Tuesday, July 28, 2015

2AM

"Lit through the darkness at 1:58"
- Taylor Swift


3/7/15 2:00am and Perth was concealed under an eerie cover of fog. I was unable to grasp the truth that I was still in the same city. Wanderlust rushing through my veins, my eyes were like a child's once again as my heart beat in absolute awe. '2am's were made for poets, lovers, writers, visionaries, photographers, painters, over thinkers, silent seekers, these are my favourite hours.' - Tulisan Manda

Spontaneous late night adventures is what I live for, endless drives, late night wanders in a park, swinging in the dark, lying in the grass and staring up at the universe, even just going to a 24 hour food place and pigging out. Late night adventures with the best people. A blank mind and open heart with nothing but good vibes and good company. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

THE FIGHTER

"You must have complete determination. The worst opponent you can come across is one
 whose aim has become an obsession. For instance, if a man has decided that he is going to bite off
 your nose no matter what happens to him in the process, the chances are he will succeed in doing it.
 He may be severely beaten up, too, but that will not stop him from carrying out his objective. 
That is the real fighter." - Bruce Lee


A few weeks ago I was actually MIA from the world recovering from a recent surgery to remove a cyst. I would have never known about it if not for the escalated abnormal back-pain, so for those who don't feel 100%, listen to your body and go get things checked out. Sadly I doubt you'll listen because I too am very much guilty of brushing things aside; I've brushed aside my constant back pain for more than 5 years now until I finally gave in and got it checked out. I am blessed that after this surgery I am actually healthier than before (with just a few scars as reminders), but not every ignorant person is so lucky, so I re-emphasise: listen to your body.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SWEATER WEATHER

"Everything will be okay in the end. 
If it's not okay, it's not the end."
- John Lennon


Life consists of shades of many colours, and at times you may be served with only grey, like this article here (and let's avoid making any 50 Shades of Grey puns). But like how it is in life, it's what you make of it, and even with just grey, we can create something beautiful. Acquire the skill to see beyond the grey, because if you want to be happy all you have to do is learn to feel happy. Everything is in the mindset. Sometimes in grey is when we see the clearest, to the finest details because colours no longer distract us. After bitter days is when we taste the sweetest joys. Please don't ever feel alone, as we grow older and meet more people who open up to us about their stories, you will learn that no single soul is truly untouched by pain. Learn to be grateful about yesterday, to be blessed for today, and to be hopeful towards tomorrow.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ROMANTIC WARRIOR

"I'm a modern woman in the sense of I take care of myself,
 I'm fiercely independent, and I'm really ambitious.
 Yet I have these old-school thoughts in my mind."
- Eva Mendes 


This one is for them boys, men... males, on behalf of girls, women... females. Whatever you call yourselves. I find it a touchy subject to talk about gender roles publicly because views are somewhat controversial. The conflict is gender roles are generic and people are complex. Yet here I am today risking being publicly attacked to try help some of you boys out, enlighten you (whilst indirectly helping the ladies out). To all those guys out there who are interested in someone, pursuing someone or starting off with someone... Yes I hope you're reading this because you're going to benefit from it. Actually everyone will benefit from this, it's a life lesson about humans. The lesson to take away is don't make assumptions.

Yes it's quite tough in the 21st century with all this feminism going on, females fighting for equal rights, you guys just don't know where you should stand with us. Is she the type to want the man to act traditionally - pay for dinner, drive her around, carry her bags/books? Or does she want him to treat her exactly equal? One of the lessons is there's no point asking her. So here's the breakdown:

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