Thursday, October 30, 2014

Communication Breakdown

I've mentioned many times before that Mr. Ninja and I have an "all or nothing" attitude when it comes to means of communication - 'all' being face-to-face talks and 'nothing' being texts.

It works efficiently enough for us..until there's a time when some information isn't passed on immediately and the time lapse isn't accounted for when using the 'nothing' process.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Okay so maybe I didn't post this Thursday because I was chilling on my Diwali holiday. Is that a crime? Well, I definitely wasn't out there bursting crackers ( don't get me started on what a crime that is, not just to us but to the earth and living organisms in it).

I don't even mind the real small silent crackers and I can understand the fascination with the big ones that go up in the air because they look pretty. But those long string ones that just make a lot of noise and emits smoke..what is up with that??

I promised myself I wouldn't make this post all about how firecrackers suck for the environment (because then I'd go on and on) but I really couldn't help myself - especially after seeing the kind of things being shared on the social media this Diwali. There were your standard have-a-safe-Diwali memes, then the cut-down-on-crackers ones, control-noise-pollution ones, reduce-air-pollution ones, regular neutral Diwali wishes and then to my shock, Anti anti-cracker ones.

Some may think I'm overreacting, but seriously? It wasn't even the post itself that irked me; it's the comments that just drove me nuts. One person said being against crackers is being against Hinduism (Right, like no one has fireworks for Christmas, New Year or anything). Another gave statistics saying the polluting effect from Diwali is nothing compared to blah blah blah. Who said anything about it being more polluting? It's just that the earth has enough problems already. And then there are the poor animals who we share space with us wondering what the hell is going on around them.

Like I said, I could go on and on. So I'm going to share what I share every year on Diwali - Michael Scott's "Diwali song" from the US hit TV series "The Office", only this time I'm doing a version of my own.

Disclaimer: I don't own "The Office". Or the Diwali song. Or the lyrics. Heck, I don't even play the guitar! I just like to draw.

If you want to see the original video, go to:

P.S. Sorry about the delay. Holidays can make me lazy. Cheers!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sweet Surprises

More often than not I get the feeling that Mr. Ninja isn't that big a fan of the things that I make - which is ridiculous, because I just know that he enjoys it (not to mention I've gotten quite confident with my baking now, there's no way he can't like that!).

And that is just what I said it is - a feeling. The hyper-sensitive me probably thinks that way because I'm used to getting loud and animated feedback from cousins, friends and fellow foodies. It's stupid to expect that from everyone!

But who cares..when there are moments such as the one shown in today's strip that completely make up for it.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Oblivious Uncle

Remember how I came up with a character to display all the never ending advice and comments that were given to me around my wedding time? Yeah, Annoying Aunty, that's the one (Being Mrs. Ninja #13).

Upon reconsideration, I decided that one character wasn't enough to get my point across. I needed a Robin to my Batman, a Tom to my Jerry and thus for my Annoying Aunty.. an Oblivious Uncle.

Disclaimer: No actual people or uncles have any reason to feel bad reading this.. these comics are meant to be enjoyed not scrutinized and mean no offense to anyone. So chill and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


I find it quite amusing how we seem to be making our words and phrases shorter to enable faster communication these days. Conveying a clear message despite having swallowed half of it is actually a talent (more prominent among teens I've noticed).

But I've always had a habit of using and even creating short forms for long words and names, which is why I'm usually confident (maybe even ignorantly so) that I get along with people of all ages below mine, particularly those in the teenage years that recognize this 'talent'.

Maybe it's because I've had the chance to hang out with teens who are always asking me "OMG I thought you're, like, 16!" when for all I know they are thinking to themselves "why is she hanging out with us?" Lol. (Isn't there a 'lol' at the end of everything these days?)

Although I have to say it's not easy to maintain the 'forever16' street cred when you have to announce to those friends that you've gotten married. But I figured something out. Kinda.