Whatever makes you weird is
probably your greatest asset.
via Juleeanna Hallen on Pinterest
via Juleeanna Hallen on Pinterest
I want to make this a regular thing. You, me, tea, together, endless conversations.
If you’ve ever seen any description of the INFJ at all, you probably know they can daydream forever about worlds, infinity, and beyond. Well, since I can talk for hours on these philosophical stuff with close friends and that I only refer to a very few close people I comfortably call friends, I want to implement the same culture here on the blog: You. Friend. Now.
So here’s how it works: I’ll prompt a question, I share my 2 cents, then you tell me your thoughts.
To kick off our many talks to come, I’ll start with a classic:
My short answer: I’m not sure whether I care about being remembered at all, but I so do when it comes to the people who matter to me. In general, I want people to take notice of the genuine effort I put into my work, that in every contribution I make, I do it wholeheartedly and don’t have some secret agenda hiding behind the closet. But when it comes to the special peeps in my life … I want them to remember me as someone they love being around, someone who brings joy into their lives with my dry, sometimes weird sense of humor and especially through my product of love – just someone who’s caused them to leave the room in a more positive light than before I came in.
Fill me in. This can be our chance to get to know each other more.
30 Lebaran 2015 Japan + Hong Kong: The complete itinerary
29 What your celebrity birthday buds say about you
29 Photo diary: Snaps with celebrity wax figures
29 Photo diary: Overlooking the harbour from the peak
29 [JAPAN 2015] Day 7 of 7 | Tokyo: Artnia, Tokyo Tower, Akihabara’s cat cafe, and Kyushu Jangara Ramen.
27 Currently revisiting: The Sacred History + The Secret History of the World
26 Power up your look without heels, simple strategies to reduce stress, and practical ways to change from the inside out.
26 [JAPAN 2015] Day 6 of 7 | Hitachinaka + Tokyo: Summertime at Hitachi Seaside Park and a brief stop at Asakusa~
23 On repeat: Satellite
22 Counting blessings: 51-month carnations bouquet, collection of all previous bouquets, and how he got the piggy girl
22 Ways to reduce carbon footprint right now
20 Quick and homey veggie-based meals at Ananda’s
19 You are not your own.
19 The 5 different types of tea
17 What’s not popular: A sense of belonging + a culture of gratitude
14 こんあこといいな、出来たらいいな: Fujiko F. Fujio Museum
09 Ingredients 101: Jojoba oil
08 The cure for anything is salt water.
08 [JAPAN 2015] Day 5 of 7 | Urayasu: A day well-spent at Tokyo DisneySea~
06 How to be perfect
03 Currently reading: I Know How She Does It
01 Go to Beirut Lebanon to satisfy your tahini cravings.
As promised, here’s the compilated list of posts divided into days of my Japan 2015 trip. Additional individual posts, namely on the Abura Soba outlet in Shibuya, famous cat cafe Neko JaLaLa~ in Akiba, and the one and only Fujiko F. Fujio Museum, are listed here as well. Note that we went to the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum in the morning of the day we fly to Hong Kong, so that’s why I didn’t include it as a full day in Japan~
Kuromon market, Dotonburi, Shinsaibashi-suji, and Osaka castle, plus: Steak so good, you’ll die.
Exploring Kyoto Station, Fushimi Inari-taisha, and the most polite deers in the world.
Summertime at Hitachi Seaside Park and a brief stop at Asakusa~
Artnia, Tokyo Tower, Akihabara's cat cafe, and Kyushu Jangara Ramen.
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To make navigation even simpler, I’ve also made this itinerary into a compact listboard on Tulistr as well. You get to ‘Favorite’ the list (the star bookmark), which automatically saves the listboard into your personal bookmark. So if you don’t plan to visit these destinations any time soon, you’re going to still have them on your radar 5, 10, or 50 years later, all neatly packaged in one place. Of course you can always add your own destination that I didn’t cover on any of my posts by adding new items on your listboards, but the medium makes life a whole lot easier when you’ve got so many things on your ‘before I die’ lists.
Well, what are you waiting for? Put away your piles of post-its and start compiling your ultimate bucket list today.
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Departing from reading my horoscopes and all the hippy-hippy New Age-y stuff I used to indulge myself into, my recent guilty pleasure is looking up the celebrities who share my birthday, then see what they all have in common. Though there will never come a day when there’s scientific basis for astrology, a recent study has found a link between your birthday and your temperament. It was a self-reported study though, which is why it appears that these prominent people have nothing in common:
Born in 1955, San Francisco, California
Pioneer of the personal computers revolution with Steve Wozniak
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Born in 1981, Adelaide (Australia)
Youngest male ever to be ATP-ranked world’s no. 1 in singles (when he was 20)
I’m not a guy who needs to read motivation books.
Born in 1991, Goshen, New York
Born in 1965, Boulder, Colorado
Nominated for an Emmy for playing Charlotte York in Sex And the City
If I was going to do anything, I’d be a producer, only because I’d like to have a say in what gets made and what doesn’t.
Born in 1836, Boston, Massachusetts
Pre-eminent figure in American art, often considered greatest American painter of the 19th century
What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way.
When you paint, try to put down exactly what you see. Whatever else you have to offer will come out anyway.
The Sacred History by Jonathan Black, page 176
“Elijah, the Buddha, Socrates and Apollonius brought spiritual awareness and understanding to the world – the knowledge that we are all interconnected, that we should show compassion to every living thing, that we must play our part in the world’s evolving. They all knew on some level what was happening and what had to happen, but it was Jesus Christ who brought the power that made it happen. He had the power to turn history on its hinges. Elijah, Buddha, Pythagoras brought faith and hope, but Jesus Christ brought love.“
The Secret History of the World by Mark Booth, page 21
“To today’s most advanced thinkers, academics like Richard Dawkins, the Charles Simony Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, and other militant materialists who regulate and maintain the scientific world-view, the mind of God’ is no better than the idea of a white-haired old man up above the clouds. It is the same mistake, they say, that children and primitive tribes make when they assume God must be like them – the anthropomorphic fallacy. Even if we allowed that God might conceivably exist, they say, why on earth should ‘He’ be like us? Why should ‘His’ mind be in any way like ours?
The fact is that they’re right. Of course there is no reason at all … unless it’s the other way round. In other words, the only reason why God’s mind might be like ours is if ours was made to be like His – that is, if God made us in His image.“