Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Man

All this talk about the future, current uncertainties and hitting year 30 brought about a very interesting question to myself: What kind of man do I want to be? The finished article (well, not finished but perhaps part 1?), say in 5 years' time.

I have some ideas but am unable to articulate it properly at the moment.


In a conversation a few months ago, with regards to the expectations for a man to at least meet the lifestyle requirements of the woman:

"You mentioned that there would be expectations and/or pressure for the guy to meet the lifestyle of the girl. I would agree that's the case most of the time. It's hard for a guy to date a girl who on her own, enjoys perhaps finer things in life (again, this is all relative of course) if there are expectations for him to partake or finance it.

But just a thought. Does that mean that guys would almost always seek economically equal or economically less able girls? And girls would almost always seek or accept guys who are economically more able or to a lesser extent, equal?"

Any thoughts?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.” Michelle Obama, inscription on journal given to Barbara Bush

And as painful or gleeful as it may seem sometimes when things come to an end, there is truth in this. As you walk onto the top of the hill and the horizon clears, sunlight in your eyes and you see that there's more, much much more. More adventures, more discoveries, more ups and downs, valleys and hills.

So, keep walking, keep journeying, keep discovering - the beauty of life is such, filled with silver linings in times of darkness. It's a choice - to live. And to have a new beginning every day.