This blog has been quiet. It’s been close to two weeks since I last spoke here. Hi. How are you?
A few days ago when I looked into the calendar, I couldn’t put myself in the position to actually believe that we’ve marched our way into March! (And now it’s already the second week of this month! *Gasp*)
The year 2011 has been nice to me so far. A couple of weeks ago, it was all about running errands at home and around the town. I took a little break from work, and so managed to squeeze in a little time here and there to accomplish things I normally
did do not get to work on. Well, I wouldn’t call that an indulgence, but rather, an opportunity. (Oh, and yes! I got to sleep in! Cheers to that, too!)
And of course, friends have kept me occupied as well. I know it’s awfully late to even talk about these, nonetheless I feel compelled to send a shout-out to the following lovelies for inviting me over for some huge-on-the-tummies Chinese New Year festivities: Reese and her daughter, Sonia and her son, Swee San, Tracie, Wendy and Veronica. And you know what, we thought it wasn’t enough.
Except Wendy, who stays three and a half hours away from Kuala Lumpur, and Tracie, who has returned to Brisbane to further her studies, the rest of us were reunited at, this time, Veronica’s for
a late lunch an early dinner. I missed Sonia and her children, though, since I turned up later. Veron, thanks for hosting us at your abode and for the good food and company! (Wendy, you’d been missed!)
|A late-Chinese-New-Year gathering at Reese's (photo courtesy of Reese and her daughter, Cheryl).|
By now, I’m thoroughly convinced that women are made attentive, patient listeners who can chatter on any given topics for hours. Swee San, Veronica and I rattled from four in the afternoon till an hour before midnight! Well, it wasn’t the first in my history anyway. I’m shy, to be honest, but I can take myself by surprise at times! How do I do that!?
Then early last week, I began a new job, writing for a totally different industry and to still-alien audiences (erm … hopefully not for long), and by which I’ve been made a weary traveler since. Glad to know that I’ve been having success in kicking myself out of bed by 6.30 a.m. and then reaching the office by nine. Every day after eight hours of sedentary office-armchair-and-computer therapy, another two hours or so are spent commuting so that I can get home safely and call it a day. Also taking into account all the transiting and whatnot, I’m dog-tired.
And so, all of which explain my long absence here.
Thank goodness I’m still sane and can live up to my own expectations and level of productivity. Also early last week, I wrote a short piece of article for Don’t Call Me Chef, a monthly food column for The Star (an English paper in Malaysia). And it goes to press today, in which I’m a featured blogger. Let’s talk about breakfast this month! Hop over to the column’s Website for more breakfast recipes, including my little contribution there: an easy-peasy blueberry yogurt muffin recipe (even a busy working lady like me can whip them up in minutes!).
In one or two days, I shall post the recipe and feature up on this blog too. I know I’ve been very inactive over here and in visiting blogs, so here’s my apology to you — my reader — and to you — my blogger friend. Thank you also for being supportive all along. You’re the force that keeps me and this blog going!
You’ve made my day! Have a gorgeous week ahead!