Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
It feels like a 'de ja vu' of bird flu, apparently you catch it just like you would do if someone else has a flu. It supposedly varies in severity, with the worst cases leading to fatal pneumonia and respiratory failure. The new strain seems to be more lethal to those in the 25 to 45 age range - an ominous sign, as this was a hallmark of the Spanish 1918 flu pandemic that killed tens of millions worldwide. Younger people were probably hit harder by the 1918 flu virus because their immune systems over-reacted
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Hugs and wishes
Kaye: Sorry Jules, Stuart's still in a meditative trance, seeking higher assistance in,"Should we cut this cake or not?"
Stuart: Aaauuummmmm, ccccuuuuttttt the kk kk ....cake!!!!
It was Kate's birthday today and Jules last yoga lesson with us. I was sad to see her leave but am glad to have her as my yoga student for the past 8 months.
We started the morning off with a gentle yoga flow and then headed off to the kitchen for teas and coffees with the birthday/bon voyage cake Candy made us. The cake was gorgeous! Everyone was impressed with the design and believe me, it taste real good. Kaye didn't want to cut the cake, we all wanted to slice off the top bit to frame it !I was very touched by Jules gift, she and Stuart made a collage of different pictures taken in Tasek Lama and placed it in a nice frame. I couldn't have ask for a better gift, and I can only wish Jules and Stuart the best in everything they do.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
'The suspect will be charged under Section 31 of the Road Traffic Act for failing to stop and render assistance in an accident, which carries a fine of $8,000 and a year of imprisonment and another charge under section 33 (2) for failing to report to the police within 24 hours, which carries a fine of $2,000.
She could also face another charge under Section 27(1) of causing death by reckless or dangerous driving, which carries a fine of $20,000 and seven years' imprisonment.'
I think the charges can only mean 'something' if it means bringing 'closure' to Lee's incident, especially for her family and friends. I hear some say the charges wouldn't compensate the life lost. I agree. But the 'truth' has surfaced, that's 'something' at least.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Lee Jefford and her family lived in Brunei for a good number of years. She was hit by a car yesterday morning while cycling down the road and was in a fatal condition. She passed away not long after. The incident was a hit and run. The police has launched an appeal for witnesses to come forward.
Brunei is a small place with close communities. So everyone would know one or the other. My yoga students knew Lee. One of them in particular was Lee's friend. What do you truly say at a time like this except give a 'comfort' hug or your heartfelt sympathy touch on the shoulder?
I wasn't aware of Lee's passing till I got to the class. Even before we start, the atmosphere was somber. My voice tried to reach out to comfort while teaching but even then I just felt sad myself that another life is lost. I myself lost a dear friend in a car accident a few years back and even now, I still think of her. It was hard on us as friends and I can't really say till now, that I have 'let go'. The memories still stays.
The class ended shortly after as I didn't felt focused enough to continue.
I think it's okay to 'not be okay' about losing someone. To grieve and have some space and time to feel sad about it. There are no reasons to why some things happened, but to just continue with your love and appreciation for the lives lived, have lived and still lives.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Well, being housebound, I have been spring cleaning the kitchen, living room and bedroom. Found some lost items, discovered horrible bits of food in odd corners, am astounded at how much rubbish we have in the kitchen, and flabergasted at how much skin we shed to make up for the dust on the shelves. I have a 'Monica' tendency to clean everything once I start, I don't stop. Peter really believes I have been a squirrel in my past life, pottering around gathering my 'nuts' and 'shells' for the winter. I told him he probably reincarnates as a snail since he takes his sweet time to eat his meal.
Oh ho ho, get this, little Nadia was doing her homework, and she had to rhyme words to cat, bat, mat and man. She got stuck at man, when all of a sudden she shouted,"I got it!! Man rhymes with nan nan" For those who don't speak hokkien, 'nan nan' means a woman's breasts. My sis had to keep a straight face and told her to rethink again.
It's very funny and interesting when you hear little children speak to each other. The things they say just doesn't stop surprising you day by day.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Other than that,have been checking facebook. What in the world is going on with that silly thing? Why does it have to show what everyone is doing every second of the day? Seriously, we don't need to know what you're eating to if you're using the loo. Well, unless you're going to be descriptive. Talking about poos, my little nephew Max was on the potty and my sis was getting a little impatient waiting for the poor little bug to finish. When she asked, Max just said," I think Mr Poo is a bit shy to come out." .......Peter thought it was not funny when I told him over dinner. Did you ever see the x'mas poo episode in South Park with Stan?
Oh yes, saw Izan just yesterday in Country Patch. Seems like that's her favourite breakfast spot. She's got a new hair do with a shade of blue to it. Needless to say, Izan did some balancing poses in the middle of the coffee shop and yes Izan, you should come do yoga!!!
hee! hee! I told Peter about me wanting to attend this training from Paul Dalaghan who follows under Pattabhi Jois. His reply was," What....?? Telly tubbies??? You want to be trained by telly tubbies?" ........"NO I SAID Pattabhi Jois!!!NOT Telly Tubbies!!!!!"
Poos and Telly Tubbies, my week of discovering human's nature of conversation..........
See ya later alligators!