Day 214 ~ Day 220 – January 4 ~ 10, 2013

First of all, I don’t know what got into me but I needed a little blogging break to focus on rearranging the home in the past week.

I am back to normal now, I think.

The new bed has arrived for my daughter Nadia.
The house is 95% decluttered.

In Nadia’s words, our home looks spiffin’. (A bit of Kiwi slang I think.)

So here is my condensed gratitude list for the past week.
I am thankful for…

1. Finding an inexpensive but perfect bed for Nadia’s room.

2. The fun times we had at IKEA and MUJI looking for items we needed.

3. The hilarious noodle shop conversation with the chef and the waitresses who were fascinated by Nadia and I.

4. The smooth transition of schedule changes at work.

5. The operation that my dear friend had to go through was a success and she is slowly recovering.

6. My Singapore work trip will also be a special trip with Nadia tagging along!

7. The movie night with Beatrice, Veanne, Alex and Nadia – watching The Grand Master – still and always a fan of Wong Kar Wai.

8. The opportunity to turn an adverse situation around into a winning situation!

9. Your messages that made me feel loved.

10. Your presence – it’s all contained in what is unspoken. I love you.


Day 155 – November 2, 2012

1. I am grateful for a very pleasant flight to Tokyo – really nice staff on Cathay Pacific CX504!

2. I am thankful for the kindness of strangers – nice little old man helped me find my way when I got a bit lost.

3. I am thankful for my friends Jake and Nathalie for having me stay at their house.

4. I am grateful that I can get around Tokyo fairly well on my own. (Yes, I did get lost but at least I could ask for help…)

5. I am grateful for beautiful paper, notebooks, pens, folders, stickers… Japan is stationery paradise.

6. I am thankful for the alone time I had today in this city of memories for me.

7. I am grateful for the lovely dinner tonight – it was good to see you.

8. I am thankful for the peace of mind that I have – I credit it to practicing mindfulness.

9. I am thankful for your thoughtfulness.

10. I am grateful for the moon tonight, it showed me the way home.