A cuppa and some December dreamin'…

Hello everyone,

I apologize for the delay in my entries. December is always so busy eh? I think we should rename December to something that sounds more busy cause everyone is in such a huff puff! I am sure it is the same for everyone as you rush to finish up stuff, get ready for the festive season, slurping up every moment of 2009.

I have been shuttling in and out of wedding gigs over the past weeks, standing long hours on my stilettos, learning songs at lightning speed, and having meals at midnight as I usually eat little when I sing…but of course I’m lovin every minute of my job! (except not being able to eat when I see yummy food lying around when I sing!)

Was sipping a quick cuppa at Jones the Grocer last evening before my gig… a pretty cupcake making kit caught my eye… I drifted into lalaland…I love cupcakes!!!!

What’s your favourite food? What would you do if it came in GIGANTIC size?!

I sometimes imagine that and I laugh myself crazy thinking how I would react! If a friend was with me, we would compete (complete with hand actions) and see who’s imagination is better.

If there was a ginormous kit-kat chocolate bar outside my house right now, I will take a ladder, climb all the way up and nibble away with such bliss, smiling so hard you won’t even be able to see my eyes! Lol. Try it!

So share with all of us here, what your fav food is and what you’d like to imagine about it!! And next time I see you, I will ask you to demonstrate! Ok? :-)

So at Jones… I imagined a giant fluffy cupcake descending like a hot air balloon on the sunny carpark outside the bistro…and doodled away on napkin…

Happy Sunday guys.

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Happiness is a Choice

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Hi peeps, 

Happy Friday! I hope you are having a great week :)

I drew a few sketches around this theme “Happiness is a Choice” (a notion I hold dear to my heart) so I thought I share them in this space.  

Have you experienced days when you wake up thinking “This is going to be a horrible day”? You end up grouchy, pessimistic and for everything that happens (which coincidentally is not too great) you mutter to yourself “I knew it! I told you this was going to be one horrible day!”, short of screaming your frustrations out of the window, and you end up snow-balling into this immensely unhappy person by the end of the day? 

Or at times when you are angry with a person, you see nothing but quick conclusions that feed to your anger for that person, and anything / anyone that stands in your line that day gets blasted in less than a nanosecond. (Preferably with a Bazooka if you had one) Ha! 

Or…were there times you wake up feeling like superman/ supwoman. And somehow events in the day are extremely smooth, you feel like the sun is smiling at you and the birds are singing for you as you stroll along, and you take a deep breath and “Goodness me! Ooh! The air smells great!”  

Many a times I reflect and remind myself that in this vast universe of unknowns and with certain elements that are beyond our control, there are some things we own and we can manage – Ourselves, our mindset, our determination, our energy, our spirits. 

Using a simple analogy, it’s similar to wearing glasses. If you pick a pair with darker tints, everything you see will be in a shade darker and conversely, if you choose one with pink tints, you see everything in a shade of lovely pink! So I remind myself to put on that imaginary pair of mine shaded with positivity to keep me going.  

Then again, some of us may think that life is way too complex to be measured up to such a simple notion that “Happiness is a Choice”. Sure, as we grow, our lives, work, decisions and aspirations get increasingly complex. I do believe, however if we start small and start right, it makes a big difference to how we live and choose to live. 

What is the upside of feeling low, and unhappy 24 hours a day? (close to zero really!) 

In that same 24 hours, what is the upside of staying positive and cheering yourself on, and even when the going get’s tough, to stay calm and channel the negative in the best possible way? (Sure sounds good to me!) 

I would like to remind myself to embrace 24 hours with happiness and not waste it on unhappiness. 

So run forth and I hope you put that little skip in your walk today and everyday!

I wish you smiles and great beginnings! :)