6 Things I Learned As A Girl Who Has Basically Everything

“Perhaps because I know they(my parents” will be there to catch me when I fall, I’ve developed a fear of trying.”

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I’m privileged.

When I was 14, I went to Paris for the first time. My parents paid for my entire undergraduate education at an expensive private school. I still owe my Mom thousands of dollars for all the traveling I did when I studied in Rome. This isn’t to say I’m entitled. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given. My parents came to America in their late teens with a smaller suitcase than I would use for a weekend getaway. Both put themselves through college and beyond. Their hard work and support however, gave me a luxury – the opportunity to be anxious and disillusioned.

Perhaps because I know they will be there to catch me when I fall, I’ve developed a fear of trying. It’s pretty cowardly if you think about it.  I frequently open 40 Safari tabs of jobs I’m going to apply for…later. I…

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Come back again

I am extremely exhausted from studying. I’ve never studied so much in my life before, I am not even kidding.. All these headaches, pimples, weight gain problems are bugging me so much because of the stress that I am feeling. I am nothing but just really tired from studying day after day since last Saturday.. I’ll be over tmr, before noon and I cannot be anymore excited. But for now, I am getting these headaches and urge to indulge with food.

I’ll blog again, please come back tomorrow night or something!

XX JOANNE XX

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The 10 Unchanging Pillars Of A Happy Life

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1. The ability to deal with issues head-on. Most often, the universe will work things out for you, but it’s still your responsibility to deal with the residual aftermath. You can ignore it and wish it away for years, but they will always boil to the surface eventually. Learn to embrace your issues as they come, deal with them appropriately, and move on, or you’ll be fighting with them forever.

2. The recognition that you are not the narration in your mind, but you are the one who hears it. The ability to differentiate your mind from your soul. Your racing, irrational thoughts are a by-product of the machine that you use to comprehend and “control” your human life. This is not who you are. You are the person who reacts to what your mind is saying.

3. The ability to find joy in what is, not what could possibly…

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A Simple Lesson: Listen To Your Problems, Don’t Run Away From Them

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I never believed much in “signs”. Maybe it’s because I never received one, or looked for one to be honest. But I got one last night, at least that’s what I think it was. It was either that or a wicked slap in the face.

A distant, acquaintance I guess you could call him, who I haven’t spoken to in months, somehow got me to listen. He made a point that my closest friends have tried to make for so long. I don’t know if I needed to hear it from someone else, someone who didn’t know everything about my life, but for whatever reason, he got through to me.

It’s a simple lesson: listen to your problems instead of running away from them. Stop pretending like you don’t care and start taking responsibility for your emotions. Respect them and pay attention to them before they lead you into a…

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“Circumstances create a man”

As usual, I’ve wasted my holidays and weekends away merely because I am lazy haha. Here are some photos and updates….

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My friend gave me some cool and kick ass stickers and I’ve pasted some on my laptop and at the back of my iphone (refers to instagram picture). Stay Real is a taiwan and tokyo fashion by a Mayday band member and I really want a coke tee cause it’s real cute but I dont think any stores in Singapore actually carries them.. 😦

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Stylenanda’s lipgloss that I’ve ordered from WJ and it’s really really really pretty!!! I am super impress and happy cause it gives my lips a great outline and it feels very mosturized instead of sticky and gross! For sure I will buy more of them in future and I hope YL RX and WQ will like them as much as I do too 🙂

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I took a brisk walk earlier on (and got a huge blister), from my house to the back of kovan and then to serangoon and head home. I walked past our house-to-be and decided to took a photo of it for my dad to see the progress. It is in between on Kovan and Serangoon and surrounded by restaurants serving different cuisines and a bar is located just at the doorstep. I am excited! heheImage

Dad got me one lavender lotion for me to sleep better because recently he has been obsessed with aromatherapy. He splurg on the ceramic diffuser, lotions, body wish and even got a variety of essence oil for different moods (hahaha)

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I’ve stumbled upon a chinese talk show called Money Week and I actually stayed up to watch it (most of the time I only watch TLC haha)! The main reason why I watched t is because the episode is about breads (I LOVE all kind of breads) and secondly because they interviewed the founder of Bread Talk-George Quek, about his road to success. What I’ve take away from the interview with George Quek was that there will always be failures on the way but it is the failures that you learn from. I am really impressed by him! I mean, lets be honest, very few Singapore brands have made their way overseas and Mr Quek not just made it overseas, but also, he managed to attract people from different culture and countries to enjoy chinese cuisine(din tai fung) and just bread. This feeling and amazement is so hard to be expressed in words… but all in all, I am really impressed and I’ll definitely learn from him!

If you are interested to watch the interview, the video is on Money Week’s facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=559746834085958 

I hope it will inspire you like how it did to me 🙂 and have a good Sunday ahead! 🙂

XX JOANNE XX

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Quick Update

Sorry for the lack of updates, the busy days are finally gone and self proclaimed holidays are here! Yippee haha actually it is study week but ain’t no body have time for that. 

Here are some pictures that can sum up the past days that I went missing… hhaha

ImageWeiqi bought her camera that day so we just randomly took a photo hahha. So pretty X

 

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not sure if you can tell the wind is blowing through my hair and i snapped an expressionless photo #modelmaterialnot ? HAHAHAHAHA

 

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Made Salmon burger (refer to previous post for receipe and instagram picture)

 

 

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Crazy studying before a test cause I procrastinated like mad while I have the time and squeezed all my job to the last minute :(. Btw, hougang mall have a Starbucks now! YIPPEEEEE!! ^_^ Now I can choose between Bishan, NEX and Hougang! HAHAHHAHA

 

 

 

 

 

Image Made Parfait the other day(refer to instagram video)

Image I tried cooking Aglio Olio and I have no idea why it turned out orange. HAHAHAHAHHAHA maybe I added an extra ingrediant which I dont know of? hmm.

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Yupp, my Air Jordans 4 came last night with my Style Nanda shoes! I wanna thank WJ for bringing them in for me and his dad for giving me such a good deal! 🙂 I am really happy with it!

 

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Today is Grace’s birthday!! I am happy for her , this girlfriend of mine has been sticking around me for 13 years and look, she is 18 (you can guess how young we were when we met)!! Enjoy your night, girl hehe I’ll ask you out reallll soon ❤ Love you!

 

ImagePretty Polaroid film and polaroid from her 🙂

 

ImageWent to watch “Wolverine” with RX on Monday. It was a not bad movie but it didn’t take my breath away like Red 2(watch it last friday). Red 2 is a combination of action and humour and I LIKE IT!! I really like the movie especially all the characters and the action scenes. The storyline is witty and every part of the movie is full of plot twists (most movies only have them at the end). 

 

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The Style Nanda shoes that WJ brought in to Singapore for me and I got it at a discounted price of 20+SGD. Thank you so much!!! I was really happy and excited to fetch him from the airport yesterday night hahahha! I dont even have to pay the shipping fee.

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Dug them out cause they look real cool with my new Air Jordans! hehe 😛 I used to think they look Ah lian-ish but not anymore!

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I am sorry for constantly flashing photos of it but oh my gosh!!! I am still excited to receive this baby!!! I paid for them myself ok……….please dont jump into conclusions….

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Tuesday night- dinner with Chiew WanQi and Donald 🙂 I had 4 mutton satays hahaha and they are the most well presented satay I have ever seen in my life! It is served in this japanese try with the above displays and the taste (of both satay and sauce) is absolutely good as well 🙂

I think here are the few updates and regarding the ask.fm questions, haha i’ll just laugh it off as long as my conscious are clear! Have a good rest all you peeps and study hard 😛

XX JOANNE XX 

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