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A multi -faceted look at one Chinese woman's life. including musings about travelling and family life...

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Festive greetings....!!

Tree is up, decorations up and now I can relax , I am glad that my Christmas shopping was already all done in October!!   Ryan is hoping for a bike, a metal detector & Transformers toys....amongst other things.

I felt tired today - not sure why - but just didn't feel too motivated and perhaps a little down in the blues...
I miss my daddy. He's still in the home...can't see, speak properly or walk..he's been the biggest source of my pain for the last 10 years....how would life had turned out if he had never taken that fatal heart attack & stroke?!   Whose fault was it that my parent's marriage never worked out?

I feel regretful that time can't be turned back.....I remember him always smiling, though he had a serious side , most of the time he was very childlike and fun loving, which is a good thing. Who wants to be around a misery guts?

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Britney you're amazing!!

These are some of the pictures I took at the Femme fatale concert on the 25th October 2011.

Hi, anybody still here?

I know it's unforgiveable to have kept you all waiting - so sorry that I haven't blogged on this for a while.

My life just seems to get busier & busier.

Well, my son started P.2 end of August there after a long 8 weeks break in the summer. During that time we visited Alicante (Spain) and Liverpool/Manchester.    The Alicante trip was our 'proper' holiday this summer......I have good memories of it - I would go back , if only to see the look on Ryan's face when he accidentally put his hand on one of those statue street artists which started moving!!!! What a hilarious moment that was - wish I could've caught it on camera...Ryan leaped about 30 feet!

Summer is over & so is the autumn season (almost), it felt quite cold tonight and the gritters were out on the roads , the first time I noticed it!!       Everyone's planning for Christmas, now I have to say it IS going a bit far for those that have already got their decorations up including tree etc.!?!    I am well organised every festive season but wouldn't put my tree up yet.

Ryans is learning in leaps & bounds, I'm amazed he can read so many words, I'm impressed by how smart my little baby is!  He does art club (afterschool club) - he naturally loves to draw. Maybe if I nurture it, he will flourish...I was never really any good at the art. Couldn't paint to save my life...I feel embarrassed everytime I think of my failed venture of joining an art class & being about the only one there that couldn't master painting the colour chart in watercolours - my work atually resembled a 3 year old's painting!!

I LOVE music - going to concerts I mean.  I was at Britney Spear's one recently , she had come to Belfast. What an amazing comeback.  Ok she might use her body/sex appeal to sell records but who doesn't these days???     She's doing great and I admire her strength after all she's been through - she is human after all.

Our computer crashed this morning so I have lost a whole lot of information on it - thank goodness it wasn't TOO important. Well at least I don't think so.

Wow!! Tomorrow is a big day for the music entertainment industry. The MTV European music awards are to be held in Belfast!! Yay!!   That means an estimated 20,000 extra visitors to the city. It's be interesting to see just what will happen - already stars such as Coldplay & Rihanna have already been spotted outside the Europa Hotel in Gt. Victoria Street. Lucky for those that did the spotting!  I'm too old to be fighting my way to see famous faces.

Been carrot juicing for my health - had been eating too much junk lately too....just hope my arms don't turn a slight shade of orange like they did the last time.  I don't wanna look like the mad person in the 'I've been tangoed' adverts - remember those?

       Ryan's 5th Birthday - Funworks centre , Newtownabbey

         Daisy - our new Syrian hamster!

Albert Dock, Liverpool

                                    Chinese Arch , Liverpool Chinatown

Alicante - Ryan & mummy having refreshments at the top of the castle grounds

SO much fun!!!  Terra Mitica theme park @ Benidorm, Spain.

Tabarca Island - Spain

Alicante castle grounds, Spain.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Bomb Alerts!!! All Fourteen of them!!

What a lovely place Northern Ireland is....except for a few idiots that find it amusing to cause disruption by creating bomb alerts - 14 of them!!!!   It all started last night in South Belfast, then there were 3 today in my local area. Thankfully they were all hoaxes and to my knowledge no one was hurt.    I mean, 99.9999% of the people in Northern Ireland want PEACE and they want to move on, it's just this tiny minority that want to cause problems.  I mean a journey that normally takes me 5 mins, took me an hour today because of the road closures caused by the alerts!!     I'm glad the PSNI have already arrested 5 people because of what happened..

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Woop woop!!

I forgot to say I received 87% in my final Latin assignment, which is the equivalent of an A grade.  I received four A grades since I started.  I am not blowing my own trumpet.  No.   But I am proud of the fact that my hard work has paid off , and three weeks today will be the final exam.   I am excited at the prospect of being one step closer to getting a degree. Woop Woop!!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Well done on my Latin!!

My Latin is going so well that I must give it a mention before I write anything else.
I received 92% in the first assignment and 95% in the 2nd. The third I am about to do next week.
I attended the tutorial last week in Belfast and I felt happy that the tutor was so helpful.    There were only 2 of us that attended.  Myself, and a girl that travelled up to Belfast by train from Kildare.  Now that is dedication.  I admire people like that I truly do.    At the minute I am tackling the future deponents (grammar) and just hoping my brain will retain it all and let me reproduce it on the day of the exam....I hope so. Exam nerves have been known to get the better of me but I will make pretty sure that I get a decent grade...so it's revision, revision, revision all next week!
My daffodils and crocuses have appeared in my garden and they are lovely.  I LOVE fresh flowers - nothing like a good colourful bunch to brighten up your day!!
First of all I must say how dreadfully ashamed I am for not having updated this for a while, life has just been so hectic that I have barely time to blink, I've been rather busy and I hope that this post will somewhat make up for that.
My mother had her 60th birthday 2 months ago. It was a big thing that took months of planning by my closest sis' and step dad.    To cut a long story short, my mum enjoyed herself tremendously which was great but she stiil is a workaholic.  Something I doubt will ever change. 
Everything changes so fast, my son is getting bigger and more curious than ever - mummy , he says to me today. 'Are you Chinese or are you Chinese & English like me?'  Dear love him. I tried my best to explain to him and he wants me to teach him more Chinese words....not that easy since his father is English speaking and most of my friends speak English!! 
I have been putting on a little bit of weight lately , not good. Still am unable to decide on an outfit for my cousin's wedding.  A top and slim black trousers seem too 'casual' yet, if I wear a smart/posh-ish frock I would feel overdressed (I really would) so am at a loss as to what to wear!  I have 4 months to decide!

My beauty tip of the week - Homemade face mask

Step 1.  Mix some honey with flour to make a paste
Step 2.   Add a good few drops of lemon juice.
Step 3.  Apply to your face ( the lemon will help remove blackheads) for 10 minutes and rinse off.

Beautiful skin!!

Ryan sings......