The W/H Series...Part 1


The Identity Question
We're always curious about identity. Wanting to find out "Who killed Roger Rabbit?" or "Who is Paris Hilton going out with?". Or stuff closer to home...like "Who's our new next door neighbour?" or "Who on earth is Mr Incognito?".

Why are we always so curious about identity? Is it because it is an inate human trait that we are all born with? Did God make us 'kepoh' on purpose? Perhaps it made sense a long long time ago. It made sense to find out who your neighbours were - something about safety in packs. It paid to learn more about 'the Enemy' - identifying the source where the energy of mobs could be focused on. To destroy. Or to protect.

But it also meant that finding out about someone else's identity made it possible for one to learn if there were commonalities. & this is where the Internet has helped people everywhere perform this function effortlessly. Seeking other people around the world to identify with. People from all walks of life, people like me and you, seeking out others.

Do we really end up finding each other? Absolutely! I stumbled across your blog, and you across mine (or sometimes, across a couple of blogs before finding the one you settle in to become a regular reader!).
To some degree, we share similarities. We're not just random people in cyberspace reading words on a page. Somewhere unconscious, there is a familiar chord in your being that my words ring. You know it does because you leave a comment on my page. And vice versa.

But at the end of the day, when it's all been said and done, only one question remains - the real question. Is it really our commonalities that bring us together...or in the end, is it just fate?

p/s - "Are we there yet?" Happy '1-day early' Birthday Izso! Hope it's a good one!


Make that two...

I'm sick...


I'm sick of being sick...

I'm sick of being sick again...

When am I going to be well again? When am I ever going to feel some semblance of complete health?


Just sick of it.


Am I Weird?

Or just anal?

Courtesy of Pugly, I've been tagged to come up with my Wall of Weird. Or rather, what makes me eccentrically different from other people. Well, I've been giving this some thought over the week and wonder...do I classify this as weird or is it just plain anal? Well...you be the judge.

Am I Weird?

1. When I hang out the laundry, I always reach out for the same colour pegs (mind you, we only have 2 colours for our pegs anyway, so it isn't as if I spend a couple of minutes looking for the same colour!) It doesn't drive me up the wall if someone else hangs up laundry using mismatched pegs but I just like looking at matching coloured pegs.

2. I like to fix toilet paper holders so that the toilet paper hangs down facing outwards. I've 'helped' other toilets paper holders along the way. I know some of them don't really know that they've got it on the wrong way. But I've set them straight, don't you worry.

3. Sometimes, when I watch TV or listen to the radio, I unconsciously type out what is being said. I don't know if this is a reflex action or just my brain telling my fingers to practise typing, but I guess it keeps my fingers on their toes (or so to speak).

4. When I desparately need a parking space, I pray. The guys know what I mean coz' they believe in the whole "Dear God" mantra. It's worked a few times and I'm sure that there is some weight in the power of prayer (especially when you mean it!).

5. I soak my almonds overnight prior to eating them and peel the skin off when I do eat them. My work colleagues find this especially fascinating, seeing me take out an almond and peel the skin off one by one before eating them. They say that as long as it keeps me out of trouble, it's all good.

6. I talk to inanimate objects. Like my work computer, Jason's car, my littl' Kancil back home, my stuffed toys...I don't really see any harm in talking to them. And I think talking to them helps them along their merry littl' way (although no amount of talking is going to get Jason's car to like me...she's jealous). And they can't talk back and be rude. So there's a plus.

So there's my Wall of Weird. I'm not going to tag anyone (coz' I'm sure that you'd all like to talk about your eccentricities!) so good luck coming up with 6 to those of you who want to give it a shot. & remember...you're not weird. You're just my special friend ;)


Two and a half down...

Two and a half more to go!

Paulo Coelho wrote in his international bestseller "The Alchemist" that "...when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it".

The universe must have been conspiring because *drum roll please*...

I got the job! Well actually, I got offered 2 positions...but after weighing the pro's and con's, I accepted one of the positions today and start in 4 weeks.

How cool is that? (psst...This is the part where you say "Definitely very cool!").

p/s - Congratulations Allie on the new addition to the family...needless to say I'm waiting for pictures and his name!

pp/s - 42 degree heat for 2 days straight! I feel like I'm in a rotisserie...