No. of pages: 348 pages Published: 20 June 2014 Publisher: Atlantic Books Settings: Minnesota, America Website: http://www.cherylstrayed.com I've read books where grief and sadness were concerned and I had to take short breaks for the sake of my emotions. I remember reading Red Lotus by Pai Kit Fai. The events were so painful they tore my … Continue reading Book Review: Torch by Cheryl Strayed.
When I was a kid, I was not bothered by the skeletons in my closet nor the monsters under my bed. I didn't have creepy neighbours either. Although I did have a fear of horror movies where scary clowns kidnap children and eat them (I still do now and as an adult, I hate / despise / … Continue reading Scarier Than Monsters, Worse Than Clowns!
Emo Nemo. Drama Queen. Cry Baby. Yeah, I'm almost certain that some of us have been called one of the names above before. At least once, and it isn't a label that I'd welcome and be thankful for. Because emotions are part of us and it is normal for us to be emotional. Although, being … Continue reading A Bubbling Cauldron of Emotions.
There has been a bad vibe going around in my workplace for some time now, and truth be told, I had wanted nothing to do with it. It was conflict. I wanted to sink in further down my chair, hide behind my laptop and pretend nothing happened. The thing is, the conflict revolved around me. … Continue reading As a Matter of Conflict: Fight or Flight?
Have your family and friends ever told you how lucky you are to have a job (your job, to be precise), but all you feel is a sense of utter confusion? Perhaps you simply can’t put your finger on what exactly it is that you don’t like about your current role, and you're still there … Continue reading What Happens When Your Job’s Not Cut Out For You.
When I saw this book on the fiction shelves in Borders, I knew I must have it. The cover was attractive enough, the back of the book told me enough to know roughly what the story would be about, and also because I've begun drinking tea (Lipton, to be exact) more so than coffee. Of … Continue reading Book Review: The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies.
This topic is old news to me, considering how many times I had been called up for a presentation but when I learn that I’m supposed to give a presentation, I clam up. I know I will never be able to avoid or run away from presentations but it’s still one of my biggest fears. As big … Continue reading Presenting the Fright of My Life.
Remember the little one that we plucked right off the middle of a busy residential road? The little kitten we rescued on Father's Day? Yes, the very same. Just to be clear on what's been going on, the little one has passed away. She has gone to join her Maker in cat heaven (and maybe … Continue reading The Last Kitten Rescue Update
Hello everybody, aren't you glad it's Friday already? Yes, I tend to make my lines rhyme sometimes. And it actually sounds nicer too. Not to mention, a little poetic as well. Since it's already the end of yet another harrowing and busy work week, here's a little something to read that is easy on the … Continue reading Emotions at the Mere Touch of Decor.
Our parents had the hardest time of their lives when we learnt how to say, "NO!". We said "NO!" to everything; from refusing to eat our greens to not wanting to do our homework. As children, we thought it was funny to say, "NO!". However, as we got older, that word itself was thrown back … Continue reading What Happens When They Say, “No.”
WARNING: This post may come across as a rant, a complaint of some sort. If you do not wish to listen to my disgruntled opinion, you are welcome to leave the blog. SIX MONTHS AGO... JUNE 2015 I have been at my current company for six months now, having learnt the ins and outs of … Continue reading Hi, My Name is Jack.