Friday 5 January 2018


Earlier, I was watching a TED TALK given by Cesar Kuriyama, creator of One Second Everyday. As I've shared on my previous POST, I will make it a point to record at least one second of my every day for the rest of the year. I know this is just day five but I am enjoying the process and am hopeful I will sustain it until the end. I've been inspired by him because we share the same feeling about the whole narcissistic trend going on in social media (and by trend, that's me included). You know the feeling that you want to capture a moment but you don't want to document everything and in turn not live in that moment? And him creating this genius app is the answer to my dream. I just want to have a trigger that I've done so and so on that day. On that TED talk, he said that this app is a product of his one year sabbatical. I don't know about you guys but I've never had a full on one year sabbatical. I always think this thing is for the filthy rich creatures. Now I'm having second thoughts.

I am on leave today (can't say it's sabbatical as it's only for a day, lol) and I can't explain how I've enjoyed this one ordinary day compared to a two week festive period. One testament that there's a beauty in the ordinary. One of the things I did was I attended a dynamic yoga session from my gym. And this whole blog post is a by product of such. Luis (the instructor) said, your happiness is your own. No one can tell you how you feel. I recall these words from Proverbs:  Your joy is your own; your bitterness is your own. No one can share them with you. I then realise that this radiates to these three things that need to be nourished from within:

Your skin is the last frontier of your body and whilst there are billions of topical products in the market, your skin feeds from the inside. Carrot juice is the best moisturiser (and I mean drinking it). I got a juicer last Christmas and while I know the benefit of juicing ages ago it is only now that I experience how my energy catapults to a whole new level. And now that I'm in my 30's, it's a good way to take good care of my skin inside out.

Sometimes, the best way to do is nothing. No fights and struggles. Just observe the feeling and let it be. Do not react but instead acknowledge your situation and for a time being, put down that 'glass' that you are holding. Tell yourself that you will pick it up again (whatever it is) but for now, have a long shower, sip a hot beverage of your choice and write or doodle on your journal. You do not need to be stimulated by funny jokes or instagram feed all the time. Make it a habit to shut off and you'll come out refreshed.

I am appalled by the number of short stories and movies 'nurturing' heartaches. Those I-love-him-but-he-never-chose-me type of storyline. Don't get me wrong, I can't count the number of times I've felt the same way but let me tell you one thing: sulking into self-pity will never do you good. It may be hard for you now but you have to decide from the inside that you won't let this defeat you. He (or she) did not choose you and things happen for a reason (I know it sounds like bullsh*t now) but one day, you will look back and understand it from a hindsight. For now, eat whatever you want, cry it out if you must, then sweat it out, make yourself pretty then slay! Life has so much to offer and there's just too many places to go and things to enjoy. I know because I was that sulking person. It was only when I changed my thoughts that my reality changed accordingly (again from the inside). PS: When that day comes that you turned out to be 100% okay and right in the arms of someone that's meant for you, I'll send you the bill! :) -CMK

1 comment

  1. Absolutely love this post, it’s so inspiring xx


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