Tuesday with Teddy

Tuesday with Teddy– Poem (A Senryū)

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Who will play with me?
For I am a single child
with Teddy watching

Teddy doesn’t fight.
Teddy watches patiently.
All my toys are mine!

A smile to set things straight (Senryū)

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A smile to set things straight (A Senryū)

never seen her smile

never perfect when dented

can one fix a smile?



A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. – Phyllis Diller

Kuching ( meaning cat) is Malaysia’s cat city.

Kuching ( meaning cat) is Malaysia’s cat city.

I just read Dr. Martha’s post about cats on a ‘Caturday’. It reminds me about Malaysia’s cat city, Kuching!

assorted color kittens
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I used to conduct training in Kuching. One can see many iconic cat statues in the city. There is even a cat muzeum! I love the sea food there!

Historically, the first ruler (a white Rajah) was an Englishman, James Brooke (1841 to 1946).



People who don’t like cats were probably mice in an earlier life. – Unknown

“Kittens are angels with whiskers.” – ISABEL ABDAI

Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.- Mark Twain

A well-lived present will make tomorrow, a better future.

A well-lived present will make tomorrow, a better future.


grieve not the loss of breasts.

grieve not the loss of an anus.

grieve not the loss of an amputated limb.

grieve not the loss of a mentally healthy child.

It is all, but, the past.

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Breast cancer survivor (Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com)

welcome a new life beating breast cancer.

welcome a stoma, a new anus.

welcome a new prosthetic limb.

welcome a mentally well-rehabilitated child.

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Live the present, the best one can.

For today, the ‘present’, well-lived,

will make a tomorrow,

a better future!



“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” – Bil Keane

Honey, have you seen my glasses?

Honey, have you seen my glasses? ( A Senryū)

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I left it right here!

“Have you seen my spectacles?”

“There, it’ s on the shelf!”


Dad found it again!

“cos he’s the one who kept it!”

In case I lose it!


Have you experienced this hide and seek game at home? Unintentionally?

Whispering Waves on Wednesday

Whispering Waves on Wednesday -Poem (Haiku)

palm trees at beach
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Serene peaceful beach
crawling and whispering waves
sunset or sunrise?

Coconut trees sway
Can you feel the winds blowing?
See leaves fluttering?


A Haiku, The Wild Bears — Travis J. McRoy

A Haiku, The Wild Bears — Travis J. McRoy

So this haiku originated with a simple verse from a Winnie The Pooh jingle, “I’m so rumbly in my tumblyTime to munch an early luncheonhum da de dum dum.” It got me thinking about what bears will go through just for sustenance. With no reservations at all, they will swing their arms through swarms of […]

A Haiku, The Wild Bears — Travis J. McRoy

Beautiful people do not just happen!

Beautiful people do not just happen!

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“I’m not the kind of person who likes to shout out my personal issues from the rooftops, but with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it’s completely controllable. I hope I can help remove any stigma attached to it, and that those who don’t have it under control will seek help with all that is available to treat it.” — Catherine Zeta-Jones

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Cancer And The Doctor’s ‘Crystal Ball’

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Cancer And The Doctor's 'Crystal Ball'

How many years have I left? 
At my stage of cancer, 
and according to statistical studies, 
the doctor said that I had about two years left! 

Mr. Despondent cried. 
I cannot afford to be admitted. 
For each day without work 
would mean no food for my family! 

Mr. Suicidal mulled. 
Cancer means death. 
Cancer means a lot of pains. 
My family will worry about more hospital bills! 

Mr. Pious calmly accepted. 
It's not for the doctor to decide. 
Only GOD will determine when he takes me. 
Meanwhile, I will continue to do good. 

Mr. Philosophical stated. 
My young colleague died, 
on the spot, in an accident, 
and another two, 
of heart attack and dengue. 
With cancer, I have time to plan 'my future'. 

Mr. Fighter scoffed. 
That was twelve years ago! 
Look at these two scars on my tummy. 
I challenged each time the 'Big C' returned! 
It’s interesting to note 
how some people have greater will-power
 to live compared to others. 

It is important to have 

a nurturing of hope, positive attitude, 
stronger determination, better coping skills, 
with good family support and love. 

Each physician should not look at 
his or her own ‘part of the elephant’ 
but at the client as a whole. 

Are there sufficient supports 
from nurses, palliative team, social welfare, 
counsellors and religious personnel? 
**************** “The cure of many diseases is unknown to physicians because they are ignorant of the whole. For the part can never be well unless the whole is well.”  - Plato.

A Smile To Open A Hurting Heart

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A Smile To Open A Hurting Heart

I used to meet him around the corner, 
walking alone, deep in his thoughts,
I have never seen him smile.
His feature frown leaves many wondering,
setting permanent, a crease between his brows.

... is life knocking hard on him? 

Many poor children born with defective hearts,
had theirs repaired complimentarily
by this one without a smile;
a saviour hand lent by God.

'...but who will heal my child of his ailing mind?'

Yet he is entrusted 
to care for many other sheep because 
he is the chosen one, capable of doing so.

Lina, Anna and Rosnah sat waiting 
for their child at the mental rehabilitation centre.
These single mothers, too, have forsaken their smiles,

...for 'who will mend their broken hearts?'
“A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.”Dalai Lama  
An honest smile is an icebreaker.    -  Toba Beta