Book Review | On the Occasion of a Wedding

This book is the perfect blend of poetic and romantic. It’s been so long since I’ve read a poetry book that is poetic (if that makes sense). Some modern poems do not have the appeal of old, classic pieces – they are more of a “quotable quote” for me than an actual poetry. But Ollie still has that charm in her works. Her style is a mixture of rhythmic and metaphoric. I really enjoyed reading the whole thing. It is very creative. Now, onto the details… Continue reading Book Review | On the Occasion of a Wedding

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2019 wrapped in photos

I also want to share what I realised this year, there is more to it than failing; than deeming yourself as a failure. When you feel like you are at the lowest of the lows, every breakdown will feel like the end of the world. But it is not. Breakdowns, I think, force you to stop, rest for awhile and rethink what you are doing. But getting up? It is harder than the fall itself. Maybe that is why it’s called breakthrough: you have to break yourself over and over again before you can build a stronger foundation within. We always always just gets stronger in the process. Do not be afraid to cry, breakdown, surrender to your emotions. It is needed for you to be able to let go, and then go on. We can’t live with our traumas forever. Continue reading 2019 wrapped in photos

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How to Stay Productive and Motivated While Working From Home

Welcome to my blog series: The Life of a Freelancer For the second post, I thought I’d share with you some of my tips and tricks on how to stay productive and motivated when you work from home – since the weekend is almost over, we need to get things in order before we brave another week again. Your Journal Is Your Best Friend I … Continue reading How to Stay Productive and Motivated While Working From Home

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processing emotions + a year clean

Healing isn’t linear. I’m writing this now because I know there will be days that I might relapse again. I want to immortalize these thoughts into words so I can have a reminder to myself. I hope that it can be a reminder to you as well – that emotions are fleeting, but our words and actions are not. I hope we can live with fewer regrets.

Also, I believe that if we can be mindful of our emotions, be in touch with it, we can react in a way that won’t destroy ourselves and others. Continue reading processing emotions + a year clean