Change is not for wussies

There’s a reason for my protracted absence in the last three months: I was in the midst of a job change and was in the process of adjusting, finding my footing and proving myself. The new position, in a very challenging but very good company, also placed me in a manager position which meant being responsible…

Paper Junkie, Journal Love

People can be addicted to a lot of things: money, good make-up, nice clothes, living the high life, travel, smokes, drugs and sex. Me — my addiction is pinnacle geek girl — I am hopelessly, addicted to paper. My love affair with paper (notebooks, journals, drawing pad) began as a snot-nosed six year old. Usually depleting a…

Quo Vadis, KamikazeeGirl?

Along with the coming of the New Year is the opportunity to take stock of the past year, forgive past transgressions, learn from the failures of yesterday and move on with hopeful plans for the next. In my case, I am approaching 2017 a lot less cynical, a lot more mature and grown up. Suffice…

The future’s so bright, you gotta wear shades! 

As what one of my favorite poets, Brandon Boyd, used to say:  “Whatever tomorrow brings I’ll be there – with open arms and open eyes…”  I have been mulling a career change for the last few months, brought by some happenings in the professional front and a few realizations after I have begun to bring…

The Birthday Manifesto

Like clockwork, as soon as my birthday week rolls around, I get antsy and I start questioning my existence. Call it the birthday blues or mid-life crisis but it’s always the same each time my birthday draws near.  For this year, I tried to make it different. Instead of whining and complaining, I am now…

Hello 2016! 

   Hello 2016 – and thank you 2015 for a fruitful start for KamikazeeGirl.  2015 has been a very auspicious start for this blog. I purchased my domain name Last January 1, 2015 with the intention to take this site publicly. While it took me six months, in June of 2015, to finally have the…

The dress that wouldn’t fit

  My mother-in-law bought the nicest, cutest dress in London for me to wear on my wedding anniversary. The material was good: the softest lace, nice British collars and the nicest hue of blue. Excitedly, I put it on.  It did not fit.  Mother-in-law and sister-one-law balked and keveched on the dress that wouldn’t fit,…

Be a joy to others 

Let me share you a story about a young lady I met during the launch of the new Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Giving Journal.  It’s always nice to be complemented, especially when someone appreciates your talent. Have you imagined a random stranger showing appreciation for what you can do? Or going out of your…

Losing Sayuri

  How do you even grieve when you lose a pet you love so much?  Is it even normal to feel your heart break into a hundred tiny pieces and know that somehow, a piece will always be missing no matter how many years have gone by. Until now, I am still coming to terms…