With the Night Watch, I had to explain the subject of civic militia, and the first word that came to mind was The Musketeers!
I believe I can fly, soon. In one month’s time, it will be one full year of being grounded.
I have been sleeping all weekend. I was slipping in and out of consciousnessness / dream state.
Bike takes Heart out for a ride.
Have you achieved something so great in your life that you find it impossible to do better than that?
Self-care is a term that popped up like rabbits when I started on a journey gallivanting around my inner world.
Wresting back power from the blackhole of non-existence.
Our achievement is not pegged to the achievement of fellow competitors.
Little o could have been confused living in a bilingual environment and takes a while to catch the phonetics AND the intonation for him to articulate himself.
I cannot believe I am back at the same old cycle of reviewing my diet.
Back at home with two noisy kids on quarantine and a shouting grandma.
Today is the strangest day of this strange year, yet not atypical of 2020.
With excitement about the upcoming semester.
This evening, I learnt that I have been basking in esoteric bodies of knowledge.
The even more fantabulous thing about the vivid dream was that it played out in a series!
I’m an Aries and I’m fiery. At a personal level, my primal instincts take me on a path of brashness and aggression.
I have always wondered what is on “the other side”.
Deceiving is a very timely RDP today.
The 🇸🇬 NDP 🇸🇬 experience is complete!!
Maybe Universe is really reminding me to get a beach holiday?
It is already August, meaning my semester break is nearly over.
Now that the country is finally openING up again, I finally get to attend the World Relations class I have been waiting for!
Subconscious is cornering me to write.
Not quite sure whether this post qualifies as whimsical or just plain rude. Or maybe something very very human that we are all guilty of.
This virus we are dealing with is such an opportunist.
I share the same thought with Christine about “what is the truth about this menace that has so totally disrupted our lives”.
This world is multi-dimensional, and while we feel helpless in this physical realm we lived in, we have no idea that some other aspect of us have been busying ourselves with light work we cannot see and we do not know about.
Guess this is Universe still-ing our monkey minds!
Looking within right now, it is still a mishmash haystack of all kinds of emotions.
I am unofficially on a Stay-At-Home stint, due to my last return from Cambodia on the 12th March.
Each time I mention something, it happens.
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.
I have decided to treat myself better amidst the stress for crossing geographical borders during such strenuous times.
Mercury the planet is 水星 (shui xing) in Chinese, literally translated to Water (水) Star (星).
Flexibility and surrender to the greater flow of life just makes life feel sooooooo smooooooth in spite of the bumpy obstacles.
Yay, Case 49 is out!!!
The bar for my perception of normalcy has been lowered to a new level.
Praying very hard that this episode vaporises like the evanescence of the alcohol content in a hand sanitiser.
It is so good to be back home. Life looks normal here!
If I may dream … what is most desirable right now is some good peaceful sleep without any worries about anybody about anything.
Maelstrom sounds like the feeling in my gut right now.
You can tell who works in office buildings by the circular little stickers in various colours on their clothes!
Our DORSCON got raised to the same level as SARS now 😦 apparently because there was some untraceability in the new cases.
It takes so many decades for me to realise we celebrate 15 days of Chinese New Year!
The tiny blunder to kick myself over was that I threw out my stash of N95s just last week, during spring cleaning.
Happy New Year! The perfect macro pic for Chinese New Year greetings! 鸿运当头、花开富贵、双双对对、十全十美.
Looking out of my backdoor – RDP Photo Challenge! I don’t have a backdoor where I live, because if I do, it will open up into 18 storeys of plain atmosphere.
I can’t focus when my mom is free!
I saw the animal, it was a very beautiful, majestic hoofed animal, looking much like a humongous deer with gorgeous antlers.
Here is a photo of my favourite street sign / favourite street name.
I’ve been making kefir for three months now! Exactly three months today. 😀
Taking a short time-out from my realm of work at the moment. BECAUSE. I suddenly realised how important it is to state the obvious.
Hope we all have a stellar year ahead in 2020, dotted with many twinkly memories and events.
My favourite candle is from WoodWick, the mint leaf and basil is very fragrant and fresh, yet light enough to not overwhelm.
It looks like a white plume has been deliberately planted on it! Gahaha. What heralds?! ❤ ❤ ❤
Decided to be charitable to myself today and spend a bit of time blogging happy things.
Nothing enchants me nowadays other than watching the innocence of a little almost-two-year being enchanted by everything in the world.
And hence today is the day, I set my resolution (what an odd timing though!!! but I can’t wait a month for this!!!) giving every aspect of my life their respectful times.
Getting back into the swing of things~ I love horses!
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Keep my blog alive, I must, I must.
New word in my vocabulary! One thing I am very fervid about is language.
I do get infuriated, maybe anger is one thing that keeps me sane and knowing that I am not all that emotionless.
When Universe leaves us invisible markers that feels and clicks, as guide posts along the way.
We eventually have to grow up.
We eventually have to move.
I have to cross many of them on my way to work, because my office is surrounded by empty parcels of land.
Some are songs dad used to sing to us, probably even as lullabies. He still sings them to Oscar, Oliver and Ruirui!
This eclipse brought my eyes to a focus on things I have lived with, although much has been boiling inside. Possibly also gaining momentum and pressure in my little cauldron.
Our ragtag community is now 505 people strong! It has just crossed the one year mark (+almost one month~) since we started from seven separate personal sites of the founding ragtaggers, and found our way to one community pool, and slowly grew to this little milestone today. On behalf of the ragtag team, thank you…
I cannot remember how we grew up bilingual.
Oh my, I am very surprised I have not blogged about Cologne yet! Been too busy rabbiting around that I lost track!
Why are abbeys always built into such breathtaking naturalistic elements?
Surprise, I’m back at ohborder! Will probably be posting everyday for the next two weeks!
I survived a year of teaching!!!
I recently discovered we have a bread monster in the house.
… pingbacks start working again.
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!
I normally do not do awards, but since I am still ringing the new year vibes, and today’s RDP happened to be Mystery…
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.
Yay, just completed my final flight for 2018!!!
The sparklet that says we can, and we have to, make this world a better place.
I have been very quiet lately because it was pouring crazies. The week started out really brilliant, but got much worse along the way.
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.
It is very interesting to observe the evolution, or creeping in of adulthood, in our family chats.
Oliver suddenly asked me about Shanghai this morning. What a strange strange strange bucket list to start.
Corniest of all corn in the world:
Q: Why is this an Asian squirrel?
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.
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.
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.
The little ones object to anyone of us feeling blue! I woke up this morning to two chuckling bouncing objects – little bundles of joy.
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.
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.
Here is the herd of our next gen in our ah-ma daycare.
Just did a superduper extensive, and pretty much impressive (at least to me) spread of tarot. 😀 Look at it!
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.
Celebrating the remarkable decision for a comeback.
I think how we feel and see the world really depends on how we frame it, and how we tell ourselves what is happening.
Falalala feeling inspired by my own life.
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!
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.
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.
Pardon me for my absence, has it been one full week already?
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.
This video came around again today, so I thought I’ll share it here.
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?”
I can smell the lemony / vinegar-ish zest of the perspiration on their hair, just from looking at this picture!
“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.
Unrequited love it was, I really do not like cats.
Time flew past like crazy airplanes! I missed so many prompts that I shall attempt to catch up on them right now.
It was really hot up there on the zinc roof. I remember them pirouetting and singing “hothothothothot … where are my slipperrrssss”.
The novel aspect of this six-pack of city umbrellas is that it was the largest wooden structure in the world.
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.
Managed to find a laptop with a CD-reader, and extracted all my old Melbourne photos from 2005!
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!
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 math. Actually. The bonus is that it is something different. 😀 We sometimes need a little jolt to shake things up a little?
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…
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.
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).
The stillness of the water catches the world on its surface. Can one still draw the line between reflection and reality?
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!
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.
A picture paints a thousand words, and this one says, “Welcome home” x 3.
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.
For a while, I lived right up in the clouds. ❤
Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Open, and I guess the easiest to write about would be keeping hearts, minds, arms, eyes open.
Kerfuffle = covfefe (curvefurfur); or
Kerfuffle = covfefe (coffeefeefeeefEEee *on a caffeine-high*) + wahffles (high on sugar).
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.
The Ragtag Daily Prompt crossed the one-month Milestone as we now enter July. Congratulations ragtaggers and the ragtag community!
By some fluke encounter, I ventured into the heart of Paris Fashion Week last year, dressed in the sloppiest attire ever.
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.
Here are foodie pics of the yummy toxins fed into my body, they are sheer indulgence for my heart and soul.
Kinkaku-ji is the precedent for ginkaku-ji.
Here is a twitterpated Bambi looking out for Faline, whilst she tries to sniff out his tracks.
Catching up on this prompt almost one week late would be considered pretty antediluvian, no?
Since today’s prompt is Check, here’s a photo of spidermen checking on our food.
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.
Today’s prompt is Pickle! From this set of photos, can you guess which ones are pickled?