Nanny Fine

Do you remember watching The Nanny way back in the 90s? It was one of those light humour shows that is still worthy of re-runs. Fran Drescher of course was completely memorable and surprisingly likeable for that shrill nasal voice of hers.



Now it seems that part of it was based on real life. It’s kind of confusing actually because people on the internet do make up stories sometimes. Apparently Fran Drescher always stars as “Fran” something in her roles on TV — unimaginative? But it’s probably because these tv series are based in part on her real life.

Most interestingly, the producer on The Nanny was her husband at the time. Now they are working on a series called Happily Divorced which is about their real life, where he came out as a gay man after 20 years of marriage but the two remain close. Hmm. All very strange but rather interesting that they are cordial and can work on new projects together. Also strangely open about it.

It started from a post I read on tumblr claiming Fran had been through quite a few ordeals but continues to smile and laugh through life. Many comedians have actually gone through lots of pain so that’s not surprising (but no less admirable). Seems she also runs for quite a few human rights campaigns in different fields. She’s quite a character, I imagine.

I admit I would judge someone with a voice like that as being vain and fluffy. This makes me think twice.

Also, her voice doesn’t seem so shrill in that video I posted but on Ellen, her voice was just like The Nanny. Hmm which is for real?


Do Nothing or Do Spectacular

After being hit by something big and emotional, I wasn’t sure whether to do everything or nothing. I’m not talking about whether to curl in a ball at home or spend time in the mall. I mean, do you react with every bout of emotion? Do you get mad then go and get your hair cut and coloured and sign up for rock climbing and sky diving? Or do you do your best to carry on your routine and not-react — don’t flip out, don’t speak in the moment. Which to do?

I find that I often have the shakes alone. I get mad on paper. I process it in the safety of my room. I process it alone. Only afterward, I talk to the other person.

There isn’t some well thought out idea here, just how I do it. But putting some thought into it now, maybe it is wiser. Because my opinion/feelings can change from day to day. From mad to understanding to mad again… maybe it saves you from ruining everything on an impulsive reaction.

On the other hand, emotions are there for a reason. Maybe it IS warranted to let it out.

I read this piece on thoughtcatalog and it suggests doing nothing. And it makes sense.



But I also think change is good. I’d give it a while, the doing nothing, and as soon as I am remotely balanced again … I’d go. Go do something. And for me, that’s usually travel. Being on the road, people are friendly, things are new, little things gain new significance. And being noticed by foreign men can do wonders for your ego. Suddenly you see yourself a new way. And sudden bravery to try something you wouldn’t do at home, it makes you feel proud of yourself and that is so worth it.

I love reading travel sites and travel blogs and seeing what’s out there. Especially when you hear stories of how people make it for a long time and change their lifestyle… I don’t what it is about hopping on an airplane and being someplace new that really gets down to our bones.

escapeI’ve been visiting random sites and getting excited about possibly going somewhere. Was very tempted by some of the airfares of this season’s airline deals from Malaysia (especially to Australia, so sunny and greeeen), but I’m not done with the doing nothing phase. But its nice to have something to look forward to. Worldhum is one of my favourites because they have a collection. But I really like the ones run by one individual — they are much more personal. Kristin Luna inspires me cos she’s a girly 🙂 She’s not super tough but she’s independent and DOES stuff. I want to be like that!!

So nothing. Then go big. That’s my idea!


How do you deal when you are emotional about something that happened in your life?

From Heart to Keyboard

As I come to terms with a sort of quarter-life crisis, I am excited and terrified at the same time. The internet fills my head with fancy ideas and my world becomes bigger and bigger but I feel smaller and smaller. I want to make something of myself. So this blog is for me to share a little of my day to day and crazy thoughts and dreams of travelling and inner hopes and fears and loving all this buzzfeed stuff that connects 20-somethings all over the world.

Let’s see where the rest of 2013 takes me. And you 🙂