March 24, 2013
I am getting some mommy love today… a foot spa!
I love getting foot spa packages. Foot spa with scrub and feet massage plus pedicure. Now, that’s a good Sunday activity for myself, right? I think I will be calling up girl friends to come with me for some girl bonding time!
Three steps to have a healthy and happy life…
- Don’t stress yourself with useless people who don’t even deserve to be an issue in your life.
- Never invest too much emotion on one thing because if you do, you end up hurting yourself.
- Learn to live life without worries because God will make a way for everything.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies, succeed anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of being selfish and having ulterior motives, be kind anyway. What you spend years building, someone may destroy overnight, build anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you, be honest and frank anyway. Give the world the best you have, it may never be enough, give the world the best you have anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous, be happy anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it’s between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
February 28, 2013
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
- Thomas Jefferson
I have always been a sentimental person. Tender moments, especially those that happen in the family, make me cry. I just love my family so much. Sometimes, I wonder how people who are not close to their family or those that do not have a family near them, can bear it. My family is not perfect. Tell me one and I will tell you right away that they are faking it. There is no perfect family. We fight. There are days when we don’t feel like talking to one another. But at the end of the day, there is that unmistakable love for each other.
February 27, 2013
This is what I need right now. Just to unscramble my thoughts. To sort out what’s really bugging me. Peace and calm. And quiet. I need some tranquil place to stay at even for a few days. If I can only drop everything I am doing right now, all the obligations I need to meet, I will do so. But I can’t. For one, I don’t have enough resources to cover a vacation. I also can’t just up and go whenever I want to. Work won’t be there when I come back for sure.
Once in a few months, I always feel the need to just go away for a while and be alone. And then the feeling would go away after a few days. It’s always been like that. I guess I just have to brave this one out until it will go away again…
February 26, 2013
It’s so much easier to start – and finish – a job if you are inspired to do so!
What do you think?
So true. I really can’t work that well when I am not inspired to do so. Inspiration is not hard to come by. It can even come from little things that I suddenly remembered or was told about.
Sometimes, it’s not enough to want something, or even want to do something. Other things just seem to get in the way. You have to find out what really inspires you. Find out what you really, really want, deep down inside. Find it, and hold on to it. Having a strong motivation for doing something will help even the most organization-challenged of us battle our way through the tedious, boring, and hard work.
February 26, 2013
I love this photo! It makes me think of myself and a really good friend of mine years from now. I really pray that the handful of friends that I have right now will still be with me until I grow old and wrinkled and gray. I have discarded so many along the way. So many have left my side when the going went tough. So the handful left are the ones I really treasure and take care of.
February 22, 2013
My brother and my cousins would hang out here at my house almost every Friday night. They told me it’s cheaper to hang around my patio or play video games in my den or to drink beer by the poolside. They would enjoy being here while I am working. Life is unfair! Ha-ha-ha!
So, anyway, tonight will be no exception. My brother called up ahead of time requesting for my seafood marinara pasta. That’s the request of the cousins. Five male and three female cousins who will surely talk technical again. They are all tech-savvy kids, I should tell you. Not only on web development and information technology but also on mechanics and engineering and fine arts! You can hear them talk about gas springs and you’d think it’s something being used daily by an ordinary person.
I love having them here at home. I think I’ll do my grocery shopping earlier to prepare for the lot.
February 21, 2013
I would like to buy my old man a carrera tag heuer watch. I noticed that my dad is still wearing the old watch that my mom gave him a couple of years ago. I know it’s his favorite but it’s already worn out, or well-loved, as my mom would put it.
I told my mom I would buy dad a new watch and she agreed. She would have done so but she’s thinking of getting dad a new wardrobe as he’s also been using well-loved ones again and again.
I guess my dad’s Chinese roots really show in how much he would love his stuff first before letting it go.
February 17, 2013
I am getting a seat cushion for my old chair. I will get the cushions changed because I am no longer comfortable sitting on the same chair I’ve been sitting at for the past three years.
I need a comfortable cushion on my seat because I work long hours in front of the computer. I don’t need to feel a restlessness especially in the middle of meeting a deadline for reports for clients.