Friday, 27 December 2013


My apologies as I'm still on Psychologies talk for the 2nd post in a row. Of all the magazines I've subscribed to and read over the years, it is the only one (at least to my knowledge) that's been promoting fabulousness beyond its sartorial and cosmetological definitions. They swear by this bling called great personality, which either you have or you don't, but the great news is even though you can't buy it, you can work on it.

And unlike a new season dress or top that will cost you an arm and a leg, a great personality and perspective in life will only set you back a steady supply of compassion, respect, empathy, humility, gratitude, and above all, love. Right, it does sound too much to ask for, that sometimes it's only human to run out of stock of one or two of the above. But tell you what, it never fails to feel great when you restock. 

Gratitude is one virtue that I always aim to replenish, and it doesn't necessarily mean giving material tokens, but by demonstrating random simple acts of kindness and acknowledgment of what others have done for me whether voluntarily or as requested. 

I take inspiration from the above 'I'd Like To Thank...' page of Psychologies magazine where readers can send in thank-you letters to individuals or groups who've made a difference in their lives, to  express my gratitude to everyone.

Many thanks to all of you who spent and spend time reading, commenting, whinging with me, laughing with me (maybe even at me?), browsing, checking, sharing, and looking at my little corner online. What started as a little project that's an exercise for me to try to get back into writing again has become a social scene where I've met some virtual friends who are very generous with their time and words. 

The same goes out to readers who have 'liked' my Facebook page and commented via the said platform, and likewise to those who view my Twitter and Instagram feeds, subscribe by email, or have found me via Bloglovin. Please do check them out when you have the time as I have posts that don't make it to this page.

I am very grateful for having you around, though I have nothing to give to you but just a good read or a quick peek. Fingers crossed, it's well worth your regular or occasional stops.

Thank you for a wonderful 2013!

See y'all in 2014!



  1. aaaaw bless your cotton socks, that's lovely. I must have a look at subscribing to that magazine; I'll add that to my things to do in 2014.

    Well, my dear, thank you. I guess I should thank Naomi at CSW too because I believe it was her who introduced you to me and vice versa? You visited my blog and have remained loyal whilst making me chuckle - two things I really value in a friend, virtual or otherwise. So thank you and I wish you all the best for the new year. See you on the other side, or on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook of course xx

    1. Or just choose the issues you want to read. You don't have to subscribe. Like any magazine, there are issues which are just more special than the others.

      Chuffed to have met you online, yes, thanks to CSW :) Maybe one day we'll be more than virtual. Happy New Year!! See you indeed on the other side x

  2. Most of my life I've been a very ungrateful person. It's only for the past couple of years that I no longer take anything for granted and I can get excited for the little and priceless things in life.

    1. Well, Anouka, we all learn as we go through life, and that's what's important. So, well done! Happy New Year!

  3. You know what? I'm happy that great personality can't be bought! At least somehow the playing field levels out so that the J Los and Madonnas of the world can't have it all. So I'm thankful for that.:) And I'm also thankful for each and every single comment of yours, it really means a lot when people read and - even more importantly - tell me what THEY think. It's all an exchange of energies, right?:) So thank YOU for that. And I wish you a shit-load of gratifying experiences - online and off it in real life. Like Colleen said - SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE.:D

    1. Thank you and you're welcome Peet! Cheers! I enjoy reading your no-nonsense musings, so bring them on!

      I'm grateful too that a great personality can't be bought. I'm sure it'll be too expensive anyway, it'll end up being too highly coveted, people will be commiting crime to steal one. Hahaha. You, me and our perverted thoughts :D

      Happy New Year!

  4. Thank YOU for reading and supporting, and your comments always brighten my day! :D

    Nothing really perks you up like gratitude, when you realize how great life really is despite the holes along the way. Have a great year ahead!

    1. You're welcome Winnie! Thanks for the follow via Twitter.
      I wish that you write more in 2014, and that your Japanese dreams come true :)
      Have a great year ahead, too x

  5. Happy new year darling.... I wish you all the best!!!!

  6. Ahh, so wonderful of a post. I'm happy to have found your blog (which I do believe it was through the lovely miss b). Here's to wishing you a marvellous 2014!
    xx/Madison :)


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