| Summer fling |

6 Aug


Hand drawn map of Finland by kzieglerdesign on etsy

No no, I’m not talking about a summer romance here, though who hasn’t had one of those eh? 😉 


I’m heading to far-flung Scandinavia for a summer chamber music course. Can’t wait! The practising has been crazy, but well worth it. It’s easy to get caught up with the weekly teaching routines and everyday mundane tasks…. so filling up the creativity tank and to be able to work with and learn from other peers is even more crucial as time goes by.

 Don’t get me wrong, there are always things to appreciate, even in the way a leaf grows, fur off the back of a dog’s ear gently moving in the wind, a student’s rude comeback, an hour struggling with a mental block,… but there is a time for everything. 


A time to stop and watch. 
A time to pick up pace and take yourself by the scruff of your neck just up and do it.
A time appreciate all the people God has put around you (actually the last one we need to do more of but probably spend the least time doing!) 


I pray that I will be able to do all 3 this summer! 


Lord, please give me strength, to be forgiving, appreciative, thankful, accepting … and it doesn’t help to be constantly curious and quietly amused. 


Teatime with new and old friends? I hope to be able to take some time to do that of course. 

 

 
A cup of warm tea on a not-so-warm summer day (let’s face it, summer anywhere else is at least a cool spring day by Singapore’s scorching standards!). I’m partial to green tea, what’s your poison? 🙂 
 


First teatime brooch, inspired by a talented friend
and tea-blogger at
tealadymel.

What colours will I see? What people will I meet? All of God’s creations laid out in 14 hours of sunlight, with still lakes to listen to, and green grass to roll in. 


Let’s see what shupg will be up to in Finland, shall we? 


And at the same time, wishing all my Singaporean friends a wonderful National Day and my muslim friends, Selamat Hari Raya! 

Image by moomin.com/en

Bye, i’m off to shake hands with Moomin,
shupg 
6 August 2012 


*P.S: Shupg’s Shop will still be in force when I’m away. Please feel free to go ahead and click! I’ll be back 25 August and will be replying all emails and sending out all items by then. 

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