Posts Tagged 'pet'

Meow! 5!




Bengal's meditating

Bengal’s meditating

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Meow! 4!

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Meow! 3: They greeted, “tashi delek”!

Bumped into many feline friends during my Tibet trip!

At Jokhang Temple

At Jokhang Temple

At Norbulingka

At Norbulingka

At Potala Palace

At Potala Palace

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At Samye Monastery

At Samye Monastery

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At Tashilunpo Monastery

At Tashilunpo Monastery


En route to Old Tingri

En route to Old Tingri

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Meow! 2: the outside world

I yearn for the outside world…




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Meow! 1!

Hovering in elegance

Hovering in elegance

Curiosity kills the cat not

Curiosity kills the cat not

White cat always projects innocence and purity

White cat always projects innocence and purity

How often do you spot an unkempt cat?

How often do you spot an unkempt cat?

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Cuteness overload!

I became besotted with this photo blog which publishes amazing cat photos. I provide some samples below.

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So much love!
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Now it has become a habit for me to drop by the page on and off to have some “Aw….” moments. The photos are amazing because:-

  1. The photography skill is good
  2. The scenery is nice
  3. Most importantly, the photos just manage to exhibit the gamut of cat characteristics: “manja”, innocence, mischievousness, and cuteness! Besides, the cats are all posing so willingly for the photos instead of shying away!

I do take photos of cute feline friends that I encounter, but none are as good (cute!)! I am sure I can improve on this! More sharing of cat photos from now on! 😉

This cat caught my attention for having a melancholic face.

This cat caught my attention for having a melancholic face.

Devilish, no?

Devilishly cute! Need to improve on my shaky hands!

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Learnt new vocab, might as well be using it right away! 🙂

SG sent this:

SG sent this: ailuros (cat) + phileein (to love) = ailurophile! Get it? 🙂

Playing with cats everywhere I go. This was with Dexter, in Jakarta, Indonesia, 2005

Playing with cats everywhere I go. This was with Dexter, in Jakarta, Indonesia, 2005

I grew up first with 2 cats, followed by 2 doggies, then 2 rabbits but I have fonder memory about cats. Meow here, meow there! Meow here, meow there and there!

More vocab!

We have to be more specific in describing the fur of cats! Do you know the difference between calico and tabby cats? 😉

Oh, curiosity kills the cat NOT! 😉

I want to let the cat out of the bag: I really do not like the saying of “there are many ways to skin a cat”! So brutal!

A stroll down memory lane

Close friends always know I am a cat lover. A friend hand-made this lovely card for me <3

Close friends always know I am a cat lover.
A friend hand-made this lovely card for me  

In secondary school, friends and I liked to make fun of the fact that ancient Egyptians used to shave their eyebrows to mourn for the death of their cats.

In the ICQ era, everyone adopted nickname instead of using our real given names. I chose “felis domestica” and this name stuck until now.

My original signature contained cat elements. I had been using it all along until a few years back when I decided that my signature should project a more professional image of me… (Boring!)

the "skeleton" of my then cat signature and it's related to my name!

the “skeleton” of my then cat signature (I signed it differently, of course) and it’s related to my name!

You all gotta know these!

Ingestion of lilies could be life-threatening to cats. It pained me to read what a friend wrote: “All my life growing up with cats, it’s surprising how this was not common knowledge. It took one precious soul to teach me what I know today.”

“Cats are known for their cleanliness, spending many hours licking their coats.” So, don’t stop me from patting them 🙂

Cats are lactose-intolerant! Not too much milk please.

I spot you, creativity!

Series #9 Light bulb reuse!

Reflection of the day

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Inside the glass bottle…

“I want to walk tall, believe in myself, have the courage to ask for what I want and need, and live a life that mattered. I want to wake up in the morning with a smile on my face and know that I am loved and that I belonged. I am desperate to feel worthy and I am hungry for the opportunity to live my fullest potential.” - modified from "The Dark Side of the Light Chasers" - Debbie Ford

Under the apple tree…

"If you are not spending all of your waking life in discontent, worry, anxiety, depression, despair, or consumed by other negative states; if you are able to enjoy simple things like listening to the sound of the rain or the wind; if you can see the beauty of clouds moving across the sky or be alone at times without feeling lonely or needing the mental stimulus of entertainment; if you find yourself treating a complete stranger with heartfelt kindness without wanting anything from him or her... it means that a space has opened up, no matter how briefly, in the otherwise incessant stream of thinking that is the human mind." - A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle

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Ich lese….

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The time keeper by Mitch Albom

The art of thinking clearly by Rolf Dobelli

The first phone call from heaven by Mitch Albom

Inferno by Dan Brown

For one more day by Mitch Albom

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

A study in scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom

Have a little faith by Mitch Albom

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

A Fresh Start by John Chapman

Inspiring quotes!

If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other? (God in "Evan Almighthy")
“To love another person is to see the face of God.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain
Aggie: "But what about the people who hurt you? Don't you ever want to make them suffer?" Norman Babcock: "Well, yeah, but what good would that do? You think just because there's bad people that there's no good ones either? I thought the same thing for a while. But there's always someone out there for you. Somewhere." - Paranorman
“You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” by Walter Hagen
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, body totally worn out and screaming "WOOOHOOOO what a ride!" - by anonymous
When you travel, it’s not like you take a part of each place away with you; rather, it’s as if you leave a part of yourself there, like a part of you forever belongs to that place – the time, the people, and the things you saw; and over time, it gets burned deeper into your soul - by anonymous