April 27, 2012

Things to Remember

  1. Always ask for more money at your job, even if you don’t think you deserve it.
  2. Try to be kind to the people who are rude to you. It’s not personal, they’re just having a really bad day/month/life.
  3. If you believe in opportunity, opportunity will present itself.
  4. Sometimes when things are really bad, you just have to go through the motions of your life until they get better.
  5. Surround yourself by only the books, images, music and people that make you happy.
  6. Your ability to speak honestly about your weaknesses, failures and disappointments is your greatest strength.
  7. Nothing is more fulfilling than helping other people.
  8. There really are plenty of fish in the sea.
  9. Wear sunscreen or a hat when you’re in strong sunlight.
  10. You need to take the big risk, even if it scares the living crap out of you.
  11. Sometimes water is thicker than blood.
  12. Don’t worry about living a life that looks good on paper.
  13. Be careful about confiding personal information. Relationships change.
  14. Go to events and parties and lectures you have no interest in going to.
  15. Ask yourself what you want. Then take the necessary steps to get it.
  16. Don’t stay in a bad relationship because of the anticipated misery of a breakup.
  17. When you have a headache, drink a glass of water before you do anything else. It might just be dehydration.
  18. Do what comes naturally to you, it’s what you’ll have the most success at.
  19. Be thankful that things you wished for didn’t come true. Know that this will happen again.
  20. Let yourself be happy when you’re happy.
  21. Force yourself to overcome your fears.
  22. Remember that no one else has it figured out either.
Taken from http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/30-other-things-every-woman-should-know-by-30/

April 24, 2012


So in my Chinese Classics class today, our teacher separated us into groups to discuss the purpose for learning. Throughout the year we learned about the confucian values of essentially how to learn. One of my classmate's view on learning was that it was something inevitable that we do so that one day we can become successful and then afterwards seek to pursue an interest. I think that we should instead alter our approach towards learning. It shouldn't be something dreaded, it also shouldn't feel like an obligation. It should be fun and amusing. Depending on the topics, it maybe be mundane, not everything will spark an interest.  However one should still look forward to eduction and the experiences it brings. Even if it doesn't lead to the ideal lifestyle you may have in mind. Being educated and well rounded gives a person character and personality. It changes your perspectives in life and allows you to appreciate more. One of my other group members had a rather pessimistic point of view. He asked what the reason for learning is if once have a job the people there would tell you that whatever you learned in the past was wrong and this is how it should be done. It is a somewhat narrow approach. Let me ask then why do we value learning so much if its not important. If people care enough to criticize our educational system then it must be worthy of attention. He probably didn't mean that we don't need to go to college or have good education. But I can definitely sense that he feels forced to go to class and would rather start working as soon as possible. That is pretty normal, I'm sure everyone has experienced it some time in their college years. Nonetheless, if he were to change his approach and view point, it will make the rest of his years here more enjoyable. Learning is such a broad topic, it doesn't only pertain to education, we just happened to focus on that aspect of it. To wrap things up, learning is a process, one that will last a lifetime. It is something we all need and have the ability to do. It takes time and needs to be cultivated. Even so it is something worthwhile.
I kind of got lost with my point in writing this post somewhere in the middle of it. I'm a bit stressed for finals so I felt like blogging lawll.

April 8, 2012


I've come to see that I really don't know what I'm doing. I am no longer under the impression that I have control over my life. Yesterday most definitely felt like a dream, one that I wouldn't want to wake up from but also scared to live in. I really dislike how I can be so easily swayed and I don't know how to fix it or even where to start. What should I do? This time around, I really have no clue.

“Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.”