Friday, June 22, 2012

Art vs graffiti.

How does one recognise art?

It has been something that's at the back of my mind. Recently someone put up stickers at traffic crossings and sprayed "my grandfather road" on the island. Of course the person was arrested by the police.

I thought the stickers and words were funny. It was something lighthearted, nothing libelous or offensive. The authorities didn't think so. They called it vandalism. See, I don't know if that's right. 

















Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Return of Queen B.

Season 5 of Gossip Girl came to an end last month and it gave me hope that the shorter final season would bring all that we love back to the upper east side.

The last season was just all over the place. Silly plot lines. Dair. Marrying the Prince of Monaco. ChIvy. Lola. Seriously it was just bad with zero references to previous storylines or real life events. I used to make J watch the show with me, laughing at all the zingers and smack talk. Now I stop insisting that he does, because we all know that the Greatest Show of All Time was anything but.


--Taken from Vulture.com

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hello world I'm still here.

Wow has it been more than 3 months since I posted anything?

Anyway time flies and I'm really glad my project is over. No more late nights. No more frozen dinners. No more falling asleep with makeup on. No more outbreaks from the crazy stress and the sleeping-with-makeup-on nights. Well I still have crazy outbreaks. Perhaps the sudden disappearance of stress makes my hormones go crazy and my skin just decides to overcompensate the lack of stress by sprouting new red hot angry zits all over my face.

BAHHHHHHHH.

While I have let myself go during these horrendous months, my home has fallen into pieces as well. Random mails, magazines and newsletter litter ANY flat surfaces, still unread and unsorted.


[Image from Real Simple]

By the way, this doesn't work for my home. My dear brother leaves read and unread mail all over the table and I just can't tell which magazines or newspapers he hasn't read. I just put them in one pile and watch it grow taller every single day.

My couch is THE place where all clean laundry goes to collect dust. Yes. We do laundry and dumps the lot on the couch when they are dry because I'm just too tired to fold everyone's clothes. Yes I fold my brother's socks and for the life of me, I still don't get why J has orphan socks that don't match. Where did the rest go?

Anyway life is slowing down for me and I guess I have the time to fold laundry now. :/


Improvement and the Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs.

It has been a while since Steve Jobs passed and while I was browsing HBR, I found this and was inspired.


I guess we can't all be trailblazing innovators, revolutionizing the world. But we can all learn from the greats.

There is always something that can be improved on in everything we do. I could work in the filing room, managing thousands of documents and files and whatnot for years and I bet there will always be something we wished were better.

Improvement needs focus, determination and I guess mental strength. Improvement doesn't happen overnight. We have become too accustomed to the instant, Google-and-voila, gratified generation that anything that doesn't happen immediately is a failure and not worth our time pursuing.

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