Monday, March 28, 2011

and the list continues...

The last update on my shoes were 2 months ago. More has worn n torn... But I am still managing.

The best part is I realised before taking the vow, whenever there was an upcoming dinner, I would scan the shoes that I have and decide that there is not a matching pair! But now, I somehow am able to match the outfit with the limited shoes that I have. So the question is: How many pairs is enough?

1) Black Work Shoes
2) Brown Work Shoes
3) White Flats
4) Black Strappy Heels
5) Brown Strappy Heels
6) Green Strappy Heels
7) Purple Strappy Heels
8) White & Blue Sneakers
9) White & Red Sneakers
10) Bronze Work Shoes
11) White & Black Sandals
12) Ipanema Sandals
13) Black Sandals
14) Knee High Boots
15) Purple Slippers
16) Batik Slippers
17) Pyramid Slippers

17! A drop from 23! I still have 5 months to go! 

Friday, March 11, 2011

lonely? perfectly nonetheless!

I left home right before I turned 20 to go to university in Sabah. During my studies in Sabah, I would only come home on average twice a year. After completing my degree, I came to KL to work. And that's where I have been since. 

I have been fortunate enough to travel to many different countries; mostly for business. Sometimes, I only have myself as a companion on these travels. It never have consciously crossed my mind, on how much time I spend with myself, alone, with me. 

Having been single for some time, and living alone in a condo, I often get asked, "Doesn't it get lonely?" Of course it does... but before I can add - "not in a bad way", my audience would already have sympathy in their eyes coupled with an empathetic nod. 

Wait a minute. Huh? What did I miss? 

A lot of these people are people who have never actually lived alone. They are mostly those who lived with their parents all their teenage life, went to the closest college and then got married and moved in with their spouses. It almost seems rather unfair to pass a judgement on someone who is living alone. Why the sympathy when you do not have the slightest idea on how that would be?

I never have found the exact words to set the record straight either. How do I explain something you FEEL to someone who never was had the opportunity to have experienced the situation?

And then I heard John Mayer crooning... Perfectly Lonely.

Now that perfectly explains it all. =)

Monday, March 7, 2011

worry tomorrow

On my 19th birthday, a dear friend had given me a book called "Out of the Blue: Delight Comes into our Lives".

 It was a very motivating book about making life more delightful. After pages and pages of inspiring stories about the motivation to live and to take on life's challenges, the book also came up with 52 ideas on how we can try to adapt a more positive outlook in life.

One of such idea is "Worry Tomorrow". The concept is rather simple - when you find yourself immersed in worry, just consciously tell yourself that you would not be able to do anything about the outcome of the problem right now and you shall worry about it tomorrow instead. Most of the time, when you step back from a problem, you tend to see the bigger picture and perception sets in where you realise there is no reason to worry in the first place.

A lot of us are born worriers. I am no better. Half the time I worry about things that are beyond my control. I adapted this theory and yes, it does saves me a lot of sleepless nights. And when tomorrow comes, I realise there is nothing really to worry about in the first place!