All posts filed under: Diary

#1 Tip to Gain Productivity

Life seems to pass in a blur, there’s always so much keeping you occupied that you are left with no time to do things that are of real importance to you, like spending more time with your friends and family, like writing that blog you’ve put off for months, like updating that resume to inch towards your dream job, and like getting to that book you’ve always wanted to read. But the catch is – there’s always time, the trick is knowing where to look. 

Why You Should Embrace Vulnerability

“We all build internal sea walls to keep at bay the sadnesses of life and the often overwhelming forces within our minds. In whatever way we do this—through love, work, family, faith, friends, denial, alcohol, drugs, or medication—we build these walls, stone by stone, over a lifetime.”  ― Kay Redfield Jamison We live in a “never enough” culture where we often try to seek more and be more, to mask the insecurities which make us feel vulnerable. As a result, whenever we experience obstacles, we build up emotional walls to protect ourselves from these negative feelings. We’re all raised thinking that being vulnerable is associated with failure, disappointment, and being weak. But is that really the case? Vulnerability simply means uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. And if you think about it, if we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, we’re actually being courageous because it’s much easier to avoid possibility of failure than to take a risk. Additionally, being vulnerable enables us to connect with others, just as you’d appreciate others being open and honest with you, your …

#TBT + Thoughts

Look what I dug out! A look I shot some time last year but never made the cut. Here they are again, in spirit of celebrating the warm days ahead. Oh and, have a quote, maybe a haiku too, or two 🙂 “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” Winnie the Pooh I just lost my socks, And maybe much more than that, It’s summer again. I made a haiku, Although you won’t understand, Here’s another one.

The Happiness Formula

Just like how we sometimes have our sweaters, bed sheets and many other things in life reversed – it’s also happening to our happiness formula. In case you’re wondering what a happiness formula is, it’s exactly what it sounds like – a formula you follow and allow you to feel happier. Let me explain.

6.5 Things I learned By 25

Hello beautifuls! I recently turned 25, and wanted to share some thoughts (hopefully constructive) I collected throughout the years. Now of course my experiences are unique to me, but I hope you’re able to relate to some of these as well. Enjoy. 🙂 1. Never say never – Take a jog down memory lane, how many times have you said something like “I would never do that” or “I’ll never accept that” or even “I’ll never date someone who__”, and have gone back on your words? What I find is that the older we are, the more open minded we become. We see more, hear more, and find less and less things unacceptable as years go by. So be open-minded, and think twice before arriving at such conclusive statements and trap yourself in limitations you create yourself. 2. Polish yourself even when no one’s looking – Preach. I invest effort into the way I look and present myself, no matter the occasion. Although it might be unrealistic that you’ll meet your dream guy while grocery shopping, but you might run into a high school arch-enemy and wished that you showered before coming …

Beautiful Bloggers Award

I was nominated for the Beautiful Bloggers Award, and I want to thank this lovely blogger for the nomination! The Rules Link the blogger who took the time to nominate you. List seven random things about yourself. Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers. Notify the Blogger that you nominated their blog for the award. 7 Facts I’m a sentimental person, certain things that touch my heart never leave me despite the number of years pass I’m about 5’6 tall, and I was 110 pounds at my skinniest…trying to get back in shape haha 🙂 Open-minded and an adventurous person, but when it comes to food I’m very loyal to the places I love I was at the London Olympics game for volleyball men’s final, sat section A front row, and was caught on camera! I have a nerdy side which isn’t buried too deep – undeniable love for computer games and some anime shows – my all time favorite is the Dragon Ball series I’m fluent in Chinese and greatly embrace both Eastern & Western cultures My …

The Fashionista Award

Thanks Kate for nominating me for The Fashionista Award ! I am very excited as it is my first time doing this! If you haven’t heard about the award, It’s a list of interview questions to be answered by the nominees and allow fellow bloggers to learn more about us! I will also be nominating my favorite bloggers for the award! Here goes my share 🙂 – 1) What motivated you to start blogging? Growing up I’ve always loved to think, my mind doesn’t stop until I’m asleep 😛 I tend to analyze and scrutinize situations, but I find that thinking helps me make better decisions and grow insights. So with all these thoughts in my head, I wished that I could write them down somewhere, like in a diary. But I don’t want my thoughts to stop there on paper – I want to share them with others, hoping to find others like myself, and hoping to inspire. 2) Favorite movies? Too many – I can get pretty emotional, so I love movies that touch my heart and leave an impression, may it …

“Perfect” Isn’t Enemy of “Good”

Happy Sunday everyone! This isn’t a fashion post, because I wanted to share with you my thoughts inspired by this picture below: don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. I tend to be an over achiever in whatever I do, because well, I like to impress. Plus who doesn’t like to accomplish? Being this way allows me to succeed in many things, but there are down sides – I always feel like I could be better and so, I would overlook my accomplishments thinking they are trivial. This slowly made me forget how to be happy over my feats. I slowly realized that being able to take joy in successes is extremely important, may it be big or small. It’s good to aim high and set standards, but it’s also important to know that there will always be someone better, and you are never going to be perfect because no one is. So ladies, know your strengths, feel confident, celebrate your accomplishments! Being content with your accomplishment doesn’t mean you’ll stop there. It’s a reward for your efforts, it builds …