Today is February 17, 2017, time check: 2:17am.
I decided to add this category Interview under the name “IMPRESSUM” in my blog to feature people I know, I have known or will know in the future. Since this blog is created solely to inspire other people, I thought that maybe sharing other people’s stories would be a great medium to inspire others. I will have 10 questions for every people that I will feature.
- Describe a typical day for you.
- What’s the one thing you would like to change about yourself & why?
- What’s in your bag?
- What’s your favorite book/movie/song of all time and why did it speak to you so much?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
- What’s the one thing that people always misunderstand about you
- How would you spend a million dollars?
- What’s an ideal weekend for you?
- If a genie granted you 3 wishes right now, what would you wish for?
- Finally, happiness is…
Continue reading “IMPRESSUM #1”
Disclaimer: Contains spoilers. A quick review and some thoughts I had in mind while driving under the “city of stars”. lol. 😛
Love does not always win. Fast forward to 5 years after Mia (Emma Stone) & Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) where both of them achieved their goals while they long for each other. You’ll think that Mia had moved on since she has a kid with his new beau but we all have seen it in the last part of the movie in the bar where Mia and Sebastian gazed to each other with their lonely eyes. Mia chose to walk away and followed her beau. It seems that the two of them chose career over love and it led them to the right way. They’ve both achieved what they wanted in life but not in love. To be fair, they showed the “what could’ve been” parts if ever Mia and Seb got together. Continue reading “A Bittersweet Night in La la land”
When we finally get the things we want in life, we will suddenly realize that we really didn’t needed these things. You may have everything you wanted in life but you will still feel emptiness inside. You’ll crave for a fulfillment that money cannot buy.
You’ll start to search for something that sets your soul on fire. Something that makes you want to do stupid things. Something that gives a smile on your heart in your every waking day. Something that inspires and motivates you. Something that changes you for the better. Something that could fill the emptiness you have inside. Continue reading “Know What You Want”
“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.
Take a piece of paper and jot down words that you could use in describing yourself. How do you see yourself? (I know you did not do it because it’s just a waste of time or maybe you are preoccupied on some things other than describing yourself.) But it is likely that there are some words that played in your head upon reading the first sentence that could actually describe you and somehow that’s also what other other people might see you. Some of them might have positives and negatives but hey, that what makes you who you are. These words makes you as a unique individual person. Continue reading “The Mask I Live In”