think of a wonderful thought.

Hello Kitty enthusiast, compulsive shopper, insomnia-ridden workaholic, shoe addict. Nice to meet you *smile*
Seeing this picture makes me long for New York. It hasn’t even been a year yet and I’m already thinking about my next trip there. I don’t want to be the cliche, twenty-something girl that dreams about NY and thinks that everything there is magical, but it is! There’s something so captivating about Central Park that makes you feel like it’s never the same each visit. The museums, the parks, events, the food!! I wonder if people do get sick of NY…


source: http://pulptastic.com/historic-places-from-afar/

Seeing this picture makes me long for New York. It hasn’t even been a year yet and I’m already thinking about my next trip there. I don’t want to be the cliche, twenty-something girl that dreams about NY and thinks that everything there is magical, but it is! There’s something so captivating about Central Park that makes you feel like it’s never the same each visit. The museums, the parks, events, the food!! I wonder if people do get sick of NY…

source: http://pulptastic.com/historic-places-from-afar/

March Madness

Whoever coined the term ‘March Madness’ for basketball clearly has never experienced tax season. I’m all shades of stressed and there is still a month and a half to go! I feel like I’m working my tail off but my inbox is not getting any emptier.

I keep saying that this is going to be my last year here but this really needs to be my last year here. I don’t even care that it’s not what I want to do (although it should), but I just don’t agree with the management style of the new company that has taken over.

You know the phrase “Don’t sweat the small stuff”? Well they’ve obviously never heard of that. They always put an emphasis on being efficient, and productive, but their strategies say differently. 

They definitely take things wayyy too seriously but at times like these I wonder if it’s me and that I need to take things more seriously. I’m sure to some extent that’s true cos Im really bad at being an adult, but they take it to another level. I really don’t know how people can live like that, blowing everything out of proportion. 

Anyway I just needed to get that out of my system…

One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.

—John Green (via left-nut)

(Source: uglypnis, via misskatekim)

“One woman in Georgia gave some pretty amazing advice. She and and her husband have been married for over 60 years, and after being asked what her best relationship advice would be, she paused and said…

‘Don’t be afraid to be the one who loves the most.’”

source here

interview clips here

Probably the biggest problem with people nowadays, present company included.

Neil Hilborn - “OCD” (Rustbelt 2013)

abigaildonaldson:

Makeup at Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2014

Reminder to do this for NYE next year.

abigaildonaldson:

Makeup at Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2014

Reminder to do this for NYE next year.

Teresa vs. Cleaning

If you know me well (or have been in my car), you know that I’m a messy person. 

Disclaimer: Messy is NOT the same as dirty. Dirty is filth, not showering, grime, bugs, MOLD, must I go on? I am definitely not dirty. Messy is disarray, unorganized. (There’s an interview with Adam Levine where he says the same thing and that’s why he’s my lover).

But I really do try, sometimes. I like to think of it as organized mess. I know where things are when I need them, and I think that’s all that matters right? 

I think I’m a weird mix of IDGAF, I’m messy, deal with it, and neat-freak. OK let me explain before you die laughing cos I put me and neat-freak together in a sentence… When I clean, I super zone in on something. I guess you an call it cleaning tunnel vision. 

For example: If I clean start cleaning my desk at work, I have to avoid cleaning the keyboard first. Cos if I do, then… I’m gone! It’s not a simple wipedown, I need to get the compressed air, turn the thing upside down, wipe all the keys, undo a paperclip to get the crevices, and even run a Clorox wipe in between the keys with the paperclip. It’s a process.

OR

I’ll be cleaning the top of my dresser cos my makeup & jewelry is strewn about, but instead of making sure everything is right-side-up and where it belongs, I need to get down to the nitty gritty and redo EVERYTHING. All of a sudden, I need to reorganize allll my jewelry and make up. 3 hours later, my room still looks exactly as it was, messy except with a well organized dresser.

I need to try to stop doing that and worry about the bigger picture. I even googled ‘how to clean you room’ for tips! It also doesn’t help that I am oversentimental and keep EVERYTHING. I don’t want to throw/give anything away! Either it has a meaning, or a memory, or I just want to hold on to it. I can’t help it, I think hoarding runs on my mom’s side.

I’ve always tried being neat but it just never lasts very long. I’m starting to wonder if I’m not trying hard enough to maintain it or I’m just inherently messy. However I don’t know how to say inherently in chinese to my mom and I doubt she’ll accept that as answer.

 

whoops

I went back about 4 months until I found the entry where I said that I would post more. 

It looks like 2014 sneaked up on me, and now its nearly the end of January. Tax season is creepin’ up and it scares me because those 3 months blow by so quickly, I’m so busy I don’t even notice. Then before you know it it’s already mid-April!

I haven’t really set any resolutions this year because honestly I don’t think I’ve ever really kept any of them. Is that a bad thing? I feel foolish for admitting this because it kinda sounds like I can’t accomplish any goals I set  for myself x_x.

What made me sad this new year was the abundance of posts on social media hating on those people who say “New year, new me”. I agree, it isn’t logical, nor possible to think that way. But of course it’s not literal. So what if a certain individual chooses to think this way? Yes, it’s not Cinderella, nothing will suddenly change at the stroke of midnight, but if they choose to make Jan 1 the day to change their habits, or pick up healthier lifestyles, shouldn’t we encourage this?

Anyway as for me, I guess my guideline for 2014 would be to just be better, and do better. It’s vague, and sounds like some kind of cliche campaign slogan. But it works for me and I hope it sticks. I know I’m not close to being the person I aspire to be. And that’s not going to change over night, or in a few months, maybe not even this year. But if I use each day as an opportunity just to do something better, or be better even if it’s just one smalllll thing that maybe no one would even notice, it’ll make a difference to me.