In Abstract

Sunday, August 27, 2017

In Abstract

The time I wore a forest green top with abstract black and white culottes.

So one day, my sis got me the same top that she had gotten for herself because I told her I would so steal hers. We can totally sport this green v-neck and back tank top together and be twinning soon. How marvelous! On that note, how are you, ladies doing? If you’re not a lady, then how about you, gentleman?

My very original opening lines aside, I’d like to mention that I’ve started listening to Sam Harris’ brilliant podcasts again and I must recommend them because they’re highly informative, multi-layered and very engaging.

The podcast I'd listened to late last night was on violence prevention and prediction. It’s a subject I am extremely interested in ever since I was a wee one even though I wasn’t exposed to physical violence. As a sensitive spirit who believes in empowering women, I've come to appreciate anything that teaches us (or reminds us) to be highly intuitive so we can pick up on pre-incident indicators of violence, a term used by Gavin de Becker, that's now stuck in my head.

Take a listen to the podcast Living With Violence to get yourself and all of your friends, women and men, educated on how to protect ourselves by being tuning into our built-in sense of intuition that often gets clouded mind noises.

Even though I am not directly a victim of violence, I know people who are directly impacted by it usually at the hands of those who are supposed to be loving them. I have family members who had been exposed to violence. My mom has friends who had been assaulted. I even gave my mom a two-hour lecture on the subject. Okay, maybe not two hours. But for my mom, that might be the case. Sorry, ma.

Whether we like it or not, we must get informed, especially as a woman being the gender that can easily be physically overpowered. Children too are often the victims of violence. If you have children (or work with children) and are looking to teach them on how to protect themselves, then please give the podcast a listen.

Moving on to a much lighter topic, I present to you what I wore that one fine evening the breeze nearly hypnotized me to sleep while standing.

I wore this green top that I love so much that I’ve even bought a strapless bra to wear under it so that the skinny spaghetti straps from the top can stand out. If you know me, that’s quite a commitment as I’m no fan of bras. Since I do appreciate the seamless look achieved from bras and to give the chest bits some support, I got no choice. The abstract printed culottes are a thrifted find. The Birkenstocks-style flats I’ve worn to death. And they’re still alive. So, yay.

The bag is from ZALORA Malaysia and it’s my current favorite bag as I love the metal details on the sides. My hair has started to sprout black roots and I don’t know what to do. Should I go for a new color? Lately, I’ve been putting aloe vera gel on my hair and couldn’t believe that my hair was that thirsty it’s been eating it all up. Thank you aloe vera plant! Next to coconut oil, aloe got me at hello. #lol

Anyway, what do you think of my outfit? Don’t forget to listen to the podcast to educate yourself about violence prevention and prediction. It is a must-listen! Yes, stop everything when you can and plug those darn earphones into your ear holes. No need to thank me for this reminder.

A quote to seal this entry, this time by, Mary Oliver:

“You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.”

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