one question at a time

i love asking questions about other people's lives (but i don't particularly like people asking questions about me & my life - haha!)

so anyway, here's my question of the day: are you happy with how life has turned out (so far)?


June 14, 2009 at 4:20 AM monster said...
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June 14, 2009 at 12:44 PM e said...

re: your question,

i'm more or less living day to day now... i feel sort of ambivalent about how life has turned out. on one hand, i'm dissatisfied, and it's very easy to envision a more ideal life if it were not for the missed opportunities, the wrong moves, the bridges that were burned. on the other hand, i am (for better or for worse) who i am because of all the choices and events that have happened so far. so idk... i guess it depends on how you look at things.

(p.s sorry for very long comment haha)

June 14, 2009 at 8:07 PM Grace said...

Hey there! Grace here (the one who did a mini publication - if you remember?)! Life is (and will never be) a smooth-sailing sea, each time life goes well for me I find myself preparing for the bad times (as morbid as that sounds...) - because really, life is so unpredictable. Life now, for me, is good - and it can be better. I am in search of ways to improve mine - hahaha :-)

How is yours?

June 14, 2009 at 11:17 PM Anonymous said...

Never been more contented with my now then ever before:)

i still wish i had 48 hr days XD cuz theres too much stuff i wanna do and try.. :O

June 15, 2009 at 5:47 PM Anonymous said...

i am human, a greedy one.
i want many things,but so lazy.

somethings dont come by even if you try. that's life.

June 16, 2009 at 12:08 AM :( said...

I always wanted to visit this magical place. Everytime I pass by the store, I will stop and take a good long look at the signboard hanging above my head. I will look at the staircase and hesitate whether should I climb my way up and discover for myself a new world. I knew I belong here because I love books and music more than anything else. I yearn for a simplicity world. A world where I could just get up in the morning with a smile on my face and make my way to casualpoet, finding myself flipping through magazines while sipping some hot tea. There are many times when I broke down in tears, the first place that came to my mind is not home but this little store. I wanted to give myself a chance to visit this place. I wanted to give myself a chance to discover who I will meet inside. Or maybe I will feel better after talking to the grumpy-looking shopkeeper sitting behind the counter. Once, I rode through the long journey alone on the train to chinatown in anticipation. But when I reached and saw the signboard, I stood there for a solid 15 mins, staring at the two words 'casualpoet'. I went home after that. The words remind of my childhood. The words make me feel better. The words make me feel like there is still hope. But I was too shy, too afraid take a step forward. Too afraid to take another wrong step... I guess.

June 16, 2009 at 12:41 AM Anthony said...

This is a great blog and I wish I could visit instead of being in Los Angeles.

Regarding your question. Yes, I think I am. But I do have the problem of feeling the grass is greener on the other side. I wish I didn't have that yearning for more but I can't seem to satisfy it. It makes me feel guilty to not be happy with what a great life I have day in and day out but I always have that need for something else, something that satisfies to soul more. Perhaps that is just human nature...

"Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you."
- Oscar Wilde

June 16, 2009 at 1:58 AM R said...

dear all,

it is great to hear from you.

i guess we all agree: this is life. we have made some good decisions, some bad decisions, and we've come to this. and then we keep going.

anyway, just like all of you, i am happy with how life has turned out, and yet at the same time i am always wanting more, always wishing to be somewhere else.

but still, i am grateful for everything and for the people that i have met. regrets ;)

June 16, 2009 at 2:02 AM R said...

dear anonymous:

don't ever be afraid to take a wrong step.

June 16, 2009 at 2:14 AM me said...

Life itself has turned out to be quite the charmer. It charms me in a way like no other - boys generously giving out smiles, ice cream on waffles, crepes, you get my drift. And yet, it's my downfall. I am crushed my society, by pressure by everything else that everyone goes through. But that IS what makes life, beautiful; it provides us with infinite amounts of opportunities.

But all in all, life is beautiful. Or as the Italians would say, la vita è bella

June 16, 2009 at 2:36 AM got caught! said...

it hasnt started or so i delude myself ever so frequently. sometimes i wish i could live in this moratorium because im afraid to fail and so it will always remain as a dream. other times, i really want to give it a shot because i wanna look back and say "hey i tried, f-ers". im stuck as usual.

ps: i think i might come down tmr for another round of coffee and to drop off something i wrote. pray i dont get lost!

June 16, 2009 at 3:51 AM limkopi said...




June 16, 2009 at 8:54 PM stacy said...

i'm glad i chose the school i chose

even though things aren't working out the way i'd planned/hoped

i wouldn't choose any other school, ever :)