The Comeback

Hi! I’m back again ๐Ÿ™‚
Sorry, I was gone again for what seemed like eternity. I’ve been MIA for the nth time (blogging, social media) because I was avoiding people (still do). There are just certain people that will suck out all the happiness in you. Yes, the Dementor kind. They are always right, dramatic, they bring you down, and drag you with them into the depths of their own misery and negativity — and this makes you question your whole existence. I don’t feel comfortable with them around me; talking to them always leave me drained and exhausted. Wait, what? Is it right for me to say that all those time I was “absent” from blogging (read: evading my so-called friends) andย  moping in my corner I had an existential crisis ? Oh, that’s deep, dude.

I’m glad I went offline again for some time. I let all the negativities and unpleasantness wash over with the passing of time. The Dementors are still around (I didn’t want to alienate them or for them to think I’m aloof) but I don’t and won’t let their unpleasantness latch on to me anymore. I’m not exactly terminating our friendship because they’re also good people, but something like I won’t be seeing/interacting with them frequently, you know. I’ll keep my distance.

So far, so good.
I can now go back to regular programming ๐Ÿ™‚
I’ll leave you with this little doodle with a positive message I did recently. Until next post, ciao.

Let’s all do.

Tennis semis action at the Olympic Games

This would have been more exciting had Rafael Nadal not pulled out of the Olympics. So I’m not really keen about the men’s singles except that I, of course, want to see someone other than Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer to win the gold. Say, Juan Martin del Potro or Andy Murray. Yeah, right. Tssssss. But I do wish them lotsaluck though. I’d be the first to dance the dougie if either of them gets the gold.

Eight men and eight women vying for the Olympic gold in single's tennis.

On the women’s singles, on the other hand, I’m rooting for Serena Williams, of course. Her 5th Wimbledon win is still fresh so she’s heavily favoured to win the gold.


Saturday 9: Forget You

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we’ve committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do “random questions,” so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don’t have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today’s meme!

Saturday 9: Forget You

1. Have you ever felt that you needed to just forget an ex-lover?
All the time.

2. Spring picnics and cookouts are here! What would you want to have on your plate as you head back to the table?
BBQ and creamy potato salad. Yum!

3. It’s St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th! Do you celebrate? Drink Green Beer? Go out?
No, we don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here in Phnom Penh. But a lot of people here, especially the NGO people, have “green” minds. Seriously, we have a couple of Irish pubs in the city so there are celebrations of sorts, I guess.

4. Did you remember to wear green today?
Nope. Green isn’t exactly my favourite colour. It doesn’t do my my complexion any favour, to be honest.

5. What phrase or saying do you over use?
“Is that so?”

6. If you could (or could have) change(d) something about your relationship with your parents, what would it be?
Despite my rebellious ways when I was a teenager, I think I had/have a healthy relationship with my parents. Changing any bit of it will, of course, change the way I am now.

7. If the NCAA Men’s or Women’s Final Four basketball tournament was played in your hometown arena or within easy driving distance from where you live, would you try to attend one of the games?
I don’t live in the US but to be honest I am a huge basketball fan, second only to tennis.

8. No matter what’s going on in your life, what always makes you smile?
My dogs and my nieces.

9. We’ve asked this before: What else is on your mind? Go ahead and rant.
I am really not happy about the daily power cuts in the city. We have 3-4hours without electricity, alternating mornings and afternoons. Plus, the 1-2 hours in the evenings 3-4 times a week. Summer is very, very, very, very hot and it’s even more unbearable because of these power cuts.