Grateful and Guilty – Rolling Stones and Late night Supper

The much-awaited Rolling Stones ’14 On Fire’ Tour was finally here.

The outdoor Mt Smart stadium in Auckland was filled to the brim. Approximately 40,000 (perhaps) fans clapped, cheered and sang along with the band oblivious to the light shower. I was not dressed for the not too friendly weather. All the reason to buy myself a merchandize, a piece of Rolling Stone Vintage Hoodie for remembrance.

The evening ended with a visit to Momo Tea for supper and cup of Bubble Tea.

Grateful for the enjoyable concert and Guilty for the late night feed.

rollingstones momo tea

Whether it’s a trashy TV show, extra-pulpy fiction, or nutrient-free candy, write a thank-you note to your guiltiest guilty pleasure.

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Verbal Confirmation

To be

To have

To think

To move

To hold

To love

To care


Someone has to be there

to do all these things.

It takes one to start

to make things happen.

Smile and pass it on

what a beautiful world

this is the place to be.


to be

Image credit Pugster Jewelry

To be, to have, to think, to move — which of these verbs is the one you feel most connected to? Or is there another verb that characterizes you better?

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All about scarves

Scarves are great clothes accessories. It can enhance the plainest top or dress into a cool stylish outfit. There are summer scarves of thinner material and winter scarves to keep you warm around the neck.

You may or may not know that scarves originated from Ancient Rome.  Their original name was “sudarium” which is latin for Sweat cloth.  The scarves were used to wipe sweat from ones face and was worn for hygienic purpose then.

Roman soldiers wore red scarves to identify their ranks. Over the years scarves become more and more popular both for adornment and for the more practical purpose as protection from the cold.

From the 19th century it was popular to use the scarf to show one’s political leanings.  Scarves have been used to display club membership and part of uniforms since the beginning of the twentieth century. The most prominent example being the boy scouts.

Original scarves were made of cloth and in 17th Century they evolved to become made of silk in China. Wool scarves didn’t become popular until the 20th century.

Wrap up your look with one easy piece.

Let’s check out a few out of numerous ways to tie a scarf.


Overload Alert via Daily Prompt

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” — Gertrude Stein

Do you agree?

I would say that to keep your common sense, you chose and pick what you deemed to be useful information and remember only those.

Today I am sharing with you all about scarves so you will choose to remember the origin of scarves or only register in your mind the ways you like most how to tie your scarf.


Everything you wanted to know about scarves but too afraid to ask



Uncanned Laughter – funny as!

New Zealand has always been a nation with an eclectic mix of people and nationalities, and this mixing pot of cultures has led to the country developing its own particular way of speaking.

Kiwis say funny stuff like

sex‘ instead of ‘six

fish and chips‘ becoming ‘fush en chups‘.

If you are told to bring a plate, be sure it has food on it to share.

If you are angry, remember to say you are “pissed off” (not just pissed).

If it’s pissing down, bring an umbrella.

When they tell you to put your woolies on, it refers to any warm layers.

Eh?  Used at the end of a sentence when you’re not really asking a question, more providing a statement that you want confirmation for such as “this post is really cool, eh”

If you stay in a country long enough, no matter where you are from, you will start picking up their phrases.  That’s ‘sweet as‘.  This is the most famous Kiwi phrase, any adjective can be followed by the word “as”  for example funny as, hard as, cold as, hot as, cool as, anything as!

We all know that Kiwis pronounce ‘egg‘ as if it was ‘igg‘.

Here’s some egg jokes.

At a party, a magician was producing egg after egg from a little boy’s ear.
“There!” he said proudly. “I bet your Mum can’t produce eggs without hens, can she?”
“Oh yes, she can,” said the boy. “She keeps ducks.”

How can you drop an egg six feet without breaking it?
By dropping it seven feet – it won’t break for the first six.

What happens if you play table tennis with a bad egg?
It goes ping, then it goes pong.

What do you call an egg that goes on safari?
An eggs-plorer!

What happens when you tell an egg a joke?
It cracks up!

What day of the week do chickens hate the most?

Why did the chicken cross the playground?
To get to the other slide!

Why did the chicken cross the internet?
To get to the other site!


Did I make you laugh?  Or Smile or Grin?  Funny as!




A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.

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Frame of Mind

As the saying goes, you are what you make of yourself.  You can control your own destiny.

Whether you believe it or not, indeed it’s all in the state of mind.  When you feel lousy, you feel down and you feel sick.  In good times, when you are high spirit, you feel good and you smile and the world smiles with you.

If you could paint your current mood onto a canvas, what would that painting look like? What would it depict?

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Here where I am at this moment, the weather is cold, windy and my four legged friend can’t even ‘go on the grass’. Often times when he cannot hold it in the middle of the night, I have to drag myself up to find the house keys and let him out.  I have a terrible cough and my whole body aches.  Negatives, negatives and more negatives.


This is what my mood is like…………. but

a little voice told me, the weather may be cold, wet and wild but I have a roof above my head and the heater to keep me warm and something inside me glows.  Feeling thankful, in darkness, I see…….


In life I remind myself daily, in good times, I rejoice.  In bad times, I console myself knowing there are others out there worst off than me.  Living in thankfulness, I create a balance, hard as it may be sometimes but ………

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass.
It’s about dancing in the rain.
Life is what you make it.

This is a canvas of my current mood, it may be brighter or darker some days but I will never allow the light to go out.

Create a balance and keep the glow.

An Odd Trio

Once upon a time there was a cat named Sugar
whose favourite food were bowls of soup of any kind
fishy, sweet corn or pumpkin all licking good.

Her master was a young teenage boy named Ragus
who had a little row boat and often took Sugar with him down the river
carried her tightly wrapped in a beach towel.

What an Odd Trio
A Cat, A bowl of Soup, A beach Towel
Time for a boat ride, said Ragus to Sugar.

S U G A R   or   R A G U S

 –   A story of sweet nothings, meow –



Today, you can write about whatever you what — but your post must include, in whatever role you see fit, a cat, a bowl of soup, and a beach towel.

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Sleepy Time

Another night of late dinner
with a full stomach
retired to my room with my mac on my lap
reading your story and writing mine.

As I was about to shut down my mac
Daily post popped up on my screen
yet another night
with a topic too tempting to ignore.

Another twenty minutes or more
before l switch off the light
lay down my head
and one hand reaching out.

As always there is one last thing I must do
immediately after shutting down my mac
next to my bed my iphone
found its way on my palm one finger pressing WP yet again.

Another same routine night after night
going to bed late or sleep procrastination
Night in, night out, making my eyes like
an owl at night and a panda in the day.


photo (22)


More and more of us go to bed too late because of sleep procrastination. What are the nighttime rituals that keep you up before finally dozing off?

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Antique Antics – Someone is taking a break

Oldest thing I own?

This little photo I created.  It’s an oldie but a goodie.

It can be recycled, again and again, same message.

Whenever I am about to take a break, I will post it on WordPress.



What’s the oldest thing you own? (Toys, clothing, twinkies, Grecian urns: anything’s fair game.) Recount its history — from the object’s point of view.

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Terminal Time – At long last I can finish reading my book

I do not know if it is the norm
as I grow older but not sure if wiser
I find it harder to concentrate
or stay motivated to complete a simple task.


Other than blogging
or having to earn my living
seven and a half hours of work
five days a week.


I cannot concentrate long enough
to finish reading a book
or sit through a two hours movie
in the comfort of my lounge.


I used to be ever so energetic
my routine of an hour at the gym
followed by a swim like a fish up and down
at least ten lapse of olympic pool length.


I will soon be off for a break
packed with two books
terminal time, hoping to put my feet up
I hope to get my concentration back.


You’re at the airport
your flight is delayed for six more hours
and none of your electronic devices is working
How do you pass the time?

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valley of amazement