Sunday, August 30, 2009

lovely lunch with meow

Had lunch with my dear Charise yesterday afternoon in Pavilion. She is getting more and more like a mummy and less than two months will be the day where we will meet baby Aiden in person! I’m so so excited!

Josy: What do you want to eat?

Charise: Ermm.. not too much carbs as it’s not nutritious for my baby… something soupy ya…

Josy: okayyyy…… here? There?

**After looking around and the choices nailed down to Madam Kwan’s cafĂ©

Josy: **talking talking about some stuffs when suddenly….

Charise: Aiyo aiyoo… so cuteeeee…. That baby! Ahem… sorry sorry… you were saying?

Josy: oh? Oh? Where??

**Excuse me; I was totally stunt by her reaction towards a baby! She used to have those kinda reactions towards Gucci or Prada… not baby

Charise: I've been doing exercise.....*continuing her story on her preparation for delivery*......

Josy: ohh...Mike (meow's hubby) must be very excited!

Charise: He is! He wants to be involved in all shopping trips! hehehe...

Josy: Haha! First time papa la! Me first time godma also very excited! *smirk* Tell Mike that I am never going to give up...

**Mike wants RM300 every month from me if I wanna be godma to his son.

Well, it's not the value of the title that I am looking for... I insisted to be godma because I love Charise and I want to shower my love to her baby; to give my support to her as well. Title to me is not so important as to others, but I just can't stop teasing him! Haha! It's so fun so see him so worked up because of the title...

my dear pregnant meow!

looking as stunning and gorgeous in a dress brought all the way back from Bangkok by me... hehehe

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Family time is even more precious than DIAMOND

The LEE FAMILY -taken during CNY2008

Today had a happy family gathering; brought back wonderful memories of previous family gatherings where my grandparents and my daddy were around. It made me realized that family gatherings are not to be taken for granted. How I wish to turn back times where I can still hear my dad's laughter, or reluctantly sniffed his cigar smoke, or those times where he fusses and showed his temper... I've truly missed those times.

My aunt who just came back from UK was quite emotional to find him not around anymore. As we shared memories of him, tears were released as well because the pain of losing him is still very strong in our heart.

Thinking of my dad also brought back memories of our yearly CNY family gathering where my grandpa were still around. The way my grandpa's face would brighten up with a smile whenever I called him "lengjai", the way he would smile when we talk to him, the way he looked at us when he laughed during dinner... My dad would be very strict with us and demanded we take good care of grandpa during dinner. Ensuring he has enough to eat, ensuring all his favourite food would be served to my grandpa... making sure my grandpa is comfortable after dinner...

Our last CNY together with grandpa in 2006

Looking around the dinner table during our family gathering today made me missed my dad even more. I know he would be absolutely grateful to see everyone getting along so well and laughing happily together. Family is truly important to this man who always portray as a man of steel.

2008 CNY lunch gathering at my dad's favourite restaurant

I’m so glad for making time for this family dinner despite having to work even on weekends. Gone would be those days where work is more important than family. In my heart, nothing is ever more important than loved ones and I would give anything to go back to those times where everyone is still around.

As the mooncake festival approaches, it will not fail to remind me of my dad... of the last mooncake festival spent with him where he insisted I searched high and low to buy a piece of mooncake - no matter if it's someone's leftovers - back home because he said a mooncake celebration without mooncakes are bulls***

That's my dad.

A truly traditional man who respects and believes in our chinese culture; always honouring and upholding the family's name... A true hero and rolemodel to me and my siblings.

My mom and dad - the love of my life

Monday, August 24, 2009

Clumsy josy

Sigh... I am getting more and more clumsy.

The result of my clumsiness!

Not really looking forward to the rest of this month as there are tons of work to be completed. However, had my work reviewed today and I am truly surprised by the positive feedbacks by my team and both my bosses. Seems like my hardwork paid off!

Of course there are still some areas that needs improvements, as always! Right now, me just waiting for a real vacation.

I wonder how long I need to wait for my real vacation......

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mummy's 57th Birthday

Celebrated my mummy's birthday at Neway Karaoke on the 21st August 2009
The 3 of us with the Mango Delight Birthday Cake!

The birthday celebration made an even merrier event by 2 wonderful person! Thanks for making the effort to make my mummy so happy!
Eric: Your thoughts and effort to make the event happened.. eventhough having just a few mere hours of sleep the night before.. muaks!
Joanne: The sweetness from you made my mom loves you more than me already! Haha!! muakss... Thanks for joining us!

Of course for myself, I just want to give my mummy a happy night and to ensure her that she will remain the most important person in my life. No matter what, no matter how... without her, I would not be who I am today....
Mummy - 21st August 2009
I wish she will remain beautiful always and most importantly stay happy and everything will be wonderful! Love her lots lots!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gloomy Thursday

Today must be one of those gloomy days again for me. Last night, I vomited my lunch and did not have anything to eat after. Even thinking of food makes me feel like vomiting my gut out. Luckily for me, my sweet darling took care of me by being by my side and applying ointment on my tummy, despite being super-duper busy chasing deadlines.

It’s no joke getting sick these days. Just minor flu might cause major heart-attack to some. There is no more “It’s just a bit of coughing” or “No problem, just a slight fever”. If you’ve been following the news for the past months, the H1N1 virus is getting mightier! The death toll is building higher, as if trying to break some world records. People are getting more and more cautious as well. I’ve never seen so many masked-faces since the chicken-flu some years back. Hmmm… what is it called again?

Anyway, I think I might be having a slight fever but I chose not to put too much emphasis on it as I think somehow it is all in the mind. If I were to think I am sick, then my body might accept the fact that I am and stop protecting me from those nasty viruses. Now just give me some food then maybe some sleep and tomorrow I will be as strong as Superman!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A new family member - MUFFIN

my dear friends......
let me introduce a new family member....
Born on the 29th June 2009 in Ipoh, Perak
a mini schnauzer
Named as Muffin because he's so adorable that no other name seems suitable! I actually wanted to named him DONUT, but my mom disagree. Haha! Although sometimes I do call him PEANUT, especially when he's super-blur and naughty...

My house is full of MUFFIN's presence! At least now I get a truly wet & warm welcome when I step into my house after a day of hard-work ^_^

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Appreciating the NOW

Time isn’t precious at all, because time is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time: It is because we always think we are out of time.

Time is NOW. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time; the past and the future – the more you miss the NOW, which is the most precious thing there is. Life is NOW. Life is meant to be lived; we only live once and we can only live in this moment – NOW.

There are many who’s always chasing time; time is never enough or time is too limited. We’re living in a world where talents are hired for their efficiency and resourcefulness. Everyone is emphasizing on being the fastest; records for the best and greatest. All these create a mind where we’re too focused on the future; that the present moment is being ignored.

When I look around my working environment, I often see people frowning and stressing over tomorrow’s plan, next week’s meetings, next month or months of important events; but mostly over targets & goals set to be achieved monthly and yearly. Of course it is important to be aware of each step to get ahead, to move forward and ensuring goals/targets are achieved. However, the best ideas and creativity at work doesn’t come from forcing the mind to move to the future even before future comes. It is being aware of NOW, the presence that would allow us to think clearly and plan better.

It is also the appreciation of the NOW that keeps us alive and happy.
If you don’t agree with me, maybe it is because you have not experience the wonderful feeling of being in the NOW.

Ways to be in the NOW:

1. Meditation
2. Breathing exercise – concentrating on inhaling & exhaling
3. Observe & study an object in front of you – the texture, the colour, the shape, the scent, etc
4. Watching the sunrise - appreciating the beauty of nature always work for me!
5. Playing ball or tug-a-war with your pet or children for 10 minutes!

**Basically anything that will not make your mind wander off into the past or fly far and wide into the future will do the trick….**