AN EXCELLENT NEW YEAR GREET (Repost from Francis Kong)

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The text messages are coming while my family and I (minus my son who is busy preparing his latest “Crazy Katsu:” branch) are in California enjoying our family vacation.

Around this time of the year I get greets from friends and families wishing me a prosperous New Year and these greets come in many forms.

One of the favorites of mine which is credited to anonymity has really made me laugh and made me think.

Perhaps this will also be your reaction as I share this with you.

Several years ago, someone (author unknown) composed the following list of wishes for the New Year:

May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs, and your stocks not fall; and may your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count and your mortgage interest not rise.

May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your gastroenterologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist, your plumber, and the BIR.

May you find a way to travel from anywhere to anywhere during rush hour in less than an hour, and when you get there may you find a parking space.

May December 31 find you seated around the dinner table, together with your beloved family and cherished friends, ushering in the New Year ahead.  You will find the food better, the environment quieter, the cost much cheaper, and the pleasure much more fulfilling than anything else you might ordinarily do that night.

May you have the strength to go through a year of electoral campaigning, and may some of the promises made be kept.  May you believe at least half of what the candidates propose, and may those elected fulfill at least half of what they promise, and the miracle of reducing taxes and balancing budgets happen.

May what you see in the mirror delight you, and what others see in you delight them.

May the telemarketers wait to make their sales calls until you finish dinner, may your checkbook and your budget balance, and may they include generous amounts for your church and charities.

May you remember to say “I love you” at least once a day to your spouse, your child, and your parent(s).

You can say it to your secretary, your nurse, your butcher, your photographer, your masseuse, your seamstress, your hairdresser or your tennis instructor, but not with a “twinkle” in your eye.

May we live as God intended, in a world at peace with the awareness of the beauty in every sunset, every flower’s unfolding petals, every baby’s smile and every wonderful, astonishing, miraculous beat of our heart.

May God bless you with happiness, great health, peace, and much love during the next year and all those that follow.

To the list above I add one thing:

“I pray also that you will have greater understanding in your heart so you will know the hope to which he has called us and that you will know how rich and glorious are the blessings God has promised his holy people.  And you will know that God’s power is very great for us who believe.” (Eph. 1:18-19, NCV)

Now do you see what I mean?

Who can ever beat this kind of New Year Greeting?



Knock. Knock. Knock.

Christmas is knocking.

Are you prepared?

The love that it brings,

The peace that it gives,

The forgiveness that it bestows,

The joy that it bequeaths,

Are you really willing to accept its gifts?

Knock. Knock. Knock.

Christmas is knocking.

The bells are ringing.

The flowers are blooming.

The birds are humming.

The angels are singing.

The people are smiling.

Indeed, the Lord is coming!

Rejoice for God is with us!

Be thankful for He has never left us.

Be joyous for He has done wonders in our lives.

Be loving for He has loved us very much.

Be forgiving for He has forgiven us despite our sins.

His love never fails.

Knock. Knock. Knock.

Christmas is knocking.

Knock. Knock. Knock.

Let Christmas enter your heart.

Are you ready?

Close your eyes and feel His presence.

Open your heart and accept Him fully.

Rejoice for God loves us!

The Lord will be with us forever!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

A Breakdown of Love

Sweet! 🙂





Loveis always patient

To Loveis to be kind

Lovecan makes us

Slowly loose our minds


In good ways

In bad ways

Depends on you first

And the person who slowly

Increases your thirst


The touch of their skin

The sound of their voice

The incredible workings of their mind seem to burst


To Loveis to accept all of their faults

To unlock our feelings caged inside vaults

A pinch of sweetness

A dash of spice

Together they all seem to fit quite nice


In case of trouble

Ask questions first

Instead of assuming the absolute worst


Honesty and Loyalty

That is the key

Remember to let each other speak


Incredible Loveconsumes the mind

 It leaves everything else behind

A paradise for lovers, two

Combined forever and say “I do


Lovemust always be patient

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Happy Ending (a Song)

When two souls met,

In that captivating moment,

One great feeling indeed,

Happiness is what you give.

One friendship sprinkled with love,

Dreams are built though we’re apart,

Intertwined destiny we have,

Baby, can I hold your heart?


Holding your heart, really falling,

Reasons unknown, just our hearts talking,

Wish we could have that happy ending,

we could have that happy ending.

In one moment, our hearts speak,

Hey, you make me reach the peak,

Now in your love, baby, I am totally awake,

Blissful moments, these all we make.

Repeat CHORUS..

You told me, patience is the key,

Thinking of you makes me crazy,

Happy ending is what you promise me,

Baby, I believe you so dearly.

Repeat CHORUS (2x)

ohhhhhhhhh.. ohhhhhhh…

Happy ending..

Composed by: Jeannie P.

Sung by: Kaoru Yokoyama (my student)

#I wrote this song because I was so inspired before… inspired because of love. Hmmm, well, I wrote this last November. Happy ending is the title. It suits me — END of our love story.. But I am happy now.. I have moved forward.. Thank you to my family and friends ! 🙂