Dragon fruit, kale, avocado, @powersuperfoods soaked chia, oats, baobab, maca, @amazoniaco purple rice protein, @pranaon multi force and @naturalrawc coconut water smoothie, with fortunella, dragon fruit, pepita and amaranth #smoothie . #Gratitude and hugs to @umbrellawithdee , @just_blends and @vegtastickitchen for their love 🙏.
"I have learned that #love is not a noun to be defined but it's a verb to be acted upon. Don't just say you love someone, show them instead with things you do every day". I grew up in Malaysia in a family that showed love by providing food on the table, clothes to wear, a solid education and a house. Dad was busy making a life to provide all that. So, those rare occasions when he took us for homemade lemonades at the local cafes, movies or walks to see trains at crossings were highly treasured. Conversations were for the passing of his thoughts and teachings; we hardly had much to say. That's the Chinese culture back then. Mom, I never met or knew. Love was never expressed in words or shown in hugs nor kisses; those were reserved only for that between a man and a woman. I always felt like something was missing.
Coming to Melbourne was a big culture shock. Yet I embraced the Western culture, learnt to express and show love freely, either in words or more essentially, in actions. There's nothing to be afraid or embarrassed about. I tell my family I love them all the time, hug and kiss them whenever. I cook them food, do home deliveries, annoy them at times with endless phone calls or messages and do whatever I could to see them happy, I give them time. I do that to my friends and colleagues. I create memories and post them on Instagram or group chats. I may not get likes or reponses but those aren't reasons I do them. It's because I truly understood the following quote. "Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away - Elbert Hubbard". If I touched only 1 person's heart, then it's all worth it #sharethelove #spreadthelove . "Life is not measured by how many breaths we take but the moments that take our breath away." Happy days, love and blessings to you ❤️❤