Category Archives: Motivations

What BFF means to you in your late 20s & early 30s

Can you imagine? The latest blog I’ve posted was 14 days ago? 14 days of non stop work, children, husband, laundries and more laundries. #confessionofaworkingmother. And time is so precious, whenever I thought of contributing my time alone, I felt the guilt running through my veins and suddenly, the brain came up with a whole list of things for me to do just to get ends meet.

Back to my topic, today.

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I would say, I am one of the few lucky bustards to have people sticking by my side, still. With friends for a decade, who needs new friends when we have the ones that love us ever since puberty..? I remember those times when we have all the time in the world. We go to school on weekdays and we hit the town on weekends. It has always been the same routine. In and out of town and the beach once in a while. But gradually, we only meet occasionally. When one of us have the time to spare, we would make time for coffee dates or visiting one another’s house and making full use of the few hours. We create chat group on WhatsApp and that’s the only way nobody could make an excuse that they’re too busy to even text! Thankful for the virtual world, we can still update our friends, acquaintances, family members and (at times) strangers of our whereabouts and ‘happy ending stories’. Okay, you’ve got to agree with me, to have strangers on your virtual world can be quite a scare. You’ll never know, stalkers do exist even though you’re NOT a celebrity.

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Well anyways, my point is, true friends will never be upset over a cancelled plan if you really cannot make it. I, do love my friends to bits though at times, I can be quite sensitive and selfish not to understand why things don’t go as how we’ve planned. True friends will make time and hold on to our promises to be there for each other, just a phone call away. For that, I dedicate this post to the girls who’ve been there through good times and bad. No matter how hard it is for us to meet and time just keeps on going too fast (especially with kids involved), I love you. Xx.

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Sorry, Not Sorry.

We’ve all heard the song from BLUE, “Sorry seems to be the hardest word” but guess what ladies, it seems like Sorry is the easiest word for us to express ourselves even though many times we know we’re never in the wrong. Now, we should all just stop it!

Quite some time ago, while browsing my News Feed on Facebook, I chanced upon a video from Pantene (you know, that hair product brand). “Not Sorry”. Take a look.

While you’re at work…
Overusing the word would probably make us look unfit for leadership. Many of times, we apologise when we requested a favour from other people, or before we question when we misunderstood an explanation. A lot of us think by saying sorry before anything else, will lessen of others to judge us as being rude, but we could’ve just do without it and not seem rude yet firm and polite (the tone of our voice will help… and a smile if needed). So it’s about time to ditch the word and use it when we really… really… mean it.

While at home…
I am, too, the victim of the “Sorry” wordy. I will say sorry when I ask to change the channel. I will say sorry if I need my husband to get the laundry or the groceries. All the time, apologising when there’s nothing really wrong. When we’re at home or around our friends, we may think that saying “Sorry” will actually help us to be more polite or courteous. Abusing the word will make the meaning of it, meaningless.

So, would you say, “Sorry dear, could you get me the laundry?” or
“Dear, If you could help me with the laundry, please? Thank you!”
The latter just sounds better huh? 😉

Mom’s the best!

Motivational-Cooking-Quotes-ChefsHere’s a quick post to dedicate to all Mothers and Grandmothers on being the best for the family!

XOXO