Memory.. Little threads that hold life's patches of meaning together. ~ Mark Twain

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Thumper & Baby Ivy

We finally gave away the bunnies away today. It sure wasn't easy finding new owners nor any pet shops that would accept them, but we found Beh & Yo Rabbitry, a breeding farm located in Semenyih.

Thumper & Baby Ivy
My precious bunnies

This morning, Hubby and I carried the entire cage into the car and drove to Amcorp Mall, where Beh & Yo Rabbitry's stall is. Baby Lops are sold there and they were oh so cute. I just couldn't help patting them. We placed the cage in front of the stall, along with the remaining packet of hay and pellets. Both Thumper and Ivy lowered their heads when I gave them one last, long pat. Said my goodbyes, turned around and walked away as fast as I could. My heart ached and my eyes were watery. I just could not bear to turn back to see them because I know that I would keep them back and not give them away again. Hubby had to take over the wheel until I was more composed.

It hurts like hell having to part with them. To think that I had only cared for them for a few months, let alone I had been away from them for almost 3 months. But they've been very precious to me. I've been too attached to them. Now whenever I walk past or see the kitchen, where the cage once was is now an empty spot. I miss cleaning the cage, letting them out to run about the kitchen. I miss feeding them and talking to them every now and then. I miss patting them and hear the noises they made when they grind their teeth against the cage wire, when they drink or when they jump around within the cage. I miss having to have experienced a very short period of being a 'granny bunny'.

It hurts knowing the fact that I'd never get to see them again, always wondering how are they doing right now and where are they now - whether they have new owners or they're at the Rabbitry.


I miss you, Thumper and Ivy. Thank you for the memories. I pray and hope that you'll both have better lives ahead.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Project Bring Norah Jones to Malaysia

Gummy: Do you like Norah Jones?

That was when the excitement began. Came the birth of Project Bring Norah Jones to Malaysia, the start of the blog and rallying up members to make this project come true.

Norah Jones
Norah Jones

I like this picture coz she's posing in front of the keyboards. Hehe.. To be honest, I'm not an obsessive fan of Norah Jones'. But I do love to listen to a couple of her songs and it would indeed be really nice to actually listen to her live on our Malaysian soil. Heck, if this works, we can actually bring in many more of our favourite singers! Coincidentally, lately I've been back to the Oasis era and just couldn't get over Live Forever, Whatever, Stand By Me, Don't Go Away, Champagne Supernova, Some Might Say, She's Electric, Don't Look Back in Anger, All Around the World, oh just to name a few. So I'd really love to watch Oasis.. Oohh.. Michael W. Smith and the original London cast of Les Miserables (if all of them are still alive, up and still performing!). *giggle*

So do come support us as we aim to make this mission a successful one. To borrow from Adidas, "Impossible Is Nothing". Come visit BringNorah blog and help us in whatever way you can. We have the power!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

New Toy!

[updated on 19th July 2007]

After months of looking around and savings of *ahem* my allowance while in Holland, I've finally gotten myself a new toy. Presenting Compaq V3522TU!

Compaq V3522TU
Sleek, black lappy! Woo hoo!

Core 2 Duo, 1.67 GHz, Windows Vista Home Basic, 1 Gb RAM, 120 Gb hard disk drive, DVD +/-RW and uhm.. what else ah... Ooohh... Altec Lansing speakers, HP notebook bag and a cool HP briefcase (light one la!).. With an additional upgrade to 2 Gb RAM and a slight discount, all in all not more than RM 3,500.

It's the very first laptop that I truly own, i.e. paid entirely with my own money. Sure, I've had a few laptops before like the first one was when Daddy bought one for me to bring over to Sheffield, or the other one, hands-me-down from Sis. So nothing beats this one. *grin*

I've read that most people recommended Home Premium version coz it has frosted-glass borders, additional 2 cool games - Mahjong and Chess Titans, and other stuffs. But I'm happy with this. And oooh.. I love the sidebar gadgets. Anyhow, if you're still an XP user but you want to have the cool sidebar thingy, go download Google Desktop. It's an "imitation", but darn good enough. Hehe..

Back to play with my new toy. *Grin*

Sunday, July 08, 2007

One Year Since 08-07-06

"On our first anniversary.. Love has never felt so right."

A simple lunch with both our families together. And then a yummylicious Swiss cuisine for dinner, complimentary from the hotel where we had our wedding celebration exactly a year ago :-

Complimentary wedding anniversary dinner
Wedding anniversary dinner at Chalet Swiss Restaurant

Starter - Cream of wild forest mushroom soup served in a giant roll.

'Timeout' dessert - Passion fruit sorbet.

Main course - Hubby had the Cajun spice marinated spring chicken with mix peppercorn sauce, while I took the grilled fillet of seabass in balsamic glaze with new potatoes, spring vegetables and tomato salsa.

Dessert - We had a slice of cake each, and ice-cream coated in praline chocolates.

A live band also performed for us throughout the dinner. The lights were dimmed but enough for us to see our food. The place was quiet yet lovely and romantic, a perfect setting for our very first anniversary. And we went home with a photo card to remember the night and a stalk of rose.

One year now since the wedding. I can still remember every single part of the celebration and every single person - all those who had come to witness and share our day; the crewmembers whom without their help and more importantly their presence would not have made the wedding more memorable (yes, and who would ever forget the 'heng tais' having had part of their legs shaved); and our families for giving us their blessings and being supportive throughout the preparation. The more I look back at the hundreds of photos taken throughout the wedding, the more I'd smile. *grin* And I'd never forget how a huge part of my wish of the wedding dinner came true - that the dinner would be a reunion for all family members and friends, and indeed, everyone knew one another someway somehow.

I Give My Love Forever True
Precious Moments figurine - "I Give My Love Forever True"

One year now. It hadn't been entirely easy but we dealt with everything together as a team. We've had our ups and downs. Sure, we'd argued, we'd get annoyed over each other's quirky habits. Nevertheless, it had indeed been a truly wonderful year. It may sound tacky when I say that I just don't know how would I live without having Inspector in my life, but it's true and I don't regret saying "I do". I do not need a huge house to live in, a 5-digit amount worth of wedding ring to wear on my finger, nor a rich and famous husband. I am more than happy and contented to live in a humble yet cozy house, to be Mrs. Inspector, to be with someone who wants to grow old with me, to live through all the good and bad times together. *grin*

We now look forward to plan for our next honeymoon, hopefully to The States at the end of the year and bunk with Mighty Dan while there. Tee hee hee..

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

RIP, Little One

The baby bunny did not survive after all. It only lived for 8 days. Just 2 days short of having its eyes opened. *sobs*

It was already very limp when I got home from work. It looked extremely thin and with sunken stomach. I went on to clean the cage and saw it give a huge long breath. I seriously thought it was just yawning. 5 minutes later, it stopped breathing. I tried to move it a little but the whole body had already hardened. *sobs*

I realized that Ivy hadn't been feeding the baby. Was so darn mad at Ivy but couldn't help blaming myself coz I did not do anything. I thought by covering the whole cage with a cloth would make Ivy care for the baby coz apparently it's better if they're kept in a dark and closed place. Sue said that I should have "stuck the baby's mouth to the mother's nipple". *sobs*

We had initially planned to give Ivy and Thumper away, coz first of all, it had been a real hassle to take care of them. And our parents had been making a big fuss about keeping pets in the house. One side said it's not good for children's health (like, not that we're having one now anyway). The other side said it's bad karma to keep pets, it's best to release them.

So yeah, we were planning to give them away or release them somewhere. That was until the little one came along suddenly and then the plans changed to release them only when the little one is a few more months older. But now that it is dead, looks like we would have to stick back to the initial plan..

I'm just sadden at the thought of parting with them, and very upset that the little one did not live longer.. I miss the little one already... *sobs*