We live and we learn to take
One step at a time
There's no need to rush
It's like learning to fly
Or falling in love
It's gonna happen when it's
Supposed to happen and we
Find the reasons why
One step at a time
Less than 1 minute, another same question popped out. "Dah makan, Carol?", I replied, "Dah makan."..
Within 10 minutes, another question. "Dah makan, Carol?"
Sometimes, you just loose your cool and ignore the question. Or. You might have give the person a high-tone answer.
Someone whom I really love has this illness. This caught me to ponder a little further. Time and time again, I reminded myself, how she answers my questions patiently and gently. Never once, she raised her voice, when I asked her repeatedly, more than 3 times.I still remember that question I asked. "What is that bird, mama?" How can I not be patient towards her, after all the love she has poured into my life.
Dementia left her to be having memory loss, inability to recognise family members, communication problems and being fearful and suspicious sometimes. She forgets how to brush her teeth, wash her hair, eat her lunch ... She was never like that last time. She was a confident woman. A strong iron lady. An intelligent and creative worker despite being illiterate.A kind-hearted soul who is always helpful.
While I am spending time with her, I realised the person whom was once taking care of me since I were a baby, was not getting younger. Her hair slowly turns grayish-white. Wrinkles starting to be more and more evident. Memory is deteriorating. But as I gazed into her eyes, I will never forget that dreamy eyes that transmit serenity and her heart of gold that warms the people around her.
I have personally noticed that many old people are been abandoned in old folks home by their children. Many raise their voices to these senile patients. But all I want to say is that all they need is just a sprinkle of love, care and patience.
I am learning to be patient to her, to cherish and love her till the end of her days and to make her happy by just spending time together.
The journey to the north was really an enriching one.. (totally awesome!!)
1.Has slightly improved my geography knowledge
First time travelling on the highway towards the northern states, okay.. T_T
2. Re-bonding with my HG's family
We chatted and shared like never before.. :)
The char kway teow was very disappointing leaving me with low appetite for char kway teow. However, thanks to the Panang asam laksa, my appetite is back!!
4. Spiritual food
I'm saving the last part for the BEST! The spiritual food is 100,000 times more awesome than the food. I really don't mind replacing lunch time, just to listen Rev Dr Kong Hee's message again. Reverend Dr Kong Hee carries an air of authority and anointing from God. He spoke with compassion and with God's anointing that penetrates gently into your hungry soul.
My cell group and myself, of course were having this 'bubble tea craze'. We are madly in love with Chatimesbubble tea (it's awesome).
So, one fine Sunday afternoon, we took the risk to gamble our RM 6.90 to investigate the newly-opened bubble tea outlet, Gongcha in SS 15. Somehow, I had to taste this Gongcha bubble tea for myself after my friends can't stop praising its' awesomeness. The colour of the Pearl Milk Tea looks good. Not too white or milky, but just a nice blend of brown.
'Cheers', we toast our drinks with glee. Pluck our courage to take our very first sip. The first sip was disastrous. Too sweet. The second sip was beyond words. The pearl is so tough that it takes me a minute to chew that tiny pearl. I think I gave my mouth a great exercise that day.
Chatime still reigns as the best bubble tea in town!
While, to tell you frankly, I'm craving desperately for Chatime Pearl Milk Tea (PMT) now. The aromatic, light taste of the tea complements so well with the soft and sweet-flavoured pearl. It is definitely 'a must have' during the hot weather like this.
The moral of the story : One must try the worst to appreciate the best.
PS: To Chatime owners who might have read this, I would be very GLAD and wouldn't mind at all if you're kind enough to give me a free flow of Chatime for the whole year round.. hee hee :P
Everyone has best friend like I do.. But mine holds a special space in my heart..
She bathes for me when I was 4 weeks old
She chases me with a spoonful of porridge while I was running around the house
She sheltered me when I was about to be beaten for being naughty
She follows me to kindergarden every day, afraid I was being bullied (haha I bully people)
She holds my hand as we painted the picture together, at times the wall becomes my masterpiece
She allows me destroying her favourite plants by watering too much water
She educates me about life and trials
She teaches me how to win a guy's heart through his stomach
She follows me to the toilet when I'm scared
She pleats my hair and I always shrieked in pain
She laughs at my crazy and lame jokes I made
She is a listening ear who I needed
She has always been my sun to dry away my tears and brightened my thunderstorm days
My first best friend,
Is no other than my beloved Grandma
Till today, she still reigned as the Queen of my heart besides my mum..
For all those times you stood for me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
Just wanna say.. I'll be forever thankful Grandma. I wouldn't be what I am today without you in my life.