Archive for July 2009

At the County Show

July 31, 2009

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That is quite a unique goat, no?

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I think the goat wants his lunch!

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Colourful rosettes. Do you think goats would feel disappointed if they came in 6th? Who cares?

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This was a friendly fella who enjoyed being stroked and touched. He was beautiful.

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At the chicken coop, we were amazed at the different variety of eggshell colours.

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This has to be the cutest duck ever.

Old school favourites

July 29, 2009

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I was so happy last evening having found all these video clips. I heart all these songs and drama serials from the 80s and 90s. Why can’t they make proper storylines like these anymore? Which is your favourite?

同年回忆

July 28, 2009

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上个星期和H聊起儿时看过的中国电视电影。我想起了小铃铛。可爱的木偶和可爱的小演员。

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还有,你记得原版的西游记吗?那耳熟的主题曲?

谁能忘记脍炙人口的济公主题曲?哪有不平哪有我。

Great Chinese productions during my childhood. Wonderful memories.

Birthday picnic

July 28, 2009

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It was R’s birthday on Saturday so we went for a picnic at the top of a hill nearby. There is a stone bench constructed in memory of a man who probably had used to come up here very often.

We sat on the grass and use the bench as our picnic table, overlooking the view of the entire village. On our way back we stopped to pet a big brown horse in the fields but his sharp sense of smell picked up the tortilla chips in our picnic bag.

He started following us and biting the bag and I’m not being dramatic but we literally had to run for our lives as he starting chasing us! Well what can I say apart from thank goodness for cattle barriers!

Idiot’s guide to showering with a watering can

July 26, 2009

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Toll

July 22, 2009

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When I saw this at the toll station I thought it looked like throwing coins into the toilet bowl. Don’t you?

Will I ever learn?

July 19, 2009

I am glad I stuck with the plan to visit H in London this weekend. We went to Covent Garden and then shopped around Regent Street before grabbing dinner at Chinatown.

It was really nice to break away from the normal routine and do something different. I realised that I really needed those few days to give myself a little break from the incessant worrying.

I find myself experiencing bursts of ups and downs. There would be moments where I would be so engulfed by fear that I break down and sob uncontrollably, even if that meant I was on the train. And then there would be times where I would be positive and confident that things weren’t as bad as I made them out to be.

For now, there are no plans for me to return home to see my grandmother. Her condition has stabilised more or less, and she is starting to perk up as time goes by. Her foot is starting to recover slowly and I hope she will soon get her appetite back too. However she continues to have her fits, which will now have to be controlled by anti-epileptic medication.

I’ve come to realise that while I have been blessed with many abilities and very often the right approach on life, I have zero skills on dealing with illnesses, fragility and death. And I suspect I may never will.