Archive | December, 2016

Discovered Today

23 Dec

There is always news to be discovered, unearthed and learned secondhand.

The hijacking of a Libyan plane has ended peacefully after armed men who seized control surrendered in Malta… THE NEWS

Suspect Berlin attacker shot dead at Milan…THE NEWS

I’m tired of THE NEWS of dying and the killing…   It is time to rediscover and restore peace!  It is time we rediscover faith in each other and discover empathy in ourselves.

via Daily Prompt: Discover

Photo Challenge: Path

23 Dec

I was walking along… this path.  Maybe you were always there… maybe I passed by you everyday as I plodded along this path

UNTIL I saw you that dreadful day… and I can’t UN-SEE seeing you.  Oh, how I wish I had never ever SEEN you!!

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via Photo Challenge: Path

The Boss of Calm

22 Dec

My Boss is the epitome of calm. He has this calm aura about him… whether he is panicking or just thinking – he exudes nothing but calm.

Coincidentally, I am the opposite.  I am anything but CALM. I am easily excited, I panic easy, I am full of enthusiasm and it all shows.

I still remember the day when I was first interviewed by my “Boss”.  He would ask a question and pause… Me being the typical “must-fill-the-silence” kinda person kept blabbering until my brains separated my mind from my tongue.  Suddenly, I was split into two – the mind wasn’t able to make sense of the words that my tongue and mouth were forming… and yet my tongue couldn’t take the hint and kept at it.

Fast forward two months… My boss is still the calm self and I still the opposite.  Fortunately, I have become great buddies with another hyperactive colleague.  She and I always speak about him and how calm he ALWAYS is.  She has been hatching plans to shake him off his calm but so far she hasn’t succeeded yet.

Maybe because I am anything but calm, I admire my boss even more.

via Daily Prompt: Calm

On Moron

20 Dec
  • I’ve recently had the misfortune of meeting a MORON… He is the epitome of MORON and so the only justice I can do him is by calling him a MORON in all caps. 
  • Having to share a room at work with this MORON, I must say is one malicious act of Fortune.

I read it somewhere…

  • This MORON is alive only because we are not Fortunate enough to strangle to death anyone for the criminal act of MORONism.
  • I have this misfortune of sharing my space [at work] with this MORON for this week and the whole week next week….

  • My only compensation, this MORON will be gone by the end of this year. And fortunately I will be bidding all things MORON by the end of this year.  Yippieeeeeeeeeee!

via Daily Prompt: Fortune

Tonic for Panic

19 Dec

There was a time I couldn’t ever just relax. It was just impossible.  And then I learned the trick.  And since then, I have done nothing but relax.

Why did I have to learn to relax?

People who knew me knew that I panicked easy.  They who knew me knew too well that I could panic for insubstantial reasons.  I began to relax once I realised that I did panic for silly reasons…  Panicking for insubstantial reasons is frowned upon… Panicking for insubstantial reasons often leads you to make more mistakes… Panicking for insubstantial reasons clouds your brains and mind… Panicking for insubstantial reasons blocks you from seeing the bigger picture… Panicking for insubstantial reasons makes you jumpy and pushes you to jump into sillier conclusions… Panicking for insubstantial reasons lets you believe in all insubstantial substances… Panicking for insubstantial reasons gives people around you not believe in your reasons to panic.  Hence, I had to learn to relax.

How did I learn to relax? Here’s my tonic for panic:
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  1. Past has passed.
  2. THIS TOO SHALL PASS.
  3. Que Sera Sera 

If I worried about “what-ifs” of my past, I told myself “Past’s passed.”

When I found worrying over my present predicament, I told myself “THIS TOO SHALL PASS.”

And for all my worries of the future, I chanted Que Sera Sera….

via Daily Prompt: Relax

Labelled Moody

18 Dec

I’ve been watching Downton Abbey over and over again, for no reasons whatsoever.  Well, that may not be quite so.  I have my reasons for watching it over and over again.

So, why do I watch it repeatedly?  It is to understand characters like Mrs. O Brien and Thomas.  I find their characters intriguing because I have had the misfortune of meeting their likes in my life.

What are they like?  Well, they are bad for nothing.  They just want trouble.  They wish trouble for others.  Now, I know why people want to be good and why they want to do good things.  But, I have never ever found out why people intentionally wish bad upon others, for no reasons.

Although, I do understand people defaming one another to get ahead of each other.  Some people do evil things to avenge.  That may be understandable.  Some people do bad things because they are jealous of the ones they wish trouble for.  Some people do evil to get attention.  Some people do evil things unknowingly and often don’t realise that they are doing something evil.  Apart from such “genuine” reasons for doing bad things, there are some who do evil just for the sake of doing evil.

These people do not have any hidden agendas.  They are just purely evil.  These are the bullies, the evil bullies.

In my life, whenever I have tried to stand up to such characters, I have been labelled moody, temperamental, spoilsport, sensitive, “doesn’t have a sense of humour”, “doesn’t even understand we are joking”…  And so, for a long time I blamed myself and believed that I may be all the “labels”.  For a longer time, I became the labels.  For the longest time, my conscious and conscience both imprisoned me.

Image result for anti bully memeThen I rebelled.  I wasn’t all the labels.  I wasn’t moody and I had all the rights to be angry when they conspired against me.  I wasn’t temperamental just because I didn’t like their “labeling” jokes.  I wasn’t a spoilsport just because I walked out on their labeling games.  I wasn’t sensitive just because I felt like sulking when they laughed at my expense.  I wasn’t the one with no sense of humour just because I couldn’t laugh at the jokes at my expense.

I was humane, they were not.  I began feeling pity on them.  What a life they must be living!  If their happiness comes from seeing others miserable, that just shows how very miserable their lives must be.  This is how I have become an expert at burning bridges – the bad bridges, at least.  These bridges can’t be restored.  They only see their side of the coin and they can find nothing evil in themselves.  I feel sorry for them now.  I really do.

 

via Daily Prompt: Moody

Photo Challenge: Anticipation

17 Dec

In Anticipation

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s1ngal in Anticipation

via Photo Challenge: Anticipation

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