Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Just cause I must so here goes:

Happy New Year. Ups and downs but want to have the courage and willpower to move forward.
Dislike uncertainties so need to come to terms with the difficulties and face them head on.

:) *gameface*

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Socially well

The layers of people I connect with is seemingly more complex for me.

I have my colleagues, who I want to impress professionally and the same time be friendly so that they don't see me as a rude SOB who only speaks to them when it concerns work. This is a delicate area as I have to keep this professional image of mine up all the time.

Then there are my cousins and their friends, who I have to look "cool" or happening to a certain extent for them to actually engage in conversation with me. This is mainly due to the fact that I have just been inducted to this circle, and the latest honour being introduced to their Whatsapp group. Although the banter that goes on does not really concern me, but it is essential for me to maintain my "happening" levels at an above average level for them to notice me and want me to actually be there, and not just be a filler in this group of 15. The random gossip, or the tickets to the latest concert, all that from them.

Recently, I did manage to get myself noticed in ways least expected.
1. They found out about my girlfriend, and they wanted to know more about me. My girlfriend used to attend college with some of them. My girlfriend goes to the same uni as my cousin's girlfriend. :)

2. During our weekly football sessions, I tackled my cousin that he got pissed at me. A week later, he tackled me in return during futsal. And somehow everyone things we've got a tiff going on. (Hence, being noticed)

3. The occasional CS and table tennis sessions show my range of skills apart from being the geek.

There's family, like my immediate family, to whom I owe a lot more information, but at times rather keep things to the routine. Playing mediator at times, listener, preacher stuff like that. And I want them to think that everything is normal with me, and need not worry about me.

It is normal for me to keep some things to myself and only tell the close ones about such matters.
And these close ones are my best friends. They know pretty much everything about me, and we are very frank with each other, however painful that may sound. It helps just to speak your mind, and get everything out of the way, which is not as easy as it sounds.

Being frank, colleagues, cousins, family may judge you.

Best friends won't. Cause we've grown together. Laughed together. Cried together.

Feeling thankful for the different layers, so that I am able to manage all these circles which are equally important.

Being versatile is the key.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The toenail

I've been suffering from an ingrown toenail for more than a year and finally got the whole nail removed surgically. Also, got a section of the root of the nail removed.

This is what an ingrown toenail looks like.

I would like to share my tips to get through this condition. It's a niggling one, and requires a lot of care.

Prevention tips (If you haven't had an ingrown toenail, make sure you follow these steps and you'll be fine!!)
Tip no.1
Avoid wearing dress shoes with narrow width on a regular basis. This was the cause of my ingrown toenail.

Tip no.2
Cut your nails horizontally and not curved.

Cure tips (If you're already suffering, you should feel better by following these steps)

Tip no.1
Soak your feet in warm water with a dash of salt (Epsom salt if you have it, but generic salt would do too). This should be done for about 15 minutes every evening. It soothes the swelling in the corner. For some people, soaking cures the toenail for good. It softens the nail and the skin around it, and eventually the nail grows out of the skin. Again, this works for some people.

Tip no.2
Wear Box shaped shoes (Read: Ronald McDonald shoes). This eases any pain from your infected toe. Enough space for it to wiggle.

Tip no.3
Have the nail surgically removed together with the root (a.k.a the matrix)

Seek help when you see your big toes swelling up.
There's nothing to worry about, just a little caring for and you should have it cured in no time at all.

Good luck!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Checklist over the weekend

1. Pack for Mount K

2. Attend Dan's sis' wedding

3. Study

4. Watch a movie (an enlightening one preferably)

5. Workout

6. Not be in 2 minds (soon enough preferably)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I want to help in every way

I want to do it right the first time

I just need some guidance

You want to help in every way

You know I want to do it right

You can't guide because literally you just can't find the time.

It's taking the toll on me and you.

Let's see who kicks the bladi!

I always mean well, and oblige.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Just the 2 of us would do

Forget China's 1 child policy
Forget family planning,
And lastly please forget about AIDS.

There's too much going on in this world,
That everyone has overlooked the matter which would decide our fate in the coming years.

The population of the world has to be controlled. Hello 7 billion????

Just too many of us draining the resources of mother Earth.
How long can she sustain us in the same greedy, unforgiving manner?

Work stress and inflation is helping delay child bearing in developed countries.
The developing countries are still glee and therefore supplying cheap labour to the rest of the world, thanks to their nocturnal hobby.

I present to you the cure for population control, for a better tomorrow.
Antibiotic resistant TB!

Where are you Dr Evil when I need you most?


As oblivious as you could be to your surroundings,

How on earth could you not come to realise

The fact that burping in public is simply unacceptable

Especially when you could wake a sleeping baby

And it beats the toads croaking hands down!

Serial burpers, the school of etiquette awaits you

Apply here :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Anything at all?

I don't know whether this

Is in fact a problem at all

Or something I should highlight here

In there first place

But here goes

I think I can do anything at all

With enough research and knowledge gathered

No second thoughts

No motivation needed

No prompting

I'll just do it

Like tonight

I think I may have cured an ingrown toenail

Like last November

Where I grew a moustache for charity

Where I went on national TV on a gameshow

What next?

Mount K,yo!