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.

Health, Human Nature, Simplify


Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. ~Jim Rohn

My mom, my si-fu, made discipline and structure an important aspect in our home life. Growing up, I am instilled with the life structures of fixed meal times, nap times in the afternoons, time for school work and revision, outside play time at 4pm, time to read, tv time and bed time at 8pm. In such, I have been building bridges to accomplish my goals and objectives all the years of my life.

Health, Jibber Jabber

Good Teeth

Is it me or did January just zapped by at warp speed?!

First thing on the list today is my dental appointment for a yearly check-up and scaling. My dentist said my teeth are good. Hell yeah to good genes and regular oral hygiene.

Next, we dropped by the autokeuring to have D’s car checked. Aside from the usual wear-and-tear of a 10-year old car, all is good as well. No extra costs is always a good thing.

In the afternoon, I spent my time going through accounts and finances spanning three continents. Then, I went on to read the news. After reading more about this ludicrous travel ban, I quietly switched on my boycott mode.

Health, Human Nature, Jibber Jabber

Stretched Too Thin

Someone in the family has been stretched too thin for months now. I am truly sorry for her. Having been in those situations many times in life, I know how stressful it is to be relied on by too many people. You begin innocently by putting out other people’s fires. Then suddenly you are starting to forget things. By the time you realise that you are being drag into a never-ending tunnel, you are already so deeply buried it is difficult to escape on your own.

I have been there, I have done those. My current lifestyle has allowed me to develop the wonderful kung-fu of saying no. Being kind to oneself is not a wrong-doing.

Health, Human Nature

Naggy Old Lady

Not long ago, I read an article linking alcohol consumption and cancer. In the same week, there was a TV program discussing the same research and findings. As a result, I have made it one of my 2017 objectives to significantly cut down on alcoholic drinks. The fact is I am too young to be drinking alcohol!

Speaking of new year’s objectives, one of grandma’s saying came to mind recently. Grandma said that she does not want to turn into a naggy old lady because it is annoying and useless. Hence, it is also one of my 2017 objectives to prevent myself from turning into a bitter and irritating individual. And grandma… grandma was calm and peaceful till the very end of her life. Bless her soul.