Friday, May 29, 2015

Oh, Brother

I think having siblings is an important thing and highly underrated. Even if you don't have a brother/sister, I'm sure everyone has someone who fits that role in their life. It could be anyone - a close childhood friend, a confidante.

After the birthday special for Mr. Ninja that last time, it was followed by my brother's birthday the following week so I thought I should dedicate this post to introducing him.

Who else can I talk to when I'm annoyed about something my husband did without any judgement because he knows that everything I say is out of love? Who else can I talk to about something in our shared childhood that has suddenly come back in the news? Who else can I share an incredible laugh with about something that only the two of us understand because of an insider sibling back story?

Well, the comic strip for the week will set an example for better understanding.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Birthday Blues

I know it's been a while..but I had to get back! And no, it's not because I ran out of things to draw (yeah, right!) But stuff happens..whether it's a change in routine, exams, not getting admission in a place you wanted to study or missing your best friend's wedding.

So down to business - this week was Mr. Ninja's birthday week. It never ceases to amuse me how less he gives a damn about his birthday. I don't even bother with surprises anymore - but there will always be my home-made cake. Always.

I guess it's all about perspective. When I told Mr. Ninja to enjoy his birthday he asked me why there should be a reason to celebrate being closer to death (err...sombre, much?). I told him he should be celebrating having lived another eventful year in life. And maybe call his mom because this was the day she popped him out (funny how we forget in the midst of all that cake, that our moms were the ones who went through stuff on our birthdays).

Anyway, another key element of birthdays is age. And the best part is, that is flexible too - depending on your perspective. So this is what we will deal with this week.