Tuesday, July 15, 2008

We interrupt this blog to bring you this message


I've been in front of a computer since eleven-ish this morning doing some crazy translation work that I'm at the point of near madness. (No, I'm not in publishing or translation, but in a series of events that started somewhat quite accidently earlier this month, I suddenly found myself being coerced into doing this translation work in a meeting this morning. Why, oh why am I bilingual? Ok, so are most people here... some even trilingual. But why? Again.)

Anyway, after giving it some thought (and the fact that sitting at the computer gives you the opportunity to procrastinate), I figured that I'd call myself the queen of translation in the facebook update status section, which is what I just did and along the way I decided to check out my horoscope (although it may seem odd to check it out when you only have 6 hours left of the day) and found this:

"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back, it is yours. There are some things you just cannot change, no matter how hard you try. It is time to admit this to yourself and move on"

Now, firstly I need to clarify that I'm not a big believer in horoscope predictions. There was this one time long a go when the horoscope said that I should wait in anticipation for an invitation to have some fun. So, my roomate and I waited by our phones (rather excitedly, if I may so myself) for that invite (we were both pisceans. Oops, we still are. I think). In the end, nothing exciting happened and we resigned to our fate of finishing up pointless assignments.

Back to today... Well, the statement kind of made me curious. What could this something possibly be? (I've sort of ruled out humans because I highly doubt that it has anything to do with humans on my part, at least) And if it is an inanimate object... then what could possibly walk out on you and then come back. Or what could you possibly ditch into the dustbin and find again at your doorstep?

The only thing I can think of at the moment is a boomerang and the fact that my translation work ain't over yet. I really really need more time and maybe a boomerang to love!

6 comments:

  1. oh dear. horoscopes :)

    I had one horoscope that read 'don't worry, it will all be sorted..'

    Which is my classic phrase. So it was kinda spooky.

    SS

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  2. what do you call a boomerang that doesn't come back?






    A stick!


    I'm sorry, but I couldn't resist that terrible joke

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  3. ss: Ah, now that's an interesting horoscope. At least you identify with it. Mine has been lies, lies and lies since forever....lol!

    aunty: Hehehe... I actually laughed at the joke. It made my day. Sort of... :)

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  4. "It is time to admit this to yourself and move on"

    You don't know just how much I needed to hear that right now :)

    Hope you got all that work done without any problems.

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  5. horoscope... dont let it prophesise your life :)

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  6. orhan: Well, at least the message served a function. I'm done with translations... I hope. Thanks :)

    zewt: yeah, that's for sure... analysing it is fun, though...

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