TUNE IN NANAAJ


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TURNING TABLES

It was never enough!

Surely, there was some other way to quench the thirst that was rising although I wondered what it would be.

I am not going mince words here. As a child I gobbled everything up. And by everything I mean anything that had writings I could see.

There were the usual story books that every parent bought for their children. Then there were the ones I borrowed from the library. Very soon I was reading things off jam bottles and cornflakes boxes. I would run around looking for the parts of the newspaper Dad had finished reading. I would run off and hide and read my head off. I am pretty sure all these led to my need for spectacles but that is a story for another day.

It didn’t matter to me if the subject was boring politics or some current affairs. As long as my little brain could capture some amount of information it was okay. My little 7 year old self did not mind- she just wanted to read.

As the years passed I hid myself in libraries for so long that I lost track of time constantly. Mum would often scold me because instead of stirring the food carefully, I would be so engrossed in a book that the food would be burning right before me. Every day was an adventure for me. I would be far away in some other world created by some author.

So in high school when I had read and reread all the books around me, I was in a dilemma. How was I ever going to survive? I began to ponder on stories I had read and imagined how differently some scenes would have turned out had I been on the writing end.

If I were a cartoon character, this would be the part where a light bulb would go off in my head. An epiphany had occurred and I was ready to put my imaginations in ink on paper. What could be better than that? But as I spent time creating characters and deciding their roles in my story I realized this was no easy task. I was solely responsible for the growth of the characters within the story and I had to nurture them to ensure they reached their full potential.

Some years down the line, I had to put down the ink and paper and pick up my lecture notes if I wanted to graduate. But the door to my love for writing was ajar and always beckoning me to it. And till today I am still haunted by the possibility that I may have ignored a wonderful skill in pursuit of higher grades.

Fortunately, I don’t need to look in a crystal ball to know that it is not too late to pursue that part of me that is still pulsating with life. And it will never go away even if I will it. And to think that I stumbled across this talent as result of a need I wanted to meet.

There are many times that we feel frustrated and driven up the wall. But call it the universe’s way of giving you a shake to get your attention.

Often in those times when I am overcome by strong emotions like fear or love or desperation, I feel the undeniable itch to write. Restlessness would plague me till I put down all the thoughts playing hopscotch in my mind. When the tables turn, I feel inclined to write.

For everyone there are those moments that you are hit so hard with an idea or some courage or some inspiration. Then there are those times that the tables turn on you and you feel like you stuck in stuffy place. But these are the times when the creative juices are ready to explode from within you.

Never ignore these moments, embrace them and let them charge you up and you just may create the most beautiful baby ever created – your personal project.

Have there been any moments where the tables have turned on you and led you to make something you could never have imagined? Share with me in the comments below.

Till the next table comes for me…..

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RECIPE

A dash of this, a sprinkle of that and a pinch of this will do the trick.

And there you have it, a perfect (insert whatever it is you were imagining while reading the first sentence).

Isn’t that how it always goes?

I speak for myself and hopefully most people out there who have sat through long lectures of what may be called the “keys to success”. What they fail to tell us is success is a recipe only you can make.

They say walls have ears meaning possibly, this is me speaking hypothetically so pardon me if it does not make much sense logically, they have mouths as well.

With this in mind, it is safe to say the walls of my bathroom have a lot to say about my various attempts to turn the bathroom into a world stage.

Yes! I was one of the millions of teens out there wanting to chart on the billboard and having everyone jamming out to my song. But that’s a story or another day.

Fast forward to my days in the university. I was determined to be a self-made entrepreneur and boy did I try. Everyone else around was coming up with one thing or the other which would become the next trend.

Thus begun my journey of joining many agencies and companies where I attempted many roles; sales marketer, sponsorship seeker, event organizer etc. I pulled my friends along in the process so I could have someone to complain with when things got tough.

You can guess how all these business ventures went. So I thought I was not applying enough commitment to these ventures.

Scroll down to today as I lecture students in Spanish, I cannot believe how I have successfully ignored most trends and made one for myself.

If we are going to be honest, ask a lot of singers now their key to success and they would tell you about staying true to your sound and playing honest music. Others would also tell you how hard work beats talent.

The truth is there is no real recipe for success. Success is how you add your own personal touch to whatever goal you are working towards. Because let’s face it, not everyone is aggressive, a good communicator, a creative genius or a naturally charming person.

But one thing you can count on is the fact that once you find your niche, that special ingredient that works for you and makes your confidence shine through, your recipe would be complete.

So take the plunge, find out your interests, your strengths and your capability and viola, piping hot success awaits you.

Till my next recipe, stay cute darlings!


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OUTTA MY HAIR

PUNCH ME IF AM WRONG…

Okay, that may be a bit much but, we are all on the edge asking why people have chosen twitter as a judge Judy court  to display their relationship issues.

Be my guest if painting your love life on social media is what you love after all we live for the drama.But I believe the root cause of all this supposed drama is. people deliberately ignore the basics of every relationship.

And I need to get it out out of my hair…

So I am going to share a couple of quotes that inspire me each time I consider myself and my relationship with others.

Before you utter those sacred words..remember

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Sometimes you need your head and not only your heart because:

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Before you start regretting your position and start to doubt your relationship:

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Before you entered that relationship, you existed and you will exist after it because:

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It may be hard to let go now but know that:

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The only way forward

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Karma will never let you down

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Till the next time I need to get something out of my hair…am bowing out darlings!


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REEBOOT

“Go back…go pack!”

They say the only way to get rid of something bouncing off the walls of your mind is if you act on it.So here I am doing justice to this simple phrase.

Tale as old as time people cannot help but break off relationships that may leave you wondering if it was not a particular ‘duet’ who swore they could not live without breathing the same air.

But you can either face the truth or run of and crouch at the opposite side of the ring like a boxer about to be knocked out: Nothing lasts forever.

Probably the only person who owns twitter and does not tweet but stalks certain people would have to be me but hey, I have no shame admitting that. Not to get sidetracked from the main issue.

A few days ago while doing my random checks on my various ‘stalkees’ if that’s even a word, I saw one very glaring hash tag in capital letters claiming a certain someone had no and I quote directly ‘Chill’.

Like the smell of hot pizza calling out to me I delved into this hash tag not wanting to be left out. The last time I ignored trends I had people screaming in blue or white at every picture of a dress they saw online and we all know how that ended.

Looking into a crystal ball would not have prepared me what I saw online. It was the classic example of airing your dirty laundry out in the public and people not putting their money where their mouth was. One party of a recently broken up celebrity couple had ‘shaded ‘the other party and her friends by deliberately ignoring them and choosing another side in a supposed twitter poll.

To say the twitter world was vibrating with excitement over his retweet is an understatement. People were bringing out various theories about how the girl and her friends first called him irrelevant so he was paying them back in their own coin. Others were accusing him of being insensitive about her feelings.

No one can be wholly fine after any sort of relationship breaks. It does not necessarily have to be romantic only as long as you had some kind of connection on a certain level with a person or group of people. Everyone has a way of dealing with a breakup. Some people try to accuse everyone around them but themselves. Some push people away. Some say hurtful words and actions just so people can say mean things to them in return which would fuel their grief.

No one therefore has the right to judge who feels the pain more when a breakup happens especially if we do not know the full story.

It is high time people rebooted their way of thinking and let go of the stereotypes that whoever ends something must be the one enjoying the breakup. We need to go back and go pack on our thoughts before creating assumptions. No matter the intention for the breakup, there is always of something that both parties lose.

Society must REEBOOT their minds and let go of unnecessary stereotypes that put people in boxes and leave situations to run its own course.

Is there anything you think the society needs to reboot their mind about? You can share with me.

Till I finally feel the kick of rebooting…bye darlings!


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I CAUGHT YA…

Its funny how fast things can change when you take your eyes of them for a minute.

It’s even faster when you take your mind of it.

Basically this is the story of my life when waiting the internet to load the page for me. I have this notion that taking my eyes of it will make it load faster. And it does work…sometimes. Okay my mind got carried away again.Let’s go back to the real story before you get lost in the forest of my mind.

It’s like it never even happened.

At the beginning of the year Leah almost ripped my ear off with her constant wails and random bouts of tears. The only problem was her favorite Korean girl group Girl’s Generation also known as Soo Nyuh Shi Dae had lost a member and no one was willing to say anything about the issue.

I would often sneak up on her and find her crying while listening to their songs. She claimed one of her lectures said it was some form of emotional purge. Which may be true because when people are sad they generally listen to sad music to help them deal with it.

Today as I snooped around my favorite sites, I realized this girl group had released new music video and song. I quickly run almost tripping to Lea’s room. There she was already learning the choreography of the song. She was jumping around in excitement telling me how the video was the best thing ever.

I am not going to say that it would  not hurt. You are probably going to have to buy a paddle to be able to cross the river of tears you would cross.

But you would not stay afloat on those tears forever .You would reach the bank one way or the other.And that thing you could not see past would one day catch up with you and be like..I CAUGHT YA!

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Is there anything that caught you unawares before you knew it? I would definitely love to hear about it.

Till I cross my next river of tears ..bye darlings!


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I AM MEANINGFUL WITHOUT YOU…….

Let’s be honest

We can talk all we want about pursuing something

But facing the real issue may be difficult due to past mistakes, betrayals from close people , constant put downs from wrong people and inferiority complex.

I realize that we all need some picking up on this journey we have decided to take in 2015. So I wanted to share some few things that have pulled me up from the ground like Harry Potter’s wand casting the “Wingardium Leviosa” spell. Okay that wasn’t needed. Let me just get to it before I start narrating stories.

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AND FINALLY

IF You are feeling alone or lost…remember that I love all my readers and as long you read this

I love you. Keep fighting for what you want to do in this year. Know that you are meaningful and beautiful without all those who keep discouraging you. You are something with or without them.

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Till my next post Darlings…FIGHTING!