99.8% Full Moon Tonight

Being in Vancouver and peeking out of the car with this huge, brilliant moon presenting itself like saying “I’m here, bold and beautiful. Come and stare.” Stare I did indeed!

One fact I had encountered this-normal-crazy-all-staff-and-boss-cranky day has something to do with this big bold moon. I even said it whilst consoling one of the femmes who just broke  down after having 2 femmes scream at her for no apparent reason. I said there must be a full moon with the females. I read that full moon influencing a pull on liquid (full moon equals high tide) affects females moods. I read before (forgive the missing reference for my statement) that full moon have an emotional effect to females and more than men because we have more liquid contents in our body than men.
It was a theory on the document I read before but more often than not moods this horrid I found is when the moon is full. Coincidence? I don’t think so. I believe in this magnetic pull and wishing it wont be that full tomorrow. So there you go. If you are cranky today for no reason ’tis the answer. Have a good night.


Ups and Downs



Ahhhh, the consequential cliche whenever you feel like the world is on you. But alas, that is not the content of this blog. When I say Ups and Downs, I mean UPS and DOWNS.

Ups like Victoria Beckham’s rumored computerized closet that gives inventories of when the item was worn (check my reference down) which, well, cost around $500k (US eh! Canadians add 25% more on that, sheesh!).

There are and maybe days where you feel like, uhmmm, a simple walk in closet would do. You may not have the notion to have  your 360 degree view of yourself prior to getting out of your room (yes, the closet does that too). There are rich people, and there are rich people. And where they spend depends on their fancy.

Alright, how about the DOWNS? The downs, ah, Congo is one word to summarize it all. That is only an example. Up to now there are people dying of malnutrition. No water to drink, no work, no land, I could go on. There are people who eat once a day or less and not by choice. Its fate, kismet, there is no explanation, we can try and be rational but this is reality.

The Ups and Downs are part of life. How can you make the difference? When you are up give, not only money, but time, advise, service, whatever. Giving when you are up and others down could even the scale. As when you are down someone will extend to you to even out the scale. Its a simple quid pro quo “something for something”. Its the yin yang of life.


When you grow envious of the more fortunate, think of the less fortunate than yourself. Get out of the house and do something meaningful, help balance the scale, you will feel a lot better. I assure you.


The Poison in Beauty


Poison in beauty


Phantasmal Poison Frog Epipedobates tricolor; wow what a mouth full, but that is their official name. I find them quite beautiful. They are commonly called Dart frogs.

One other relative species is called Dendrobatids that include some of the most toxic animals on Earth. The two-inch-long (five-centimeter-long) golden poison dart frog has enough venom to kill 10 grown men. Indigenous Emberá people of Colombia have used its powerful venom for centuries to tip their blowgun darts when hunting, hence the genus’ common name.

You may be wondering why I am discussing these beauties, well for the justification of making a point (bloggers and writers have that goal, in my opinion).

The beauty of the Dart frogs color makes it attractive. The size hiding the malevolent nature of its existence. Its origin and purpose masked by the meek stature of the amphibian. Like humans, we are normally judged by how we appear, how we carry ourselves, how we speak and relate to others. At a distance the judging of one’s character is tricky. Get closer and some features can be evident. But its true nature? It can only be known by researching. Investigating and inventively unearthing relative facts to the purpose.

The correlation? Seek and observe then move with stealth, you wont know the venom’s effectivity until it sinks and paralyzes you or worse, kill you. Don’t be taken by sheer beauty or attractiveness. Use your bodies other senses, eyes are the initial surveyor don’t make it the decision maker. Enjoy your weekend.



Hitting your head with a hammer



There are days that the extra bar of chocolate, another glass of beer or seeing an ex would be crossing one’s abhorrent mind. Considering the sugar increase, jumping of the wagon or adultery (uhrm infidelity) issues.
I have just been in a life altering surgery after an unpredictable disease. It is surreal, the miracle of walking out of that condition is so slim a percentage, it’s almost none existent.
Going back to my point, the feeling of doing something wrong but still goes ahead with it is surrounded by numerous reason and my point because after the hammer hits the head one feels good for a long time after that.
Life throws a lot of curve balls. Either we go through the hoops, bounce it back or take the force that has been thrown to us. There are scary stages, uncertain delusions or sweet memories. Being human we could enjoy all of those confetti of emotions and aren’t we lucky?

Harmony and Happiness?


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi



I took this picture on our way to Tofino, its a surfer’s dream place. We stopped on the road just to view the breathtaking coherence of the river with the rocks and the tress on the mountain reaching to the sky, melting the medley of a picturesque nature you would like to bask in for while.

Nature does it easy, its harmony could depict the happiness it sings to its audience. We, the capital observes, needs just to stop and listen. Witness what nature has to offer. Take the time to see what nature has to offer. It is there for the taking.


Us, as humans, as people, is always aspiring for the happiness. Harmony brings that about. Gandhi said it is when all the things you think, say and do comes together in a blend that compliments and jibes to a perfect rhythm then there is happiness. Easier said than done. Its the great analogy, but let’s put it in perspective. 


We want to make our family happy, how do we do it? We work 2-3 jobs at a time to make ends meet, have food on the table and to make sure they don’t starve and have most things provided for the family. But where are you? Are they happy you are not there? Does your thinking of the family’s happiness coincide with what you did and say? I don’t think so. What is the solution to this? This is common, I see it everywhere and once I was of them. I worry on the pre planning stages, I worry on the tomorrow, I worry for the debt, I worry . . .


Perspective is the answer. going down to basics, stripping bare is the key. 2-3 jobs, yes that is needed to pay the mortgage. The answer, let it go and rent. Ooops but that’s investment! Errr, invest when there’s extra not when you are killing yourself without sleep to keep the gazebo. How about debts? Oh yeah, consolidate, get a financial adviser and yeah, to its extreme, declare bankruptcy, sounds radical, but this stops the rat race. Then you know, that is the time, you can finally watch the sunset with your kids playing around you and you sipping your coffee or wine biding your time.


I was given an advise by a wise old friend. The family needs the basic, do not over exert your self with things. The family needs the husband and wife, if with kids, then just the mom and dad. Make it simple. You are still called a family even if you didn’t go to the Euro tour like your neighbor did last spring.


If you are muddled by happiness, having difficulty with harmony, stop and think then do. I did that and I’m happy. Not perfect, not affluent but happy.