Blogger Recognition Award

“To realize the importance of every second ,it should be pen down.” This is one of the lines that hit me from Life Memoirs Blog . I cannot tell you how excited I was when I received a nomination from her (for the very first time) for the blogger recognition award. 😀 This means so much to me and I feel appreciated and blessed to encounter some people who appreciate my hard work and passion that I put into this blog 🙂

My Blogging Journey

I started this lifestyle blog 2 years ago with a reason of *drumroll*  boredom. Continue reading “Blogger Recognition Award”

Unspoken Words

Nobody needed an explanation why

the ocean is blue and so is the sky.

I don’t need a million reasons why,

you make my heart skip a beat even if you didn’t have to try.

I may be cold as ice but you are hot as fire.

Just like a kid, you’re clueless about how much I admire.

Nobody warned me about this mess,

should I just forego and pursue to digress?

I cannot fathom the thought of you gone,

but i know someday all of these will be bygone.

I was always strong and ready for whatever,

I can  mask the worse seem better.

I may have lots of things to say,

maybe I’ll let you know someday,

when I am ready to see you run away

but the abyss in my mind, you’ll hear it screaming “stay”. Continue reading “Unspoken Words”

Why Do People Seek Change

         “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new”

Socrates

   No matter how good or bad things are going, people constantly seek for change. Sometimes, we need change but often people tend to change even though they don’t need it.

  1. Wanting something more. We as human beings always want something better. Got the latest phone model? After a month or two, there’s gonna be a new model that you are going to dream about. You have to have that phone and of course you will buy it. The cycle goes on and on. It is like an addiction. It is natural in human behavior to crave to be the “best”. No matter how nice or how pure you are, there is at least one time that you thought your grass should be the greenest among all.  And then you’ll come across someone having a lot greener grass than yours. We do always look at the better. And most of the times, wanting something more lets you end up with the worse.
  2. Fed up of literally everything. There will be one of those days where you will feel you’ve had beyond enough. Whether from work, personal life, financial or social, or any aspect of life. You will feel tired and all of your energy sucked up. You literally feel nothing and then the idea of the need to change comes in. You’ll do something beyond unthinkable that might save you from your own pit of misery.
  3. The need for sense of control over your life. Who does not want to be in control? To live your life with control is a deep human being need. When you are in control, you feel a lot much safer because you feel less harm can be inflicted to you. This sense of control satisfies people of their needs.

“A loss of the comfortable state of harmony that we seek has been defined as shift towards either chaos or rigidity”

                                                                                                                              Siegel (2008)

Whenever we feel everything is out of control, everything seems to be in chaos. On the other hand, if there is sense of control, we feel powerful.

4. People just get bored. Sometimes, People reinvent themselves to get out of boredom. People seeks its way out of his mundane existence. Why? Because they are just bored. People wants everything in a snap of a hand. People are in for “instant” stuff. Most of the people are addicted on being spontaneous just to break the routine that they are having. Come to think of it, time is so slow when you are bored, right?

At the end of the day, it is up on the individual if that change might be beneficial or not. For sure, as cliche as it may seem, one thing that remains is change is inevitable.

I ride alone but it never felt lonely anymore.

“There’s nothing more freeing and empowering than liking your own company.”

Almost everybody in their quarter life has a fast-paced lifestyle. No me-time, no time for this and that, schedule’s too crowded, always on the go, fast food sometimes is the best choice for meals, no time to be alone and at peace. I don’t know about you but i really value my solitude, a time for me, myself and I. I feed my soul by reading books (esp. Elizabeth Gilbert’s), I cherish the quiet times away from traffic noise and pollution but sometimes, due to external factors such as work, school, different occasions/holidays, paper works and errands, I slowly lost my inner peace. I noticed that I am slowly becoming a robot that do nothing except going with my everyday routine. I did not had enough time for my self. My thoughts are becoming meaningless. That was my problem until one night came and I rode the subway as i go home. Nothing uncanny or special happened. It is my same world of mundane every single day. But at that night as I go home from work, I suddenly wanted something new that could happen right away. I craved for a change. So, when I rode the subway, I tried to sit on the floor. Nothing special eh? People always do that. But for me, that was so special because it was my first time to do that and it was a little bit awkward for me ’cause I am not used to sit like that in public places. But I did. To satisfy the cravings of change I had within me.

“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled.”

My subway ride usually takes 15 minutes from home to work and 30 minutes from home to school. I never thought that I spend to much time in commuting. As I sat on the train floor, first thing that i felt was a great relief. After a long tiring day, I got a chance to relax. I realized it is more comfortable to sit on the floor than on a chair inside the train. I don’t have to mind other people’s elbows bumping on mine. I don’t have to pretend that I am sleeping just because sometimes it makes me feel awkward sitting in their with other people’s face right in front of my face. I don’t have to sit up straight and avoid getting too much space because other people beside me might feel uncomfortable. I suddenly felt I don’t need to worry about other people. I sat in the floor, relaxed, feet crossed and minding my own business. I read a blog post about Zaha Hadid and her works (Godbless her soul). I drank my cup of coffee, listened to my earphones. And then I caught myself daydreaming. It is funny because I am a loud,talkative,outgoing person but I really enjoy being alone. For the first time, I never have to worry about other people anymore. I realized, this is a perfect way of having my long time craving, my “me-time”. As I walked on my way home, I had a fulfilling sigh.. I am thankful for that subway ride because I felt complete and had a grip on “me” again after a long time.

True and lasting inner peace can never be found in external things. It can ONLY be found within. And then once we find and nurture it with ourselves, it radiates outward.

– Buddha

6 Tips for Surviving First Day of School

If you are a student, or still going to an institution for your degree program, like me, this blog is for you. I have already graduated and acquired my Bachelor In Science Degree Continue reading “6 Tips for Surviving First Day of School”

Basic Brownies Recipe

I have work scheduled tomorrow and it’s my sister’s off. People in our work usually bring “outside food” (because i work in the food industry, i use this term to describe products that we do not sell). Since it was her day off, i requested her to bake me some brownies because i was craving for it. Whenever we want to bake or cook something and we don’t want to bug our mom about the recipe, google serves as our helping hand.Here’s what she did. First things first. Gather all the ingredients! Continue reading “Basic Brownies Recipe”

Princess Leia’s Hair for a Day: Hair Phil Coop

IMG_3360-0Being involved in an on the spot modelling competition was hard for me not to mention i was a first timer. My mentor and make-up artist Ms. Malou did everything she could from the make-up to costume (which is the bridal category) and even in my mini workshops she put up with me. One thing i realized is that  it’s not all beauty and fancy when it comes to modelling. There goes all the struggles you have to put up with like a drastic diet i have to get through. I tried the 10 – day diet in which the only intake you must have was a lemon juice. It was crazy because i’ve been patiently on it for ten days. I was literally starving just to look more thinner. I won’t recommend this because after few weeks later i gained back my weight. Easy come easy go. I also have to attend my workshops which is exhausting because i’m still enrolled at school at that time. Continue reading “Princess Leia’s Hair for a Day: Hair Phil Coop”