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Belle B
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On being judgmental: a note on understanding oneself
i started drafting this a while back. it started out being a list of observations that i made recently from the stories that i've been told, and this list has been growing. none of these concerns me other than the mere fact that the people who are closest a...
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the art of being old: a note on a beautiful life
in a few days, i am going to be officially in my mid-thirties. and yep, i am officially mortified. they say that age is just a number, and that how old you are really is about how you feel inside. problem is that i feel old inside . and yes, i put it out to...
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Some topics are tough to talk about: a note on starting over
I haven't written in this space for over a year. I have missed pouring my thoughts in this corner of the world wide web. A lot has changed in the months that passed. It is really weird for me to write this, but I feel like I am a changed person. I think I a...
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Life lately via instagram: May, June and July 2015 edition
this, i think, is the best way to spend the weekend - a cup of coffee with someone you love. after a run, of course, but the run can be optional. i thought about what life was like before i started running regularly. i can't imagine life without running now...
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Supporting gay marriage: a note on acceptance
I posted a link on my Facebook wall to an article by Amanda Vanstone on the debate on gay marriage . Gay marriage, I am excited about. Perhaps it is because I got married and then realise that hey, it can actually be pretty good, despite the bad rap that it...
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When it ends: a note on relationships
I have not seen her nor spoke with her for months, years, and from time to time, I do miss her, or more likely, the version of her that I etched in my memory. Once upon a time, there was this one person that I loved so wholeheartedly. I believed that she wo...
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Learning finance from Dad: a note on money management
Every so now and then, Dad and I got to talk about money. When I say talk, what I really mean is this: he talks, I listen. As such, most of these stories are not exactly mine to tell, they are his. This, coupled with the fact that talking about money is reg...
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Labels, love and lies: a note on an important life lesson
I drafted something this morning, only to hit the delete button. I do that sometimes when I feel that the topic that I write is a little bit too "personal" for my liking, and I have one too many of those topics. It is also ironic that since I don't write ab...
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The forgiveness experiment
So you’re broken. And then what? I have said this previously: some people are malfunctioning, malicious and broken beyond repair. This is because, I think, they’ve been broken one too many times. I also think that I am one of these people. I don’t know how ...
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On how far I've come (and why I write)
Seven years ago (at the time of writing) I finished a meeting
and walked into the Queen Victoria Building on George Street to meet a bald
man. I had no idea what I was doing, no idea that it was a moment that would
change everything. I certainly wasn’t imag...
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