Friday, July 9, 2010

What’s Calling You? Tips For Listening to Signs from the Universe That Guide Your Path | Owning Pink

"What about you? What’s calling you? What would you do if you took fear out of the equation? If someone handed you a microphone and put you in front of an audience on the last day of your life, what would you say to the world?" ~Lissa Rankin

Just sharing this article:

 
 
peace,
Rtr

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

And we're out..

"What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step toward something better." ~Wendell Phillips 

Germany that is. Alas Spain won 1:0. Sadness... Am now supporting Holland for the finals... 

World Cup 2014 - Am supporting T&T... if we don't get in then... Germany ;) lol

peace,
Rtr

Germany vs Spain

"In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team." ~Jean Paul Sartre



In just under an hour Germany goes up against Spain in the semifinal match of World Cup 2010. Whoever wins this game will play Holland on Sunday July 10th to determine the winner of this World Cup.

Am excited. Backing Germany all the way... they backed us when we made it to World Cup 2006 after all :)

Will be following the game via: http://www.fifa.com/live/competitions/worldcup/matchday=23/day=1/match=300111114/index.html

I am at work after all.

Go Germany!!!

peace,
Rtr

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I'm a driver.

"Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do." ~Jason Love

Although I've had my driver's license since 2005 (yes, I was late getting it), I only really started driving last year. As of November 2009, I am the owner of a car... which explains really why I started driving. When you don't have your own car you tend to drive less simply because it's easier to either travel where you want to go or ask someone with a car to carry you wherever.

I like travelling... via taxi, maxi or bus... when I'm abroad I like travelling by subway and train... It is entertaining and eye-opening - there is so much one can discover about a place by travelling with public transportation. It's also really useful to know, in case you get stuck somewhere, how to get home without much assistance.

Having a car opens up a new means of transportation. It is more solitary. You are part of the hustle but yet separate... cocooned in your own metal bubble. I've discovered that I enjoy singing more - maybe it's cuz I like music... maybe cuz I want voices to fill the space and the only one there is mine (usually... sometimes my girlfriends are in the car and then we all sing along). Then there's the question of manners. How polite are Trini drivers? It's been said that we're the worst in the world... with all the bad drives and road rage around it's hard to be polite at all times. It's a question of staying centered... and balanced... 'yes, I shall let you through but not you... don't push... flash a smile and please, let me through'... It's not about male drivers or female drivers but about people trying to get from one place to the other.

I arrived late to work this morning - two accidents on the northbound lane of the highway... I know the roads in Central pretty well though ... so while a lot of people were stuck in crawling traffic I was making my way through the back roads... I confess - I didn't reach to work late because of traffic but because I found myself with some time to go to the bank and whatnot - I actually arrived before a lot of my work people.

It's still a strange experience having a car... less worry of how to get places... more worry about the cost of gas... mileage... fans and belts and how often do I need to check oil again? It's freeing in a way - more responsibility in a way... I wonder what other people think. Road hogs and responsible drivers... T&T has so many vehicles now.

Saying a prayer for whoever was involved in those accidents this morning... Saying a prayer to protect myself and those I love, care for, like, know... just about everybody really ... to be safe on our roads.

peace,
Rtr

Monday, July 5, 2010

The things that can happen in 10 days...

"Let us not get so busy or live so fast that we can't listen to the music of the meadow or the symphony that glorifies the forest. Some things in the world are far more important than wealth; one of them is the ability to enjoy simple things." ~Dale Carnegie

A recap of the days that I've not blogged:

  • Saturday 26th into Sunday 27th: School (E&I class - Yay!, OT class - Boo!), Night of the Bridesmaids (Spartacus + Pizza + Entertainment from male stripper + Late night run to SuperPharm + Dance till morning @ 51 + Swimming Pool fun = Overall Fabulous Girl Time) 

  • Fully Sunday 27th: Intention Setting - Discussion group based on this talk 

  • Monday 28th: Bridesmaid shoe bought. Bronze. Sky-high heel. Whoa. Work work work.

  • Tuesday 29th: Work work work. bleh.

  • Wednesday 30th: Work work work. Birthday cake + Ice cream @ work. Tassa practice.

  • Thursday 1st July: Mum's Birthday!!! Age not to be disclosed (if I'm letting ppl know then I must tell them she's 44 - that's not her age though)... much blessings of health and good fortune and love always mum. No work... muahahaha! Happy Canada Day!

  • Friday 2nd July: Work work work. Tassa practice. Visit from cousins who visiting.

  • Saturday 3rd July: School: (E&I class - Yay!, OT class - Boo!), Death Anniversary of Relative - Prayers... Prayers food... Germany won their match against Argentina!!!

  • Sunday 4th July: Free day! no work! no school! be overwhelmed with exhaustion - sleep all day? nah just half... Happy 4th of July!
What have you all been doing?

peace,
Rtr