Friday, October 31, 2014

LADY DRAGONSLEEVE

   " What do you do? "
   " I used to work my ass off, all day every day. I started at your age. It's been 10 years. Now, if I choose I can just sleep in bed, all day every day while the money rolls in. "

***

" How did you get from where you were, to where you are? "
" I worked hard. I stayed humble. I never stopped believing. "

***

   " Do you have any regrets? "
   " I regret settling for what I thought was love. I regret that I lived to please others. I regret being fearful of the unknown. If only I had ended that relationship earlier, if only I had removed toxic people out of my life quicker, if only I had made the tough decisions sooner. "

***

   " I'm afraid. "
   " Don't be. You'll be alright. "

***

   " Thank you. For everything. "
  " No, thank YOU. For bringing me back to the start and reminding me all over again what's truly important. "

***

A brief remark casually tossed to passing stranger, resulting in us engaging in unexpectedly profound conversation for 3 hours. 

Who would've thought?


                        

Monday, October 27, 2014

LOVE AIN'T EASY

Loving what you do doesn't mean it's going to be easy.

However, it does mean that even when things get tough you will suck it up and rough it out, because this means more to you than just dollars and cents. 

Every day, I remind myself how unbelievably fortunate I am to be where I am. Despite sometimes feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, tired, I KNOW I have it good.

And I think that is what a lot of people truly need. To be reminded of how good we really have it.

What are you thankful for? 

                        

Sunday, October 19, 2014

CHINA DOLL


" If I'm not married by the time I'm 35, I'm just going to buy a bride. "
" They come pretty affordable, the ones from China. "
" At the end of the day all I want is someone to share my life with. "

***

While I (very much) question my friend's 'buy-a-bride' logic, I think the last sentence does hold substance in its own manner. 

                        

Thursday, October 9, 2014

SINK OR SAIL

I still remember my first full marathon in Penang last year.


Despite being completely unprepared, I made it within the time cap (if barely by a whisker). There was never any doubt I would cross the finish line. After all, anyone can cover any distance ; the only variable is how long they take. 

Isn't that the same with life? As long as you work hard, stay on track, have faith, and never give up -

   Success is assured.


It is under unexpected circumstances that I'm finding myself in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon this Sunday. A friend of mine was talking about letting go of their bib, which got me curiously wondering if I still had what it takes.

I quit my crazy chronic cardio routine more than a year ago so this is seriously taking a plunge into the deep end without knowing if I'll sink or sail.

The only form of training I have had over the past year is a mixture of strength and short intense metcon workouts. Will that suffice for me to do justice to 42.2km within the 6-hour time cap?

***

" Do you think you'll make it? " 
A friend of mine queried. 

" The worst that could happen is that I don't. "
Was my response.

I can accept failure. 
I can't accept not trying.

Is failure really the worst that could happen?
You fail, you learn, you get up, you move on better for the experience.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

TWENTY TWO

" Twenty Two " by Taylor Swift

" I don't know about you, but I'm feeling twenty-two,
Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you,
You don't know about me but I bet you want to,
Everything will be alright if we keep dancing like we're,
Twenty two-oo-ooo, twenty two-oo-oo "

***

A #win day in my life :
  • Work
  • Get home early
  • Cook dinner
  • Do laundry
  • Hang said laundry
  • Rinse and scrub sports shoes
  • Bedtime reading
  • Sleep early

Guess being twenty-two is a different experience for different people.

Damn I feel old.