At any point of time when life seems to be pulling you down and you're feeling less adequate, blast this song and put it on replay mode! It never fails to make me feel better. Simply loveeee the lyrics~ :D
I came acrossed this post on Facebook by Doreen Virtue and felt compelled to share it with everyone. This is so so enlightening!
''If you are pulling away from people who are practicing toxic lifestyle practices, you're not alone!
When the purpose of a relationship has been served, the "pull" of the relationship decreases. You may feel less attracted to spending time with the person, and may even avoid them. Please don't judge yourself for this process, as it's as normal as any other cycles in nature.
Avoid making lists of all the reasons why the relationship isn't working, as this creates inner toxic turmoil. Avoid having internal arguments with the person! You don't need to justify pulling away from another person, or get their blessings or permission to end a relationship. You're not "the bad guy" any more than they are!
The angels can help the relationship to end with as much kindness as possible.
Think of them as you would a person driving you to the airport: they helped you to get to where you are right now (including making you a stronger person for having gone through turmoil with them). As your flight takes off and you go higher and higher, you can feel love and gratitude to that person's role in your life . . . even if they're not with you on the current flight.
Ask Archangel Raguel (the angel of harmonious relationships) for help in healing current relationships and to attract healthy new relationships.
And remember that your healthful lifestyle and radiant happiness is the ultimate teacher and role model that may inspire others to release old toxic ways, too. Love, Doreen ♥''
By the way, Doreen Virtue has always been one of my favourite spiritual healers/ authors next to Diana Cooper. Both of them work with the Angels! You can pick a card HERE, to read your Angel's message for you everyday! ;)
These videos totally made my day!!! LOL. Watch how Xiao Pan saved the little lobster. So kind of him, isn't it. :) You got to love his expression when he slipped and fell down the stairs.
Have you ever seen a chimpanzee doing push ups? Watch how a bulldog did it then. XD Mission at the pet shop! Another of my favorites. :p If you are addicted like me, I have more for you. Buying strawberry cake! Xiao Pan helping out at the farm.. and milking a cow! hhahaha. I love how he'd always run to hug his buddy when he got frightened. :p
I attempted to fold myself a paper boat, and to my dismay.......... I'd actually FORGOTTEN how to make one!!! How can I forget something I used to enjoy making so much when I was young! :( In the midst of my panic, I managed to find some clear instruction online and figured out how to make it again. Phew.. I shall start making one paper boat everyday just so I won't forget the steps again. /_\
''Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true.'' -Lyman Frank Baum
I remember when I was a little girl, making miniature clothes for my barbie dolls was one of my favorite hobbies (I still have my barbie dolls hidden away in my closet. Shssss.....). Ermm.. but paper clothes those were, because I was too young to learn how to sew back then. If you're thinking of beautifully folded origami clothes, you are very wrong. I'd actually used tapes to join the sides of the papers together. And when they came off easily, I decided that stapling them would be a wiser choice. It makes me giggle out loud now as I recalled how pathetic they looked. Ohhhh, I even made (stapled) paper panty with the word, 'PANTY' right in middle for barbie! Poor doll!! Hahaha!!!
Okay.. I got a little carried away. Anyway, the purpose of this post is not to let you know how I'd abused my toys but rather to share with you another interesting childhood hobby of mine. I loooove to collect adorable stickers and rubber stamps! Not only that, I took pride in sticking/ stamping them all over my textbooks, my schoolbag, pencil case, school shoes, cabinets, tables, walls, the back of my tiny hands, and anywhere you could possibly think of. Sigh.. Those were the days eh. Well, who would have thought that one day my drawings would be made into rubber stamps as well?! Heh.
Emily from Stamping Bella had transformed some of my drawings into her line of rubber stamps. Did I mention this lady has a thing for quotes too?
Check out other adorable stamps in her shop HERE. I promise, you'll be spoiled for choice!
I'm so glad to have crossed path with Emily. I tell you, this lady is the most creative, quirkiest and craziest mother artist I've ever met. Although I've never met her in person, I can feel her vibrant energy through our emails exchange and it's almost as though I can hear her contagious laughter from here! Sounds scary eh. Ha.
Here's what Emily had created with my stamps. I 'borrowed' these photos from her blog. :p Oh, by the way, she said she'll be sending me some samples! Now I can stamp my own designs all over my house again!!! Weeeeeeeeee~~~~ XD
Nice right!! I really like the raw, vintage feel!
Here's something she made for her son. How sweet!
Also, here are some lovely cards created by her designers with my stamps. My style has always been minimalist with a slight touch of color. These experimentations seem so different but so pretty too!
If you like what you see here and would love to get your hands 'dirty' to make one of these, be sure to check out Emily's website. Or her retail outlet if you happen to visit Canada:
55 Doncaster Ave #130 Markham, ON L3T 2K8, Canada.
Before I go, I'd like to urge you again to take a tour to Emily's blog. You'll be inspired! ;)
Two months ago, I was fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of this beautiful phenomenon just before sunset. For no apparent reason, I was feeling pretty down that day (must be PMS!). As I was sitting on my bed, fighting for the grouchiness to go away, I had a sudden instinct to look out of the window. There, right before my eyes was this vibrant, colourful rays. It seemed so near that I felt I could just reach out my arm to touch it. In that instance, my mood was completely lifted.
I know this rainbow was meant for me to see, for it was there that fleeting moment and then it was gone with the sun. I know that my Angels always have their amazing ways to remind me that I'm not alone. I have lost count on the number of signs they've shown me over the years. Some of these experiences had been so unbelievable that still left me in awe as I relate them to my friends. And of course not surprisingly, most of these friends claimed I must be hallucinating. lol.
Do you ever wonder how it feels to sit on a rainbow? Or play among the fluffy clouds? Will I get to see a castle built amidst the clouds? Wouldn't it be great if we can have a day's pass to visit these places? If you do know where to get the pass, please please please let me know. I'm willing to trade in my favourite chocolate bubble tea for the info.
“Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear.”~
If rainbow can be seen at night, it would only be in my imagination...
Happy Sunday! And HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY to all the wonderful moms in the world!~ :D
I know I haven't been blogging as much as I love to. And the main reason that keeps me procrastinating is my tendency to spend WAY TOO MUCH time to write one post! My perfectionism never fails to act up whenever I'm updating my blog (or sadly, in most of the things I do. >_<). I will be correcting my grammars, polishing up my vocab and then going through them over and over again till I'm half insane. I know sometimes I should just learn to let go and let it flow. SO please pardon my English next time and I'll promise to write more often. :p
Here's something I wanted to share since LAST month (this is how bad my procrastination has gotten). Anyway, I received a very encouraging message from a very talented guy by the name of Brian. Brian plays all sorts of musical instruments (including my favorite, PIANO!) and he composes music as a hobby. He told me that he'd found my blog through another webpage, and after seeing one of my art pieces, 'Love Tree', he managed to complete a rough sketch of a piano piece which he was stuck at. Needless to say, I was overjoyed. Thank you for letting me know how my work has inspired you, Brian. :)
And here's the beautiful composition he came out with..... AHEM, inspired by my work! ;)
There are just too many lovely piano pieces on Brian's webpage. Somehow I was especially drawn to, 'Only One'. It gives me a bittersweet feeling listening to it. :) You may check out more of his works HERE!
BITs is committed to using eco-friendly material and manufacturing process, and these miniature tees/rompers are made of organic cotton interlock, in Singapore.
Three sizes available for the tees:
- 3 years
- 5 years
Two sizes available for the rompers:
(Check HERE for the size chart).
If you have missed out on our first collection, which is the bamboo fabric series, this could be your last chance to make your purchase. The stocks are running low and some sizes are no more available. And since it is limited edition, we would not be repeating the designs. Do drop me a note if you need more details! Alternatively, you may visit babiesintees.com. Have a cute day!~ ^^
I've fallen sick again.. blocked nose.. bad throat.. Hate :( But but..... this hasn't stop me from doing the things I enjoy. Heh. First of all, I've finally mastered the beautiful piano piece, 'The Swan' by Saints Saens!! This was indeed a challenging piece for a self-taught student like me. It took me ermm.. more than three months to get it right. But it was all worth it. ^^
Here's one version of The Swan. I hope one day I'll be able to play as beautifully as him..
Besides some private time with my beloved piano, I've been caught up with a book I recently got from the library. 'Changing Your Course (The 5-step guide to getting the live you want)' is a great book I want to recommend to everyone especially those who are looking for a change in your life at this moment. All of us go through changes, big or small, at different point of our lives and this book could be of great assistance. Bob and Melinda Blanchard share their own stories about how they'd transformed their dreams into reality and step-by-step guides on how, we too, can achieve that.~ ^^
''Don't let fear keep you from following through on your dream. Stop imagining the worst. Instead, think how great you'll feel once you succeed.'' -Bob and Melinda Blanchard
Helllooooo… I'm back on the scene again! Apology for my disappearance.. I was a little sidetracked for quite a while.
In the past 4 months, I've changed 3 part time jobs! That's like nearly 1 per month? Did I just set a record? I used to cringe at the idea of having to start all over again in a new environment, but now I'm actually enjoying it; new friends, new things to learn, new experiences!
No doubt the same question has been thrown to me countless times as to why I resist a full time job so much. And I know many people think I'm being 'unrealistic' or 'immature'. I think that's being judgemental. Most people are comfortable with a stable job but are they REALLY happy with what they're doing for a living? I'll leave the answer to them. Call me stubborn, 'weird', or be secretly jealous of me all you want because I'll still not trade in my freedom for a meaningless better-paid job.
Yes, I admit sometimes I do get stressed up when I have trouble making ends meet (most of the time it's because clients do not pay on time -.- but that's beside the point). In my years of learning, I've come to understand that stress actually come from our feeling of fear. We get stressed when we feel overwhelmed. As I learn to let go of the need to be in control of every circumstances, I become more at peace with myself.. and with life. When we stop resisting change, life can be so much more enjoyable! What I'll always remind myself if thing doesn't work out the way I like, is to slow down, make some adjustment if I need to. Alternatively, it may be my Angels' way of telling me they have something better in store for me. I just need to have some faith and a little patience. :)
A few days ago, I received an email from one of my customers. This wonderful lady from Israel bought several pieces of my works on my online store and returned to purchase more shortly after. She told me how much she loves my works and wanted to frame them all and put up on her wall. When I saw these lovely photos in her email, I was close to tears. I had never imagined someone would love my works so much to want to showcase them in her house. This was her message to me,
''Hi Rheea! It took a while but... here are some pictures of my living room wall with your gorgeous illustrations. Everyone here loves it and i L-O-V-E it! You can be proud of your self, you are very talented! I am very picky about pictures hanging on my walls, but the minute i saw your works, i knew exactly - this is what i want!''
Perhaps sometimes all we need is just a little assurance about what we've fought so hard for... Thank you, Aviya. :’)
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” -- Morrie Schwartz
PAINT MY LOVE
Our First christmas together
“People love others not for who they are but for how they make them feel” --Irwin Federman
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW! What a Ride!'" -Unknown
“We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved.” -Mother Teresa
MY DARLING BOY - nono
''There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.'' --Albert Eistein
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain