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Monthly Archives: July 2007

Mr. S

“Mr. S is here to see you”, the receptionist announced to her. She looked up absent-mindedly from her flickering laptop screen, twirling her hair around her index finger. Her legs were stretched out beneath her, her body ensconced in a well-fitted striped skirt and black blouse. She stood up, slipped her bare feet into her […]

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Weekend Getaway

Fridays. They’re the best days of the week, well, almost. I love Fridays. Because it means the work week has come to an end, and the weekend beckons, promising longer sleep hours and time with the family. Which is not to say I don’t enjoy my work. I do. But every little break counts. No […]

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The Crying Baby

She begged the baby to stop crying, but it wouldn’t. The room was small and hot and sweat furrowed between her eyebrows. Her cheeks burned red from the heat, her eyes were bright, darting around the room, hoping to discover something that would distract the baby and stop it from crying. It was a pretty […]

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Lighting the cigarette

Was there ever such a cold evening? She couldn’t remember the last time it had been this cold out. She sat on the bench, surveying her surroundings with a critical eye, pulling her jacket closer around her lithe body. The park was almost empty, except for a harried mother half-dragging, half-ushering a small boy homeward […]

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The Threesome Meme

Here’s another meme I got from EC, my colleague, who is also fast-becoming one of my girlfriends…This meme is also going to be rather embarassing for me, but what the heck! 3 things that your friends would immediately associate with you Control freak-ism (is there such a word?): Yes, I’m a control freak in many ways. […]

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Of friends and friendship

“Surround yourself with people who will only lift you higher” ~ Oprah Winfrey My dearest E.,  I felt compelled to write this because these people, your friends, will be one of the most important features in your life. Like family, friends occupy a special place in your heart. But there are many types of friends. […]

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Fearless

When we are born and begin our lives, we are fearless. I am terrified of creepy crawlies. I hate snakes: I gag at the sight of a snake on the National Geographic channel. Snakes are my biggest fear. But I found an old photo of myself, taken by my parents when we were on holiday […]

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Lots of fish in the sea

Blog surfing and/or blogging is my daily compulsion. For me, it’s equivalent to reading the newspapers or sitting on the throne. Something that I need to do everyday, first thing in the morning, I should add. Otherwise, the day would have begun on an incomplete note. So I’d waltz in to the office between 9.45 […]

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Sunday: Ruined

I love my weekends. Since I had started work at my present work place over a year ago, I had the luxury of having my weekends to myself and my family. Unlike the previous firm I was in, every weekend (for almost a whole year) was spent at a client’s office, on both Saturdays and […]

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Relax, take it easy

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes” ~ Etty Hillesum My dearest E., Let me share a brief folly of mine with you, a folly caused of my wanderings into unchartered regions- the information […]

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