Skip to main content

Update: Dating, Water, and Mulan

Here's an Update on my part!

What I found profound

As we grow up, we start to detach from the very core, the real self that we were born as, that forms an intrinsic part of our personalities. We start adapting to the various social norms, often uprooting not just our lives and families, but also our belief system. I guess this is where mid-life crisis comes at us a the the speed of the Shanghai Maglev. 

I found building a brand new relationship with myself, alone, settled by discontent. Finding our purpose require us to sit down and reflect. If this is what you're going through, this article on Being Alone might be of interest to you. 

Mulan Live-Action Disney Remake

I've been waiting for Mulan to hit the big screens since they announced the casting of an all-Asian cast! I also heard that they would be pivoting from the conventional Disney or Pixar remakes and it will be kind of kick-ass in a very Asian way. 

The movie in itself is great - it's panaramic, keeps true to many Asian/Chinese traditional values, has an all-Asian cast, and is quite spectacular visually. What I have a problem with is....what on earth happened to the script!?!?!

Many loopholes they are - Yoda voice

Water Woes

I am not the only one to say or feel this but something needs to be done about the water woes in Selangor. This has been happening too often and although Selangor is a satellite city, there are more people living here (but work in Kuala Lumpur) than people know. 

Pollute one river and 1.2 million people suffer the consequences. 

I'll give them credit for underpromising and overdelivering because they gave us the worst case scenario of 'at least 4 days of water disruption' but they actually got some parts of it running even as we slept and worried about not being able to shower or brush our teeth the next morning. 

In this Opinion Piece, the writers called the actions of the toxic-dumping not just irresponsible, but also a crime against both humanity and the environment. And they're absolutely on the nose about this!

DareBee - The True Fitness Warriors of the Internet


I chanced upon the website www.darebee.com from an article I was nonchalantly reading on my phone. What I found was a gem. They have everything from fitness routines to recipes, video instructions to downloaded ebooks and cards...for free!

They work like Wikipedia, by offering their stuff for free but in order to keep the programs up and running, they rely on donations. So, I donated a minuscule amount to them (if only I was richer) and resolve to download some of the programs there. In fact, there is a list of healthy, vegan recipes online too!

So, go check it out or donate if you can! Not everyone can afford or have access to a gym or personal trainer. 

Detriments of Digital Dating Apps

I don't get dating apps in the first place but apparently, amidst the political turmoil in the United States, some apps are allowing its users to outrightly display their political disposition and who they voted/will vote for in their profiles. 

"Hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter, overt political preferences, and profile pictures featuring political swag like MAGA hats have become more prevalent — thanks to a combination of coronavirus isolation, nationwide protests against racism and police, and an upcoming election." - DigitalTrends, Black Lives Matter and MAGA hats: Activism and politics are flooding dating apps

That's just far out...

Why would people talk about politics (or religion or other sensitive topics) during their first date? Or in a marriage, in fact. In a marriage or romantic partnership, it is simply better to agree to disagree. Politics and religion, after all, is a very personal thing and should not stand in between a union of this type. 

I can understand why you would want to know your potential partner's stance on social justice, climate change, or gun control because it may affect the running of the household and peace at home, but politics should simply be kept out of it.

Well, that's all from me today. I'll keep you guys updated as much as I can throughout. 

I sincerely hope you're all keeping safe, doing the right thing, and keeping in touch with all the people who matter to you during this gawd-awful 2020. 

XOXO,

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Maid Side-Kick

I was kind of a little sad when I read the news about this - there will be no live-in Indonesian maids in Malaysia anymore.

There are pros and cons to having a live-in maid, as with everything else, but for us, we enjoyed more pros than cons. Back then, when my kids were little, we brought in a family of maids to help with...well, just about everything, and we were like two families merged into one. They ate what we ate, we sleep, they sleep, we shop, they shop, they joke, we laugh, we joke, they laugh...for me, the maid I hired was more like a sister and side-kick to me.

For that few years, I was dependent on her to mind-read my schedule and when I need or don't need help. She picked things up quickly and we ended up having lots of moments whereby we were in sync. Today, two of them are on my Facebook and we were gleefully chatting over Facebook Messenger since they've just discovered the wonders of the Internet and Social Media.

Since we were more like partners in crime, I f…

HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS before you hit thirty

In terms of internet savviness, I think I am quite ‘there’ lah….a bit lah. Not a lot but a bit ‘there’, up there with some of some internet marketers out there but let’s face it, I’m not going to be swimming in cash yet unless I learn to do something extraordinary. REALLLLLYYYYY EXTRAORDINARY. But come to think of it, some of the biggest gazillionaires who made a whole lot of mullah from the Internet did not start out thinking it would make them millionaires. In fact, some of them did it for fun. Humor me, fun = lots of money. Let’s have lots of fun, then, instead of working our butts off for mediocre earnings, am I right? :-)That leaves me thinking…what can I do that is fun and can make me truckloads of money everyday? I want to hear the cash register going ka-ching, ka-ching every minute of the day and my sole responsibility is to have complete, unbashed fun. I took this list off somewhere, can’t remember where (trust me, I have all these things, ready to be blogged about, and I do…

Stargazer - Stretch Those Sides

I have been doing this pose, part of Cosmic Dance (a type of yoga, I am assuming), called Stargazer pose without knowing it is called Stargazer's pose a lot in the past. You see, sometimes, I don't follow the rules and come up with my own stretches and poses. It is fun.



I have on some music, nice, soothing music or just anything I can click on. Then I go with the flow, letting my hair down. Just moving to the music...and that is when I come up with the above Stargazer's pose.

This pose really stretches your sides. Keep your eyes on the outstretched hand if you are keeping it pointed to the top, as if you are waving or connecting to a higher energy from the Universe. Your arms will ache a little but hey, toned arms, here you come! :-)

For those who want a bigger stretch, it is safe to slowly and gently move the lifted hand towards your back...don't overdo it, listen to your body's complaints and respect it. You don't have to prove anything to anyone, remember th…