Thursday 15 March 2018

Whats up

It has been a while since my last posting here, more than two years actually.

I had a bit of a meltdown and needed to be away for a while to refocus on what is important to me and the beings that I cared for, so I decided to stay away for a while from blogging.

Over the past 2 years, nothing much has changed, but I have expanded my interest in other things and explored further my curiosity in subjects and topics that may have greater impact on our quality of life.

In the process, some things that I used to blog about have diminished in importance in my life so I have decided to change the focus of my blog to issues that have direct impact on our quality of life and our environment.

I hope to be able to share some of my thoughts and the resources that I have access to with people with similar interests in those issues.

My apologies to those who have been coming here for the political content in this blog but I hope to minimise politics in future postings.

So what happened in the past 2 years?

Well, nothing much.  We are still here, living a quiet life.

Alex will be sitting for his UPSR this year, so Yaya has been busy making sure that he gets all the additional tuition that he may need.

Seman had been adopted by a friend, while Sammy left the house one day and never came back, probably found someone who could give him more love than we could.

However, recently Alex and Dean came home with two stray kittens who were apparently abandoned by their mother, so we have new kittens now - KohKoh a red mackerel tabby shorthair and TaoTao a red tabby semi longhair.

We are still planting vegetables to supplement our store bought groceries, in addition to a thriving herb garden that we no longer need to buy galangal, tumeric, lemongrass, ginger root, daun kesum or spring onions anymore.

The banana grove at the back of the house is providing us with fresh bananas every six months, our herb garden is a source for an endless supply of ulam raja, pegaga, cekur, kacang kelisa, terung telunjuk, sabung nyawa and of course our kaffir lime tree has started fruiting so now we have leaves for cooking and fruits to wash fish with.

Our lemon and key lime trees are growing at the back too.  We are not sure whether the lemon tree would actually produce lemons, but we'll see.  It is currently still too small to tell.

The two roses upfront had grown so much that we had to aggressively prune them down to just a few strong branches but we had accidentally pruned out the bright pink roses to a point that it may just die because it may not be able to get sufficient nutrient to fight with the bigger pale pink rose bush.

My palms are thriving so much so that I had to keep transferring them out to bigger and bigger pots.  I only have 4 palm varieties as we don't have much space for decorative plants, but they gave me so much joy.

Okay, that's enough for now.  I guess it has been too long and I have so much to share.  I definitely need to start posting again.  Bye for now!


  1. WElcome back. I sort of felt you needed some space which explains the absence.

    Good luck with your now foci. Will be looking for your coming postings.


  2. Well come back "BIGCAT" looking forward what up next . No space for farming .