Sunday, January 30, 2011

Raining mad!

Today, Mr bf woke up early, made me coffee and turn the heater on to make sure that I would get a hot shower in this cold weather.

He then walk me in the heavy rain with me to my bus stop so that I could catch my bus to work...

That made my day!


Friday, January 28, 2011

Out with the old and In with the new!

It's that time of the year again when we clear our closet, clear out the dirt, mop the floor... You get the drift.

Thanks to my procrastination and sheer laziness (plus lots of excuses), I have amassed a wardrobe/room that has already busted it's seams (and probably created a perfect/cosy nesting ground for some insects and at the same time a bermuda triangle for my clothes as well). With a wardrobe/room like that, I still can't find anything to wear. So with sheer determination (and also to stick to my new year resolution), I have decided to downsize!  

I rolled up my sleeves yesterday night and started the action. Man! That was hard work! Well amidst the sweat and moments of "What have I gotten myself into", there were waves of nostalgia and memories. I remember pulling out a dress that I wore on my first day at university. I also found my school's hockey jersey from my distant sporty past. There were random stuff too - bottles of nail polishes, knick knacks from my travels, gifts from friends, notes for assignments etc. A few hours into action and 6 bags of garbage later, I felt lighter. Not kilos wise but just more relaxed and calm.

All these years, I struggled with my inability to let go of my possessions (Note: Hoarder!) due to my penchant for nostalgia and memories. In order to move on and further, you just got to let go and move on. This is especially so when you plan to do bigger and more exciting things. So after chucking away so much and 6 garbage bags, I am still chucking. I am still throwing and I am still packing but I am glad that I am at it. And unlike the last few times, I am not going to give up halfway this time. It feels nice to be freed from all these possessions.

Throwing away so much also redefine my role as a consumer. Spending money on frivolous things and buying too much when I only use so little. Chucking out so much stuff really gave me a wake up call about my own wastage. Decluttering, although hard, is very therapeutic for the soul indeed.

I leave you with a (part of a)quote from Ryan Bingham in the movie "Up in the Air"

The slower we move the faster we die. Make no mistake, moving is living. Some animals were meant to carry each other to live symbiotically over a lifetime. Star crossed lovers, monogamous swans. We are not swans. We are sharks. 

How apt!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quote of the day

"To stick to a plan you made in your past is to be held hostage 
by a person who isn't you anymore" 
- Sahar Hashemi-

On a personal front, lots of exciting things happened during the week and I am going to finish this week with a big bang! Looking forward to the break over Chinese New Year, I can finally catch up on my sleep and tidy up my room a bit. An exciting February and March beckons, if only we had more time...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Blue Valentine

You always hurt the one you love
The one you shouldn't hurt at all
You always take the sweetest rose
And crush it till the petals fall
You always break the kindest heart
With a hasty word you can't recall
And if I broke your heart last night
It's because I love you most of all
- Blue Valentine 2010 -

Fingers crossed that something good will turn up the next 2 weeks

Friday, January 14, 2011

Inspiration - Scott Schumann

From my partner in crime Ms Jojobeans. How inspiring is Scott Schumann?
It is people like him who makes me wanna dress even better. 

Quotable quotes
"You never know what it is.... What that thing is that draws to you to that person... but you just let it happen!"

Sounds the same like falling in love...

Saturday, January 8, 2011

9 days overdue but Happy 2011 everyone!

My Mantra for the new year and what's yours?
Note: This is on top of other things like "being neater", "avoid taking cabs", "Buy less shoes" and of course! More V+L magic

My Style inspiration of the year