Easing Back In

Boom! I’m back, baby!

Yes I had a brief hiatus. Largely because things started getting rather hectic, but in all honesty colouring everything in was becoming a bit of a chore.

So I’ve figured I’ll start easing myself back into it by keeping it simple and not pressuring myself too much. No point going all perfectionist on it. Not like anybody looks at this stuff, right?

Just a reminder if you’re ever bummed out from doing something or about to give up, don’t worry about it. It’s perfectly normal. Just give yourself time and ease back into it.

Or just give up and find something new. I don’t know – I ain’t some guru, bro.

Antey Biteys

They climb on you, and then they get mad and bite you. What the heck is wrong with you stupid ants!?

Samtoki ant bite comic
Samtoki ant bite comic
Samtoki ant bite comic
Samtoki ant bite comic

Have you ever been happily strolling along or standing around minding your own business when you felt that little pinch on your skin, the sting of little pincers poking into your sensitive skin?

I’ve always wondered why ants would chomp down unprovoked when we’re blissfully ignorant of their presence.

Are they trying to hang on tight? Or asking to get off? Or they just want a piece of this? Maybe they want to carry you back to their nest.

Whatever it is, I wish they would stop it with the needless antey biteys.

Bojio?

Ever meet anyone like this?

I empathise with Maroon Bun – it certainly doesn’t feel nice to be left out or uninvited, but perhaps there’s a reason for that?

Complaining that no one invites you to things is basically blaming others for your unpopularity or lack of visibility. If it’s always someone else’s fault, then perhaps it’s time to do some self-reflection.

If nobody invites you to things…maybe you’re just not that fun to be around?

And if you’re going to fish for invites, at least try to be tactful about it?

And heck, if no one invites you to things, then just organise your own things!

Screw you guys! I'll make my own mars rover with blackjack ...
Be like Bender!

In this part of the world, there’s a popular phrase called “bojio”, which basically means “no invite?”.

Considering how viral the phrase is, I imagine a lot of people suffer from bojio syndrome and some form of FOMO.

I wonder if it’s as prevalent of an issue in other parts of the world…

If They Could Talk

If dogs could talk, what would they say?

Would you wish for your dog or cat or pet to be able to converse in human language?

What would they actually say? What would your dog say about you and about your way of life? Or perhaps it would be all baby talk?

To be honest, I believe the big appeal of pets and animal companionship is the fact that they don’t talk.

So really, if I had a wish that could come true, I wouldn’t wish dogs or cats or any animals could talk. That would ruin it.

Just wish for them to live longer, perhaps.

Aly’s Stomping Pirouette

This was just a random comment from a friend about my sister-in-law Aly’s amusing signature spinning stomping dance move.

Somehow this friend had a dream that a spider crawled onto her face while she slept, and when she was rudely awakened she stomping pirouetted the crap out of it. Or…something to that effect.

I have no idea what kind of drugs these people are on.

I, for one, stick purely to Vicodin.

Use Vicodin, approved by 0.0% of doctors for people who do not require Vicodin.

Taste of the Master

Any of you guys out there like plants and growing stuff?

Well, I do.

And as I was happily dousing my usual green amigos one day, it occurred to me…

Now nobody I know goes around intentionally sneezing or spitting on their plants, but it occurred to me that since water and the nutrients contained therein are the most precious gift to plants, how would they feel about our stray fluids?

Okay, maybe stray fluids is not the best choice of phrase.

But you get what I mean…right?

It’s probably as close as we get to petting our green amigos, right?

Wait, do any of you caress your plants?

No judgment.

Now that I think about it, that title is probably going to associate me with some strange things out there on the internet. I admit I’m curious, but not curious enough to punch that into a Google search.

Maybe DuckDuckGo.

Wak

Malaysia Says No To Domestic Abuse

Do you know someone who is the victim of abuse? Or are you personally the target of verbal, physical or emotional abuse by another person?

Malaysia was shocked by news that Sugu, the husband in the online cooking sensation Sugu Pavithra couple, was arrested and charged with domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse is no stranger to us – it has been happening since there were humans, and it is nefariously difficult to detect and resolve, often because all parties involve choose to remain silent.

But why do we remain silent?

Stand up for yourself or for someone you know who is a victim of abuse! Silence and inaction is not the solution to this problem. It’s not just going to go away.

Domestic violence is a pattern and a developed behaviour. It is not going to get better or go away on its own. Someone has to do something.

Seek help or look out for your friends and family who you believe are suffering abuse.

Malaysia and the world says no to domestic abuse and violence.

It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, male or female, able or disabled – there is no reason you or anyone else should be subject to constant violence or harm.

We stand with Ms. Pavithra and all the other anonymous victims of violence who have suffered in silence.

That’s not how we treat our fellow Malaysians, or fellow human beings.

Say no to domestic abuse by addressing the issue. Don’t avoid it, and don’t fear it.

#QueenPavithra #End #DomesticAbuse