Crazy Rich…

The weather is getting a bit erm… ‘Cozy’ on my side of the planet lol. Looks like autumn is all dressed up and ready to go! I have mentioned several times how much I love Autumn… The brown leaves… The scarves blah de blah *rolls eyes* (don’t want to bore you). But I can’t get away from the feeling of “falling in love” just before Christmas *straight face*. Yes, yes… Blame all the 90’s romantic movies I indulge in… I’m just a hopeful romantic *throws glitter to the subtle sound of Michael Buble saying something about not meeting me yet?* 

So while we are on this topic of ‘love’, here’s a flashback for you Crazy Rich Asians – The MOVIE!  Hahaha… I missed the merry celebrations when the rest of the world watched it in cinemas lol… I just never got round to it… or maybe I didn’t think I’d enjoy it this much! Little did I know I was in for a shocker!

So you can imagine my joy when it was listed as a “new” release on one of my flights…(quite apt, cos it sure was new to me!) So while the plane taxied (is there a word like that? Lol) the movie began to play… Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect… but as the film went on, I went off crying like a newborn I tell you hahaha…

It hit me so hard, the tissues couldn’t keep up! Luckily for me, it was a night flight *wipes sweat from brows* so pretty much lights out with most people knocked out after the meal… On my row, we had me on the window seat and ‘no smiling’ grandma on the aisle seat -an empty seat in between us- (she kept frowning at E V E R Y O N E on the flight… wonder why *side eye*)

This movie is a rom-com on a different level, funny but not cheeky… if that makes any sense haha… Looking back now, for sure I’d go see it again at the cinema if it was still on lol. (Side note- I’m a ‘superhero’ kind of girl first. You know, Captain America, Avengers blah blah. You get the picture? Then ‘pretty woman’ movies next)

Back to the movie lol… everyone needs a best friend like Peik Lin  (university– a place true friends are made and where life meets reality lol)… and oh… Nick… Isn’t he the ‘perfect boyfriend’… Dreamy… charming… sweet…? I could go on and on about this movie, but I’m pretty sure there are a few like me who are late to the fantastic party that’s ‘CRAZY RICH ASIANS’ lol… so go order it, it’s worth the hype…

Good thing I stuffed my laptop above lol… Probably would have flooded my keyboard with tears. So maybe yeah it was a good idea leaving it up there lol… I just kept thinking after the movie ended… “How awesome ‘movie’ romance can be..”

Well, cheers to the real-life Nicks’ out there… Singapore see you soon…*throws confetti*

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Looking out the window, I smiled as the clouds enveloped us…zzzz

Noisy Neighbours…

Sigh… There she goes again *rolls eyes*… She just keeps chatting away and the sun’s barely up!! It doesn’t help that the walls are wafer-thin… She just doesn’t shut up! Lol. Never heard someone talk straight for over 3 hours… I wonder if the person she’s talking to ever gets a word in… Or maybe they just put her on speaker and go back to bed hahaha…

Some days I wish I lived on a farm in the middle of the green countryside, by a beautiful river, and the only form of ‘noise’ would be the raindrops on my window or the kettle going off. If only right? If wishes were horses… Men would be princes and I a lady of the manor lol. I have that kind of thought when I stay in a busy neighbourhood or most recently with my ‘loud’ neighbours (ranges from next room, next floor, next house, even a couple of streets away lol) Don’t know which is worse- nosey or noisy haha… I digress

As I was saying, there was once this person next door in a past rental who seemed to only make phone calls roughly between the hours of 4 am and 6 am and when I say make, I mean screaming all sorts of profanities…*shakes my head*. I wonder… (It seems they’re following me everywhere don’t you think? hehe) Even thinking about it makes me twitch lol… How about the flatmate whose idea of making breakfast was slamming the cupboards and playing touch with the microwave? *side eye*. I guess by now you know I’m a light sleeper and love my beauty sleep haha. I mean, who doesn’t?

That’s why I get the best naps when on holiday and come back a whole lot better (mentally and physically). If the hotels have proper soundproofing that is. The last place I stayed was right next to the train station and a few miles to the airport (yep, convenience is key- not taking chances, don’t want to miss that flight!) and believe me, I couldn’t tell. It was perfect. The only time I remembered how close we were to so much noise was when I looked out the window! But… we do get the odd sounds from the corridors. Late-night revellers, kids running around or just the hotel staff being petty *side eye*. I’m pretty sure they can tiptoe as they clear the trays outside our doors right?

…To be honest, I’d rather have my nice ‘cottage’ in the peaceful fields of the countryside by a beautiful lake… 

Baby…

‘We had a baby!’

These words never hurt as much as they did this morning when I came across a post on Facebook. Yes, I was excited for her. She just had a baby but there was an issue buried deep down in my heart I didn’t know existed till I saw the post… I clicked on the picture and saw the gorgeous baby…

Why did it hurt so much? Maybe I realized there was something in my life that was missing… or maybe something I haven’t achieved yet. Not that I wanted a baby, No… it just made me think of the many dreams and visions I had lined up months ago for the years ahead… Yes, I am an ‘active’ dreamer… Not just a dreamer, but I challenge myself to fulfil everything I see in my head. But life over the past few months has taught me and many others that sometimes we make plans then without warning, ‘fate’ throws a spanner of some sort in the works. So everything or maybe most things I wanted to achieve… you know, ‘the vision board’… just seemed like cardboard filled with wishes… yes… wishes… That hurt.

Seeing the baby triggered loads of thoughts… and for a bit, I must admit I was down… didn’t want to get out of bed.. and it got me thinking how many people might feel this same way with all that’s happening in the world due to the lockdown. Almost every day there’s a new company laying off staff… Companies that for so long seemed like the yardstick for the perfect business. Well, now we know there is no such thing as perfect right? Just ‘good’ for the moment. It’s all about being quick to adapt… Get hit, knocked down, and maybe dazed for a couple… But we need to get back up and try again, keep trying and adapting to changes as they come. Yes, we fall seven times but we get up every time…

Something that helped was picking up my laptop and writing about the ‘pain’… Also, remembering the dreams I got to see in real life… The many times I smiled at myself thinking… ‘This is real, it came true’. So people, let’s get our vision boards back up… We’ve got a lot of work to do!

But first, some chicken wings lol…