Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Last Day of 2014

The last day of 2014, first thing in the morning when I arrived at office, setting up my laptop to start the day and suddenly I felt watched.

Not turning my head, I shifted my eyes to the left towards the window and saw a blackbird staring back at me with one eye at an angle, through the small gap left between the drawn down blinds and my desk.

It was probably less than a few seconds and he promptly flew away from his perch when he saw me returning his stare.

I got eyeballed by a blackbird on the final day of the year. There's always a first to everything, I guess.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

A Different Kind of Christmas

Christmas had come darting around the corner this year. Somehow there wasn't enough time (as always) for gift exchange shopping for the office as well as the annual family reunion. It's a pity when these tasks which were meant to be joyous becomes a chore and a headache. The spirit of Christmas is lost, albeit the celebration has become very much secular.

circular box gift wrapping
Gift exchange for office - amazing that I could keep to the budget

Saturday, December 06, 2014

A Hair Cut Means More Than A Haircut?

Over the Merdeka weekend (many moons ago) I had a haircut. Cutting off quite a length, deviating from my usual trim. I'd planned to cut it short for some time but procrastination and lack of time had hindered my resolve to carry through.

So finally I did it. And strange feedback I had received. Not from a bad haircut but from the implication of a drastic change in hairstyle.

LK had commented before that he could tell from Facebook photos when a girl had broken up - a drastic change in image. A colleague had said a similar thing - cutting hair short as a sign of a new life.

In a way it was. A new start (at that point in time). A new hairstyle for a new rebranding and new opportunities. Forgetting the past and moving on. It is hard to actually forget, especially in the mind, but it is an outward effort to close the book. And right in so doing.

Well, actually... cutting my hair was to lessen the shock of finding so much hair dropping everyday! ;) Nevertheless, it can serve for both purposes.