In need of happy thoughts

I am in need of happy thoughts. I need anything and everything that would make me happy.

Long story short, this month has been a disaster at work. I officially give up on trying to make things happen. I have no chance in hell to make it, especially now.

So, why bother.

Oh well..

It’s not like I am going anywhere for the next three months. Might as well enjoy the ride with all its bumps and all that.

Mostly cause I need the money, and second cause I need the money. Yep, I want a big bed for us all to sleep in it. I want to take that Cambridge exam, and even enroll in foreign language courses. I want to buy nice clothes for myself. I want to buy nice clothes for Johnny. I want us to live a comfortable life.

Compared to all my dreams and ambitions (small as they may be), eight hours a day seem insignificant.

After all, how can I be upset when I have my guys at home.

I cannot stay mad when Pluto smiles from every inch of his furry body.

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Even on Marlanu’ who always sleeps on my stuff.

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Or when I have Johnny that always waits for me at home with little surprises (usually good food, that does the trick after a long day). Having happy thoughts is not hard for me. I am surrounded by so many good things, that it should be a crime to stay upset or worry about anything.

Wonder Girls – Why So Lonely

Wonder Girls have released a new song, Why So Lonely. I can’t believe how many years have passed since I first listened to “Tell Me”. I feel a bit nostalgic.

Wonder Girls Why So Lonely

For me, summer means Bollywood movies, kpop comebacks and a lot of ice cream. I got my kpop comeback!  I’ve been eating ice cream for a while. It seems I am only missing out on Bollywood movies.

~~~ Wonder Girls: “Why So Lonely” ~~~

I am still not used of seeing this group without Sun Ye and So Hee. It still doesn’t feel like they left the group. I was thinking it is a bit funny how 4Minute disbanded this year, yet Wonder Girls are keep going strong. It is sad that Hyuna has two groups under her belt and now is going solo.

Is it wrong to wish for a special comeback with all of the members, past and present? I kinda miss Sun Ye voice, So Hee charms and even Hyuna.

Oh well, I guess you can’t have everything in life.

Regarding the new song, I am loving it. I really have nothing more to add. I guess, with Koreans songs you either love them or not. There is no inbetween way. I am now trying to find the full album (if there is one).

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From Why So Lonely, I ended up listening to Tell Me and Nobody. I guess I do feel nostalgic for the good old days. They were good, and it is sad that I am only realizing this now.

Books, books and more books

Books, books and more books!

One can never have enough books, even if they are running out of shelving space. I must admit, it is a pain in the ass to clean up the bookcase, considering the amount of dust and animal hair that goes around in this house. Yet, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Reading books on my Kindle

I am going for two things this year: pay off my debt (4 months to go) and completing my reading challenge (50 books). So far, I am on track with both of them. If all goes well, at the end of the year I will be able to say “I am debt free“, and also that I have cultivated my mind and soul.

While I do own a Kindle, I also listen to audio books and I also love reading the good all fashion way.

I am not prejudiced to any method of devouring the content of a good book. For a while audio books have been the obvious choice for me. Given the amount of work I put in, at my actual workplace and at home. Audio books free up my hands! I can do other things, like cleaning, cooking or even stitching.

Kindle helps me be a hoarder on my laptop, without killing my budget or filling up the house. It saves space, and I never liked a cluttered house.

But there are some books that I would rather own. Not many, but some I just love seeing in my bookcase.

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I am a huge fan of Agatha Christie. If I ever get to visit U.K., most likely I will visit all the places that have connection with her and with Hercule Poirot. It is also my dream to have a book signed by David Suchet. He is the one and only Hercule Poirot! Following this logic, it was only natural for me to freak out when I saw this jewel in Carturesti Carusel:

David Suchet: Poirot and me

David Suchet: Poirot and me

I did try to get the English version, but they didn’t have it. I won’t complain, since it was such an unexpected find. I didn’t have the heart to remove the plastic cover. I think that will be done when I start reading it. I am keeping it for our August vacation.

In fact, in the last two months I managed to get my hands on a few volumes that are certainly interesting.

Book stash

There are more actually, is just they aren’t in the house at the moment. At work, we do borrow from others, but we also lent others our books. This is one of the things that I love about work.

M. R. Carey The girl with all the giftsDebra Driza Mila 2.0 Penguin Pocket BooksAndrzej Sapkowski

I did read “The girl with all the gifts”. It is the only one I got the chance to finish. In fact it was hard not to finish, since it captivated me so much. It took me just one Saturday. It was a well spent Saturday. I have no regrets about it.

In fact, I am thinking that once I do finish paying off my debt, I could invest in a new bookcase. The one I got from Ikea many years ago is still fine and can hold quite a few volumes of different sizes and shapes. My only problem is that there is no more room in our bedroom, so I will have to set it up in the living room. And yet, I can’t just have one bookcase there. It’s not symmetric enough. So, I will have to settle for two.

I can also use them as storage space, so that’s a win – win situation.

And yes, I am bragging with my lovely collection!