26 January 2010

Do it anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Quote from Mother Teresa


22 January 2010

Stepping up, and out

Bear smells like a different animal these days.

There were heaps to see to over the past months : housing matters, in-laws' household affairs, procedures both official and informal, outright trivials at times like such... Bear had to settle A to W, with resurfacing XYZ, of most the help I could offer are helpless.

Particularly the thesis-like paper he's been working on for months. Instead of the technical difficulties, the challenge lies in coercing the Bear into proving his point, or making him audible... for he's just never upfront about what he's made of. And so he began surviving on late dinners, nighties at 3a.m., and waived weekends. One winter night, the computer died on him (us) and took away 2 months of hard work, just like that. Bear turned in early that night, like an emptied teddy, 'quit' was written all over him. I prayed for the Lord's comfort, on my own; afraid that he's upset enough with what he believed in. Next night, he carried a new gadget home, all determined to take on the deadline looming. That's a facet I never knew, he left me wondering where he found all that from.

I played nuisance into the study the other night, Bear's efforts already a polished tidy work, and yes, he's subtly greyed perhaps.

We give thanks, for the paper is submitted today. =) I'm not expecting anything from all that hard work, Bear being like-minded, we're not the merit-ravenous type. He has done his best, God will do the rest. I'm just proud of him. I mean very.

Do you know that the
Shogun at home actually tidies the place, and clears the mess these days?!? Yes, the Shogun who didn't know that all homes have what's called a 'cleaning cloth' in the past. I pick up my jaw after seeing him meddling my household business, I mean he's already spreaded thin himself and shh... his executions right on! =P Bear who hated doorbells is actually seeing irrelevants out suave and swift these days ~ he's not that vocal or forward kind I told ya? In the past, he often placed this mistress on the frontline... sigh... whenever he could make himself scarce... but I guess the recent ups downs have raised the cub a little hardy, his inner-man revealing. These months have so shaped him, Bear is definitely stepping up, and out of his comfy shell.

And though he still can't park his room boots like mine in a decent manner when he leaves for work...

He still leaves traces of bear-like qualities around the house...



I love him, respect him, and I'm very proud of my better half. ( That's when he doesn't resume his Shogun's presence, bleah. =P )

The heart must be the remains of the paper stuffing packed within the boots upon purchase. Bear stepped it out only until days ago=P

P/S: What's common between backing up your loved one and backing up your work? You can't be wrong with both.

15 January 2010

Keys in Japan

licia Keys, that is.

I would have dumped my dishes and scurried to Tokyo, if she enchants me again with what's like her regular soulful numbers.

I remain her faithful listener anyway. This one is for Friday.

12 January 2010


There, I told you about my limbs : feet-like-hands and hands-like feet. They must fail me especially when things need to be done nice and proper. The pot upset again, and so I had a delightful time collecting the pebbles.


Well of course, I did.


Say the blunders in life aren't all that entirely hateful, are they?

07 January 2010


Cheery 2010! Everything looks and feels brand new!

Bear is back to office in his handsome new shoes, though all he wants is to nestle at our home sparkling new.


I'm urged to take up a new class this year, Ikebana ( flower arrangement in Japanese style ). Hmm, we'll see... You know the Chinese idiom that describes uncouthness? ~ hands-like-feet, and feet-like-hands... Well, I'm a lot like that. =P


I couldn't resist using the forbiddenly pricey new plates that we've received some time ago.


And tried some new おせち料理 ( New year dishes )that needed no preparation. I had them purchased from stores, unpacked, presented on dishes and voila, the table's done! =D



And maybe what I'd like now is a renewed
stomach to bag food. Over-eating has ruined me. Bleah.


So! what's new with the year of Tiger? Hope that it's gonna stride in roaring good cheer! 幸運を招いてね。

01 January 2010

Quack quack! And the God-Blessed Box is 2!

appy 2010!!

God-Blessed Box celebrates Blogoversary at 2 with the delightful start of this new year! =)

It's always God I first desire to thank : for the good moments in 2009, the not so good ones included. You agree with me, there were purpose behind everything... Should there be more in 2010 ( deeeeep breath ), all is good ~ for I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me ( Phillipians 4:13 ). Wink*

Though 2009 may have been lean to some, I'd like to believe that 2010 is gonna be lightyears better. =) Here! Let's hook fingers, and pave the year forward with good cheer!

Again, I'd really like to thank those who've been kind, true, and everyone who still cares. (((Hugs)))


It must be a year serene and bountiful, with what's fat and plump in store for everyone! Quack quack!