Saturday, November 16, 2013

Why do you blog

Have you ever asked yourself this question :  Why do you blog ?

Some blog for fame, money, etc.  It can turn things ugly if one is not careful.  I blog because I wanna share my life and learn from each other.  Not for fame nor monetary. Of course the latter would be a bonus and endorsements of products are welcome too. 

If your blog is of good substances, people will read so you don't have to boost or promote your blog. It is all a word of mouth.  I believe all people are smart and can decipher themselves in time to come which blogs are of good substances and worth their time reading.  As long as one is sincere in their blog is good enough.  Don't need to twist and turn so drama mama and use bombastic words.  Keep it simple, easy and pleasure to read.   

That is my two cents worth and feel free to answer the question : Why do you blog ?

Thanks and have a nice weekend. 


In about 6 weeks, 2014 is arriving.  Soon will be hello 2014 and goodbye 2013.  Looking back this year, I have accomplished most of the stuff I listed down.  In fact it is just those normal daily stuff which at times we will overlook.  Don't set too high a target that you cannot achieve.  Small steps goes a long way.  Don't be too ambitious.  It is okay to make it simple and achievable.

Guess it is also time to make 2014 list.  My 2013 list will follow to 2014 and adding on some to the list.  Praying about it to God's calling. It could be a big leap of faith for me in 2014.  Shall not divulge much since still praying about it.  I am glad one of my colleagues is going on one year sabbatical leave next year for a mission trip in Timor.  Praise the Lord.  Life is not about making money,  there are things in life which is priceless and no amount of money will be able to buy it.  Of course we need money to survive but perhaps sometimes we need things that money cannot buy for us to bring happiness.  There is a point whereby in my life that material goods no longer satisfy me.  So what you have all the Hermes Birkin bags and rolls Royce cars in the world.  It is only possessions.   I am searching for spiritual now.  Perhaps different stage of life have different perspectives and needs.  We all will grow up, mellow with age and become wiser.  We learn as we grow up everyday. 

Time for reflections and time to plan for 2014.   In fact, I never plan my foot injury and this intestines infection in 2013. I am sure nobody plan all these in their plans.  This bout of intestines infections is so serious that make me feel so sick.  Seen so many GPs and taking so many medicines.  Also my daddy almost want to admit me to Mount Elizabeth Hospital.  Well seen my family doctor yesterday and on antibiotics now.  With light diet and plenty of good rest, sure I will recover well with the Lord's blessings.  A doctor told me maybe it is God's will for my foot injury and wanting me to rest after working so hard. Let me share this bible phrase Proverbs 19:21 - You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail. 

Yes we can plan but ultimately the LORD's purpose will prevail.  We need to be flexible in our plans and trust the LORD.   My right foot injury and this bout of bad intestines infection really make me reflect alot recently.  There is a time for everything and things happen for a reason/season.  That is why there are four seasons but in Singapore is either rain, shine, hot or cooling seasons. 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ESV)


My new ankle support

Fashionably yours bought an ankle support 2 days ago.  Wear it to support my ankle and not bad though abit tight. Guess it is new, not season yet. 

My injured right foot
M Size ankle support
Ankle support bought at SGD6.80

Thursday, November 14, 2013


So miserable being down with gastric flu (intestine infections) since last Wednesday till now.  I just wanna quickly recovered from it.  I still have fever fluctuating and it reaches 37.8 degree celsius just now while I was at the clinic seeing doctor.  Tummy is trapping lots of wind and feel so bloated.  So uncomfortable.  Still on light diet.  I am missing all the good food, eg. laksa yong tau foo.  Doctor said this virus is so strong that my fever shot up so high.  I hate this gastric flu.  Let me be well and fit again asap.  Need to drink isotonic so I bought 100 plus edge the non gassy type just now.

It has been a looooong time since I become so sick.  I think I need to rest properly.  Hence took 2 days of leave to rest at home.  Resting means sleeping and no work.  I need to rest, sleep, relax and not tense so that my body can recuperate to recover fast.  Stress and tense can make one tummy trap wind, according to the doctor.  In fact, the doctor advised me to relax.  She encourages me to take up Qigong.  Does anyone know where is conducting qigong classes in Singapore near Holland Village area,  If yes, please let me know. Am keen to take up.  I think should be able to do qigong despite my foot injury is on the recovery stage. Or perhaps later when my foot injury is in  much better stage.

Actually I wanna sign up for zumba class but since my foot injury. It has been shelved. Now time to take up qigong.   Gonna zzzzzzz and rest more so that I can get well soonest possible. 

My gastric flu medicines

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Since fashionably yours is down with intestine infections so I couldn't eat much. Vomited some gastric acid just now. Need to eat plain food and drink clear soup to let the intestine heal.
These shall be my meals for these few days. Plain porridge with some pickled lettuce which is my appetizer.
Just want to get well soon. This intestine infection is no joke. Very suffering. At first thinking can do some work but no, my body is telling me to rest with the gastric acid vomitted. Maybe God wants me to rest more.
Shall rest and get well soon then can work more productive. Yawn....getting some restzzzzzz and beauty sleepzzzzzz after taking my medicine

Porridge for my intestine infection recovery journey

Intestine Infection

Fashionably yours caught intestine infections.  I was so sick that I couldn't eat, loss of appetite, tummy churning lots of gas, high fever of 38 degree and had diarrhea umpteen times.  Went to see a doctor downstairs my place and prescribed with antibiotics - ciproflaxin.  It helps in a way.  However still very gassy tummy while blogging this.  The doctor told me that she saw about 20 patients before me also having about the same problems as me.  Seems like the germs is in the air and I could have caught it while seeing doctor for my right foot injury at the polyclinic.  One should always use the hand sanitizer and wear a mask at the polyclinic which I didn't.  Sigh....

So from my right foot injury and now to the intestine infection.  Poor me.  Praying for a speedy recovery.  In view of my current condition, I view being able to walk and eat is a blessing.  Don't take for granted the normal everyday activities that we are able to perform.  

So basically now my diet is to drink more fluid, such as 100 plus, clear soup and need to eat plain porridge while recovering from this intestine infection.  The doctor told me if I still have diarrhea later, I must go polyclinic to do a stool test and blood test.  I hope I don't have to do this, finger crossing.  Well right now I am still wondering is it true a lot of people are down with intestine infection and/or food poisoning now ? 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My foot update

I don't feel like sleeping yet. Yes I know it is late but somehow I don't feel like sleeping yet.  I love the night because it is so dark, quiet and peaceful.  Simply enjoying the silence of the night.

Just now I went to see doctor for my injured foot again. In fact, a follow up. It has not recovered and still am limping around.  The doctor told me the xray showed my foot has torn tendons, torn muscles, torn ligaments and a sprain except fractures. No need to see specialist.   It may take up to 3 months to fully recovered. Was told to be more patience, walk less, rest, rest, rest and more rest in order to heal faster.  I told the doctor my foot injury is since Hari Raya Haji till Deepavali is over and not yet recovered.  I am so upset.  I want my foot to be recovered fully now.

I would say it is healing but not fully recovered yet.  Still walking super slow and limping.  Dr taped my toes last week.  I cannot walk too long and foot feel weak.  If walk too long, will feel painful.

Well thanks to bestie to share with me a link just now for eating to a speedy recovery.  Click here for it. I ate lots of salmon and spinach. Hope it will speed up my recovery of my injured foot.   

Somehow I feel tired now and wanna sleep.  Later will have tons of work to do. 

Good night and sweet dreams everyone.