Tuesday, 27 January 2009

How could anyone ever tell you?

Mood: Better.

I've just finished reading a fiction novel, Lottery, written by Patricia Wood, that really brought me to tears of laughter. Even days after finishing the whole book, the characters stayed with me. It was a really good book of friendship, of love, of loyalty, name it it's in that book. So now that I'm done with a fiction, I've started reading Wayne Dyer's Power of Intention. I love Dr Wayne Dyer. I've read his book, The Real Magic, a few years ago, lent to me by a good friend Ruby, and boy it changed my life! Last night, out of curiosity, I looked Dr Dyer up on the internet and of course when you are given links, you click on each link and the web just takes you to different sites. It took me to a lot of information about another one of my favourite writers, Louise Hay, and then it took me to youtube. After all of clicking away on these different links, I was taken to a very beautiful song called, How could anyone tell you? by Libby Roderick. Please click here to listen to this beautiful song and I'm sharing with you the lyrics as well (below). I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

How could anyone ever tell you?
By Libby Roderick

How could anyone ever tell you
You were anything less than beautiful?

How could anyone ever tell you
You were less than whole?

How could anyone fail to notice
That your loving is a miracle?

How deeply you're connected to my soul

It may take awhile before the song grows on you. I fell in love with the lyrics. I think that every human being must know this and hear this song. Each of us, no matter what we think of ourselves, no matter how horrible we see ourselves to be, I believe that we all must know that goodness is inherent in each one of us., that if there is anything that we should focus on, it is that goodness inside.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Winter Blues

Mood: Blah.
I have been under the weather for a couple of weeks now. Blocked nose, queasiness. I feel like I'm coming down with a flu. Yesterday I had a temperature and I felt so weak. I feel drained. I don't know what it is really.
I don't know if it's got to do with the weather and the temperature or the lack of sunlight but lately I've been feeling the blues. Even my husband has got it I think because we had a row twice last month. I'm beginning to worry now. Husband never ever had a mood as bad as these last two. Because we are both, as he calls it - 'strong-minded', we both ended up drained. Of course I ended up crying. Why do I always have to be the one who cries? I think I should stop that.
Anyway, I hope things get better. I don't like it. It's not nice. When my husband gets really annoyed and angry and says things he doesn't mean, I can see all love going away. I don't know if you feel that but I do. In the same way that I feel when my Mum gets very angry at me. I feel all love going away. I feel only anger. I feel all the negative energy around me and inside me. And it drains me. Sometimes I feel like going to sleep after crying so hard and after getting very very upset.

I've been reading the book 'Rules of Life' by Richard Templar. Rule No 11 says 'Be the last to raise your voice'...it's got a point, good point but it's too difficult to follow. Sometimes the only way to point something out is to raise your voice or the only way for someone to listen to you is to shout. I know, I know, most of the time it gets nowhere. I think I should just keep my mouth shut if I feel like there's an impending argument. Or some grumpiness is imminent. Count to 10. I've heard this before, I should know better!

So, yes, I am having the blues. I guess husband is also having it. I hope it goes soon. It doesn't help me when I get the blues. It just makes me feel so fed up of everything...of life most of all.

My cold is going. Temperature has gone down. Hubby made me a hot pea and ham soup on Friday morning when I was ill. So I think things are getting better.

I hope the weather also gets better. I like winter but I don't think it likes me the same way?

Thursday, 22 January 2009

My Golden Globe and Oscar Awards!

I would like to thank a fellow blogger and on-line friend, Glynis at New Scribbles From Glynis Smy for this Sisterhood Award. Glynis, I don't want the chain to stop but just don't have spare time at the moment to nominate other friends but I will do when I get the chance. I just don't want to miss thanking you. Thank you, Glynis! This made my day!
To my friend Ruthi at Carpenter's Wife's Toolbox, I know this is long overdue so forgive me. Do you know that you are the very first to nominate my blog as one of the coolest blogs you ever know? You won't believe this, I felt like I've won an Oscar. So dear Ruthi, thank you very much indeed for this award. I am honoured.

The Nicest Christmas

I know I should have posted these photos a long time ago....and I know I should have written this entry last month, but it's been a busy four weeks. Going back to work and all...and most of all, coping with my winter blues. So I'm sure you will understand.
Our Christmas was a blast. I wouldn't say I felt complete as being with family and friends in the Philippines is still incomparable. But husband and I tried to enjoy every moment of it. For awhile, it helped to be in the company of Filipinos - and yes, nice Filipinos for a change. This wasn't our first Christmas celebration with them. It was the second and...counting. Our good friends Anne and George invited us once again to come to the Filipino Christmas Party in New Milton where they live. We were welcomed and we felt 'at home.' My husband, as usual, enjoyed being with good old friends, seeing his good old friend George and one of his favourite nieces, Amiel.
Top photo - Almost everybody got very excited whilst we were taking photos
Middle photo - Jim dancing with dear Amiel
Bottom photo - Jim and I dancing - or should I say swaying? We don't know how to dance. No, really.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Did you have a happy new year?

I know this is rather too late to greet you all a happy new year. But just the same, I hope you had a very happy one. For the first time on New Year's Eve, husband and I were together. The past two new years, he had to work so I was left alone at home. I was asleep at midnight. This new year was different. We went to a friends' home for New Year's Eve and on 1st January, we went to see the fireworks at the pier.
Before Christmas, husband and I had a minor road accident. We were shaken and shocked but we were thankful that we were safe and unhurt and the car had only a little bit of damage on the panels. I thought it would ruin our Christmas and New Year but thank God it didn't. It was such a hassle and all having to take the car to the garage, shelling out money even if the car had a fully comprehensive insurance coverage (I still do not understand how it works, honestly!). But I am glad that we are here, alive and kicking, to meet the new year with optimism! I wouldn't give you the details of the mishap as I don't see it important.
So, again, its 2009. I would like to share with you some photos I've taken at the pier on new year's day. Nothing special, really. But just something nice to look at.
Again, happy new year to you all!!!!