Monday, February 27, 2006
Little Things
hap pi·ness n. 1. Characterised by good luck; fortunate; 2. Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy; 3. Being especially well-adapted; 4. Cheerful; willing; 5. Characterized by a spontaneous or obsessive inclination; 6. Enthusiastic about or involved with to a disproportionate degree


It occured to me today that happiness is sometimes not in the big things in life. Real happiness may be in the little things that we encounter throughout our day. Little moments of lightness, of pleasure, of fun.

It wasn't an eventful day and neither was it really a notable one but as i sit here writing this, i somehow feel satisfied. That got me thinking. Somehow i felt as if my good feeling had to be justified. It's then that i hit me, nothing big had happened but many little things had. I tried to recall each time i laughed today, each time i smiled (even the slightest bit), each time i felt happy. And i surprised myself at how many "happy moments" i had. It's a pity taht so much of life gets swept up in the normality of things.

Song of the day: More Than Fine by Switchfoot's in the little indulgences we allow ourselves's in the secret daydreams we keep inside's in knowing that somebody somewhere cares's in the little things in life

After all, it's the little things that finally make up the big picture...
Thursday, February 16, 2006


p/s: i bought the bag!
Retail Therapy
Retail therapy noun [U] (humorous) the act of shopping in order to relax or to make yourself feel better or happier.


Woo-hoo.. i like shopping, i really do.

At the risk of sounding like a complete bubblehead i'm going to declare that "There's nothing quite like going out to browse pretty things, deciding you like something, knowing you probably; (a) can (and should) live without it; or (b) don't have any use for it, buying it anyway and feeling the lovely buzz in your head for hours after you've satisfied your impulse."

Most of the time i like shopping alone. Just going out, walking, looking at things, changing my mind, looking for things... It's me time. Nobody to report to, nothing to run to - just me and my whims and fancies. It's something of a confidence booster too this shopping thing. It's empowering to be able to get what you want when you want it. Sometimes, it's just what i need to feel like i'm in control again. I think i'm going to go back to that store and buy that lovely blue bag. Whee... :)

My sister loves it when i'm in one of these moods. She usually benefits more from my shopping than i do *heh*.. and so i dedicate this blog entry to retail therapy - trust me, it works.

My sis doing some major shopping therapy in Beadworks, Ubud, Bali.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Street Scenes
I feel great and i feel crappy all at once - for completely different reasons that is. Shit happens. Doesn't mean i have to like it tho ;p

Other than that i suppose i've more or less rode it out. Felt like editing pics again (that's a good sign) so i dug out some random street scene shots from Bali to post. Enjoy.

Ubud Palace gates

Mak Ciks on their way to the market..

Small boys and big boys rushing along..

I loved the ornate architectural detail that you could find on the archways..
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
it feels good to talk sometimes. It really does :)

Taken on the highway.
Monday, February 13, 2006
Maybe Tomorrow..
I've been so stoning for the past couple of days.. just been floating in and out of particularly somber and wistful moods. Alot of talk about the past and alot of talk about the future. At present, i'm just mellowing out my feelings about different people in my life. What they mean to me, what i mean to them. Rediscovering an appreciation for having good good friends and having had such wonderful times together. Part revelling in the expectantcy of what tomorrow may hold yet still unbelieavably tormented by the uncertanty of what is to come.

It's a peculiar predicament.

I'm really gonna miss you guys...

The soundtrack to my meandering thoughts for the last few days is on a limited loop. For some reason i just feel like listening to these few songs again and again. It's comforting in an odd way.

Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
A haunting song that plays in my head when i clsoe my eyes - thanx Benji.

Stories - Trapt

Echo - Incubus
When i'm reminicing about everything that has lead up to me and my life and the moment, i hear this one starting up the film reel.

In Loving Memory - Alter Bridge
I still think of you some times

Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo Ole
I want this one played at my funeral - seriously.

Whenever, Wherever, Whatever - Maxwell
My ultimate chill song. A close-your-eyes sorta track. A soft love song without all the pop rubbish associated with ballads.

Good People - Jack Johnson
No particular reason - i just like the vibe and the sentiment

For a pics from Nick and Xahra's Farewell on my photobucket album, CLICK HERE.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
There's nothing quite like just chillin' somewhere with good friends... nothing quite like it at all.

My poser-ish shot.. taken by Yi Khai (thanx dear!)

Yi Khai and Pri fooling round..

Benny-ji and moi..haha cam whoring as usual.. Luna Bar seems to do that to people. Make them compulsive photographers, yay!

An uber dark poser shot of Pri..

Yi Khai's first flame... flaming lamborgini that is haha (yes, yes quite lame) .. so proud of the dude, except for being a tad too gay (as in happy), he was still pretty much okay after a graveyard and this.. his rite of passage into man-hood (sort of la). It all happened so fast that i accidently took it with flash *sigh* just imagine a lovely blue pillar of flame where the clear tequila line is... Happy 21st dear!

Okay so mebbe he wasn't so ok... haha look at all the puuuurty colours :)
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
It's alive!!
YAY.. my comp is alive again!! hahah! Being without a constant connection to the internet (and my computer) for more than a month has proven to me that i am indeed rendered quite lost without technology. Alas, i have now come to terms with the fact that i am a born and bred urban-techno-brat - a child born of the age of electronics where gadgets have evolved to become extensions of our very beings. *sigh* Oh well, at least i get to post again *smiles*

Some random street scenes in Bali.. mostly the Ubud area..

Love this colourful Mee Ayam stall...

A knife pedlar strolling the morning streets..

Cute chick...haha
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Rainy days..

These past few days have been quite crazy weather-wise... Rainy days and sun shiny days all muddled up into spasmatic, consentrated burst of both. So when the sky was deciding whether to continue pouring or to stop and blaze a little, i took a moment to stare up at the last of the tiny raindrops clinging desperately to the sides of my umbrella.

It's been too long since i last posted anything up here. *SIGH* With all the trouble my comp and my net connection has been giving me this past month, i've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that i might not be able to post regularly for a while.. still try ing to sort out the problems on my personal comp (ALL my photos for at least the last 6 months are trapped there!!! *sobs*) so i'm making this lonely post.. added a tad bit of blue filter because i am feeling rather blue.. :(

P/s: Do click on the photo and full view this one.. the thumbnail's pretty puny.