Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! Almost everyone in the world is having their free time today but, here in the Mid East, it’s our first day of the week. Also, it’s a special day today because it’s hubby’s birthday and what better way to celebrate it than a freebie!
To my Bebe, Happy, happy birthday! Thank you for being so awesome in every way. You know that I love you more in every passing day, right? Hmmm… that sounded like a greeting card. But, you know that is true. Love you, sweetie!
As I am writing this, my youngest is running around the house like he ate a kilo of sugar. I don’t know where he gets his energy but I am amazed because he looks like he doesn’t even get tired at all. Sometimes, I do wish I have that kind of energy for the whole day so I can do everything I want.
Well, it’s a lazy Friday night here and we just had our shawarma dinner. I thought that I should share my latest layout. Its about the little monster It’s a good day when I get to finish a scrap page. I hope you’re having a great weekend!
layout credits: Sweet as Candy Kit & Ledger Paper by fei-fei’s stuff, Then and Now Kit & Press Cards no.9 by paislee press all available at Oscraps
I just remembered a funny story that my friend Jinky told me a long time ago and I just want to share it. Its funny how people from different countries use the word “expired”. My friend Jinky got a phone call looking for our colleague who recently passed away (I will just name her JJ). This was the conversation…
Telemarketer: Good Morning, may I speak with JJ?
Jinky: Im sorry, but she passed away last month.
Telemarketer was silent.
Jinky: Hello?… Im sorry but she’s no longer with us.
Telemarketer: Ooohhhh…… Will she be visiting you anytime soon?
Jinky was ?!?! what ?!?!
Jinky: I hope not!!!
Telemarketer: I need to speak with her. Do you have any contact with her?
Jinky totally confused/annoyed and laughing a bit.
Jinky: I told you, she passed away. She’s no longer with us. She’s on the other side of the world.
Telemarketer probably clueless on what Jinky was saying. Silence.
Jinky: She’s dead?
Telemarketer: Ohhh, you mean she expired!
At last! They fianlly understood each other!!! This might not be funny to others but this was something new to me and I was laughing so hard when I heard this. I quickly researched this one. I asked a colleague from India and apparently the appropriate and respectful way to say someone died is to say “He/She expired”. They don’t use “passed away”. And you just use “died” or “dead” when you refer to animals or plants. So, now I know…. Something I learned and will not be surprised again