Taking a bow..

Yes, sadly I shall be gone for about 3 weeks starting tomorrow (actually in a few hours).. Flying back home :) I might blog a bit from the comfort of my bed, but I seriously doubt I'll have the will power to.. given that I'll be full of good food and will be horizontal most of the time :D

Anyways happy Holidays to all! May my spirit be with you till my writing catches up in 2009 ;)


I understood the true feeling of this in the last couple of days.. Just sudden random moments in a crazy day that make you slow down, take a breath, and enjoy the feeling of being happy...

In spite of the pre-departure rush and the Christmas wishlists that still need to be attended to, plus essays I have due, the last couple of deadlines at work, and a very long nerve wracking Wednesday (I don't know how I lived through it and came out alive), I've managed to be a socialite :)

Hung out at Marina Square after work on Thursday, snagged a couple of goodies, and wore my soles thin. Friday was the great Secret Santa gift exchange at work, followed by a heavenly Christmas buffet dinner at the Ritz.. we dolled up to the theme of Old Skool Glamour, and it was a hit :) Saturday heralded a lazy morning, a happy visit to Ikea, and drinks at Wala wala later in the night. And I saw the UnXpected at their best for the first time... Shirlyn's voice is amazing :o I've missed out so much, and you're missing out too in case you haven't checked them out :)

Wine and Christmas pudding on Friday, my dear friend Malibu on Saturday, and margaritas and nachos to come on Tuesday... I am a happy girl indeed.. :)

My Sunday morning was the best though. It was raining, and I read in bed for a couple of hours with my favourite track list playing in the background.. Managed to get most of my essays done too, and spent the rest of the day in bliss.. Right now, I'm on top of the world, and at peace with myself.. I can see the stars through my window, my vanilla candle's burning in the corner, Run to the Water's playing on shuffle mode, and the room's dark except for my table lamp... A moment of serenity before the madness of the world comes crashing back in the form of deadlines, packing and general chaos.

In the spirit of Christmas..

.. take a listen to the medley of voices :)

It's one of the most amazing versions of the song I've heard so far.. Hats off to Espen Lind, Askil Holm, Alejandro Fuentes, and Kurt Nilsen.

Suyin, thanks for this babe!


December has brought with it a lot of choices. New beginnings, and the opportunity for them... Change has always been difficult for me, but I'm learning to step out of my comfort zone, swallow the fear, and plunge on ahead. But I miss the feelings of familiarity, and knowing that the safety net is no longer where it used to be is a bit unsettling.

I can't wait to go home. Between Prav flying off this Sunday, and Dilini and I reliving the awesomeness of hoppers, kotthu roti, ala hodi and pol sambol during lunch, the two weeks left feels like forever. There's so much to do, and I don't know where to start. I hope I make it to the airport in one piece...

I watched the shades of blue unfold this morning, with my cup of coffee and the Goo goo dolls playing in the background. Nature has funny ways of reaching out to you and making you feel alive. So does music, and the comfort of someone's presence.

Margarita Mondays are going to last, I hope. It's nice to be able to sit down with the wind in your hair and not worry about a thing. Between excitement, laughter and happiness, there's too little time to be sad or depressed, and I'm glad for this. Friends can truly be amazing.

'..and I don't want the world to see me, 'cause I don't think that they'd understand...'