Monday, 5 January 2015

016. Sweet feline.

Perhaps you all know by now--I like cats. It's not that big a secret, isn't it?

My older brother adopted this adorable little feline over there. He said that when he took it home from the streets, it was such a scrawny, frightened little thing. Now, look at her. Whenever she wants to be fed, she mewls adorably, and you'll find her going around your leg, her tail flicking at your knees. And when she eats, she's just as cute. Obsessed? I probably am. Hahaha.

A few days ago--well, during New Years' Eve, I went out to close the windows in my bedroom. To explain, it's not easy to close them from inside, because they're opened wide. Hence, I had to go out. My bedroom windows are not that near, and since I forgot to turn on the corner light outside our house, I had to tread carefully.

To my surprise, our little cat was there outside, and she accompanied me until I was able to close my windows, and only left me when we were reaching the porch. I suppose she didn't want me to walk in the dark alone. Awww!

I knew she deserved a bit of a midnight snack. And I gave her her reward. Ssssh.


015. Currently reading: The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

Ever since I saw this book in an ebook shop online, I knew I wanted to have the book.The story is set in two timelines, in German-occupied France during the First World War (actually the main reason why I wanted to read it), and in modern-day London.

Sophie Lefevre lives in an inn during the First World War. Together with her sister Helene, they struggle to make ends meet. Food was rationed, the Germans were ruthless and imposed curfews. With both of their husbands in the war, the young women, together with their younger brother and children, are always gripped by fear.

Married to a painter, Sophie Lefevre has been given a valuable gift, a portrait of herself, painted by her husband, Edouard. However, when the Germans requisition the inn Sophie and Helene currentlly run, the commandant's eye was caught by the painting, and is captivated by Sophie as well. With her husband missing, and with the German officer's growing obsession over her deepens, Sophie knows that risks would have to be taken to be able to see her husband again.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

14. Aruba, Jamaica, ooo I wanna take ya...

There's nothing like the perfect music to motivate you into getting out of bed--whether it's to go to work or to school.

A confession: I've always treasured my iTunes player, but for some reason I've never made playlists on it. So I tend to keep whole albums of music in my phone, eating up the memory, making me deal with songs that aren't necessarily my favourites. Having bought an iPod shuffle (second-hand) from an officemate, I thought that I should sort of synchronize the songs in my phone and iPod shuffle, which contains only a certain amount of memory.

The memory space-saving solution? Playlists. That way, I wouldn't have to deal with the problem I have stated in the previous paragraph. I've made two lists, which depended on the mood I am in. Since we are on the subject of pick-me-uppers, here's a list of songs that are included in my Feel Good Favorites playlist (I intend to make the same in Spotify one of these days).


Friday, 2 January 2015

013. Come January, we're frozen inside, making new resolutions a hundred times.

2014 was a rollercoaster year in more ways than one. At the risk of sounding like a cliché, everything seemed to go out of place, and my year lost structure. Not only because of this costly experiment, but I have allowed myself to be--in our native language, pabaya.  Probably because I was on the point of being drained--physically, emotionally, and mentally drained. At the risk of sounding melodramatic, I will leave it at that.

I also let myself turn into a little brat. Okay, given my body build, big brat.  End result, I was someone nobody would want to be with, I wouldn't even want to be with myself, period.

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