Skip to main content

Raining Cats And Dogs

And you would think that the reason we say 'it's raining cats and dogs' to be because the sound of a thunderstorm is akin to the rufus that cats and dogs make when they...chance upon each other? But no. Accordingly, it has got a lot more to do with myth that we thought.

It comes from Norse Mythology (don't ask me, I'm scratching my head too) who believed that cats symbolized rain and a dog symbolizes a storm or a gust of strong wind. As in, if you see a cat on the road, then it is going to rain. If you see a dog on the streets, be ready for a storm. Hhhmmm....I wonder how it works if I saw a cat and my neighbor saw a dog?

The amnesty between these two animals, I believe, would have SOMETHING to do with how the phrase was coined. You can't ignore the fact that cats and dogs DO hate the hell outta each other and when they fight, it kinda shakes the neighborhood up.

Anyway, I am thankful that it is not raining cats and dogs over here in Petaling Jaya today and I did not get drenched in the rain when I brought my kids home from school today. Amen.

There are perks of living right next to the school - not having to drive them to school, no traffic jam, a few extra minutes under the comforter, etc.

The downside to living right next to the school? You take for granted the fact that you are two minutes away from school, the jam is just right outside your door and that you walk to school hence, your well-being is dependent on the weather.

Hey, you can't have the best of both worlds, they say, and they are right.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Maid Side-Kick

I was kind of a little sad when I read the news about this - there will be no live-in Indonesian maids in Malaysia anymore.

There are pros and cons to having a live-in maid, as with everything else, but for us, we enjoyed more pros than cons. Back then, when my kids were little, we brought in a family of maids to help with...well, just about everything, and we were like two families merged into one. They ate what we ate, we sleep, they sleep, we shop, they shop, they joke, we laugh, we joke, they laugh...for me, the maid I hired was more like a sister and side-kick to me.

For that few years, I was dependent on her to mind-read my schedule and when I need or don't need help. She picked things up quickly and we ended up having lots of moments whereby we were in sync. Today, two of them are on my Facebook and we were gleefully chatting over Facebook Messenger since they've just discovered the wonders of the Internet and Social Media.

Since we were more like partners in crime, I f…

HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS before you hit thirty

In terms of internet savviness, I think I am quite ‘there’ lah….a bit lah. Not a lot but a bit ‘there’, up there with some of some internet marketers out there but let’s face it, I’m not going to be swimming in cash yet unless I learn to do something extraordinary. REALLLLLYYYYY EXTRAORDINARY. But come to think of it, some of the biggest gazillionaires who made a whole lot of mullah from the Internet did not start out thinking it would make them millionaires. In fact, some of them did it for fun. Humor me, fun = lots of money. Let’s have lots of fun, then, instead of working our butts off for mediocre earnings, am I right? :-)That leaves me thinking…what can I do that is fun and can make me truckloads of money everyday? I want to hear the cash register going ka-ching, ka-ching every minute of the day and my sole responsibility is to have complete, unbashed fun. I took this list off somewhere, can’t remember where (trust me, I have all these things, ready to be blogged about, and I do…

Stargazer - Stretch Those Sides

I have been doing this pose, part of Cosmic Dance (a type of yoga, I am assuming), called Stargazer pose without knowing it is called Stargazer's pose a lot in the past. You see, sometimes, I don't follow the rules and come up with my own stretches and poses. It is fun.



I have on some music, nice, soothing music or just anything I can click on. Then I go with the flow, letting my hair down. Just moving to the music...and that is when I come up with the above Stargazer's pose.

This pose really stretches your sides. Keep your eyes on the outstretched hand if you are keeping it pointed to the top, as if you are waving or connecting to a higher energy from the Universe. Your arms will ache a little but hey, toned arms, here you come! :-)

For those who want a bigger stretch, it is safe to slowly and gently move the lifted hand towards your back...don't overdo it, listen to your body's complaints and respect it. You don't have to prove anything to anyone, remember th…