The Kyna Diaries

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Why We Broke Up (my favorite lines part 4)

Dear Ed,

— “Maybe that date’s familiar to you. December fifth.”

You bit your lip strange and blew down at the leafy ground. “Min, you told me your birthday, I swear to God I hope I’m remembering, isn’t until—”

“It’s our two-month anniversary.”

“What?”

“It will be, that’s all. Two months from Greta in—”

“You think about things like that already?”

“Yes.”

“All the time?”

“Ed, no.”

“But sometimes?”

“Sometimes.”

You sighed very deeply.

“I shouldn’t have said that,” I said quickly. “Are you—you’re freaking out.”

“I’m freaking out,” you said, if you remember, because something tells me that you might have decided to remember it differently, “I’m freaking out that I’m not freaking out.”

“Really?”

I lost my breath again, with how you smiled. “Yes.”

 And here’s the coat I bought you, so happy to spend the eight dollars. “Let’s see what we can hide in it,” you said, and pulled me to you, and we giggled as you buttoned up around us both, kissing me cocooned against you, and you tried to walk that way to the cash register, a stride like a vaudeville hobo, with me kissing you and leaning my head back until I thought the buttons would burst, and I unpeeled away to open my purse and look at you, look at you, Ed.

So—fucking—beautiful.

“Will you wear it to school?”

“Not a chance,” you laughed.

Please. Look at the pattern. You can tell people I made you do it.”

“After the sugar caper I never want to see it again.”

Here it is, Ed. Nor I, you.

— I stood in the doorway watching you sleep. I waited just to see you at that kind of peace, I wanted to be beside you, I wanted you to wake up slowly or startle, or just half awaken and turn over and go back to sleep or murmur my name. I wanted to watch you forever, or sleep beside you forever, or sleep forever while you woke and watched me, something forever anyway. I wanted to kiss you, rumple your hair, rest three fingertips on your hip bone warm and smooth, wake you that way or hush you back to sleep. To see you naked at rest, to cover you with a blanket, there’s not enough ink and paper to say all I wanted.

— A girl meets a boy, Ed, and everything changes, or so she says. She walks down the street and the storefronts look the same, even as we linger on their flickering reflections. The cars move quickly, slowly, quickly down the block. She gets coffee and says it tastes different, quietly, to herself. The sky looks sad, she says, but she’s not sad. It rains and she sees the boy again. The phone rings—it’s another day, or the same day, who can tell, the girl thinks with her coffee, when the whole world has changed? She gets coffee again, the cars go by, reflected in the window. The world, she thinks, has changed.

— “What do you think,” I said, “and don’t say you have no opinion.”

Al looked around the room. The music waited. “I guess I think, Min, that when I think about sex, you know, I want it to feel good. Not feel good, shut up, butright. Happy, not just banging away somewhere. You know, you should not just do it to do it. You should love the guy.”

“I do,” I said quietly, “love the guy.”

— “December fifth, because Al, can I tell you what it also is? It’s our, Ed and I’s, two-month anniversary.”

Al looked at me again. “That’s another thing you didn’t tell him, right? Please tell me that. Because definitely a guy thing I can tell you, they— we don’t want to hear that kind of thing, too early, too quick. Don’t tell a guy two-month anniversary.”

“I told him,” I said, “and he loves it.” An idiot.

Al gave me a long, slow blink. “I guess it’s love,” he said.

{copyright 2011,  Daniel Handler}

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Wrote this today, hope you like it! ♥ Also, please remember to pre-order a copy of my new book Lullabies, available at all major bookstores. To get a special discount now, purchase online at Amazon, BN.com and The Book Depository. So much love to you all! xo Lang

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Happy happy 12th birthday to my lil brother Kobe who’s not so little anymore :) Hope you liked my gift for you!! :D
Love, Ate Kyna

Happy happy 12th birthday to my lil brother Kobe who’s not so little anymore :) Hope you liked my gift for you!! :D

Love, Ate Kyna

I searched the web high and low to find very helpful articles for people who want to make the best out of their career :) Here’s the first article I got. Hope it helps!

BY Jaime Petkanics

Chances are that your interviewing skills are a little rusty, because it’s just not something that most of us do very often. We find a job we love (or like, tolerate, or can’t stand) and stick with it for some time before looking for something new. Job interviews can sneak up on us. Someone might call out of the blue asking about an opportunity when one might least expect it. And then there are the times it’s the position we’ve been dreaming about after submitting application after application.

Either way, going in for that big interview can be nerve-wracking. I’ve gone through the process quite a few times myself, and have also been the person on the other side of the table having worked in Recruiting and HR for the last 7 years. Here are a few simple ways to prepare for your next interview that will ensure you come across as prepared, qualified, and confident.

1. Analyze the job description.
The job description is one of the most underutilized tools out there. Remember that the person who put it together was essentially writing a wish list of everything they want to see in a candidate, so it has the potential to give you a ton of insight into what’s important to them, and the company.

Go through each of the responsibilities and think of things you’ve done that are related. Go through the skills section and find a way to pick up exposure to any skills you don’t yet have.

2. Brush up on your own story and experiences
I know it sounds a little silly that I’m telling you to actually get know yourself better, but it makes a big difference. Keeping the job description in mind, comb through your past experiences and highlight the things you’ve done (examples are great) that are impressive, relevant, and will differentiate you from other candidates.

That really great project you worked on 5 years ago, probably isn’t top of mind, but if it’s something relevant to the job (which you’ll know from the job description), make sure you remember all of the necessary details and most importantly, the end result and impact.

3. Know what the company does, and why you want to join.
If you’re joining a new company, there will always be an onboarding period and a learning curve, but baseline knowledge is still really important. Your interviewer will expect that you researched the company and you should know what they do, why they do it (their mission), what products they sell, and where in the world they operate, just to name a few.

Not only should you know all that, but you should also have a strong perspective on why you’d actually want to join that company. Is it because they’re doing something very innovative? Because you love their mission? Because they do good in the community? The best candidates are able to clearly articulate why they’re really excited about the prospect of getting that job. If you’re not actually excited about the job, reconsider going in for that interview to begin with!

4. Prepare for the most commonly asked interview questions
While no one out there has a crystal ball on what interview questions are going to be asked, there are some common ones that are worth preparing for. I’ve asked them hundreds of times myself and know recruiters across industries do too.

These are questions like “Tell me about yourself”, “Why are you interested in this job?”, “Tell me about a time when you’ve…”, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” etc.  

5. Go in with confidence.
If you don’t have confidence going into an interview, you are majorly underselling yourself. If you’ve gotten to the point where you are sitting in the lobby, waiting for an interview that means someone in the company read your resume, believed you could do the job (at least on paper), and felt it was worth their while to meet you.

They want you to be “the one” and think you can be. So you better believe that, too!

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Celebrated my brother’s 12th birthday today with the whole family. It was a really fun day all the way from lunch to home. :)

The more I tried back then to be on the same plane as the rest of them, the more I felt the disconnect.

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It all happens to us…

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Limzy Wei: Flowergirls

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Malaysian artist Lim Zhi Wei adorns her watercolors entitled “ Flowergirls” with real flowers, to a stunning effect.

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Do you know what people want more than anything? They want to be missed. They want to be missed the day they don’t show up. They want to be missed when they’re gone.

 Seth Godin 

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Let your perfectionist friends know. 

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Let your perfectionist friends know.