November 26, 2013

I Have Learned Lately

1. Taking a long time to make the right decision is almost equivalent to making the wrong one.
I took a long time to book our hotel in New York because I wanted to stay in a nice hotel with a nice price. Who was I kidding? It's New York and it's Christmas! I was waiting for an excellent deal from travel sites that never came up. In the end, I had to choose between a not so nice hotel with a pocket-friendly rate  and a nice hotel with a heavy on the pocket rate. When I think about it, I shudder at the many hours I spent in front of my laptop looking for the special deal. Sigh.

2. A cough is not just a cough.
We had to go to Manila two weeks ago because EJ wasn't getting better here in Phnom Penh despite seeing two different doctors. He was actually getting worse (high fever, couldn't sleep through the night, nose bleeding).

We went to his pedia and it turns out EJ has persistent allergic rhinitis. He's okay now and we're back in Phnom Penh.

Sometimes, we may think a cough is just that. We even self-medicate sometimes. But we shouldn't do that. Allergic Rhinitis, according to EJ's pedia is also called pre-asthma. It can become asthma if it's not treated soon enough.

3. Material things lose value, invest in the intangibles (travel, relationships..)
I have a couple of luxury bags. Now, I want to sell them because I don't use them anymore (actually I never use them often). But welcome to the hard truth: I bought one bag for over a thousand dollars and somebody offered to buy it for only a couple of hundred dollars. Ouch!

4. No job is too small for anyone. 
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with the many everyday small things. But to get through the day, I just imagine I am Aung San Suu Kyi. Why? I read a story (or someone told me) about her, when she was still living in the UK, she irons everything even her husband's socks.

It's not about what you do, it's about how you do it.

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I guess, I miss blogging after all. LOL!