Monday, October 25, 2010

Get-togethers of ♥ and passion

My weekend was filled with get-togethers with friends, in short L-O-V-E ♥. My darlings, babes who have seen and been through everything, the fall and the rise, the sad and the happy.

They talk about their dreams and ambition, great ones and some are already on its way. They have sad stories too, and yet, those never keep them from visualizing the future.

Some are full of plans; like there's no tomorrow. It's like they want to grab every single thing out of life, this and that. 

It impressed me; cos it seems like nothing will stop them from their dreams and I really salute that and all of these actually made me feel way better because I guess there should be something that we should look forward to everyday to keep us going again and again, regardless of the downfall. 

These triggered me of my own dreams and goals and such which I had long forgotten, and whilst online yesterday, I browsed through a local photographer's website. Its actually a SHE and she has previously gotten a Cleo Achiever's Award due to her outstanding work of portraiture. Amazing. 

Then I remembered my passion, to find beauty in things, people, feeling, and translate them into pieces of art by words and pictures of expression. I wonder where has those gone to? It's time to continue the passion 'cos life's too short to be regretting over things that won't even matter. 

Let's start with love :)

Blogs are dull without photos kan? Heh, so jom view (didn't take much that weekend anyhoo)
One of my bestfriends, Fad and her little Qisty :)

The ambiance at the Jazz Nite at Subang Empire

Me and my basket of heaven @ Chili's, Subang Empire (photo courtesy of Azlene)

Atilia for Jazz Nite (photo courtesy of Azlene)

p.s : Didn't get any photos during my get-together with Nas and Fid due to syiok bercerita. Will definitely have more Kodak (or Nikon/Canon/hp camera jer) moments the next time we meet up.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Love my girlfriends

You know, sometimes it's the littlest and simplest things that make your day. For eg,  the below conversations;

how about u?
i was browsing ur picture
i think u should take photography la
i nk tdo dulu taww
nite nite

Love u Nas. Sangatsss. She motivates me all the time, telling me that I can, in whatever situation. Helped me get through the worst of times.Ni dah berapa kali dia cakap I should take photography.

myb coz i knw wht it feels like
been there n done dat
so move forward
i like to move it move it!
this is d time to find urself n get to knw ursllf
time for exploration
lol..its inside u girl

Love u Lene :))) Pun a great friend and motivator, memang beriya-riya motivate when I'm down, she's like a sunshine, full of positive vibes.

I don't know what I'll do without these girlfriends. They bring the best out of you and still accept you as you are, regardless of what you are now and how you were in the past. Untuk makluman, yours truly memang sangat down sekarang. Heeee.. Sayang uols.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Live life.

Watched an interesting movie on Astro, 'Passenger' while having my chicken noodle for dinner today. It's basically about a grieving counselor, Anne Hathaway, who needs to confront her traumatized clients, surviving a plane crash. The ending is pretty unpredictable (hint: it involves life after death..heee), but there is an important reminder I get from the movie.

In one part, Hathaway was given an eye-opener by her neighbour, "I was like you. Cautious, missing opportunities." She added, "Spread your wings, life is a moment."

Well, this mirrors yours truly. When will I spread my wings? Feeling kind of down these few weeks. Entering a new phase perhaps? Not so sure. It's like I lost myself. 

Anyways, I googled the phrases from this movie (it has a number of good phrases) and found these as well, "Erik is just reaching for life. He’s trying to put it all together. Whenever someone is faced with death, if you get another chance to live you want to live to the fullest. Eric doesn’t want to take anything for granted anymore. He wants to value what’s important to him, to live his life as passionately as he can. Because your time here is short."

:) Live life.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

To find and keep the jewelry - XOXO

I have been wanting to write about this for a long time but have not gotten the chance. Excerpts from the book 'been there, done that, kept the jewelry' by Cooper Lawrence. Got the book from Elle (click here for details). 

I feel the excerpts somewhat carry some truth in them ;) Yes, from past experience, and I just want them kept as a reminder to myself, and also, as a sharing experience.

Excerpt #1

When you first start dating someone, your instincts are good and you can tell if it will work or not. Just be aware that some guys are not always as they appear at first. Some will disguise a mean spirit with humor, while a really great guy may be hiding behind a shy exterior that you interpret as snobby. If you're too quick to judge, you may let a really yummy guy slide through your fingers and wonder why there are no good guys around. Also keep in mind that being good at choosing guys doesn't mean that you are good at keeping them. If you find a really terrific guy, remember that you have to be a really terrific girl. 

Excerpt #2

Listen to what your date is saying too when you are out with him; he will tell you what he is looking for. You just have to learn to pay attention. Let's say that you are out with a perfectly normal, seemingly charming potential cuddle bunny and he is talking about his future, which involves scaling the Andes, skydiving into volcanoes, and whitewater rafting down the Amazon. First you think adventure guy sounds like he is still searching for the fountain of youth, a soul, whatever. You may see his freewheeling life as meaning he's not ready to settle down. Then he says that an adventure isn't worth having unless you share it with someone special. Hmm, good words to hear. Okay, he wants a relationship. Score one for his side. 

This same kind of interpretation works for you, too; remember this advice when you are out on a date with someone and find yourself talking about your career and all of the ins and outs of your job. He may see that as you not wanting to settle down. You can be career-focused, but you also have to be a good date. You may have tried to pay it cool, and by doing that turned off a great guy who could have been you destiny.  

Excerpt #3

The idea of the list is that you don't have to compromise. You are creating the perfect guy for yourself in this list. Then as soon as you know what qualities that perfect guy for you has, you'll recognize him when you meet him. Notice that I am saying the perfect guy "for you". It's not about a perfect guy in general, because we all know that's not possible. 

Excerpt #4

I need someone with a good sense of humor, even funny
I get very uptight, and I cannot be with another type-A personality. He needs to balance out my intensity and make me laugh.

Excerpt #5

Many women stick it out in relationships with guys like this, and truly believe that if they wait around long enough, "he'll change." Let me tell you this right now : it rarely happens.

Excerpt #6

Feeling secure with someone in a relationship and feeling accepted by them can make a difference in your own self-esteem and how you feel about who you are in that relationship. In other words, you need someone who will enhance and encourage those qualities that you know to be your best ones. When you meet someone and you think that he may be special, you need to be mindful of how he sees you. We have all been in that situation, where you say one thing and the person totally misconstrues what you've said, and no matter how many times we try to explain ourselves, the person is just not getting it.

What you want is someone you are completely simpatico with; you want someone who totally gets you.

Excerpt #7

Your prince charming might not always make the best first impression, whether the reason be nerves or lack of experience in dating you.So try to keep your mind open with the guys you meet, because they may reveal their true selves to you in seemingly innocuous ways. If you aren't paying attention, you might miss them.

So folks,what do you think? Feeling more confident? I did! (after reading the book). Wish me (and you) tonnes of good luck ya!