Friday, February 21, 2014

WEEKLY DIARY: I love these videos and pictures

I love these amazing pictures from (twitter account) @TheWorldStories

Crystal clear water of the Verzasca River in Switzerland.

Coffee Art!

Sakura Blossom in Japan.

This one is simple yet so beautiful :)

So, last Friday was Valentine's Day! Happy Valentine's Day! I love these two funny Valentine's Day Card! :D

Ahh I love these clips from Saturday Night Live. So funny!! :))

Aladdin and Jasmine were singing about married life.

I would also love a brownie husband please!

Pantene Commercial featuring Sofia Vergara.

'Interview' with Scarlett Johansson

Everything is so funny! I LOVE Saturday Night Live!!

I also love this song 'That's life' from the musical tv series 'Smash'. It's just impossible to listen to this song and watch this amazing performance and not smile and feel good, strong and positive about yourself.

Another video that I love. Rick Mereki spent 44 days, travelling 38,000 miles, across 11 countries, to film this one-minute video. I love the 0.28. Don't miss it!


I love this advice from @LIFECHEATS

- When you get an email or text that infuriates you, wait about an hour to respond. You'll be surprised at how much more rational you become.

I love these quotes: 

"You see, a conflict always begins with an issue - a difference of opinion, an argument. But by the time it turns into a war, the issue doesn't matter anymore, because now it's about one thing and one thing only: how much each side hates the other."
- Neal Shusterman, Unwind

"Ask yourself what is really important and then have the courage to build your life around your answer."

"I don't know if you've ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong"
- Lemony Snicket

"If you cannot be positive, then at least be quiet."
- Joel Osteen

Spread love wherever you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
 "If you're not happy in life then you need to change, calibrate, readjust...flush your negative energy and fill it with positive energy; How do we do that you might ask? Well I would start by making others happy, diseases are not the only thing that spreads easy. We are all connected in some form of unseen energy... think how those around you will impact you and make you feel if they were happy?" -- Al Munoz

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

THIS WEEK: a great book, funny videos, playful drawings, breathtaking photos and English language.

"But I'm telling you, something happens to beautiful people. They think that something extra is owed to them by life, by God, by all the people around them. They think their life has to be better, more dramatic, happier - in colour, not in black and white."

"Everyone wished their life were happier."

Lily shook her head. "No. Not like beautiful people. They walk on the earth, their chin up to the rest of us, and think that great happiness, great love, great joy is their right and their prerogative. Passion as the entitlement of the beautiful, the way power is the entitlement of the rich." Lily paused. "Especially when it comes to love. Beauty and love become somehow synonymous. How can plain people have great love? They can't, that's how. They can have average love, mediocre love, but their hearts can't soar. Only beautiful hearts can soar."

"I think you've hit on the nail right there," said Spencer. "Beautiful people don't necessarily have beautiful hearts."

"But it doesn't matter, don't you see? You don't fall in love with a heart. You fall in love with a woman's face, with her body, with her hair, with her smell. That's first, everything else is secondary. My mother's beauty when she was found was so extreme that she didn't understand how every man who met her didn't love her in extremis."

"Did your father?"

"He did. Another problem - after nearly forty-three years of marriage, she still wants him to."

I love these words, from page 284-285 of the book 'The Girl in Times Square'.

This week I read 'The Girl in Times Square' by Paulina Simmons. Man, it was quite a rollercoster ride. Often depressing at times, but there are hopeful and uplifting times in there, too. I picked this book up after looking at the story outline which is about a girl whose roommate is missing. I thought, this sounds fun, part drama, part mystery/detective story. It turns out that there are really a lot of drama in this book. Lily is a cancer patient who's just won a lottery, and has quite a horrible family, not the ones who abuse her physically, but the ones who's always draining her energy, which I'd say is a sort of emotional abuse. Her mom is an alcoholic who constantly being depressed and unhappy. His dad loves his wife too much to leave her. One of her sister is into her money. Her brother had an affair with her roomate who just gone missing. She is in love with the detective who investigates the case, who is an alcoholic too. And so on. It's actually quite good reading the bits about alcohol addiction, depression and cancer as now I gain a little knowledge about the issue. I really love this book because it makes me experience so many different emotions, which makes the book feels quite personal. I mean I'm sure we know at least person who has a depression, alcohol problem or cancer as it is quite common around us. Now I feel that I know a little bit of what they are going through which makes me a little sad. I remember a quote by Louis L'amour which says, "Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you." I feel that I'm always going to have part of this book in my heart. I'm looking forward to read more of Paulina Simmons's books in the near future.

"Amy, Andrew, Allison, George, Claudia, Tomas, Lily and her Spencer, to a place where they would never be found. Without dead ends, without demands, without alcohol, without protocol, a safe place with no sorrow, no monocytes, no blastocytes, no whisky, no war, just a little bit of mercy, a wet and sunny sunny life, and the remains of their fathomless frail human hearts."
- from page 601 of the book

This week I also love these funny Ellen videos:

I love Sofia Vergara & Ellen together. They are hilarious.

OMG these halloween costumes are so so so funny!! Esp the last one & the mint :)

The so so so funny Halloween costumes continue... The Prince of Wales hahaha :D

I love these playful drawings and illustrations that transform everyday objects into quirky scenes by Victor Nunes. His ongoing series is called 'Faces' and I love how imaginative, creative and adorable his works are :)


I love these breathtaking photos of Japanese Cherry Blossom at night. Photos by a Japanese photographer only known as Arixxx.

I love languages and I find these different British and American English words for the same meanings interesting...


"Be selective in your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right."

"A challenge is a compliment disguised."
- Michael Faudet

Sometimes the best thing to do is walk away from a problem and come back later with a clear mind.

"So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide."
- Meredith Grey

"Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you."

What will you do today that will make you proud in a year?

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My weekly diary :)

1. I love these super adorable illustrations by Heng Swee Lim. These will put a smile on your face and brighten up your day :))


2. I love how enthusiastic this ad is!

3. I love Margot Robbie, especially when she talked about winning an eating competition :) Man, she's gorgeous AND funny!

4. I love these cards. So funny and smart and awesome :)

5. I love these playful and visual illustrations of the Chinese language characters by ShaoLanHsueh! I grew up learning Mandarin and I wished I knew all these Chineasy back then to make my learning more fun and much easier.

6. I love these Napkin Notes by Garth Callaghan. A 44-year-old father with terminal cancer writes 826 notes on napkins to pack with his daughter's lunches for everyday she has class, through high school. So beautiful a father's love is :(

6. I love these 2 quotes about wisdom and seeing beauty:

"Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better."
- Kay Redfield Jamison

"Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."
- Franz Kafka

These week I:

- read Crazy Rich Asian by Kevin Kwan

- read The Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro

Both books are quite fun and easy to read. That's what I needed this week. Something light and de-stressing.

- watched The Sorcerer and the White Snake. This movie is about a thousand-year-old kind-hearted white snake demon who falls in love with a human being and a monk who tries to separate the two. Very visually beautiful, although a bit slow at times. I personally prefer the original Tv series that I loved to watch growing up.

I also watched a Tv documentary 'A day in the life of Misty Copeland'. Misty is the first African American soloist in the American Ballet Theatre and this documentary shows what she does in a day, from dance rehearsal, performing at a benefit, talks to aspiring young dancers, brief chat with magazine editor, to meeting with her business partner about an upcoming dance wear line. Such a role model for dancer and woman everywhere! Beautiful, hardworking, successful and full of passion and life!

What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.

Invest less time in being jealous of people's life and more time in making other people jealous of your life.

Picture sources:
Misty Copeland

Until next week :) xx