Category: Work

Sophea T. Amari

Fall from grace

It still feels surreal to me. I’d always thought of myself as being accomplished, confident and certainly much higher than average at what I do. I pushed myself to limits I had never known possible. I battled asthma attacks in the office, but willed myself to stay on in the name of responsibility and doing …

Sophea T. Amari

A Problem

You have a problem, he says. Because he is my husband and he says this, like he is perfect, I resent him. I get angry. I become defensive. I cook up reasons why I don’t have a problem. I tell him, this is my money. I’ve earned it through sheer hard work. I want to spoil …

Sophea T. Amari

Toolbox

Last night, I wanted to fix a piece of costume jewellery of mine- it was a lovely beaded necklace, but the clasp had come off and I couldn’t wear it anymore. All it needed was a good pull with a pair of pliers, a nifty squeeze, a hook and voila, it’d be as good as …

Sophea T. Amari

Have you ever felt…

…..like there aren’t enough hours in a day? And when you get home after a long day’s work, you have so little time to spend with your loved ones. …..uncomfortable when a man stares admiringly at you? Never mind that he’s dog-ugly. …..intimidated by a person who towers over you like St. George’s dragon? …..fat …

Sophea T. Amari

Mortgages

I seriously need to free up some cash. I’m going for a long holiday in LA at the end of this year (hopefully), and at the rate I’m spending these days (not on shopping or clothes or bags- but just spending in general for my household and family), I’m going to be flat-out broke by …

Sophea T. Amari

My swimsuit

For obvious reasons, I stay away from skinny jeans, midriff-baring tops, sleeveless/spaghetti-strap tops, tight clothing, and of course, swimwear. Even way back then when I wasn’t fat, I was still painfully shy of having to don a swimsuit. I’d never been bolder to put on less than a modest 1-piece. Oh, I had a nice …

Sophea T. Amari

Get strong

She couldn’t pay the bills. The house was too big to upkeep without hired help. She defaulted on the hire-purchase payments for the cars. When she went to work everyday at the bank, where she was a cashier, she didn’t know where to look everytime she saw the manager. The bank, they helped her. Great …

Sophea T. Amari

At peace

The air is still. But it is cool. My skin is cool, and I have never felt much more at peace than I do at this very moment. Breathing in the fresh, crisp mountain air. Solitude. Oneness with nature. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The brook that runs beneath me hides …