"How do you settle with a life of mediocrity?"
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Let's start off with this- my definition (or also that of the dictionary) of mediocre is average, static, and monotonous- it's neither good nor bad, it's ordinary and not adequate.

This link to a forum I came across (ok, I googled) was interesting enough for me to put up a post while I'm preparing to go to sleep. Most of the comments are... sad.

(we're*- I can see that you have accepted the mediocre life)

(The average us)


But then there's also some that makes sense.

So, the moral of the story (or this post) is it's all about your mindset. So pls, make the best of what you're doing. And if you don't enjoy what you're doing, stop and take a different turn. If you can't change lane, keep going forward until you see the opportunity to. Make the best of your ride because it belongs to you and you alone.

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,"said the Cat.
"I don't much care where -" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"- so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Till next post. Good night!

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Emotion Container
Sunday, March 25, 2018

I believe there's a container of sort in everyone.

We usually live our day to day life with the container nicely packed and tightly shut most of the time. But sometimes, it leaks. The bad emotions contained inside escapes- sometimes in small amount, sometimes more. Sometimes it explodes and it takes more effort than usual to try and put it all back into the container.

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The Dividing World
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It's so painful to watch and read news and articles on the disagreements on issues of politics, religions, faith and beliefs. Why can't humans just live our lives peacefully, just keep each other safe and respect their rights to believe in whatever they believe in? As long as we don't harm others, what wrong have we done?

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Came across some old wuxia dramas from the 2000s on YouTube (Demi Gods and Semi Devils 2003, The Legend of the Condor Heroes 2003, Chinese Paladin 1 2005) and I became nostalgic while browsing through some episodes.

Weekends used to be very different when we all lived as a family back then. I would go to the supermarket with my dad in the afternoon and decide what to have for dinner that day. We would prepare the ingredients and cook together in the evening then enjoy the television dramas all the way till 11pm/12am. The feelings that these memories bring along is so heart wrenching I cannot begin to tell you how painful it is that this is just a memory- it's not possible any more, at least not with all of us in the same household.

And these dramas, they bring such comfort to me. Those nights sitting on our bean bags (we don't have sofas or chairs) in the living room and munching on home cooked snacks are everything. I would love to have a chance to relive it all over again.

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Self expression
Saturday, November 5, 2016

"Fashion" is something I like quite silently. Clothing is a simple tool that I can use to express myself. I've always loved art and anything "pretty" and has "meaning". Everyone that knows me knows that I'm a Jack of all trades- I know a lot, but I only know half of the things I know. I love drawing, but I can't really draw well. I love handlettering, but my letterings are not satisfactory. I love photography, but I can't quite capture the photos I have in mind. I love design, but I don't have all the knowledge I need to get to the end product from scratch. I can't even write, for goodness sake, to express my thoughts and feelings well. If you know me, you know I have knowledge in all the randomest things- from cooking to coding, from knitting to playing guitar- but I'll never tell you I know these things straight out of my mouth. Hell, I'm working as a designer but I don't really say "I'm a designer" but rather, " stuffs?"

But fashion is different. It's a straight forward way of self-expression. A mix and match of clothing pieces can easily convey who I am and what I feel that day. It's tangible; it's readily available- I don't have to create it from my imagination. I don't need extra knowledge; there's no right or wrong in what you pair the pieces with. It could look bad, but if you feel good in it, then you probably won't feel shy about it.

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Missed opportunities
Thursday, July 7, 2016

“I realized a long time ago, with a certain amazement, that no mattter how important something is in your life, no matter how huge it is, how much space it takes up in your heart and in your thoughts, unless you mention it to other people, they have no idea it exists."

-Sharon Shinn
Missed opportunities are missed opportunities. There's no getting it back. Maybe a similar opportunity may be offered, but it'll be different- different context, different time, different me. My heart aches for the missed opportunities that I have to say goodbye to. Because I have to acknowledge the end before it has even started.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

I find it painful that I can't put all my scattered thoughts into a whole piece of writing that flows. My mind just doesn't work that way. I can't even finish a thought and classify it done, much less try to connect it all into a string of words. So.. this year shall just be. Bye.

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