Friday, March 22, 2013

New Blog!

Hi there!

Please visit my new blog Coffee and Creative. Go on, share your interests and passion for Fashion, Art, Design and Engineering with me.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Sunday Starter : Inspiration Board Makeover - The Before

So with the festive season almost just a memory, it's time to get down to achieving those new year resolutions goals. We all have them (well, most of us) but not many of us actually do anything about it. What I have found to work best in achieving my goals, is having a constant reminder of them - aka an inspiration board! 

Unfortunately, right now my inspiration board isn't looking very inspirational (See below).

Yes, this is mine. Sigh.

So over the next week my project will be to convert this drab, cluttered and uninspiring board into an organised, creative and colourful "my-ideal-life/goals-for-2013" inspiration board. To get me inspired , here are my top 5 (in no particular order) inspiration board picks found on the internet and why I love them. 

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The organised chaos

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Different Textures

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Bright Colours

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Post Its!


To see more of my inspiring inspiration board picks, click ->> here. Do you have an inspiration board or any great ideas to help me organise my own???

Do keep an eye out for the "after" pic! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

To many new adventures...

Before I go any further, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 

I am pretty sure those last two words have been thrown around a billion or so times by now that for most it has just become a formality but believe me, I really do mean it. After all...

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.” 
 - Audrey Hepburn

Anyway, I sure do feel excited. I am one of those who L.O.V.E  starting afresh, making new year resolutions (hopefully, I will be sticking to them) and feeling like a whole year's load of stress, stress and even more stress has just been flung out of my heavy head when the clock strikes 12.  

2012 has really been an incredible-though-very-stressful year for me. Oh, don't worry, I shall not drag on about it however one of the greatest things that did come of it was that I successfully completed my Civil Engineering degree. Sigh. No biggie (OMG, I used the word biggie?). Who the heck am I kidding? I was over the moon and back the moment my results were released. Anywhoo, I sound like a dumb teenager now however, today was another major milestone in life - the first official day of my working life. Time to act like a grown-up now.

My biggest promise to myself this year is to take the time to share more of my passion (art, design, fashion) with you,  be more adventurous (Sky-diving is a definite!) and do more to help with the "greater-good" of this world. A lot you may think, right? Well I am up for the challenge!   

New year. New adventures. I sure do look forward to it! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Vintage Humour - Someone Has To Set A Bad Example

Setting a bad example does not necessarily mean being bad. It  might just mean doing what you want instead of what others expect from you. It might mean being a bit more adventurous than the average bear. Or it might mean saying exactly what's on your mind.
- Anne Taintor

 I am a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge fan of vintage humour. Maybe it is due the quirkiness, the lovely sarcasm or simply the pictures but yes I do love it. I recently got a hold of this great collection of vintage humour by Anne Taintor and thought it would be only fitting to share some of my favourite.

Do enjoy!

More vintage humour here

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lessons for Life #26 - Showing Compassion

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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More important than being loved, is to love.
- Dalai Lama 

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” 
― Albert Einstein

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cover Of The Month

Finally, something exciting enough to get it me out of my slump in blogging. The moment I laid eyes on this cover I felt invigorated.

Well done Elle SA!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Awesome thing #1: Discovering something that is "friend-telling" worthy.

The feeling of discovering something awesome, gets us all.The inner smile that we get, the image of our brain expanding (whoa!), feeling like you want to skip through a field of lavender (or lilies if you prefer), the delight that shows on our face, the sudden urgency to pull the first person we know and proudly ask "Do you know...?" followed by our recent discovery.

The joys of discovery is one that we all enjoy. And yes, I sure have discovered something awesome! Do you know about The Book of Awesome?

While surfing through the waves of this thing called the Internet the other day, I came across this awesome site! Yes, awesome I tell you. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

Started by Neil Pasricha, 1000 Awesome Things makes note of everyday happenings and things that make us smile, feel like a kid again, make us want to say "Yeah! Take that sucker!" or think of ourselves as awesome beings! Pasricha's take on all things awesome is incredibly funny, nostalgic and makes me feel like he has just invaded my mind. Spot on, Pasricha!

Here's some of my favorite awesome things as listed by this awesome blogger/writer:

#995 Finding money you didn’t even know you lost.

#971 Real-bearded Santas.

#909 Bakery air.

#839 Really good candy with your bill at a restaurant.

#802 Watching something download really fast.

#674 When your laptop or cell phone is just about to die but you manage to run and plug it in before it completely shuts off.

#541 Junk drawers.

#386 Double spacing your essay so it takes up way more pages.

#329 Twisting the lid off the jar after nobody else could.

#215 When it’s sunny and raining at the same time.

#20 Me Time.

And, my favorite:

#5 Collapsing into bed when you’re completely, massively exhausted.
To see more of Pasricha's Top 1000, click here


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Happy New Sunday!

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Sunday is the day where I usually have the most amount of epiphanies, feelings of insightfulness, thoughts of how I'm going to be well-organised for the week ahead and moments of "I think I'm going to start that today." 

Just like at the start of every new year when we usually feel so motivated to make a huge difference in our lives for the year to come, I basically have this feeling going every Sunday in the hopes that the week to come will be even more life changing than the one that just passed me by.

Every year without fail, I hear a person ranting on about how making New Year Resolutions are so crappy - that if we want to start something, we shouldn't wait for 1 January. Yes. I do agree. It takes way too long to wait for 1 January but hey, the truth of the matter is that most of us prefer starting something new on a day that really does feel new. Call it paranoia, OCD or just superstition.

This feeling of wanting to accomplish world domination in a week usually lasts for the whole day and slowly diminishes as the week grows shorter and my work heap gets taller. 

Luckily, another Sunday always comes by!

Happy New Sunday! 

With Love,

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mind my drawing...

One of my drawings in a notebook. It's really old but still a favorite.

Drawing gives my mind a sense of freedom that it craves - a stress relief of sorts; a journey into a place I am often scared to explore but when I do, even I am surprised. I find abstract images floating around, trying to find a matching piece - a puzzle I tell you. 

After all...

“Nothing is confused except the mind.” – Rene Magritte

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It's Over!

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I know. I know. Exams aren't really over until you get your marks but the feeling of coming out of that exam room when you write your last paper sure feels great! (No matter how bad that paper kicked your ass). 

Now that exams are over, I get to sleep more, read more (stuff that I actually like) and blog more! Yay, for happy days :)