Thursday, January 07, 2016

"The moral of this story is that sometimes, you can attempt to make all the difference in the world, and it still is like trying to stem the tide with a sieve.
The moral of this story is that no matter how much we try, no matter how much we want it... some stories just don't have a happy ending."

"When someone leaves you once, you expect it to happen again. Eventually you stop getting close enough to people to let them become important to you, because then you don't notice when they drop out of your world. I know that sounds incredibly depressing for a thirteen-year-old, but it beats being forced to accept that the common denominator must be you."

"I have this math teacher, Mr. Allen. He said that when you're a point, all you see is the point. When you're a line, all you see is the line and the point. When you're in three dimensions, you see three dimensions and lines and points. Just because we can't see a fourth dimension doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It just means we haven't reached it yet."

(Leaving Time, Jodi Picoult)

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

We all have choices. Every single one of us. Some of us are too blind to see them. Some of us don't make use of them. Some of us don't use them correctly. And some of us are completely robbed of them because we are trapped in a situation we can't escape. We still have choices, though.

(The Rose Petal Beach - Dorothy Koomson)

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Birthday Summary

A summary of this year's birthday celebration..

Bouquet, cake, food and board games

Breakfast and lunch for two, bookstores and some shopping :)

Treat from makan kakis at Eighteen Chefs

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Introducing my very first handmade tote bag :)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Try to imagine a life without timekeeping.

You probably can't. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. 
Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays.
Man alone measures time.
Man alone chimes the hour.
And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures.
A fear of time running out.

. . . . . 

Sometimes, when you are not getting the love you want, giving makes you think you will.

. . . . . 

When we are most alone is when we embrace another's loneliness.

. . . . . 

But hurting ourselves to inflict pain on others is just another cry to be loved.

. . . . . 

"It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be."

. . . . . 

"Time is not something you give back. The very next moment may be an answer to your prayer. To deny that is to deny the most important part of the future."
"What is that?"

. . . . . 

"There is a reason God limits our days."
"To make each one precious."

(The Time Keeper, Mitch Albom)

Saturday, October 10, 2015

"I thought of my dad telling me that the universe wants to be noticed but what we want is to be noticed by the universe, to have the universe give a shit what happens to us - not the collective idea of sentient life but each of us as individuals."

"I would probably never again see the ocean from thirty thousand feet above, so far up that you can't make out the waves or any boats, so that the ocean is a great and endless monolith. I could imagine it. I could remember it. But I couldn't see it again, and it occurred to me that the voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again."

(The Fault in Our Stars - John Green)

Friday, October 09, 2015

The only constant is change.

It's time to move on, I guess?