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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie.. Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... I Am crazy about music,books,friends and my doggie... :)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

LED light Puzzle...

A friend who had recently gone on a holiday to Hong Kong got back and asked if we could catch up & that he had something for me.. After yapping a while about the trip, things they did he pulled out an envelope of sorts and gave it to me saying "Hope you like it". It was love at first sight the minute I read the label. 

It sad POSTalk LED light puzzle and had the word CHINA on the side. Upon reading the rear side I discovered this was a puzzle that came with a USB option to light it up...

And here is how it panned out. Took me about an hour, and damn the pieces were all delicate, intricate and tiny.  Was such fun putting it together, and just when I was about to mount it on the platform, some kept coming out and well I nearly did lose 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Tall and Short of it..

"Woah, so how tall are you?" is a question am quite used to these days.. Earlier it used to have me stumped, but now I just reply "5ft 10"..

The reaction - "Damn, that is tall"

There is a running joke between a friend and I, she keeps saying "I am going to bring a stool whenever you get married so I don't look too short next to you".. There are times when I feel like Melman from Madagascar.. :D 

My height is something I  have always been proud off and not really something I have thought of. But there are times when I end up wondering why people stare at me like am a freak. You know, like one of those circus creatures standing on stilts or all dressed up like a clown. Oh and don't get me started about the places I explore when I travel... Most spaces and heritage buildings have me feeling like a giant, cos the ceiling is so low and rooms so tiny.. :/ There have been times when I have shied away from a trip cos I know the spaces are tiny and I wouldn't wanna be left out/or feel like a giant..

Recently a guy I met on an online channel asked me "it is very intimidating when the girl is so tall"... for which I replied "really, doesnt really bother me that you are shorter than me".. he stared at me and smiled... Well I haven't heard from him since that day.. Speaks for itself right?

And then there are others who are chill with it.. Yes they did comment the first time about how I was tall, but that was it.. Never came up again..

Being tall has its advantages and disadvantages..The advantages I can rattle off in a flash;

  • I love being tall
  • I love standing out
  • I enjoy the attention and how heads turn when I walk into a room.
  • I can reach shelves none else can.. Buhahaha
  • I can pick up things off the top rack with ease..Without waiting for any staff to come pick out the ladder and help..
  • Above all, when in a crowded space I get to breathe cleaner air than all others.. booooyah..
  • I don't need Heels, infact in my flats am taller than my friends wearing a mini stool on their feet. goes;

  • Not too many guys are as tall as I am or taller
  • I get asked to get things off high shelves all the time
  • I was made to stand last in line in school
  • I also had to sit in last row in school
  • I was chosen for basketball but wasn't too good at it and all commented how being tall = playing BB.. D'oh!
  • I hate the side berth in the train, cos I gotta curl up to fit (even though side berth is most private/comfortable)
  • When standing for photographs I invariably move to the sides of back.. am vertically challenged.. ;o)
  • I find airline/theater seats uncomfortable.. Need extra leg room..also the person sitting in front of me want to lie down, they end up literally lying on my lap... grrr..hate it!
  • I have big feet and so, don't get shoes/footwear my size easily..
  • Most places the mirror in restroom is not on eye level, heck it is somewhere below my neck.. ;-))
  • Ready made clothes are always short.. Not the 'it's Ok, looks good' kinda short but 'dang that looks weird' short. 
  • Forget clothes, they don't make trial rooms that fit us.. I gotta literally kneel down else my hands are all over the place.. Hehe..
  • In auditoriums I get asked to move and sit in a corner seat [sometimes] cos am blocking the view for the person seated behind me...
  • I have long hands and limbs, so they feel like they are all over the place..
  • I invariably feel conscious and move to the side when in a crowded space, temples, exhibitions etc... 

Well If someone were to ask me 'do you wanna be shorter?'.. My answer would be' no way.. I love me too much '..

Sunday, January 3, 2016

[Share] Live it up.. advice from an 80yr old man...

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‪#‎LifeLessons‬ Advice from an 80 year old man.
1. Have a firm handshake.
2. Look people in the eye.
3. Sing in the shower.
4. Own a great stereo system.
5. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
6. Keep secrets.
7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.
8. Always accept an outstretched hand.
9. Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
10. Whistle.
11. Avoid sarcastic remarks.
12. Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery.
13. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
14. Lend only those books you never care to see again.
15. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.
16. When playing games with children, let them win.
17. Give people a second chance, but not a third.
18. Be romantic.
19. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
20. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
21. Don't allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It's there for our convenience, not the caller's.
22. Be a good loser.
23. Be a good winner.
24. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
25. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
26. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.
27. Keep it simple.
28. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
29. Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
30. Live your life so that your epitaph could read, No Regrets
31. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.
32. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
33. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you.
34. Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you.
35. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.
36. Begin each day with some of your favourite music.
37. Once in a while, take the scenic route.
38. Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, 'Someone who thinks you're terrific.'
39. Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
40. Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m.
41. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.
42. Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
43. Make someone's day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
44. Become someone's hero.
45. Marry only for love.
46. Count your blessings.
47. Compliment the meal when you're a guest in someone's home.
48. Wave at the children on a school bus.
49. Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
50. Don't expect life to be fair
Source: Pat Divilly