This is an old photo someone shared on social media awhile ago.
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Red (roses) for good luck and *Caishen (white pompom chrysanthemum) for prosperity.
|Me and a mascot of The God Of Prosperity (2018)|
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Whew! Finally, that dastardly rat (sorry, rat pallies!) is gone and the earnest ox now rules the new year as the 2nd animal on the 12-year cycle Chinese zodiac calendar.
In case you are wondering what I'm rambling about, you can read about the 12 animals here. I've also explained why the cat doesn't have a spot in the calendar.
According to feng shui masters, the Year Of The Ox is generally a better year for all.
In the past, I would say "bull!" to all this but I am desperate! I want to believe that 2021 is going to be a brighter year for everyone.
It has to be.
The pandemic has dragged on too long — too many lives and livelihoods have been destroyed and we are all fatigued.
I want to travel again ...
Attend Sunday Mass ...
Attend my son's graduation ceremony which has been postponed indefinitely ...
Have a big family get together ...
Watch a movie in the cinema ...
Binge on an all-you-can-eat buffet in a fancy restaurant ...
I just want to push the play button of life that covid-19 has paused.
And oh, if you have had a bad start to 2021, here's your chance for a do-over — a fresh start.
Have an ox-picious 2021, pallies!
Sunday, February 7, 2021
|Image credit - https://www.instagram.com/reggietoons/?hl=en|
Haha! This cartoon of the Chinese *Three Wise Men practicing social distancing and wearing masks puts a smile on my face.
|Fu, Lu, Shou|
Sunday, January 31, 2021
The reason for the standstill on our side of the road?
You don't want to look.
You shouldn't but there is this need to turn your head.
It's like trying hard to not scratch an itch or let out a fart.
You hold back until the last minute.
Then you turn your head and stare...
Are you guilting of *rubbernecking?
*Rubbernecking — a phenomenon when people slow down to gawk at an accident scene
Sunday, January 24, 2021
But countertop space is prime real estate in my closet-size kitchen.
I have to think long and hard before I acquire a new appliance.
And more often than not, they were relegated to cabinets and drawers when the novelty ran out, occupying valuable storage space, gathering dust and getting in the way.
I think I had used my juicer a grand total of only 3 times before I bumped it into storage.
Naturally, I wasn't thrilled when I was gifted a bulky Pery Smith air fryer that squandered my precious countertop space.I chalked the fangled appliance up to a glorified mini convection oven.
|Super crispy pizza straight from freezer to air fryer in 7 mins!|
|Thick pork chops cooked to perfection in under 10 mins on each side!|
Sunday, January 17, 2021
My son Rodney pranked me with this Christmas gift.
I thought it was a cordless hair dryer!