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My simple yet meaningful weekend activities

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In the 3rd weekend of the last month of 2012, I
@~@ woke up at 9 am (I was so tired from the night before, we went to Ikea to buy some stuff for our baby and kitchen).
@~@ read a couple of New York Times articles.
@~@ listened to my daily prayer for our baby.
@~@ listened to classical music.
@~@ paid bills, recorded my expenditure.
@~@ updated LinkedIn, added new contacts. Took a lot of time to personalize my message! However, with an investment of few hundred $, I want to ensure that I am connected with the inspiring people I met recently.
@~@ washed dishes. Honestly, I dislike doing this, but my mentor TNH told me to be mindful while washing dishes, as a form of meditation for enlightenment.
@~@ planned for our next dwelling by listing the essential attributes. Main criteria for me: no smokers nearby please!
@~@ hugged my lover. Men who receive kisses and hugs live longer.
@~@ sourced for photographic inspirations for our babies.
@~@ worked through remote connection to my work computer. This is to ensure that my jobs are continuously running even though I am sleeping.
@~@ had a cold shower. So refreshing! When people are deprived of shower, even a simple shower can be so pleasurable!
@~@ cooked steamed double cheese broccoli. 15 minutes to prepare.
@~@ cooked pork rib soup with red dates and wolf berries.
@~@ did yoga cum listened to a lecture from a popular Harvard course. Yes, I am a geek. Listening to the course helped me to do yoga for at least 15 minutes.
@~@ read our wedding wish cards. "Love isn’t finding a perfect person. It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly." – Sam Keen, American author & philosopher
@~@ made personalized greeting cards for my friends.
@~@ went to church.
@~@ fell in love with the apricot & almond cookies box of Forever Friends vintage. I kept the image of the box as an inspiration.
@~@ ate Baskin-Robbins ice cream of the following flavors: pomegranate vanila, Rocky Road (chocolate with mini marshmallow), with the topping of hot fudge. We thought that the fudge was too sweet for us.
@~@ appreciated starry night (we saw Orion) while strolling at the next door park.

God, I am so grateful and happy, for my simple yet meaningful lifestyle.

How to have clean fresh pure air at home?

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Always ventilate indoor air frequently.
Wash bedding materials frequently in hot water (above 60 degree C) to reduce dust mites.
Never cook with charcoal in our home.
Clean ceiling fans so they do not spread accumulated dust particles throughout the house.
Clean air-cons and ventilating systems frequently to ensure fresh air circulation in the room.
Run a dehumidifier in places with high relative humidity to prevent the striving of airborne allergens and germs.
Use a vacuum tool to dust instead of a cloth or duster which may spread dust into the air.
Remove shoes before entering our house to prevent bringing in unwanted dirt, dust and other contaminants into our living environment.

Breathe … enjoy lives!
Appreciate our air …
Fresh air is precious ….
Fesh air is blessing …
I still remember how I ended up spending 4 days to get from America to Asia because our plane has oxygen leakage.
God, I am so grateful for fresh air that You gives us every second of our lives.

Written by blueroselady

November 11, 2012 at 6:04 am

A typical weekend

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VIP: To find accommodation!!! deadlines are coming. God please help us.

Edit my work, collaborator’s work.
Read up papers.
Read up news of successful young fund managers.

Tidy up bedroom (sweep 3x, throw away unused stuff, backup in photos / text things to be thrown away).
I hate dust. Allergy!
More about room cleaning are below.
Neat environment enhances my productivity and reduces stress.

Blackberry: compass USD 4.99. Consider later.
Wish: can email to mobile phone of others. Small keypad of mobile phones are challenging.

Cut fingernails.
Cut fringe.
Tidy eyebrow.
Kose Seikisho mask white.
Scrub my skin (from face to feet).
Shave armpit hair.

Breakfast of Shin Ramen kimchi flavour + egg + mushroom. Gosh, I must stop eating instant noodle, this is my 4th package this month.
Kinder bueno.
Turkish apple tea. I still prefer ocha and Dragon Well Tea. Occasionally, English breakfast tea with (English) milk.
M&S Cammomile tea.
Durian puff.
Cook French onion soup for Darling (dinner). Cry cutting 3 bulbs of red onion. Add red wine.
Japanese lunch after church.
Sichuan dinner. 水煮牛肉, 干锅包菜.
I am so blessed!

Watch 吝啬罗曼史 Jjejjehan Romance.
Make Darling happy.
Pamper Darling. Men’s Bior pore pack. Aloe mask.

I wish I could do these (no time, sigh):
Read blogs of beautiful ladies.

Thumbs up:
Succeed to resist facebook temptation.

Must learn from Mum, to plastic wrap everything you want to put as decoration or else they become so dirty that you cannot even wash them, the only solution is to throw them away.
Find some $ presumably belong to my roommate. Roomie, why don’t we donate them?
Find things that are too good to be thrown, let’s donate them, perhaps to developing countries.
I am so touched that the clothes that I sorted before Lunar New Year are desirable by an old man. Not everyone in developed countries enjoy the prosperity, so I can only hope that I will be more generous with the more things I have in the future.

A piece of paper from a pre-Christmas in England:
Q. What has a bed but does not sleep, and a mouth but does not speak?
A. A river.

Useful stuff from weekly parish bulletins.
Be humble.
Jesus, following the PRINCIPLES OF GOOD CONVERSATION, moved from the GENERAL to the SPECIFIC.
The greater you are, the more you should behave humbly especially to those who are weaker and lower than you.
The host should practise inviting the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind … because he CANNOT REPAY you.
We have no rights except as humble children of our Father.
Humility is grounded in a deep core of psychological awareness that everything I am and everything I have is totally a gift from God.
We should not seek recognition from other people.
Everyday has a potential of goodness.

Discipleship is our gift to Him as we take up our cross, die to self and follow the Lord in everything.
Let go all our fears and insecurities and our false sense of self-sufficiency.
Do not run away from suffering – embrace it.

Useful stuff from the Alpha Course.

How do we pray?
A – adoration
C – confession
T – thanksgiving
S – supplication (ask humbly)
Everything necessary for the preservation of life, like food, a healthy body, good weather, huose, home, wife, children, good government and peace‘ Martin Luther.

How does God guide us?
1. God promises to guide (Psalm 32:8, John 10:3, 4, 27)
2. God has a good plan for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 12:2, John 10:10, 15)
3. We need to consult God before making major decisions (Isaiah 30:1,2)

Does God heal today?
A person may not got a physical healing in this lifetime. But s(he) will be able to get a spiritual healing.

finish reading books that I want to give to my brother instead of borrowing from libraries.
finish reading and learning from finance books at home.

Written by blueroselady

February 20, 2011 at 11:30 pm