Aug 28, 2009

* DeTox

You need to detox yourself occasionally to feel rejuvenated, it has been a known thing to many for years. You plan a program suited to your requirement and need and you carry it out in the duration of usually a week. That's in a physiological aspect.
What do you do when you need to detoxify yourself Psychologically?
Read self help books?
Remove the negative vibes around you?
Think on the positive?
Be around people who bring good thoughts into your head?
Well the list is endless.. its not as simple as going on a complete fruit diet and achieving anti-bloating, a non water retention state of being.
Psychological detox would mean reaching a state of Zen!
Of complete peace with your surroundings, and that includes the people around you.
So what exactly should one do to detox Psychologically?
Humm.. When I do figure it out, I shall write about it, but right now..
fruits, water and purified air, your my buddy for the day..
To my brain, go to sleep and ignore the crap that will take place around no matter how hard you think you can make others to appreciate goodness! I shall just appreciate it by myself.. and find my state of ZEN!

Aug 26, 2009

* Pain is PAIN!!

If you get someone saying to you, "oh you find this pain unbearable even after experiencing labor?", you know what you should do? Roll a magazine and wack their head! That's what you do!
Whatever the pain you experience, if it's painful, it's painful!
Before experiencing labor, I was convinced nothing was going to be as painful as a tooth ache!
After experiencing labor, I stand corrected!! Pain is pain!
No measuring system can tell you which is worst!
No matter how high your tolerance to pain is, it will sting you till you tear and that to possibly to a cardiac arrest!
I really thought I was going to die of a heart failure when I got my right toe stuck in between the bottom of my wash room door and elevated floor, while trying to shut the damn thing!
My kids got so freaked out to see me cry the way I did and that frozen packet of corn made it even more unbearable! I almost felt like I was going to get a cardiac arrest trying to bare the pain!
Now my toe looks more blue than it should be blue black.
So listen to this loud and clear.. with or without labor experience..
I testify "PAIN is PAIN" no matter what!!!!

Aug 25, 2009

* Function with a dysfunction (FWAD)

Have you had people in your life who constantly had issues?
Issues that may seem so silly to some, but so serious to those who can only FWAD.
They can have a completely normal life, but they choose not to.
They choose to hang on to the crap of their past or the easily dismissable issues of the present. They simply must have something to be unhappy about so as to have a reason to live?
To these people the other odd thing is, they would so easily categorize others as a FWAD because to these FWADs their issues are so serious, other people's actual problems are dismissable to them..
Seriously, analyse these sort of FWAD people and you'll actually amuse yourself!

Aug 24, 2009

* Sostenuto.. I shall forever 'Sustaine' you!!

I felt really old today sitting for my Piano Theory Exam!!
Yes.. I was the only mom, who wasn't there with her kid, but was there at the exam hall for herself, amongst the kids of women my age and older!
I know people say, age is just a number, and that education sees no age limit, but I seriously believe in Music it does, especially if you're sitting for the exam with a bunch of kids.
This morning went well, and thanks to the bloody term SOSTENUTO which I will forever remember now, I shall not be getting that perfect 100%!! Hahahaha!
It was never the less, pure fun!
Answering this paper, and being the OLDEST in the ENTIRE exam hall!!

What's life without music?

Aug 21, 2009

* Mama Mania - Feeding Bottles

I have come to realise, that too many in this category can sometimes be a bad thing. How many feeding bottles can a child have? Well as many as you want them to have, but the stinky part comes when you have to wash them all!
Here's the thing, when you have a lot to begin with, each time your child asks you for a drink, you take a clean bottle from the storage container, and subsequently the soiled ones accumulate a the sink, well at least that's the case for me in my lazy days.
Then when you do run out of clean bottles, it takes you almost forever to wash the dirty ones, and as they say, collect your dishes and do them all at one time to save water (I CONFESS!!!! - it's not the saving of water that I consider in my case, it's my pure laziness, but I use this as my excuse to make myself feel better).
So I do, I collect them all and wash them up together except for the ones with milk, I give a quick rinse and soap them off in a pile. I want to make a change the next time around. Too many isn't a good thing when it comes to feeding bottles.
Once all these bottles are ready for trashing, I will get just TWO for my kid.
In that way, nothing piles up!
They are washed immediately because they need to be used again and again! Lazy or not, I'll have to wash them off ASAP!
Now that's a good plan, what do you say?

Aug 17, 2009

* The Fun in Facebooking


Have you ever seen a person having close to a thousand friends or more in their list of friends on Facebook? I'm sure you have. It can be pretty amazing how one keeps up with such a high number of friends and family on an account.

Then you have those who open Facebook account, and filters each and everyone they have on their FB, and keep a good number of 5 friends!

Well it is really the account holder's choice, but yesterday in a humored conversation with some good buddies, we decided to ask ourselves, who we shouldn't have on our facebook.

These are the ones we shortlisted:
1. Your boss/bosses.. I mean you work with them is enough already.. when you need to vent or complain, you might just want to shout out something to everyone and since FB is excellent for it, why loose that upcoming promotion right?

2. Your parents.. well this I wasn't quite agreeable to. There are other things to consider, like if you see your parents at the end of every day then what for? If you have a parent that's abroad or High-Tech and abroad, I guess having them on your FB, would help you keep in touch in a more fun sort a way, but that's only if the parent is FUN! As for me, if the world of the after life had FBs, I would so love to have my parents on FB too :P

3. Your ex-spouse... Yes what for? Who would want to keep such close contact with an ex-spouse? and don't you say you are open minded.. We just don't see that happening.

4. Your Pet.. Even Pets these days have FB accounts! What's up with all this? To keep your friends updates of his/her progress in the animal world? I mean since when were Pet's computer literates? All this is because of the free accounts given to us that we go making all sorts in the web right? : )

5. Family members.. this has its exception, if all of them live under one roof then why the hell for? Humm.. but I disagree to this one.. why not? You don't share the same friends as your siblings, and its fun to gather everyone in one account to enjoy a healthy discussion and comments. Unless you don't feel comfortable having family and friends meet even online?
Then again there are also the PEEPING TOMS of the Facebook world.
They sit in their account, online almost all day 7 days a week and do not respond to anything or anyone. But they are there non the less.. watching everything you do, and then some even discuss your activities with those who aren't on FB, and when the story gets to your ears.. yes you delete them off your account, and wish you could delete them off your life too!

Then there are those who have such online accounts, and make a fuss about being tagged to photos. The best are those who ask you to remove your photos just because their face is in it. Haven't they heard of UNTAGGING????
These are social networks. They are made for you to socialise, and the best thing is it has security settings that help you keep your privacy to the extend you wish for. Some use it for business, some use it to keep in touch with old friends near or far, many use them to share photos and video, and enjoy the commenting sessions!

Whether or not you favor FB, alot of us enjoy Facebooking..
As for me, it keeps me sane!
I keep in touch with my family, friends and ex-colleagues without having to pack my kids up and go outside of the house for a public socialising activity, I get to say my Hellos at the convenience of my time, and I love to hear the good news my friends have to share and console them in their sorrows if they do share them.
Many keep themselves involved in social circles in the various groups on Facebook and with all the constant reminders and invites, updates on news and current happenings, well certainly all this is only if you choose what to be fans and members of right. Plus all those silly quiz, how can anyone resist them? Its really a stress buster.
Over all, to me.. it's pure networking fun!

Aug 16, 2009

* Miley Cyrus - The Climb



Another one of my favorite.
Perfect lyrics that touches my soul. It really isn't about what you achieve but the road that you take to getting there, the journey that makes you who you are.

THE CLIMB
I can almost see it
That dream I'm dreaming but
There's a voice inside my head sayin,
You'll never reach it,
Every step I'm taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction

My faith is shaking but I
Got to keep trying
Got to keep my head held high

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm gonna to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing,
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I'm not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep going
And I,
I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on, cause

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm gonna to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb (yeah)

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes you going to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb (yeah yeah ea ea)

Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith baby
It's all about
It's all about
The climb
Keep the faith
Keep your faith

* 7teen and Beyond

You're not a kid, nor are you an adult.
So what are you?
A TEENAGER that's what you are.
A person who's got so much potential in life, who is at the starting point of the best things to achieve, standing on the platform to success. That's what your life is.
Being 17 is the prime point of your life.
The point where your decisions on friendship, relationship, education, career, family and personal enrichment takes its pinnacle priority.
The choices you choose can MAKE YOU or BREAK YOU.
That is what everyone should bare in mine too. Not just the teenager but the family, relatives and friends.
The support a teenager gets from the family is the utmost importance to allowing him/her to be what he/she will be.

You are blessed when you have the best circle of friends, a supportive family, and relatives who genuinely boost your confidence and supports you with your decisions. For those who come into your life to mock you, criticise you, scrutinize and belittle your behaviour, your actions and even judge your motives, don't get put down by all that. Don't allow the words of a hypocrite side track you from your dreams!

You would think you know exactly what you want, but honestly, you don't. It's good to think you do at 17, it will certainly allow you to figure out where and which path to walk through.

Good judgement comes from experience and that experience - well, that comes from poor judgement. The mistakes you make in your life, will be lessons you learn to being a better person, but remember.. it will be a learnt lesson only if you admit you've made a mistake to learn from.

Be humble in everything you do and say, but at the same time, do not let others use your humility to bully the person you are.

Be forever young in heart and mind, as age truly is just a number. Do not allow, whatever the circumstances be, make you older in manner than you may be. Your spirits are high right now, keep them high and keep yourself in tune to what the world and God has for you.

Do not let the ones you love, stray away from you by being ignorant to appreciating the love you share with them, and allow your good judgement to keep you away from the people who may be around you to rot your life.

Take your steps in life wisely and responsibly
Be happy in life no matter what comes your way, as being happy is a choice.
Respect those around you in order to be respected in return.
Place God in everything you do, plan to do, and surrender everything that you have been through in His hands.

You are very soon stepping into a whole new arena..
Place God before everything, place your confidence alongside with His Blessings..
And live the life you love to have as well as you love the life you have lived so far.
Believe in yourself most of all, as that faith will guide you through anything!

Happy 17th birthday my little gorgeous grown up niece!
Believe in yourself in everything that you do, you TRULY are UNIQUELY YOU!! Not anyone else but yourself..
Make your path right, I believe you will..
Make your footprints one worth following for your younger siblings and one that is looked up on by your peers.
All the best to you.. and I look forward to congratulating you all the way!
Happy birthday once again and I love you!!

* English Vs Manglish

Just for a laugh.. I got this from an email.. I'm pretty sure you may have gotten it in your inbox too.. if not.. read on..

WHEN GIVING A CUSTOMER BAD NEWS
Britons: I'm sorry, sir, but we don't seem to have the sweater you want in your size, but if you
give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.
Malaysians: No stock.

RETURNING A CALL
Britons: Hello, this is John Smith. Did anyone call for me a few moments ago?
Malaysians: Hello, who call?

ASKING SOMEONE TO MAKE WAY
Britons:Excuse me, I would like to get by. Would you please make way?
Malaysians: S-kew me

WHEN SOMEONE OFFERS TO PAY
Britons: Hey! Put your wallet away, this drink is on me..
Malaysians: No need lah.

WHEN ASKING FOR PERMISSION
Britons: Excuse me, but do you think it would be possible for me to enter through this door? Malaysians: (pointing at the door) Can ah?

WHEN ENTERTAINING
Britons: Please make yourself right at home.
Malaysians: No need shy shy one lah!

WHEN DOUBTING SOMEONE
Britons: I don't recall you giving me the money.
Malaysians: Where got?

WHEN DECLINING AN OFFER
Britons: I would prefer not to do that, if you don't mind.
Malaysians: Don't want lah.

IN DISAGREEING ON A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
Britons: Err...Tom, I have to stop you there. I understand where you're coming from, but I
really have to disagree with what you said about the issue.
Malaysians: You mad ah?

WHEN ASKING SOMEONE TO LOWER THEIR VOICE.
Britons: Excuse me, but could you please lower your voice? I'm trying to concentrate over here.
Malaysians: Shut up lah!

WHEN ASKING SOMEONE IF HE/SHE KNOWS YOU.
Britons: Excuse me, but I noticed you staring at me for sometime. Do I know you?
Malaysians: See what, see what?

WHEN ASSESSING A TIGHT SITUATION.
Britons: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment.
Malaysians: Die lah!!

WHEN TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED
Britons: Will someone tell me what has just happened?
Malaysians: What happened> ah? Why like that one lah?

WHEN SOMEONE DID SOMETHING WRONG
Britons: This isn't the way to do it. Here, let me show you.
Malaysians: Like that also don't know how to do!

WHEN ONE IS ANGRY
Britons: Would you mind not disturbing me?
Malaysians: Celaka you!

Aug 14, 2009

* John Mayer: Say (music video from "The Bucket List")



I truly found this movie 'Bucket List' to be a lesson filled, hilarious, heart breaking one. The sort that is filled with words of advice you often hear but simply forget in the routines of your life.
Try to watch this movie if you have not and enjoy this song from John Mayer, SAY.
I must also say THANKS CHATAN for asking me to watch this!

SAY
Take all of your wasted honor
Every little past frustration
Take all of your so-called problems,
Better put 'em in quotations

Say what you need to say [x8]

Walking like a one man army
Fighting with the shadows in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you'd be better off instead,
If you could only ...

Say what you need to say [x8]

Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for giving over
You'd better know that in the end
Its better to say too much
Then never say what you need to say again

Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open

Say what you need to say [x24]

* Oh To Be 12 Again...


A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, observing his wife, looking at herself in the mirror.
Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she'd like to have for her Birthday.
'I'd like to be twelve again', she replied, still looking in the mirror.
On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of
Coco Pops, and then took her to Alton Towers theme park.
What a day!
He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Corkscrew, the Wall of
Fear, the Screaming Monster Roller Coaster, everything there was.
Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park.
Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down.
He then took her to a Mc Donald's where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.
Then it was off to the cinema with popcorn, a huge Cola, and her favourite sweets...........M&M's.
What a fabulous adventure!
Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted.
He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked,
'Well Dear, what was it like being twelve again?'

Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed.
'I meant my dress size, you retard!!!!'

The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong.
So to the women, try to be more specific when you talk to your man!

Aug 12, 2009

* Bless The Broken Road...

I just absolutely love this song..
by Rascall Flatts,
both the music and the lyrics.
(video clip from You Tube)

Bless The Broken Road
"I set out on a narrow way many years ago,
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you
[Chorus:]
Every long lost dream,
led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart,
they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way,
into your loving arms
This much I know is true..
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you...
[Verse 2]
I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true
[Chorus]
Now I'm just rolling home
Into my lover's arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.

* NEVER say NEVER

When you say NEVER, try and mean it.
I remember the countless number of times I have said NEVER MORE WILL I....., yet I go about doing it.
We truly live in an oxymoronic state!
We chose to say things we won't be able to keep to, thinking that when we say it, because we may have forgotten it, others would have also.
Never will I lie to you..
Never will I talk to you..
Never will I bake that cake again...
Never will I see them again..
Never more will I hurt them...
The book entitled Secrets, have a lot that quotes on what you always say you NEVER MORE WILL DO, only brings the energy to make you do it again..
It's the positive things in life that we constantly tell ourselves that we want to have around us, but somehow the book also says that the way we channel this positive things has got to be about the I WILLs and not I WON'Ts.
I will be happy..
I will cook that cake again and make it better this time..
I will ignore her and pray for her..
I will let time pass and see if I do meet them again..
If its meant to be, it will be.
It's about the wants and not the don't wants, it's not about telling you never will and go do exactly what you vow you never would..
The power to bring the right things in your life, lies in your mind.
Your thoughts send out the energy of what you are and what you want absorbed into your soul.
So don't say NEVER and deliberately do just that.

Modern Day Proposal

I got this via email from someone very dear to me..
Thought I would share it with you. If you have not read this in your inbox before.. enjoy this ok..

SAMPLE OF A MODERN LOVE LETTER

Dearest Samantha,

I am very happy to inform you that I have fallen in love with you since Tuesday, the 17th of August 2001.With reference to the meeting held between us on the 17th of August 2001 at 1500 hours, I would like to present myself as a prospective lover.

Our love affair would be on probation for a period of no less than three months and depending on compatibility, would be made permanent. Of course, upon completion of probation, there will be continuous relationship training and relationship appraisal schemes leading up to promotion from lover to spouse.

The expenses incurred for coffee and entertainment would initially be shared equally between us. Later, based on your performance, I might take up a larger share of the expenses. However I am broad-minded enough, to be taken care of, on your expense account.I request you to kindly respond within 30 days of receiving this letter, failing which, this offer would be canceled without further notice and I shall be considering someone else.

I would be happy, if you could forward this letter to your sister, if you do not wish to take up this offer.Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely,
Max

MODERN REPLY TO MODERN LOVE LETTER

Dear Max,

Please refer to your letter dated today.

I am pleased to inform you that I hope to accept your proposal for romance.

However, you should be informed that there are certain conditions of acceptance. Promotional prospects are to my satisfaction. However, please enlighten me as to your retirement benefits.

Gratuity should be generous.I also need to be assured that there is sufficient security with regards to this commitment. If there is any chance at all of retrenchment or consequent disinterest on your part, then I should receive monetary compensation according to union standards.Due to the nature of my position, I am sure you will agree that an expense account should be arranged for my access in light of the 'VIP'.

I shall be entertaining. In addition, housing and transport allowances should be in order and nothing less than a Jaguar is in order.

Please also note that there should be no moonlighting restrictions placed on myself. If you are still interested in the relationship, please reply on an urgent basis as other prospective lovers have sent indications of interest.

Please also note that my sister is happily employed.

Yours perhaps, Samantha!

Aug 7, 2009

* Jack of All Trades and Master of None?


Interesting figure of speech isn't it?

As much as this saying was made in reference to a Generalist, a person, that is competent with many skills but is not outstanding in any particular one, I for one would rather say otherwise.

What if a person was competent with many skills and was excellent in them all?

Then wouldn't it be better to be a Jack of all trades?

Why just be a Master to one or two?

What's not great about being a Generalist?

Why can't that Generalist be a great one as he does the best in each and every trade he endeavours?

Leonardo da Vinci was a Generalist.

How famous is he?

Nothing is terminally unacceptable in being a polymath!

I see a Jack of all trades as an all-rounder rather than being just great at one thing, I choose to be great with many, great in the way I know best, great in the way that satisfies me because at the end of the day it is my happiness that matters. What I am proud of that counts.

I have learnt this much till now, that no one but yourself is the best validator to your own accomplishments. Others only help affirm it for you. Some people's views are better not acquiescented. Something great will always come out of your passion for learning something new.

I love a good challenge. The various trades I possess are those I challenge myself to achieving and it may not be seen as specialised to someone else, but the fact that I possess it, is great for me!

You are your own Master! Yes God is supreme!

I believe when your best is put in what you do, you've made it the best for you!
So be that Jack of all trades, drop off the following words to that saying!
Be that Jack of all trades and be the best Jack that lived!!!

Aug 6, 2009

* To 'Bitch' is no one's right!

Time out with friends are always something anyone would look forward to. I used to until I realise sometimes it's just a waste of time! When there's something to really talk about, share and discuss, be it a happy or sad reason, then the motive is fine. Just to simply chill out together is fine too.

But what sickens me is when you sit to talk and suddenly you start talking about someone else, and when there's some form of spike fullness existing against that talked about person, you hear comments like "ah, I'm sure she's fucking around and bullshitting her parents that she's busy with work!' or "yeah, tired and sleeping? with someone next to her after a good session I'm sure!"I've just heard way too many unworthy women speak this way.

Why do women, always allow themselves to put false accusations on another? To judge someone else in this matter?Most often, the ladies who talk this way, are actually doing it themselves, and yes I do know that for a fact!Does speaking this way make them feel less guilty of their own?It's always their own sins they so quickly label others with.

Is it because somehow they just want to feel better, reduses their guilt or something or are they so saintly they think it's their right?

Just because they sleep around, fuck freely with any random guy, drink in pubs and land in bed doesn't mean others who party and are sociable do the same!

Just because they don't know where to draw the line, doesn't give them the right to bitch and condemn someone else.May be it's time, women of such free nature understood that socializing doesn't mean having to spread your legs for an ass!

Many socialize, party and have loads of fun, away from sex!Just because some women are better at talking with men than others are, doesn't make her a city tramp!

Just because some women attract men more than others, doesn't make them a slut either!
Then again, just because some women are born gorgeous doesn't mean she runs the whore house in town!

Control your own insecurities.

Accusing another lady, is sincerely wrong to the marrow!

It may be your opinion you are voicing out, but what you so freely tag others, might just be the mirror image of what you are. Don't spoil your own reputation with such opinions.

A lot of us women, value who we are..We respect ourselves more than you know!!

You don't have the right to cast a stone on anyone whether you are wrong or right.

So let others be, sociable, happy and fun. Don't ruin their reputation just because you have a tongue! Don't ruin their reputation just because you don't have one, or you do have one but your crap is hidden under your sheets!

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