Ms Optimistic

Daily Prompt: You’re on a long flight, and a palm reader sitting next to you insists she reads your palm. You hesitate, but agree. What does she tell you?

It has been a long weekend, I had 6 days of holidays, and now my school has started! I’m so tired on the first day. It’s like you haven’t been studying for months, and you got mind blown by all the information drilling into your brain. Oh gosh, how can the after effect of not using your brain turns out to be so hard to cope with. But well, however tired I am, I’m gonna finish this post and head for the bed. 😉

If I’m on a long flight, I must be going to… France! Well this palm reader was sitting beside me, and insisted on reading my palm, and I eventually agreed. She says…

Girl, you may be feeling tired right now because you are entering a new phase in life. You may encounter more activities, more socializing, more events going on, greater circle of friends to cope, and academic stress has gone up to a whole new level. You might be feeling tired from doing these, but you will see a better future from now on. Moving on in life, you will find a great partner. He will be your guidance, and lead you to a brighter path. You don’t have to search for him as he will come searching for you. Your career path will be awesome and leading you to become a successful person in life. Well, what can I say? Your life is wonderful! You have the family love, the life-long partner, found a career that suits you, and you have nice friends. All is good for you, blissful girl you are.

It’s pretty obvious I’m pretty optimistic right here despite being tired and all. I guess my optimism will always encourage me to carry on, cross the hurdles in life. Stay Optimistic, cause life’s gonna turn for the better right next moment! 😉

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Turn Back in Time

Daily Prompt: Humans have very strong scent memory. Tell us about a smell that transports you.

Seems like I’ve become so regular on the daily prompt these days. The prompts recently could relate to me and my thoughts about many things. So here’s another one.

I have a strong scent memory. Most of the times I could only remember coming across a certain scent before, but couldn’t retrieve the part about where the scent was from. Memory only tells me, it’s something from the past. However, there’s this scent that I will always remember so vividly.

The Smell of Fried Curry Cockles

It’s not a dish that everyone likes, but for me, I loved it. If anyone were to put a plate of fried curry cockles in front of me, I will be reminded of the past. It sort of transports me back to the days when we were young (cousin and I). Grandpa would walk into the kitchen (the rare times when you see grandpa in the kitchen), cook us a dish of Fried Curry Cockles. Cousin and I were very happy to smell the scent of fried curry cockles coming right from the kitchen! We always had this big plate of curry cockles to share. It was so nice that both of us finished a big plate of it. Those days were fun. There’s no troubles, no worries, it’s just childhood, food and happiness.

Now that Grandpa had moved on to the heaven, the smell of Fried Curry Cockles makes me miss him so dearly. We should all treasure the people around us before it’s too late for regrets.

My Brain Says

Daily Prompt: What bores you?

Whatever bores me depends on my mood. If the mood for the day is good, everything would appear interesting to me. I would want to know how’s your day, what’s on the news, or even picking up a random book and start reading it away. But if the mood isn’t right, then nothing is interesting. 

An example of a moody day: 

It bores me,

As a blogger, to see there’s little or no page views or no comments.

As a reader, to read any lengthy posts or posts without pictures/videos. 

As a student, to listen to long and informative lectures. 

As a friend, to lend a listening ear. 

I might not feel boring about the listed activities when i’m in a good mood, but when I wake up one morning and the mood is so spoiled, I wish the above activities don’t happen. 

As of normal circumstances, with a general mood, I’m someone who’s constantly finding something to do. So I would say, “Nothing to do” bores me! I need to keep myself busy. I could recall a time when I wasn’t working nor studying, I was completely at a lost. I couldn’t find things to do, I don’t know what to do. But when I’m out, my brain would keep telling myself, “I have nothing to do, I have nothing to do, How.. HOW… HOW!!!” This is the kind of message my brain gives me and it was so torturing. It’s as if your mind don’t have a sense of belonging at the moment and it’s at a lost of what to do and what to think of. I am someone who’s in need of always being occupied by tasks. 

Honestly, this blog was also started during the time when I was not working and not studying. I guessed this is some platform for me to spend my time on, so as to keep my brain from telling me “You have nothing to do…”. Now that I have this blog with me, not only I have something to do (blogging), I have something to read about and lastly, something for me to be glad about, and that is to know that there are people who appreciate what I have written. 

I Will Never

Daily Prompt: Have you ever gone to a new place or tried a new experience and thought to yourself, “I’m never doing that again!” Tell us about it.

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I had this ride at Hong Kong Disneyland. This picture showed only half a U shape. This particular ride is a complete U shape. And guessed what? I didn’t really scream. The thing I hate about these “exciting” and “dangerous” rides, I do not scream. I tend to keep my fears in my heart, that sometimes it gets really too much for me to bear. I felt like my heart was thumping out of my body. And I will never give it another ride again!

You and I

Daily Prompt: Walking down the street, you encounter a folded piece of paper on the sidewalk. You pick it up and read it and immediately, your life has changed. Describe this experience.

This question has activated my imaginative cells, I’m going to write you guys a story today.

The story speaks of an ordinary girl, who is quiet and more of an introvert than an extrovert. She would talk a lot to friends she knows very well, but she wouldn’t open her heart to speak to others whom she doesn’t know about. In the eyes of the teacher, she’s a hardworking girl, who never fails to complete tasks assigned but she was.. way too quiet. She was paired to sit with this particular guy, handsome, active, and sporty. He pranks on others, but never once did he play a prank on her.

One fine day, the girl was absent for class. She was down with a high fever, it continued for days, so she didn’t turn up for classes for 3 days consecutively. When she finally went to class after recovering from the fever, the guy asked her whether she’s feeling alright after not seeing her for 3 days. Deep down in the girl’s heart, she has never expected this guy to even care for her. When she heard his words of concern, she was touched by his words and secretly, she started to like him more and more each day.

However, time flies. It had came to the last day of school, the separation. The girl couldn’t help but did nothing during this last day. She couldn’t bear to leave, to leave someone she likes so much. She was upset. Walking down the street outside the school, the girl had her eyes fixed on the ground, brushing her feet on the ground full of fallen leaves. As she continued on her path, she saw a folded piece of colored paper on the floor. She picked it up, slowly unfold the paper. Written in unkempt handwriting,

To the girl I’ve always liked, today’s the day of separation, and I’ll be missing you in my life. We didn’t have much conversations, so I couldn’t really guess what’s on your mind all these while. I’ve never got the courage to tell you how much I liked you. I didn’t want to scare you, I wouldn’t want to risk any chance that might cause you to stay far away from me. Thanks for tolerating all my nonsense all these while, I really hope I could tell you all these, but I couldn’t. I wished that I will see you again one day and that, we’ll meet again.

As she recalled the unkempt handwriting belonged to the guy, she saw a pair of sneakers stopped in front of her. Looking up, it was him right in front of her. Tears whelmed up in her eyes. The guy too, had tears in his eyes. And he said to her, “I really like you.”. Without thinking, the girl hugged the guy and buried her face in his chest. The guy wrapped his arms around her and stroke her silky long hair as he tried to calm her down.

They love each other, and because of a simple note, they are together. If it hadn’t for that note, they would have gone on separate paths in life. And how big is this world, we never know. A chance to meet again? Maybe or maybe not. Never let love slip away from you.

I’ve never picked up any paper, and never had such sweet occurrences. This story is pretty much based on my imagination. It is simple, but it is a love that is attractive in its own way.

Who Would Have Known

Daily Prompt: When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? 

3 years from now, I’ll be graduating, stepping into a business world.

To the 10-year-old me: Did you know that I will be in a business world? Did you know that I will be sitting in an office environment?

Obviously, I didn’t know back then.

At the age of 10, I was a young girl, who knew nothing else besides school, home and the TV. I remember it was the age that I just got started learning about Science. I was fascinated about what Science is all about. It was the time when everyone brings a meal-worm home and trying to keep it alive. I joined the Science Club in school. It was filled with interesting activities. Probably because Science was so interesting to me that I thought I could be a Scientist when I grow up! Well, I must admit, Primary School Science was fun. But who would have known, moving on in life would changed my feeling towards Science! Learning Science became tough. It was all about the facts and details which took away my dying interest. The passion, the dream to become a Scientist, slowly diminishes as time goes by.

Well, at that same age, not only do I dream to become a Scientist, I wanted to be a Nurse! I was never the caring kind, so why did I even think about becoming a Nurse? To me, Doctors and Nurses deserve a great deal of respect, as they’re the life saviors. But, don’t ask me why I wanted to be a nurse back then. I, myself, couldn’t recall a thing that triggered this passion. I could only say that I remember writing an essay about “My Ambition” and there I said I wanted to become a nurse…

Honestly, I had no idea what business is all about back at 10, or even during my teens. Only when I’ve moved on to tertiary institutions have I started to learn what business comprises of. I wouldn’t say it’s easier than learning science, I wouldn’t say it is difficult. But when you have found something right, you know that’s the thing you should pick up. I admire people who are bringing their childhood dreams to realization right now. 🙂

My First Fashion Haul | Forever21

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I had a hard time figuring out what size do I get for my jeans from Forever21 (F21) since sizes vary among different designs, and materials. One could be a size M for many bottoms bought, but a size M at F21 could just be too big for her. Yes, I’m talking about my very own experience here. Some time ago, or rather one or two years back, I bought a jeans skirt from F21 online, through a spree. I have always been a size M for most of my bottom wear, so the first instinct of mine was to get a size M jeans skirt as well. However, to my amazement, or maybe horror, the skirt was much bigger in size than what I had expected. I couldn’t carry the size at all. It was a relatively affordable piece, going at really low prices below USD 6 I guess. But ordering it at a wrong size makes me pay for an altering fee, which was nearly equivalent to the price of the skirt. What I thought was a great deal and big saving, turns out to be expensive in the end. So I figured that this time, I have got to be careful with sizes! I do understand that difference in clothing material and designs etc, could actually caused the variation in sizes. Being extra careful in the study of measurements put up on F21 website, I’m all hopeful that things turn out great for me.

Double Piercing Mustache Studs

I loved double piercing earrings! Ever since I lost my double piercing earring, I didn’t buy another one again. When I saw this on F21, I was so eager to get one! But after wearing it, I realized it’s better for piercings that are further apart, and not like mine, side by side. It’s too cramped for the two mustaches.

Double Piercing Mustache Studs

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Floral Embroidered Chiffon Dress

This dress has a fabulous pink. I love the pink. However, I’ve tried, and it looks just O-K-A-Y on me. I can’t tell what’s wrong, but it definitely doesn’t look as good as it seems when it’s fitted on. I would probably need a proper belt for this dress.

Floral Embroidered Chiffon Dress

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Run Free Braided Denim Shorts

The braided design has made this pair of shorts looks great! And I bought a size 28, which fits me perfectly! I’m so happy about this buy that I’m back at F21 grabbing apparels again! Oh dear, I’m just so delighted right. It’s a really nice dark denim.

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Destroyed Frayed Denim Shorts

Same for this piece, I got myself a size 28 and it fits well too. So I guess I’m a Forever21 size 28! It feels awesome to try on your online shopped apparels and it fits nicely in place. 😀

Destroyed Frayed Denim Shorts

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Frayed Denim Cut Offs

I guess from this third piece of shorts, anyone can tell, I’m more of a dark-denim, navy blue, person. I don’t usually prefer a light denim as they don’t normally complement with my skin tone and size. Anyway, for this piece, I got a size 27, and I must be dreaming. It’s so tight that I gave it to my very trendy mum. 😛 It looks great on her when she tried it on.

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Overall, I would say online shopping at Forever21 was great. I’ve found nice and perfectly fitting jeans shorts. It also has a great collection of accessories and other apparels. Anyway, the jeans shorts feel so wonderful that I have returned to buy another pair of shorts! Partly because it was having a sale, so it was a great bargain!

Well girls, subscribe to Forever21 so that you’ll never miss a discount or a free shipping chance! 😛

Credits: Forever21