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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

My 2014 in review...

As one grows older, we tend to appreciate life more (or perhaps I have grown old mentality). God knows. I am still grateful and blessed with what I have, living life positively and be good to own self and others. 感恩。

Things went alright with the expected in the year 2014. Had several short and long trips planned and all went well. As all of those been posted here in my blog. Learned and picked up some new knowledges and skills, some were posted here too, i.e. my air plants :)

We adopted a Pomeranian, given Foxy a friend to play and talk with. She was given away by our regular pet shop, in good cause and rescuing her. The moment we had her, her toes were all swollen and been living in fear. Not sure what happened when she was with the previous owner. While she was not too fortunate before, she wasn't with us either... her right leg was broken. :( oh sad.... but thank God, she recovered well by self-healing technique. Thanks to a kind vet's advice, saved us RM5K for the bone surgery too. Life would be difficult for her if the surgery took place, her movement will be difficult. Glad that we didn't took that move, else she will suffer for the rest of her life.

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On the not so positive side... I have lost 2 grandma within this same year. It was rather sad and tired in getting through those moments. But on a brighter sides, it was s little relief to their old aged suffering due to sickness. We all felt the pain for both you, but we are sure you have gone through those pain and been on a better "life" now. RIP...

On my own self... it was rather an unfortunate experience, while I had an accident over my business trip overseas. I was injured with broken ribs! Ouch.. many couldn't imagine well, but felt the pain for me. I was alright, good thing I was accompanied by a few helpful overseas colleagues and most importantly, I was calm enough to grab the ice-cubes from the nearest vending machine, apply them on my hurt ribs.. follow on with other medical procedures, to be accurate its more on inspections. Likewise doctors diagnose, no cast and nothing can be done except pain killers and self healing. Im fact, I had only 2 tables of the below Advil 200mg, my pain level was still bare able. Am I crazy? Well, I learned new things from this incident. Take precautions steps, if you would think a condition is unsafe. Well, if things had happened, accept the fact and stay strong for the next consecutive steps needed to let you recover. No point wasting time to complain... "what if... what if... won't it be not happen if..."

Besides, I get to know Panadol/Paracetamol and so are called ibuprofen in the States, they are pain reliever and anti-inflammation pill. Good knowledge for me.

To those who notice, I just too curious to learn new things and pick up some interest along my way. It's lessons in life, we just have to brave through those circumstances. Of course, support from friends and family are equally important in one's life, I would say...

Other that those incidents, I spent some of my pocket money with gadgets. One for my home lappy desk (it then turned out be a gift later on), another for my kitchen. Some might think we should well spend our hard earn money to prepare for next year's GST. On the other thoughts, shouldn't we spend now to avoid being taxed. Haha.. life goes on. At least, that was what I planned for my brand new bread maker. My next year's breakfast will rely on it for the weekly supply. :) Good thing about this breadmaker - it's smaller with just 250g as opposed with my old 1kg type, other than having its own automatic release of yeast & nuts/raisins for better timing control for the dough. I am satisfied with its result thus far.

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As a closing remark, wishing all Merry Christmas! And a good start for 2015... May all be filled with love, and happy always. Stay healthy and safe always. Cheers. Little virtual token, partially self made (only the glue part :)). Bought them when I was on holiday in Taiwan.

Merry Christmas clips!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gardening World - My collection of Air Plant a.k.a. 空氣鳳梨

It has been a while since I last showing off my green fingers collection. Was inspired by a Gardening FB group lately, on this special species of plant. Tillandsia, believe is the scientific name of Air Plant. What's so special about it? A plant living without soil, just needed some sprinkle of water (about 3 times in a week) will suffice. Perfect for a super lazy me! By the way, they do serve as air purifier too. That means I could chuck away my Medklinn and Sharp Air Purifier?... time to tell.

Out of curiosity, I went to hunt for them at Sungai Buloh, the largest nursery in Klang Valley. Walk along the stretch of nurseries within the old Hospital area.. apparently many of them selling Air Plants. But mind you, it could price starting of RM10 to some top ranged price, for just one tiny stalk.  Some of  the stocks I found along Sungai Buloh, these are not mine.

Others at the bottom are my home collections. So far I have only handful of them. One bloomed with flowers on the every first week I took it home. Was so pleased with the pinkish purplish flowers!

Week 1
Week 2
Week 4
The other species I had was a local type.. and it bloomed too, after week 2.

Following 3 other types below, I don't think they will bloom. Seeing them healthy every day, branches out new leaves represents new life~ I am pleased they grew well off my hands. 

Looks like serai

Time for more collections? Let me find time for the garden shopping, and reading up all kinds of tips posted by those experience gardeners out there. 

Some references (Chinese) - http://twflowerangel.pixnet.net/blog/post/225617336