Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Rambling my rumbles

I'm going to ramble today. Nothing knit related so those who are not interested please skip. I'm not going make much sense here anyway. This is more for myself, for me to vent on the accumulation of things happening.

Been rather stressed lately at work and outside of it. I've put in too much in some instances and got toxic people for my efforts. There's all kinds of mean, toxic and crazy ppl who enjoy playing their childish and spiteful games of intrigue in earnest and I wonder why the heck was I being nice. It got to the point where I was grouchy and an absolute ogre to be around (Poor SW can attest to that). Consolation is, at least there were still a few genuine gems out there. It's time to take a stand on some things. Time to re-evaluate, time to take a step back, time to take a dump and refresh.

SW probably realized I'm reaching my tolerance limit before I did and whisked us off for a quick break. Isn't he a dear? We needed one badly. We haven't had a decent break for quite a while. Timing was always off. I haven't been in a proper one for 3 years. This short one made me crave for more. Probably plan for another soon.

Things are falling into perspective again. K.I.S.S (Keep it short and simple) I guess being a working adult gets to you sometime. Gosh! I certainly don’t want to become like them little toxic petties. I'm still piqued but they'll be barely worth the mention soon. Detox, detox. I wonder what took me so long and why I was so accommodating in the first place. There are important things to deal with in life Girl! So.... Write off. Dump, Detoxify, *DELETE* *end of story*

Off topic but kinda related to my present situation, my brother in London with his pregnant wife gave us a scare. Thank goodness they are alright. The London bombing was a very sad day for humanity. Another wake up call for me. I say again, what's wrong with the world nowadays. It's either you are petty or you are psycho. I guess it all got to me for a while.

Anyway, if I've never mentioned it before, I'm at Stage 2 of my PR application. It's time to think things through a bit. That's the thing about Asian families, you have to think bout taking care of the family and that. My life needs tweaking, my family, my career, my commitments. Everything is starting to converge. I need to adjust to the shift in my direction in life. Sigh.... Ok, I got my vent.

On to rediscovering the simple fun in life. I've finally got some good advice on washing spots off my vintage kebayas. My first attempt with ordinary detergent failed. The material was extremely delicate. Those wondering what this is about, refer here. So! I was rumaging my cupboard and generally mucking about when I thought I might as well have some fun. So, fun I had. I tried on the 2 Kebayas to see what I can come up with.

Here is a close up on the lace pattern for the white kebaya just for the heck of it. And that, is my orangina lying on it. They have become close friends.

This is what I came up with. The traditional way of wearing it. (Left) And the modern variation(right) teaming it with jeans and a cami. Conclusion? I need to get more of my vintage kebayas washed and I want to get more sarongs. Anyone knows where to get nice sarongs and at what price? :D I got more funnies but I need to sort them out.


Agnes said...

Feeling better now? Mean people are everywhere ... so are good and kind ones. But I think you are doing the right thing by taking a step back and assess the situation from time to time. Wish you all the best.
Those kebayas are heavenly beautiful!

Doreen said...

Hey Girl, take it easy. I agree with Agnes, there are all sorts of people around with different characters. Just be yourself, you don't have to satisfy each of them.

opportunityknits said...

ditto to what the others said about pple. And hooray for breaks, saves our sanity! Plus, you look gorgeous in those kebayas. The white one is really versatile, hmm I'm going to keep my eye out for a white kebaya from now on :) And those are good in the mirror photos, I need to learn how to do that. Hope you're feeling all better.