Music makes my heart soar!

Hello, Tomodachi’s!

I have not been posting as often as I used to for a while now and I am sorry for that. I will try my very best to post at least once (or MAYBE even twice) a week from now on.

Anyway, in this blog post, I wanted to talk about something different since my last blog post was of me rambling and ranting. Here is something a bit happier.

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My one year anniversary at my massage job

Hello Tomodachi’s,

I had fallen from the face of the earth and have reappeared once again! I hope you all did not miss me too much.

Just as the title suggests, I wanted to tell you all about how on May 20th I made one year working at my current [massage] job. Therefore, this blog post was written only to briefly congratulate myself and give myself a tap on the back for staying at my current job for so long.

Are you wondering why I am congratulating myself for something that most of you might consider so normal? Well, that is because this is the first time in my ‘adult’ life that I have ever worked for anyone for so long. Are you shocked? Yeah, me too!

Please let me explain. I am the type of person who gets bored with things very quickly. In order for something to hold my interest for a long time I need it to be interesting, competitive and compelling, thrilling and something I can always learn from and lose myself into.

Though I have done quite a number of jobs, I could not find a job that could hold my interest for long and so I would end up quitting these jobs in 6 months or less. Actually very few jobs have I worked for 6 months.

However, my massaging job gives me a sort of satisfaction I have never felt before. Though the company I work for leaves a lot to be desire, the massaging job itself makes me happy. Despite me always complaining about how much back and body pains I now have thanks to this job, this is so far the only job I can see myself doing for a long time. I think I have finally found my calling!

So, I am grateful I am able to find a job that I very much enjoy doing. Even though it may not be in the field that I have studied for but oh well…

Have you, dear readers, already found your dream job?

A gathering where I’m surrounded by new faces

Hello Tomodachi’s,

Good evening to you all. I hope you all are doing well this fine Thursday evening. I was unable to publish a blog post on Wednesday for which I sincerely apologise.

On today’s blog post, I would like to briefly speak about my experience during a dinner gathering hosted by the family I am currently staying with and Au Pairing for. On a few occasions, I have mentioned on my blog about how I work as an an pair for a nice and friendly Indian family and how I look after their two kids, ages 2 and 8.

Anyway, the dinner gathering included their close friends and their families who all originally come from Kerela, India, and now reside in the Netherlands (at least most of them do). They do not have the opportunity of meeting up regularly as to how this dinner gathering came to be.

The gathering on Saturday was the first time I have ever seen so many people from Kerela all gathered in one place. To be absolutely honestly, before I started Au Pairing I had not even known of such a state in India. So, as you could imagine I was a little overwhelmed that evening being surrounded by these many people from Kerela and seeing all their new faces. Not to mention, they all spoke the same language, Malayalam, and I was the only one whose mothertongue was English.

After getting over my initial nervousness everything else went well. All in all, the evening was nice, the food was really well made (with 3 of the dishes being traditional Kerela dishes) and throughout the evening everyone was very nice and I was able to have some nice conversations with a few people. Plus someone sang two Malayalam songs which I thought he performed pretty well on the spot.

Anyway, the point of this post was to tell you all that people should try going out into the world and meet other people, talk to them, get to know them and their experiences and their reality. Even if you may feel a little overwhelmed in the beginning and may be out of your comfort zone by doing something new, still go out, do it and mingle. You will be surprised how much new things you can learn from others in doing so. Life is a journey and it was meant to be explored.

WhatisAngieuptoMondays: Getting a chance to speak a little broken Japanese

Hey, everyone! How are you all? I apologise for the quite late blog post. It was due to some unexpected events that occurred, alongside slow working internet or no internet at all. My apologies

Anyway, if you follow at least one of my social media you would know that yesterday I was quite ecstatic when I was able to communicate with them a little bit in Japanese. As some of you may already know, I am a big fan of everything Japanese: Japanese culture, their language and their entertainment. And to be able to speak Japanese face to face with a couple of real Japanese was like a dream come true for me. I do not think I have ever been so excited like this in a long time that I could feel my heart beating in my chest. Yes, I was that excited and happy!  Continue reading

Only YOU can make yourself happy

Hello, everyone. How are you all? I hope you are all doing well. I am personally dying from this ridiculous heat. Today has been so hot in the Netherlands that even wearing shorts and a  tank top still does not help. I am sweating like there is no tomorrow.

Make yourself happy

Anyway, when you look at the image above what thoughts cross your mind? I came across this image some days ago on my Facebook newsfeed and decided I wanted to write a little something about it.

I can only speak for myself since I am my own person, but when I look at the image above I agree wholeheartedly with it. This is because too many people have this naive perception that in order to be happy they need to be with someone to achieve that, which is not the case. In my opinion, happiness stems from a person’s mindset. A couple of weeks ago I saw a commentator write how having your own family will absolutely make you happy. This is not the case for every person. You have some people rushing into relationships, marriage or having children believing the nonesense that society spews, that once you have a family you will become happy or ‘feel completed’. Then you end up with parents killing their family because they were not happy at all, but instead they ended up being miserable.Of course, some external factors can contribute to happiness but if you cannot make yourself happy from the bottom of your heart, then who can? Your happiness starts with YOU!

You may have a very social life and have lots of friends, or even have everything you may desire but if you do not feel happiness from within youself you will never truly be happy. It is basically just covering up a festering wound with a BandAid. I strive to make myself happy. What are your thoughts on this? Please post your comments in the comment section below and let me know what you are thinking.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope to see you onFriday for my next post. Until then, see you all next time.