Posts tagged ‘dreams’

November 23, 2011

1 Plate of Randomsauce

I was feeling all scholarly so I decided to coin a phrase. Plate of Randomsauce. For one, it sounds yummy…AND it fits the purpose of this post- a collection of random thoughts. So, not only am I coining a phrase with this post, I’m also starting a post series. “X Plate(s) of Randomsauce” Told you I was feeling scholarly- scholars are way ambitious.

So now that that’s out of the way… we can move on to more important things. Like. Tube Coffee.

I come from the land of Tim Hortons and the continent of Starbucks. But coffee never really got me excited. I mean, sure, I’d occasionally have a latte but it was never something I needed. Cut Tia from the Toronto doc. Paste Tia in the Korea doc. And all of a sudden, I can’t live without this stuff.  I’ve been having 3 cups… approx every 2 hours. And AND the cup says “maximize your happiness” So I figure I’m hitting two mangoes with one stone. Totally justified. And mangoes are delicious.

Moving right along, I know this has already been plastered all over my fb… but I want to do a blog-official-shout-out and CONGRATS to my bestest of Bests: MANJOT on passing his black belt. That’s right, virtual internet peeps. Don’t mess. I got legit-real-life backup.

Here’s a picture taken at his grading looking all Leo-in-the-departed meets Bruce-Lee-ish. I have no idea what I just described but I wanted it to sound gangsta.

It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside because for as long as I’ve known Manjot, getting his black belt has been a dream of his. And witnessing a best friend achieve his dream? Priceless.

Speaking of dreams, I recently caught up with a high school friend who’s getting hitched next year (knowing my obsession with weddings as conveyed in my previous post, I don’t need to tell you what the main topic of discussion was) but he did have this to say:

So ok. Maybe my feeling all scholarly had something to do with hearing Varunan’s dream. And maybe…just maybe, my book will be called A Plate of Randomsauce. Bam. Two mangoes, One stone. I’m on a roll today.

And just one more dallop of randomsauce: besides feeling scholarly, I’ve also been feeling pretty worldly recently. Here’s why:

If you don’t understand what this means, clearly you’re not worldly. Or scholarly. Booyah.

November 18, 2011

Firsts, Un-comfort and the Natural Spontaneity of Life

I’m the kind of person who takes all the best bites first. Wears all the new stuff in her closet first. Asks to hear the good news first. Because life is short. And you never know exactly how short. That and…what if I’m really full by the time I get to the best bite. Or what if I save the new stuff for an “important” event and there are so many other newer things to choose from by then. Or what if the world.ends. in the hot minute between the bad and the good. Yes, I leave no possibility behind.

So mission teach-english-in-south-korea wasn’t a difficult decision. People assume I gave up comfort and the known for un-comfort and the unknown. And that I must be crazy. They can’t be further from the truth.

I’ve never had a plan. I don’t know what tomorrow holds and I like it that way.

The whole let’s-plan-and-worry-about-the-future-and-completely-miss-out-on-the-present-moment just isn’t my thing.

“I love the natural spontaneity of life- the randomness and rawness that makes life so beautiful.” -Tia

Ya. I just quoted myself. in my own blog. I’m clearly way too cool for school.

And on that note, here’s a totally-unrelated-to-this-post-but-still-SO-AWESOME k-pop video (I believe k-pop means Korean pop):

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