I went to Walmart a couple of days ago with my mom. I like shopping with her because sometimes (okay most of the time) she'll buy me things, so I don't have to use my own money, haha. I went to the book section and they had a big selection of those adult coloring books which have become a big thing recently because they're supposedly therapeutic? Well, I found one that I liked so I asked my mom if she could get it for me. She said no. Not only because it seemed a little pricey for a coloring book, but she said something along the lines of, "You can create this yourself." I was kinda upset, but I wasn't dying for the book so I didn't bother buying it with my own money and just left it.

Around bedtime, I got a little bored and thought about the coloring book remembering what my mom had said. So I grabbed an empty notebook and some color pencils and just started drawing and writing whatever ideas came to my mind.

Apparently, a lot of things came into my mind at that hour because I ended up creating four pieces of art that night. And they weren't totally terrible (in my opinion at least)!

One of the drawings from that night.
What's my point here? My point is that if I had gotten one of those coloring books, my mind wouldn't have opened up creatively. I wouldn't have drawn something original, and it probably wouldn't have looked as good as the work I created without the coloring book. It would have just a copy of something thousands of other people are also coloring. And I know I definitely wouldn't have been as excited with the results considering the fact that the layout was already there and all I would have had to do is color it in. (I know this example is not applicable to everyone, but bear with me) Sometimes in life I feel like we just blindly follow what society does. Not really coming up with our own ideas. Doing things because everyone else is doing it. And sometimes those things are not necessarily the right things to do. Just because everyone else owns these cool pair of shoes doesn't mean we have to go buy a pair. Just because everyone else is doing that crazy thing doesn't mean we have to do it. Whatever we decide to do on our own might actually be better than what the rest of the world is doing! It is okay to be different and be you and do you. I'm slowly trying to learn and accept that because everyone tells me one thing, but my heart tells me to do something else.
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2
Btw. I'm not hating on those adult coloring books! I still think they are pretty awesome and probably still a good way to destress because coloring is fun. And I kinda still want one. Kinda.

James Corden talked about the coloring books on his show which aired while I was writing this. I thought he was hilarious and it's a definite must-watch!

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  1. Money is victory. Ruby called me a jackass. My honour. I said:"De rein" or you welcome in French. My bicycle started squeaking and I had to tighten a screw.
    A kid was waiting for his dad. He began to feel restless and began playing with a kerchief. Slowly hr rolled it then stretched it kneaded it. Then an image of dad appeared on it. Boy stared in shock and threw it out in the water. Boy got scared and peed. Goo many console games.
    Himalaya is the king of mountains like Basmati is the queen of rice.
    In Keral, the jack tree and mango trees started the process of flowering and I am very excited for the first fruits go harvest in four months. Finally Ruby said:" drink it up " and I said: " live it up ".
    Ruby hates Isaac for he doesn't offer her sweets. Damn her love for sweets. She looks for any sacrifice from his side. He knew it since Ruby is anything but trouble.
    Today I am preparing chilly chicken.
    I got roaster chicken and deboned it and separated into cubes. I love white meat and set aside the dark meat. Mixed up the spices with red, green and yellow pepper added teriyaki sauce, plum sauce. Left it on the countertop and started on my paint job.
    When I see a worthy subject, I know I am seeing a winner.
    I finished chilly chicken and made two roti. I am sick of parboiled freaking rice.
    Ruby know most brands of wine, spirit and liquor. When Ruby met Isaac for the first time, she wondered what kind of dog he is.
    She can draw an invisible line and her dog follow the line like a magnet and in Ruby's presence her doggie stay calm and quiet. This shocked Ruby for all previous dogs got excited about Ruby.

  2. "Sing aloud,O daughter Zion; shout,O Israel!"
    Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! "
    The Lord , your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; "
    Zephaniah 3:14,17

  3. It is amazing how Ruby prepare pork curry. She cut picnic shoulder by removing the bone and thick tissues. After washing the fresh porc shoulder pieces, set aside after rubbing salt. Ruby like Kosher salt rather than Sea salt. She poured extra virgin olive oil in a medium Logostino skillet and heated up in medium heat. Tossed garlic cloves minced and diced ginger along with mustard seed. When the garlic turned golden brown, red onion chopped fresh are added and stirred up. Chilly powder and coriander powder are mixed and added to the skillet. When the spices are cooked, the boiled porc shoulder pieces are added to a wok and on medium heat stirring occasionally. After twenty minutes, cilantro leaves and a fee curry leaves are added. The house is filled with the aroma of Keral style porc curry.

    She served it with porotta from the Indian market. Her friend, Sam who was playing with his iPhone finally came to the dining table.
    He took two porotta from the casserole and Ruby served the hot and spicy pork curry added with coconut milk to enhance the taste and mouth feel.

    Ruby waitedand no one invited Ruby to the table. She stayed in the kitchen, though she missed her breakfast in anticipation of the guest and his lunch. Who cares for the women of the house. Like the middle East ern religions, women are condemned to secondary role in the house. She felt like a knife passing through her heart. Dolorous Maria.
    Sam started to speak. His first words were: how old is the pig, you put too much salt, insufficient coconut milk, bull crap. He is a nerd. How do you put up with a nerd in the house. He is more comfortable with computer and Gizmo's. Fu** him.
    Ruby kept herself busy and after twenty minutes, Sam left the table, he devouring the curry and porotta.
    Dished looked like a disaster. But Ruby patiently put up with this stab and nursing her wounded heart prayed for the deliverance of nerds.
    Ruby did not feel like eating. She took a flash light and went to the nilvara ( the inner chamber) of the old house where she grew up. The arappura was intact. She gently pushed the squeaking door to the side and shone the flash light. The pathayam still full of rice grains with the husk on. Appa kept a bunch of banana kula for filing. Ruby shuddered, she needed a break.
    Oh Ruby.

  4. Romans 7:14
    For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am of the flesh, sold into slavery under sin.I do not understand my own actions.


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