Tuesday, 16 May 2017

My favourite things* - Julie Andrews

My daughter just came out of her room (again) and told me she thought of scary things.

I told her when that happens again, she should think of her favourite things. Happy things - like picnics and swimming, and bicycles and playgrounds, and ice cream and fries.

She replied, '...and tomato sauce too?'

I said, yes, she can think of that too!

She then happily went back into her room. =)

*One of my favourite songs from the wonderful The Sound of Music.

Monday, 15 May 2017

I will always love you* - Whitney Houston

I was reading a newspaper article about a 77 year old woman who is staying in a home and yearns to see her children this Mother's Day.

Here is what she said:-

“My two sons are busy and may be staying overseas. I don’t blame them. Hopefully I will get to see their faces and tell them how much mommy loves them. Don’t mention they have abandoned me. My sons have their own families and I don’t intend to bother them. Just tell them mommy loves them and will always keep them in my prayers.” 

It breaks my heart to read this. It also reminds of the kind of unconditional love a mother has for her children - despite what her sons have done or failed to do for her, she still loves them and prays for them.

To a certain extent, i can emphatise with her. There are times when my daughter is angry at me and refuses to even look at me. But i still love her. And i cannot think of anything that she can do to make me not love her anymore.

I know that i annoy my mother a lot - and can be very impatient with her. But no matter what i do, i know she will still love me. What a strong woman she is. When my father fell ill, she had to take care of him and face with his frustrations. When he passed away, we were all worried for her - but she showed us that our worry was unfounded. She has since went through the worry of seeing her youngest son go through 2 brain surgeries to remove tumours therein. She is still strong - but physically getting old. I am glad that she gets to spend her twilight years enjoying the company of her 4 grandchildren.

p/s - It makes me wonder - we have laws which require mothers to take good care of her children when they are young. Should we also have laws which require the children to take good care of their mother when she is old?

*I think everyone should know of this classic hit of hers, taken from the soundtrack of the movie, The Bodyguard.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Reality* - Richard Samderson

Expectation vs reality!

I guess that is to be expected?

But wait a minute!!!!! See this! Reality lives up to expectations!!!!

*Apparently, this song is featured on the soundtrack of a French film! One of my favourite songs way back in the 80s.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Without you* - Air Supply

I am still watching Agents of SHIELD. And I'm still enjoying it!  In fact, the past few episodes have been getting really good reviews from fans. I agree with them!

Last week's episode was one of the best ever! It moved me to tears so much.

This was one of the best TV scenes i've watched:-

Mack and a few of the team are trapped in the 'framework' - a matrix kind of world where everything is just a computer programme. Daisy and Jemma went into the framework to get their friends out - but they have to convinced them first that they are in the make belief world.

Finally, they get everyone together and convinced them to return to the real world - all except Fitz (who had to be forced to go back) and Mack. It's not that Mack does not believe - but in the framework, he had Hope. Hope is his daughter - whom he lost in the real world. And to him, Hope is everything to him. She means the world to him.

In an emotional speech, Mack responds to Daisy's plea of returning to the real world and leaving behind what is not real. He said that Hope laughs at his jokes, they watch movies together, when Hope is sad, he holds her. Hope is real to him. And he does not want to live in a world without Hope.

At that moment, i could relate to him. If i was in the same position, would i want to live in a make belief world with my daughter, or would i want to live in the real world without her?

*Their version was the first version of this song that i heard.