Thursday, December 30, 2010


2010 is coming to an end… and this is only the second post in the year. I’ve been busy and lazy to write, that’s the excuse. Like I’ve mentioned in my previous post, this has not been an easy year. The emotional roller coaster is always running, still not willing to stop but I guess it’ll never stop unless… erm let’s just not go there.

Anyway it’s time for resolutions again. First of all, a big change! I’ll be freelancing for my current employer next year. With that comes some free time and flexibility to pursue my interests, have more time for the family and by the end of the year, I hope I’m able to figure out what I want to do in 2012.

Here goes the list:

To serve and give instead of complaining and expecting to receive:

  • Spend more time with my two lovely kids! To spend at least some time with each child everyday. Also have a quarterly 1-1 outing with each child.
  • Date my husband more! Every night, to snuggle up and talk about our day (if we’re not too pooped by then). A necessary date every month to just have time for each other without the kids.
  • Cook for family and friends! I’ll try learning new dishes not limiting to just Chinese cooking. Oh and also bake! I think I haven’t baked since secondary school’s home science classes.
  • Volunteer! Helping the less fortunate.

Improvements in life and taking care of my well-being:

  • Exercise! And more dancing!
  • Attend, listen to Dhamma talks. Of course practicing the Buddha’s teachings in everyday life too.
  • Learn meditation
  • Continue learning Japanese.

On a different note, this is my favorite photo taken in 2010 with my mobile phone. I think this is also the first time ER appeared on my blog since the girl arrived 15 months ago.

~ Bee is looking forward to 2011

Thursday, August 05, 2010

New Perspectives

Hello! It's been a long while... 1 year plus has flown by just like that.
The past year has not been an easy one, life has thrown me up to the sky then down to the pits...
I was on an emotional roller coaster and it was not fun at all.

I'm glad that chapter has ended and I came out stronger. Life will still and always be full of the same things and/or new surprises.
It's really our reactions, the making up of our own stories, blaming our ownselves or others that made us all miserable.

I'm now turning a new page in life, to be mindful, aware of my own emotional triggers and create a space for love and happiness.

~ Bee now has a new outlook in life and her blog. Cheers!

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Cold gray rainy days
Just like the body and soul
It is time to heal...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

25 things you may or may not know about me

Tagged by Mona, so here goes the list:

1. I'm a lefty - but only for writing and brushing my teeth.
2. I like collecting magnets of cities I travel to.
3. Married to my high school sweetheart, have known each other since 1991
4. Introverted
5. I'm more talkative online than offline
6. Never use a computer until I was in college studying computer science.
7. Not really a geek
8. I'm a Malaysian citizen, currently living and working in Singapore.
9. Lived in Aberdeen, Scotland for 3 months in 2000 where I worked part-time (and illegally) as a waitress.
10. People always say I'm nice, but I can also be a bitch. Oh yes, I do have a temper.
11. I'm addicted to lindy hop. Less dancing nowadays but I still LOVE it.
12. Since the birth of my son, I understand what is unconditional love.
13. Everyday, when I switched on my computer, the tabs on my browser are: meebo, gmail, friendfeed and facebook. In that order.
14. Spending more time on FF than FB nowadays. I love FF and the community here :)
15. I also have the "Hitchhiker's Thumb".
16. Bought the Lord of the Rings books years ago, and I've only read less than half of the first book. But I've liked the LOTR Trilogy movies.
17. Backpacked on my own for about 1.5 months in Sweden and Norway in the summer of 2004.
18. I don't really like playing computer games, I find it can be stressful => Have never owned or played PSP, xbox or Wii
19. First computer game I ever played was the Space Invaders.
20. The other games which I can remember are: Pacman, Super Mario, Sims City, Puzzle Bobble, Snake, Tetris, Minesweeper, 2nd Life, There, Scrabulous.
21. I love good food, music, travel and taking photos.
22. I know 3 languages: English, Malay and Chinese. Can also speak Hokkien (a chinese dialect), understand Cantonese but can't speak well. Just started my Japanese class last week.
23. I am a Buddhist.
24. I don't like wearing make up and rarely wear high heels.
25. Life is short and unpredictable... I try to be in the moment and appreciate the day.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2009 Ahead

Happy today!! And I'm going on a much needed date with hubby this afternoon without the kiddo.

May all of you be happy and all the best for 2009.
Happy New Year!
Dance Away!

~ Bee will have a quiet night at home with family.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Every December, it always dawn on me that time waits for no one. It felt just like yesterday when there're Christmas decorations everywhere.

This makes me think about what I've done this year. Let's see...
~ I'm glad we took a family holiday with my parents and sisters to UK. It's my first ever long-distance travel with them in my adult life. It's been great for the bonding and we had good fun. Oh, and not forgetting my first experience with snow.

~ Raising the kid is bumpy & emotional but rewarding. He's teaching us all about life and parenting. I love him lots.

~ As for personal growth, teaching (lindy hop) has pushed me out of my comfort zone. Really, teaching dance is totally a different ball game from dancing itself. I am proud of my accomplishment. Anyway, I'm still learning to better myself as a teacher. All I need is love for the dance, time, experience and perseverance.

~ Work wise, it's been a mediocre year with a little pay raise, still better than none though.

At a social gathering last weekend, there's been a discussion on the NEW things we're going to do in 2009. Here goes mine:
1. Learn Japanese & Photography
2. Be healthy: Eat healthily and exercise!
3. Cook more, especially for ZX
4. Study and practice Buddhism
5. Be humble and patient

There, you have the "resolutions" list. And I hereby giving you (the readers) permission to knock my head/kick my a** if I procrastinate or not following. Heh!

~ Bee will start NOW

Friday, November 14, 2008

Eric the Half a Bee

My "Penguin Eater" friend AL, dedicated this song to me. Just wanna share this cool song with my dear readers. :)

p/s: AL, thanks for the playlist too, lovely swingy music. Whee!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Carpool Confidential

Jessica Benson is funny and she's making me turn the pages of her book.
For all my mommy friends, if you're interested in mom lit. This is one book you can pick up.

~ Bee is older today. She's gotten a lot of wishes but none from her sisters (yet... I hope)