One of the 2005 pledges I failed to mention is to usher in the New Year by supporting all kinds of outdoor athletics and sporting events even if I had neither the talent nor the interest.
I'd like to be unpredictable for a change.
Those who know me are attuned to the fact that they'd have to drag me kicking and screaming to a footie match. But yesterday I went to the Malaysia-Indonesia Tiger Cup semifinals without a fit. I walked patiently and voluntarily in the rain from our bapak jauh parking spot in my Beyonce gold slippers, clutching my white handbag and dodging flying rubbish bins after the hoard of `civilized' Malaysians started picking fights with innocent, unsuspecting Indonesian bystanders.
(My gypsy hunch was right, the score was 1-4).
Moreover, my nonchalant reaction to the entire evening was; to my standards, pretty perplexing.
Accurately forecasting game results isn't the only thing I've surprised myself with lately. In efforts to fit into my ex-size 30 jeans , I've started to take care of what I eat, say and do. Bebop, Islington and an occasional Heidi will pop by and we'd do the briskwalk around the little island section near my home, about 5 rounds around the bend. The walk clocks in about 2 kilometres per day and we have been doing it for the past two and a half weeks. I've also been swimming a few times. The girls and I even took the opportunity to pimp it in the community sauna.
In addition to prime physique, I am attempting exercising my mental health with RM 300 worth of books after I walked into Sam's MPH with the simple intention of picking up the `He's Just Not That Into You : The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys, Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo I had ordered six weeks before.
Yes, it's a DIY again. Under the `How-To' section.
I thought it would be the perfect birthday present for a friend who could relate. Then considering that she'd club me on the head with it if she knew I meant to humour her swaying sexuality, I decided to keep it for my own amusement. To replace the gift with another title, my browsing around had cost me a few extras.
1) Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work : Simple Ways to Minimize Stress and Conflict While Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others
by Richard Carlson
2) Deception Point by Dan Brown
3) POSH - Port Out Starboard Home And Other Language Myths By Michael Quinion
4) Jutawan Dari Planet Jupiter by Azizi Ali (nevermind the cheesy topic, the guy is kinda hot)
Thank God for speed reading and the RM 700 rebate on income taxes.
(I wonder if purchasing the sing-song Berlitz Rush Hour Express Spanish Language Lessons CD pack to applies).
Oh, well. Here's to looking good in an accent. And to order a Big Mac in Barcelona.