A Random Occurrence


Don’t tire yourself.

Would you say the same to a stranger you have barely known for 15 minutes? A stranger told me that today. “Don’t tire yourself,” he said. Right at that moment I thought, ‘yeah, I’m really tired’. And that wouldn’t have come across my mind if he hadn’t remind me. Holding on to so many things and yet to find a balance in life. “Don’t tire yourself,” he said. A stranger pointed out a fact he sees in you, his concern in seeing a young girl struggling with her life as though he has been though the same or met with a similar circumstance. I finish my drink and left that place. After three minutes of walk, I settled down in another cafe and ordered a cup of latte. As soon as I settled down, I took out my readings for school and felt really googly. Thereafter, I rest my head on the table and fell asleep. The shop owner then walk towards me and asked, “are you okay?” And I replied, “yep, I’m leaving”. Then I recalled what the stranger has told me, “don’t tire yourself,” he said.

Hence, that makes me wonder, knowing most Singaporeans, would you say the same to another stranger? Would you say that to another friend? I could almost forget when was the last time I heard that from someone else. “Don’t tire yourself,” he said.


Daily Prompt: Call Me, Maybe

Describe your relationship with your phone. Is it your lifeline, a buzzing nuisance, or something in between?


This challenge reminds me of a quote from Forrest Gump (1994). In the movie, Forrest quote his mom, ‘my momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”‘. Take my phone for instance, I will never know whose text I will receive. Knowing you, I know it would be almost impossible for me to receive a text from you first, if it does, it would be an unexpected pleasant surprise. However, my phone can be really annoying too. Especially when one group’s conversation keeps going on and on with all the nonsensical talks while I am doing school work, that is when it starts to become a buzzing nuisance to me. Hence, if you do realise, fact one-I can’t quite multitask very well and fact two-I get distracted easily.

Since we touch on chocolates, on side note: I personally like the smell of dark cocoa, it is bitter and yet semi-sweet at the same time-chocolates. One of the best stress/anger/sad (emotions) reliever.

Daily Prompt: Call Me, Maybe

We will have two salmon don, one matcha latte and hoji tea, thank you

To be honest with you, I am amazed by my own pathetic memory at times and I wondered why would I even remember such things so vividly?

That is not something within my control.

Let’s go down into some of the details. I like the fact that I can hold onto the teapot and pour the tea into the teacups myself. I like the fact that I can hold onto the teapot and pour into your teacup. I like the fragrance of the tea leaves, the taste and warmth that lingers for awhile after I drink them. Dinner was enjoyable despite all the ‘bickering’ from one conversation I initially did not want to go into, but I have to give it to you. For being such a successful persuader or (sometimes) I have to admit that it is really not easy for me to go against your will. Walk last night was nice. I guess when the companion is right, nothing else matter.

Oh. Picked up a new hobby recently. I will now declare that I like to cab from a particular spot, probably for the omega cheap 80 cents coke.