2019 was one hell of a roller coaster ride. I was convinced that I got behind in the race of life then realizing, life is not a running track. I ticked quite a bunch of ‘firsts’. My acne cleared up for one whole month then decided to come back. I also managed to save up for a trip to Japan but decided to save the money instead of going.
One resolution I did fulfill this year: to read more books. 1 per month to be exact. Only two of them are heavy reads, but at least 5 of them are quite profound.
All of them will take me to where I want to be. I am thankful that for the whole 2019 I get to work promoting something I really believe in: reading.
Image: Reading by the Edge of the Marsh. Dennis Perrin (via: tumblr)
It’s quiet in here
people are either on twitter or instagram
sharing their most engaging thoughts or most engaging pictures.
It’s quiet in here, it’s nice.
I hereby sign this agreement with the latest photo of myself
I’m known to make far too many plans. In fact, i’m great at making plans. But to actually execute it is a whole other story. I’m always, too tired, too distracted, too stressed-out, too broke, too busy –and too tangled in a lot other things but the plan itself. Sounds a lot like an excuse i know, because it actually is.
However, i figured that if i made a written form of said plans (and better yet publishing it), i’m left with no other choice but to do it. So as an attempt to tell myself to just “Shut up and do it” here are some things from my bucket list i’m going to get done by next year.
To mark the end of the longest abandonment I’ve ever done to my blog, firstly I must clarify that I am still breathing and alive.
Secondly, for the sake of your attention span, i’m going to cut the part where i explain how dementor-ish the sixth semester is, and skip along to my latest where-i-stands (beside the bermuda triangle of home-dorm-campus).
One morning last week, i wander around a tea plantation, pre-shower, sweating under the chunky knit i wore on such sunshiny morning, carrying no photography device better than a point-and-shoot camera several years behind the time, and no photographer better than my baby sister,
yet i regret nothing.
“Umm…, that’s very nice Mom, but, you know… I don’t actually wear jewelry”, was my first thought, when I received a dainty white gold bracelet –completed with tiny heart shaped pendants which induces me to purse my lips a la Miranda Priestly— as my 18th birthday present. Despite of passive-aggressively declaring “Mom, I would rather get myself another shoes than a fine jewelry”, i wore that bracelet anyway. And later, I have to admit that my mother indeed, knows best.
Due to lack of information about its historical background, I don’t celebrate Valentine’s day. A brief research I did on that matter –on the first page of google search result, five seconds before I wrote this– didn’t do much of help either. So if anybody know what happened once-upon-a-time ago that makes people decide to go all lovey dovey on that particular date, please do tell me.
Despite of all my indecisiveness, the amorous vibe had never been so intense at any other time of the year. So… let’s talk about love.
feel like treating yourself with an ice cream today? Why not trying this delicious and healthy recipe? Blend frozen bananas and strawberries, add some milk (dairy or non dairy), and then blend them out!
pardon the crappy gif
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This is a wordless post. True that “a picture paints a thousand word” so i don’t really need to say more. Just take a look at these photos and hopefully you’ll understand how BADLY i want to be there…
So this is, my friend, is a story of how i always fail in cooking…
Just few moments a go, my mother asked me to help her cook for lunch, and i mess it up by adding too much salt. And that’s pretty much a picture of how my cooking experience has been this far. There will always be something that isn’t right.
nothing wrong with this spaghetti, it wasn’t bad neither delicious
The sky is grey, and the rain won’t stop pouring all day. The roof is leaking, thus makes my house looks like a total mess. The streets are flooded everywhere, the whole city are paralyzed. Including me, i’ve cancelled all my plans for today. I’m so sorry for being whiny, but it is absolutely not the best day. Continue reading