Archive for May, 2011

To Goh Ee with Love

Posted in Dedication with tags , on May 30, 2011 by eleenpor

When I open up my chest of memories reserved for you, it always amazes me that it’s completely filled with beautiful entries.

Not a single unpleasant one through the years. Hard to believe (considering Life is filled with ups & downs) but true. Then again, you always have the magical touch to turn the downs to ups, somehow someway.

I remember …

  • When you patiently blew the hot porridge/soup to cool it down before spooning it into my impatient and sensitive mouth.
  • When you laughed with me through the afternoon cartoon shows.
  • When you insisted on taking me shopping even though your feet hurts.
  • When you cried at my graduation.
  • When you stood strongly by me while others threw accusations.
  • When you believed in my dreams.
  • When you reminded me to focus on what’s important and ignore the noises.
  • When you giggled at my stubborness to fight the norm.
  • When you sobbed in my arms at our shared loss.
  • When you taught me how to love and give selflessly. 
  • When you made me promise to take care of your precious ones.

I will never, ever forget those memories.

I still miss you and I don’t think I will ever stop missing you. I remind myself to be strong and not cry when I think of you.

You are definitely happier now, that I know. And for that, I am happy for you too.

I can’t believe it’s been a year.

Love you forever and ever, Goh Ee.

1-Priority

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on May 25, 2011 by eleenpor

A thousand thoughts racing through my mind,
A million dreams coursing through my soul,
A kazillion things rushing into my to-do list,
A single thing to prioritise :

Life.

Stop n Stretch

Posted in Fitness, Health with tags on May 18, 2011 by eleenpor

I first felt it way back in circa 2003-2004.  

Between 12-16 hours daily glued to a non-ergonomic chair and a burning drive to prove myself in the challenging corporate world, it was a price I knowingly paid. However, what I didn’t know was that it’s gonna be a life-long price which I’d continually pay for years to come.

So folks, if your job is as desk-bound as mine is, take heed.

  • No matter how engrossed you get with your job, stop and take a break.
  • No matter how tight your timeline is, stop and take a break.
  • No mater how much adrenalin is pumping through your being, stop and take a break.

Seriously.
Stop.

By take a break, I meant do a bit of stretching. Stand up. Walk over to your colleagues just to say hi. Go make yourself a cup of coffee/tea/milo. Go out to the garden and take a sniff of the greenery. Go to the window and look out. Enjoy the view. Daydream a little. Then go back to the drill.

All that can be in five minutes or less. It’s really up to you.
Then hopefully, you will never have to know the meaning of lower back pain.

Trust me, if there’s one thing in this world that you never need to know, this is it.

Why? Because the helplessness kills. Not being able to do the most basic everyday things like sitting on the toilet bowl to pee. Not being able to get out of bed when the alarm goes off in the morning. Not being able to turn your body in the middle of the night. Not being able to sneeze or cough without feeling the sharp pain coursing from your spine to your brain.

One sure way to keep lower back pain at bay is to strengthen your lower back muscles in order to protect your spine. Something I keep forgetting when I get high on my cardio fixes at the gym. Reminder to self : Spend some time doing lower back strengthening exercises after my daily cardio sessions.

Some sites if you have the time to read up.

http://www.bigbackpain.com/preventing_back_pain.html
http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/exercises-to-reduce-low-back-pain
http://www.livestrong.com/article/159191-lower-back-exercises-for-women/

On the other hand, if pictures draw a thousand words for you, here are some good graphics.

For instructions on how to get into the above positions without overly-contorting yourselves, here’s the link :
http://www.bigbackpain.com/back_exercises.html

I know I will be doing more of these now.

Folks, life’s too precious to be abused and then ignored.

Live it full and live it well.

Realizing a Dream

Posted in Break, Fun, Holiday with tags , on May 14, 2011 by eleenpor

I have many, many dreams. Some long term ones, some short term ones.

Recently, one of the long term ones just got fast tracked to the top of the list. Not sure what happened but guess I must’ve done some things right. Heh…

So in a few more weeks, I am going to be living the dream.

Here’s a teaser of what I’ve signed up for.

More to come as the dream date draws nearer. Needless to say, there’s much homework to be done.

Excited? You bet!

No turning back

Posted in Personal with tags , on May 12, 2011 by eleenpor

It’s signed and sealed.

No more worrying if it’s too big a leap.
No more worrying if it’s too high a risk.
No more worrying if it’s too crazy an idea.
No more worrying if it’s too wild a step.

There’s just no turning back now.

*excited* *scared* *excited* *scared* *excited*  *excited*  *excited*  *excited*  *excited*  *excited*  *excited* *excited*  *scared*  *excited*  *excited*  *excited*  *scared*  *excited*  *excited*  *excited*  *excited*

No need that many guesses to know which one’s prevailing.
😉

Phases of Us

Posted in Dedication with tags on May 9, 2011 by eleenpor

Sometimes, your nonchalance frustrates me.
Sometimes, your insecurity perplexes me.
Sometimes. your indecision peeves me.

Yet,

When you selflessly show how much you love me,
When you do little things that remind me how much I mean to you,
When you challenge me to be a better person,
I realise how strong we truly are.

Then I think about how we managed the distance. How we continued to believe in us. How we disregarded the noises and concentrated only on the big picture.

I realise we have moved on to the next phase.

Definitely.

Mi’s Day

Posted in Celebration, Dedication, Love with tags on May 5, 2011 by eleenpor

Old picture but same true love.
😀

It’s true what they say.
True love never fades.

Love you till the end of time, Mi!