Monday, September 15, 2003

This is only the second time that I have seen this new template of Blogger's so you can guess how long it has been since I've written anything. Actually the truth is I have written stuff....time-sensitive material which focused on my moods and opinions of the moment. Yes, I wrote them at work but then I never brought home my good ole pen and paper jottings and thus, no one has seen the poor forgotten things!

Anyhow, am currently on long leave and looking forward to going back home; good food, good friends, family. What more can a girl ask for eh?

So, here's to two weeks of me lazing about the house, no access to email except Astro, The Star and good food, good friends and family! I don't know to say if I am enjoying the essence of life or that life is passing me by. I guess it is a matter of personal perception and priorities isn't it?

Some people hunger and hanker for the RICH life and therefore, the here and now is filled to the brim (forgive the accidental exciting phrase!) with work, microwave dinners and more work. I guess it's harder for guys isn't it cos if you were a girl then what the heck, MARRY a rich guy! Hhahahhahaaaaa.....but seriously, I guess it is important to work really hard and let your career fill your days......only if you achieve job satisfaction and you actually love the job that is! Because if you don't but yet you spend 80% of your time on it, then life isn't worth it eh cos who knows, before you get RICH, you could get HIT BY A BUS!

If you ask me, job satisfaction is one of the top five qualities to achieve in life. Jump around, look for better and better jobs until you find one that makes you not want to go to the doctor's every morning which pays you enough (and a bit) and then stick around. Stick around because not much could make you voluntarily give up the job.

Simple isn't it - life. Graduate, fall in 'love', first job, break your heart, second job, fall in 'love', buy a car, third job, fall in love, settle mutual hopes, dreams, goals, buy a home, get married, move up the ladder, have first kid, buy better car, make Assistant Vice President, second kid (perhaps), buy another car, celebrate husband's making CEO and your making it good in the industry as well, live happily ever after.

Ok, the fairytale comes true for one in a ....thousand? But at the very least, fall in love, achieve job satisfaction, nurture a happy healthy family, find financial security and enjoy and appreciate all the life has given you.

It is becoming easier and easier to see that people marry quite easily nowadays. Everywhere you look there's a wedding happening and people just seem to jump into the boat like they're buying a holiday package. But it isn't! It is infinitely more difficult and fulfilling than that. Growing older without the pressure of getting married and having the wonderful experience of seeing others go through it first certainly has its benefits. You realise that so much goes into a marriage. So much to settle before and after the decision to commit your life to another person.

And then there's the kids, I mean, how much more difficult do you want to make a marriage? I just have never been one for kids so I guess that's a rather prickly issue for me.

Anyways, I guess I have highlighted a few important issues for people on the verge of marriage. There are a shocking number of marriages that fall apart but guess what, if you jump with the right one (meaning the one you're willing to fight for through thick and thin), marriage can be least that is what I visualise it to has to be eh? Otherwise what is it all for????

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