Sunday, December 27, 2015

The best gift of all

What could be better than the gift of love on Christmas? Pure, unadulterated, unconditional love that's poured out onto you at any time of the day, whether you're feeling happy or down. Wondering what date site to go on to find such love? No need, just adopt a pet.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Investing time and money in what's important

A friend's birthday came up recently and she showed off a piece of jewelry that her husband had bought her. The bling was blindingly impressive, and once, long ago, would have had me salivating in envy. But while I was happy for her, I no longer hanker after jewelry, designer bags, clothes … the list goes on. Perhaps my penchant for acquiring stuff has finally quietened down.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Poopsy Daisy

I used to go like clockwork. I never had a problem with pooping regularly. I would go right after having my breakfast, and proceed with the rest of the day without having to worry about when and where I had to go. I couldn't understand why some of my friends had so many problems with their bowel movements, moaning and groaning about how difficult the whole process was. But now I find myself in the same predicament and it's really infuriating.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

My perfect travel handbag

I've just been in touch with a friend who was pick-pocketed recently in Hanoi. She was carrying a backpack which, of course, was just inviting someone to sneak up behind her in a crowded street, reach in and take her wallet. In it were all her cash, credit cards, and more importantly, passport. She had to extend her stay to wait for her embassy to issue special travel documents, incurring extra costs which she didn't have the means to pay. All in all, a harrowing experience that no one should have to go through.