Friday, February 25, 2011
Imagine my shock when he announced that he's ready to go at 63. Retire? No, to meet his maker, he corrected me. At 48 driving home one night very drunk he crashed through hundreds of flowerpots at the flowerpot expressway, and survived. Believing he was given a 2nd chance, he mended his ways. Was introduced to the lord. Quit his lucrative paying job to settle for a less pay, less stressful but meaningful profession. Always helping, always improving the lives of others. His reason is simple, rather a shorter life span full of zest and meaning than one of suffering and hopelessness. He has a good 6 years to target. Reminded me of Paul McCartney's song "When I'm 64"
Friday, February 18, 2011
Mum accidentally kicked her big toe against the leg of a chair. Just one of those accidents when in a hurry and a furry you walked into the table or chair. 10 days later when the swell and the nagging pain did not subside, did she see the doctor. This morning An x-ray was done and mum ended up going home with bandaged on her right big toe. A hairline fracture was seen and a bandage was necessary to restrict it's movement. Take nothing for granted after the age of 70. Be aware of any nagging discomfort, aches and pains. It's the body sending SOS.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Monday, February 07, 2011
Pet rabbits are much easier to keep than dogs but do you know:
Rabbits need minimal cleaning Provided they are potty trained!
Rabbits are odourless Unless the potty is cleared daily off the soiled bedding and poo poos
Rabbits hardly make a sound but, Call and cajole as you might, they will only respond at their own time.
Rabbits should never be treated as a eat and poo pet. It's an animal with limbs, therefore need space to hop and explore.
Rabbits diet are simple, hay and grass pellet with occasional raw carrots and apples But while hopping around the house, they do chew on wires, Books and such.
Rabbits are Like dogs, need annual checkup and their nails clipped.
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Starting the lunar new year with something sweet. My version of eight treasure dessert.
Dried longan and pitted chinese red dates
Boiled together with
rock sugar and chopped crystalised winter melon
Simmer for 20 minutes.
soak and boil separately
white fungus, sterculia seed,barley,gingko nuts and sago.
Add all the boiled ingredients into the sweet longan syrup. Pop the dessert into the fridge and serve cold. Oh so refreshing!