Flickr Friday: Thinking myself warm (and a birthday!)

I’m a big believer in mind-over-matter, and I know I can make myself feel warmer just by thinking about it. Of course, there’s an extent to how strong my mind is. I’m pretty sure I couldn’t sit out in the snow in my bikini and sun-tan1.

And so in an attempt to ‘think myself warm’, I’m dedicating this Flickr Friday to warmer weather.  The picture below was not taken by me, and so in theory I shouldn’t post it on Flickr but it was taken by my Uncle and I’m pretty sure he won’t mind. Besides, I’m in the photo. I apologise too for the quality of the photo, but as you know I don’t have much of a problem with blurry photos. Considering I’m holding my glasses in the photo, I feel this is what it would look like if I were outside my body and watching us instead2. It was taken in December 2007 while I was in the Philippines for my cousin’s wedding and neice’s3 christening. I had invited my friend Yevka to join my family and I to a province where the family was spending Christmas, which she graciouslly accepted.

It had been such a long time since we had hung out, and I missed her quite a bit. I’m glad she came and that we reconnected because she’s ‘in my life’4 now and I wouldn’t have it any other way. So this photo is a favourite of mine because it reminds me of Yevka, and how much fun it is to hang out with her. I hope one day, we’ll get to hang out more often. If you haven’t guessed it yet, its her birthday today so please visit her blog and greet her a Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Yevka!

Do you believe in mind over matter?

Footnotes:
  1. besides the fact that I would eventually get covered in snow[]
  2. although I’m blinder than that[]
  3. some people argue with me that she’s my 2nd cousin – to which I say, I love her – that’s all that matters[]
  4. she’s in Singapore[]

responses to “Flickr Friday: Thinking myself warm (and a birthday!)” 7

  1. I understand what you mean about the thinking warm thing, though i feel like it doesn’t work for long periods. Mind over matter must work though for many things – just stay strong!

    Pennys latest..Disconnected

  2. gosh i’m so touched! and yes, that was one unforgettable christmas… 🙂 i love this pic too…. it’s so natural and laid back.

    misyu reg, and i’m really really touched that you dedicated ur flicker friday to me…. mwah!

    yevkas latest..Thank you Walt…

  3. Funny how photographs can become so important to us, they are marvelous things. I have just visited Yevka’s site and told her you forced us to come wish her on her birthday.

    Concerning the cold, a nice fluffy blanket and a good man is about all I can recommend.

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