After a series of encounters with so many adorable girls within a week, I'm so charmed and wished I had a couple of daughters of my own.
Aren't they all charming? Can you see my littlest niece in the background licking cookie crumbs from her fingers? Ok, Rusty's not a girl but still, he's so sweet when asleep.
Last night, I had dinner with my business associate from Malaysia. His wife, two lively teenage daughters and a son were there too. The girls were so chatty and fun, they charmed the socks off me. When daughters put on their best behavior, they bring so much life and joy to a family.
We had animated conversations about fashion, travel, movie stars and Facebook. Yes, they think this aunty is rather hip.
I went home feeling high and invigorated from the stimulating conversations. In fact, this is something I sorely miss. When I was working in graphic design, we had brainstorming sessions with the team everyday. Even clients would try to pick my brain during meetings, they kept me on my toes at all times but I loved it.
All that stopped when I switched to this current business. Suddenly all the creative people and mental stimulation are gone. My colleague and I work independently and our customers are scattered all over the world, across time zones and we communicate via email.
When I was living with my parents, I chatted with mum everyday but now that we've moved out, some days would go by so quietly, I hardly even open my mouth to speak. Nowadays, I constantly have words and sentences running through my head instead.
In fact I find my mind so cluttered with thoughts all day long, they manifest into amazing dreams at night.
Last night I dreamt I was in a building in New York with Mother Hen and her husband who were there to attend to some business matters. I looked up through the skylight and saw the Statue of Liberty soaring above me. I ran out of the building to stare at the awe inspiring figure. It was freezing cold, yet there were so many colourful cruise ships along the busy Hudson River. Now, I have never been to New York before but the scene was so vivid, it's unbelievable.
I wonder what I'll be dreaming of tonight....