Good Afternoon readers, how are you guys doing? I’m back here at my Third Place, Starbucks Monash. My favourite of them all. Meet the baristas that I haven’t seen in a long time. Used my new Monash parking 🙂 so all in all, goo stuff.
I’d like to apologise for the tardiness of this post,last week says quite… Hectic. So I’ll try my best to pretend that today is last Saturday.
I had a lot a fun last week, but of course there was the side dish of drama and stress all over the place, but we made it out in the end. I’m still recovering from all the dancing. Reflecting on last week I’ve realised that I never want to feel like I’m not appreciated, it’s not a good feeling at all. People need to stop thinking that family will always be there no matter what because this can be abused, it can come to a point that one only goes back to those people you’ve neglected only when you need them, and this is not a healthy relationship. At some point, the people being taken for granted need to stand up for themselves. Why try so hard on people who don’t appreciate you when there at plenty of others who do appreciate you being part of their lives? This is a point that has become increasingly important to me over the past 6 months. I will make the effort to sustain the relationship and grow it, but if there is not reciprocation of this over a while, I’m going to stop wasting my time and effort.
On that note, I’ve also realised that family isn’t defined by blood. Last week 2 of my best friends came for the wedding, the controlled their liquor and behaved well, yes they had fun but they didn’t go bat-shit crazy, and when I told them that I was ok to go ballistic and get drunk, one of them looked at me and said, “Roshan, we have been invited represent the Groom, we will not make him look bad. Most importantly, we are repressing your family, the Kanesan family.” I was so damn touched by this, there was enough alcohol over the four days to flood Penang, but they didn’t act like kids in a candy shop. Thank you guys. That line is still stuck in my head, “we are representing the Kanesan family.”
What else did I learn? Punjabis know how to have fun 🙂 . That Even though i’ve not had the best health in my life, i am so very blessed to have my family and my friends in my life, a bunch of crazy, fun-loving & caring people.
Love you guys,
Thank for tuning in,
Straight From The Heart