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Monthly Archives: January 2009


It’s a brand new year, and I’m no closer to my goal of reducing my weight by 20 kgs than I was 2 years ago when I insisted this was what I was going to do. As I age through the years, my willpower diminishes, my sense of discipline is transferred to keep order in […]

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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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In a fit of anger…

I am sick and tired of things around here. Why won’t you see how our marriage is falling apart? Do you know how unhappy I am each day? That you expect for me to work, care for our child exclusively, and keep our home clean and tidy? I don’t know for how long more I […]

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The List

When she was younger, like 12 or 13, she had a List. It started out with 2-3 things. Then as she grew older, the list became longer. It was no longer about what she truly wanted deep inside. It was also about what society dictated, what her parents would’ve wanted for her, to make them […]

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The outcast

He was tired of it all. As he dragged his weary feet up the 5th flight of steps to his apartment, wrinkling his nose in disgust at the fetid smell of urine permeating the air, his mind was saying, you’re a loser, you’re a loser. He sighed, then jumped in fright as a huge rat, […]

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Properties in a time of crisis

Is the economy really in the throes of a crashing crisis, capable of bringing the world to a stand-still? It’s all people can talk about these days, and I have to admit, I’m pretty scared too. I’m trying to save some money also, notwithstanding my problem with shopping. I’d be lying if I said my […]

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… something I truly enjoy. Really. This is a problem in my household. Words like “mall” and “shopping”, if uttered at home, are capable of  raising my husband’s eyebrows, and then comes the flurry of questions, and the ever-constant reminder: “Don’t buy what you don’t need!” But I can’t help it. I’m a shopaholic, I […]

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