Monday, November 26, 2012


Negativity sucks away energy.

If part of the negativity stems from your attitude or perspective, commit yourself at the beginning of each day and each activity to find something positive in yourself and in others around you.

If the people around you are negative and you can't change that, either remove yourself from the situation or view it simply as one obstacle you face in pursuing your own potential.

Stay focused on your own goals and make the best of the situation. 

By Terry Orlick

It is easier to avoid the effects of others' negativity when we question if an action or attitude is appropriately directed at us. If it isn't, we can choose to sidestep it and let it pass.
By Sue Patton Theole

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Trying Time

I am going through a time that is filled with frustration, helplessness, anxiety & disappointment. It does not help too, that there is so much negativity surrounding me. Things that I see. Things that I hear. Things that are happening. They only serve to add on to my already heavy burden.

Rossi gal's daddy is ever supportive and is right by my side. He has been with me through thick & thin, in good & bad times all these years. He is my pillar. Without his support, I would have collasped many times over.

In this trying time, I need more positivity & less negativity. More negativity will only bring me down deeper than I am now. I need to avoid negativity in all forms. If I can't stop negativity, I will have to avoid it. Negativity can kill one's spirit. I need my spirit to fight on.

I know in my heart that only God can see me through this. I sincerely hope He will provide a way out. 15 years ago, I strayed away from him. I thought He did not care for me at all, but I was wrong. He is the one who lends his helping hand to me when I needed it most. He has never forgotten me. He remains faithful to me, in spite of my faithlessness. He has always been there for me. I need him more than ever now.

Last but not least, I'm amazed that those whom I least or never expect to care, show their concern for me. It is really nice to know that there are those who care.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I Have Learned

I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.
I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.
I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.
I’ve learned that you can do something in an instant that will give you a heartache for life.
I’ve learned that no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.
I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I’ve learned that there are people who love you dearly, but just don’t know how to show it.
I’ve learned that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
I’ve learned that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.
I’ve learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.
I’ve learned that no matter how good a friend someone is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I’ve learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.
I’ve learned that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I've learned that sometimes you have to put the individual aheard of their actions.
I’ve learned that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
I’ve learned that there are many ways of falling and staying in love.
I’ve learned that no matter how many friends you have, if you are their pillar, you will feel lonely and lost at the times you need them most.
I’ve learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.
I’ve learned that although the word “love” can have many different meanings, it loses value when overly used.
I’ve learned that love is not for me to keep, but to pass on to the next person I see.
I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned that no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves get farther in life.
I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch – holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I’ve learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I’ve learned that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.

I’ve learned that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I’ve learned that the paradigm we live in is not all that is offered to us.

I’ve learned that it’s not what happens to people that’s important. It’s what they do about it.
I’ve learned that it’s a lot easier to react than it is to think.
I’ve learned that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I’ve learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for ourselves.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.

I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you think you can’t.

I’ve learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I’ve learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

I’ve learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned that learning to forgive takes practice.

I’ve learned that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by someone else. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned that mental stimulation is the way to a person’s heart.

I’ve learned that just because you’re not together now doesn’t mean it wasn’t meant to be. Now is just not your time.

I’ve learned that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I’ve learned that making a living is not the same as making a life.

I’ve learned that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I’ve learned that your family wont't always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren't related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren't biological.

I’ve learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I’ve learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.

I’ve learned that you can make someone’s day by simply sending them a little card.

I’ve learned that your life can be changed in a matter of minutes by people who don’t even know you.

I’ve learned that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I’ve learned that it's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people's feelings and standing up for what you believe.

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.

By Author Unknown

Monday, November 19, 2012

Praying for Rossi gal

I never used to believe God would bless or help the furkids, a small part due to the influence of some cynics & a large part, due to the negative experiences I have had with His people years back. Experiences I rather forget, but they remain etched in my mind like they just occurred yesterday.

I always do my best for Rossi gal & I still do now, but I always feel that my best is not enough. I too realise that there is only so much I can do, for I am only human. I feel my own limitations. I recognise that I need a helping hand, but not of another human.

I need God's hand.

I have been praying for Rossi gal. I realise that He does care. He is unlike what some have portrayed Him to be. I dun wanna go into detail how I realised it. I sincerely pray and hope that God will always watch over & bless my precious little gal.

Her daddy, who has been a major skeptic all these years, sees God in a whole new light. He sees God & His goodness. He believes in His providence. This is a drastic 360 degrees change coming from someone who used to scorn at church & disbelieve in God.

For those who are rolling eyes & mocking me as you read this post, roll your eyes & mock me all you want. Just know that your actions are rude not only to me, but to God as well. Not that you would care, but I just wanted to let you know how rude you are. Feel free to continue in your rudeness though. No one is stopping you. :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Best Buddies

I have 2 best buddies.

My best buddy #1 is my GPS machine. It directs me to any place I wanna go to. I must admit that I'm a directional idiot on the road, which is why I need my best buddy (the GPS) to bring me around.

Most importantly, it takes me to the places where I get Rossi gal's meat supplies regularly. These are the places of priority that I make sure I mark down & favorited in my buddy.

Even when I take a wrong turn, I need not freak out, for my buddy will direct me back to the right route, leading me to my destination. It is a value-for-money investment, one that I'm so glad I have made.

Now I can go to anywhere on the Singapore map with my buddy in the lead. :)

My best buddy #2 is Google. It has provided me with a wealth of information that has helped me alot in taking care of Rossi gal's health & diet and also, in knowing where to get her necessities like her meats, supplements & stuff she uses.

There is a lot of stuff that can be easily found with a few keywords & a click of the mouse. It's just this simple. Virtually anything can be found on Google.

It's a wonder why some people dun make use of what Google has to offer. Too lazy to type or click the mouse? Or perhaps they just prefer to have the answers served to them on a platter? *Shrug*

I dun have the luxury of being served with answers. Neither do I like to be served nor to serve.

I prefer to 'be-friend' Google. ;)

While I'm happy to share & discuss things, I do not like the idea of being made use of, especially by those who can't be bothered to do their own research.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New Fish Oil

I purchased this salmon oil for Rossi gal on the recommendation of a fellow raw feeder. Previously, I was using Nordics Naturals Fish Oil (for Pets). Not implying that Nordics is not good, but I just want a change.  

We are sharing the big bottle between us. It would take her a long time to finish up all by herself. Besides, this is human grade, fine for me to take it.

As per the label, this salmon oil contains No sugar, No starch, No artificial colours, No artificial flavors, No preservatives, No wheat, No gluten, No corn, No soy, No dairy & yeast free. 

I like that it is free of the common allergens that might cause allergic reaction/s in some dogs, especially those sensitive ones (like my Rossi gal).

I also like that it contains no soy/vit E. In the raw discussion board I frequent, they give the advice to choose a fish oil without soy/vit E.

For Rossi's case, I think a fish oil without soy/vit E would be better for her. She may be fine with soy/vit E, but I would still choose to cut it out completely from her diet if possible. I feel it is best for her to avoid soy/vit E totally, especially when she is so sensitive.     

On a side note, a change of brand is good for me psychologically too, in a way. Nordics reminds me of some unwanted & unpleasant personal memories of previous relationships.

Friends come, Friends go. I have learnt that it is hard or perhaps, impossible for me to have any true friends. I never have the fortune of having friends who are willing to stick long enuff with me or accept me for who I am.

Some friends I have had the misfortune of knowing, only want to manipulate me into doing wat they want or following their ways without any regard for my feelings. I'm glad to be rid of such friends. Good riddance.

I dun believe in friends anymore. Not ever.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Her Personalized ID Tag

Call me a kiasu mummy.

With the recent unfortunate case of mis-read microchip, I decided to get an ID tag for Rossi gal with the necessary details (her name, microchip & my contact).

Not that daddy & I are not cautious with her, but this is just an added safety measure.

After browsing through some webbys & various tag designs, I came across a webby that does personalized tags, whereby the furkid's photo of the pawrent's choice is imprinted on the tag itself. Daddy & I thought this was interesting & decided to get a persoalized tag for her.

Darling's ID tag. :>

It comes with a rubber rim & a metal ring. The rubber rim is for framing the outer rim of the tag, so that it does not produce the "clink clink" sound when it hits against the collar/harness. The metal ring is for attaching the tag onto the collar/harness.

I like how the tag looks on her harness. Nice. :)

There is an option for a smaller tag, but daddy thought it would look kinda small. I'm glad I chose the bigger tag. The tag's size looks just right with her harness. ^^