Saturday, January 31, 2009

I've Seen a Lot of Famous People Naked, and They've Got Nothing on You!

Soooo... I went to Barnes & Noble today with my roommates because Alice wanted to find a GMAT book. Of course, I didn't mind because I wanted to swing by the children's section for some Paddington Bear literature ;) The first thing we noticed were bins of books all on sale for $1! Rummaging through, I found a book titled, "I've Seen a Lot of Famous People Naked, and They've Got Nothing on You!"

Yeah... I know, right? But quickly reading from the cover flap, I discovered it was a business entrepreneur book. Awesome! Skimmed oh-so briefly and decided to buy it. I looked up later on Amazon and it's listed at about $17. Oh good deal. :)

Oh, and about catering to my deprived-Paddington childhood? Fail. They only had ONE book about Paddington Bear. It turned out to be a novel and was a new story about him. I wanted to learn about this character from the beginning. Le sigh.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Paddington, the bear!

I never heard about such a character until this year. I instantly recognized Alex's Paddingbear stuff animal when I saw the little guy tucked away between the futon and Max's mean backside.

I forgot how my interest came about, but how can I resist learning more about him when this anthropomorphised little bear favors maramalade sandwiches and cocoa? I've gone to his website and got very little information about him and wish I can get my hands on some of these children books. I think I'll be curled up at B&N sometime reading these, for the sake of my deprived-Paddington childhood! :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Life is mean.

Now that the my grandmother's death has fell upon my family...there's an uncomfortable stress and eeriness in the air. Denial. Abrupt outlashes. Loud silence. I never seen my family so united on the day of, yet so broken apart. My mom phoned me. Took it out on me -- vented. And hanged up.

I've reflected a lot this week about how these sad, cruel moments are a part of life. How we react to life changing, permanent, events... with denial, tears, and acceptance. How people get older... to the point where outspoken personalities can't even cover up the aging lines. How the future looms in front of me... and the decisions of its outcome depends on the immediate steps i choose to take. How life continues, not slowing, and doesn't care where you are and how you are.

I've cried. Just did. And I hope that's the last of it. Right now it's best to move on and make the best of it.