Happy 2011!

My dear friends,

How are you all doing?

I’m doing great.  I know that I have not been updating this blog much and have been asked on numerous occasions if I would continue with it.  The truth is, I did want to stop blogging.  But I can’t seem to let you guys go.  It’s not that I’ve been neglecting the simple sweet things in life and how precious time is, I’ve just been distracted. For good reason though.

So I promise more frequent visits and some news in weeks to come. Be patient with me, if you are still checking back.

Tomorrow it will be 9 years since Mike walked down the sandy aisle on Sentosa with me. I love you my dearest husband. Always.

One Fish, Two Fish, Me

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”  ~ Dr. Seuss

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I have been trying to find myself lately. The reality is that I’ve been here all this time.

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~ Harvey Fierstein

Changing Course

It has been a while since I’ve posted here. What is new, right? *grin* More than a month ago, I made a big change in my life. I quit my day job. It was a difficult decision but I made it because sometimes you have to follow your heart.

I have several other things on the side that I’m working on but even all those things have been put on the wayside as I made my way home to Singapore. I’ve been here since Chinese New Year and will be staying on for a bit. In the past 12 years, I’ve been home to Singapore every couple of years but those always felt like vacations. They usually fly by too quickly. This time, I have been blessed with a nice long time to spend reconnecting with my motherland. It has been wonderful – the people I love, the sights, the sounds, the experiences and most of all, the flavors!

I would love to share some of that with you here.

A new decade means new beginnings

 

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First of all, a heartfelt wish to all my friends and family, near and far. I am thinking of you fondly as we cross the threshold of this new decade. I hope that all you wish for and desire will be yours.

This new year is significant for me. I know I will experience several changes and I am so happy for excited for them. You will definitely be finding me here more than before and I’m really looking forward to it.

Be back in a bit

I’m going to be away from the blog for a while (yes, I know, it’s not like I’ve been here that much either) because I will be busy with some work stuff. I’ll be back soon. Promise.

In the meantime, here’s a fun little shot of the kids and me at a lovely backyard wedding.

With the kids

Birthday – um, 3 + 7

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The weather may be gloomy here but I am feeling great. I feel so lucky and thankful for all the love and wishes that have been showered on me since yesterday. You see, it was my birthday in Singapore yesterday and today, it’s my birthday here. This is the only time I like the timezone difference. I get an extended birthday of sorts.

My day has started out wonderfully so far – a car ride into work (curb service) and a homemade loaf of zucchini bread from my gf who is already so busy with her little ones! Thanks J!

Since it’s my birthday, I thought I would tweet a little more than usual so I can share my day with those of you who are far away.

Thank you again for thinking of me!

Looking up

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I have been looking up a lot lately. Maybe it’s because the sky is so blue these days or maybe it’s all this thinking I’ve been doing. There is not much to tell at this time but I feel that I am embarking on an important journey soon.

“More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity.” – Francois Gautier

Time

Garden June 2009

I think that sufficient time has passed for me to begin feeling like things are getting back to normal. But can we ever go back the way we came and feel like nothing’s changed?

Time is a tricky thing. I can never decide if I like it. On one hand, it likes to fly by when I’m having a good time. But on the other, it also helps one heal from a difficult situation.

I guess time is dependable that way. It will always be doing its thing whether we notice it or not.

I don’t mean to wax philosophical so early in the week but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately and wanted to share in case you would like to weigh in with your thoughts too.

Happy Anniversary!

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My folks have returned to SG but I want to wish them a very happy and healthy anniversary! They’ve been together for a good long time and are a constant inspiration to any couple. Here they are in my mum’s favorite part of the trip we took last year – in a small town along the Portugal coast.

Happy Anniversary, ma & da!

6 years

I can safely say that I had no idea what this year would bring for the both of us when we last celebrated our anniversary. There have been so many different experiences and events that have changed us as a couple. Time apart, beautiful reunions, simple moments, long days full of tasks, goals achieved, getting drenched in Seville and covered in slate dust.

This post will not be able to cover it all but you will know about what I write of.

My beloved one, thank you for sharing this life with me. Even though it has required more effort than we had tried to foresee, it has provided more happiness and satisfaction than we could have ever predicted. Who knows what next year will bring, all I hope and wish for is that we will get to do it all over again.

Happy Anniversary with all my heart!

Barcelona, Spain - Day 3