Monthly Archives: August 2012

&*$%@#… i love you

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this is something interesting i read this morning:

“The secret to a long and happy marriage is not the idea that nothing bad is ever going to happen. But it’s that when something bad happens, you know how to get through it together. One of the most important things is that when you’re having an argument, instead of ratcheting up the emotion, you diffuse it. In the middle of a fight, say, “I love you; you’re the most important person in the world to me,” even if at that moment, those words are the hardest ones to choke out because you’re so mad. It reminds you both of the big picture. It doesn’t make it instantly better, but it takes it down a notch. And in the cool-down period afterward, you’re not left questioning. You know everything is going to be ok. Half an hour after the fight, it’s over and you feel good.”

i’m not sure if i can or remember (you know being forgetful is my biggest strength)  to do this dear. if i can’t or forget, can you be the one to say “i love you”?

library

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i’ve always enjoyed going to the library. there’s this tranquilness there which makes you feel calm and safe. i love new (and clean) books, but i am also okay with used (but not so dirty) ones. when you look at the slip where they stamp the return book date, you wonder, who is the one who last borrowed this book? or course it can be someone awlful, but i always try to think about the more cheerful possibilities…

and i almost never buy any travel books now. you can always find or reserve the latest one at the library.

going to the library with the kids means i only get to browse the books for myself for 5 minutes (or zero minutes) before the kids yell and grumble, so i  go to the library sometimes during lunch. and, actually the library is quite busy during lunch time!  

wouldn’t it be nice if we have a bright library like this in hong kong?

i’m an owl

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i think i have started staying up late since i was in secondary one. i remember always talking on the phone with friends until we dozed off holding the ear piece in the middle of the night.

one good influence mac has on me is that he pushes me to sleep early as much as he can. on nights when he’s on business trip or nights like this when he falls asleep earlier than me, i get to enjoy this unhealthy habit of staying up late and soak up the quietness of the night.

quiet night of quiet stars… oooh i just love it.

reflection on shopping

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i find that i really spend a lot of time on shopping. i have been spending a lot of my lunch time wandering in the stores looking for new clothes, but i don’t actually buy many. part of the reason is because i am a little bit more prudent in adding extra pieces to my already-packed wardrobe, but most of all, it’s because i don’t look good on the pretty clothes designed for slim people.

one day as i went shopping, i finally had a little reflection – if i spend the same amount of time on exercise instead of going shopping, i could probably look good in any clothing i try on. actually, if i really do exercise so much, i could probably look good in all the unfit clothes in my closet and won’t need so many new ones in the first place.

i’m quite addicted to retail therapy, but i’ll try my best to remind myself about this.