Quotable quotes

"It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts.
It saves one having to bother anyone else with them."
Isabel Colegate

Friday, July 3, 2009

Lost in space

What happened? I was lost in space.... This happens a lot to me lately; too many things to do with too little time.

1) I was caught up with the repair work in the house which was finally completed sometime in March. Then there's that clearing up to do which by the way is still piled up in one corner of the house.

2) My family and I went for two weeks holiday in May which of course was another excuse to be 'spaced out' prior to the holiday; then the recovery period after the holiday!! Not to mention having to spend one Saturday night at the hospital for swine flu observation!!

3) There's still that addictive Mafia Wars to level up! It takes so long to wait for energy regain (I should probably just quit this game all together...)

In a blink of an eye, it is now JULY! What happened to all the days that just zoomed past me? Today is a good day for me to take stock of those days bygone..

Having said that, these definitely falls under the URGENTLY TO DO list:

(a) complete and pass up that assignment before Aug 1st
(b) finish painting that old looking stairway wall
(c) hang all the pictures that's on the floor right now
(d) get rid of that pile of old documents stacked up in the corner
(e) spring clean the wardrobes
................the list could go on and I will be overwhelmed and might just returns to space city...

P.s. I am still mourning the loss of the world's King of Pop! Michael Jackson, I love you!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Rescue me....

Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world; and whoever rescues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world.
The Talmud, Mishna. Sanhedrin
Last Thursday about midnight, I heard this most pitiful whimpering sound. Through my windows with just enough lighting from the streetlights, I could barely see this tiny pup trapped in the monsoon drain located at the back of the house. I spent the night agonizing the little pup's helplessness. I didn't have enough courage to go retrieve the pup in the middle of the night but I did it as soon as it was conducive to do so. It took me almost an hour to coax the frightened pup to trust me to carry it to safety. I took it home, gave it a good bath, fed it with milk and called it Rescue. As I know its mother roams the backlane, I kept the little pup at the backyard. I have every intention of adopting this female pup however, coming home later in the afternoon, I discovered that it had somehow managed to squeeze through the chain link fencing. We saw Rescue happilly trotting around reunited with the mother. That's a relieve but my girls were very disappointed. They refused to believe that I had nothing to do with the little pup's escape.

Rescue frightened and hungry, after I bath her.

The chain link fence which Rescue managed to squeeze through.

I had to climbed down the ladder to reach Rescue and carry it up to safety.

Coincidentally, three days ago, I found another puppy; right outside my front gate! Its a stray male pup, playful and adorable! I went around the neighbours checking if the puppy belongs to anybody. Having established that it is indeed homeless, I took it home, bath it and fed it. This time, I kept little Rascal at the front yard, leashed and installed some kind of reinforcement on the main gate. I do not want my girls to go through another disappointment of losing a dog.

The first two nights Rascal kept some neighbours awake with his ruckus! Luckily the neighbours are very understanding people (having dogs of their own) and that this is just temporary . Soon enough Rascal got used to being leashed at night. He's now behaving well and only cries when he needs attention.

I am proud to say that Rascal has now become the latest addition to our family.

Rascal looking rather handsome and adorable :)