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My 3rd novel wasn’t meant to be a sequel to the 2nd novel in the first place. Then something happened. Characters began to beg to be included in the story. Thus, a sequel was born.

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Disgusted VS Delighted

Submitted by on February 26, 2010 – 10:00No Comment

What does the word ‘disgusted’ means? From the Thesaurus dictionary, disgusted means sickening. WordNet dictionary says that disgusted means having a strong distaste from surfeit. Other synonyms for the word ‘disgusted’ are like displeased, fed up, sick off and tired off. How about delighted? What does it means? It means filled with wonder and delight, or just greatly pleased. Other synonyms for the word ‘delighted’ are like captivated, charmed, enchanted and pleased.

So as you can see, the word ‘disgusted’ and ‘delighted’ are totally of opposite meaning. That is strange, how some people find me disgusting and some find me delighting? Worse still, how come some just find me both, disgusting and delighting? I am confused! Well, I guess I am always confused! Haha! But seriously, I really don’t understand why some people can find me so lovable and so non-lovable at the same time. At times they just want to slap me on my face, and at times they just want to put their arms around me to give me a hug. I guess we can really love and hate someone at the same time.

My friends feel really disgusted with me whenever I leave my sentences hanging. I guess it means they hate it so much when I left my story untold, or half-told. And they hate it even more when I let a kitten out of the bag, and not the whole cat. They always said, “Gina, spill it or keep it!” So true, maybe I should learn how to finish my sentences or story the next time I talk. Then, they won’t hate me so much huh? One of them almost punched me on the face the last time I left my sentence hanging.

And well, how about emails? They are really disgusted that I have the time to email them on a regular basis when they can’t. Now, that doesn’t seem fair, does it? I mean, I love emailing people, even when they don’t reply my emails. Why do people find it so sickening that I have the time for them when they don’t have the time for me? Have I just cause guilt to grow in their hearts just because they think that they don’t have the time for me just as I have time for them? I am really not expecting you guys to reply my emails and SMSes k? I am just trying to let you guys know that I am thinking of you guys and have you guys in my mind. And some of you actually find that disgusting? Aiks! I bet in the midst of feeling disgusted, you guys have been delighted that someone remembered you today.

It’s weird how people view things. Some find it really irritating to see me in church most of the time, especially when they know not what I am doing there. Some find it really delighting, knowing that I have set my time apart for the Lord and am currently growing spiritually. Some people find me bothersome just because I talk too much, or don’t talk at all but always hanging around to listen to others. But some actually find it entertaining because it shows that I am actually aware of all that is happening in my surroundings.

Until today, I don’t know why I found favour in others and at the same time, many people out there find me disgusting, for the very same reason too! It just doesn’t make sense. Maybe it’s because different people view things differently. Or maybe, when people get to know me better, they know what’s really in my heart. Whatever! It just feels really strange inside to have people who love and hate me at the same time. Even weirder when people find me lovable and disgusting at the same time. How can you be delighted in someone, and feel disgusted at the same time? They are two totally different feelings, you know? Disgusted, delighted, disgusted, delighted… Whatever!!!

Originally written by Gina Yap Lai Yoong © 2007

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