Saturday, February 16, 2013

How to Ace Valentine's Day

For me, special occasions are meant to be celebrated. Yes, they have been commercialized and manipulated by businesses for bigger profits but it makes me happy to be pleased.
So, instead of pretending I do not care for it (when I obviously do), I am open to alternative arrangements as long as I still have the works.

Pre-Valentine's Day Dinner:  Dining Sun@ Chijmes. One of my favorite restaurants. They do Japanese cuisine well enough by my standards.
We got a table without reservation upon entering the restaurant. This enhanced my mood and made me enjoy my meal more. This time around, I learnt not to over order, and the portions were satisfying without over stuffing our stomachs.
(On a side note: I was out running errands in the mall and the queues were awful on Valentine's Day at every eatery. I would have been very crabby queuing up for a table.)

Flowers: I love flowers. I never reject flower gifts although I think anything over 10 stalks should be reconsidered. If my significant other were to be willing to splash out a hundred plus bucks for a bouquet, I would rather get a bottle of perfume. It is after all, the essence of tonnes of distilled flowers. They make my day when I wear it, and a bottle goes a looooong way. Flowers, on the other hand wilt.
So here is my bouquet. One day after 14 February, the prices dropped. The lady at the neighbourhood wet market said on Valentine's Day, a stalk of rose cost $5. One day later, it costs $1.50. This entire bouquet costs a mere $16 and it gave me the same satisfaction.

There you have it.
For the women folk, if you want something; if it would make you happy, don't pretend it does not matter. Guys take your words at face value. Don't sulk in secret or expect them to decipher the nuances in your statements.
For the males, don't say that certain gestures are not within your budget. It is pretty easy to work your way around it to give the same experience your woman deserves for much less.  

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Super Neglected Blog =,(

I love writing but it seems near impossible to keep churning out entries for this blog. (Tears hair in frustration!)

I have actually migrated to Wordpress, beginning of this year but that too, has been left alone for the time being. 

Having a house is no joke. I miss living with my parents, returning to nice home cooked meals, and thereafter, either chilling out or continuing with my office work in the evenings (yes, I did bring work home). 

I know it is getting increasingly difficult to own one's own abode these days in Singapore so I should not complain about what seems like a privilege. Yet, having to deal with housework is no mean feat especially when the place is big and the girl in question needs to take charge from zero to hero(ine). So yea, whatever "free time" there is, my preoccupation is to fix some crappy aspect in the house. And I am already cutting myself lots of slack to prolong my life. 

It is in good faith and hope that I shall return to writing in cyberspace more frequently this year. Afterall, it has always been my passion. 

Monday, December 31, 2012

2013-A Brand New Start

2012 was uneventful and nothing significant was achieved. That is my honest evaluation and summary of this year for me.
It was however, a year of great self discovery and personal understanding. These, I am certain, will bear fruits for the years to come. 


Thursday, December 27, 2012

App-ing religion

It happens everytime. This pang of sadness.
The pastor says "Turn to ...verse" and majority of the congregation whip out their smartphones and activate whichever bible app they have downloaded.
I miss the days of hearing the rustling of bible thin pages. I miss the days of finding bibles behind pews.
I am no technophobe but sometimes, I wish we bring back the good old simple days. I am glad I have experienced those days and they remain in my memory keepsake box. It is with regret that the children of today will not share in this nostalgia.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

God is With Me

November and December has always been a rainy season. Well, in Southeast Asia, it has always been the norm. Makes us think of Seattle and its never-ending rainy periods.
As I looked on at the downpour today from the window, I remembered how I managed to escape it on multiple occasions over the past few weeks. Always in the nick of time, I either got to the bus stop or home before it rained cats and dogs.
Perhaps I am insignificant in the grand scheme of things. But my faith have always been that God only allowed to skies to unleash their water after I got to shelter. Seems naive or dreamy but I do want to believe in it. And if God is watching out for me, if he is with me, he will never not let him fall in harm's way.

What about someone who always get drenched by the rain? Is God not with him or is God letting him suffer such small disturbances as warnings of greater wrath to come? 我想太多了吧!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Flooding: Nonsensical Comments

This blog has been inundated by nonsensical comments recently. I get about 20 a day. Gosh....What a pain. 

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Have been preoccupied.......

To say I have been preoccupied (and therefore allowed this blog to lapse into inactivity) is an understatement.
Lots happened and needed my time and attention.
At 3.30am this morning, I remembered this blog. Its web address and name. Pursuit of Enlightenment on (I seem to be twirling in circles these days, not waltzing, but I will leave that for another day).
It's been a year and four months since the last post.
After all this time, I realised that the pursuit of happiness takes precedence over the pursuit of enlightenment. A happy person is an enlightened being and an enlightened person should the very least, be happy. If he is not, what is the whole point of gaining enlightenment? 
Food for thought..........

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