Those pretty little things

This year is a new start. A fresh and brand new start.

Time is too prescious to waste.
Wake up early in the morning and feel the cold morning breeze.
Savor the scent and taste of a bittersweet coffee. And then think about your future, as if you’re watching a silent movie.
Enjoy the heat of the sun, together with the calming wind in the afternoon.
Or you could go to the beach, lie down in the sand, and listen to the music of the sea.
Eat healthy and delicious food. Meet new people and engage in meaningful conversations.
Go to a park or climb a mountain, whichever you like.
Adore a flower if you see one. Take a picture of it if you must.
Look up at the clear blue sky and thank God that you’re alive.
Sing at your highest tone even though it sounds crazy.
Do silly things with friends and laugh out loud. Cherish these wonderful moments and then years from now look back.
Whenever you feel sad, treat yourself with ice cream or your favorite sweet. Don’t worry about getting fat, just don’t get lazy about your daily run or exercise.
Once in a while, pause with whatever that’s keeping you busy and then breathe, life will go on anyway, no need to rush. πŸ™‚
At night, go outside and be amazed by the moon and stars.
Gaze at the sweet glow of Venus or Jupiter, and then tell yourself,
“This year I intend to be a better person. I’m going to realize my dreams and aspirations no matter what.
I’ll write everything that I’d like to do so that I won’t forget. One by one, I’ll mark completed targets off my list.
And then one day, I’m going to look back at my old self and smile at how far I’ve gone and who I have become.
The next day, the next hour is lying ready for me, as perfect and unspoiled, as if I have never wasted any single moment of my life.
Time is too prescious to waste. I choose to be who I really am and do the things that I love. It’s absolutely alright to run if I want to get there fast, but I will not forget to rest once in while and enjoy every bit of those pretty little things in life.” πŸ™‚

365 Days of Picture Writing: Day 10

My favorite watch that comes with 5 awesome interchangeable straps
My favorite watch that comes with 5 awesome interchangeable straps

The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.

– Arnold Bennett

365 Days of Picture Writing: Day 7

Starbucks Christmas Blended Toffee Nut Latte
It’s the time of the year again when people are rushing to their favorite coffee shop Β to have their limited-edition Starbucks planner.

I’m a guilty lady. I am one of those people who would buy and drink an expensive coffee in exchange for a limited-edition planner, while there are a lot of equally beautiful but cheaper planners in bookstores.

My mom treated us to Starbucks today. I still needed 4 stickers. There were only 3 of us and the plan was to buy 4 cups, and so one person would have to drink two cups of coffee. πŸ™‚ Luckily, I saw that the promo got extended until the 15th of January. I decided to buy 3 cups instead and just go back some other day. Besides, there are only 2 colors left available for the day, black and maroon, and I want the yellow one.

Now I still have a few more days to find someone to treat me to Starbucks…