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Three Decades

Today is my 30th birthday. It is depressing and I feel old. If I were to analyze my feelings, I’d say I’m mainly depressed that I have done nothing with my life.

Exactly one week ago, I went for a job interview with my dream company. I’ve wanted to get into this company, and this particular department, for years but I’ve applied numerous times without hearing anything back. I couldn’t believe it when they contacted me.

Now I’m just waiting to hear from them. I’m praying that they’ll hire me. I want this job so bad, it’s everything I’ve wished for, and more. Please, please, tell me I’ve got the job!!!

Hope you’re all doing well. :)

Xoxo

Wedding Anniversary #2

Imagine being greeted by this sight after a long and insanely crappy day at work!

It’s immature and so very silly, and it brought the biggest smile to my face. I couldn’t help but chuckle at the bizarre image of a ragged teddy bear and a tiny dog with a ridiculous bow, playing Texas Poker on the iPhone. Kinda like Toy Story come to life!

Today is our second wedding anniversary. I am so thankful for my husband, who makes me laugh all the time, especially when I’m having a bad day. I neither need nor want flowers or expensive presents or declarations of unending love which are, in my opinion, frivolous and meaningless. I much prefer the hearty laughs and the sweet little gestures that never fail to brighten up my day.

A wise friend once told me, “Marriage is really, really hard work, but it’s the best thing ever!“, and she’s spot on. I constantly remind myself not to take him for granted, and to remember just how incredibly lucky I am that he’s in my life. I feel so blessed, and I know that whatever life throws at us, we will face it together.

 

xoxo

Abbamart’s First Giveaway

Where has the time gone! The past few months have just whizzed by in a flash. Work and life, in general, has been a bitch… yada yada yada. I won’t get into it as too much whingeing is unbecoming of a lady. Besides, I refuse to start the weekend with a pity party!

It’s a sign from above that I need to get back to blogging again. The first post I saw, when I logged in after months of inactivity, was this giveaway by Abbamart.

One of my favourite companies, the customer service here is superb. I highly recommend their Toray products and if finances allowed it, I’d buy over the company and make it my very own… MUAHAHAHHA *evil laughter*

Oh well, one can only dream. Good luck for the giveaway! :)

 

xoxo

Birthday Week

After having to work a full day during my birthday, I’m finally going on vacation. Be back in a week!

 

xoxo

Inertia

According to Dictionary.com,

in·er·tia
noun

inertness, especially with regard to effort, motion, action, and the like; inactivity; sluggishness.

In my case, the definition is incomplete. Phrases like ‘caused by fear‘ or ‘hesitance in stepping out of one’s comfort zone‘ or ‘uncertainty of the unknown‘ ought to be somewhere in there.

Truth be told, I don’t know what I want. I just know I can’t live like this. I have trouble getting out of bed to get ready for work every morning, and I start counting down to the time I knock off. I live for the weekends. I get depressed when Sunday comes, because I know that Monday is just around the corner. I am miserable every day, and I desperately want to be happy. This is completely ironic, because I do not seem to be taking steps to get out of this situation.

I get battered and bruised at work, and then go home and try to drown my sorrows in a book or whatever’s on TV, feeling so sorry for myself. I am weak, and chained to my abuser, depending on him for money, words of praise and affirmation of my worth. I am pathetic.

Today, I finally updated my resume. After almost 3 months since I vowed to start looking for a new job. You may think I wasn’t serious about wanting to leave, that I was just bitching and whining and wallowing in self-pity. You may be right. It took just about everything in me to take this first small step.

This emotional reliance has got to end. It is ridiculous, I am so much better than this! I am a highly-educated woman, and I have built my career from nothing! I have a bright future ahead of me. I just need to get over myself and this mental block I have. GRRRR!

 

xoxo

Phyrra, the beauty blogger, is having a giveaway for all her readers outside the US.

There are many blogs on my blogroll that host giveaways only for their local readers. I think it’s really nice for US bloggers to remember about their foreign readers, because there are many awesome US products we can’t get overseas.

Good luck!

 

xoxo

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I am fuming mad after reading about online criticisms on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s post-baby bod.

For those not in the know, Us Weekly has summed up the media furor succinctly:

… Aishwarya Rai Bachchan … is being slammed in her native India … for not dropping her baby-weight fast enough, with many arguing the star … has a “duty” to her supporters to keep up her image … a site posted a video of the actress, juxtaposing images of her pre- and post-baby–overlaid with the sound of elephants trumpeting. The clip has been viewed more than 500,000 times.

The former Miss World recently gave birth to a baby girl, and many netizens in her country are outraged that she did not hit the gym against doctor’s orders or starve herself immediately after creating a human being.
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In one of the vile articles I stumbled upon, it called her “Aunt”, and stated (exact quote):

So, Aishwarya Rai can disappoint to her fans and followers at Cannes Film Festival 2012 red carpet because of her fatty body. Well, we have no any long relation with her body or sexy curves…

It also recently published another article titled, “‘Fat’ Aishwarya Rai at Cannes 2012: How she has been accused of betraying her country for failing to lose her baby weight, I quote (errors and all):

… she is the most beautiful, famous and popular woman in the world … Sorry for say that she “is”, we would like to call her “she was”. She was known as “America’s Angelina Jolie, she was known as UK’s Victoria Beckham, but now, she is only known as an “aunt”, “fatty aunt.”… Becuase her weight gain after gave birth to her daughter has decreased her personlity, look and fame.

I was stunned with disbelief after reading the hateful comments, many of which are from members of the same gender. It is sad and so unfortunate that women can be so cruel to other women. How is it that people like Posh Spice are now the benchmark for a celebrity’s post-baby bod?! Let’s be honest here – Posh is all skin and bones, and that is hardly attractive. I don’t doubt it must have taken a lot of hard work to get back to a size zero, but for Posh to debut her pile of bones so soon after the delivery of her baby clearly indicates where her priorities lie. Personally, I think it is selfish for one to sacrifice the health of her baby (not to mention herself) for media approval.

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According to Northern Voices Online, people apparently could not believe that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would have the cheek to walk down the red carpet with all the “kilos of extra weight” on her:

Aishwarya Rai weight issue seems to have perplexed the whole nation … Following these reports of Aishwarya putting on weight when it was said that she would appear at Cannes and walk the red-carpet, there was sort of unbelief.

This is appalling and I am utterly disgusted. How can it not affect even the most confident of women? I can’t imagine how hurt Aishwarya Rai Bachchan must have been when all the nasty remarks made the headlines. She just had a baby for fuck’s sake, and her weight is, rightfully, the least of her worries and none of anyone’s bloody business! Her priorities are eating healthily and caring for her little one, and according to The Canadian Press, it looks like she is not one to succumb to pressure:

“I think in life it’s important to be healthy,” she explained. “I have always enjoyed my food and I have never been one for strict diets and I’m not taking any recommendations now either!”

She has admirably ignored the vicious remarks about her beautiful god-given assets, and gave her critics the middle finger by flaunting her healthy curves at Cannes film festival 2012. I couldn’t agree more with OneIndia’s article about changing attitudes:

It is an irony that people from Hollywood think that she looks stunning after delivery and are using the best adjective possible to describe her beauty, while in her own country, she has been slammed for putting extra pounds on her body … Well, It’s high time to change our attitude towards women and motherhood. And Aishwarya, we have just one thing to tell you – We love you the way you are!!

Sadly, one of the blogs I have enjoyed reading for a long time, Vanity No Apologies, also contributed to the negativity:

They [referring to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s stylists] have made sure to cover up every inch of her skin to hide those flabs. And I’m RELIEVED that she got rid of her hideous double chin.

The blogger also wrote:

Many predicted she would stick to Indian designers since if there is anything in the world that can make you look graceful even if you are fat, its Indian 9mm saree… I think the dress does a great job for her body..obviously nothing can hide the fact that she IS over-weight, so no point trying.

Needless to say, I have unsubscribed myself as a follower as I simply cannot support the blog anymore.

 

xoxo

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