Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope those of you who are celebrating will have the most joyous time with family and friends. In my part of the world, it is not common to celebrate it, but really reflecting and being grateful for blessings is always timely isnt it? So here, I have listed some of the things I am grateful for this year.

  • My body giving me a wake-up call about my health.
  • Job satisfaction
  • Stronger familial ties
  • Standing up for myself
  • Help
  • Discovering possibilities of/roads to happiness
  • Self love
  • Hobbies

Thank you, universe!Happy weekend everyone!

ps: I watched Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium over the weekend, and what a treat it was. This quote stuck with me 'Your life is an occassion. Rise to it.'

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Blogspace To Let. $25 per square cm.

***Disclaimer: Full blown rant ahead!***

My most relaxing moment after I come home from work is reading blogs. Its something I look forward to.I completely cherish my one hour or so that I can sit in front of the computer and just let my mind wander/travel. There are many aspects of blogs that Iam stupendously in love with and am absolutely in awe of. Interesting experiences, the things that make people tick all around the world. I am always, constantly astounded on how human experiences are similar despite being in different parts of the world. But most of all? I treasure my connections with my fellow bloggers. I like reading about their day, their daily to-dos, how they like their coffee served etc.

I have a bone to pick though. I realise some peoples blogs have turned out into ad spaces rather than personal blogs. Selling out on a personal blog to market products? When does it go too far?

For me, at least, they go too far, when "Really, sista?" is the first thought running through my head after reading the post. Ill be the first to admit, I do recommend blogs I like or unashamedly lust for handbags or clothes publicly on my blog without second thoughts. I participate in giveaways, cross my fingers and hope to win.But come on. Some people literally shove their friends wares down your throat at every given opportunity. Every single post.

So my question is, where/when does the selling stop? I walk into the office, and my colleagues (bless their souls) are trying to sell me their homemade chocolate cakes, savouries,etc. I come home, I switch on the idiot box and am bombarded with Happy Meal and travel advertisements. I like Ronald-we share some great memories, but I really dont need to be reminded of his existence every 15 minutes.I try to eat dinner, but some telemarketeer has found home phone number and is convincing me to buy spanners. I kid you not. I try and read blogs, and again, have to filter the 'adblogs' out.

I tell you what. I ve had enough.

Am I the only one on this ? Am I paranoid and reading too much into this or do you feel the same way?Tell me your thoughts, ladies!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Today marks the one year anniversary of this blog. When I first started out, this blog was meant to be a venting grounds for me to take me day's stress out. My diary. With lots of notes to self. Today, it has evolved to much more than that. As I leaf through my past entries, I see a smorgasboard of topics. My experiences, and memories with friends and family, good times Ive had as well as reminders about taking care of myself and my search for love. Most of all this blog has blessed me with the friendship of some people I wouldve never known existed any other way.Dionne, Mari, Kaye,Anu, Chelsea, Pri, so many more.It has been terrific so far , and I hope to continue writing and reading for a long time to come.So thank you, everyone, for reading and commenting and making this journey one I treasure!!