Of discovering the bliss behind leave days. When it’s not because of exams or because of a function but just because you deserve to sit back and do a little bit *modesty* of nothing. Then I discovered that these blissful days do end and you’re back to the usual cycle of life. But boy am I glad that I am in that cycle because there’s someone who wishes that they had something to do, something that will enable to them to make a living. Many at times I want to whine about work and things that I can do but not doing, then I think of the person who wishes to but can’t. Then I turn my whining into thanksgiving.
So goes with many other things in life. There are people who would do anything for what you have but you keep trashing yours every other day, while others keep praying for your kind every other day. Be thankful for what you have. I know it’s never enough, but it’s better to thank God for what you have now and work towards making it better. It feels more rewarding that way, at least for me it does.
Lots and lots of movies, series, just name it. Comes with being on leave, the couch wants us back to work, to get a breather. These were my favourites because they either left me wanting more or in awe (like, how can a movie be this good).
Red Widow (series), about a woman whose father is a tycoon in the drug business and is married to a guy who becomes part of the business. Only for him to be killed later because he was about to reveal all the guys involved in the business including his wife’s father. As the widow, she takes up his debts with another tycoon and has to now play business partner and mother to 3 children. Intriguing.
Broken City (movie), a cop is charged with murder but deemed ‘not guilty’ with some undercover evidence that would jeopardize his freedom temporarily missing. He then starts a firm for tracking people which of course takes up all his time and the wife is an actress (hehe, you can figure how that goes). The mayor suspects his wife is cheating and gives him the job to get all the details and it gets dirty because the wife realizes and tries to give him a counter offer but it’s to late.
Trance (movie), about hypnosis. This guy who auctions these expensive paintings and is an addict to online gambling starts seeing a psychologist who hypnotises in order to help you get over your problem and after a couple of sessions, they start getting closer and an affair brews. Scratch that, he gambles too much and owes a big chuck of cash to which he makes a deal with some thugs to pay off his debt and in return he steals an expensive painting for them. But then, he plays them and forgets where he put the painting. Then of course they’re advised to see a psychologist to help him remember, and guess who he chooses, the woman. It’s twisted, it plays with your mind because … hypnosis.
Devious Maids (series), say drama and accents, Spanish (Latino) accents in one sitting – ah-mah-zing! It’s basically about spoilt maids in the houses of their masters. How they’re treated, the gossip, the speculation.
Now You See Me (movie), about magic things. Where an FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of magicians who pull off bank robberies during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Ice Man (movie), he’s married, a father but he’s also a cold blooded murderer. He slits throats, shoots and is still the loving husband and daddy to his family. The authority finally catch up with him but the in between, worth the watch.
Leave. In my 5 years of working, wow 5 years (from 2009 to now, it just seemed like the other day), I have never really had a genuine leave. It was usually because I have a exams, or I have a function but just to sit and chill. Nah. This was an awesome first and definitely worth the take. Just a week of bum mode. Now it’s sadly over.
Sara Bareilles, her music is beautiful and soulful. Check out the link.
Want to start on Paulo Coelho’s – The Winner Stands Alone.
Managed to hack the #3books1month challenge, but considering that I only read them on my way to and from work, that was quite a challenge:
- Paulo Coelho – Brida; About this lady called Brida who is trying to find herself and identify her soul mate. I like how Paulo Coelho writes on his view of life, it’s mostly how most of us see it but are not able to express it. Aren’t we all in search of our purpose and that one person who connects with us.
- Danielle Steel – Big Girl; About family, some of people are accepted so easily into the family, others have to fight to be loved.
- Lauren Weisberger - Devil Wears Prada – Don’t I love how she writes. I feel like a fly on the wall, I could picture her life from her writing. If I were to start writing, I would do something of this sort or the Elizabeth Gilbert Kind.
Food, most of which I have whipped up, of course except for the grilled chicken we happily got from Galitos. Well deserved.
LOOKING FORWARD TO
This weekends pork plan, but it’s always about the people. Great company right there and of course good food *read pork* to go with that.
Again I say, either to becoming entrepreneurs or to BIGGER pay checks, this looking forward to pay-day business, I don’t fancy. Besides that, I’m saving for a couple of things that if I began to mention them I’ll feel broke we don’t want that do we now. Let’s hope I get them all soon enough.
The next leave days. This is what it has come to. Now that I know how sweet leave is, I am definitely going to be planning my leave days.
The finality of our words. You really get what you ask for, not necessarily now, it could be later, and much more later for some. Most of the things people become is what they confessed some time. In one way or another you really work towards that which you really want, not necessarily in the conventional way, sometimes it comes in the unconventional way.
You don’t have to be in an office seat to get where you want to be, you could do your thing in your own little way. Or surprisingly, the world could sometimes pull its resources for you to achieve it whatever it is you’ve always wanted. I’ve seen it and read it. Tell me how my 90 something year old grandma could be finally going to the States to visit family? She always said she’ll go visit her son and grand children, and she will. The finality of our words.
Reminds me of Chris Daughtry’s – Home lyrics,
Be careful what you wish for,
‘Cause you just might get it all.
You just might get it all,
And then some you don’t want.
To more laughing, living and loving. Let your weekend be nothing short of interesting, blessings!
Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*