Shalom's day out

Every weekend, no matter how busy we are, we will not fail to bring kiddo out. Most days we will definitely bring her to parks where she gets to share gossips with different pals of hers. Not sure if they know each other but let's just assume that they are all friends. Life will be more peaceful this way. LOL
From these outings, I sort of gathered that the kids relay messages or gossips by marking with their pee. It seems like one sniff is a download of information of each other's life:P And comments are when one marks over someone else's pee mark. Hehehe.

I supposed when they sniff each other's butts or face, it also another form of communication.
Armed with our poo bags for our diva is quite a poo machine during her sessions out to the parks or jungle trekking, and yes we generally keep her on leash. Well its just adherence to rules although she has proven herself to be very good off leash. However we do not want to encourage owners whose kids are not good at recalls or off leash commands, so we have Shalom on the leash. Cleaning up after her is also a must. Can you imagine how it is to step on poo? Eeeewww. But yes, despite clear signs, some owners just choose to ignore the clean up signs or leash signs. Sigh. It is not easy to find dog friendly parks in Malaysia, and I can't comprehend why some folks could not are less. Are they waiting for the park to be taken from us all? For now, it seems like only Desa Park City Waterfront is truly doggie friendly except for the eateries.

Complaints aside - can't be "sighy". Shalom gets her chance to be off leash where possible. That is for her to have her runs. This diva with all her fur is quite a sight when she runs. Yes she runs like the wind and her fur flaps. Something like a flying mop. And when airborne you can catch her expression - almost a gremlin. Very delightful.
Of course once she has finished her runs, the pink tongue is all out with her contented smily face - most times, she will seek for a chair or stool. Anything but the ground. Such diva isn't she?
And on days when she absolutely is super diva after the walk, Daddy comes armed with a stroller for the diva to ride in.
All these trips, I normally stock up on plenty of water, treats (in case she gets hungry but again no reason for her nor her pals to say no to treats:P) and ice cool yogurt. Honestly, the icy yogurt is for us, but she loves it. And being generally a safe food, we allow her these lovely ice cold yogurt. Shalom absolutely adores them. Check out that face:-)
One other reason why we simply love the weekend outings as much as Shalom, these parks or jungle trek sessions (will post pictures from trekking session soon) is so peaceful and delightful for both Shalom and us alike. Its therapeutic - the fresh air, some sun, grass - nature does wonders to the soul!)

Allah, Islam & Christianity

The whole world is looking at Malaysia. Malaysians are talking about it. Sigh...

My take? No reason to drop the word Allah from Bibles when it has been used all this while in East & Peninsular Malaysia all this while. Even the the Christians in the Middle East use the word "Allah". Are we to demand that they drop the usage too?

But more so, its simply the Christian way of addressing Allah in Bahasa Malaysia. If I were to call my father "Daddy", does that mean that only I can use the word Daddy and I demand that everyone else not use the word daddy. No more Godaddy for us to purchase domain names. The movie Big Daddy starring Adam Sandler is also not allowed. Imagine the courts around the world or for that matter our Malaysian courts and cabinet ministers being kept busy on Daddy, Dad, Papa, Appa etc. LOL.

Even in protesting a court's judgement, who are these arsonist to burn the churches? Its total disrespect. Surely Islam has taught all to be humble and be respectful. Beyond respect, we're also looking at what if people were hurt in the attack? Or what if someone dies because of the arson?

Whatever it is, nothing warrants such deliberate provocative violent acts on places of worship (I would like to term it terrorism although I fear it is a strong word for emotional beings who cannot exercise restrain and humility). This violence is not to be termed as as communal conflict of Muslims and Christians in malaysia because we have always being united. The arson is an insult to Islam and to all religions in Malaysia.

We are pushing for 1Malaysia . And in the absence of tolerance, what is 1Malaysia. Is it even possible?

Fabulous 2010

Its a new year and I can't help feeling chirpy and excited. Many are not sure what the year of the Tiger (Chinese horoscope) brings - many fengshui masters have said its a lot of clashing of the elements.

I am however very upbeat. Not just because my fengshui consultant Belinda has said so but its just the feel good factor that I have been having inside my being. On another note, the law of attraction - feel down and nasty and that is what you will attract.

2009 albeit a rocky year with so many hospital visits and stays, my Godma passed away, some lost transactions and a bad accident myself (I crashed an ATV and the ATV bounced off my 41kg frame) but its still been a good one coz I chose to look at it from a good angle. The incidences has united friends and family. A precious bond that we cannot value in dollars and sense. That warm fuzzy feel is precious.

So will be fabulous. I wish all friends and family, acquaintances and even the random stranger a bountiful year ahead filled with good health, joy and prosperity.

Resolutions? None. Just goals! And I have 10 of them. Breaking them down seems easier and so come 2010, its just 10 goals broken down into 365 days. I'll fill in the details as the days goes:-)