Showing posts with label siblings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label siblings. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

on happiness is not a fish...

A whattt? My elder brother's shirt reads "Happiness is not a fish..." If you ask me, it's like a strange description of what happiness is not.

I've googled for "happiness is not a fish" and I then realized that it is actually part of the lyrics of a song from the rock genre. "Happiness is not a fish that you can catch." Does it make sense now? :-)

Do I think so? I am actually not sure. What's running in my head right now is that we all have a different way of seeing and feeling true happiness. Some people may find it easy to catch a fish and they're already fine and happy with it. Some find it difficult as well. However, for some people, happiness cannot be compared to catching a fish and neither can it be measured by the type of fish being caught. :-)

Oh, in any case, it doesn't matter if we don't know what happiness is not. As long as we know what happiness is. This post may sound crap but I am actually surprised because I like the way I am thinking right now. Caffeinated thinking... LOL. I hope this will not be grounds for me to get stripped off the two "Substance Awards" that I just received recently. Speaking of awards (Mashkan Award and Substance Award), I have yet to do them on my subsequent posts. So, stay tuned for that!
 
In case you are wondering why I am pondering about this happiness and fish thing, it is because July 14th is my brother's birthday. This is just my way of remembering him on his birthday...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

brother's biggest achievement

After all the many things I've written about my brother Jason, I still feel like writing about him. Brother J had been my long time boardmate or housemate for many years before I got married and lived with my husband. In all those years where I became her guardian parent when he was still a student, I guess you can say that we've put up with one another, hehehe. I guess at some point (or shall I say 'at times') I was the typical 'overprotective' sister that most siblings would not dare wish to have. During my time, back in my student years, I've never really fooled around. I was the typical student and a home buddy. Sure, I have friends but they're also my kind. So, when it comes to brother and my younger sister, I thought it would help them be in the right path if I act as their sister disciplinarian but then I realized that this has not really helped at all, especially with my brother, because most of the time they would end up hating me for it. I'm not saying I'm not close with my siblings, though. It's just that there are lots of things that we disagree on. Let's probably just call it generation gap. Today I'm not wishing for anything more for my brother J but for him to fulfill what he wants to achieve in life. Now that he's not living with me and is now in another country, I was very happy when he told us that his biggest achievement is is his faith. So, to my brother, keep it up! Rock n Roll!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas 2009: Missing My Bros!

Christmas is all about family. This is why I feel a little sad to know that I'll be missing my two brothers this Christmas 2009. I don't know why I miss them when all they do is try not to be around home almost all the time. I feel like they wanted to be with their friends rather than be at home celebrating the holidays. Oh yeah, maybe that's how brothers are. They show up at noche buenas and then sneak out to see their peers, have silly conversations with them, and enjoy getting drunk and all that. Still, despite all that fact, I miss my two brothers. Such sweet fellas hekhekhek. It's like they've been gone for a really longgggg time.
Merry Christmas, bros! Hope to see you both soon.

Talking About The New Normal

What's the new normal these days? This got me thinking today, and I thought I should make a list. 1. Wearing Masks. Obviously, it'...