Tuesday, January 15, 2008

3BT: January 15, 2008

1. Hubby telling me that I'm the best. I think it was the first time that he said it first HE HE HE HE HE...I was pretty surprised to hear it, but it was one of the sweetest things I'd ever heard in my entire life. Mmmmmm...

2. A cashier telling me in Finnish, "Mulla on kaunis nimi." = "You have a beautiful name." How did she know? I paid for my grocery using my debit card HE HE HE HE...I THANKED her for her compliment.

3. Talking to Mom and listening to her wisdom and her laughter. I'm proud to have a mother whom even my closest friends look up to and LIKE. ;-D

4. Mom telling me that Dad was happy when they ate out after church. They changed church recently for some reason (one of the reasons is that this church is closer to our home and the old church no longer had a 9.30 am sermon) and the church leader welcomed them warmly so that Dad was beaming. I guess when you're retired and you have nothing much to do, it's important to feel that you're more than just an existence (just like what I felt when I moved to Finland - gladly blogging has helped me found my place in this new world). So hopefully the new church and their church leaders or members could help Dad find his place, too.

5. Teasing my friend while we were chatting in YM HUA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...

6. Feeling grateful that I can talk about anything with my Mom and she's been a very understanding and supportive person. I can even talk about my choices of birth control with her. GOOOOOOOOOOO, MUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMM!!!!

7. Enjoying being unemployed. No stress, no office politics, no targets to achieve, no deadlines. I know this season of life is only temporary and I'd LOVE to get more income later on, but I'm determined to enjoy my life as it is, not as it should be or could be.


  1. lots to be thankful there for... you have a good attitude.. i know what it's like to move to a foreign country and marry one of the natives! i did the same 15 years ago or more... from the US to Japan!

  2. Needless to say you have a very good, positive outlook. It reminds me what Sheryl Crowe sang (way back in 2002) in her song "Soak up the Sun", "It's not having what you want
    It's wanting what you've got". When you enjoy what you have (& it's a lot, thank God) it's better than focusing on the next car or house you want to buy.

  3. I'm sure your mom feels so glad to have a daughter who loves her so much too. I know cos I'm a mom and I'm very close to my kids, especially the older one.

    He talks to me alot and sometimes he tells me his friends says he's lucky his mom's so nice and they like me too. That is the best thing to hear from your own kid...that they're proud of their own mom!

  4. i would bet anything that the cashier is stalking you!!

    jk, hopefully my mad future-telling powers aren't correct on that one...

  5. You have brighten my day by your post.

    You sure sound like you have a wonderful family life.


  6. You have a special mother-daughter relationship. I observed that when someone's living far away from their family, they will become much closer at heart and that they are more opened to each other. I've seen that in my eldest/youngest sis. ;D

    I'm enjoying doing this online job as well he he he... but I'm going to start to find a new job outside to get more exposure, new friends, new social circle etc. However, I'm still going to blog for money. ;)

  7. How nice to be staying at home, no office politics right... hehe... I'm enjoying the kind of life now too... but but but but but... no income :(

  8. It's good to enjoy and be grateful for whatever life brings to us at the moment.

    And oh.. the narration of actions from your hubs is so sweet I will very soon see ants crawling over my screen whenever I visit your blog!

  9. Hi Amelia! I love it when hubby tells me I am the best :) I also tell him the same. It feels so nice :)

    I like your name a lot! I have an aunt named Amelia and I always liked her name :)

    Have a great day!

  10. JYankee: AAAHHHH...I didn't know that! I mean I thought you were a Japanese who moved to USA to work and then you moved back to Japan! Interesting! So you've lived in Japan for over 15 years. COOL!!!

    Vince: THANKS, Vince. :-))) Yeah, I'm trying to live my life to the fullest here. :-)))

    Blur Ting: THANKS for your kind words, Blur. :-))) I can't imagine how great it feels to be close to your kids 'coz I'm not a Mom yet, but I bet it's at least as good as what I feel towards my Mom he he he...

    I can imagine your kids' friends telling them that since you're a HIP and COOL Mom. ;-D

    Jay Cam: Stalking me? HI HI HI HI HI HI HI...I hope not! Or I can always go to the police to report her ha ha ha ha ha...

    Lori: I'm glad that you enjoyed this post. :-))) Yeah, I've had a wonderful life indeed. :-))))

    Choc Mint Girl: You're right. I'd always been close to Mom even before I moved, but now I wanna get closer to her even more (heart-to-heart talks).

    Yeah, please still blog when you go back to full-time job later on, Crystal he he he he...

    Janice: HA HA HA HA...Well, blogging for money doesn't give as much income as a full-time job, but still it's a blessing to be able to do that. And for now I'll just enjoy not having much income. :-))))

    WaterLearner: Yeah, I'm trying to be grateful every single day. :-)))

    Ants crawling over your screen? HE HE HE HE HE HE...

    La delirante: AWWWW...I understand how you feel then since we both do the same thing. :-D

    And THANKS for liking my name he he he...Your aunt's name is also Amelia???? COOL!!! ;-D

    You too, have a GREAT day!!! ;-D

  11. you really really have great life at the moment :D