Day 346: Mom’s Gratitude article, A walk through Finsbury Park, Being able to see these purple flowers, This picture of Sue, My local Superdrug and Pretending a country is my client…

July 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

the change blog

finsbury park


purple flowers

superdrug logo

econ doodles

“To say we feel grateful is not to say that everything in our lives is necessarily great. It just means we are aware of our blessings.” – My mom sent me this article from the Change Blog last week. I didn’t read it right away but I’m glad I saved it for today. Because it couldn’t have come more at a more opportune time. Grateful. / I loved my walk through Finsbury Park today and I really am glad it’s right at my doorstep. That… and Superdrug! Convenience is… well, convenient! =p / These purple flowers… I’m grateful I have eyes – and the time – to notice. As one of my favourite quotes from WH Davies goes, “What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.” / Sue – lol, thanks for this! Good to see you’re having fun over there! / When you start to think about an entire country as a client… things get interesting =p My brain says thanks for the challenge.


Day 334: Little creatures, Lunch break freedom, Pictures that will restore your faith in humanity, Catching up with my momma, Embody Wellness Studio, The summer solstice and The day I finally understood why the chicken crossed the road…

June 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

big snail and little snail


21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

why did the chicken cross the road?

embody wellness studio vauxhall london

summer solstice

Dear world, today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Many people are celebrating today because of this. I know my yoga studio was offering a special summer solstice event where people do 108 sun salutations as an offering. At first I was pretty bummed I couldn’t make it. I have been practicing at home the last 2 weeks to save money and give myself time to focus on my own ambitions and various other projects in life… what I did not expect was to visit Embody Wellness studio for an interview and be given a 90 min comp class for free. So I got to practice during the summer solstice after all! =) And you know what the best part was? The opening intention was all about… you guessed it, GRATITUDE! I could not help but smile at the wonderful serendipity of it all. And I couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you for this opportunity. Thank you Paul and Anya. It was a pleasure meeting you today. And hopefully this is just one of many encounters 🙂 / Today I am grateful for the 1.5 hrs I got to spend catching up with my momma. Thank you for listening. Thank you for holding back the fears I know are in your heart. Thank you for caring. I love you! / Grateful for the eureka moment at Starbucks today. Talk about brain + *wave* 😉 (still) #futureplanning! / You know the moment you step out of the office and take the first big breath of fresh air…? I love that feeling! =) / Today, I found out why the chicken crossed the road. And it BLEW my mind!!! / Today, I saw momma snail + baby snail eating what appeared to be a worm… So cute. So weird. Mind boggling… I didn’t know they did that… Nature’s little critters… gotta love it. =) /  This site… wonderfully inspiring… =) x

Day 291: The amazing women in my life…

May 9, 2012 § Leave a comment


lola julia

Rufi, Scho, Dolly, Lara and TJ Parpan

ninang lara

Mandy, Tricie and Pinky David

Today, for reasons that need not mentioning, I was forced to remember why it is that I respect women so much in my life. Growing up with a young, single Mom until I was eight; a Grandma who fought breast cancer – and for her family – for years and years, quietly and with grace;  a twin-set of Godmothers who always encouraged me to write, be bold, be independent, dance like there’s no tomorrow and follow my dreams; a twin-set of Great Aunts who demonstrated to me, from a very young age, what elegance, wisdom, family and faith was all about; a Tita that somehow managed to juggle raising two children of her own, in a new country, while working for companies I once only dreamed of working for (and then eventually did!)… I count myself very lucky. And I am, so truly grateful. Because I can honestly say that everything I am today, is first and foremost because of you. So Mom, Lola, Ninang Lara, Tita Scho, Tita Charry, Tita Dolly, Tita Pinky… I guess this is an early Mother’s Day shout out =) Thank you. Thank you for your love. Thank you for your guidance. Thank you for your never-ending support. And thank you for your strength of character. You have always been, and always will be, my inspiration. With love, – krissa x

Day 25: Hysterical Mothers, Mangoes & Another pack of proposals…

August 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

mangoesOf course, a blog about appreciation wouldn’t be compete without at least one grateful entry on mangoes.


Yellow, Green, In-Between…

as an appetizer, snack, salad or dessert…

shredded, quartered, diced or spooned…

with salt, chilli and yes, even fish-sauce…

I’ll eat it however way it comes.


Today, I also have to give thanks for having such an anxious mother.

Apparently when loads of big changes are happening in your eldest daughter’s life,

and she so happens to live halfway across the world,

(sort of) on her own…

and in between homes…

it makes one very anxious, and fearful, and worried.

MOMMA – I’ll be fine.

And if I’m not… at least I would have blogged about mangoes already.

(And finished that last bloody pack of proposals!)


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