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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dipping My Toes in this Cold Water

So yeah there isn't a need to point out when was the last post. 
The year breezed by ever so quietly and quickly it is the end of the year. This year is different as we took a huge step in our relationship and commit to each other for the rest of our lives.
We also moved to a bigger house with a much bigger yard, the downside is that this place is full of mosquitoes and they are vicious, they aren't scared of dying. Gardening activities took a full swing that I have my very own vegetable and herb patches. Sadly, I'm now spending more time indoor because of the damn mosquitoes.
I also quit my job and work from home - supporting fiance's company and offer dog boarding service. I've taken care of miniature to large dogs. Some are really annoying while the rest are the sweetest dogs.

Rae wrote @ 18:59



Friday, January 06, 2017

Breathe. Have Courage and Be Kind

A random thought - I missed being in a library. The last time I was in one and actually borrowed a book was in Singapore - Paris Ris Public Library to be precise. And that was like, what, maybe at least 6 years ago?

Anyway, Happy 2017! 2016 went by so quickly that I only wrote an entry! Neil Gaiman, in my opinion - writes the best new year words, didn't write for 2017, instead he quoted Chris Bachalo in light of how Death took so much in 2016:
Walk the world. Help to feed the hungry, help comfort those in pain. Do what you can to leave the world a better place.

As for me, it is simple.

Breathe. Have courage and be kind. 

Rae wrote @ 14:12



Tuesday, October 04, 2016

It's Not Like We're Troopin' on the Old Sputnik

2015 ended and 2016 is ending too. Gosh, I've been really lousy updating on this site.
Here's some highlight of 2016.
- We ushered 2015 in a very low-key style - we were at our building rooftop enjoying the fireworks.
- Travelling reduced significantly this year with Odyssey around: we only did our annual summer trip to Europe, namely Austria and Greece. Yes we squeezed in Santorini. Did a local trip to Melaka with friends and a beach weekend with the dogs in the east coast.
- Coco is staying with us for quite some time now. Odyssey is quite a jealous dog.
- Both maternal and paternal grandma and great grandma passed on.
- A lot of trips to the dog park thus I developed a tan.

So yeah, that's all I can think of. See you later.

Rae wrote @ 12:28



Sunday, November 22, 2015

My Funny Friend

Having a large dog like Odyssey has been life-changing. She will be one next month. Everything is all about her. So is this post.
At my office pantry. Yes, I work at a pet-friendly office. 

Odyssey in one of her hydro-therapy session. She's not a big fan of swimming. She whined and always wanting to come out from the pool.

Odyssey at Cubs & Cups.

Odyssey, the most submissive dog ever, submitting to the resident Husky at Cubs & Cups.

Odyssey at no-leash dog park when she holds a membership. She's trying to retrieve the floating coconut miserably. That's the furthest she went.

This funny face sleeping.

 Posing with her spanking new backpack BF got her when he was in Los Angeles last month. BF bought so many things for her, I only got one lousy mug.

There are days she just likes the curtain over her head when she sleeps.

Her first time having her face blown by the wind during the car ride to the dog park.

Being a cute dog is a tiring business.

True outdoor dog - the longing to be out there is big.

Rae wrote @ 19:32



Monday, October 19, 2015

Aussie Health

Sydney was really awesome, we shopped like crazy - from vacuum cleaner to plant seeds.
One of the things we purchased when we were there was this: Kapaipuku blend. The boyfriend no longer needs coffee in the morning to boost his day whilst I'm more alert than usual. I don't get hungry quick too.
We bought 2kg of it but that just lasted us for about 2 weeks and it's not that cheap thus I did my own blend. I renamed it to Puku Puku (means Stomach Stomach in Maori)

 I got most of the ingredients from an organic store: I could not find rice bran and I bought the wrong amaranth.

Ratio is 1:1. For raisins, I used 3:4.

Looks almost the same!

Rae wrote @ 13:35



Monday, October 05, 2015

Aussie Spring

 First meal of the trip. Piping hot pho on a cold rainy day.

 What we were here for.

 Reuben Hills. You were closed the day we went 2 years ago.

 Coogee. You so nice!

 Giles Bath.

 Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden.

 Luna Park.

 HMB Endeavour Replica.

 Royal Botanics Garden.

 Surry Hills~

Our hosts' cat, Monty.

Rae wrote @ 15:38



Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Summer Seoul

The main reason why we visited Seoul - a wedding.

Rae wrote @ 09:32