Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wherefore Art Thou..

In doing writing work, I love to look up definitions. Remember the Captain on the Axiom in the movie Wall-E? Haha..that's me.

When looking for the correct words to use in a specific line, I usually check on definitions and synonyms. Today I was looking for a certain phrase to use and thought of "Wherefore art thou", as in Juliet's famous phrase in Romeo and Juliet.

So did you know, "Wherefore art thou" actually means "Why are you". I always thought it meant 'Where are you'. So Juliet was actually saying "Why are you Romeo" and not "Where are you Romeo". You knew? Oh, I didn't.. Well, that's my English lesson for today :) :)

I bid good night til it be morrow..

Friday, July 10, 2015

Of Wimbledon 2015

So it's down to Murray, Djokovic, Gasquet and Federer.

Oh please let Federer win..just one more time and then he can retire (if he wants)!

Friday, July 03, 2015

Of work and mangoes

Household water treatment, headphones, Hajj and Umrah, company descriptions, LightInTheBox. What do all these have in common? Well, they are jobs that I am currently working on. Translation and writing jobs. The first two are rather big jobs and they were both referred to me by the same friend. (Thank you, Jessie!) I didn't think both would take me on, and at the same time, down to wanting the job done in the same time frame. And so, I will most likely be burning the midnight oil this weekend working on these. That is, if my eyes and mind would concur. They have to!

The Hajj and Umrah articles translation job is one that I went and brought onto myself, submitting a proposal when I clearly knew I had more than enough on my plate. Tamak? Well, just trying my luck. And as luck would have it... it went my way. So that, I have about one week from now to complete. The companies description and LightInTheBox are ongoing jobs. Every day little work that I have to work on. 

To say I am quite exhausted is an understatement. Between waking up early to prepare sahur and all this work, I found myself almost falling asleep in front of the computer this afternoon. Hah! But but... I have to say..I am thankful for all the work I get. Thinking I am quite lucky. I have so much more I want to do. Really, if I could not sleep all day..I would. #syukur

On a different note, a few days ago, I gave my downstairs neighbour a bag of mangoes. Mangoes from the tree at my dad's house. Really, my dad comes over with these big bag full of mangoes that I know we won't be able to finish off in time. So tonight, neighbour caught us on our way back from dinner and passed us this.... 

Yummy fresh cream mango cake made with the mangoes I gave her! Talk about coming full circle..#syukuragain

So, what are you thankful for today?


Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Who loves cake?

I do..
There's never a bad time for cake, I say! 

This pretty cake was made by Charlene Kathlene, a surprise for Josie's birthday. Light and fluffy butter cake with lemon buttercream. Cantiks dan sedaps!


PS..Today, I am grateful for being at home most of the time, especially now during Ramadhan. It is scorching hot outside. Stay cool, peeps.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thankful Tuesday

I have been feeling lucky and blessed these past few weeks. There is a lot to be thankful for. I started thinking this morning that I wish I could do this and that.. that I should be in a position to do more things that I want... but then hey, I thought.. I'm just thankful for the little things I have and am able to do. I am thankful to be able to pay bills on time (most of the time). I am thankful to be able to bring the family out for a treat once in a while. I am thankful for every little job I get. I am thankful I can still dream.

I watched the documentary made by Singapore's Channel News Asia yesterday, reuniting the now famous mountain guide Rizuan with the young boy he helped rescue during the earthquake. And just watching how humble and generous and caring those guides were...brought me to tears.

We definitely have a lot to be thankful for each day..

What are you thankful for today?


Friday, June 12, 2015

Hello, Still Here.

Wow. It's been almost a year since my last post. Sounds like a broken record, huh.
Been itching to start writing again. Spruced up the blog's look. Hoping there will be more musings coming. It has certainly been an eventful year filled with joy, excitement, plenty to be grateful for, new hopes and dreams. But there has also been sadness, unexpected loss, shock and sorrow. Oh life, how you surprise us.

My heartfelt condolences to those who lost their loved one in the earthquake that hit Sabah on the 5th June 2015. What started out as a normal day, became a little scare when the earth shook for a minute or so at 715am. What I didn't know and imagine at the time was that it would take away those on Mount Kinabalu, on what was seemingly supposed to be a normal day for us and the adventure of their lives for them. 19 lost including school children from Singapore and 4 mountain guides who were full of heart and heroes to the end. May they rest in peace.