continue diligently my daily self care routine = morning walks (wednesday run with LCH) and exercises and taiji practice and weekly taiji class, and 10- target 30mins meditation.
and i am starting vegetarian with RI friend THK every 初一十五 (i am certain i will continue this)
start a small herbs patch and tidy up the place
one important activity i started in 2020 courtesy of covid-19 and CB is i started “cook and deliver” once weekly for my brother family, and in return my brother also did that for us. i started with ordering couple times takeaway during CB for my brother but not suiting their palate…so homecooked food it is!
i know my brother think it is very meaningful and so do i, so it’s something we will continue doing in 2021. 🙂
i know my resolutions are underwhelming, not at all ambitious, but it is something i can do, want to do, will do, so they are good for me la!
intended results of self care routine would include –
monitoring the 三高=blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol (so only target is to bring down cholesterol to 200, the other 2 are normal for now)
the vegetarian part helps in this target as well and also a very small part in sustainable living.
very sadly a few good men after that like obama can do abysmal
Just one nasty moron did untold damages & infected the whole nation with baseness & nastiness
that is because of non democratic vested interest system failure..cannot remove gun rights,cannot negotitate with police union…USA is vested interest plutocracy masquerading as democracy.
actually the fact that even obama could do nothing shows there is very little hope of USA system whether it is called democracy or not.
I think the divisions and fault lines that a obama cannot heal is unbreachable after a trump
every ugliness is release and set free in USA
it is a system failure
the only way only chance America can go forward is if not only biden elected but GOP is smashed into oblivion & a new moral principled charitable true Christian GOP is reborned.
a friend asked “What if the democrats win the house the senate as well as the presidency. Trinity?”
Then GOP have the chance to be phoenix reborned
Younger more rational more charitable more moderate GOP with true republican values and emerge after all the racist bigots old bags are banished.
I don’t agree with low tax low welfare no infrastructure small government dogma or anti abortion anti gay rights but those are legitimate differences in view points and policy directions so it is democratic whether democrats or republicans are elected
gun rights and police union are not
those have to be resolutely opposed.
maybe there needed to be a 毒药 toxic deadly trump virus to poison corrupt decimate and shows its evil destructive powers for America to recover its morality & principles & righteousness and lead the world again….
trying to see when i last wrote down a new year resolution.
& that was 6 years back on 1.1.2014..:-)
if today were your last day on earth. When you live everyday as if it is your last, your life will take on a magical quality….
we always say this…carpe diem, sieze the moment…joie de vivre…ikigai…
just in that the hustle & bustle of daily living, even if those words come to mind, they are just floating around at the peripheral of our being, and even if one focus on them it is not easy to experience them in the same degree always as c/w when there is major event, sometimes life changing event.
anywhere i am not good at trying too hard on this.
recently i had a rather bad accident but relatively good outcome. and just prior to that, losing a very close friend and brother …
so i just want to do the things i can do, and can do more, that others may enjoy…
one is cooking –
i am doing one weekly friday 140pax breakfast dish for teban gardens PPH community service centre.
& cooking a fortnightly tuesday 40pax lunch for HCA Hospice Care day hospice patients.
the other is to continue some of the work of my close friend and brother Matthias..we have set up a fund and have a committee of friends and relatives together on this…
so my convictions are 尽力不强求…when i say not try too hard…actually it is try hard but not to desire any outcome too hard or be so bothered, not to take oneself too seriously…and think too much about the things we do..just do it..if i run i run, i exercise i exercise, i cook i cook…there is nothing to it..just be happy i can do what i do and it is useful to others…
“Fasinating – the word 秋 can be used in so many ways to describe people, events, activities, beliefs, aspirations, nature, the environment, the atmosphere and of course the weather. And almost if not all in positive ways. English words which can be used in a similar fashion? Some not so nice words come to mind”.
with the CNY break, wife was free a few days this week.
we went for a morning walk up & down bukit timah hill @ BTNR on 19.2.2018. ^^
we were able to park right at the carpark a short walk to the visitor centre. this time we took just below 1 hr, with a few rest stops, at the huts & the summit.
we walked 3 times this week & one time the following week. 🙂
on the second time this week. we took 47mins up & down, basically a consistent 25mins up to the summit with a short rest at the hut. this time we could not find parking at hindhede road side so went over to park at courts & walked over the overhead bridge.
pleasant walk as always…
outdoor, in nature,
among the woods…
a relatively easy walk, easier than dragon’s back, and much shorter of course.
no comparison with bukhansan la! that was 7hrs & lots tougher…
soon we were at the turn to the paved main road.
& after the usual long flight of steps, we arrived at the summit the tower & the stone marking the summit.
a very pleasant morning time together with wife, afterwards, we went for a cuppa at tiong hoe.
today’s my youngest daughter’s graduation ceremony on 8.7.2017. ^^
it was scheduled for 8pm.
wife made a beautiful bouquet, using pink roses & baby ‘s breath (apparently carnation family?). i think better than many you can buy outside.
looked easy when she made it. it’s like her first time, trial & error, but i must say came out really nicely, the results! clap! clap!
daughter’s NUS graduation
i wear the light grey suit i bought for £99 at TKMax near covent gardens, with a £9 tax refund. this a place my son pulled me along & helped me buy & it came out very well & i wore it to his graduation ceremony 4 days back.
after dropping my wife at the entrance lobby, i was directed to carpark 3. however after entering carpark there was an attendant who asked for some yellow & other colour labels which i didn’t have. anyway the suit must have worked, so he let me passed & parked, and i walked to the atrium hall, met with daughter & wife, took some photos, then proceeded to the auditorium.
& we were seated on the front ie first row! quite fine with me, no questions asked. haha! my dental surgeon who did my implant, was seated directly behind me….
daughter’s NUS graduation
good for my phototaking…
daughter’s NUS graduation
after the 2 hr seating, we met daughter at the entrance atrium & the graduating class took some photos together.
good friend’s son’s wedding @ Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
one of the first “event” after returning from our immensely fun & memorable holiday in london & wales (for me 27apr to 12may2017 arriving evening of 12may) was a good friend’s son’s wedding on 13.5.2017.
it was held at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. 12 of us RI friends attended.
we had a reception after the church ceremony & took many photos with the happy & proud parents & also with the wedding couple.
afterwards 8 of us went to killiney kopitiam siglap to have a cuppa. another friend staying nearby who was unable to go for the wedding during to prior commitments joined us for coffee.
this my close RI friend. we have been meeting quite regularly for the last few years, after a small group of us started to meet up with the 2010 world cup viewing.
old friends are always fast to get together even after many years of not being in contact. still, spending more time together, sharing & doing things together do make a difference. and among this group of close RI friends, we have been doing that more regularly the last few years.
this friend in particular has been to many of my home dinners. usually/always, he makes an effort to come earlier & chit chat a bit. we also helped out at newgate learning hub bread of life (BOL) saturday community breakfast last year in 2016 with 2 other RI friends.