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JoytheBaker’s blog has become my one of my daily clicks. And yesterday’s post was about to-do-lists.

People often talk about preparing their to-do-lists, bucket lists, list of things to do before they die. Most of the time, these kinda lists are filled with tasks that we always dream of doing. Most of the time, these lists are daunting,  terrifying  or just plain hard to do!!

So instead of making a list of things I’m gonna do before I die ( so morbid), I’m making a list of things I want to do this week. And these are things that I can easily do, are fun to do and I’ve alreday got the equipment to do them.

1. Do a painting.

2. Practice QiGong everyday

3. Bake a cake I’ve never baked before (I’m always baking butter cake or chocolate chip cookies. :p)

There. 3 things to do this week. I think that should keep me VERY occupied.


Most morning, at 8am sharp, 2 birds will come knocking at our bedroom window. Like woodpeckers.

The first time it happened, scared the hell out of us and my dog Mochi. We jumped out of bed and looked around frantically wondering where that sound was coming from. Once we found the source of it, it became rather funny. We had to keep Mochi quiet so the birdies don’t get scared and fly away.

Birds outside our window

Birds ourside our window

Picture’s a bit blurry coz it was shot through the window.

We believe their nest is somewhere above our windows and every morning, before they leave for ‘work’, they knock on our window to say hi.  And I’ll (ToyBoy’s usually too lazy) get up and wave hi back to them.



I was reading this blog by Joy The Baker where she was talking about growing old as in pushing the nineties. She was asking her readers to picture themselves in their old age. What they would be doing…that sorta thing.

So the day-dreamer me immediately went to work. And this is what I pictured.

Me and ToyBoy living in a cottage type of house with lots of land space for a lush garden. The house has a patio with a swing. I love swings. And also a table with 4 chairs that we sit on to sip our teas, whiskeys, and wines.

We’re playing with our dogs while enjoying the cool breeze and listening to the Jazz music playing through the expensive high tech speakers that are wired all over the house.

The house has got lots of vintage design touches. But it also has lots of high tech gadgets (for our convenience) that are placed in such a way that it doesn’t disrupt the flow of the vintage design.  

We will spend our days going to the supermarket, buying groceries, sitting in the sun room, napping, drinking wine, having friends over, cooking dinner (done by the help of course) for ourselves and our friends, painting, drawing…

Rrrrrriinnngggg!!!!!!!!! the phone rings…back to reality.



Yes! I’ve started taking art classes.

This has been a dream/hobby of mine. To take up drawing and painting again. I was an arts stream student in high school. And as a kid, I really enjoyed drawing and painting. As an adult, I enjoy looking at paintings and visiting exhibitions wishing I can paint as well as the featured artists.

So after many many months of debating whether I have the ‘talent’ to paint and draw, I finally got my ass off the couch enough to start looking for an art class.

When I finally found one, goodness me. Its not cheap. And its not easy finding an art center that has adult classes. Most art centers are for schooling children. The fact that he teaches mostly expat adults and ‘rich politicians’ wifes’ is enought of an indication of his fees huh?  So how much is the class? Its a whopping RM120 for every 2 hour class. So to ease my wallet a bit, I’m only doing this twice a month. The rest of the time, will have to rely on myself. Thank goodness for internet. I found so many sites with online tutorials.

These are some art that I’ve found online which is going keep me motivated. And you’ll notice they’re all very childlike type of paintings. Life is realistic enough that we all need some childishness to remind us of those carefree days right?

This is a painting by Kathy R Jeffords. Her art cottage is called The Dreamy Giraffe. I must admit, it was the name Dreamy Giraffe which caught my eye as I used to be called Giraffe (due to my very long neck and late bloomer  body). And I was very dreamy as a child. All my teachers used to say I have my head stuck in a cloud. ALL THE TIME! :p

This painting is by an artist that calls herself Dahlias By Design. She sells her work on Etsy.  

Back to the drawing board now. Have a good week ahead.