Friday, December 22, 2006

Chinese Teasets are cheap in China

Like Duh!

Drinking chinese tea in Sheraton is mandatory as I sit here sorting out the wedding guestlist, fine tuning the programme - lazing around in this cosy room after watching 5 episodes of Will & Grace (Season 7) last night -- I have the final series! Got it at the Hongkong International airport while looking at the new Nintendo DS Lite!

You know how they have the 2006 highlights in newspapers and magazines as the new year approaches? What would yours be? Share yours with me if you may. I would love to know what has irked you...what was your happiest moments?

Like in everyone's life cycle, I went thru many moments that have made me somewhat stronger in some aspects of my life, and less cynical on others.

I found that love comes in many forms. Near or far. Romantic and non-romantic.

I found a deeper level of respect for my closest friends and have renewed some weakened ties with friends who have stuck around me despite situations that may have hurt even the strongest friendship.

I have found new friends and eased silent pain with foes who despise me for being harsh in words and actions.

I have lost friends but silently wish for their happiness and let it be known that I still care for them and that they are still in my night prayers.

I still believe in the saying "when one door closes, another one opens" - and I thank those who made me see this when I was crying my heart out, cursing and threatening to do the most silliest acts!

I thank God for accepting me, listening to me as I pray during odd hours of the day -- asking for a sign, a solution, forgiveness and love.

I realized that you can't be judgemental with others till you put yourself in their shoes.

To those who have remained with me, despite my difficult ways- thank you. Thank you for holding on.

To those I have wronged, I apologize.

To those I have forgotten, I am still here. Still the same Pon. Bigger and darker. But still the running man freak. I promise to email back. Especially to the Nerds. I love you.

To my family -- I am to be someone's wife, daughter in law and sister in law soon. I'm scared. What if I screw up?
To my future in laws -- I am to be your in law soon. I'm scared. What if I screw up?
To Ryan -- I am to be your wife in 36 more days. I'm scared. What if I screw up?

Drinking tea keeps me calm. Especially if I "mat salleh-ed" it by having peppermint tea instead of Jasmine.

2006 was a good year. With regrets that have only made me a better person -- for you and I.

4 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas POPON!!!

    your post was very touching. excited pula aku..

    anyhow have a jolly wedding too .. no hen party? lol

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  2. I don't celebrate Christmas nor am I a big new year fan (it's just another day when the numbers change).. However, I do appreciate both of them and I really love this song.. I think it's worth sharing, especially with you and all the bloggers here.. ;)


    Happy X-mas (War Is Over)
    by
    John Lennon

    D
    And so this is Christmas
    Em
    And what have you done
    A
    Another year over
    D D7
    And a new one just begun
    G
    And so this is Christmas
    Am
    I hope you have fun
    D
    The near and the dear ones
    G G7
    The old and the young

    {Chorus}
    C
    A very merry Christmas
    D
    And a happy New Year
    Am C
    Let's hope it's a good one
    D7 G
    Without any fear

    D
    And so this is Christmas
    Em
    For weak and for strong
    A
    For rich and the poor ones
    D D7
    The road is so long
    G
    And so happy Christmas
    Am
    For black and for white
    D
    For yellow and red ones
    G G7
    Let's stop all the fight

    {Chorus}
    C
    A very merry Christmas
    D
    And a happy New Year
    Am C
    Let's hope it's a good one
    D7 G
    Without any fear

    D
    And so this is Christmas
    Em
    And what have you done
    A
    Another year over
    D D7
    And a new one just begun
    G
    And so this is Christmas
    Am
    I hope you have fun
    D
    The near and the dear ones
    G G7
    The old and the young


    {Chorus}
    C
    A very merry Christmas
    D
    And a happy New Year
    Am C
    Let's hope it's a good one
    D7 G A
    Without any fear

    D
    War is over
    Em
    If you want it
    A
    War is over
    D
    Now


    p/s: position of the chords are abit off due to the HTML thingy

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  3. hi daphne, that was a good post. i am a fan of your achievements and a fellow orang kk as well. can i just say, sometimes we severe ties for a good reason. you may treat these people nice but sometimes some individuals are just not worth it. no matter how you want to do the right thing, some people will still bitch behind your back and i don't think that is right. i believe that you are a nice person and that's why i have decided to write to you thru this channel. i can't stand betrayal in friendship. i know a lot of people are envious of your achievements and i can't stand to see that you still treat them as good friends while they bitch and backstab you. then again i know you can take care of yourself. this is just a message from someone who cares and hates betrayal. you can delete this message. be careful out there. honestly and sincerely, me.

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  4. I'm sure you'll do fine as a wife, daughter in law and sister in law. All the best to you!

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