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Papa
19 Jun 2018 | Comment



Papa


I can't recall many memories with you,


But the ones that I can,


Were recent memories with you.


I thank God for showing me a way,


For me to see you, to talk to you,


For us to be father and daughter again.


I remember so vividly,


The last hug that we shared,


Before you were admitted,


And machines became your new companion.

I remember how sick you were,

Bouts of cough, spits of phlegm,

You could hardly walk,

But you were still determined to bring me,

To savor on a favorite dish together.

I wish I could go back in time,

To tell you how much we love you,

And want you back.

Know that you will be remembered always.

Your laughter and corny jokes,


will always remind us,


of days filled with your warm company.

You will be missed dearly.



R.I.P Papa ♥







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Love-hate relationship
22 May 2018 | Comment


Sometimes I want to hug everyone I pass by and say how special and loved they are,

Sometimes I want to tune-out from the world and plug my ears to heavy metal;

Sometimes I want to write positive notes to people to brighten up their day,

Sometimes I want to get tucked in bed and lament all my misery;

Sometimes I want to give a rose to passerby's just to see them smile,

Sometimes I want to cry myself to sleep from afflicted wounds;

Sometimes I want to motivate someone and tell them that they are destined for their goals,

Sometimes I want to feign a smile to fake a concerned face to someone else's boring problems.


When I love, I love deeply and hard. When I don't all that is left is a void space that you don't deserve.  

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Penny wise, or so, for the lack of a better title
17 May 2018 | Comment


Constrained to a limited student budget every month, it's important for students alike me to be penny wise. I have always been a big spender. Back in my pre-u days, clothes had been my main spending factor. When I entered degree, clothes were no longer my attraction in malls or online shops. Instead, food. How can anyone compensate on food for anything else? Especially when you're stuck in a campus surrounded with more finger-licking food outlets outside of the vicinity. One might think it's no big deal spending on a good meal every once in a while. Well again it's food, no one, not you nor me should cry over how much we spend on food. But we'll get to that in a bit. So apart from food, I had been spending on books and more recently, on art supplies. I don't want to get to the small details about why I had been splashing my money on these things just so I can justify my plain spendthrift self. Here's the thing lads and lasses; your bank account does not give a flying f__k about whether or not you have enough to feed your primitive stomach or your wild ideas about getting all artsy and productive out of the sudden.

So at the beginning of the month you can easily find yourself as this:

I'mma protect my money from all ze temptations

And then not very far down the road you realize you actually didn't know what you thought you knew:


Been there, done that.

Here's the real piece though; whenever you have an amount of cash with you, always make a mental note on it's breakdown - to the 10's, 5's and all the way down to the 1's. Imagine just how much value each of these smaller breakdowns could hold - feed your raging belly for maybe a week, take you the nearby mall to save you from hostel boredom, feed a needy cat, buy a gift for your mum, and all that is more humbler and pleasant. If you have a surplus, then go ahead and create a separate savings-only account. Save it in the safe for emergency, for a future date, for some fun after the semester ends.

For someone like me who had tried but failed so many times, I can say that this way had proven to have had some effect on me. Not even an extra savings account or an expenses tracker could do the trick.

That's all from me for now folks. Remember, break it down. Rule of the thumb 👍🏻

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Hi, I'm Grace and I maintain this blog with my occasional musings. Apart from writing, I like being occupied with anything artsy, I enjoy the company of books and I like unleashing my inner nerd through occasional coding. My ideal day would be holding a book in one hand, matcha in the other, ears plugged and a cat purring on my lap.

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