Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mooncake Festival 2012

Green tea mooncakes from Purple Cane.

 Happy mooncake festival folks!



Saturday, September 29, 2012

(Repost) The Key to Receiving the Life of Your Dreams

I came across this article from Huffington Post, and it resonated to me a lot, mainly because I can relate to a lot of the points the author has raised in her article. I need to be kinder to myself. Here's the link to the original article: http://ow.ly/e3wRA

The Key to Receiving the Life of Your Dreams
By Donna Labermeier

When it comes to everyday living, do you feel like you have to control all the "who's," "how's," "what's," "when's," "where's" and "why's," or else life would be even more difficult? When things don't go exactly the way you planned, do you feel like they've gone wrong? If this sounds familiar, why not be kinder to yourself and open up to the possibility that life could be a lot easier if you'd only let it?

Just assume for a moment that all your limited "when's," "how's," etc... are totally incorrect. Stop and consider that you may be trying to force your life into something it isn't meant to be. What if you are actually keeping your life from going smoothly and being more enjoyable?

Take a look at the ways in which you approach your life each and every day. Maybe all you need is a change of perspective to allow your life to work for you, not against you...

1) Forcing or Allowing?

Instead of searching for answers, pushing to make things happen and constantly looking to the future for happiness and satisfaction, try letting life unfold more naturally. When we're always searching, we're living in a position of lack -- our focus is on what we don't have, what's missing. However, if we relax and become open to guidance from unexpected places, information is shown to us in ways we never thought possible. People and situations are brought into our lives that take us down a perfectly orchestrated path we hadn't even considered. We may not know the people yet, or be aware of the events that are going on behind the scenes, but the answers will come "when" and "how" it is in our best interests (outside of our expectations). The answers find us.

Trying to force things to happen in your life will only delay the abundance and prosperity that is supposed to flow in your direction. When you feel like you're "spinning your wheels" and getting nowhere, even though you're working yourself into a frenzy, it's because it's true! What you are doing is resisting. A natural process is trying to take place, and you are pushing for an unnatural process to occur instead. Feeling out of balance like that will never align you with what you need and want in your life. Stress, frustration, anger and depression are all signs that you are fighting against life. These feelings are strong messages that you are on the wrong track.

The present is where all things exist, and all things have a particular vibration. That which is happy and fulfilling vibrates on a high, positive level. That which is upsetting and draining vibrates on a low, negative level. So in order to draw to us the satisfaction and joy we crave, we cannot be stressed out today in an attempt to create some wonderful tomorrow. The vibrations don't match. We will never get there. What we want is already out there somewhere. We just have to align ourselves with it by being centered on the same, positive vibrational level. Choose to be happy now, not some time in the future.

2) Fearing or Trusting?

When unforeseen circumstances pop up in your life, do you automatically assume the worst? Do you go straight to the negative? The best advice is: "Don't even go there!" As soon as you go into a low, fear-based vibration, you not only attract more circumstances that will make you fearful because they are vibrating at the same level, too, but you also build a wall that blocks any solution from appearing.

All situations come up for a reason. Trust that there is a plan for your life that's going to play out whether you're onboard with it or not. You can create delays by resisting and being fearful, or you can create an open door for the plan to proceed right through with ease... It's your choice. You have the power to make things hard on yourself. The less you react and simply move on, the better. Do your best to avoid giving negative situations any energy, and you will avoid making them worse. Trust in the process that all things naturally work themselves out.

3) Fixing or Helping?

When you feel the need to "help" someone live a better life, are you acting out of love and compassion for that human being, or are you trying to "fix" them? It may seem like a fine line, but when you think you can actually "fix" someone's life for them, what you're really doing is making judgments about them. In your opinion, and maybe in several people's opinions, this person is wrong in the way they choose to think and act, but who are you or anyone else to decide what particular path they are on? Who are we to say what lessons they are here to learn? Each person is only responsible for living their own path. There is no way to know what we or any other human being is meant to experience in this lifetime.

Maybe someone is always "pushing your buttons" with their negativity, trying to get inappropriate attention. What you have to do is emotionally detach from their "trauma drama." Even if you live with them, tell them you're sorry they're having a bad day, then walk away. And don't believe that going into another room and thinking about it or being angry and giving them the silent treatment is detaching from it, because it isn't. You are still fueling the situation because you are still giving it energy. If you really want to help, pull your energy back by giving them the freedom and space to express whatever it is they feel they need to express, then let it go. As soon as you do, you will almost immediately notice a shift in them. You'll be amazed at how they improve their attitude and the direction of their life all on their own.

All of us on this planet are guided, and hopefully at some point, become compelled to live the life of our dreams. It happens when we relinquish control of the process. We then come to this huge realization that we are in control of absolutely nothing! Only then can we hold our hands out to the universe and receive, receive, receive.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Instagram Kitteh

Watashiwa Sharisu! Image taken from here.
Currently following this Instagram account, @msy1515, who takes pictures of his 3 lovely cats everyday. Meet Shirasu, one of the 3 kittehs. I wanna picit the face!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Our New Playmate

We got ourselves a new playmate some time last month, just that I didn't blogged about it till now. Loving the retina display :)




Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Awesome Lego Construction


LEGO engineering marvel. Our LEGOLand Malaysia should have something like this! #awestruck #awesome

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Blog Layout

Today I spent a couple of hours surfing for blog templates, as I wanted to update my blog and give it a new look. About time too, the previous look was easily 4 years old haha!

So after much searching, I ended up downloading 3 free templates, took a look at them, downloaded a copy of the old codes as backup, uploaded the new XML file, spent about 2 hours tweaking and changing stuff...

And the new look is here :) Hope you guys like it!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Terry Crews Old Spice Muscle Music


This video would make most men wishing they could do what Terry can. For the women, happy gawking!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Safe Harbour

There are times my old destructive self would make her presence felt, and come back to wrestle control over my mental and emotional state. Over the last few weeks, had been most stressful for me.

Back in the early years, I was a very negative a bitter girl. Just about everything pissed me off. I was a destructive force, believing that nothing good would ever come into my life. Whenever competing bad happened, I was somehow convinced, it was related to me.

My parents have always felt I was the weak one in the family. I grew up believing (convinced) that I was weak. And I constantly would find fault with myself, and sometimes, I still do.

All that changed when I met you. You saw the most destructive part of me, yet you chose to remain by my side. You knew you could change me, change my thought process, change my life. Despite the number of times I may have brushed your good intentions aside and was rude to you, you didn't give up on me when I wanted to give up on myself.

Over the years, I have matured and controlled that destructive side of me. However, there has been occasions that ugly side of me resurfaced, and punctures my well being. The last few weeks were one of the many episodes. I was very angry and hurt. I hated the world, and I dont know what to believe and have hope in anymore. My eyes were filled with tears, my heart was crying out. I drifted apart from you.

But you never left my side. You gave me the space I so needed. You gave me the room to cry my heart out. I needed to cry it out, for I was in the realms of pain and mental torture once more. But you never gave up on me.

You gave me a strong hug, and begged me to come back to you. For I had drifted away from you, and that I must sail back to your arms. Sail back to your safe arms. You said to me that no matter what happens, you will always be my safe harbour, and said to me that if I ever feel lost, you will guide me back with your light, back to your safe harbour.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Clear Blue Skies

Clear blue skies,
You're a start to a brand new day,
Patches of clouds floating so freely,
Looking all fluffy and dreamy.

A soft gaze to the skies,
I take a deep breath and smile,
The dark clouds which have been troubling me,
Will no longer return to haunt me.

Clear blue skies,
So vast and wide,
Of endless hopes and dreams,
And of true happiness.

I say a silent prayer,
And shed a little tear,
Hold my head up high,
And tell myself to rejoice again.

Clear blue skies,
It's been a while since you caught my eye,
You're a reminder that everyday brings new dawn,
And it's up to us to choose the path beyond.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Wheeeeeee...!



Taking the spin to a new level...!