Normal human being, trying to live a balanced life, enjoying travel and reading, work with technology. #100days

Where was the Princess

Scene #1

He jumped into the bed, laying on his back, he sighed and looked around. There was a book on her side’s bedside table. He leaned over and picked it up. He seemed to remember the image of her reading it before sleep. It was the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. She has a bookmark at almost halfway of the book. He could read something while waiting for the sleepiness to hit him…



I’ve bought some dumplings for dinner today. Yum!

Do you know that many countries have their own types of dumplings? I’ve tried a few, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Italian and Polish.

I don’t know who was the first person to make dumplings, it’s such a good idea isn’t it? It’s a meal by its own and often quick to cook. You can almost put anything in the dumplings as fillings, make it sweet or savoury; make it meaty or vegetarian. It’s so versatile.

It is also a family affair. Dumplings were the main dish on the Chinese New Year’s Eve. Family members would gather in the kitchen, the adults are in charge of making the dumplings sheets from flour and chop up whatever that was meant for the filling. Children often were tasked to make the the dumplings.




Breaking point

Sometimes it’s good to know your breaking points.





I Weep for You

It was a wet and cold morning. A perfect time to stay in bed and read something.

The news was sad. There was a war and there was death. The story of a father staying in the capital to fight the war and he had to entrust a stranger to take his young daughter to his wife at the border. I watched them hugging in tears. There were many more similar stories…

The pandemic is not over yet and we found other ways to destroy ourselves.

Many will die for the intentions of the few. Is it worth it? Why won’t we respect live? Remember, we take nothing of this live with us to death, nothing!

I weep for you my fellow human beings, on this wet and cold morning, it’s a perfect time to be sad but it’s always good to be alive!















Hello world

First post on Listed!

I’ve been using Standard Notes everyday for years and somehow I didn't know that it comes with Listed - a free blogging platform! I actually read the change log today when I was updating the app, hence, now, I’m writing this first post.

I’m starting another blog! I can’t help it. I like the idea of blogging but often can’t keep it going for long. Lack of determination! I’m usually blogging on Wordpress, I hope that because I open Standard Notes everyday, it will encourage or remind me to write more often. I only have a plain text editor on Standard Notes, this should also help me to get more focused when writing.

The setup of the blog site on Listed is so simple. One thing to note is that the setup works best on the Standard Notes web app for me. The iPad app didn’t let me register/install the plug-in.

My favourite note taking app is also a blogging tool for me now, how exciting!

It’s free, it’s integrated, I’m going to give it a go.

I’m not sure what I’m going to write here yet, maybe I’ll just start with some ramblings thoughts, bear with me..