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WEEKEND WONDERS: GOOD STUFF

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I don’t know about you but I love organising my emails, work or personal ones alike. Labelled, tagged, colour coordinated – you name it, I’ve most probably tried it. It seems like a great move that tells my brain that I’ve productively gone through my emails, categorised them for the trash, bills to pay, deals to consider, or read later.

It’s great! You should try it.(:

So anyway, I came across a whole lot of good stuff that was Starred and tagged for later reading, which I couldn’t make time for, up until yesterday. I know I’ve skipped a million rounds of Weekend Wonders postings, so here’s making it up with a whole lotta good stuff for this weekend.

Beauties, have an amazing weekend ahead!

A new hit by Ms. Bareilles.

Not sorry for wanting a work/life balance.
ps: Stefan Sagmeister’s TED video is a MUST watch!

Lettering, love.

A dish that I’ll be cooking up today!

It’s ideal to call it quits.
ps: This helped push me to my decision of quiting my previous job and moving on to things that felt right.

Chicken parm! Chicken parm! Chicken parm!:D

{lettering hands at typographyserved}

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WEEKEND WONDERS: PRETTY MAIDS IN A ROW

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Good morning lovelies!

So it’s the end of November. I’m hoping for a better month ahead. I believe we could all use that.

…December rings in with Christmas carols, lots of shopping and all of that yuletide hype. Have you shopped for the holidays yet? I haven’t. I usually have things sorted by this time of the year but I’m thinking I’d let loose for once, forget the gift-shopping bit and just have a good dinner with my family, maybe even cook one.

If you have ticked off everyone on your gift list, kudos and great job! But if you haven’t, don’t stress just yet. There are plenty of things you can do that will make up for, or make an even greater gift, I’d say. Read: cooking and entertaining. And while at it, you can even Instagram your preparation, finished meal, table settings and guests! Also, maybe it’s a good year to start writing those Christmas cards and posting them to your favourite people scattered around town, or the globe alike.

I was working on some initial designs for my design blog yesterday and loved the way the whole thing turned out. It’s a bit too early to reveal anything at the moment but I hope when I’ve compiled just enough designs to make more than a couple of posts, I will let you guys in on it, so as to not disappoint you, or myself should the project not kick of ever (this happened many times before). I am still however, hunting for an authentic letterpress printer in Kuala Lumpur. Yes, hunting is the exact word I will use over and over again because it is that crazy just looking for one. Locally, people are not receptive to letterpress, for its price and perhaps because they don’t appreciate such an extent of customisation, that also goes back to the costs. But I personally love it; love the effect, love the textures and especially love it when the ink doesn’t sit entirely perfect. It’s like perfection in the imperfection.(: Haha!

I’m off to meet some friends for breakfast, and then lunch. So please enjoy these gems for the weekend and enjoy your day to its fullest!

p.s.: The sun is out and my flowers are finally singing, “Glory hallelujah!” It’s been pouring and they’ve been drowning in an excess of rainwater. Hooray!

Been listening to lots of Jason Reeves’ pieces, like this and this.

Did I read smoked salmon bagels? Yums.:9
p.s.: Oh and the photography in this blog? LOVE.

Stories that make your subway ride feel less horrid.

I love this publication, and am thinking of subscribing to it. *rubs chin*

If you get the Malaysian slang with the whole -lah, -leh and more, read all of this.
p.s.: I found myself laughing to myself at countless posts.

Another food blog to note with superb photography.
p.s.: If you have more food blogs with great photography to share, please let me know!

{garden bloom by Jolene Tan}

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LINES I LOVE

headerDon’t make plans, cause that’s just hoping
Don’t make promises, cause they get broken
Lets just take it one day at a time
And live our lives
Cause hearts fall harder from higher places
Love gets lost in expectations
Lets just take it one day at a time
And live our lives
– One Day, Jason Reeves

Lines I Love is a simple compilation of well, lines that I love – whether in songs, poems, movies or books. Read the rest of it here

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IN SONGS I FIND MY THOUGHTS

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It was at an Open Mic session the other day that I heard Coldplay’s Fix You on a different level. I have heard this song a good few times – on the radio, or in some coffee house somewhere at some point. But I’ve never felt this depressed just hearing this song until that fateful night.

Perhaps it was the fact that the performance was done in a quaint café, acapella. Or maybe it was how they dedicated this song to a special someone in the midst of the crowd. Perhaps it was the way the somewhat skinny girl sang with so much emotional innocence. Or perhaps, it was just the way I was meant to receive this song, at this very point in my life.

The lyrics are sad. That’s how I would describe it in a word.

But that’s just what is drawing me to it, and keeping it on my play list on repeat mode. I don’t really know the exact meaning behind the song, but all I know is that…everyone could use a ‘fixer’. No matter how strong you think you are, or how brave you think you could be, you will find yourself needing someone to make things right for you – emotionally, physically, and mentally; someone to fix you when you’re beyond repair or when you can barely see what needs to be made right.

There are those moments when you just don’t know how to put into words what’s not going right, and then a song comes on and your life is sung out in it. It’s during those times that I feel like sitting under the pouring rain and never leaving, just letting my thoughts be silenced by the downpour. And as with a movie’s scene, the song will play in the background, maybe even moving onlookers to tears or inviting more sad, sad people to join me in the flood.

Well, it’s a thought. It’s just a thought.

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