Hold your fire

Have you felt the sudden urge to chase something you fell instantly in love with but could not?

Waiting for something can often be a sticky situation. You start out being hopeful of the ultimate product, trying to enact your thoughts and ideas in that direction to see how you would change. You feel a warm breeze in your heart that tells you that this is it, this is the one thing that would make you feel complete again – am I the only one who identifies this situation to the chills I get waiting for the new iPhone to hit the market?

In the midst of all that positivity, you might suddenly start to fear the change.  What if it changes too much? What if it doesn’t change at all? What if I miss my shot? Would I have a second chance? Does it even matter anymore?

Yet the one thing that doesn’t change is your desire, the need to get what you crave for does not diminish. It could potentially manifest within you and drive you further. So hang in there! Wait for the right moment. The wait is painful yes; but if its’ worth it, it would be a KISS song- a sweet pain.

Take your shot when the time is right, and it might just blow your mind away, Some shots are worth the wait.

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Puff and stuff – Pufnstuf

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In the early 1400-1000 BC tobacco was commonly used as an entheogen in trade agreements. Large amount of tobacco was carried in pouches and smokes in peace pipes during ceremonious events. This symbolizes a sealed deal between two parties. In times of war, smoking was also sometimes perceived to be a form of truce between two different armed forces. The Christmas truce was indeed a great example of this act between the German and British soldiers. The unofficial ceasefire took place a week before Christmas along the Western Front where soldiers exchanges greetings and cigarette.

Tobacco was sometimes even use to symbolize the maturation into adulthood. It is ofern believed that tobacco is a gift from the creator and the smoke exhalation signifies ones prayer to the creator. Although this notion seems a little stray from most people’s reason for smoking these days, it could just be the origin of how smoking among adults gained its popularity.

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Of dreams and desires

DSC_0024If one thing I know, I’m following my dream, I’m watching where it takes me and who I become.

Being able to listen to your inner voice is a blessing and curse in my opinion. Of course it takes the extra effort as well to follow what your heart’s deepest desires; but a strong dream embraces a tiny part of your soul within it. Every little dream that gets destroyed or rather buried hangs on to a piece of you, a memory, a time when that is all you ever wanted.DSC_0094The impulse to follow your dreams is a choice we make intuitively. The naïve little demon then pushes and prances around as it takes over your thoughts. Everything that gets thrown your way gets added to the puzzle, the puzzle that could potentially bring you down real soon but you just don’t know it yet.

DSC_0017We give up our hopes and dreams for multiple reasons. A reason that may seem trivial at some point soon becomes unbearable forcing us to lose all hope. But hope in most cases is never lost, it’s only forgotten. There is always hope in the world, for as long as you breathe there shall be a glimmer of hope for every one of your dreams. It all boils down to how snug of stitch you would need to escape from. Set your problems free, take your time and find the needle in the haystack – DSC_0008well if it ever was worth the trouble that is, we all know how messy that could get.

All you have to do is have a dream.

So, make a wish – do you have it? Now believe it.

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Get a load of Langkawi

Travelling has always induced endorphins for me. Looking back at my travel journeys I tended to be more goal oriented- get to destination, check in, get a beer, lounge by the beach. What fun was that though? How many of us have planned a vacation with so much scrutiny we forgot to even enjoy the little things- or the big things, that’ll be ballsy my friends. How many times have you taken a trip and fretted your vacation buddy or the hotel or the food, maybe even the weather?

Perhaps we could make the best out of these circumstances. So what if we have an infuriating little vacation buddy, have fun! Talk about the time you both had a good laugh or about the song that’s playing on the radio or how BREATHTAKING it actually is out there- you might not need to talk for this one so that’s a plus if he/she sounds like a squeaking chalk on a chalkboard. Don’t waste precious time arguing about how sucky the trip is, instead grab those sucky moments by the head and spin them around. Have a go at this my friends and you might just be my new vacation buddy!

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Beauty comes with a prize.

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How many of us have actually used this god forbidden hashtag on Instagram photos may I ask? If you are one average looking duckling like me you’d probably know what I mean and where I’m coming from.

If we could all be born head to toe dead gorgeous like Angelina or Adam Levine(* yes I googled search A list stars and these two were the vast majority) that’ll be great but in our generation, beauty come with a price. That my friend is one big fat bill I don’t want or need to be paying for. But yes I still want to be beautiful, not so much on the outside though.DSC_0130

Having a beautiful soul is all I could ever desire. One that is pure like a little child yet cultured like an adult. Gone were the days when people thought all things beautiful were actually delightful- we’ve all had our fair share of ex-girlfriends to prove that point.

So strive for a beautiful soul and maybe, just maybe you’d wake up flawless.

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When everything’s wrong, you make it right.

Coming home after a long stressful day to an empty home isn’t what most of us would fancy. I would personally favour coming home to my kids’ laughter – or cries when it is cranky time, a pet or maybe even a cactus. Having someone to love, spoil and depend on you is a different ball game altogether- except cats perhaps; we all know how much they want to take over the world.

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Soak up nature

Being out in the field as a kid has always thought me about life and all it has to offer. Occasionally I wish we could all go back to the days we’d have bruises from gliding down a slide or falling off a spring rider. Life was so much easier then, the bruises heal and we get back on our feet as soon as we see what the climber or see saw has to offer. If only we had that attitude as an adult, disappointments would at no time bring us down.

Being an adult doesn’t mean the excitement has faded away.

Maturity is just a term lacklustre people use to describe me. So let your inner child out, you might amaze yourself with just how much you’ve missed being a kid again.

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Ripple me not

DSC_0017I know what you’re going through bro!

That’s the first thing we hear people say when we tell them how bad our day was. I’ve always wondered how you could possibly know.   Maybe you’ve experience the same situation as me yes but you sure as heck don’t know what I’m going through because oh wait you’re not me!

But how am I supposed to respond to a sticky situation? Should I just sit around and wait for it to be over? Should I be ignoring it?

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Should I be working my way through it? What if that wasn’t all that was coming my way? What if there was a second wave, or a third or a RIPPLE effect? A ripple that will bring waves of dilemmas and stressors into my oh so perfect Barbie and Ken life.Don’t fret because life isn’t always going to be a ripple. If you look at it real close you come to realize this ripple emanates from a sole source. DSC_0027One that can be controlled or displaced if needed. One that you have complete authority over anytime you decide it needs to be done with. So take charge of your life while you can. Choose to take a fishing trip on a wobbly boat or a wonderful cruise on a steady ship. Nonetheless, we don’t want be on a voyage all year long now do we? After all constant stillness in the water seems a wee bit too boring for most of us doesn’t it?

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