Last night my daughter ask me to tell her a story, she said “Cinderella” well I said, you have heard that many times, so I decided to tell her a story about a real life. She waited for my story which always started. .. Once upon a time.. but last night it didn’t start with that. I started “… I remember those days.. “. I begin sharing her, my childhood story of how my parents use to send us for a holiday at our grandparents house in our kampong, if there were a month break, we will be in Membakut at my mother’s parents place for two weeks and another two weeks at our father’s parents place in Kuala Penyu.
I told her how we use to play near the river with the small net catching butterflies and dragonflies. I told her how terrible we were that when we caught dragonflies, we pulled the tail and poke something so when it fly, you can see something hanging and it shows that is your dragonflies.
My daughter and I were giggling but I said to her that now I realize how bad we were with the poor fireflies. I keep on sharing my childhood memories, how my grandmother (mum’s side) will react if she couldn’t find us nearby, she will be yelling our names out even in public. What does she do? She asked.. I said they are business minded people just like me, they sell fishes and handmade mat (tikar) every Sunday at the tamu. My grandpa, my mum’s dad is a relax kind of guy, he will just let us play anyway but making sure we know how to be careful.
She asked me, how about your dad’s parents.. i smile.. I told her my grandpa, he is an artist just like us. He loves singing, writing and talks a lot. My grandma, is a wonderful woman, we never see her gets angry, she don’t talk much but I remember her playing our small piano a kulintangan beat (our traditional music tune) how smart.
I become excited with the story and beginning to go back to the past, every story I tell, I can feel it in my soul, I hear the voices clearly and realizing that I am controlling my own emotions when I talk about my grandparents. Realizing how lucky I am, being able to experience life with my grandparents. Now that they are no longer here, I have them in my thought and in my prayer.
Looking back, I don’t remember how much money we had and it seems does not matter because at the end of the day, you will cherish the wonderful memories they share with you. We had a simple life but wonderful and I don’t think I can have it back but all sweet memories are kept in my mind forever.
My daughter had a wonderful sleep with the wonderful story that I have cherish. I am sure the stories from experiences are more meaningful as at the end I will tell her that life is beautiful.
The late Mr. Tony Insing and Mdm. Regina, Mr. Matthew Hunggim and Mdm. Helena, May their souls rest in peace.
Negativity… are around us. We can’t avoid this..especially when its right in front of our face.. if we do..we are being denial. Don’t get scared with this negative around us.. you have two choices, to join the negativity or be the positive one amongst the negatives.
Learn and be stronger than these negative people… this people who love to judge, condemn, put you down, looking only the bad things in others, those who love to compares, full of hatred and jealousy.. only to name a few of their action and attitude.
Why people say ‘be positive”.. because if you being condemn or pull down by this negative comments.. don’t let yourself down.. be positive ..fight back! use the comments as challenge to learn and do better.. that is how we think and act positive.
So, the next time try to talk to you.. don’t ignore.. don’t ask them to stop.. just listen. If you are strong.. you are able to overcome the negative.
This is how we learn in life.. we recharge by both negative and positive… we can’t be positive without the negativity. It is how we balance ourselves, too much negative will kill you, too much positive will excites you.
I didn’t see this coming for this year.. not in my resolution for 2013, not even written in my goal and have not visualize me doing yoga. What is it for me? Why i signed up for Sun Yoga – Teacher Training : Kids Yoga…? Before i signed up, i had 3 main issues, first is money, second is ‘off day’ and third is my body.
Yoga is something you learn and something you can share to others, instead of thinking that i am paying for fees i imagine it as an investment. When they mentioned there will be doing the program during the weekend i was so happy because i have been taking lots of leave already and i don’t want to waste anymore leaves. I was also concern on how yoga would be but i said..its yoga for kids..i don’t think it can be that hard..which i was wrong.
This is the first time i heard there are such yoga for kids and i am so happy not only to find out about it but also taking part in the program. The two days training, the poses and exercises are similar to some exercise in brain gym.
I have one purpose to be there… for my children. Two days in the training i was challenging myself even on day one i almost give up. Yoga Kids is wonderful, depending on their age range we were asked to create a story with certain pose/exercise to go flow with it. On the second day we bring our kids and using the story we did earlier on them..wow! it was fun. My daughter really had a great time.
I have to challenge myself to the limit, there are certain pose i am unable to do at first but with determination i did it. Yoga pose has never been easy to me but it really challenge my mind to control my own body. You need to have a strong mind and body to do the pose.. it is a challenge with pain but its worth it. Its worth my money, time and energy.
Never expected this to happened.. Teacher for Yoga Kids ..how wonderful.. i believe there is always a reason for things like this to happen and to me it is the best so far this year.
Dr. Jacqueline Koay – our Yoga Instructor from Sun Yoga KL
What next? not sure yet but what i am sure is i will share this knowledge. My aim for a start is special needs for they need physical training and brain exercise. With God’s help i will share my light and let it shine to others.