Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy endings

Read a blog post on happy endings on E's blog a few days ago & she mentioned that we are entitled to our own happy ending. She gave an example, saying that if Snow White's prince never appeared & kissed her, the story could have a different happy ending such as 'Snow White being awakened by the "dawrves' heartfelt & sorrowful tears" which splattered on her beautiful porcelain face'.

I totally agree with her that we are entitled to our own happy ending. Besides, whether an ending is happy or not is a very subjective thing. Because my happy ending may not be someone else's ending & vice versa. Therefore, many a times when I say that I believe in happy endings, it does not mean that I believe in those of fairy tales. What I actually mean is, I believe that I will have a happy ending because I believe in it. My very own happy ending.

Did you know that, in actual fact, fairy tales never had happy endings? The original versions of fairy tales had gruesome endings & depending on subjective perception, there is a lesson at the end of each tale. Of course, there are different versions of the fairy tales, just not-too-happy ones. Endings of fairy tales had to be modified to make sure kids are happy, not horrified. I find it really fascinating that even fairy tales are so realistic. I used to question about the happy endings...I thought, "why is it that every fairy tale ends with 'and they lived happily ever after'?" Somehow I'm hoping that the original versions would make it onto the big screens. LOL If you don't know me yet, yes, I have a really morbid & twisted mind. =)

After reading E's blog, I went to take a shower & a random thought crossed my mind. Usually, little girls are exposed to fairy tales but what if I have sons but no daughters (that is if I ever get married & have kids) in the future? What would my young boys get out from those fairy tales? That they should go seek their princess & give them a happily-ever-after ending? Hmmm...

In another version of Cinderella, Cinderella's stepsisters actually sliced off their toes in order to fit into the glass slipper! Cool eh?! LOL That desparate to marry the prince...tsk tsk tsk. XD

So, that's the thought of the day...LOL

If you have time, go read these articles for other versions of fairy-tale endings! Woo! =D

Original versions of classic fairy tales
More original versions of classic fairy tales

p/s: Oh, this reminds me of Avril's song "So much for my happy ending...o-oh...o-oh..."


Thursday, August 27, 2009


...I've been feeling like a pregnant woman. Literally. I've been eating non-stop every day even though I'm not hungry. I keep craving for junk food & I can never get enough! Good thing I don't really have junk food at home so I just pig away on whatever I have. Well, at first it was the time of the month but it's over now. =S Also, I've become a person of few words. Most of the time I try not to open my mouth to talk because I'm just not in the mood to. =(
On another note, I'm hooked to a song sung by 神目与瞳. I've been listening to it on repeat for 24 hours...I just love love love the duet effect & the sadness of the song. I heard KT sing it a few times during our karaoke sessions & I kept forgetting the name of the artist but I stumbled upon it a few days ago.

This is the video...nothing much about the video but listen to the song!!



Saturday, August 22, 2009

Homeless guy (?)

There's this guy who wanders around the neighbourhood, asking for 3 dollars (yeah, exactly 3 dollars). He's scruffy, dresses like he changes once a week & he smokes! I guess if he has money to buy cigarettes, he's not THAT in need, right? At least to me, the fact that he smokes can never convince me to give him money.

But of course, based on my observation, he does not really need money. First of all, he goes around asking for 3 dollars. Like...a poor person who needs money to buy food/to survive would ask for a specific amount. If I were in need, I'd be soooo grateful if someone actually gives me a dollar! The first time he came up to me (or us, rather - was waiting for the bus with J), he said he needed 3 dollars to buy his mother milk. =S Huh? When J & I said we did not have any small change, he quickly gave up & left though he did look frustrated.

Secondly, as I was walking to the bus stop yesterday, he approached me again. I'm guessing he couldn't remember that he had approached me before. He asked me, "Do you have 3 dollars?" I was kind of blur, so I looked at him with this blank look. He continued, "...for the bus". Hah! First, to buy milk for his mother, now for the bus?! Immediately I said, "Sorry, I don't have any coins". Again, he looked annoyed & left.

He doesn't even need 3 dollars to buy a bus ticket! Also...there are loads of people here who go around asking for money as if they are really in need but in actual fact, they use the money people give to buy cigarettes. One of my friends actually gave a guy some money because he said he needed to buy a bus ticket (I think...can't remember what for). Guess what, right in front of her eyes, that guy went to buy cigarettes! Wtf. >( No way I'm going to contribute to the tobacco industry! Besides, he has legs & arms & is perfectly mobile. He can find a job if he really needs money.

Hmph...this guy actually scared the sh*t out of me once! I was standing quite a distance from the top of a very small flight of stairs just daydreaming, watching the cars go by. Suddenly a voice calling "excuse me...excuse me...." was heard! I turned around but could not see anyone. o.O Then, his head came into view as he was coming up that flight of stairs. Till this day I don't know why I did what I did but I turned around & actually RAN for my life towards the opposite direction! Even after reaching my unit safely, my heart was still pounding so hard against my chest!!

Then a week later, one of my friends who was staying in the same neighbourhood asked me to be careful as there's this guy who goes around asking for money. She asked me not to freak out. But it was too late! LOL I already freaked out! OMG. Anyway, I still think he's too lazy to earn himself money. What do you think?


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Alive & kicking

I've been missing for nearly 2 months now...LOL but I guess no one reads my blog anyway since nobody left a comment asking me for updates. XD

Alright, I'll try to blog more often from now on, even if it's just 1 or 2 lines. ^^

Last Friday, I was at Priceline Pharmacy. As I was standing there, checking out the range of skincare products, from the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of a woman inching her way towards my direction with her eyes fixed on the products on the shelves. She was clad in a thick black furry coat and skinny jeans. I thought she looked like some rich man's wife..very elegant & atas. Then, she suddenly stopped & stood in front of me, oblivious to the fact that she was blocking half my view of the skincare products. That exact moment when annoyance crept up on me, I happened to inhale...& OMG! o.O I almost died there & then! It wasn't the smell of her perfume or hair spray that caused my heart to stop, nothing of that sort. Instead, the foul smell was similar to the smell of unwashed socks! Scrap similar, it smelt EXACTLY like someone hadn't been washing their socks for weeks or months! =.= The moment those smelly molecules reached my olfactory receptors, I swear I had this reflex to look down & check out what she was wearing on her feet. Ahh...she was wearing a pair of knee-high boots that were tightly wrapped around her skinny jeans! o.O I was 101% sure that smell came from there because we were the only ones standing in that aisle & I only smelt it the moment she stood there! I immediately left that pharmacy, forgetting what I went there for in the first place! I was desparate for fresh air! I almost lost my appetite. =S

Maybe not!

So, yeah...there you go. An update from me after a loooooong break! =D