busy week for me …

17th of August is my daughter birthday! and this year is the first year of her primary school journey, but it was fasting month during her birthday so we decided to prolong her birthday after fasting month. she agreed to it after we explained to her as a moslem we have to respect the other fellow moslems who were doing their fasting during that month. Finally we agreed to extend it to 17th of September.

we decided to have it a Explorer Kids in downtown east. she invited all her classmates and few other friends. since most of them are girls we decided to stick with the guest list for girls only. we were busy preparing for the invitation cards 2 weeks ago and distributed over to her friends. i put it over there that the parent need to RSVP for me, since we need to count for every kids that will be attending the party. i need to have their name list ready and give it to explorer kids this wednesday.

we were stuck cause last week was the school holiday, not many had actually called me to RSVP. out of 30 girls only about 13 had actually came back to me to confirm that they are coming. so on sunday i did this reminder cards to send out again …. i just do not want to miss out any names and create a confusion on the day of the party.

but above all … this suppose to be a fun thing to do! we are looking forward for it and she can not wait for it either.


make things simple and easy!

Taken at Pasir Ris SRC Swimming Pool

i am one of those believer on this ideology, when things are getting complicated, i usually breakfree and make it easy and simple. there are so much responsibility i have to carry in life especially being a mother and groom my daughter and spend time to make sure she does fairly well in school. my energy and time is very limited, the clock ticking very fast for me, but what ever it is, i make time to catch up with my hobby, things i love to do and create. i believe creativity is a part of knowing myself better, and an emotional support as well. through my creativity i communicate with the outsiders what i feel, what i see and what my view is about life.

it is probably true, i am a solitude by nature just like a male elephant. less social and always find way to keep myself busy. I do not know why this is happening, i guess the society where i live drive the mood to this direction. in Singapore people tend to be individualist, busy and practical. even the chinese always said the words … paiseh! in other words feeling awkard or embarassed to trouble other with your own thing. people tend to be independent and do things selfishly. they do not like to trouble others as well as them do not like to be in trouble with others. and usually intense social contact will trigger all this hassle by nature.

11 years in here and working in corporate world for the first 4 years in Singapore, had thought me beautiful lesson how to survive here. i like thing simple and easy, less drama and problematic. i prefer direct way of handling things and not going around the bushes. i probably will be very direct on telling the truth.

so every day every time i encounter challenge in life, i will sit down and analyse the big picture, and make decision based on what i can afford. if i can not afford it, i rather let it go and move on … life is so precious to be petty over small things.

it’s FRIDAY and weekend tomorrow, i know next MONDAY is a brand new start for me … lighter and easier always!!!! ….. cheers everyone!