Saturday, June 9, 2007

Gemini Rabbits' birthdays!

My Gemini "twin" Rabbit mate and I share the same birthday. So I went home to California to celebrate it with him. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! (Need I say more?)

New Mantra


I have a new mantra which I came across the other day while reading my nursing review book and I love it! It makes me feel that I have accomplished something daily, even in a small way. I have come to realize that small things do create a ripple in the vast ocean of the universe and causes a chain reaction that makes a difference and I want it to be a positive one. Dr. Emile Coue who in 1920s said that the key to a happy life is to constantly repeat this phrase " Every day in every way I am getting better and better." It won't hurt and takes you mere seconds to say it. Try it!


Friday, June 1, 2007

Familiar Things


Familiar Things
(6april'07 Shey)

Sometimes, I wish for
all things familiar :
...just mainly two seasons
rain or shine and thats it,
no extreme cold and freezing
for air condition instead of heater
for thin ,sheer tanks instead of jackets
for shorts and skirts without the chill
for coconut trees instead of pine
for white sand beaches
for buying the food you want
without traveling far for it
for neighbors who speak the same language
for expression in your native tongue
for the same Asian faces
to feel the wind blowing
when I drive the motorcycle
for innocence and naivete

I wish all these familiar things
and where it's supposed to be
The only thing that differs
is I don't get to have you there
so I will endure all things strange:
for four seasons ,
where the weather gets confusing
for heaters in place of air conditioners
for jackets and jeans and keeping warm
where hearing someone speak
my native tongue as fascinating ,
since I rarely get to hear it.
I left all things familiar for a new life.
Then so be it.
But I still wish sometimes...