Month: January 2009

Sophea T. Amari

Reflection

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 …

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

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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Shopping…..

…..is something I truly enjoy. Really. This is a problem in my household. Words like “mall” and “shopping”, if uttered at home, are capable of ┬áraising 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 …