscoffeecorner and #coffeecornerkk is where you go to order these lovingly prepared pick-me-up’s.

A Love Affair

10/04/2014

 

Yes I am happily married, and have been so for over 30 years.

I refer to my passion, my desire, my love for these! Fountain pens!
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I just love being able to write smoothly and nicely in cursive writing. Hmmmm I wonder if anyone knows what cursive writing is these days. It started in school but also from my maternal grandfather. He and my Mom had the most amazingly beautiful handwriting and I wanted to emulate them. So when I could afford them and when I wasn’t so busy, I got myself these lovely works of art.

My passion also runs along the colours of ink. I used to function with only one bottle. But not any more. I now have blue-black, green, purple and turquoise blue. No, my list isn’t in order of my preference. Which colour I use depends entirely on my mood except the blue-black which is for more formal.

“Wait”, I hear you say. “That’s four colours and three pens.”

Well spotted. That was an old photo. Here’s a more recent one!FountainPens4Taaadaaa!

 

Manual

02/03/2014

I love driving a manual car. So, most cars available are the automatic ones, but in my books, nothing beats a manual. Especially if it’s a powerful and sleek build car, with comfortable seats and (in my country) nice and good air-conditioning.
IMG_5011We bought a second-hand car for Arrow #3. Hence my post on this – I have been enjoying going out for a spin in it.

Far from being my dream car, I enjoy the challenge of changing gears smoothly, being in the right gear at the right time, slowing down by changing down gears and the like.

My only nag about this run-around-on-four-wheels? We decided to choose a model without power steering! My only consolation about that? I hope to get my arms in shape, especially the triceps!

 

Broken for a cause

24/09/2013

 

It was such an intense match! As the devoted parent-supporter, I was banging away with my purse on the tiled step I was seated on. The atmosphere was charged. What a floorball match it was!

Suddenly I felt something sharp on the fingers of my right hand. Oh no! I broke my nail! The littlest finger!

Broken NailWell, our team won! So it’s ok. Worth the sacrifice! Haha!

 

Spring Cleaning Mode

14/04/2013

Spring cleaning in a country which only has two seasons – the hot and wet, and the very hot and very wet. That is what I have been doing in bits and pieces, on my off days.

Along the way I note that we have a few coins from a few countries we have been to; coins left over after a visit. I keep them for sentimental and memories sake, assuming that there is no other value to them.

When I showed it to Hubby however, he said that apparently there is a market for modern coins! I used to think coins collectors collect old and out of circulation coins but he said that someone told him to have a look at moderncoinwholesale.com.

Since I have paused in my spring cleaning mode presently, I will certainly take note on my next session!

Meanwhile, thinking of spring and seeing those coins make me wonder about our next overseas trip….

Magical Moment

07/01/2013

 

No other words to describe this. A butterfly landing on your hand, staying with you even as you walk about. Isn’t that absolutely magical?ButterflyFarmWe discovered this place when we went out as family for a long drive. Apparently it is a tree Nymph, commonly found in butterfly parks. Its scientific name  is Idea leuconoe and isendemic in Malaysia, southern Thailand, Philippines and Sumatra. Also known as Rice Paper or Paper Kite, it is apt. So delicate you can see through its translucent wings.