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Share Your World – September 4, 2017

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Participating in this week’s SYW prompt πŸ˜ƒ It’s already Tuesday here in Indonesia but this is when I get to see the questions, so … and technically it should still be Monday evening in some parts of the world anyways 😁

So here we go:

What colour do you feel most comfortable wearing?

Right now in my pregnant state almost all pieces are black. There’s one blue, one gray, one white and one silver – because they did not come in black and I really needed them. A dress for special occasions is green, but this was lent to me by my cousin.

The moment I learned I was pregnant I right away chose black to be my colour because I didn’t want to invest in a lot of pregnancy clothes. Nobody can truly be sure that today I’m wearing the same top that I wore last Saturday. And that’s my point!Β πŸ˜†Β πŸ˜† Black also does a fine job hiding the flab and making me look pulled together somehowΒ πŸ‘

What is your favourite type of dog?

One that can take care of itself πŸ™„

List at least five favourite flowers or plants?

I can’t! I don’t know their names πŸ˜† Besides, I love all plants as long as they’re healthy, happily blooming and have no desire to take over my house with their roots and unwieldy leaves. Flowering plants are the best, but they’re also high maintenance in my experience.

This is a very timely question because lately I have become interested in buying (and caring for) potted plants.Β  The picture at the top of this post was taken when my plants first came home. I don’t have a green thumb, so by now of course, a few have already given up all hope of survival and still a few are struggling to make sense of their situation πŸ˜†

These 3 beauties I just bought last Saturday after my doctor’s appointment:

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I hope they bloom instead of giving up on me right away πŸ˜† The 3rd one on the right is my favorite – it seems to be a very resilient plant and I usually see them at resorts, al fresco restos, hotels and golf courses in various lovely colors:


What inspired you this past week?

These plants I just featured. It’s always exciting to be at the start of a new hobby πŸ™‚


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Share Your World 2016 #37


Hey guys! How are ya? ❀ πŸ˜€ Things are settling pretty well in the new house and you and I should chat about this sometime soon, yes?Β  I’ve found my mouse – yay! XD But we’re switching internet providers since the current one’s not very reliable so, this week will just be another lone blog post by way of Cee’s Share Your World weekly challenge.

With your answers, please remember we are in the SYW world which may not always match our reality.

Have you ever owned a rock, pet rock, or gem that is not jewelry?

Hmmm …. I don’t think so. I had a rock that was engraved with the word “strength” before but I was using it as a key chain.

By the way, the notion of having a rock as a pet strikes me as a bit odd. I know some people collect rocks but I can’t see how something inanimate could be considered a ‘pet’. I need to study up on this πŸ™‚

What is your greatest strength or weakness?

Oh dear, I’m drawing a blank on this one … hmmmmkay: I’m a type A+ perfectionist so I do not know my strengths (may have to ask the husband later 😏) because I tend to focus on my weakness instead. (And the perfectionist me says I have many!) o_O o_O

Also it’s been a while since I applied for a job so I no longer have a canned answer for this one XD XD

Seriously though, here’s one I want to change – I really want to stop reacting to an emergency (or anything unexpected for that matter) with panic. I hate it! 😧 Granted, I don’t run around screaming and waving my hands in the air but my mouth might betray me if I’m not careful πŸ˜₯

The thing is, panicking is not helpful. If any, it curtails rational and creative thinking and makes the problem look worse than it actually is. So I would like to be able to stay calm and NOT think that the world is ending πŸ™πŸ» πŸ™πŸ»

Any tips?

What makes you feel grounded?Β 

I’ve been feeling a lot more grounded ever since my family has been together. I’ve settled comfortably into the role of SAHM (I honestly love it!) and, at this point, am able to receive and enjoy the support of my husband without feeling insecure about my worth as a human being. (You know, I used to be an independent, self-supporting, head-strong, career ladder climbing “Super Woman” in my previous life πŸ˜›).

My Bible study and devotionals, a relatively recent addition to my definition of a perfect day, also helps me greatly in this area.

Would you rather never be able to eat warm food or never be able to eat cold food?

Easy! I’d give up cold food in an instant. My stomach just cannot get satisfaction from a cold meal 🍜 🍲 🍳

Bonus question: Β What are you grateful for from last week ~

Our new study room with it’s beautiful balcony πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ(See picture above)

~ and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?Β 

Being able to make my own chicken nuggets. (It’s a feat you know, from someone who never even liked venturing into the kitchen 😏 I’ve certainly come a LOOONG way, dahling!)

Now what are YOUR answers?! I’d love to read them in the comment section below πŸ‘‡πŸ½

Have a wonderful, blessed weekend everyone! ツ

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Share Your World 2016 #36

the-seven-dwarfs-snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs-1981625-500-375Hellooooo! πŸ˜€ What? You didn’t think I’d let the topsy-turvy condition of my new abode keep me from blogging, did you? πŸ˜€ Truth be told, it’s a bit awkward writing this post coz I can’t find my mouse, along with a lot of other things. Every day I hear “mommy, where’s my ….?” several times – I feel so relevant and indispensable! XD

But today I felt like saying “hi!” (don’t I just ❀ you so!) by way of an SYW post so, here we go:

With your answers, please remember we are in the SYW world which may not always match our reality.

If you were given a boat or yacht today, what would you name it? Β (You can always sell the yacht later)

Since yesterday I’ve been picking my brains about this and I am nowhere near settling on a name. What a difficult question this is! XD

Come to think of it, since settling on a name is so difficult, I probably won’t sell it XD

Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best? Β (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey) Plus what would the 8th dwarf’s name be?

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Definitely Dopey. I like to be the crazy-silly one in the group although at times I have a little Grumpy and Doc in me too ❀

The 8th dwarf’s name would definitely be Sassy.

Oooh, maybe I’d name the yacht Sassy or Dopey. Sassy Dopey? (I don’t think the husband would approve) XD XD

Name a song or two which are included on the soundtrack to your life?

I love this question! I have music on almost all the time πŸ˜€ But this is quite difficult to decide on though … hmmm. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with music though so, just off the top of my head these two here always make me stop whatever I’m doing and dance:

Incidentally, these 2 songs are mashed-up in my running playlist and I find myself going back to it over and over again so … ❀ ❀

Complete this sentence: Β I like watching…

The night sky. I NEVER tire of it. EVER.

Bonus question: Β What are you grateful for from last week ~

Easy! πŸ˜€ We moved house!

and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Easy as well! Getting organized and being able to find things intuitively πŸ˜‰

Now what are YOUR answers? Let me know in the comment section below ❀

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Share Your World 2016 #34

Slow-Cooker-Hearty-Vegetable-and-Bean-Soup-1With your answers, please remember we are in the SYW world which may not always match our reality.

What is your favorite comfort snack food?

When the feeling is akin to homesickness, or when I’m tired,Β  I crave hot (steaming) savory soup 🍲🍲 (Wait, is soup a snack? LOL!) When I’m PMS-ing it’s dark chocolate 🍫 🍫

Is the paper money in your possession right now organized sequentially according to denomination and with the bills right side up and facing the same way?

Yes, ma’am! As a matter of fact, they are organized by currency as well because when in Asia I think it’s normal to chance possession upon several, aside from the currency of my homeland.

So I have Indonesian Rupiah of course, then the Singapore dollar, Malaysian Ringgit, Philippine Peso, Euros, US dollars and Australian dollars. The main compartment of my purse always holds the currency at the time of use and the rest are placed in another compartment.

Many times I’ve been tempted to get a picture of these currencies because I’ve never had these many types in possession! πŸ˜€ But maybe that’s for another blog post πŸ˜€

If you were a mouse in your house in the evening, what would you see your family doing?

Each face glued to his own piece of technology! 😱😱😱

Would you rather not be able to read or not be able to speak?

Not be able to speak. I think one positive way to look at it is that you don’t offend anyone or that you never say anything you regret. Besides, there’s always pen and paper.

Bonus question: Β What are you grateful for from last week ~

⭐ I’m grateful for seeing my mom and a couple of dear friends πŸ™‚ ❀

⭐ I’m also grateful for the opportunity to travel and, with all that’s going on in the world right now, to be able to do so safely.

~ and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?Β 

Nothing in particular, perhaps just getting back to comfortable routine and working on the new healthy habits challenges I took on and mentioned here πŸ™‚


And now what are YOUR answers? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚



TGIF everyone! ❀

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Share Your World 2016 #30

nacolibreWith your answers, please remember we are in the SYW world which may not always match our reality.

Do you prefer a bath or shower?

A shower. Rain-showers included πŸ’œ πŸ’œ πŸ’œ

If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?

Any store that has everything I love (books, yarn, fitness paraphernalia, interior decoration) and has pricey quality items preferably from all over the world.


Because this is an unlimited shopping spree people! As thus I want my purchases to be limited only by the strength of my dreams and my willingness to pull the items off the rack and into my cartS πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would that be?

Physically = 24, the time during which my waistline mirrored my age XD XD

Mentally and emotionally … hmmm, maybe 89? XD XD

List at least five movies that cheer you up.

Nacho Libre XD πŸ’˜ πŸ’˜ XD

I know I’m supposed to name 5 but really, ONLY Nacho Libre has the power to instantaneously pick me up.Β  Just show me the winsome tandem of Nacho and Esqueleto and I’m already grinning!


I’ve even chosen this song as my official in-case-of-(singing)-emergencies song:

Bonus question: Β What are you grateful for from last week ~

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and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?Β 

Adam! LOL XD XD Seriously, I’m beginning another knitted sweater project, for my husband this time, and I’m trying circular needles on for size πŸ˜€ The (knitting) fun never stops!

And now what are YOUR answers? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


Join the fun! πŸ˜€


Have a wonderful weekend, y’all! ❀ ❀

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Share Your World 2016 #29

What is the perfect pizza?

One that’s still piping hot! πŸ˜‹ And with extra cheese pleese! πŸ˜‹ πŸ˜‹ πŸ˜‹

What is your favorite time of day?

It used to be early morning but lately I’ve developed amnesia err … insomnia which renders me groggy-like-I’ve-been-hit-by-a-bus whenever I wake up to brew my magic elixir.

I still like mornings in general though because that’s when I get my workouts done and mid-day here in Indonesia is sometimes just too hot to do anything but take a siesta or lock yourself in an airconditioned room reading free Kindle ebooks.Β  (My that was a long sentence! πŸ˜„ πŸ˜„ πŸ˜„)

Show us two of your favorites photographs? Β The photos can be from anytime in your life span. Β Explain why they are your favorite.

Errr … I need more time to decide on this! 😱 😱 😱

Complete this sentence: Β I’m looking forward to….Β 

December 2016. By then we’ll be moving someplace else and I’m just so excited πŸ’πŸ»

Bonus question: Β What are you grateful for from last week ~

I am grateful for 2 things mostly:

⭐ I’m grateful for finding happiness in cooking 😊 And this really means I’ve come a looong way in this domestic adventure of mine. About a year ago I couldn’t even see myself cooking – if you’d have asked me to boil water in a saucepan then I’d have burnt that too 😱 I’m serious! I was just never interested in cooking and so developed some kind of fear induced awe (and apathy) towards it.

Well not anymore! 😊 😊 At this point I’m past the oh-so-this-is-how-you-hold-a-knife-correctly stage and have transcended into the what-else-could-I-try-cooking plane. I have begun to receive requests from my husband and mini me and even my “experiments” have had more hits than misses lately. It’s fun! 😊 😊

⭐ I’m grateful for reaching out to an estranged friend and enjoying the friendship once again. We had a falling out a few months ago and I honestly thought I could do without the friendship. I was sorely mistaken there – it just added to the depression I often feel when I crave the feeling of home.

So I’m glad we’re good again. There’s still some apprehension because we haven’t even discussed what went wrong in the first place. But we’re back to exchanging snippets of our lives and that gives me additional ammo against the blues.Β  (I take whatever I can!) 😊 😊

and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?Β 

I don’t know yet, lately I’ve been feeling disengaged from the usual things I used to occupy my time with (as you might have noticed from the long silences in between blog posts ✌️🏿 ✌️🏿). I think I’m just taking a break of sorts. I’m reading books and allowing myself to be sucked into time-consuming (but very engaging) games and I’m just not analyzing it too much πŸ›€

Oh but maybe I can get myself to start a walking/running program. I really want to do this and I think it’s just my perfectionist attitude that’s getting in the way again πŸ˜” I always want to do an exercise every weekday without fail and get discouraged when I can’t. Right now though I’m contemplating maybe just 2 days of being out under open skies would be a great start πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Okay, now what are ⭐ YOUR ⭐ answers? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!Β  πŸ’‹ πŸ˜€

Disclaimer: all images found on Google.

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Share Your World 2016 #26

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Happy start of a brand new month everyone!!! We’re halfway through 2016 already – whoa that’s fast!

Today I’m doing the funΒ πŸ‘‰ SYW weekly again. If you’re in the mood for it, do join us by clicking the link πŸ™‚ β˜•οΈ My comments section is also just waiting for your answers, as always πŸ’ πŸ’

Now go grab your cuppa and let’s chat! β˜•οΈ

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With your answers, please remember we are in the SYW worldwhich may not always match our reality.

What’s your most memorable (good or bad) airplane flight?

Oh, I already mentioned this here πŸ˜€ But for those of you who just arrived: it was a flight home from LA during which I conceived of this blog. Also, I had just read an article about how polluted oxygen really is on airplanes, especially ones that travel long distance. So I was pondering on that as well and was really all the more miserable for it 😣 😣

How many bones, if any, have you broken?

None so far! Wee! XD XD

If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? (guest can be dead, alive, famous or someone you just know)

(cackles in glee) This part is FUN!!! πŸ˜‹ πŸ˜‹

My first 3 guests would be personifications of beauty, brains and brawns, that way I give my audience both mental and visual stimulation. (Why, we could talk about the benefits of olive oil on hair toΒ  strategizing about battle!) XD XD

1.Β  Helen of Troy. I really want to see the face that launched a thousand ships in person. How did she do it? Any beauty/personality secrets we might benefit from? And, how was it to be a swan? Does she have a book deal for this juicy story yet?

maxresdefault2.Β  Cleopatra. I’ve read that she wasn’t really that beautiful but, anyone who can make an emperor fall in love by just rolling out of a carpet is a force to be reckoned with. I think it would be nice to pick her brain about shock marketing.

3.Β  The Greek Goddess Athena. She’s got such an impressive resume. She’s intelligent, temperamental, vain. A fierce protector who was also generous, compassionate, and knew how to rock an owl as a mascot. She’s allowed to wield Zeus’ thunderbolt as well. She’s the only girl I need on my team to beat Taylor Swift’s girl-squad.

Make a Currently List: What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating, needing, wanting, and missing right now?

Reading:Β  The Fallen Princess (Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery Series)

Watching: CNN

Listening To: The Fitness Marshall Playlist

Eating: Nutella!

Needing / Wanting:Β  a place to call home

Missing: the ability to go out and explore on my own without looking like a clueless foreigner πŸ™ˆ πŸ™ˆ πŸ™ˆ

Bonus question: Β What are you grateful for from last week ~

Hmmmm, let’s see… Oh, I know! I’m grateful for a quick day-trip to Singapore during which we were able to indulge in metropolitan buzz, much anticipated treats and additional knitting supplies for me πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Beach! β›±Β πŸ‘™ β›± πŸ‘£

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Now what are YOUR answers? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚