Thursday, July 27, 2006

Back to Work

I'm back to work after 3 weeks of MC. It seems that there are so many things that need to be done. Sabar je lah. Buat yang mana terlarat je lah. Don't want to worry too much.

Luckily when I was not around my assistant was able to handle most of the simple and routine works. Kalau tak teruk jugak. Tambah-tambah the new boss ni (oh yes, our dept has a new head starting from 1 June 2006, just before I went for my operations.. which is a big relief for me as I tak larat nak jadi acting head lama-lama...not for HR!) expects a lot of things from us. And then he has a lot of plans that we need to carry out.

As usuallah.. after long absence from work.. it takes time to get back to full gear again. But then.. don't think I can do that. Have to speed up terus. Time seems too precious now.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ellix Turned Five

Yesterday my Princess turned five. Both my husband and I were on leave to spend some time with Ellix.

Time flies so fast. It seems not long ago that Ellix was a teeny weeny little baby. She brought so much joy to my life that I swear I will do everything that I possibly can in order to make her happy.

Ellix said she can't wait any longer for her birthday party. She loves parties and most of all she loves receiving birthday presents.

This year, my hubby and I gave her a pair of mickey mouse earings that we bought from Poh Kong, and another set of crystal accessories.... bracelet, necklace, earings and ring. She just loves to dress up.... as I said ...girls...

Monday, July 10, 2006

Family Day

What a tiring day.

I know I shouldn't be going out too soon after the operation, but I cannot help it. I wouldn't miss going to my company's family day as I was among the group of people who initiated the preparation for the day when the idea was first initiated.

It's so good to see so many people enjoying themselves. Too bad that I was not able to stay for long as I realized that I got tired easily. I still have the stitches on, by the way. However, still managed to get my daughter to join the colouring competition, even though she didn't win anything. And, also managed to see the guys having fun in the swimming pool with their water polo games.

Saturday, July 1, 2006

Gifts from the Heart

I gave a piece of my mind to my daughter today for not being appreciative enough with what she has. It makes me wonder whether it was my mistake that she behaves this way. As far as I can remember, I always tell her to be be thankful with what we have and appreciate it because we never know what the future has in store for us.

My hubby said, what do you expect from a 5-year old. But then... nobody is too young or too old to learn, especially on how to be thankful.

Gifts From The Heart
Michael Josephson

According to legend, a young man while roaming the desert came across a spring of delicious crystal-clear water. The water was so sweet he filled his leather canteen so he could bring some back to a tribal elder who had been his teacher. After a four-day journey he presented the water to the old man who took a deep drink, smiled warmly and thanked his student lavishly for the sweet water. The young man returned to his village with a happy heart.

Later, the teacher let another student taste the water. He spat it out, saying it was awful. It apparently had become stale because of the old leather container. The student challenged his teacher: "Master, the water was foul. Why did you pretend to like it?

"The teacher replied, "You only tasted the water. I tasted the gift. The water was simply the container for an act of loving-kindness and nothing could be sweeter.

"I think we understand this lesson best when we receive innocent gifts of love from young children. Whether it's a ceramic tray or a macaroni bracelet, the natural and proper response is appreciation and expressed thankfulness because we love the idea within the gift.

Gratitude doesn't always come naturally. Unfortunately, most children and many adults value only the thing given rather than the feeling embodied in it. We should remind ourselves and teach our children about the beauty and purity of feelings and expressions of gratitude. After all, gifts from the heart are really gifts of the heart.