Monthly Archives: April 2015

Project teaser

I asked my daughter’s permission if I could share the teaser of their thesis project here. She allowed me to post it, so here it is. Congratulations to N and her classmates for a job well done!

The 41-second project/teaser is titled, An Adaptation of A Short Animated Film: The Parable of the Prodigal Son.

The project is expected to be completed by next year (?).

50 simple things that make us feel great

Happiness is a state of mind. We can either choose to be happy or sulk for just the simple things that we can’t accomplish. But for those who look on the brighter side of life, there are at least 50 simple things (based on the article I got here) that can make you feel great. Enjoy reading!

1. Sleeping in a freshly-made bed
2. Feeling the sun on your face

Basking in the sun

Basking in the sun. From yami-online.com

3. People saying “thank you” or a random act of kindness from a stranger
4. Finding money in unexpected places
5. Having time to myself
6. Laughing so hard it hurts
7. Snuggling on the sofa with a loved one
8. Freshly-made bread
9. Doing something for others
10. The clean feeling after a shower
11. When your favorite song comes on the radio (and you forgot you only have alesis power supply to rely on)
12. Finding a bargain in the sales

My fave rubber shoes. Got this on sale.

My fave rubber shoes. Got this one on sale. From neru-online.com

13. Listening to the rainfall/thunderstorms when you’re inside
14. Freshly-brewed tea/coffee
15. The thrill of personal achievement

First time to join a dance workout. From mystationarylife.com

First time to join a dance workout. From mystationarylife.com

16. Having a long hot bath
17. Seeing a fresh coating of snow
18. Freshly-cut grass
19. Chocolate melting in your mouth

One of my fave chocolates. From yamikitchen.com

One of my fave chocolates. From yamikitchen.com

20. Doing something active outdoors (e.g. bike ride, run, country walk)
21. Bacon cooking in the morning
22. Talking to or playing with your pet

Kyle and Oreo. From mumkhal.com

Kyle and Oreo. From mumkhal.com

23. A soothing massage
24. That “Friday feeling”
25. A perfectly-cooked steak
26. Waking up before the alarm and realizing there’s more time to sleep
27. Doing exercise

Forearm plank. From mumwrites.com

Forearm plank. From mumwrites.com

28. Rainbows
29. Remembering the name of something/someone you thought you’d forgotten
30. Making a perfectly-baked cake/pie
31. Stepping on crunchy autumn leaves
32. Popping bubble wrap
33. Swimming in the sea/lake
34. New car smell
35. Dancing like no one is watching
36. The smell of new books/magazines
37. Smell of a fine wine
38. Putting your “Out of Office” on before going on holiday
39. Putting on a brand new pair of socks
40. Watching your breath float away in cold air
41. Getting new stationary

My fave leather journal. From yami-online.com

My fave leather journal. From yami-online.com

42. Singing in the shower
43. Getting a seat on the bus/train/subway
44. Picking an easy peel orange from the fruit bowl
45. Loosening your jeans after you’ve eaten
46. The “pop” when you open a new jar of jam
47. Squeezing a [pimple]
48. Cleaning the wax from your ears
49. Cleaning the bathroom

From yamtorrecampo.com

From yamtorrecampo.com

50. The royal family