[ How World Cup is a lot like life ]

Let’s face it, the world is was obsessed with the recent World Cup especially as the two teams going head-to-head quite literally were the least expected ones. The huge investment for hosting the world class event is always paid off with victory in the home ground, no? Oh, I forgot this year marked one of the major turns of events that once again reminded us that life doesn’t go as we please. I didn’t understand at first why I became so engrossed with a bunch of guys fighting over a ball. Other than the attractive physiques of the Germans and the adorable collars of the French players’ uniforms, I realized World Cup was much more than the well-toned body and tactful ball-juggling. It reflects life in general.

Whether tall or short, you have your own strengths and advantages. Whether you are as tall as Neuer or as petite as Messi, the field doesn’t restrict your full potentials. The finesse of blocking the ball defending the goal with a mere fist doesn’t insinuate one into having the agility of passing the ball. There is bound to be a position that suits you best. Even if there isn’t, as long as you are focused on achieving that spot, you will get there. Therefore, no matter how belittling your situation might be and how incapable you think you are, have a change of mindset that it CAN BE done. IT WILL BE.

the golden fist

the agile petite

History repeats itself. However, the years of rivalry between two nations will be concluded in one way or another. Let’s use an apt example of Brazil and Germany. In 1999, Brazil defeated Germany with a score of 4-0 and again 2-0 in 2002. They, however, managed to get a tie 1-1 two years later. Just a few weeks ago, the conclusion has been drawn that the epic 7-1 score, in favour of Germany, signifies the true key of life. Balance is the key.

Miracles do happen, even to bad people. The guy who will be detested for years to come by the Brazilians and who recently even received death threats, Juan Zuniga, didn’t face any sanctions and was so fortunately ruled out from any disciplinary actions after injuring the Brazilian star who potentially could have claimed victory right at home. Even the sturdiest goalkeeper and the most indestructible defence could also be crippled with a mere free kick.

the epic goal

the epic goal

Unfaltering persistence yields results. It wasn’t uncommon to see most of the strikers attempting multiple shoots to score a goal. After all, the probability of achieving one out of so many tries would be higher than not even trying in the first place. Not only did this kind of performance entertain and excite the spectators, the giant companies that sponsored this global sporting event also adopted the same strategy all around the football field. Yes, McDonald’s, you’ve won my heart.

Opposing force is needed to succeed and grow. I’d like to succeed and grow. Contradict me, or not.



[ If not for fear ]

If not for fear,
I would achieve greater things beyond my wildest imagination.
I would step over my own irrational trap countless times.
I would reach up to the sky even when my hands weren’t long enough.
I would dive into any opportunities regardless of the risks.

If not for fear,
I would be living my dream.
I would assume no hindrances which stopped me from trying.
I would do the unconventional.
I would have no worries of making mistakes.

But if not for fear,
I would not have been driven to counter my wildest imagination.
I would not have created my own boundary in the first place.
I would not have even bothered to stretch out my arm.
I would not have discovered that there were far greater things yet to be unfolded.

I am thankful I am capable of feeling fear.
Without it, my life could be better.
With it, though, my life is much more exciting.


This post is published in response to the Daily Prompt: Fearless Fantasies


[ We all need a good laugh ]

With my conscience racing against the many due dates, it is rather ambitious to expect hearty laughter to tickle my stressful being. My calendar monthly planner is filled with illegible scribbles. Countless bookmarks and tabs are left opened in my web browser. My room is littered with a terrible mess and trembling jitters. I was so consumed with agenda follow-up that there was simply no remembrance of the time I last bust a gut.

It was not until the bolt reached the edge and got unscrewed that I went nuts for even the smallest things. I definitely do not want to be the crankiest woman alive despite having already won the reputation, thanks to the premenstrual syndrome. As grateful as I am to the people around me who intentionally or unintentionally try to cheer me up, there is somebody who always gets on my nerves. What a surprise (not) — it is none other than I, me, and myself. Oh, that’s three!

Every now and then, I get angry with my incapability to handle things more maturely. Other times, my insecurity climbs up to my face and obscures my vision of what is ahead. Disappointments and past mistakes sometimes cloud my judgement and also my sense of humour. If you were in my shoes, you’d most likely stumble. My shoe size is 40 and that is so much bigger than the average women’s, mind you. In all seriousness, though, if you were in my shoes, take a breather even though you have no asthma. It helps a lot in clearing up the cluttered mind and postponing all the worries so that you can laugh again.

Indeed, my concentration in the juggling act was put on hold when my sister showed me this video:

I burst out laughing after watching it, which does not make sense. I do chuckle at the smartest jokes but seldom roar at plain a** jokes. Besides, this kind of video has been around for a while and a minute addition to the trend would not make any difference,or so I thought. Why was it so funny, then? I guess we don’t always have to give reasons to everything, do we?

Have a good laugh!

Pee-nut butt-er


This post is published in response to the Daily Prompt: Roaring Laughter






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