Archive for October, 2010


Have your cake and eat it, too

During one dinner time, my friends and I were talking about the things we do and the wishes we have.  Sometimes when we wish for something and it comes, are we able to handle it? How prepared are we take on that wish? There is a Chinese saying that whatever you heart desires, it will come true. So far, that has worked for people around, including me. Just that lately, it comes faster than I expected!

Then someone said, “Isn’t that what you wish for?’ I said yes and then I also wished for something else in the mean time. Now both wishes are tugging at me. Then one friend said, “Well you can’t have your cake and eat it, too.” I went, “Huh?” Having my cake and not eating it seems such a waste and surely this old cliche does not work now, does it? There are people who have their cakes and eat them, too. So why not me? Maybe I start with a small piece of the cake?

Who says we can’t have our cake and eat it too? If we believe that to be true, then we restrict ourselves to that and obviously, there will be not any cake eating. I choose to believe otherwise. I am sure things can be sorted out and things can be done. Perhaps on a smaller scale for a start.

Thus I have decided to have my cake and will be eating it, soon. After all I am not the first to do so. You, too?


A Parting Farewell

For the past few days, many people in Singapore were saddened by the passing of the wife of Minister Mentor, Lee Kuan Yew. There were a number of articles, on-line blogs and news centered on her life and her contributions to the nation in her quiet ways. They were not only an interesting read but also tugged at the heartstrings.

What amazed me was the care and concern she had for people around her and the close relationship with her spouse. Theirs was a relationship where to have and to hold, for better for worse was real. It is a blessing to have a soul mate, someone to rejoice with, someone to share your sorrows and someone to just be there for you. In today’s world where relationships can be superficial and transient, having a real friend that lasts a life time is a rare find.

So let us treasure  the close ties we have with people who matter to us and cherish them while they are still around. Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones and no matter what status one has in life, grief does not escape  when a loved one is taken away. Farewell Mrs Lee. You will be remembered. 

By: Della Ng