Sorry for the lack of communication from yours truly! I am seldom around Care2 BUT will still drop by to check out my Inbox and see what are the latest active threads in the groups joined. Am much more active @ Facebook, you see.
If you would like to add me @ Facebook, it is "Ivy Chiew" then.
I will be busy for the next few days as I am trying to clear as much paperwork as I can in the office. I will be taking a vacation from 22nd December, 2007 till...well, probably till the 31st December, 2007.
Hope you will like this ecard. Like I would always say...better EARLY than late!
To those who are 'fortunate' enough to have living parents , but some may have missed or was too late to do more for their own parents. Please have time for them too, not only our children.
A very touching story...
A simple man tells how his booking an air ticket for his father, his first flight, brought emotions and made him realize that how much we all take for granted when it comes to our parents.
My parents left for our native place on Thursday and we went to the airport to see them off. In fact, my father had never traveled by air before, so I just took this opportunity to make him experience the same. In spite of being asked tobook tickets by train, I got them tickets on Lufthansa.
The moment I handed over the tickets to him, he was surprised to see that I had booked them by air. The excitement was very apparent on his face, waiting for the time of travel. Just like a school boy, he was preparing himself on that day and we all went to the airport, right from using the trolley for his luggage,the baggage check-in and asking for window seat and waiting restlessly for the security check-in to happen.
He was thoroughly enjoying himself and I, too, was overcome with joy watching him experience all these things.
As they were about to go in for the security check-in, he walked up to me with tears in his eyes and thanked me. He became very emotional and it was not as if I had done something great but the fact that this meant a great deal to him.
When he said thanks, I told him there was no need to thank me. But later, thinking about the entire incident, I looked back at my life.
As a child how many dreams our parents have made come true. Without understanding the financial situation, we ask for football, dresses,toys, outings, etc.
Irrespective of their affordability, they have satisfied to all our needs. Did we ever think about the sacrifices they had to make to accommodate many of our wishes? Did we ever say thanks for all that they have done for us?
Same way, today when it comes to our children, we always think that we should put them in a good school. Regardless of the amount of donation,we will ensure that we will have to give the child the best, theme parks, toys, etc.
But we tend to forget that our parents have sacrificed a lot for our sake to see us happy, so it is our responsibility to ensure that their dreams are realized and what they failed to see when they were young, it is our responsibility to ensure that they experience all those and their life is complete.
Many times, when my parents had asked me some questions, I have actually answered back without patience.
When my daughter asks me something, I have been very polite in answering. Now I realize how they would have felt at those moments. Let us realize that old age is a second childhood and just as we take care of our children,the same attention and same care need to be given to our parents and elders.
Rather than my dad saying thank you to me, I would want to say sorry for making him wait so long for this small dream.
I do realize how much he has sacrificed for my sake and I will do my best to give the best possible attention to all their wishes.
Just because they are old does not mean that they will have to give up everything and keep sacrificing for their grandchildren also. They have wishes, too.
Take care of your parents.
Pls pass on this mail to every child who loves parents and want to love them more...
Sorry for not being around much of late. I fell down the last few staircases @ the last flight of stairs @ the firm that I work for on my way down after getting off from work nearly a month ago.
The middle of my left calf had a bump and I thought nothing of it except that it was water retention after that spot hit the staircases. I hardly massaged it much as I am "thin-skinned". Meaning, I am NOT pain-tolerant. My eyes would smart @ the slightest pain even if it is just a cut from the edges of papers. Lame, huh? But that is ME.
On Wed night, it dawned on me that the bump was still there. So I massaged it a bit, in downwards motion. Few hours later, the bump hurt and the pain spreaded till the ankle.
I went to work on Thursday, limping slightly, wearing pants and a pair of flat-heeled shoes. By noontide, the foot had swollen till my (left) sandal was a bit tight.
By 2-something in the afternoon, I could no longer stand the pain and limped my way to the clinic across my workplace. It was my first time @ that clinic and I am not going back there again unless it is an emergency because I would rather go to my regular doctor's ANYTIME! Personally, I think that doctor is not as good as my regular doctor. Hmmmph.
Anyway, I was prescribed one type of antibiotics and one type of painkillers and a small container of topical cream. I was also given one day's sick leave. I.e. today, Friday, 12th October, 2007.
The swelling seems to have not gone down and leg/foot still hurts. By this Sunday afternoon, if it does not seem to get any better, will go to see my regular doctor.
Will not type much more as I do not feel good and am most certainly not my jolly self. Sorry but thank you for reading this.
Still, have a safe & lovely weekend, everyone. God bless.
WOW! Look @ the HOW the looked in the pics of the link below. The pics were taken today (22nd June, 2007) about 15 minutes before noon and the "rainbow" surrounding the sun disappeared sometime around 12.15 p.m.! Can any1 pls tell me what happened there?!
P/s: Sorry for being MIA of late. I have been unwell and I am afraid that I will not be around Care2 much for the time being. Not @ least until I feel much better. In the meantime, thank YOU all for your emails, msgs, green stars, beautiful comments, etc esp the warmth in your friendship. Fret not for I will be back online when I have been given a clean bill of health. Do take good care @ all times, pls. And...forget me not.
Warm regards all the way from tropical Malaysia, !vy C.
I posted a story on
'Brides Throwing Cats'
Instead of Flowers.It's
about how ppl photocopy
their cats and put them
in place of flowers; they
do NOT RECOMMEND anyone
actually does it. I
tried to make a comment
on it and ...
When I was in college, I
had several good friends.
One, named Bob, was 6'9
and he loved to go to
Audies to get beer and
drive back to the dorm,
where we lived on the
campus of Wright State
night at around midnight,
Bob knocked on...
I was so happy for a
while. I could sign my
petitions at the
Knight and still be
BarbCat here. But today I
notice that my name has
switched back to Barb
always up for a good
challenge *yes* Happy
I'm such an editor; I
can't stand it
when the printed
word is goofed up. And
whoever wrote this
petiton for Trayvon
really messed up. I'll
let you read the
paragraph.In the case of
Trayvon Martin--a boy who
was shot and killed on
his way to a Flo...
"Men, for years now, have
been talking about war
and peace. But now, no
longer can they just talk
about it. It is no longer
a choice between violence
and nonviolence in this
world; it's nonviolence
- Dr. Martin Luther King
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