I will be heading to Italy tomorrow for a week-long trip and it still hasn’t hit me yet. 2 weeks ago I was frantically researching and formulating a rough itinerary. My purest intention is to just go and get lost in the country, In other words, just wing it. But of course, that isn’t always the case and as much as I wished it to magically work out, it wasn’t going to come easy that way.

 Venice//Murano//Burano//Pisa//Cinque Terre//Rome//Naples 

I’m actually looking forward to this trip; I dare say it would be quite a misadventure! Not hoping for anything to go wrong, of course! But we learn along the way, we explore, and we live to tell the tales. The very essence of wanderlust. 

I will forget the harsh reality of the world, for the moment. Forget about the crazy pile of work staring right at my face, trying to guilt-trip me. Forget about being afraid. Forget about my worries, my troubling thoughts, my anxious uncertainty about the future.

 

We did. I did.

Tomorrow, my journey begins! Await my stories!

 

Toodles. ♥

November is here, and so is Movember! Time to play our parts, ladies and gentlemen!

If you don’t already know what Movember is:

 

“During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues.”

“Registering at movember.com, guys then start Movember 1st with a clean-shaven face and for the remainder of the month dedicate themselves to growing a fine moustache. Supported by the women in their lives, known as Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking sponsorship for their Mo growing efforts. At the end of the month, it’s traditional for Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to celebrate their awareness and fundraising efforts by throwing a Movember party and awarding the highly sought after titles of Miss Movember and Man of Movember.”

 

 

In the spirit of Movember, GlassesOnline Malaysia’s first online retailer of glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses is giving away a pair of Nunettes glasses!

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HOW?!

Piece of cake. All you have to do is send in a picture of yourself with a mustache on Instagram – and here’s the best part: it can be any mustache! It can be drawn, it can be a fake mustache, it can be a mustache ring, a T-shirt with a mustache … the list is limitless, the more creative you are, the higher your chances of winning!

Need inspiration? Check out GlassesOnline team’s masterpieces here!

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Remember to tag @GlassesOnline as well as hashtag #GOMovember when you submit your Instagram photos! Your submission will then be added into their Facebook Movember Album, spread the love (and message); the photo with the most likes WIN!

Easy? I think so. Open-mouthed smile

 

HURRY! Contest ends November 29th, 2013 at 11.59PM.

 

For more information, do check GlassesOnline out here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glassesonline.com.my

Instagram: http://instagram.com/glassesonlineMY // @GlassesOnlineMY

 

Go Movember! I certainly mustache you to support this campaign! :{3

 

 

May the best mustache wins! Open-mouthed smile 

 

 

Toodles. ♥

I thought I was strong.

I thought I would make it through the night, unscathed.

I thought that we were all going to be strong together.

 

 

How very wrong, I was.

 

Perhaps all of us had the same terrifying secret desire – all dreading the day to materialize because we somewhat knew what was going to happen by the end of the night.

The day was lovely. I went back to the ward in the morning to say hello to some colleagues on shift, and the people I love. Had to send Mom off to the bus station after that and we had a great time together, had lunch and did the whole mother-daughter bonding (I really enjoy these sessions). Made my way back to finally meet up with my beautiful ladies.

We had a good dinner and of course, a great catch up session. Nothing feels more homely than spending time with these ladies. If there is any other way to describe them, they are my home away from home.

We were once strangers and now we are forever bonded.

 

We fought so hard that night, to keep the atmosphere light. Well, we certainly didn’t make it through. Saying goodbye was hard; letting go after our hugs was even harder. The tears just came and it wouldn’t stop. We ended up having a tight group hug. Trying to absorb the emotions, to live the moment.

Sure, for some, a year isn’t very long. One year makes 12 months; imagine the things we could do together!

I can’t find the cure to this infectious love, and I don’t intend to.

To my dearest viruses, this song’s for you. ♥

 

 

Come stop your crying,
It’ll be all right.
Just take my hand
And hold it tight.
I will protect you,
From all around you
I will be here, don’t you cry.

For one so small,
You seem so strong.
My arms will hold you
Keep you safe and warm.
This bond between us
Can’t be broken
I will be here, don’t you cry.

‘Cause you’ll be in my heart
Yes, you’ll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more
You’ll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You’ll be here in my heart…
…Always.

Why can’t they understand
The way we feel
They just don’t trust
What they can’t explain
I know we’re different
But deep inside us
We’re not that different at all

Don’t listen to them
‘Cause what do they know
We need each other
To have, to hold
They’ll see in time
I know

When destiny calls you
You must be strong
I may not be with you
But you’ve got to hold on

They’ll see in time
I know
We’ll show them together!

 

Toodles. ♥

Time.

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Tick tock, tick tock.

Just finished one of the Hector series: Hector Finds Time.

 

May I say while I thoroughly enjoyed the first of Hector’s adventures (Hector and the Search of Happiness), I’m not exactly sure how I feel about this particular journey.

Sure, it was enjoyable at some parts, a little too child-like yet I wouldn’t say it’s completely suitable for kids. In this adventure, Hector tries to define and understand Time, coming up with a number of Time Exercises. Not all of them are applicable to everyone, though. Some makes no sense whatsoever. Although there is a particular Time Exercise I find calling out to me: “Time Exercise No. 13: Whenever you meet an elderly person, always imagine what they were like when they were young.” 🙂 Definitely what I’ve been trying to do at work every day.

I won’t further spoil the book for you (if you intend to read it) but I gotta say I was pretty let down by the ending of the book. Not too sure if I wasn’t intellectual enough to understand the whole book, or was I really not reading the book properly. Hmm. maybe one day I’ll try again.

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Speaking of Time, a few days back while I was slaving through my 10 days of what seemed like back-to-back work, I had to go after a patient who was sent down for an MRI scan. The patient was rather frightened of the whole procedure, so I was sent down to talk to him, ease his worries, la dee la. I managed to get him on the scan with the promise that I will sit with him (nearby) throughout his scan, so he wouldn’t feel so alone. To be in that room while the scan was on-going, I had to remove all metal items and the like. I sat in there, facing all four walls of white and thought to myself, this is how it feels like, not having any sense of time.

And it really wasn’t a good feeling. I was insecure, a little edgy and a little lost. Of course, boredom soon sets in after that but that wasn’t the point. While I was confined to that room with this huge ass machine making scary noises, I tried to make sense of the space I was in.

I tried to find time.

I guessed the hours, the minutes, the seconds. I couldn’t guess. I couldn’t feel time. I don’t know if I was running late, or if the procedure was taking too long, and I thought of the piling work back in the ward if I don’t get back soon, and Time…Time was just floating around me, eluding my catch.

 

Well, it sure did give my patient a scare, cause soon after he just couldn’t go through with the scan anymore, clutching his poor heart and said, ‘That’s enough, now.’ I certainly don’t blame him, although he had music on for his comfort while I was sitting there rather uncomfortably. Hmph.

 

All these time-related books and thoughts definitely stopped me in my tracks every now and then. Quite often, these days.

 

This is one of the wisest thing I’ve read all day. And we still think we have time.

 

Time is past, present, and future altogether. Time is space, space is time. Time is eternity.

(What am I saying??? Lol.)

Toodles. ♥

Most of you may have already watched this video.

 

I don’t know how, or why but I teared up when I watched the ending of this video (Yes, I know, I’m emotional. Typical. Pfft.). I think it was marvellous. 

Amazing how we see ourselves differently, all the time. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Perhaps they’re right. 🙂 We are all beautiful, believe it or not.

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Just remember the next time you’re feeling down, walk up to the mirror, smile and know that someone out there thinks you’re perfect the way you are. <3

 

Toodles. ♥