The Problem with Too Many Options

Mr Sims is out with another brilliant post about relationships, and he likened it to going to a buffet service. Now, I’d already commented, but I kept thinking about it and something occurred to me. Why is it that women and men become so greedy whilst at the buffet and start gorging on the meal even with the available options? What do I mean by that? Well, you’re at a buffet, which means you have the opportunity to choose what combination of meals you want to enjoy. Now do you choose all the meals present because everything is there for your taking? No. Do you choose the meals you do not like because they’re there for the taking? Of course not! Why? Because there are a ton of options available to you; meals that you know you would enjoy having. And even when you step out of your comfort zone and try out a meal you’ve never had before, one that is totally not your type, you’ll first have a taste of it. If it goes down well and you enjoyed it, you will keep going back for seconds. Who knows, that type might be the meal you fall totally in love with. If you don’t like it, you’ll definitely put it away. So, if you will not force yourself to eat unpalatable meals at a buffet (even with the fact that you can have everything at the table), why do we settle for men or women that are either not good for us, not enjoyable for us to be with or leave us without that satisfaction of having had a great meal? It’s a buffet! You’re dating. You have the opportunity to choose what works for you. Take that chance and stop being worried that the meal with finish before you get to one you will really like. Or have you ever been to a true buffet service where all the meals finish before you get to it. I know I haven’t ;). Read the original post, and enjoy and even better? Leave a comment. I know Sim would love hearing from you, as would I :).

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The buffet line – the best and worst thing when it comes to eating food.

So much variety, yet so little time. So limited an opportunity to really enjoy yourself.

I’m past the point of pure gluttony that comes with all-you-can-eat buffets. When I was younger I was able to put away so much food, and what made the food even more delicious was the fact that it was all so cheap! Back then I was a growing boy and to some, overeating was sort of endearing…

And then you get a bit older and you come to the more expensive buffets. Not only is it so unsightly to cram so much food into your stomach, it also reeks of desperation, like you couldn’t get whatever it is you’re stuffing your face with elsewhere. Most importantly you don’t get to savour the food you’re eating. If you’re shoving chicken, veal…

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Adding to my Anime Addiction: Shingeki no Kyojin and Hunter X Hunter 2011

Rurouni.Kenshin.full.143097I love love animes. I adore them. From the very first anime I ever watched: Rurouni Kenshin, popularly known as Samurai X, I’ve just kept on going. I’ve discovered a genre of entertainment that appeals to me, and keeps me coming back for more and that is part of what makes my life so complete :). Of course, I love my animes subbed (spoken in Japanese and subtitled in English) and not dubbed (spoken in English), but that’s a story for another day.  Anyway, I’m always interested in getting new anime recommendations to add to my collection. Whether they’re short like Deathnote, 07 Ghost, Soul Eater, Kaze no Stigma, etc or long like Naruto, Bleach, Kuroshitsuji, Fairytale, etc, I want them all. Of course, when I say animes, I include the manga with them, because I like watching the animes and reading the mangas alongside them. It sort of gives me a more complete story, and for animes like Bleach which have been discontinued, having the manga to read has been a lifesaver.

Anyway, Zee commented on my last anime/manga themed post and recommended that I try out Shingeki no Kyojin. So I did.

urlAnd so far, it is looking awesome. I’ve cried, I’ve laughed, I’ve screamed and I’ve lost sleep catching up with the series, and let me you this, that is one heck of a story. It’s different from the norm. This time around, humans are the prey and the titans are the ones that are eating them (yes. Eating. There is this scene in the first episode where a titan picks up Eren’s mother and bites her head off. Yup! His mouth opened, we saw teeth, we saw the mouth keep coming and then it closed over her head. We see the blood flying and all I can say is “bloody hell!”

shingeki_no_kyojin_fanart_by_chanlien-d6tpw3xIn typical anime fashion, there’s a ton of blood flying around, but so far, I haven’t seen any overt sexual references. But then again, I haven’t caught up on the anime yet. Got distracted when a colleague recommended another anime to me. Drumroll please.




b226f487ddc66c15f001aa8c98a2d393Enter Hunter X Hunter. At the moment, I’m catching up with the 2011 anime (which is the second anime) because that is the one that’s ongoing. The first anime which is also called Hunter X Hunter has since been cancelled, however the manga which also started circulating in 1998 is still ongoing, so the production company started the anime all over again, did an upgrade, stayed true to the manga and voila! Hunter X Hunter 2011 was born. So far, I’m on episode 7 (the anime is more than 160 episodes so I have a lot of catching up to do), and it’s captivating. We’re introduced to Gon, a 12 year old boy the main protagonist who wants to be a Hunter just like his father., becoming a Hunter is not an easy process. There are a ton of tests to take before taking the Hunter Exam and apparently, only 1 rookie in 3 has ever passed the exam (they’re that hard). However, there are tons of rookies with promise so far and this anime has sucked me in. Been watching it since yesterday evening and I only stopped to Skype with my best friend, sleep and write today’s posts. Now that I’m done, I’m off to Hunter X Hunter.

These two new animes are quickly moving upwards to becoming part of my all-time favourites. What are your favourite animes and are there any you could recommend that I can watch? Leave a comment below and let me know. Ja ne.

Supernatural Season Finale: Oh boy Oh boy, I did not see that coming

Disclaimer: My Series review will contain a lot of spoilers. If you don’t want to know about episodes until you’ve watched them, then don’t read. Read only if you like spoilers or have seen the episode already.

dean-sam-supernatural-29699892-900-720From the very first time I saw my boys (Yup. I claim the Winchesters’ as mine. Bite me :p ), I fell in love. With the series, the stories and the characters. Supernatural is filled with snarky wit, crazy storylines, tons of supernatural creatures out to get you, comedy and the constant spinning of religion on its head. I mean, this is one series whose fans think Death is uber cool, Lucifer is just divine, and angels can be really annoying. Of course to properly enjoy it, you have to remember that this is a work of fiction. You’re not meant to take it too seriously ;). So don’t go waving your bible around screaming about the atrocity and heresy. Now, I love this show. Like crazy. So, I’ve been feeling quite depressed at the thought that Season 10 is the last season for the Winchesters (they only signed a ten year contract, and it’s almost up. Anyone think it’s suspicious that their contract is exactly the term of a demon contract 😉 ), and the producers would want to start wrapping things up.

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Flexi Rods Set and Braidout Results

I know I promised to put up pictures for the result from the flexi rods and state how my hair reacted to the hair mishap and reconditioning process, and I didn’t do so. I apologise for that. It’s been an insanely crazy two weeks, although that still doesn’t excuse it :(.

IMG_20140519_095531I did save the pictures though so that’s a plus. *Yay! I rocked my flexi rods set for a week, and then last Saturday, I did conrows, rolled the tips in permrods, loosened them, and rocked an awesome braidout throughout the week. Talk about awesome \dancing/. I’m really getting the hang of this whole working my hair myself thing :).

So, check out the pictures:

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