Monday, April 21, 2008


So I turn 26 on the 26th..

I'm not a big fan of even numbers.. BUT.. And in the spirit of attracting all that is positive.. I'm going to squeeze my eyes shut and wish that its going to be a wonderful year.

With age, comes wisdom ;) or so they say!

In my life (so far):

I have learnt that u get to pick once, so pick wisely.

I have learnt that friends come and go, but blood is the eternal tie.

I have learnt that even blood ties can be severed if you get hurt over and over again.

I have learnt that no matter how well rounded u are, given the right amount of ongoing stress.. You can do the unthinkable.

I have learnt that in order to go on, we sometimes have to make up excuses.. For ourselves, and for those we care about.

I have learnt (the hard way) that anything and everything u did would come back to bite u in the tush, sooner or later.

I have learnt that men are much easier to live with, work with, or have a relationship with.. than women..

I have learnt that the only constant thing is change, that it will happen weather u like it or not.

I have learnt that your mom does know better, no matter how absurd it sounds at the time.

I have learnt that there is no such thing as "its not you, its me", that if ur really into a person u would get over whatever it is that's in "you".

I have learnt (have always known) that if ur happy, everyone around u will be.. Its not a secret anymore.

I have learnt that while its important to forgive, its much more important not to forget.

I have learnt that life is a gamble, and if u don't have what it takes to put urself out there, ur just a sad excuse of a human being.

I have also learnt that life is too short to go easy on the little stuff, cuz every little bit matters.

I have learnt that once u stop learning (and I did for some time) u fall into this vicious cycle of boredom and apathy.

I have learnt that no matter how bad ur day is going, a heart felt compliment or a thankful smile can turn it around in a second.

I have learnt that everything is subjective, and that there are at least two sides to every argument.

I have learnt that for u to have a clear view, u have to forget the box, and what's outside it, instead zoom out and think panoramically.

I have learnt that by expecting the unexpected u can miss the expected.

I have learnt that controlling ur impulses is the hardest thing I have to live with.

I have learnt that when two people meet, and connect.. They both carry a little bit of each other when they leave.

I have learnt that it takes 6 months to know what a person is really made off, a cut-off point that never fails.

I have learnt that in marriage, the first year is the hardest, and married life takes A LOT of effort in order to work.

I have learnt that most problems could be resolved by good, honest communication.

I have learnt that people will continue to disappoint me, its just the way life goes.

I have learnt that I still want to learn, that there is more in life out there for me to explore (and conquer? XD) and that nothing can stand in my way.

- to life long learning a la experience xx
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Fa6ma said...

SO beautiful! I just loved the post! Happy birthday, and hey my birthday in hijra is today and I'll be 25.. =)

I loved it all and yeah I think that happy people can radiate happiness to others =)

Baroque said...

loved that, thanx for sharing those jewels of your "wisdom" lol ;p

i'm loving the fact that you believe in "forgive and don't forget" i've been preaching this since forever, and everyone seems to disagree..

but then again, u and me might be the ones always getting hurt.. xx

in my choos said...

yeyy i turn 22 on the 24th <3

"I have learnt that I still want to learn, that there is more in life out there for me to explore (and conquer? XD) and that nothing can stand in my way."

funny how i feel the EXACT way! i just finished my last class of uniii (for good ;p ) last thursday, but i still feel i haven't learnt a speck of what is out there to be learnt! i guess we have to keep reading (i bought the last lecture.)


Fa6ma said...

I agree with you Baroque about forgiving and not forgetting.. Forget the grudge but don't forget that it happened, because the mistake contributed to the relationship wether in a bad or a good way, right? =)

Mi said...

Another lovely post of yours..

What goes around will come back to bite you in the tush .. So true it made me *giggle*.. xD

happy Birthday!! xxXooo

Fastidious Babe said...

fa6ma: thanx babe, and happy hijri bday to u! xx

baroque: it really is important not to forget so as not to get hurt again.. ;)

in my choos (n/h): happy belated bday girl, learning is not only about reading though.. its about living situations and learning from them.. ur gonna know what im talking about once u start working xx
oh and congrats!

Mi: thanks babe.. i had a wonderful bday.. thanx to u ;)

PinkChampagne said...

Happy Happy belated Fastidious!...that was truly a gorgeously inspiring post...I wish you all the best and I love those words of wisdom.
Ive learned that I miss you loads :D havent seen you for a while near my corner.
To you xx

Fastidious Babe said...

PinkChampagne : Awww BAAABE *hugggzzZz* thank yoouuu!!! et my bad.. got distracted for some time! gonna catch up on my fave blogs pronto Xxx

Mi said...

Ahaa! Wana agool mn wain yat lil miss wisdom!

Fastidious Babe said...

babe, u witness it on a day to day basis do u not? :P

Mi said...

t9adgeen, i discovered that the more you talk, the more probability a person will say wise stuff.

Believe it or not, it happens with me xD

Fastidious Babe said...

wisdom is (clears throat, eyes wide open at 0541) the result of gathering up all ur info/experience.. processing it and talking about it.. so yes.. the more u talk.. the more wisdom comes out of ur mouth.. bs msh kl person can do that.. hence the lil miss wise thing XD AND DROP IT MI! LOL

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