July 13, 2012

Random Things That Make Me Happy

Today was Friday the 13th and it seemed like everyone was in such a shitty mood. The weather was so fucky, all windy and freezing. Then for some reason everyone around me was beaming with gloomy auras and kept on having bad luck, including myself. My toaster broke, then I tried doing laundry but the laundry card machine won't work, then it was such an off day at class too. It just brought out the worst mood out of me, not to mention I'm on my period, and ladies, you know how I feel right?

So after class, I decided to cheer myself up by going to the zoo. I watched some funny-looking penguins chase each other and fed a giraffe some lettuce. And just like that, I felt happy again. It reminded me of all the little random things that makes me happy and I thought I should share this post with you. I mean, I don't know about you, but I feel like most people around me are so negative and are consistently complaining about this and that. People also tend to work on schedule, a routine, an everyday kind of agenda and forget how fun being spontaneous could be. Being spontaneous and impulsive is good for you. I felt so blahhhh earlier today and just after one bus ride, I was laughing again and enjoying my time. 

Usually when no one's around, I dance while I do the dishes. Then of course, I'll suddenly feel like a total retard once I realize my roommate has been staring at me for the last 30 seconds. I make recordings of myself singing the bathroom, because the echoes makes me sound like Etta James, no joke. Sometimes I randomly leave post-it notes on the sidewalks and streets (I'll post a photo series about this next month). I'd also go out and try interesting menus in restaurants, like the other day when a friend and I shared a Thai Fried Banana dish with green tea ice cream and it was surprisingly really good. My sister and I sometimes clap during watching a movie in a cinema theatre and piss everyone off. Although cliché, even sitting in front of my apartment window makes me feel a little better too sometimes. 

You see, being spontaneous and random brings out the positive side of you. Well, at least for me.  Being impulsive makes me utterly happy. Try not to be brought down by your computers, avoid constant checking of Facebook, I know it's fucking hard not to stalk your friends, duh but man, the day is young and life is too short to linger, doing nothing online. And being alone is not an excuse either, I'm alone most of the time but I'm getting by just fantastic. 

Since it's the weekend, I'm planning to do more random stuff. I might go watch a reggae band tomorrow or tour the Alcatraz, we'll see. And you? You should do something random too, be more exciting and impulsive. Go dye your hair green or learn how to cook a steak. Talk to strangers, form a punk band or fall in love. Dance while you do the dishes and maybe, who knows, you'll feel much happier than you were before.


Have a nice weekend everyone!

Much love,
Cass X


23 comments:

  1. Setuju banget cass! :)
    I've ever felt what you felt before, and i decided to dye my hair golden brown-ish. And voila! i feel happy as fuck <3333
    Nice post cass :)

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  2. And read this post made me happy! I'm totally a agree with you, little random things are possible to make us happy. If you wanna happy, then be happy, it's all about your choice (:
    Have a great weekend, Cass! *eh, udh sabtu belom sih di sana? haha :P*

    JANE FROM THE BLOG

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    1. Yeah exactly what I was saying! It's still Friday over here, hehe, thanks! X

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  3. I can totally relate, reading your thoughts seems really really shallow and normal experiences in life but when you tell us about it. I feel like I forgot to look at these normal things as blessing to make myself smile. Thanks for reminding. Good luck with school :)

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    1. The little tiniest things are often forgotten, but once you remember about it, life feels worth living don't it? :)

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  4. one word deh: BENER BANGET (eh itu dua ya? hahaha)

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  5. i went to my sewing course today, and got home took the wrong way angkot..and i don't know it felt so good :)

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    1. Hahahaha! Oh my god, I miss taking angkot, I usually get on angkots for school. Are you in Jakarta? Geez, I don't think taking the wrong angkot in Jakarta would make be happy, I'd be pissed! Hahaha

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  6. and the old you is back, remembering me why i love your writing so much. welcome back cass :)

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    1. Aw! That's sweet! Yeah, I've been feeling quite happy lately, makes me want to write random things x

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  7. Ohmigosh! Just by reading your post already made me happy! It's so smooth and effortless, almost like listening to a happy love song. LOl...i just wish you update your life more often. I miss you :)

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    1. Aw! I'll try being more up to date, I'm just a bit caught up with school & work, I don't really always have interesting things to write about. But I'll try ;)

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  8. :) doing always the same thing everyday sometimes sucks. Gonna cheer :D

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    1. True, that's why you need to be spontaneous once in a while ;)

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  9. Hari ini aku mencari bukumu di togamas. Tapi ngga ketemu :( so sad.

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    1. Ah, emang udah ngga dijual di toko buku lagi dear. Tapi masih bisa pesen online kok lewat link ini: http://blog.cassandraniki.com/p/letters-stories-dreams-online-order.html

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  10. Ok, gonna try :)
    Ya, kupikir di togamas masih ada, kan disana kadang buku lama suka nyelip-nyelip gitu :) hehehehe...

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    1. Kayanya sih dari dulu emang belum pernah masuk Togamas. Cuman Gramedia sama Gunung Agung aja. Order online aja kalo emang mau, soalnya udah ga dijual dimana-mana lagi :)

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  11. oooooooooooo :o maklum, aku sukanya beli buku disana krn dapet diskon :p
    Iyap, aku udah pesan. Lagi aku tunggu pengirimannya. yippiiii

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  12. "being spontaneous and random brings out the positive side of you" setuju sekali sama kalimat kamu itu, cass. :)

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  13. i know this is an old post but i can relate to this a lot, especially after doing the random act of bleaching my hair white. :)) and you're right, it makes me happier. :D

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