Year: 2013

November is for Mos

I can’t believe it’s already October! Where has the year gone? It feels like only yesterday when I was celebrating my birthday, or even enjoying the summer… And now it’s just talks of winter clothes, pumpkin everything and the coming Christmas (or Holiday season, if that’s your thing). With November just around the corner, there are more projects on my horizon. Today, I want to write about a charity I will be supporting in November. As you might know, Movember is a charity that works towards raising awareness for men’s health. I’m sure you all have a relative in your families (maybe even yourself!) who never wants to go to the doctor. For some reason, this is usually the men! I don’t know why this is, maybe it’s a fear of showing a weakness, maybe it’s just trying to show that “father knows best” but truth is many men don’t have regular health checks, some as simple as a blood test. Some stuff is harmless or simply annoying, like a mild cold; but there are …

Close your eyes and jump!

I think I’m going to give myself a pat on the back… Normally, I am always pointing out my flaws and mistakes, I’m always eager to tell others why I’m bad at this and that, how I’m not that worth it, etc. As you know, I’m trying to change that this year and, you know what? It’s getting better! I try to be a positive person, even when my first reaction is that of cursing and complaining and criticising… Well, I’m trying to change that, and I normally manage to, after I’ve taken a moment and a deep breath. Silver linings, dude, silver linings. Every experience is a lesson to be learnt and that’s how I’m trying to live these days. The past few days have been interesting. For instance, the talent show I mentioned in my last post. Even if I didn’t perform, it was a difficult thing for me to do: I would be a bit on the spotlight, there would be an audience, I was surrounded by people funnier than me and …

Slippery words…

Yesterday we had a talent show competition at work. Employees could perform for up to 3 minutes and do comedy, a magic show, or sing, or whichever talent they thought they had. The regional winners are up for a nice treat: they will fly to the company headquarters in Plano for the final. Much like the shows you can watch on TV, we had 3 judges. One of those judges was me. I’m perfect for that role, since I’m very judgmental, so there you go, I had carte blanche by my company to look at people and judge. How awesome! Of course, what I had failed to realise is that the judges judge out loud in these contests so, well, there’s a need to voice opinions in front of an audience, and being funny or interesting is a bonus. Damn. As it turns out (I know it, you know it…) my ability to be fun in front of an audience is non-existent. Bear in mind that I was sitting with my back to the audience …

Monster in my ear

Wow, I haven’t posted in about a week or so. If you were wondering where I was and if I was OK, well, yes, I am OK and I was… everywhere and nowhere. It seems last time I wrote here I sort of unleashed some monster that I had been keeping locked for a while, once I voiced the worries about running out of content and not being interesting and all that, it seems I gave the monster a voice and it decided to keep whispering in my ear that it was true, that I had ran out of content and that I should stop bothering people who don’t want to hear about me. Even if that wasn’t entirely true. I’ve started a few posts, but wasn’t feeling them. The past few weeks have been interesting for me. I’m really excited about some things going on, and I’ve grown disenchanted with others. Again, this was something I wasn’t aware of, until recently. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and some of it has …