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Monthly Archives: November 2007

A little bit of banking

Everyone knows I don’t mind doing my banking and accounts every month, because I have internet banking, and that really does make all the difference in the world. I’d hate to have to go to a bank physically, stand in a line, wait for my turn and then explain to the customer service officer what […]

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The funeral

“I’m so sorry for your loss,” the man said to her. “Kevin was a wonderful man.” His thin face, although drawn with empathy and genuine regret, made her want to laugh. His eyebrows were set close to each other, and he gently pressed her hand, covering it with his big ones. They were warm and […]

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Technology

When I bought my Sony Ericsson mobile phone six months ago, I was excited because finally, I was going to get a Bluetooth headset with it. No more silly hands-free units with dangly wires and bits that get caught in your ear-rings  or tangles with your seat belt while you’re driving. Just a nifty little […]

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The nurse

The coffee cup was warm in her hands, and in the blistering cold of the night, she was glad that she had 15 minutes to sit down and relax. The night was clear and bright and there were stars twinkling down from the heavens above. She shivered a little in her coat, and extricated a […]

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The bug

He thumped his computer angrily, muttering, “What the hell…?” under his breath. His wife looked on anxiously, biting her finger-nails. “Can you fix it, baby?” she asked breathlessly. “I’d die if I have to re-do my sales report. I spent a good hour on it.” “Gimme a minute,” he said brusquely. “Get yourself to the […]

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Workout plan

My personal trainer is going off for 10 days to Bangkok! Boo hoo. I’ve enjoyed my sessions with her: she’s one tough cookie, but she really motivates me to work harder and push my body to limits I’d never thought possible to achieve. This is far cry from me, 2 months ago, when I literally […]

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Patience…

….is something I have, especially when it comes to dealing with difficult clients in my line of work. I’m not a push-over, I can be pretty tough, but most importantly, I’m diplomatic and won’t point out an obvious fact to a client, like, “you’re the stupidest moron I’ve ever met in my entire life”. But […]

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The fireplace

It was a riot out there. The children were playing catch and getting under the grown-ups feet, screaming and laughing. Peter was at the barbecue pit, turning hamburgers and sausages, muttering under this breath. Her husband, Tim, was expertly slicing onions and tomatoes, whistling as he did so. Her sister-in-law, Carol looked frazzled as she tucked […]

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Las Vegas

She stepped out of car, putting on her aviator sunglasses quickly. The sun was bright in the sky, its rays prickling her cold skin. The air was crisp and clear. Sunshine 340 days a year. She could live with this. She slowly removed her jacket and slung it over her shoulder. Now all she needed […]

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Me, Mother

When I became a mother, the thought of being a stay-at-home-mum (SAHM) occurred to me approximately 3 times. And all 3 times, I brushed away that possibility. Perhaps, in the future, it may be an eventuality. I don’t know, truth be told. With higher costs of living, expandable careers, the rise of the capital market, […]

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