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We are all created differently.

Some of us believe that we can love more than once in a lifetime, but some of us don’t. Some of us can fall in and out of love over and over again. Some of us, on the other hand, believe that we can like more than once, but that we can only love but once in a lifetime. If love passes us by in this lifetime, then we would have to wait to love in another lifetime for we can only have but one true love in a lifetime. And so in this lifetime when love is no more, life will go on for us. We will keep strong. We will smile, we will laugh, we will just go on living. But once in a while unbeknownst to anyone, when thoughts creep in or when we see something that triggers a memory, we will turn melancholic, we will drop our facade and our smile will turn into sadness and our laughter into tears. Just in a little quiet moment, we will let our guard down, we will let ourselves feel, to give in to our emotions, and let those salty drops of water trickle down our cheeks. For only when we are completely alone, can we show our weakness. Just for a brief moment can we close our eyes and just be our one true self.

So do not judge a person by what you see on the outside coz’ we are all build differently. We all see the world differently. We all experience the world differently. We all choose to live differently.

 

 
 

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Fate flows like a river…

Fate is something funny. At times I wonder whether it’s God or the Devil at play. 👿 Fate and destiny… I can honestly say I have no idea where I’m headed to. I thought I knew and then things didn’t turn out as what I was hoping for. God or Whomever it is just didn’t want me to have what I wanted. 😁 My road not taken ended at a dead end. Luckily there wasn’t a cliff there for me to jump down from. It wasn’t worth it to take the plunge, anyway. My life is too precious for that. I just decided to backtrack and take another path.

As for now, I’m just cruising along this path, taking in the sights and enjoying my road trip. I have my wishes, but I do not want to make them my be all and end all. It’ll just make this journey miserable if I keep pushing them to happen. I have no idea what He wants for me. So far, the stuff he’s sending my way are a bit confusing, but enjoyable as hell. 😅 It’s que sera sera for me now. Seize the moment! Live in the moment! I am my own adventure story!! 😜

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Posted by on November 10, 2015 in Leisure, Life in Transition

 

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Word Power!

As the saying goes: actions speak louder than words. Well, sometimes when you aren’t in a situation to take any action, words will do just fine. They can be pretty powerful on their own. That’s what I found out today. 😉

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Honestly, I can’t believe what I said today. I’ve never ever done that before. I’ve always been a little reserve, not wanting to speak my mind out, but today, well, today was such a surprise, an unplanned surprise. This boldness in me is really intriguing; a daring step out of my comfort zone. It was kinda exciting in a way.

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Today I became gutsy coz’ I was on a quest, a teasing quest. I think my words achieved more than what I bargained for. Now, perhaps that was the desired effect I secretly hoped for?? Hmm…. Perhaps, perhaps, just perhaps. Hahaha… 😛

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Anyhoo, I’m contented for now till the next round comes about. We’ll see what happens then. 😀

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2014 in Creative Juices, Leisure, Life in Transition

 

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Looking back at 2014…

Compliments of the season to one and all! Tis the season to be merry and of coz’ to look back at everything that has happened throughout the year.

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Now, if I had to use two words to describe 2014, it would be “interesting” and “confusing”. I know these are rather common words, but they are the best words I can think of to sum up the year.

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The year was filled with ups and downs, a real roller coaster ride. I went through two deaths in the family: my paternal grandma and my maternal grand uncle.

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I’m still dealing with some unresolved issues which I hope will be cleared up in 2015. I really hate dragging things on. I think it’s high time I made some decisions.

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Well, work was same ol’, same ol’ for the first half and then it went crazy gruelling busy for the second half. This year saw me taking on new challenges and responsibilities. Them white hairs are popping up faster now! 😛

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Anyhoo, I seem to be constantly learning new things this year, especially as I sojourn into uncharted territories at work and in my personal space. This new knowledge has kinda changed my perspective on life and on how things are in reality. People can change and not everyone plays by the same rules.

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We are taught to follow the rules of society and so like little good children we do, thinking that everything will fall into place if we do. For some, yes and for some, no. Perhaps that might create some frustrations in us. I know how that feels. We strive to follow the rules, but at times we might bend them now and then in our quest to fulfil our desires. Hence, I really do understand the saying that “some rules are meant to be broken”. 😉

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Not only that, I’ve also learned some new stuff about myself, call it self-discovery if you want, and I am not done making sense of them yet. This “new” me has me in a conundrum as it really requires loads of patience, control and a helluva restrain on my part. At times, acting nonchalant is a real challenge especially when I get more and more involve. Some of these stuff I’m going through are things I wouldn’t imagine myself ever experiencing or venturing into. It’s exciting and it’s like a dormant part of me has been woken up. I seem to be a different person. Wow, I didn’t see that coming! I keep asking myself: “Is that really me? Why is it happening to me? Who knew I had it in me?? Not in a million years!”

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As I said this is a super confusing year as well. My beliefs have been shaken. I seem to have more questions and self-doubts. I do wonder whether it’s a test from God or is the Devil playing his tricks on me, taunting me. Things used to be compartmentalised into black and white. Now out pops a grey area. It’s so difficult to handle this grey area. The rules are different there. In fact, I think I’ve kinda thrown the rule book out and am just creating my own rules. Let’s see where this grey area leads us to.

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In addition to that, I’m also confused with the infamous four letter word: LOVE. You would think that a 30 something would know what love is by now. Well, I used to. I think I used to, anyway. What is love? I really don’t know what it is anymore. What does it mean to be in love? What do you equate love with? How do you know when you are in love? Can two persons be together without love? Can you love more than one person? I guess I’ve been watching too many dramas. Sigh… The stubborn bull in me is having a tough time accepting changes. The things that are happening around me are just making it more mind boggling. Perhaps it’s time to fall head over heels in love with someone to understand it better? 😛

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Anyhoo, I’ve kept my promised to myself to at least embark on a solo travel once a year. This year I went to Taiwan and it was an awesome experience. It was a bleisure trip: business + leisure. I took the opportunity to travel to a few cities in Taiwan since I was heading there to present a paper at a conference in Taipei. Taiwan is indeed a lovely country. It’s safe, the public transport is so convenient and the people are pretty friendly as well. Hmm… I will never tire travelling on my own.

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So I can say all in all I have had a colourful horsey year. I have no idea what plans 2015 has for me. There are bound to be great challenges and battles ahead, but I’m definitely gonna try to embrace them the best I can or rather grab them by the horns as the saying goes! 😉

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Let’s all attack 2015 with full of gusto!!

Happy 2015 in advance, everyone!! 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2014 in Entertainment, Leisure, Life in Transition, Love, Work

 

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To be or not to be…. naughty?

Some of you might be wondering how come I’m writing so many posts all of a sudden this past week. Am I that free? No, I’m not. Work is actually choking me up. I’m constantly doing a few things at almost the same time. Multitasking comes naturally. Like now, I’m writing this post, chasing after my “kids” on Facebook for their assignments, responding to their queries on an up-coming presentation, editing documents and watching YouTube vids on TV as well. Besides, most of my posts aren’t written at one go. I usually pen down my thoughts on my phone and slowly shape them into whatever I want when I have the time, that’s usually before I go to bed. I make sure I spare the time for my thoughts coz’ expressing myself helps me to de-stress and unwind in a way. Alright, let’s get on to today’s topic of interest: naughtiness. 

There are all kinds of naughtiness in this world. We have the mischief maker, the flirt, the prankster, the foul mouth bugger, the temptress, the rumour-monger, the backstabber, the fire-starter and the list goes on and on. These are the ones who make our lives colourful.

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Well, I’ve come to realise that there’s a bit of naughtiness in all of us.  It’s just a matter of whether that naughtiness gets unlocked or not. No one on this earth can be a goody two shoes all the time. We aren’t perfect and we are definitely no saints or angels. We are all flawed.

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Sometimes this naughtiness comes knocking on your door without an invitation. You know, just like those door-to-door sale persons. When it appears, you’ve gotta ask yourself: “Should I? Can I?” No one has the answer to that question except you.

Be Crazy. Be Stupid. Be Silly. Be Weird. Be whatever. Because Life is too short to be anything but Happy.

But for sure once you release that naughtiness, there’s no turning back. For some it opens up a whole new world of excitement and adventure, for others it might bring about a can of worms. Splat!! You can’t be sure what would be unleashed.

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Anyhoo, if you intend to spice up your life a bit, then, you’ve just gotta take that leap of faith and pray that you do not fall into the abyss. It ain’t easy. Things might not always go your way.  You might question your decision every step of the way. You might be at the top of the world one second and find yourself moping around the next.

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This life we live in is unpredictable. It’s a roller coaster ride. We don’t always have the answer to everything in sight. We don’t always make the right decisions. The only thing we can do is to stay strong always no matter how challenging the path ahead of us is.

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This life we lead should not be boring. We need to make it matter. So stop being afraid to let loose that naughtiness in you. You know you are dying to! Go right ahead!! 😛

 

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2014 in Leisure, Life in Transition

 

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You and I….

Write, write write!! I enjoy creating poems. I finally completed the poem I started a while ago. I’m not sure if it qualifies as a poem or a story. Let me just call it a storied poem. Hahaha… 😉

You and I…

Daily…
I look out the glass window.
Daily…
You look into the glass window.
Daily…
We smile…
When our gazes cross path.
Daily…
We smile.
Daily…
Our gazes cross path.
 
Two unassuming creatures…
Two very different individuals…
Living in a world far apart.
 
Then come one spring morning,
A chance stroll in the park,
Brought our two souls,
To the very same path.
 
You spoke…
And I grew flustered.
For a moment,
Blinded by your magical charm,
Intrigued by your sweet words,
And enticed…
By your outstretched arm.
 
An invitation
Or was it a seduction?
You called out to me,
As you drew me closer,
“To come hither, my sweet”
And follow you I must indeed.
 
How can I say no
To such a devilish sight?
How can I deny?
This temptation
My heart so desired?
 
Nonetheless…
I hesitated.
Scared… afraid…
Reflecting….
Pondering…
And thinking…
Of the consequences
Which might be.
 
Should I take up with thee?
Should I throw caution
To the wind?
And what do you know
Mr. Curiosity
Got the better of me!
 
And so the tale began….Hands
Of a suave worldly gent,
And an innocent timid lass.
An unplanned meeting,   
A chance encounter…
Uniting us two,
Of very differing schools.
 
We teased… we chattered…
We laughed
Till the wee hours…
So lost in each other,
So enamoured of
This new found union.
 
Not a care
In the world…
The time was ours!
This stolen moment,
Unexpected, but oh,
So very much treasured.
A feeling of content,
Upon our two souls befell.
 
In each other’s embrace,
We stayed entwined,
Breathing in each other’s scent.
Desperately clinging onto
this precious little moment.
Not wanting to take leave
Alas, reality settled in…
All good things
An end it must be.
 
So…
A chaste peck,
As gentle as can be,
You placed upon my cheek.
With a promise to return,
As soon as can be.
 
With my heart aflutter
I gaze upon yonder…
A sadness settled upon me.
As I stared forlornly ahead,
As far on as my sight
could carry me.
 
Your shadow…Shadow
Retreating…
Little by little…
Your form…
Disappearing…
Till only darkness I could see.
 
A tear trickled down…
A thought came about…
Will you return, my darling?
Will you come back
To see little old me?
 
Days passed….
Months go by…
And here am I,
Patiently, faithfully…  
Waiting in the park
For you and I
To again cross path.
 
 
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Posted by on November 1, 2014 in Creative Juices, Leisure, Love

 

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My Affair with a Prince… just ENDED…

Sob, sob… 😳 It saddens me to have to bid adieu to the Korean drama which I have been following so fervently. Sigh… The Rooftop Prince, you are so daebak! I feel like bawling now. 😥 Arghhh, I’m gonna miss you loads! 😦

The last time a Korean series affected me this badly was Scent of a Woman. I think this time it was worse for me. I became a freaking stalker! 😈 I was constantly lurking at the Soompi forum for updates and stalking Softy and Dramabeans for episode recaps. It was through soompi that I found a site which actually broadcasted the drama live from Korea: iOnAir.TV. The plus side of watching it on iOnAir.TV was that the site also featured live subtitles. That was super cool as it was my first experience. However, the downside was the picture quality wasn’t all that great. But who cares as long as I got to watch it, right?

Anyhoo, let me just briefly introduce The Rooftop Prince (RTP) here. RTP tells a story of a prince from the Josean era who is transported 300 years into the future to present time Seoul. The Prince does not make the time leap alone. He gets catapulted into the future with 3 of his loyal servants.

In Seoul, he bumps into a girl who looks like the spitting image of his late wife, the Crown Princess. The Prince believes that he has been sent to the future to solve the late princess’s murder, but there’s actually more than meets the eye.

I’m not gonna give away more details as there might be those out there who are currently watching it on Astro One HD 393. Astro will be broadcasting episode 11 and 12 this week. Those who wish to know more about the drama can read it on Wiki.

To me, this drama was both entertaining as well as thought provoking. It stressed very much on a person’s fate or destiny. One should never ever mess with somebody else’s path coz what’s meant to be is meant to be. If you try to manipulate or even mess things up, it’ll just come back and bite you on the arse! The universe or the forces of nature will find means and ways to put things back in order. In a nutshell, don’t mess with God’s plan or else there will be hell to pay!! Capish?? 😡   

Well, I didn’t just watch RTP coz’ it was entertaining. Each character really played their role well. I dearly love the 3 sidekicks of the Prince as their antics always made me laugh and left me wanting more screen time for them.

Kudos to Ha Ji Min who played Park Ha/ Bu Yong! She was one of the reasons my tears went on auto-pilot in episode 19 & 20. They just started to flow on their own accord towards the end of that episode. Wait till you guys get to episode 19 & 20 (the finale). Then, you’ll know what I mean.

Now, I have to be totally   honest here and admit that what drew me first to RTP wasn’t the plot but rather the male lead. Micky Park Yoon Chun who plays the leading male character is so to die for. 😀 I loved him in Sungkyunkwan Scandals and he did not disappoint me in RTP. Oh, he’s such a hottie! Thinking of him now just puts a silly grin on my face. 😀 I just find him so, so, so… I can’t even find a word to describe him. Mere mortal words just can’t do him justice! I’m not just into him for his appearance. Nevertheless you can say that his boyish good looks do contribute to the equation. 😉 I’m only human, okay? We all do judge a book by its cover no matter how much we try to deny it.  So, let me be honest instead of behaving like a hypocrite. Okay, looks aside, his portrayal of the multi characters he took on in the drama clearly shows that his acting repertoire has grown leaps and bounds in just a span of a few years.

Mind you acting isn’t even his main source of income. Many of you would know him as one of the singers in the group JYJ.

Goodness, I was going through this obsessive fan craze phrase while watching RTP that I even named this adorable monkey bear which my colleagues gave me for my birthday, Micky, after you know who.

Hmm, some of you must be thinking like, isn’t he a tad young for you to fawn over?? Well, there is actually only just about an 8 year gap between us. Besides, there seems to be a trend in K dramas for older women to fall for younger men and vice versa: My Name is Kim Sam Soon, Scent of a Woman, The King 2 Hearts, the upcoming I Do, I Do. Need I go on?? So, let me just continue my infatuation with him, k. I can fantasize, can’t I? After all in dreamland, anything IS possible! 😆

I’m now having some withdrawal issues coz’ I’m still lurking at soompi even though the drama ended last Thursday. 😕 I’m not the only one, thank God for that! There are many soompi forumers who are refreshing the site now and then for updates. Perhaps they will produce a Youtube version like what they did with Playful Kiss??

Sigh… All good things must come to an end. I know that. I’m trying to accept that. Just give me some time,k. I’m in the midst of hunting for my next drama to stalk, I mean to watch.  In the mean time, let me just continue to drool over all these photos of my Prince 😀 in RTP.

  

            

           

            

       

Sarange, uli Wangseja… ♥ ♥ ♥

Now, I’ve got to wait for my own prince to sweep me off my feet. Priney, oh Priney, are you still sleeping?? When are you coming? Gua sangat letih tunggu leh. Hurry up, pretty please! 😉

 
 

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