Monday, February 14, 2011

On writing Love Letters

The Adams Letters

John and Abigail Adams exchanged more than 1,100 letters during the course of their courtship and 54-year-marriage and his diplomatic and presidential career. This is an excerpt from a letter Abigail wrote to John dated Dec. 23, 1782 (spellings are as in the original letter):

My Dearest Friend,

... should I draw you the picture of my Heart, it would be what I hope you still would Love; tho it containd nothing New; the early possession you obtained there; and the absolute power you have ever mantaind over it; leaves not the smallest space unoccupied. I look back to the early days of our acquaintance; and Friendship, as to the days of Love and Innocence; and with an undiscribable pleasure I have seen near a score of years roll over our Heads, with an affection heightned and improved by time — nor have the dreary years of absence in the smallest degree effaced from my mind the Image of the dear untittled man to whom I gave my Heart.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday laughs

This site is just filling up my Friday with barrels of laughter.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Found via my current favourite blog :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dive for Dreams

dive for dreams
or a slogan may topple you
(trees are their roots
and wind is wind)
trust your heart
if the seas catch fire
(and live by love
though the stars walk backward)
honour the past
but welcome the future
(and dance your death
away at this wedding)
never mind a world
with its villains or heroes
(for god likes girls
and tomorrow and the earth)

in spite of everything
which breathes and moves, since Doom
(with white longest hands
neating each crease)

will smooth entirely our minds
-before leaving my room
i turn, and
(stooping through the morning)
kiss this pillow, dear
where our heads lived and were.

[E.E. Cummings, ninety-five poems]

Monday, February 7, 2011


Everyone I know hates moving day. All the pre moving de-cluttering, sorting, throwing, recycling to downsize and making endless lists of "Things to Buy" and "Things to Do" before the big day is just plain axe-hous-teeing!

I've moved a total of 8 times. Well 10 if you count the two times I had to move out of my campus dorms.

Lets re-cap shall we:

BM - HB4 - BM - HB3 - Cyberia - Bangsar - Palm Spring - D'Rimba - Seksyen 6 - Puchong.

That's 10 moves in 10 years and I repeat.... it's axe-hous-teeing!!!!

Of course it's all not possible without help from some very awesome friends. And when I say awesome... I mean super-duper-amazing-type-of-califragelistic-sorta-awesome friends who help you haul all your crap in their cars and never complain when you tell them you're moving to a two flight walk-up and who never complain when you tell them the new place is one highway and two tolls away. That's how awesome my amazingly awesome friends are. I know I keep saying awesome but... THEY ARE!!!

So now here I am in my 10th home, which I share with some really loud people whom I also love very much. And I've unpacked most of my stuff and realise I need to do more of that de-cluttering cause I've just accumulated WAAYYYY too much stuff over the past 10 years and I need to let go of a lot of crap.

Hi everyone, My name is Melisa and I'm a hoarder. I have since thrown/given away 5 boxes of old junk and 3 bags of old clothes and 1 box of books, and I feel a wee bit LIBERATED. Also I feel a lil’ bit happy cause I can now close my closet nicely and I just need TWO more book shelves instead of the FIVE I initially needed to store my books. Yeay!