24 September 2013

Twenty Dollars

"A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked. “Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you - but first, let me do this.”

He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up. He then asked, “Who still wants it?”

Still, the hands were up in the air.

“Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” He dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?”

Still, the hands went into the air.

“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE.

You are special - don’t ever forget it.”

13 September 2013

For the love club

I present to thee, another long overdue post (what is it with me and delaying blog posts?). Pictured above is the outfit I had worn to The Piano Guys' press conference in Manila, on the 5th of September, 2013. I could come up with a lot of excuses as to why it's taken me this long to post this, but I'll just come right out and tell you the truth: my sleeping pattern is so messed up that my dinners happen during breakfast time, and I haven't done anything but read books, watch movies from the 90s to the early 2000s, and write... stuff. Stuff that aren't blog posts, to be more specific.

12 September 2013

Little Missy Misery set foot in the ocean, but never the sea

Check out the music video to one of my favorite songs by my favorite band ever! I first heard Lemons when I met Woodlock in Sydney, and it's really cool that we've become friends. The last time I saw them (Melbourne, April 2013), they spoke to me about this music video so it's exciting that it's finally here! It's such a cute video, and the set is amazing. It was definitely worth the wait. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

10 September 2013

The Piano Guys Press Conference

Last September 5, 2013, I was invited to The Piano Guys' press conference in SM Aura by the lovely people from Ivory Music & Video. I was able to speak to the group personally, shake their hands, have them sign my copies of their albums, and receive very inspiring advice from the group's members. I was unfortunately unable to make it to their concert, but they performed a couple of songs at the press conference, one of which was their version of What Makes You Beautiful - my all time favourite cover of theirs. Read more about the press conference under the cut. :)

03 September 2013

DIY: Cat Print Tights by Chol Fable

I just wanted to share with you guys this adorable and easy to make DIY cat print tights! If you've been following me for a while, you probably already know about my obsession with felines. Imagine how excited I was when I came across Nichol's blog post! You can follow this tutorial and use different designs such as a heart instead of a cat face, or an outline of a diamond. The possibilities are endless. Have fun!

Click here for the tutorial!