Old People

If you really want to change your environment, you have to change yourself. As they say, the irony of life is when you see too much unhappiness around you, even when doing things are becoming fast and easy. I saw one video clip of why people are still unhappy when they have more time to indulge themselves in things they want to do compared to people before the industrial revolution. They say man is insatiable. I say that man doesn't understand his purpose.
I see people at church who are old and still struggling to make ends meet, but their eyes are happier than those who are browsing the web through their smartphones and posting "happy" pictures on Instagram. Those humble people treat others cheerfully. They are kind. They are pure. They are like trees which are old but have spread their branches wide, embracing the sunset. They don't even understand much English, but they still listen intently to those who are talking.

Those old people have peace. They understand their purpose. They are happy with what they have. They have little. But they are still willing to extend whatever service they think they can give. They don't come late to church even when they have to walk down the hills and take a 20 to 30-minute ride.

They are my example. I love being with them. They make this place a better one.

Mornings

My 3-month-old baby is asleep. I brought him downstairs to his crib at 5.16AM. My husband is going on a business trip again for days. Glad my younger sister stays with us till late May.
Earlier at 4AM, our daughter woke up and she wanted to go downstairs to play. She asked her daddy to accompany her. She probably must be thinking she should wake up early to send him off.
Our growing family has changed me and my husband's sleeping schedule. And that is, we now have a flexible schedule. When one child needs attention in the middle of the night, it's a normal thing for us to get up and go back to sleep again once done.
I feel happy and grateful that we don't find ourselves getting lazy or frustrated with this kind of arrangement. We are parents after all. We should be more giving and more patient. Hopefully our children can emulate those for them to refine their generation.

Gift for Easter: Adult Coloring Page

Hi!

A lot of things happened since I went radio silent:

1. Gave birth to a baby boy
2. Moved to a new city after 3 weeks post partum
3. Ridiculed by most of passengers on our flight. There was but one person
    who assured that he was okay with our daughter crying, and he was Japanese.
4. Survived a week without most of our belongings but:

  -2 single-sized bed foams
  -few clothes
  -gas stove
  -electric kettle
  -eating utensils

5. Got an internet connection after a month
6. Survived (still now) taking care of 2 children by myself

And today I couldn't stop myself but share with you an illustration which I did earlier. I decided to make one to give myself some colors whenever I have the opportunity to do so. Since I can't afford to buy Secret Garden coloring book for adults I decided to make mine. This is just one page though. But I hope you can make use of it too whenever you're bored or stressed.

easter egg illustration
 
you can download it HERE.