Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Tiger Woods Must Have Ugly Feet

I have this thing for quotes, and these few kinda stuck with me when i was quote-surfing today...

The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf - it's almost a law.
~~H. G. Wells
Hmm... I wonder how ugly Tiger Woods' legs are.. But Michelle Wie? Her legs look pretty decent. Gah, must be H.G Wells taking a shot at fictional(entertaining but untrue) quotes, after his success at fictional stories.

I always read the last page of a book first so that if I die before I finish I'll know how it turned out.
~~Nora Ephron
Corny but true. Now I have a new retort when I'm caught flipping through a book and reading the last page first.

God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain
~~C.S. Lewis
This kinda got me thinking. Some of my pains are gone, but the stains have remained. Hmm...proof that my stubborn-self-sufficient streak is not very good for me. More deep thoughts on the way. But for starters, guess I have to learn to rely more on God. More armoury from God to replace my own non-scar-proof armours... More grace to see things from the right perspective.. More strength to do the right thing... Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
~~William Butler Yeats
So poetic and dreamy. This I love. Now, I wish I could write like that..

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


I was hanging around at home the other day, flipping through the newspapers when one particular headline attracted my attention. So I zoomed straight into the article. Next thing I knew, I was roaring away in laughter.

And here.. the reason for my amusement:

The government planned to hold a lullaby composition contest “to sing husbands to sleep.”

This was an encouragement to wives “to give their best in taking care of their husbands,” he said when opening the Tautan Kasih concert.

“The husband returns home tired and the wife will sing the lullaby for him to sleep soundly so that when he awakes, he will be at peace.

“This contributes to their happiness,” he said, adding that there would also be a similar contest for children's lullabies.

Then came the comment from my dad..
"What happened? Why are you laughing like that?"
A very valid comment. After all, when you have your daughter laughing away for no apparent reason, you would most probably be a little concerned about her mental state...

So I showed him the article, and here's what he said:
"Yeah, saw that already. I'm gonna get your mother to sing me a lullaby before I sleep"

** The article can be found in major papers dated 02.10.05