Words

I had this dream, where we weren’t fighting

Nor arguing, just living another dream….

Where you were caged among-st the delusions

Which could only be broken if our hearts were one

For all I had to do was to listen to the words that were small

And make a sweeter&spectacular wish that would break the wall

So the game begun and the veil shouted “Care”

To which I closed my eyes and thought of a teddy bear….

And murmured something that forced the walls to embrace cracks

“Sweet” said the frustrated one standing right behind my back….

Back to back I went down through the maze of my memory

For what I saw was seen even by the misery ….

Even it felt nostalgic and free from itself

Which forced the veil to break another crack on the wall by himself….

“Anger”,and with impassive look,it felt it’s impromptu win

For what wish there could be to a word prompting a sin….

Noxious feeling started to settle down

To which I felt succumbed as a moron….

Everything started to turn Deep & Dark, as I was failing 

But sweet&splutter did find me a way of recalling….

The veil was shocked&supined to what I recalled

As he was left with his last word to fend&defend what he had walled….

“Love”,said the veil in surreal&surfeit exhaustion

For it was my turn to break the last illusion….

And finally I felt my heartbeat outside the inanimated reverie

As if I never felt so relieved and happy….

“What did just happen coz I didn’t even say a word”

But I was relieved that I was able to save you in that another world….

“Care, Sweet, Anger and Love ” I said with pride

“Saved us from the lousy tide”….

“Why do you worry so much when I’m here

To erase all your fears ” insinuated my beautiful dear….

“For I wish to take care of you till infinity

For I wish to be your sweet&sumptuous beauty….

For I wish to wash away your anger till unity 

For I want to love you till the end of the universe’s vicinity”….

By saying so you left me there all alone

But the wishes I had made in that world had went unheard, even by my very tone….

When will I find a perfect justification to this is a mystery

But there’s nothing to worry since our hearts are the best example to symmetry….

Another day without him.  — Free to express

It has been around a month, I haven’t heard his voice once. And days are passing like tiny drops of water. I regularly go to my WhatsApp list open the Archived messages the first contact name which is him glows. You don’t have any idea how many times in a day I unblock you, […]

via Another day without him.  — Free to express

Happy birthday my little guy! — Rhythm In Life

Yesterday our little guy turned 8 and all I can say is that I am one lucky mama.

I am blessed to call this little one mine. He challenges me to be a better person on a regular basis;

  • He is kind and has a level of patience I still do not understand; he keeps his gentle spirit even when his little sister is constantly terrorizing him in ways only a sister could.
  • He is quick to say he is sorry and quick to forgive.
  • He thinks of others before himself; an attribute I never thought an 8 year old could have. And many more.

A little bit about our little guy;

  1. He decided to come into this world on the day of my baby shower.
  2. I labored for 12 hours with this little guy but ended up having him via Caesarean section.
  3. Born right after midnight.
  4. He weighed 7 lbs.
  5. Most handsome baby I ever laid eyes on (his sister too).

He loves;

  • Reading; mostly his Bible and comic books.
  • Building Legos; just like his daddy.
  • Obsessed with anything with four wheels.
  • Lately believes he is the best bicycle Rider there is. You should see him zoom around trails. Being the mama bear that I am, I haven’t been on this bandwagon to cheer his new adventure.
  • Loves working in the garage with his daddy.
  • Math and numbers (Saxon Math work books)

Things he hates;

  1. Showers; he would skip showers completely if mama would let him.
  2. Dolls; having a little sister, he constantly has encounters with baby dolls and he is not too impressed when his sister begs him to play some.

Favorite food;

  • Grilled chicken; even though we rarely eat it.
  • Papaya and strawberries.
  • Raw veggies but hates them cooked; I think it’s kind of odd but I will take it.

As a mother, I look forward to many, many years of being able to love and nurture our little guy. And I am thankful that he has an amazing man/daddy to look up to in many ways.

P.s. he always says that he wants to be just like Daddy when he grows up.

Happy birthday baba!

7 Unforgettable Ways To Celebrate Your Birthday — Mabel Kwong

7 Unforgettable Ways To Celebrate Your Birthday

Once a year, our birthday comes round. Once a year, we get the chance to celebrate this occasion maybe by doing something wild, or something low-key.

Next week, it’s my birthday. I’ve never done much for my birthdays and this year will be no different. Part of me simply doesn’t like a big fuss. A big part of me is simply introverted and really does not like being the centre of attention.

Birthdays are a time to have a good time and maybe some sweet treats.

When we celebrate our birthdays, we treat ourselves to me-time. A time where we do something we want to do and really just have a good time. There are so many ways to have fun on your birthday and make each one a one to remember:

1. Classroom or office (surprise) celebration

Big chances are our birthday will be on a day where we’re at school or work. Where we work and study takes up a sizable chunk of our lives; our classmates and colleagues are usually mild-mannered acquaintances. At quite a few corporate offices where I’ve worked in Australia, whenever there was a birthday coming up my colleagues eagerly arranged special afternoon teas with cake and junk food. Come to think of it, it was a good excuse to get away from work.

If you’ve got great friends at school, they might hype up your birthday with a party in class. My 16th birthday was spent at school in Singapore: during English class (my favourite subject), the teacher got the class to sing Happy Birthday to me. I didn’t know how to react to the song – as I’ve asked, what do you do when people sing Happy Birthday to you? I felt awkward and gaped at my class. Then one of my classmates and best friend handed me a cup full of goodies. I poured out the contents. A rat the size of a matchbox lept out at me – I shouted in horror. The class laughed.

It was fake. I still have that rat today.

2. Getaway trip

Go on a road trip. Climb a tree. Climb a mountain. Ride a rollercoaster. Zip down a zip line. Bungee jump. That is, celebrate your birthday by being adventurous and go on a once in a lifetime experience: go the distance, sweating and screaming at the top of your lungs in exhilaration or fear until you piss your pants and gear up for another round of washing.

3. Go home

Spend your birthday by going home to where you grew up or to the place that speaks to you. Go home to a home-cooked meal or a place where you got up to no good and got away with it. To a place where the heart is.

Last year, the day before my birthday, my parents offered to bring chicken and celery stir fry over to my place. I hate turning down free food and so they came over. After dinner, my parents left – and right before walking out the door, they put a cake on the table.

Birthdays can be a time of indulgment.

4. Grown-up partying

Hit the clubs. Hit the dance floor and move that body. Paint the town read all night until the sun comes up. Have a round of shots or two or more until you actually hit the floor. This will probably never be me because I’m not a fan of clubbing or drinking and I like to remember moments lived.

5. Do something at home

Nothing like lazing around at home and do the relaxing things that you’ve always wanted to do. Read. Watch TV. Laze about in bed and YouTube and Netflix. Stay indoors if you don’t have much in your wallet. As fellow blogger Christy Birmingham wrote about birthdays and money, if you’re stressed with money, build a fort at home and create a movie theatre experience. Have colouring book parties. Organise ‘throwback parties’ in the backyard involving wheelbarrow races, three-legged race and egg and spoon race.

6.Get silly (with food)

Challenge yourself to eat one hundred chilli chicken wings in one go. Or fifty packets of potato chips. Go on a dumpling-eating binge. Have an-all-you-can-eat cake challenge.

In the month leading up to my birthday last year and the year before, I blogged about the topic of birthdays and challenged myself to put up cake photos together with the posts. I bought and ate fancy-looking cake just for the blog. It was hard – first I had to find cake(s) that was not too expensive, and then position the cake(s) under the right lighting in order for the photos to come out sharp.

7. Stop

Have a day for yourself with no plans, no commitments. Take the day off school or work. Wake up whenever, do whatever, go wherever. Spontaneously call up a bunch of friends or venture out on your own and see where that leads you. Go where the heart wants to be and where the heart is, reminding yourself you deserve to be happy. Of if you are a lazy, often-sleep-deprived girl like me, waking up at noon, having a quick lunch and going back to sleep is not a bad idea.

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With each birthday that comes along, there’s the notion of cake, the Happy Birthday song, candles and wishing.  According to history, the first birthday cake originated in Germany in the Middle Ages. The Greeks made round cakes to honour Atermis, goddess of the moon; the lit candles represent a glowing moon and smoke from candles carried prayers to the heavens above. The Egyptians and Pharaohs also arguably started the party, whichever part of history you want to believe.

There are so many things we can do on our birthday...like any other day.

Why celebrate your birthday? Is it one year older, one year wiser? With each birthday comes a milestone – another year gone by, another year of history behind us. We are history and we are the stories of our lives as much as the stories of someone else’s lives and this world’s. With each birthday, it’s a chance to celebrate milestones of where we’ve been and where we are right now. Celebrate the fun that is in the now.

Sometimes your birthday and the days before and after it can be the most exhausting time of the year, and also the most social. More often than not, those around you will have different ideas in mind on celebrating your birthday. You might feel like you’re celebrating your birthday not once, but many times over with different people at different places. It can be hard saying ‘no’ to such well-intentioned people who literally go out of their way to make time for you.

And so, a birthday is not only about celebration and not only about receiving gifts but also the thought behind it all. Even if it’s a Facebook message from someone you haven’t spoken to in years – while Facebook reminded them it’s your birthday, they took the effort to write you a few words. I do respond to all of them on my Facebook wall but however, can never tell if the well-wishers are just being polite.

Celebrate each day as it is, celebrate the moments.

A few days before my birthday last year, my friend and blogger Rebecca Rossi from Peace.Love.Veggiestook me out for dumplings dinner. She tried to pay for my share of dumplings but I beat her to it (haha…). Also, CL from RealGunners somehow got hold of my address and sent me a present from across the continent. On my birthday last year my biffle VioletStirling texted me and said let’s hang out – I wasn’t very happy about being awoken early by her buzzing text. But we had a great time later that day drinking iced chocolate and circling the shops at the shopping centre.

This year my birthday falls on a weekday so presumably the day will be a typical weekday day. Also things of late have been rather busy and I almost forgot to write this post. A good kind of busy though, and I like it. Each day is a day, a birthday is a day, and every day should be a kind of celebration and more importantly appreciated in some way.

How do you celebrate your birthday?