Friday, May 7, 2010

Dog Breeds That Didn't Quite Make It

Came across this in my inbox today.
Aren't they so typically Russell Peters? :)
I think a Peekasso would be kinda cute.

eerhound + Terrier = Derriere, a dog that's true to the end

Spitz + Chow Chow = Spitz-Chow, a dog that throws up a lot

Pekingnese + Lhasa Apso = Peekasso, an abstract dog

Labrador Retriever + Curly Coated Retriever = Lab Coat
Retriever, the choice of research scientists

Newfoundland + Basset Hound = Newfound Asset Hound, a dog
for financial advisors

Terrier + Bulldog = Terribull, a dog that makes awful

Bloodhound + Labrador = Blabador, a dog that barks (or
drools) incessantly

Malamute + Pointer = Moot Point, owned by ... oh, well, it
doesn't matter anyway

Collie + Malamute = Commute, a dog that travels to work with

Bloodhound + Borzoi = Bloody Bore, a dog that's not much fun

Collie + Lhasa Apso = Collapso, a dog that folds up for easy

Monday, April 19, 2010

My early berfdae brunch

JX fulfilled one of the things on my wish-list for my berfdae! :)
I ALWAYS wanted to go for a Sunday brunch with him, but we never had the chance to do so till last Sunday.
It's a leetle early for my berfdae, but our next two Sundays are packed.
Plus, he's recovering from his sprained ankle, so he couldn't play basketball as he always does on Sunday.
So ... here we are at Epicurious for my berfdae treat!
I've been craving for Eggs Benedict ... especially when I remember those we had by the pool on our honeymoon.

As usual, he's VERY focused on his food. :P
His came with sausages and mushrooms and bacon.

I added smoked salmon and bacon to mine.

The place was teeming with ang-mohs.
We ended up sitting at one of the al fresco tables belonging to the restaurant next door, which incidentally was the Jap restaurant he took me to for my berfdae before we got together.
I don't remember the name of it, but the food there was goooooood too.

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Music Of A Dream

Wow ... I haven't been back here in ages! Someone asked what I was busy with, and I answered cheekily, "I'm busy being a wife!" To which the poor guy had no answer for ...

Sometimes, when JX and I get into the mood, we'd play this game where one of us sings a song, and the other has to identify the song name and singer--although I must say that most times he's the one belting out songs for me to guess, cos he's got a bigger repertoire. Last night, while playing, I started singing My Favorite Things--which we both agreed was a beautiful song, way up there with Edelweiss and Over The Rainbow. I'm always reminding myself that our kids must grow up with musicals like The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz and My Fair Lady.

I mean, which kid doesn't know how to sing "Do-Re-Mi"? But when TSOM first came out, who would have thought it would go on to be popular for more than almost half a century? I liked what Christopher Plummer said when he was interviewed 40 years after TSOM. When reporters and the whole media hoopla started appearing onset, he told Julie Andrews, "Looks like this may turn out to be a hit ... for all you know, we could become famous!" Not extraordinary lines, but it told me that when they went into TSOM, they never expected it to become a sleeper hit, and it was probably something they did as part of their daily jobs, just hoping to make some moolah for the family.

Isn't it true that so often, the dreams that come true start off as the least extraordinary things we do daily?

Ecclesiastes 11:6 (MSG)
"Go to work in the morning and stick to it until evening without watching the clock.
You never know from moment to moment how your work will turn out in the end."

Bet you didn't know this was in the Bible. Of course, the more well-known version is this:

Ecclesiastes 11:6 (NKJV)
"In the morning sow your seed,
And in the evening do not withhold your hand;
For you do not know which will prosper,
Either this or that,
Or whether both alike will be good."

You may dream of the kind of legacy you want to leave behind, but you will only ever know the full impact of how it has turned out when you look back many years later.

In the meantime, keep sowing and working hard and above all, don't ever stop dreaming and hoping!