Category Archives: Lifestyle

Today is Friday September 21, 2018
  • What’s With The D’oh-nuts?

    J Co Donuts at The Pavilion.*

    You would think that these people were queing up for a miracle drug! Or the secret to eternal life!** Or the elixir of youth!

    I really, really, really wanted to try the doughnuts, after hearing so much about them. But I wasn’t patient enough to wait. Would you blame me for giving up? I only wanted ONE doughnut.

    * Yes! I’ve finally made my first trip to The Pavilion! Woo-hoo!
    ** That does not include association to a religion.

  • Getting Organised

    I arrived at Ikea at 10.05am this morning to avoid the crowd. The trip was worth it.

    As part of my mission to get my mess organised, this is what I accomplished.

    For my magazines;

    For my bathroom, my many many creams and lotions;

    And my other purchases, INCLUDING! a liquid hand soap dispenser;

  • The Pursuit of Happiness

    Can money buy happiness?

    “Money is the root of all evil”. “If you don’t think money is important, then you’re a liar”. “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness isn’t spending it right”. “Money may not solve all your problems, but it’ll sure help”. Are just some of the responses.

    NBabe and I were chatting about things we’d like to do. Seriously? I think if anybody wants to do anything, moo-lah* is required!

    Someone she knew had invested thousands in to looking good. There was the new hair-do, the slimming centre, many facials, new wardrobe after the weight loss. And it was all worth it! I totally agree with that. If looking good equals feeling good, better self-confidence, self-esteem, then why the hell not? As you may have read from earlier posts, there are some essentials that are necessary to look remotely presentable. (You can read it here.) NBabe futher pointed out that rich people are not ugly. How true. Money can buy you new boobs, a tummy tuck, a face lift, hair extensions, a new nose, a sexy rear-end.**

    If you want to take up a new hobby, that will cost you money too. Say, if your new found passion was cycling, diving, arts and craft, painting, sewing, jewellery making. Unless you have excess money, you can’t really start a new hobby over night. Now, where is the happiness here?

    Of course, there is also retail therapy! So therapeutic. THIS! requires a lot of money. I would like a new handbag, and a new phone, and a SEXY SONY VAIO. My purchases would make me delirious with joy! But this joy is momentary, perhaps?***

    So, do we over-estimate the pleasures and happiness we’re going to get when we have more money? Sure, money can make you happy, but will more money make you more happy when you’re reached a subsistence level? Then again, what is enough?

    Or have we perhaps muddled up the difference between long lasting joy and a short lived thrill?

    Things that money cannot buy – good health, an interesting job that you love, spirituality, time, true friendship, love****.

    And to find out how money can buy happiness, there are SPECIFICALLY 7 WAYS to buy happiness, go here!

    COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS!

    * This is what me and my sister call money.
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    * With all that money, I wonder why Donald Trump didn’t buy better hair.
    *** Perhaps I should buy a new handbag or a new gadget to see if it will thrill and brings me joy that will last beyond that moment.
    ****Yeah, yeah, yeah – some of you out there are going to tell me that money can buy love – but I am a romantic, and I choose not to believe so.

  • Packrat

    I am such a packrat!

    I have magazines dating back to January 2003! But I can’t bring myself to throw them away! I kept them because some of them have really good articles. I read in some Home and Living magazine that we can just tear out the articles we like, file them, and throw the rest of it away. Ok, I guess I am not THAT! organised.

    They have used up my shelf space, and I have nice storage boxes from Ikea. But that’s filled to the brim too. I am planning to go shopping for storage baskets now to store my magazines.

    But really, do I need to? I haven’t touched or re-read any of my old magazines, so I don’t suppose I will be doing so in the near future.

    And I still cant bring myself to throw them away. They must surely be a fire hazard.

    And NO! I am not going to scan my magazines, and archive them as soft copies.

  • Live to Eat, Eat to Live?

    Some of us eat for fuel, only when we are hungry. In some cases, even before we’re hungry, just to shut the stomach up before it starts growling.*

    And some of us are just foodies – wanting to try everything (so many choices so little time and so many more choices!), going out of the way, travelling miles and crossing oceans for ‘said’ good food.

    And some of us commit one of the 7 deadly sins – gluttony, by binge eating.

    Half the world’s population is being killed in record numbers from too much food. The other half is dying from lack of food. What is this fascination with food that we have that we read about it, people write about it endlessly, we watch it on telly, and Pixar made a movie** out of it!

    Does eating to live mean we eat healthfully, become vegetarians, and only eat as much as the energy we require to continue living? This would mean I will only be allowed 3 apples a day since I am sat on my ass at the office all day, and consider I have exercised because I walk to my car. Does this mean I have to forgo all delicious food? By delicious, my definitions include greasy, deep-fried, fattening, unhealthy foods- I love my steaks and lamb chops fatty, I dream of ‘siew-yoke’ (crispy pork), I crave Italian (extra creamy pastas and pizzas with 10 types of EXTRA! cheese), I could eat ‘nasi lemak’ everyday, and I love soups with almost every meal!

    And sometimes, I go the other extreme by starving myself.

    Oops! I got carried away with my perfect-sometimes unhealthy-OCD relationship with food there.

    In conclusion, my conclusion at least, living to eat or eating to live is like the chicken or egg first question.

    * Statement made and copyrighted by Jax.
    ** This Pixar movie is that rat cartoon – Ratatouille. I’ve seen it, and I love it.