.A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND THAT.

– mish mash of psychedelic ideals

HELLO JAPAN?! January 23, 2010

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i dreamt that i went to japan last night and bought my self some cool, funky old school cameras.

i woke up happy.

till i realised it was but a dream.

but i still want to make it to japan! i’ve always heard/seen so much about it.

on a separate note, i got myself a new watch.

i set my eyes on it 2 weeks ago, having procrastinated for the longest time to get a new one because the straps of my two favorite watches gave up on me.

pretty bummed considering both have lasted more than a couple of years, the latter setting me back at a bargain of only 10bucks and i’ve never changed its battery once in 2 years.

its still running and i don’t know what to do with it. i don’t really know where to go to change the strap and things like that. any advice?

anyway, about the new watch – it’s a casio. i was looking at another model but he (the watch uncle) sold it off 2 days earlier. boo. he was pretty shocked that i wanted it cause he said it was unpopular and aunty-ish. but i loved it and might still wanna see where i can get it though he made mention that there’s hardly anywhere that carries that old model anymore. i’ll tell you if i do get it though :)

and so he showed me the next on the list of unpopular models; albeit still baffled why i didn’t want something more well received. having a penchant for things uncommon…i didn’t want to scare him further by telling him that sometimes i choose things with imperfections….i chose this (my first pictures of it).

and so i went to work this morning, with a skip in my step, happy and content with my new accessory and lo and behold, my colleague (funny i never noticed) has EXACTLY the same watch as me.

we laughed as i shared with her this story because A. she knows my liking for one of a kind stuff and B. she loves the popular. we both concluded that since we chose the same watch, we must have great taste ;)

i still love my new watch.

whether you are common or one of a kind, i like you because you are mine.

xoxo

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LOVE IS… October 25, 2009

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one last post befo re i turn in because i woke up at 1-ish today and can’t get to sleep. maybe i’m still excited about what i heard today. or maybe it’s because i had two days of quality time with people i love.

what do you love?

my top 5 things –

1. Jesus

2. Family

3. Friends

4. Church

5. what i do

a book stopped me in my tracks this evening and i just had to get it. besides the bible and glamour magazine, i hardly read anything else (tangible non work related things). so if you’re guessing the genre of book i picked up, if you’re wise enough, you’ll prolly guessed it right.

a wordless book. (okay, not totally void of words but suffice to say it was a photography book) Aptly titled “LOVE”  to tie in with this post, this is my favorite pic from the book. love how the picture is blurred and those heart-shaped lights.

love is the light that shines in the darkness and brings clarity to blurry skies.

if i asked you to sum “love” up in one word, what would you say?

mine would be – “JESUS”

xoxo

Love by National Geographic {photo by Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Kamchatka Russia – “HIll of Love”}

 

by MAX LUCADO October 24, 2009

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i subscribe to Max Lucado’s devotions via email and i love this.

good stuff are meant for sharing :)

xoxo


When You Are Low on Hope

by Max Lucado

Water. All Noah can see is water. The evening sun sinks into it. The clouds are reflected in it. His boat is surrounded by it. Water. Water to the north. Water to the south. Water to the east. Water to the west. Water.

He sent a raven on a scouting mission; it never returned. He sent a dove. It came back shivering and spent, having found no place to roost. Then, just this morning, he tried again. With a prayer he let it go and watched until the bird was no bigger than a speck on a window.

All day he looked for the dove’s return.

Now the sun is setting, and the sky is darkening, and he has come to look one final time, but all he sees is water. Water to the north. Water to the south. Water to the east. Water to the …

You know the feeling. You have stood where Noah stood. You’ve known your share of floods. Flooded by sorrow at the cemetery, stress at the office, anger at the disability in your body or the inability of your spouse. You’ve seen the floodwater rise, and you’ve likely seen the sun set on your hopes as well. You’ve been on Noah’s boat.

And you’ve needed what Noah needed; you’ve needed some hope. You’re not asking for a helicopter rescue, but the sound of one would be nice. Hope doesn’t promise an instant solution but rather the possibility of an eventual one. Sometimes all we need is a little hope.

That’s all Noah needed. And that’s all Noah received.

Here is how the Bible describes the moment: “When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf!” (Gen. 8:11 NIV).

An olive leaf. Noah would have been happy to have the bird but to have the leaf! This leaf was more than foliage; this was promise. The bird brought more than a piece of a tree; it brought hope. For isn’t that what hope is? Hope is an olive leaf—evidence of dry land after a flood. Proof to the dreamer that dreaming is worth the risk.

Don’t we love the olive leaves of life?
“It appears the cancer may be in remission.”
“I can help you with those finances.”
“We’ll get through this together.”
What’s more, don’t we love the doves that bring them?
Perhaps that’s the reason so many loved Jesus.

To all the Noahs of the world, to all who search the horizon for a fleck of hope, he proclaims, “Yes!” And he comes. He comes as a dove. He comes bearing fruit from a distant land, from our future home. He comes with a leaf of hope.

Have you received yours? Don’t think your ark is too isolated. Don’t think your flood is too wide. Receive his hope, won’t you? Receive it because you need it. Receive it so you can share it.

Love always hopes. “Love … bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Cor. 13:4–7 NKJV, emphasis mine)

 

JUST ABOUT SUMS UP WHAT I WANNA DO NOW. October 22, 2009

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coming up with this is as close i can get. for now. but not for long.

dreams are the seedlings of reality – Napoleon Hill

xoxo

*dream a little dream tonight..

 

.FAME MAKES OR BREAKS YOU. October 14, 2009

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just watched FAME and i pretty much loved it.

especially how it reminded me to “HOLD ONTO MY DREAMS.”

i won’t ever let them go :)

xoxo

 

.THE FINAL DEDICATION. September 30, 2009

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.STEP OUT. September 26, 2009

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