Sweet Distractions

As we get older, we want things done immediately. We don’t like to waste our time. We rush things up to get them done right away. But, whether we like it or not, we always get distracted with the many little things around us.

Some things just cannot escape our vivid minds. They like to stay especially when we are up to something important. They always choose to remain. And they always win. Yes? Of course, who wouldn’t want to think of these sweet little distractions? They make us look shiny, bubbly and feeling light.

When I’m too down, too tired and very exhausted in everything, I take all these sweet little distractions with me. I always take myself down memory lane and reminisce sweet, good, happy and even sad memories. Then, if my mind wanders too much, I will need some ice cream to put me back to focus. But where would I usually end? I will always find myself eating something really good and delicious. And from there, I’ll be able to wrap things up for the day. Oh, shiny!



A Tribute: To Sabba Moshe

my footprints and a beautiful love phrase at the Mediterranean Sea, Tel-Aviv

my shoe-prints and a beautiful Bible-love phrase
Mediterranean Sea, Tel-Aviv

It came across one night to me to write about Sabba Moshe, an Israeli employer that I worked for in 2006. For one reason, I think, is that he somehow became a part of me and that I couldn’t think of anything more than this.

It is Valentine’s Day again and believe it or not, he was my first date in Israel (laughs). At 95 years old, he would be thrilled to have a 25-year old (laughs), young and charming date (loud laughs). Why on earth is that? Of course, we both had no choice that time – I work and live with him and I had to be with him. But then, a year later, he passed away just when the rest of the world is celebrating VALENTINE’S DAY!

8:00 in the morning, at this very day, while I was preparing to go to Mish-an, Raanan, my phone rang and then I got the bad news. It never occurred to me at that very moment because we were anticipating his death few days ago. But when the moment I saw his body, I couldn’t help but think of how he had a hard time dying. Of course, even if it was already anticipated, I cried because the situation asked for it. NO, because I will miss him…

I missed many things about him and honestly, even until this time, I still miss him. He has this CRAZY LOVE Syndrome for me (giggles) during those times when we were at the park near his apartment. He can’t stay for many hours sitting there without me being with him (this is what METAPELETS gain from being with them). Sometimes, it could just be so irritating (many will agree :D) but it sure made him happy. Other things like asking a question over and over again, doing a pee anywhere around the house, waking up in the middle of the night were just some of the burdens I cannot adjust to. But, sometimes it made me laugh and made me wonder what it would be like when it’s my time. It made sense being able to see and experience living with a person over a hundred years old. It’s one heck of a trouble, don’t you think?

Well, it is and I would be mean to say it but it’s the truth. I had my share of what they say ‘ENOUGH’ while being with him. I’ve shed pails of tears for some time especially when he gets to be so stubborn just like me (growling). On the other hand, I had praises for him. He was such a gentle, lovely, and a nice old man who needs nothing but attention, love and care. He was known for his dashing smile and good posture (I think, he was cute in his younger days..laughs). And oh, I won’t forget to tell his secret. At 95, one lady in her late 80’s still loved him so much despite his condition and I could only wonder how they were like in their vivid generation..

Hhmm..There’s so much to tell but I think he’d love to have some privacy (winks).

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Scouts Rushed In


long walk to the camp site

Scouting off we go.  We walked from one station to another.  Activities here and there. Such a tiring one!  The kids seemed so tireless. “Nuey li yang, one teacher asked.”  And they replied, yang mai neuy!”  I managed to smile a little bit, but yes, I was really tired from walking under the mighty heat of the sun.

roll me down

roll me down

Thai people love the word camping.  Somebody told me, this is the meaning of fun for them.  True, it’s fun. However, it’s not just all fun but it’s also educational. They learned many things from the challenges they’re tasked to do.  Some were brave enough to do the challenge but some were not.  If one took the challenge and passed it, then they’ll have that self-achievement reward most fearful persons cannot have.

Then, all you know it’s night time already.  Ah, Bonfire!  Such a night to remember!



All groups showed their comical skit and I can’t even understand most of what they have said.  I guess, action speaks louder than words and yes, I laughed with them so easily just as if I understood every bit of it.  Crazy? Of course, not!

friendship circle

friendship circle

What I liked most was when we all gathered in one big circle while everyone was holding hands.  We sang the last song for the night – Auld Lang Syne, a mark of good friendship.  All you know, it’s bedtime and all of us rushed off to dreamland.  Thank God for the strength!