A Little Laughter in this So Serious World

by Roxanne C.
Roxanne Chia The Skinny Scout SG Property Agent

My gynae appointments are now 2 weeks apart instead of 4. This means labour is happening soon, and the baby is well on her way to seeing the rest of the world.

But that’s not the point of today’s entry. Partly because I’ve been talking non-stop about her and my pregnancy.

Today, I wanna talk about how I find humour to be such an important part of everyday life.

Some of my current favourite comedians are Ali Wong, James Corden and Rebel Wilson. But today I also discovered Joel Kim Booster and there you have it – they all make it into my playlist for when I actually *am* in labour.

I spent yesterday watching “Murder Mystery” on Netflix after finishing “Isn’t It Romantic” (seriously, Adam DeVine and Rebel Wilson are such a great on-screen couple) – and I totally enjoyed it.

And that made me think about how big a role humour plays in our lives. Normally, when I’m not relaxing, vlogging, blogging or hanging out with family and friends, I’m working. And when I’m working, I’m extremely serious. And because I’m working A LOT, I’m serious A LOT. Which sucks. Because I’ve been way too serious for almost all my life, that I get moments when I feel like life just needs to be more fun, you know?

I’m not much a fan of factual news-y shows or write-ups of serious topics like environmental issues, LGBTQ, racism, cultism, fraud, abuse, politics and the likes. It’s not that I don’t think these are important issues. They are. I just don’t like talking about them much because what’s the point of it?

From the beginning of dawn, humans have always been flawed. These issues have always existed – speckled amidst humanity with varying degrees of austerity – and evolved with times. Will they ever go away? No. I believe they will continually change with the times and according to what society deems to be morally right and wrong in a certain period of our very short timeline in the grand scheme of things.

I’m a firm believer that what you focus on multiplies. So instead of focusing on the problems that we face today (and watching shows or reading articles is a form of focus), I’d rather focus on what I want life to encompass – and then go do those things. Be the person that other people want to be around. That’s how you change the world.

Seriously, nobody likes a Debbie Downer.

I want life to be happy, enjoyable, successful, abundant, fulfilling, filled with love, optimism, possibilities and hope. So these are the things I specifically seek out on a day-to-day basis, and I also try as much as I can to embody these qualities myself. I wanna be vibin’ right, you know? It doesn’t matter when things don’t go my way. It’s just life! It’s not like we can plan everything down to the dot all the time, and there are just way too many things that we cannot control.

“Have, OK lor. Don’t have, OK lor.” That’s sort of been my mentality for the longest time ever. I just wing it. And I guess it’s served me well so far.

I hope you enjoy the clips I’ve embedded above by the way. Joel Kim Booster is hi-larious.