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Category Archives: Work

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 […]

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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 […]

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Home Improvement (2)

I returned home pretty late last night, and was in a mad rush to take a shower and pick up my daughter from my parents’ home. I was also hungry, because it was already 9.30 p.m. and my lunch dissolved at about 5 p.m. I bundled up the stairs, removing my clothes as I did, into […]

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Home improvement (1)

I was talking to my maid last night about my plans to re-model / improve my home. She seemed enthusiastic when I told her I was planning to convert the study room downstairs into a little bedroom for her, complete with a new single bed, mattress and bedding. And yes, a chest of drawers. She […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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