Scallywag

To get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

~ Mark Twain ~

Archive for January, 2014

Where did you learn to talk like that?
How you speak says everything.

Whose Voice Are You Using?

January 30th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 5 secs

Where did you learn to talk like that?

Where did you learn to talk like that?

You know that voice. You’ve heard it so many times when you were growing up when you vowed and declared you’d never use it. But here you are saying the same thing. Read the rest of this entry »

It's not the doughnut that drives us so much as our needs for self-soothing.
Do you know your own comfort seeking behaviours?

Some Self Soothing Will Do It

January 28th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 37 secs

It's not the doughnut that drives us so much as our needs for self-soothing.

It’s not the doughnut that drives us so much as our needs for self-soothing.

People do all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons. But ultimately, one big reason for doing anything is to do for the feeling it brings. Read the rest of this entry »

Beware of cheap airlines. You could be at risk.
How safe are discount airline flights?

Why Discount Airlines Are Dangerous

January 25th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 7 secs

Beware of cheap airlines. You could be at risk.

Beware of cheap airlines. You could be at risk.

Inconvenience and discomfort are hardly hazards. But our return flight home on Singapore Airlines discount subsidiary, Scoot Airlines, highlighted the risks that go with barebones flying. Read the rest of this entry »

Everybody needs a hug.
Cuddles are good for us.

Less Talk More Touch

January 22nd, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 43 secs

Everybody needs a hug.

Everybody needs a hug.

Contact is cultural. In some parts of the world, many words are offered to express simple ideas. Whilst in others, using a few quiet words means a lot. But there is one type of communication that speaks more powerfully than words and that’s touch. Read the rest of this entry »

Thamks to Happy Shave your life has meaning...
 

The Happiness Sham

January 20th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 41 secs

Thamks to Happy Shave your life has meaning...

Thamks to Happy Shave your life has meaning…

“Did you know each cup is filled with love?” And, “Our trendy accessories are guaranteed to make you blissfully happy” “… while you dream of a supreme lifestyle of pleasurable living in our exclusive luxury estate”. What a load of baloney! Read the rest of this entry »

Conceit never looks good.
What is going on in that head?

When Good Looking Is Ugly

January 17th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 45 secs

Conceit never looks good.

Conceit never looks good.

Visiting a place like Phuket in Thailand it’s impossible not to notice the emphasis on good looks. Being a beach culture the emphasis is on good times, partying, and physicality. So it’s such a shame that it can be so ugly. Read the rest of this entry »

Sometimes life just feels too hard to figure out.
Wot is "comslikated"?

It’s Complicated

January 14th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 36 secs

Sometimes life just feels too hard to figure out.

Sometimes life just feels too hard to figure out.

Nothing looks complicated from a distance. Look out from a mountain across fields, cities, or suburbs and everything seems neatly arranged into patterns and clean lines. But come closer and life is far from orderly and complete. Read the rest of this entry »

Don't listen to 'em.
Being talked at too much is enough to overwhelm us.

Getting Your Attention

January 12th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 18 secs

Don't listen to 'em.

Don’t listen to ’em.

Hey look! Sex! Celebrity! Violence! Action! Shock! Cash! Getting your attention is the currency of our times. Read the rest of this entry »

Self-honesty is a tonic.
Be honest with yourself.

Walk That Talk

January 10th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 45 secs

Self-honesty is a tonic.

Self-honesty is a tonic.

Nobody wants to listen to ideal ideas. They want to see living proof. Too many of us are caught up in idealized thinking that doesn’t amount to a hill of beans. Read the rest of this entry »

Happiness has its limits
There's a threshold to happiness... somewhere.

Happiness And Diminishing Returns

January 7th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 6 secs

Happiness has its limits

Happiness has its limits

Having enough to be happy doesn’t take much. Add anything more to that, and the law of diminishing returns kicks in. Read the rest of this entry »