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RIP, sweet Ebi!

sweet Ebi
Three week ago, 
Shaye, my 8-year old daughter
bought herself a blue budgie and a bird cage. 
And she calls her Ebi
(named after her favorite Japanese food,  Ebi Sushi).
  Ebi is the sweetest little thing. 
You know what they say about pets and their owners being so alike. 
Well, Ebi was just like Shaye – cheerful, noisy and messy.   
When we’re around she’s the most obedient sweet little creature. 
This morning , when we woke up we were shocked to find Ebi’s lifeless body,
her head stuck in between the bars.
Perhaps she got curious, stuck her head in between the bars,
panicked and broke her neck.   
Just two days ago, I was playing with Ebi and
noticed the bar spacing at the bottom corner of the cage was a bit too wide. 
But I did not give it much thought nor did I mention it to hubby. 
I believe if I had said something about the wide spacing,
he would have done something  cos he’s Mr Fix-It. 
 Again, I had ignored the inner voice hinting that something is wrong. 
It’s a painful and unfortunate incident and a lesson of life and death for Shaye.
But I’m thankful for the joy Ebi brought and the time spent with her. 
Oh, how she loved watching television with us in the room at night. 
And a reminder that life is fragile and we must enjoy every moment.   
Little by little we will let go of  our loss but never of our love. 
Fly free now, sweet Ebi!
We love you and you’ll be dearly missed.
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Quote of the day – Van Morrison

“Smell the sea, and feel the sky,
Let your soul & spirit fly.”
― Van Morrison
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‘Rat’s’ Celebrate!

happy rat year 2020
Chinese New Year or “Spring Festival
is the most important and the most popular holiday
for Chinese people and in the Chinese culture. 
And today marks the beginning
the year of the “Gold” or “Metal” Rat
On this auspicious day, NBC’s wish for you
is that you’ll continue to be
Resourceful,
Agile &
Tenacious. 
Have a Mice day!
恭喜发财
Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái
Wish you happiness and prosperity!
万事如意
Wàn Shì Rú Yi
May all go well with you.

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