Teaching

I survived a year of teaching!!!

Bread monster

I recently discovered we have a bread monster in the house. 

May the

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Camouflage

Babysharkdooodoodododooo. Quite a job. Not sure whether his camouflage is for the baby/mummy/daddysharkfamily, or for the Chinese New Year red packets. Vain boy in winter jacket on the equator. Getting ready for japan!

Mystery

I normally do not do awards, but since I am still ringing the new year vibes, and today’s RDP happened to be Mystery…

O-o

Came home early from work today to hang out with the double O bros. Oliver really had me in fits of laughter from his antics.

Solstice

Yay, just completed my final flight for 2018!!!

Dreams and Ideals

The sparklet that says we can, and we have to, make this world a better place.

Rains pours

I have been very quiet lately because it was pouring crazies. The week started out really brilliant, but got much worse along the way.

Sea Snooze

I had a dream of crystal clear waters again, and this time not in the still boundless ocean but in a crowded sea with waves.

Conversations

It is very interesting to observe the evolution, or creeping in of adulthood, in our family chats.

Baby bucket list

Oliver suddenly asked me about Shanghai this morning. What a strange strange strange bucket list to start.

Asian squirrel

Corniest of all corn in the world:
Q: Why is this an Asian squirrel?

Baskin’ Bangkok

All weekends should be like this. I am now writing on the top floor of a very nice shopping mall, with a double volume space and natural daylight, surrounded by books and pretty decor.

Divine drench

Let’s say in this case, I am the animal, and the divine is administering me a dose of my own medicine. Via a very serendipitous anonymous hand.

Lustrous golden light

One epiphany that stopped me in my tracks was that it takes strength to see strength in another. The other was that it takes love to see love in a situation.

Loving objects

The little ones object to anyone of us feeling blue! I woke up this morning to two chuckling bouncing objects – little bundles of joy.

Serendipitous

Sometimes these things that we do/did/are doing/will do have a wayyyyy bigger picture than we realise, and by definition of serendipity, you don’t exactly know if this happy beneficial occurrence was by chance or by hard work.

(Video!) On fleek

There are so many things we lived with all our lives without questioning, “is that right?”, “is that acceptable?”, “is that fair?”. Or maybe I was just too busy following the “rules” to keep myself as safe as I possibly can.

Herd

Here is the herd of our next gen in our ah-ma daycare.

Tarot wideSpread

Just did a superduper extensive, and pretty much impressive (at least to me) spread of tarot. 😀 Look at it!

6am rolling

It’s 6am writing from the airport again. I am feeling like a plump little plum rolling around in a bunch of linguistic obstacle course.

Comeback

Celebrating the remarkable decision for a comeback.

Contrasts and perspectives

I think how we feel and see the world really depends on how we frame it, and how we tell ourselves what is happening.

Inspired

Falalala feeling inspired by my own life.

Posh

Posh is such an apt prompt to write to, this recovery weekend with one full dozen of oysters, a honey sake topped with a pretty purple flower, and two premium sushi rolls!

Grubby

Featherlightheartedness indulging in the meaningfulness and fullness of life, however grubby I may feel with the hair, face, and skin, dry from dusty roads riding in exposed tuk-tuks.

Coddiwomple

Guess I have been coddiwompling – travelling in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination – most of the part of my life I have control over.

Absence

Pardon me for my absence, has it been one full week already?

Back

Oh gosh, I’m back (temporarily) into a sane world of normal human pace, and realised I have missed yarn, remember, elder, fluffy, and I shall be early on brio.

Love me tender

This video came around again today, so I thought I’ll share it here.

Vaguely blue

I feel vaguely blue today. Vaguely because I don’t exactly know why I feel blue, and totally bewildered with big “Huhhhhhhhsss? What’sss goingsss onsss?”

Zesty

I can smell the lemony / vinegar-ish zest of the perspiration on their hair, just from looking at this picture!

Fungible

“Does this fall under the category of 没关系?” This Chinese term means “does not matter”, and in the context of what we were discussing, “fungible” would be the perfect word which I did not know before this RDP.

Cat

Unrequited love it was, I really do not like cats.

Catching up

Time flew past like crazy airplanes! I missed so many prompts that I shall attempt to catch up on them right now.

Fiddler on the roof

It was really hot up there on the zinc roof. I remember them pirouetting and singing “hothothothothot … where are my slipperrrssss”.

Umbrella novelties

The novel aspect of this six-pack of city umbrellas is that it was the largest wooden structure in the world.

Eclipse Challenge

Heck. It has been one full week, and I am still on the Eclipse like it is a never-ending story. Bear with me, I’m sure today’s the last post about this latest pair of eclipses. Tsk.

Pulse of youth

Managed to find a laptop with a CD-reader, and extracted all my old Melbourne photos from 2005!

Memories

Metaphorically, there’s a whole quarry of memories in this physical stack of flat circles in front of me. On the other hand, I really want to write about my memories of the gold quarry!

Whisper

The eclipse put a black shade over my life this weekend, and time flew past without any productive accomplishment, and it scares me.

Can’t do

Can’t do math. Actually. The bonus is that it is something different. 😀 We sometimes need a little jolt to shake things up a little?

Strength | Courage

Originally posted on Oh, border!:
The immediate association with Courage in tarot-speak is VIII Strength. However, I see Courage as only part of what Strength is about, while at the same time, Courage also speaks for more than what Strength is about. Every VIII Strength card comes with a lion, and a very composed human bravely co-existing with…

Salvage

Clear as sky it is eclipse and blood(y) full moon season. Inner child owned the session this evening, and I just gave her the space to.

Traveling Style

Travel in Style, was my modus operandi for a few years of my life. Of every 30days, I would be spending 10days up in the air and on some foreign land (foreignly China).

ZinggggggG

I like the sound of today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt Zing! The entire suit of Swords came to mind, Ace of Swords – Zing! Two of Swords – ZingZingggg!

Mandarina

The beauty of these mandarin ducks are their colours, but I guess having them in b&w brings out the interesting patterns which would otherwise be overshadowed by their gorgeous attractive colours.

Welcome

A picture paints a thousand words, and this one says, “Welcome home” x 3.

Extempore

This is what I’m like if I have to do any presentations extempore. It’s so tough, I am having problem even just spelling it out.

Clouds

For a while, I lived right up in the clouds. ❤

Walking contradictions

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Open, and I guess the easiest to write about would be keeping hearts, minds, arms, eyes open.

Kerfuffle

Me reads:
Kerfuffle = covfefe (curvefurfur); or
Kerfuffle = covfefe (coffeefeefeeefEEee *on a caffeine-high*) + wahffles (high on sugar).

Trace Train of Thought

My train of thought does not usually run on the same tracks. The magic train leaps and flies up in the air and lands on whichever tracks that is fancy (or it fancies) at the moment.

Congratulations Ragtag~

The Ragtag Daily Prompt crossed the one-month Milestone as we now enter July. Congratulations ragtaggers and the ragtag community!

Fluke

By some fluke encounter, I ventured into the heart of Paris Fashion Week last year, dressed in the sloppiest attire ever.

Reduced to reflection

Sorry to take you this far with no conclusion of any kind. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, it is just a long long rant post.

Glutenny | Gluttony

Here are foodie pics of the yummy toxins fed into my body, they are sheer indulgence for my heart and soul.

Kin and Gin

Kinkaku-ji is the precedent for ginkaku-ji.

Twitterpated

Here is a twitterpated Bambi looking out for Faline, whilst she tries to sniff out his tracks.

Antediluvian

Catching up on this prompt almost one week late would be considered pretty antediluvian, no?

Pond(s)

Ponds have a way of making me ponder about many things in life.

Italian

The most Italian of this trip is the omu-rice without the omu (omelette) – my last meal before leaving Kyoto.

Check

Since today’s prompt is Check, here’s a photo of spidermen checking on our food.

Shaken

I was caught in the Osaka earthquake yesterday, causing me to miss my flight but I was lucky enough to grab a seat on today’s flight.

Targetless maybe

There are times in our lives where we are target-less. Or maybe I have just relinquished control to a higher wisdom up there which has managed every day of my past two weeks of travel.

Julienne

Went through all my foodie pics and there was absolutely no sign of anything julienne.

Cataracts

Wow, I didn’t know that cataract also means downpour, shower, waterfall, etc! I was waddling in a series of different cataracts today.

Smorgasbord

Do you really want to see what I have been eating the past two weeks? ❤ ❤

Bastion

Here is a photo of Himeji-jo which I made a special detour and stayed overnight to catch a glimpse of its night view.

Ragabashme

I originally thought rag-a-bash (taking the meaning of scoundrel) is someone who bashes about ragged people.

Greenday

Today’s prompt is Pickle! From this set of photos, can you guess which ones are pickled?

Purple

So many photos of flowers in different shades of purple today. From the light to the bright to the intense shades of midnight.

Nightmare

The biggest one for me would be the butterflies everywhere – on the ground, along the walls, hovering the colourful flowers.

Sitcom

Sitcom is a combination of situation and comedy! Who knew? I am in the middle of one (or many) right now.

Flummoxed

I am flummoxed by how affected I am by the summer heat. Or by how I have forgotten how affected I was by summer heat.

Imagination

Meditating with a crystal ball when a WhatsApp message comes in. Checking to see WhatsUp.

Insight

How we choose to frame this world view ultimately determines how we see the world, and it really is as simple as that.

Rural Redux

Welcome the rural life redux and here I am back in the farming scene for a breather.