"I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing; kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles."- Audrey Hepburn

Mar 27, 2012

Daily Note: Wake up slow

Waking up early to the gorgeous sunshine weather, I realized I haven't sit down for breakfast, coffee and the New York Times for a very long time. Despite having got up in the morning early frequently this year, I haven been consumed by appointments, deadlines, emails that I don't remember the last time I spend some time with myself to begin the day.

I have never thought of myself as a morning person, but apparently I am. I actually enjoy waking up early, taking my time to shower, putting on make-up extremely slowly, picking my outfit, matching accessories, organizing my bag, scheduling what I have to do during the day,etc. Being able to do all these things makes me happy. I know, happiness in such trivial things. I know I just got back from vacation, but the feeling of being able to take my time during a busy schedule is entirely different from knowing that you have all the time in the world to waste. 

Of course, Jack Johnson is playing, and my favorite blogger is talking about pancakes and french toast.

I think, if I could ask for one wish right at this moment, my wish would be:

1.  Have an evening off and do something enjoyable but relaxing. I have been all over the place and got sucked in with parties and social events every single weekend for the longest time ever. How I yearn for just a quiet evening. Maybe after going out for dinner, I can just grab a pint of ice cream, and a bunch of unhealthy snacks, snuggle under my blanket and enjoy a movie or two or read a novel until I fall asleep.

2. Wake up slow. I want to be able to wake up without the first thought of "What should I be doing today?". I just want to lay in bed for a while, doing nothing, listen to my morning play list. Breakfast in bed would be amazing. I suddenly have a craving for pancakes, or french toatsts, with tons of fresh fruits, and yogurt. I don't know what I want to do after that but to beable to start my morning that way would be more than enough.

Aiya, I feel like I have been wanting such simple things in life lately. Honestly though, it's the simple things in life that bring you happiness.

1 more exam, a few more things to do for Vagina Monologues, and maybe I will reward myself  . Although, I can't help but think, wouldn't it be nice if I have someone to surprise me with such a wonderful plan? Now, that is a REAL wish to be asking for.


Mar 21, 2012

Last night in Vietnam
Rain ... and old memories
Sometimes I wish I could go back in time
But peace is when you are able to let go of your past.
Key to happiness is to not tie yourself to anything
See you next time I'm home.

Mar 14, 2012

Sex and the City and Sade

With my sister's wedding and all the crazy preparation, I haven't really had time to sit down. register and think about this whole getting-married thing. I will put some thoughts into this later.

For now, in order to avoid thinking about such a depressing topic, I started watching Sex and the City again (since I have time on my hands anyway). I happened to pick  “The Good Fight” - with the scene that takes place at the penthouse’s amazing rooftop pool, with Sade playing in the background, that Samantha finally lets go of her fears and insecurities and allows herself to fall in love with Richard, only to have him break her heart just five episodes later. That’s Sex and the City for you, though! This is a scene that, depends on my mood, I would either hate or love. *Sigh* every time I watch this show, it makes me wish I could have a life like any of these girls. 

On a side note, Sade "By Your Side" is, indeed, a very addicting song. Sometimes I wonder if I would actually fall in love with some guy who asks me for a swim at midnight in a gorgeous rooftop pool, and then dances with me to such good music. Hmmmm, sometimes it scares me that I may actually be a romantic at heart. Such a scary thought. 

Mar 5, 2012

Moments like these

Sometimes it takes moments like these for me to realize how strong I am, how much it takes for me to fall and how little it takes for me to get back on my feet again.

Sometimes it takes moments like thse for me to realize I don't need anyone to tell me what to do or how to feel. I can do whatever I want to, however I want to and with whomever I want to as long as it makes me happy. I should never give a damn about what people talk about me.

If there is one thing that I value the most, that would be myself. I will not settle for anything less than I deserve and I would never let people take advantages of me. I will not let my voice and opinions unheard, even if that means I have to be the bitch all the time. I will not run away from problems and I will deal with them face-to-face. I will not quit even if it means I have to go through much more difficulties or even when I'm exhausted and tired. I will always fight for what I believe.

I will not loose my trust and faith in people, even if they repeatedly disappoint me. I believe in my ability to believe. If I doubt people, it means I'm doubting myself.

There's nothing that I cannot do, given the right mind set and plenty of determination.

I will continue loving myself even more, and make people utterly jealous of what I can do with that.

"Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on." - Coco Chanel