Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday's Threes

In an attempt to be more observant, this is a Tuesday segment dedicated to the world around me. I'll be observing three things which are interesting and bringing them to life here, so you can imagine with me.

One:
I pass you everyday as we walk to work in opposite directions. You always look so chic with the cigarette in your hand and your sunnies with your hair neatly in a band, whispy strays blowing softly framing your square jaw as you walk with a bounce. You put together gorgeous rockable outfits straight out of Polyvore or Chictopia. You are hands down the best dressed LadyBoy I have ever seen in my life.

Two:
You walk out of the big glass doors I usually check my reflection in. Smiling, you adjust the waist band of your pants and look up catching my eye in the process. Your smile is quickly replaced with an awkward sheepishness I can't quite comprehend. You speed walk away down the street. Pretty fast for a man with your physique. Looking up at the signboard of the building you just exited I realise, "Owh...whore house."

Three:
Hello girls you seem a little lost. Map in hand you glance about the bustling streets contemplating which route to take. As I approach, you look helplessly at me wondering if this person would understand despite the babel. I'm sorry I don't speak Russian but sign language and short key words work just as well. MRT? Bukit Bintang? Dear traveller you have arrived! I hope you managed to navigate your way around this crazy city and enjoy the confusion of voices and other sounds.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Music Monday: Flight of the Conchords

New Zealand-based comedy duo, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are from Flight of the Conchords and they're crazy hilarious!

Awesome way to kick start your week!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

sleepless


I've never really been a good sleeper. When I was about four or five I used to wake up in the middle of the night with panic attacks. And I'd scream and scream till my mom came and got me and put me back to bed. That happened every night till one day they figured it was asthma and maybe my panic attacks were caused by me not being able to breathe.

But the whole 'waking up in the middle of the night' thing never really went away. The panic attacks are minimal but I'm twenty-eight years old these sleepless nights are beginning to show.I have these dark rings and perpetual stoned look... should I start to panic?

"What are the things that keep you up at night?," my friends asked but I don't really know though. All I know, is when I sleep, I dream about zombies, snakes, wedding nightmares (this one deserves a whole post of its own), murder, quests, puzzles, death, giant robots and a whole bunch of other weird adventures go on in my sleep.

I know dreaming is normal, but I absolutely HATE it! I tend to wake up exhausted! And if I wake up in the middle of the night, I'd then proceed to try and decipher that stupid dream to try and make sense of it, losing another precious hour of much-needed sleep.

Sometimes I wake up literally to solve a problem be it with a design element I couldn't get right, or look for something I couldn't find earlier. I used to wake up to write some weird phrase or rhyme cause apparently I was songwriting in my sleep. Or sometimes I'd lie awake for a few hours and doze off just before my alarm rings! Yippee! 20 Minutes! That's just great!

Oy Vey! Just go back to sleep already!!

My colleagues think it's stress and my mom thinks I just need to pray before going to bed. See I have so many genius' in my life. Tell me something I DON'T already know people!

So anyhoo, back to this sleeplessness, what's a girl gotta do to get a good nights' rest?

Well Google tells me that it's normal to wake briefly during the night. Most people don't even remember waking up. But here's what I've got to do to to get back to sleep:
  • Stay Out of your head
  • Make relaxation your goal, not sleep
  • Do a quiet, non-stimulating activity
  • Postpone worrying and brainstorming
Falling asleep is easy. It's staying asleep that's hard. What I wouldn't give for a solid eight hours of non-interrupted REST.

le sigh....

Friday, August 19, 2011

journey

I still absolutely love http://www.gapingvoid.com/.

I sometimes wish I had stuck with advertising instead of pursuing publishing/writing. But hey, I'm glad I've dipped my hands in both. I'm sure there's still a whole bunch of things I've yet to try. Life's gonna be an incredible journey once you decide to just step out of the shade and enjoy the sunshine.

Or I might just write greeting cards cause sometimes, I reach new levels of corny.

heh.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Music Monday: Singin' in the rain


It's shaping up to be a pretty good week! I love Mondays that kick off with good news.
I'm reminded of this tune today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmro9l2scXk
I can't embed the video it but do check it!

Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor what a perfect way to kick start the week!

And of course Foo Fighters on Lollapalooza streamed live on YouTube! That was my dose of morning coffee.

Cheers to a great week ahead of you!