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Cynthia Kersey has been writing about Unstoppable People for over a decade and found that living an unstoppable life always involves giving. People who give and are involved in a purpose that is greater than themselves are the happiest people and live the richest and most meaningful lives imaginable...

(Thank you Abang Zu for sharing this...)


Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

Assalamualaikum, selamat sejahtera, selamat tahun baru! Happy first day of school :)!

First and foremost, my deepest and most sincere apologies for the ever so long silence. Nope, there's really no solid excuse, but seriously, I was truly and totally occupied with my 3 goons and their activities during the past school holidays. Plus, weddings, new babies, passings... But I must say, that I had completely drowned myself into my 3 darlings. I didn't send them to daycare coz it was school holidays and I just didn't have the heart to, but it also meant no time at all for mommy...

I had actually composed a nice new year greeting in my head and was all ready to post it on new year's eve, when the worst news reached me. A dear friend had died in a car accident just the night before. The news shook me, and suddenly I was numb and I just went blank. She was 36, and her eldest boy is my Esfahan's age, while her second girl is about as old as Damascus. Her husband used to share a flat with my darling spouse during their single days, and we all had gotten married around the same time. We didn't hang out together all the time coz we lived in different areas, but we were close. The kind of closeness where you can just drop in on them whenever you're in their area, it was like a kinship. It was very sad for me...for all of us...and it hit me real bad...

Well, life's like that, huh?

Anyway, during the school break, I had also been busy with brownie stints at Astro, brownies for Christmas and new year, gifts, birthday favors, wedding favors, etc. All this I did on my own, among the routine housekeeping, laundry, chauffering, the occasional cooking, entertaining goons, entertaining goons, and entertaining goons! So, any chance I got for myself, I spent catching up on sleep or Lipstick Jungle!

But today, a friend wrote on my FB wall, asking me why I hadn't posted any entry on Jules for so long. So, I guess, it's about time I did something. As I'm running up and down chasing the laundry and my youngest goon, who has trouble sleeping without "mommy garu, mommy gosok, mommy tepuk", I think the best way for me to do this is in point form, starting with the latest... And, bearing in mind that Jules will hit her big 40 this February, some promotions will be done in the 40's too :)!

1) Jules will be selling brownies, tins and boxes at the Charity Bazaar by Soroptimist International Ampang, 8 & 9 January 2010, 10am to 8pm, Great Eastern Mall Jalan Ampang. Come and see the latest in Jules Fudgies, Jules Tins&Boxes and her latest effort towards preserving the environment...Jules Shopping Bag, free for the first 40 customers, and consequently for purchases above RM40!!!


2) Jules is also in the midst of trying to create her own independent URL...hopefully it all works out before the big 40!


3) Jules Fudgyliciousness this January 2010 will be presented with a gorgeous apple shaped platter : An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Definitely a great way to kick off the year... :) Only 40pcs available starting today, 4 January 2010. Also available during the charity bazaar at Great Eastern Mall, as above. And despite the increase in the price of sugar, Jules still maintains her fudgies at RM40/fudgy.



4) Just sharing, on environment friendly efforts : Since I have been "helpless" at home, no more day maid to help me with my daily routines, I have successfully managed my garbage more efficiently by reducing it by more than half. I now carefully segregate recyclable paper, plastic, glass and aluminium into their own individual bins, while I only use M size biodegradable garbage bags for my normal domestic waste, which I need not put out everyday, but every 2 days! Then every fortnight my boys and I will diligently go to the recycling centre in front of Tesco Ampang to do the responsible thing. We normally sell our old newspapers to the uncle who comes around our taman on his tricycle, but sometimes we send them to the Tesco recycling centre also.
...these are simply fab recycle-friendly bins by the "simplehuman" brand...


5) Some projects during the school holidays

Gucci's wedding favors...


Emi's engagement gift...


A day at Petrosains...


Ex Georgians mini reunion...


Linda's 2 recipe platter for her office's new year party...


6) Some pix from my Bali holiday with the men in my life... :)






Alhamdulillah, I have been enriched in so many ways last 2009. Thank you Jules family, friends and patrons, with whom my life has become more colourful, meaningful and worthy. As I approach 40, and with my new multifocul lenses, I hope to gain as much enrichment, if not more, in this 2010... And I wish all of you much success, good health and happiness... InsyaAllah... :)

2 comments:

emilda said...

thanks kak ju. love it so much. pinggan dia lak kena dgn theme dia orang... orange. ikut kan hati nak kidnap dah cake tu... tak jadi.

Juliana Mohd Daud said...

hi emi,
thank you...hehe, takpe, next time you can order specially for yourself pulak!


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