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When I’m at work

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It’s true, you know. I’ve probably told you this a long, long time ago. When I’m at work, I’d think of you and the thought of you makes me smile. Sometimes if I’m not careful, I might be caught grinning at nothing while staring into space.

And if things aren’t going so great at work, thinking about you just makes the day more bearable. And if things are going great, thinking about you just makes the day even more awesome.

If I get too busy and work just keeps piling up, sometimes you’d pop into my mind and give me a breather. Then I’d smile and savour the moment. I wonder if you feel the same way about me when you’re at work.

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The meaning of true love

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My heart melted when I saw this photo. And that made me realise I’m such an idealist at times. I genuinely believe in true love, in having a significant other, in finding The One, in committing to a partner for life, in making plans together for our future, in staying with each other through thick and thin until the end of time.

It’s also hard not to believe in true love when I see examples of it in my friends IRL. I know two happy friends who can’t wait to spend the rest of their lives with their other halves. One of whom has even made a commitment in the form of a diamond ring (no less).

When I see the twinkle in their eyes and how they look at each other and how their hands would intertwine when one of them speaks, I can’t help but feel happy for the couple and yet a slight twinge of sadness (maybe even a little envy). Because I want what they have—knowing that someone would always be there for me, having someone to come home to, and most of all, loving and being loved by someone.

It sounds so darn simple, isn’t it?

My friends—the recently engaged happy couple (I’ve seen the ring and it’s gorgeous)—are prepared and excited to spend the rest of their lives together. They are gay, by the way, but they don’t believe in having a paper certificate to prove their love for one another or to anyone.

One said: “Is the paper really important when straight people are still divorcing? If someone wants to leave or break up with you, a cert won’t stop them.

“If we really wanted a certificate, we can always fly overseas and get one. It’s not that difficult.

“The ring is a symbol of our long-term commitment to each other. It makes a difference to how we see each other from now.”

Now they can consider themselves married without an actual marriage. “We don’t need a ceremony, a certificate or the government (or even the church) to tell us ‘we are married’ … As long as I consider her my partner and she considers me hers.”

Both of them never expect to see each other three years ago in a different light after being friends for close to a decade. And they never thought they’d be together in a relationship within a few months after meeting each other for coffee one night. And they never thought they’d settle down and be excited to start a life together. They never thought they’d find the one but they did.

And in doing so, they have inspired the people, including me, around them. Aren’t you?

It’s true, you know. There is true love out there for everyone and the universe knows how to send you The One when you’re mentally and emotionally ready.

And when the right one for you comes along, it doesn’t matter what you do or how you look and behave, this person will still think you are awesome and they are so lucky to have found you and you’d mean the world to them. Because this person will love you for exactly who you are. And the strangest part is you’d feel exactly the same way about them. That’s when you’d know it’s true love. 🙂

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Madagascar love story

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So Madagascar 3 is coming to the cinemas near me soon. And I’m re-watching Madagascar 2 and it is still as funny as the first time I watched it.

The penguins are, of course, a few of my favourite characters. King Julian (the lemur) is hilarious as ever and the love confession Melman (the giraffe) said to Mototo and Gloria (the hippo) is one of the most touching scenes in the movie. If I ever had to confess how much I love you, this would be something I’d say:

“Listen Mototo, you better treat this lady like a queen. Because you… you, my friend, you’ve found yourself the perfect woman.

If I was ever so lucky to find the perfect woman, I would give her flowers every day. And not just any flowers, ok? Her favourites are orchids. White.

And I’d bring her breakfast every day — six loaves of wheat toast with butter on both sides. No crusts — the way she likes it.

I’d be her shoulder to cry on and her best friend. And I’d spend every day thinking of how to make her laugh. She has the most… most amazing laugh. That’s what I would do, if I were you.”

It’s true, especially the last para. Making you laugh (and bringing you breakfast in bed) is what I want to do every day. You don’t have to go around the whole world to find the perfect partner… when all you had to do is open your heart and look at me and realise that maybe I am The One for you after all. That it has always been you and me.

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Accomplishment starts with trying

Accomplishment starts with trying

You never know what you can achieve if you put your mind to it.

I thought of three potentially lucrative (it may not necessarily mean financially) ideas in the past two weeks and once I get through my exam on Monday, I am keen to get started on them. NO more delays. And more effort needed. I just need to get started. That’s really the first step in completing anything, really. Otherwise, procrastination just gets in the way. Sounds familiar?

Anyway, I am into tarot card reading and crystals recently. It’s not that I am superstitious (!) but it wouldn’t hurt to have the powers of the unknown behind me.

Tarot cards have been in use for more than 500 years, first in trick-taking card games and, since the late 18th century, as tools for fortune-telling and occult divination. I personally like the divination part and I do feel the predictions are mostly accurate (then again, I could just be gullible).

So I got a reading in May and this is the forecast for my personal life this month.

June (a 3 personal month in a 6 personal year) is an excellent time to give yourself a break. Take some time off. Enjoy yourself. Don’t be too serious. This is a time of enhanced creativity and originality. Become involved in playful activities. Participate in social events. You will meet new people who’d offer a welcome change to the routine aspects of your life. Your career may seem unpredictable now but will be much better next month. Luck in financial affairs is likely now. Romance is also favourable. The emphasis of this month is on fun and leisure. Enjoy.

Hehe, sounds like I will be socialising a lot in fun activities in June, with money and love coming my way. And I will also start utilising my creativity for some stuff (lucrative projects, I hope). See, I feel more awesome than usual already!