Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The simple things in life

I happens to like this melody, haha. As this is a personal blog, it's kinda of talking to myself which I can't do publicly as people might think I'm crazy.

Anyway, I would like to congratulate Miss Yip Pin Xiu for her achievements here. I was kind of disappointed when she set an existing world record of 50.04 secs for the 50m freestyle paralympics heats but have to settle for a silver in the final despite the winner not being able to match her timing in the heats. I was kind of tempted to look into her birth-chart for the answer however Destiny had given it back
gracefully with a GOLD in the 50m backstroke event, thanks Destiny. No,I'm not related to her, ha-ha. Just my thoughts for the day. However, let's not also forget Laurentia Tan in the equestrian events for the two first bronze medals for Singapore, the starting point and also for other athletes who have done their best. By the way, Miss Laurentia Tan have cerebral palsy which means she cannot hear, speak, sit and walk. Remind us how to be thankful despite the hiccups we have in life, right? They are handicapped and still can make a mark in life, can you?

No jokes tonight but a simple story to end the day,


A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard.

As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy.

Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies."

"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, "these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."

The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. "I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"

"Sure," said the farmer, being sporting. And with that he let out a whistle, "Here, Dolly!" he called. Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.

The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared; this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up.

“I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt.

The kind farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."

With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.

Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands."

Good-nite, fruits for thoughts. by the way, I have been putting in a lot of fruits in my diet lately. I know that the picture is not a puppy, ok? I kinda of like it, ha-ha...