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Day off

I had a good night sleep at Grand Lexis, Port Dickson attending my 2D1N team building. The kids are at their daddy’s place until today, I’m going to meet them after A’s dance class and H’s music playschool. It feels different. It feels like.. freedom, though I feel guilty saying this while visualizing my kids’ faces that I really miss.

Waking up to an empty bed two days in a row, I realize one thing.

Divorce or single parenthood can also mean that you get more time on your own. When I wrote Me time, it was as though I have less time than mothers who have their Abangs to help them with stuff. I guess now, it’s not necessarily true, and not so relevant for me to defend the need for cracked cheaper handphone, tabs or TV as an excuse.

It is actually, the time for the kids is spread differently when the parents don’t live together. For each parent, it’s like a full 24 hours shift and you’ll get one day off instead of working 12 hours and get a good night sleep.

I do, however, feel sorry for mothers/fathers who have long distance spouses, or spouses who don’t/can’t really cooperate in taking care of their kids. In that case, even married, they are still working 24 hours shift, and worst without having hardly any day off.

Mothers, in any circumstances, will do EVERYTHING for their kids and for that, my premise today shouldn’t be of any debate.

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NaNoWriMo

I’ve posted on Instagram about my intention to join NaNoWriMo. Really, these are my first few words.

So, what is NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month often shortened to NaNoWriMo is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30.

So it’s a total of 50,000 words manuscript that I’m challenging myself to, about 1667 words daily if I start from the first of November and never miss a day.

I don’t plan to write a novel though, I just want to write more words. Be it in my poems, journal and blog. (After that full stop is just 104 words and I already don’t know what to write anymore)

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I live in a cupboard

I live in a cupboard and in that cupboard is a small room. A minimalist space with a single bed – probably in super single size so it’s easy for anyone to sleep in with me (H, A or AF). Feathery soft comforter. No extra pillow so I can enjoy alone-ness (or better, solitude).

Two-layers curtain, one sheer and another will turn the room into jet black darkness.

An open bath tub, but with a secluded toilet cube.

A working desk with a laptop, a journal, papers for quick and dirty scribbling. Basic stationeries. There’s a book shelf with all the books I haven’t finished and all other books that I wish to read. An ipod instead of a phone or a tab. (Wifi please..)

33 pieces of minimalist outfits of various styles with monochrome colours – hues of white, grey, black and blue. 7 sets of comfy pajamas/nightdresses that come with animal prints/cartoons socks each, among them is one pair of extra long socks.

Mini kitchen and pantry with generous stock of cold coffee, peas, tasteless crackers, noodles and water with heavenly taste.

..and a small pot of succelents.

I live in the cupboard and here is my dream.

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