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Wonder and Wander 2017

Writing is one of my passion.

And I will continue to write until I can make a sense of the world which continues to be an everyday wonder.

Yesterday, I woke up feeling so happy thinking it is already Friday. 

And while I have no particular reason to hate any days of the week, I am a Friday lover because that is the time when I can forget to sleep and stay awake all night long without feeling guilty.

And Friday ushers in the weekend where I can spend time in bed all day long.

Yes I am a simple, boring, lazy girl and I'm proud of it.

Then I realized it was just Thursday.  So I went to a coffee shop to buy myself some glazed donut and overpriced coffee to block my disappointment.

Yes, I'm a food obsessed, irrational girl and I'm not proud of it.

One thing I am happy about is that I recently discovered Spotify.  This music streaming app is as valuable to me as food - I cannot live without it.

If you live alone, music is your friend.  It drowns out the loneliness of living alone and prevents you from talking to yourself out of boredom.

And good music is like a non judgmental, dependable friend.

Let me repeat, I'm a simple, boring, lazy girl and I'm proud of it.

And now it is Friday, my favorite day of the week and I am writing and my Spotify is filled with good music so all is well and life is wonderful.

Don't you think so?


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Our hotel was located at Orchard Rd. and it has (thankfully) Starbucks at the groundfloor. We went down one night only to realize that coffee (as with cigarrettes) is so much more pricey there.

Athough, I must say, the air is worth breathing and the streets are super clean. Thank God for countries who respect the rights of non smokers to nice, clean air.

March 8: International Women's Day

International Women's Day is celebrated across the world on March 8th each year. The day is about celebrating the vital role women play in enhancing economic security for their families, communities and countries as a whole while recognising that significant barriers to achieving women's economic security and equality continue to exist.
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Just want to share this quote to all the ladies out there: 

A man wears the pants in a relationship but the woman tells the man which pair to put on. 
- Unknown