Please tell me how I can sleep at peace every night knowing that rape culture still exists and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. You go to sleep every night hoping that everything will get better the next day but no. That’s not what happens. You wake up and:
Two weeks ago I was dogsitting my friend’s 6 month-old Corgi, Bay, for a week. I had never owned a dog prior to that, let alone dog-sitting. I love dogs though. They’re smart, loyal, and they make awesome companions to us humans. I was hesitant at first but with the help of my man I could pretty much master dog-sitting in a matter of one day! Dog-sitting was no simple task but I got lucked out because my friend’s dog was an obedient fur-kid. He made it easy for a first-timer like me to take care of him. That one week experience gave me the idea of the kind of commitment one should consider when owning a dog. Owning a dog (and generally all pets) requires good leadership skills but people often dismiss this. Owning a dog teaches you a lot more things than you think. Leadership is one of them. You’ll be surprised at the things that your dog “teaches” you about being a great leader.
I’m not the type that always keeps up with current trends, be it fashion, TV shows, yada yada yada. But when it comes to self-enrichment, I’m your girl. I take inspirations from anyone and anything. Curiosity has led me to different people and situations and for me that’s a blessing. Back then in the pre-internet craze era, my sources of inspiration are my family and books. Nowadays inspiration come at my fingertips in the form of podcasts, blogs, social media and Youtube videos. The amount of inspiration I can find is endless and I love it!
In my pursuit to stay inspired, I commit to feed my brain and soul with nothing but inspirational and motivational information everyday. Without further ado, here’s my list of Inspiration of the Week.
I used to believe in the existence of the so-called perfect wedding. My belief system changed when I had my wedding back in October 2016. The preparation itself was smooth but on the actual wedding day? It did not turn out as I hoped it would be. First, our officiant was late so we had to cut things short. Second, I fell sick that I had to miss the after party. No first dance, no family pictures, no couple photos. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it a 7.5. It wasn’t a disaster but, you know, it’s not perfect. The next few months were filled with anguish and disappointment. I couldn’t accept the fact that my wedding didn’t run as planned. Shoulda woulda coulda.
We were two teenagers who met at high school. Together we pushed through the highs and lows of high school life, went separate ways for over a decade, and somehow the universe decided to reunite us again in the town where we first shook our hands and asked each other’s name. My bestie, Vee, just came back from the United States for good. It’s been a month since she landed here and we’ve been hanging out almost every week. We live close to each other now – what a sweet coincidence.
Last week we went out to check out a spa place in Jakarta. Vee was dying to get a body scrub treatment done, which coincided with my month-long desire to get a full body massage (another sweet coincidence?). So both of us went, leaving our hubbies behind. Jokes! Our hubbies were busy that day. What was planned to be a spa date turned into a whole day of cafe-hopping, finished by a little shopping treat. It’s only proper if I call it Ladies Day, isn’t it?
So this is a tad late but Happy 2017 frandsss!! Brand new year, new look, and new spirit! Resolutions, goals, plans…some of us may have everything written down. Whilst I’m a fan of having everything planned ahead of time, I also like the idea of letting things take their course and be on their own flows. 2016 had its ups and downs but I’m grateful regardless. I survived 2016 and that’s all what matters! (lol)
I just got back from a tranquil weekend in Bali and I’m still on a lazy relax mode (which explains this week’s lack of updates). I will post more details on my trip very berry soon (you don’t want to miss it!).
Let’s dive into this week’s selected awesome links and faves, shall we?!
A few faves from this week…
How’s everyone doing today? I hope you don’t feel overwhelmed with all the holidays shenanigans 😉 As for me, I have some Christmas gatherings that I can’t wait to go to but it’s not happening until the next two weeks. In the meantime, I will just browse the world wide web for some holiday inspirations and enjoy my homemade eggnog latte!
It’s Friday again you guys! And we’re getting so close to the end of 2016. Time passes like woah! Have you started making New Year resolutions yet? As for me (being a fanatical planner that I am), I have begun making plans for next year including one for this blog! I don’t want to give away too much details yet but I can assure you that there’s plenty of exciting stuff in store and I can’t wait to share it with you!
There wasn’t too much going on this week except that I was having a rather quiet birthday (that’s what I wanted). Other than that, things went by pretty normal as per usual. Howeverrr, I got some fabulous links for you guys!
So without further ado, here they are…
I just turned 29! 29th birthday on November 29 (sounds pretty cool eh?)
In honour of my birthday (and of the fact that this is my last year of being in the 20s age group), I’d like to list 29 things that make me happy this past year.