Saturday, May 24, 2008

Phone Number Trick

Here's a math trick so unbelievable that it will stump you. Grab a calculator 'cos you won't be able to do this one in your head.

1. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the Area code...)
2. Multiply by 80
3. Add 1
4. Multiply by 250
5. Add to this the last 4 digits of your phone number
6. Add to this the last 4 digits of your phone number again
7. Subtract 250
8. Divide number by 2

Do you recognize the answer ???

I tried it with a few phone numbers and it worked every time!

The numbers are random so could anyone care to enlighten me as to how it's done?

Amazing Mom

Some mommies are simply amazing.

Take my sis for example. Through the years she had planned some wonderful out-of-this-world themed birthday parties for her two children. This year was no different.

The invitation to Jewel's 17th birthday party was delivered to me by hand and this is it.

The colours look washed out here and the silver balloon has turned blue (what do you expect from a picture taken with a camera phone) but you get the idea of the amount of thought, effort and love she has put into this invitation.

BTW, the invitation is for a beach party hence the mock flip-flops attached to the balloon.

Hats off and a big round of applause for Lillian, most creative and fun-nest mom of all!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Durians at Relau

These were the first two of six yummy durians which four of us devoured at Relau for a mere RM90. We agreed that we could not decide which of the six was a better durian because they were all delicious in their own way.

We forgot to bring along a container to pack any durians that we could not finish but it was ok because there was none left!

'Kept' Woman

I Am a 'Kept' Woman

You see, there are times when I think I will lose my mind,
but GOD has kept me sane. (Isa. 26:3)

There were times when I thought I could go no longer,
but the LORD kept me moving. (Gen 28:15)

At times, I've wanted to lash out at those whom I felt had done me wrong,
but the LORD kept my mouth shut. (Psa. 13)

Sometimes, I think the money just isn't enough,
but GOD has helped me to keep the lights on, the water on,
the car paid, the house paid, etc.., (Matt. 6:25 -34)

When I thought I would fall, HE kept me up.
When I thought I was weak, HE kept me strong! (I Pet. 5:7, Matt. 11:28-30)

I'm blessed to be 'kept.'

- Author Unknown

There is such security being kept in the palm of His hand.

Words Women Use

The person who came up with this must either be a woman
who wants to educate men on the fine art of understanding 'woman talk'
or a guy who has learned it the hard way.

I think it is the latter.

1) FINE: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are
right and you need to shut up.

2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means half an hour.
If you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house, it means two seconds.

3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something,
and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with "Nothing" usually end in "Fine."

4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement
often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about "Nothing" (see #3).

6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman
can make to a man. "That's okay" means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you. Do not question, make sarcastic
remarks or faint. Just say you're welcome.

8) Whatever: A woman's way of saying "Drop dead!"

9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement,
meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking "What's wrong?". See #3.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Mother's Day Special

There are reasons why certain days are better than others.

Here's one.

Thanks, 'bee, for making it home this Mother's Day.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Lesson Well Learned

Remember my tantrum a few days ago?

Here's the souvenir to remind me of the folly of stubbornness and not knowing when to let go.

Lesson well learned.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My Man Is The Best

Last night I threw a tantrum because I could not find the speakers for my com. After a rampage through the cupboards I drew blood when the corner of a box file cut me down the front of my shin. Finally found out that I had given the speakers to my daughter. So forgetful and all the madness for nothing.

I'm ashamed for all that childishness but the point of this post is to sing the praise of my man. He is so sweet. Today he bought me new speakers so I won't be "mung chung." He's one in a million and I love him so very much.

That reminded me of a time long ago when he asked me to hold his brand new portable CD player while he was attending to something else and
I dropped it! I don't know how it happened but it just slipped out of my hand.

This was back in those days when CDs first came on the scene so it was expensive and high end techie stuff. Any other husband would have had a fit but my man just said, "I should not have passed it to you." I am well known for being klutzy, especially around electronic stuff, but can you believe it, he took the blame when it was my fault.

My darling, you're the best!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Thanks 'bee!


Because you made me a mom!

No Mommy's Song

They write and sing such beauiful songs, songs like "Butterfly Kisses" and "Cinderella," for daughters on their wedding day. But do you notice something, they are always from the daddy's perspective. Why no mommy's song?

You know why? That's because mom is too busy bawling her eyes out at her daughter's wedding to be able to sing!

A mom is a bundle of conflicting emotions at her daughter's wedding. She is happy that her baby has found someone special. At the same time she is sad because she is giving her baby away.

Yup, daddies give their daughters away at weddings but it's the mommies who feel the pain.

A thousand and one questions are running through her mind. Can he be trusted to make her happy? Could he deliver on the promises he is making? Will he cherish and love her for the rest of their lives? Am I losing a daughter or gaining a son?

Imagine the stress, want to cry and want to laugh and all the while have to keep on smiling. If summore have to sing, sure choke to death wan. That's why no mommy's song.