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Highlights of July 2014

A purple bloom
A purple bloom

Another month has just zoomed by and the kids have been back in school for about a month now.  Everyone is back to “School mode” and there has been quite a lot of surprises that happened this month.

Monkey boy and Doggie boy posing for the camera
Monkey boy and Doggie boy posing for the camera

First of I manage to complete blogging about our holiday to Hong Kong  last month. It was a fun but tiring trip due to the hot weather. Maybe in the future if it is possible we will schedule our next trip in December instead where it is cooler.

Doggie boy and R on a kiddy ride
Doggie boy and R on a kiddy ride

Playing at  an Arcade is certainly a lot of fun. The kids had quota filled with three trips to the arcade during our vacation.  Talk about playing to the max!!

Tiger girl looking at a space shuttle
Tiger girl looking at a space shuttle

Since the trip to the Hong Kong Science Museum  I have been doing quite a lot of thinking on how I have been living my life so far. The decisions that I have made and  how I aim to live a more purposeful life.

I shared about the 10 Underlying Principles to follow and how I am working towards a better relationship with all those around me.

July was a month of surprises which were both sweet and bitter.

A status update on Facebook on Monkey boy
A status update on Facebook on Monkey boy

It was great to receive positive affirmation from Monkey boy.  It’s one of the confirmations that I get from the kids that they appreciate what I have been doing for them and the family these few years.

I was also glad to meet up with some of my ex-classmates which I haven’t seen for the past 20 years since high school at the recent Alumni dinner.  I manage to re-connect with a couple of secondary school classmates and it was great to see that they are doing well and enjoying their family & work life.

I started a new series on the blog You & Me = US where I explore more in-depth the feelings and thoughts that I have been having.

Orange Salad that I made
Orange Salad that I made

Health is an issue that one should not take lightly.  Healthy eating and having more greens and fruits is certainly on my agenda.

This month we received the unfortunate news that R’s grandmother passed away. She was 96 years old and had been staying in an old folks home for the past few years due to ailing health.  We were sad to see her leave us but we know that she is in a better place now and free from the bodily pains that she used to suffer.

How was your July like?

Yummy Yummy Salads

Orange and Kiwi Salad
Orange and Kiwi Salad

Salads are one of the types of food that I am trying to eat more often.  It is something that I am introducing to the kids to get them to eat more varied fruits and vegetables.   I am  incorporating them  our weekday meals so that everyone is able to get the required nutrients .

 

Rocket Salad
Rocket Salad

Having salads on the table really adds color to the meal served.  It gives me a chance to increase the variety of foods dished out at each meal and see how the different combinations work.

 

Kiwi Salad
Kiwi Salad

The kids love fruits and I try to give them a wide choice of fruits that can eat at each meal.

Orange Salad
Orange Salad

This is one of my personal favourite as there are many slices of juicy oranges and tomatoes within the salad.

What salads do you like to eat?

 

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