30 March 2010
To life, I hope. Transition can be a nerve racking period - the rhythm goes like 2 days of sunshine, 3 days in snow, a day with little sun, 4 days of rain, sleet, snow... Urgh.
Jap chicks are generally chic ones dressed according to season, so they make relatively bad thermostats. You wouldn't want to look like a better one either, thus it calls for a huge bulk of endurance out there in the chill. I've grown a thicker hide over the years I guess.
And I managed to take these at a bitter 3 degrees withstanding penetrating winds!
These darlings are too hard to resist so I've adpoted some baby blues and whites home. =)
There are reasons behind all the swaying these days... ;)
The national radio Class 95 FM is back with fantastic streaming! It's playing 'Shake your love' by Debbie Gibson now!
And just when I'm sure I've lost an old friend ( how did it happen?! ), I'm glad that he went through all that shit to find me. We have so much to catch up now! =D
26 March 2010
Young Canadian couple, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, won Gold at the recent Winter Olympic. Their performance is one of those most memorable.
Performance featured above is from another season, they've done better at the Olympic, which visuals are strictly controlled. I'm thanking Bear for having recorded the big games for me.
23 March 2010
In between mild snowfalls, the wind has certainly taken a change in nature these days. It wraps like a warm caress under the friendly sunshine. I feel flirty with every gust that lifts my hair in wavy extensions.
I can't wait for Spring to fall into my arms opened wide! More sunlight it'll bring, with musical birds, blooming trees, and pretty outbursts of life everywhere! For first, this place is getting a whiff of the plum blossoms.
Buddy's princess has turned 1. =) Wanna know how pink her full chubby cheeks look like, the picture above tells something. The adorable smiler represents this season... She loves me, for I'm the only stranger allowed to carry her. Heheh!
Enough of those overhead, don't forget that the pretty ones beneath the dormant soil are revived once more. I've always loved dainty wild flowers like such.
I probably don't get to put on my new Spring wear often, alas; Bear's project is now running hot and predicted to burn more weekend hours. We'll be catching the season only in chips and pieces, until norm is resumed. Hopefully, the war will be over before Sakura blooms.
Nevertheless, tis a season to feel lovely.
I'm cluelss about how it got there, this sunken heart is flushed with the surface of the ground. Exquisite huh?
19 March 2010
Spring. You can't hurry it like how hungry Bear hurries food on the table. Or how I try to mock one at home by bringing in flowers, Spring eludes us all the more. Says the weather forecast, we'll be having snow again next week.
Can't hurry love, my friend. I had to kiss many frogs till my prince showed up. Wish I could tell you, but I've decided not to... There will come a day you find out.
Can't hurry God ( inhale )... He's never hurried me either.
While waiting for the dvd release of New Moon in Japan, I'll just put up with memorizing the lines in Twilight. =P
I didn't pin much hopes on these bulbs discounted at 80%, and had them planted later than should. They're germinating nevertheless, without having me to hurry them. =) Let's see how they look like in weeks!
Patience. I'm hoping, trying, and meditating on one, till it's instilled in me. Inhale...
Meanwhile... Hurry up weekend!
15 March 2010
It was the White Day yesterday, when girls received a token of love from the guys - an exclusive practise in Japan, and Korea I heard? Genie-Bear-in the-bottle gave me the liberty to choose what I'd like to have.
So I asked for:
1. A good dinner
Landed on my lap:
1. My favorite Italiano
2. Shoes for Spring
3. Romance ( I mean it )
12 March 2010
Lil bro is back from India! =)
He has been undergoing some serious training there. 12 days felt like an eternity for the rest at home.
He just called from Singapore! Thank you Lord, he's home safe. =) Bless the boys who protect our country.
Bet the kiddo is soon heading somewhere fun. =)
It's not going happen to me, I thought. Not then, and from now on never... What it feels like to be enthralled like my friends were - their nights kept vigil for the pages, triggered tears, ethereal ecstasy... It's all but a long time mystery.
The fluttering has finally found me.
Twilight. Indefensibily fanged. I feel... young again. Em, may I?
Just what I need most at the present, some serious distraction. =)
11 March 2010
It was a warm, spring-like climate last week.
This one, Japan is blanketed in snow. To shovel, I have to plunge myself calves-deep into the icy cushion. There's a temptation to make an army of snowman with all that, but our neighbours' eyes helped.
Bear uses my car these days. His darling is gorgeously frost-capped these mornings. Heheh.
09 March 2010
I've never liked zoos.
Despite so, I don't stop anyone from marvelling at the wonderful animals in an accessible way. If I ever get to bring my children to zoos one day, I won't forget to tell them that the poor caged animals didn't walk in on their own. Their limbs ought to carry them across the plains, they should prefer choosing their own habitat and landscape, feed on the freshest diet by means of their own effort... but the autocracy of human has robbed every single right of these animals behind bars.
If we ever have pets, we want to love them like they are one of us, and I want the kids to remember hard like how I've learnt from dad. Despite acquiring the largest tank I could find in store, dad didn't agree that it was good enough for my 2 terrapins. When my parrot undid its chain in the room with wide-opened windows, he soothed this tearing child as we watched it from a corner. 'Let it go if it wants to... ' his tender words I remember.
I am thankful that I've never touched bear gall or relevant stuff all my life, but I'm guilty of having sharkfins until civilization has refined in the Chinese circle. There's still a large room for improvement till the elimination is concreted, I'm doing my part by avoiding shark fins as long as it depends on me.
I haven't watched The Cove, but I need not yet another documentary come tell me that we human have already got more than enough we can consume! That we have long lived a selfish and barbaric lifetstyle behind callous excuses. Sadly, introspection isn't finding its way into some most polished societies.
What is culture, or the value of having one that exemplifies cruelty. Can you be proud of it?
Maybe, I'm just being self-opinionated, insolent, disrespectful... oh yes I am. But I would rather be called names than to cower before a bigger conscience.
04 March 2010
It's been 5 days since I've returned from the big fat Chinese New Year celebration at Singapore. No matter how the festive mood fades away from the pressure-packed metropolitan island, every Chinese wants a chip of the celebration-meant-to-be, especially me.
I surrendered my voice for goodies I would have died for - Pineapple tarts, bakwa, durian, reckless indulgence I couldn't wait... at least I was capable of screaming my lungs out at gatherings with dear friends and relatives, they incredibly thoughtful folks. Oh yes, everybody accomodated to me 24/7, for I'm the one 'exiled' to Japan, HAHAHA... you can imagine the thankfulness welling inside.
Then again, days would have been nicer if I could carry the Bear in my pocket, I missed my partner every other heartbeat. For the first time, Bear didn't show up at the CNY fun, so things felt a little different. Every morning, I wasn't instantly sure where I woke up to, or where I wanted to be... I guess it's in every foreign bride? No matter where I am, I'm constantly missing something or someone. Void stalks me.
Someone once told me that you have to choose.
What you win or lose, you can't have everything... ~ Happy, Leona Lewis
So it is with the best of both worlds.
Bear and the relevant, or what's in Singapore that bears heavy significance. It's a completion I'll never know here nor there.
But it's not the end of the world, especially now that the world is suffering with Haiti and Chile. At times like this, I'm cross at myself for getting carried away in silly indulgence. As long as my loved ones are safe and doing fine, nothing really matters anymore. Yeah... it's time I grow.
Maybe, I am having the best of both worlds like the back and fore of my hand, can't ask for more. =)
For now, I'll just give thanks for where I am, do my private lion dance and be happy. Look who threw me a welcome home party!
Credit goes to Bear for taking care of them during my absence. Ahh... I'm so looking forward to Spring!