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After-work Delight

20 Jan

Overworked or was I?  It’s been a few months since I have started working… shifting gears from freelancing to working full-time.  Indeed, I do feel overworked and slightly underpaid… but then again, a steady income did feel good!

and so….

The Greatest relief in the World comes from the fact that “this too shall pass“…

and so…

I’m thinking of taking a break because I know soon I can afford it.

The Greatest break in the World comes after “months of being overworked“…

and so…

Where would I go?  Where should I go?  To the mountains or the sunny beaches??  Soar or Float???

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What could be more aesthetically appealing?  The mountaintops that steal the colours from the sun… the ocean that dances and sparkles with all hues possible…. the strenuous walk to the mountains or the lazing on the water/ gazing up the sky…

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and so…

The quandary… exposure to the harsh cold or the scathing sun?

The Greatest dilemma in the World comes from having to choose “where to holiday“…

#DiscoverWP
via Daily Prompt: Exposure

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

Plenty in Nothing

14 Dec

2015 was a difficult year for me – the hard times.  There was nothing –  no money, no job, no food, no hunger, no ambition, no inhibition, no anxiety, no peace… nothing.

But…

With no food in my fridge… my mind would always be filled with things I could eat.  The mornings I woke up to no-food were the mornings I weighed my options on what I would eat…

maybe I’d get some bread and peanut butter spread…

maybe I’d get some eggs too…

a little bacon  maybe… I haven’t had bacon for quite some time now.

Forget bread… Forgotten… Pasta then…

I could also get some white sauce…

a little bacon won’t hurt…. yum.

Forget pasta… Forgotten… Burger prolly…

Yep… I could get the burger meal… drinks and fries too… :salivate:

Burger’s not healthy… forget burgers… Forgotten…

Drink water… kill hunger… fix some tea… drink tea… sleep.

Now imagine this… if I actually had food in the fridge, would I have had so many options!

Lesson learned:  To have nothing is to have lots of options.  To have nothing is to have plenty.  Plenty in nothing.  Oxymoron?

So… should I live with nothing and enjoy the plenty nothing??? A Conundrum??

to PLAN a LIFE

13 Dec

A Random Quote:

“The best feeling comes when you realize you’re perfectly happy even without the person you once thought you needed most.”

A Bespoke Coat:  By Tom Ford, for Tom Ford

I watched Tom Ford on Jimmy Kimmel Show and today’s prompt got me thinking about that show for no reason other than to use the word “Bespoke“.  He apparently doesn’t “hang out” and it was very difficult for me to get around that fact.

Well, here I am… living life on the edge… living a plan-less life… I have been thinking of living a slightly more planned life and the thought itself has started giving me scares.  The anxiety that I am getting while thinking of planning a more planned-life is pushing me to a frenzied Phagomania [a psychological condition that causes a person to be obsessed with food and or the excessive desire to eat].

And TOM FORD in his bespoke suit [that he apparently designed himself] doesn’t hang out…. he PLANS a year ahead… and my head is spinning…

via Daily Prompt: Bespoke

Protest or Talk Big

7 Dec

The Weekly Discovery Challenge asks us to write about “…a moment in which someone asked you a question you weren’t sure how to answer, whether because you didn’t know, were too uncomfortable, or thought you might offend or confuse the other person…” in Tough Questions.

So I scratched me head and racked me brains… tough questions, tough questions…  Unfortunately, the scratching and the racking didn’t yield much…  But then, I remembered a TedTalk on “Big Talk”.  So instead of ransacking my unyielding brains, I did a google search on the TedTalk on the Big Talk.

Kalina [in the pic above] from the “Make Big Talk” speaks about ditching the small talks and instead heading straight to the big talk.  Imagine walking up to a complete stranger and asking them point blank what they want to do before they die.  In her site, she has some candid videos of what happens when she does the big talk.  Her idea of making big talks and skipping the small talks is thought-provoking and also gives an unconventional spin to the “courtesy” filling-in-the-silence small-talks, that we have been ordered to do for ages.

So what would be better – making meaningless small talks with strangers who you meet ever so briefly OR stick to the small talks… the conventional “small inner voice” may even protest… Then there is –> how would I react to such someone asking me Tough Questions right from the get-go.  Would I be kind enough to pleasantly respond or would I shout back and become abusive in protest.


 

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