Sunday, October 19

In real life, #IRL

Since when did the characters "IRL" become an actual term, where we would #IRL. 

Isn't life real?
Don't we all exist?
Shouldn't we be in real life? 

The Multi-tasker. 

I feel that nowadays, we are all "online" that our connections with others are all virtually established. We find out about people's lives through Facebook and Instagram and comment on them through various online channels, be it IM or social media. We don't actually live in real life anymore where messages get lost because we are communicating with 5 people at a time and "multi tasking". When are we every solely just talking to one person without flipping through apps? It happens but it's rare nowadays.

One spectrum.

What I also want to address is we how spend so much time displaying our life on social media.  Yes, I used the word, display because there isn't a need  to actually post the luxe dining experience, the stunning trips and the amazing purchases. If we are genuinely sharing our lives, we would show everything in between. 

Lost in translations.

When messages are delivered through the internet, there are often a lot of misinterpretations because the voice and tone is not in the words of the giver but in the minds of the receiver.  By being online, we let our minds wander into places that promote negativity because of how our society has coloured our views. Our society is promoted by negativity because it stirs conversations and peaks interest. The media always broadcasts the dirty secrets of celebrities, the controversial topics, the drug abuses because our society is driven by negativity. No one wants to hear about how Jessica Alba started a company that sells chemical free home products or how ALS is doing great with all of the awareness it raised but no one "online" likes to talk about the benefits because sad to say, positive news is not good news. 

If this year, we can turn this around. Start talking to people, start asking questions in real life, give others the benefit of the doubt and be interested in the good, I think it'll make our society a much better place to be in. 

*Disclaimer: Please, no negative comments on my blog, as I'm not trying to offend anyone in any way. If you did think of this as an offensive post, refer back to my lost in translations section above.

Thanks everyone or those who read my blog :) This was never a place for me to "make it big", simply just sharing the bits and pieces that I've learnt so far and perhaps 30 years later, I'll disagree with myself!

Take care :)

Friday, September 19

Never doubt yourself

Why hello there! I'm back with a quick post and update. (I wonder who reads my blog but hey, you may find this post a bit inspiring). A few weeks back, I met up with an old friend and he shed a bit of light on me and I would love to share this with all of you as well.

100 Ways to Say No

We are humans are so good at making excuses for ourselves. How many times have we said, "Oh no, I need to work overtime" "I have to do homework" or "It's raining" or "But if I do this, it'll be hard on others". We can come up with a hundred reason to not to something but why not just give yourself one reason to do it. Everyday goes by whether you like it or not so stop saying no, and start saying yes! Make your life worth living. 

Because You're the Missing Piece

I was given a puzzle piece during my coffee meet and he said this to me:

Friend: "So, what does this puzzle mean?" 
Me: "That I'm a part of something." (At the time, I was thinking oh yes, the typical puzzle piece, how I'm a part of something)
Friend: "What about the other side?"
Me: "Other side?"
Friend: "That the puzzle won't ever be complete without you"

We Only Have A Very Small Impact On Others 

Often times, as humans we like to think we are thinking for the betterment of others. But there really isn't ever a time when we are actually sacrificing ourselves for the better of others. We like to think we are giving up something but in reality, we're not. We can all live independently without each other and quite frankly, we would all do just fine

Imagine putting your fist in a bucket of water, what happens when you pull your fist back out?
Absolutely nothing. As sad as it seems, it's right. We often like to think we have more impact than there really is, telling ourselves we are needed, we are a must

Where I'm Getting At

What I'm trying to say is, do what you love. Don't think about how people will see you, stop making excuses for yourself, stop thinking you don't belong and most importantly do not oversell your importance and learn to hear and see at face value. 

Be modest, be genuine and do what you love. It's taken me a long time to learn these few lessons and I'm still on training wheels but I'm trying to move in the direction that makes me happy. 

And to finally, live for myself and my own happiness. 

Take care everyone!


Monday, September 8

The one magazine you need: Darling Magazine

I've been missing in action these past few months and hopefully I'll be back. As much as I love make up and beauty, I'll be transitioning this blog to more of a lifestyle/inspiration/beauty blog.

For those who read my blogs, I hope you stick around and for those who are new, welcome to my space. I'm Grace, a full time marketing professional with a love for home decor, hiking, and traveling.

Lately, I've discovered a new women's magazine called, Darling, the art of being a woman. The magazine covers inspirational stories about aspirations, dream, the wanderer and health recipes. The material of this magazine resembles a book rather than your typical glossy print. All of the photos are professionally photographed by women and topics in the material are all relevant to women of all ages.

Rather than having me ramble on about the material, give this read a try and let me know what you think.

They're available online or at your local anthropologie store. Although the price tag is around $20, it's well worth it for a well published magazine.


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