Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Sometimes, I like to sit at the corner-most table of a coffee house listening to some beautiful music and immersing myself in a good book. Occasionally, I would look up and watch the world go by.

I love to observe people, trying to understand them. There, that pretty young girl near the entrance with a chocolate ice-blended on the table while she fervently typed into her phone with a smile on her face and slight flush on her cheeks. Two tables away, a mother watching over her little boy playing on an iPad while daddy reads a book. On the left - a lady having a discussion with a guy and a laptop in front of her. Of course, things aren't always as rosy. I've seen couples fighting, unhappy marriages and whatnots.

Granted, I'm not a very expressive person. But I feel very deeply (Pisces rising, anyone?). Sometimes it makes me wonder the reasons we get together with another. Excitement? The need to feel wanted/fill an emotional void? True understanding? I like to believe in the last reason. I read from an article somewhere that we have to learn to see our other halves as if we are meeting him/her for the first time each day. Tough, huh? Keeping the spark and excitement alive in a relationship ain't easy at all. But when the relationship works out beautifully, its always comforting to know that there will always be someone there for you.

So I say - cherish each moment. Each day you're given 86,400 seconds. Why waste those precious time in vain? Spend them doing meaningful deeds. And do so whole-heartedly. Spend so much time in improving yourself that you have no time to judge others. Inspire. Motivate. But most importantly, love truly and sincerely.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

..and its been 8 months!

Know what? I totally forgot I have a blog for the past 8 months. No kidding.

See, this is what post-grad studies do to you. =.=

Thought maybe I should just update with a post since now I've finally recalled its existence. Haha. :)

So let's see. The past 8 months have been a rollercoaster of a ride. Rushing experiments, rushing publications..rushing thesis. Flying off to Germany and London for conferences. Meeting new people, renewing ties with old ones. Getting back to the working world again. 

Maybe I should go catch a breather.

But the ride's been good, if not enjoyable. 2012 is probably the year in which I have learned (and grew) the most. Finding my path, finding my own identity. Pinpointing objectives in life. 

Its great to be back at work again. And I like my seating place. Very got feng shui. Haha. ;p

Christmas is just 14 days away! And in another month or so, its d-day. Yes, the moment when I finally have to defend my thesis. The viva. 

Gotta run now. Update again soon! Here's a picture of the Mosel river (Koblenz, Germany) for ya! Miss the serenity and the buffalo mozzarella! And till now, I've always wondered how I managed to get through the entire week in Germany without knowing a single German phrase except for 'danke' and 'schoen'. Its great fun being adventurous though =)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Time Away

Deactivated Facebook as of 03.04.2012.

So as to focus on the final leg of the 4-year programme. And also to claim some personal time. Feels like I've been losing bits and pieces of myself. Being away for a while would be good. =)

Shall be back when this soul is well-rested!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wow? First post of 2012?

Ok. I totally did not realise that this is the first post of 2012. *sweat*

*brushes away cobwebs, spring cleans*

Just watched Hunger Games today. Katniss is just so freakin' cool! Stood out literally as the Girl on Fire. *loves* thanks to her (and Legolas!) now I have the urge to pick up archery. Yeah maybe I should really give it a try someday!

Truth be told Haymitch looks better on screen than in the book. I like him.

And that feeling returns after watching Hunger Games. Just like how it felt after watching Avatar and LOTR. The way Katniss belongs in the woods, the way Legolas owns the jungle. Maybe I was a hunter in a past life hahaha. Or someone who lives in the woods. If I could I'd choose to be both a warrior and a healer. Ok just being random. =D

BUT. I am just a normal city girl. I couldn't fight this inner calling. It isn't about personal achievements or milestones or successes. It isn't about realising all my dreams. And it doesn't just include caring for loved ones. It is far-fetched. Very. If I said I wanted to do something for the world, how much could I contribute?

There is just too much suffering, too much pain, too much hurt in this world. Can I do something?

I recently read some books on how the world is interconnected on the subconscious level. Maybe I could start from there. Little by little, one step at a time? It sounds possible. We could create the Ripple Effect. Energy never gets destroyed, it only changes form right? If each person sends out positive energy to two other persons, then we get 4, 8, 16, 32... now that is something that can be carried out.

So it begins within ourselves. Be the change you want to see in the world. Gandhi said it well.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011