In Article on January 4, 2017 at 11:42 PM
It is truly a decision whether I am utilizing my work hours 100% on just work; or I astray and get distracted to lose focus and end up carrying my work laptop home.
There are so many times that I have carried that laptop bag only to not open it when I reach home even though I do have the intention because my body like a mobile device that found a charger… accepts only hibernation.
I applaud myself whenever I felt like I did my best at work, confirmed that it is worth leaving my laptop at the office, and I get home with a fresh mind. I need my free evening time so I can enjoy my dinner, I can blog, I can dream, I can write about my next book to publish, drink my tea peacefully, bathe leisurely, and then squeeze some essential household chores (wishing for a butler like what Bruce Wayne got).
As Emily Charlton said, “I love my job, I love my job, I love my job.”
In Article on June 11, 2016 at 8:26 PM
My sister and I have been cleaning our apartment this weekend. We’re not moving again but we both feel like we’ve successfully accumulated so many stuffs that are cluttering our small space and we feel that it was time to have a new sense of energy within the house. Last night I went to bed with a different direction, I don’t particularly feel different but change is good.
I still remember the days that we’ve played with our small pots, doing make believe grocery stores, and my sister playing with her house Barbie. Now, we’re adult and we are responsible with ourselves. We need to be committed in paying bills on time, showing up for work, and in this lifetime do what would let us get up in the morning without the use of an alarm clock (I’m watching a lot of Elementary from Netflix – yes I find time to watch t.v. – and that means I am thrilled with work if I don’t need an alarm at all).
We’ve examined our stuffs and some things that seeemed to be worth keeping ages ago suddenly was quite easy to dismiss to either give-away or simply throw. We’ve outgrown quite a lot, we’ve been a lot, and yet life is not over until it is just is. I so wanted to have my own home, with a good place to dry clothes just out of the washing machine, a library, a home office, a good kitchen with island white and grey marble table, a cozy but elegant dining room, a garden, a breathtaking room that opens up to a beach view with waves putting me to sleep and waves humming to wake me up every single morning, a lovely foyer leading to a roomy living room, and lots of guest rooms to accommodate my family and friends who will come to visit me. Right now that I don’t own that home yet, I do hope that I live with the basic, with cautious on not spending on unnecessary stuffs so I can breathe.
We’re not done with the clean up but it’s quite fun! 🙂
In Journal on November 28, 2015 at 11:05 PM
This is my laptop’s wallpaper –
I am not just craving for a vacation, I want that house by the beach, I want to fill the cabinets with my favourite books, and to wake up so grateful and get on writing novels or basically having the life of Elizabeth Gilbert.
It would be nice to have a gentleman beside me that I could kiss and love and could give me a hug and more. It would really be nice managing my own business without having to impress anyone or tip toe on how people would feel about the fruit of my labour.
I wanted to sleep on my own bed every night and perform a mission in life that is bigger than myself. I want my money to multipy and be always abundant in my life to support my every whimp and project.
It’s good that I have a dream… now I need to come up with a plan to make that happen! 😉
In Journal on November 20, 2015 at 2:37 PM
My sister’s friend together with another sister and mother visited Dubai. With our tiny studio apartment, we tried to fit ourselves in 10 days. These family love to travel and they used to include my sissy in their exploration and they also open their home for her.
I love my sissy and whoever is kind to her will automatically have plus points from my end and I would try to make them comfortable, welcomed, and have good memories by being a very pleasant hostess. My sister was teasing me that I was acting like a radio for telling different stories about UAE, I’ve been here for 7 years, so it must be natural to my perky me.
Their mom travelled with them so I just have to give up my bed and slept in the sofa. It was hard that I couldn’t blow dry my hair everyday. I couldn’t move too well. I slept late. I worry a little if they’re not yet home. We couldn’t open the air conditioning all the time because they feel cold too easily and my sister and I are sweating.
I realised that having a small apartment originally domiciled by 2 isn’t advisable for 3 new visitiors. I crave even more to really have my own space. I may be bubbly and accommodating but once I reach home, I want to hear my own thoughts or be simply at ease and peaceful.
I really hope that they had fun, despite the little mess. The good take away is it was nice to have a new experience by meeting new people. All is good! I move on until the next guest at home. 🙂
In Article on August 10, 2014 at 1:03 AM
I don’t like puzzle but I like furnitures. My sissy and I got a blue chest of 2 drawers from Ikea and attempted to build it ourselves. It looked like a chest of 2 drawers isn’t it proven by the photo below and I can’t believe we were really able to put it together after looking at the instruction, screwing, and there was even hammering of baby nails involved.
I am not very patient so I don’t think I would agree on building another cabinet by myself in the future. As I’ve said, I hated puzzle but with the presence of my industrial designer sister I was willing to do it with her. I am glad it went well and we didn’t need to disassemble the whole thing and reassemble; although at some point, the lower drawer almost didn’t work.
In Journal on December 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM
Recipe for a perfect Christmas –
1. Prepare a great Pasta for dinner.
2. Drink Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix while preparing for Noche Buena. Complete with salt on the glass rim.
3. Do the food preparation with your loved ones.
4. Play a Christmas Song at the background that filled every corner of the house.
5. Make sure the Christmas Tree are lit and the gifts happily awaits.
6. Cake should be on the table with a candle to wish Jesus a Happy Birthday.
7. Pray before the grand feast starts.
8. Eat with your heart desires.
9. Laugh while you eat.
10. Take pictures to remember the day!
11. Open at least 1 gift.
12. Christmas Morning – open all the gifts!!!
13. Prepare a hearty Christmas Breakfast.
14. Go to church.
15. Chill. Smile. Be thankful for a beautiful holidays. ♥
In Journal on December 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM
For the first time I was able to work at home, love the part where I didn’t waste my time traveling.
Not a single time did I check WordPress and Facebook and guess what I still didn’t able to eat my lunch on time and what the heck I am still not finish for my long to do list until now. I have been working for about 12 hours and still counting.
Success is a staircase, not a doorway. I am still thinking positive and I am going to finish the impossible.
In Photo on October 12, 2012 at 7:59 PM
I love Nasi Goreng and I love my egg sunny side up that’s not well done please. Delightfully good and I am definitely skipping dinner especially after having a drink composed of Mountain Dew + Red Bull + Vodka + Tequila on the rocks with Pompsticks chips.
In Photo on September 6, 2012 at 8:36 PM
We moved to an apartment where we were given with brand new Refrigerator and Microwave Oven. We’ve baptized our Microwave Oven by cooking several types of Popcorn so we’re happy. It took until today that our Refrigerator finally lived up to our expectation by carrying Ice Cream!
I dub thee, a true ref that makes ice and keeps ice cream frozen.