Health, Human Nature

Calm Down

After dinner this evening, my parents went to the Zwevegem International Beer Festival with D and I. My intention was for my parents to experience a unique and interesting European event. We had a good time drinking beers and people watching.

When we got home and everyone has settled in, I just have to check my email one last time. It happened then, the tablet slipped off my fingers and tumbled down the stairs, hit the concrete floor causing the screen to crack in several spots. As a result, I can no longer unlock and gain access to my device. The gadget cost me $300 four years ago. If I want to use it again, I will have to shell out around $50 to replace the screen.

It has been a long day of putting out virtual bonfires, a bit too much alcohol, a tired brain, an email addiction and life’s little accidents. I need to calm my soul, slow down and take more careful steps.

Health, Human Nature, Malaysia

Set Them Free

This morning, my parents flew back to Lahad Datu with the tickets I bought online. They have been unusually enthusiastic and talkative since then. D and I had to laugh when the two walked off without even a glance back to us at the airport.

With the parents heading back home, the two of us went to the well known Gaya Street Sunday Market. After that, we went to our favourite mall to cool down. A slow walk back to the apartment made up the rest of today’s walking quota.  :-)



Bloody hell, I have been coughing for a week now. As a result, I have been losing sleep in the past few nights.

Did I get this from tasting all those titbits at Lokaal? Or was it from someone at the birthday gathering? Guess I shall never know.

To make things worse, I am sprouting a couple of pimples on and around my nose. What the heck is this?! A yearly purge? Damn it…



Back Pain

Yesterday, it rained the entire day. As a result, I never had the chance to do any gardening or move about in my backyard. I ended up sitting in front of my computer staring at prices of airline tickets, hotels and the calender. I did this without being aware of the ticking seconds I spent on the chair. Later in the day, my lower back felt a bit stiff. I was hopeful that some night rest will solve the issue.

But hell no… the pain has gotten worse today. At one point, I even had problem getting up from the sofa. Damn, sitting is truly the new smoking. I hate pain and I hate my chair right now!


Check Up

Life happens. The days flew by. And a few months ago, I realised that it has been almost three years since my last medical check up! Well this morning, that was done speedily and efficiently. I am glad that is out of the way.

Health, Quotes

Saturday Recharge

I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.
~Audrey Hepburn

I used to do the above when I lived and worked in Las Vegas. With the exception of Sunday church attendance, a stop at the gas station and maybe some grocery shopping afterwards.

Here in Belgium, I have learned to do speedy recharging. All I need is a few hours alone on an occasional Saturday.