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About MewsOfTheMuse

To record the musings that I might come across. Hobbies, events and anything interesting that I feel deserve to have a record for the record :p

The Artist

About 4 years ago I wrote this story as a challenge among friends. I’m going to post the story here bit by bit. Would love to hear your opinions, pls leave a comment I would love to get some feedbacks!

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1. The Artist

From her window Arlene could see the mountains. It was a warm summer but today she was spending it in her kitchen. She loved her cupcakes. She has done quite a few batches ever since she enrolled in that baking school down the road. She was quite surprised in the beginning to discover how engrossing it can be, to press the colorful icing bit by bit from it’s tubes, in different patterns all around her little cakes. Definitely a different activity. A marked difference from her more usual past time.

She wondered what would her friends think if they could see her now. It’s been 2 weeks since the last time she saw any of them. 2 weeks since she joined the last wall spray. Arlene was in fact a pretty accomplished graffiti artist. The silver dragon on the wall of the brick fence behind the train station being her most latest work. If Johnny and the gang could see her now, would they think she’s insane? A girl with pixie pink hair, painting cupcakes instead of walls. Yup.. definitely insane!

But she was almost caught by the police the last time. She had run for what seemed like ages, zig zagging streets and corners. Almost knocking over what she assumed to be a group of writers at the park bench who has been staring silently in concentration at the pieces of paper in font of them. Inviting hisses and curses at her direction as she stumbled among them. The police was obviously pissed off with her latest artwork on a public building. After that last incident, she decided to lay low for while. Well, that and also another reason. Also because of him.

It was that same night where she saw him. She was taking a breather under the tree in the park. She must’ve sat there for a full 10 minutes before she heard a rustling sound from the branches above her head. She almost jumped when she saw a face between the branches looking down. Should she be scared? Should she run? She was still puzzling with confusion when the guy up in the tree just swung down and dropped right next to her feet . He was a tall fellow, with straight dark hair that he kept long to his neck. He had sharp features but what you would call delicate. Handsome nonetheless even with the air of melancholy about him. His eyes was dark as he looked at her.

“A bit late for someone like you to be out isn’t it?” he said.

For a moment Arlene couldn’t say anything. She was still wondering what the heck was a guy doing in a tree at almost midnight.

“A bit late for someone to be hanging in a tree as well” at last she managed.

With that he gave a grin, almost lascivious. His eyes seems to gleamed a reddish hue. Or was it her imagination? He took a step closer. Arlene quickly jumped to her feet.

“Actually yes it is a bit late, well I guess I must be going!” she added quickly and took a few steps backwards. He didn’t pursue, but crossed his hands and leaned against the tree.

He continued to watch her as Arlene started to back away. The midnight fog seemed to thicken.

“See you Arlene.” he said as she walked away. She walked quickly but stole a glance back but all she could see was the fog. The man, she thought, seemed to disappear back into the land of dreams… or nightmares. In which case she didn’t stay to find out.

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Patchy The Cat

I had a cat named Patchy which just passed away a few days ago. Honestly I’m devastated. It was just barely a kitten, only 9 months of age and it passed away.

I was not planning to adopt her. I was planning to give her away as soon as she got bigger. Her mom gave birth to a litter and at first she was a very hissy kitten.

Then one day, when she was bigger, she decided she could trust us and transformed into this playful thing overnight.

I’ve never met a cat who knew the definition of cute. It seemed to come naturally to her compared to her other two siblings. So she grew on us, because she knows what cute is!πŸ˜‚

However her life was shortlived. She contracted a lung infection and the vet tried to save her but it was too late. I’m sorry I couldn’t do any better. So here’s a post on my little Patchy and a pic of her…

Along with the poem written by my daughter..

If anyone is reading this, because of her I’ve decided to start a little non profit work. I would like to continue helping strays and educate people that stray cats can also be beautiful inside and out.

So if anyone wants to help me with my mission, please click on the link below and I would truly appreciate your kind gesture to kick things off.

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Thank you and God bless!


3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3

CALVIN & HOBBES
Famous Quotes

There are only 2 comics that I’m quite a big fan of. One is Asterix, the other is Calvin & Hobbes 😊. Used to spend a lot of time reading and re-reading the comics. I think my favorite was the Spaceman Spiff alter ego. Haha. And I just adored the relationship Calvin have with his stuffed tiger. Talk about surreal.

A little boy with a great imagination and a lot of big words. Here are some of his funny but memorable quotes:

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I’m sure everyone could use a warm fuzzy Hobbes in their lives 😍

Thank you again to Paardje /
https://ofsnailmailbooksandvanities.wordpress.com for nominating me πŸ˜„

For this round I nominate https://pregoandtheloon.wordpress.com

Rules of this challenge:

1)Thank the person who invited you to join
2)Post 1 or 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days
3)Choose 3 other bloggers to share the love.

This is the last day of the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Spreading some Calvin & Hobbes undeterrable positivism and cheer to my readers ☺️

This was really a fun challenge.


3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 2

RUMI
Famous Quotes…

I love reading Rumi whenever I manage to come across one of his collections. Personally I don’t have any of his books. I prefer to just pick it up at a bookstore and flip open a page to see if the random poem that pops up to me surprises me in any way. It often does.. So no I don’t know all of Rumi’s poems. But I like the ones that I’ve read so far.

For those of you who don’t know Rumi, he is a 13th century Persian and muslim poet. A philosopher, his writings are very spiritual and thus have a universal appeal. If you want to do a bit of soul searching, just grab a Rumi and he will give you hints 😊

These are some of his more famous quotes that I love:
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It pulls me…

Thank you again to Paardje /
https://ofsnailmailbooksandvanities.wordpress.com for nominating me πŸ˜„

For this round I nominate faidzzainal/ https://lifephotographie.wordpress.com

Rules of this challenge:

1)Thank the person who invited you to join
2)Post 1 or 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days
3)Choose 3 other bloggers to share the love.

Uhoh..I’m running out of ideas for Day 3 πŸ˜‚


3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 1

DAVID BOWIE
Famous Quotes…

Admittedly David Bowie was an artist before my time/ generation. But I wish he wasn’t. I wish he was on top during my time as a teen. By the time I was old enough to know about his existence and music, he was already “slowing down” in the entertainment scene. But I still remembered Jareth the Goblin King from the Labyrinth and some other of his rare appearances on TV. I always found him to be riveting, magnetic and his whole persona astounding.

His death felt like someone shot a bullet in the artsy part of me. A part of me that I put aside because I was so caught up with work and responsibilities. Suddenly I felt a hole and it felt like a wake up call to show how important it is to just be you! So here are some of his best quotes that I hold close and feel should be shared by every individual to celebrate the free spirit that is David Bowie…

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And one from one of my favorite songs. During my time it was The Wallflowers that sang Heroes. Imagine how shocked I was when I found out he was the original singer, only after he passed away. Which only makes the cut feels deeper.

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Anyway, I’m so glad that I was able to do this challenge as a way to also pay tribute to David Bowie.

Thank you to Paardje /
https://ofsnailmailbooksandvanities.wordpress.com for nominating me πŸ˜„

In my excitement of wanting to do this challenge, I didn’t realize it was for 3 days and I had to nominate others! πŸ˜‚

For this round I nominate https://cameramira.wordpress.com/

Rules of this challenge:

1)Thank the person who invited you to join
2)Post 1 or 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days
3)Choose 3 other bloggers to share the love.

Will do Day 2 soon so keep a lookout!


More Travel Articles…

As you all know I periodically write travel articles. I’ve done a number of new ones on these websites. So check it out!

http://gtblog.org/view-blog/

And these are the previous ones that I did. Reposting for easy access and record πŸ™‚

http://www.tlblog.org/asia/

http://www.tlblog.org/middle-east/


SK Saujana Utama Maths Quiz Champion @ MathsTari Carnival

Would like to record my congratulations to the students and teachers of SK Saujana Utama at their recent First Place win at the National Level Math Quiz competition, held at the MathsTari Carnival, SK Jalan Empat, Bangi on the 16th of April 2016.

Being a parent of one of the participants I couldn’t be more proud of their achievements.

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Saya ingin merakamkan ucapan tahniah kepada pelajar dan guru-guru SK Saujana Utama kerana memenangi tempat Juara dalam pertandingan Kuiz Matematik, peringkat kebangsaan yang telah diadakan di Karnival MathsTari, SK Jalan Empat Bangi pada 16hb April 2016.

Sebagai ibubapa kepada salah seorang peserta, saya berasa amatlah bangga dengan pencapaian dan prestasi mereka.

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CONGRATULATIONS AND WELL DONE EVERYONE!!!

(I usually write in English, but I’m writing this in Bahasa as well for maximum SEO πŸ˜†)