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Recently, I was inspired by the amazing Kaye @ Beautiful Kayekie to develop my own buttons via graphic designing. Her Bloglovin buttons are spectacularly pretty, and I aspired to create something comparable to its beauty. Continue reading

“Smoke” by Daughter [Music Blogging Challenge (#3)]

It is January the 15th. I excitedly kick off my blankets, fumble a cup of tea, and jab headphones to listen to Daughter’s new album, Not to Disappear. While the scripture of their lyrics have altered substantially –Elena’s metaphorical eloquence is instead traded for rawness and uncensorship– their trademark sound have remained same.

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The moon is beautiful, isn’t it?

月がきれいですね? // The moon is beautiful, isn’t it? // Tsuki ga kireide wanaidesu

Japanese novelist Natsume Soseki (1868–1912) of the Meiji period produced the phrase “the moon is beautiful” to express the Japanese equivalent of “I love you.” I first discovered this on Jean’s blog and was strangely moved by the delicate, subtle, poetic expression of nuanced emotions. Gentle. Soft. And the soothing comfort of the bright, twinkling night sky, enveloping your heart, your mind… and you. Continue reading

Free High Resolution Stock Photos — An Invaluable Resource

Free dusk dawn horizon photo - creative commons zero

Part of Upsplash’s Royalty-Free photography. Breathtakingly beautiful.

An extremely short post, as these images evidently speak for themselves. Discovered on this lovely blog, I am astounded by the sheer quality in Upsplash‘s photography collection offers.

Their license?

All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.

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birth |100 Emotions (a sketching challenge)

I em enthralled to discover this exhaustive list of inspiring, complex, multilayered words over at cherrytato (amazing blog, btw). And while the original prompt is to respond with the written word, I’ve decided to switch to sketching instead to expand my creative horizons.

If you are interested, feel free to choose whatever form of medium you wish (writing, sketching, painting, etc.) to undergo this challenge. ❤

For today, this is birth.

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Creative Blogger Award

I was nominated by my dear friend, Emma Snow, for the Creative Blogger Award, over at Books Forget Me Knot. Not only do I simply adore her clever blog title, but I’m an active reader of Emma’s excellent blog –check it out! ❤

The Rules:

  • Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
  • Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers
  • Pass these rules on to them

(Yikes, I’m not sure I know that many bloggers to tag… we shall see 😉 ) Continue reading

Today, I Graduated from High School

I’m unsure what inclined me to write this post. Some would consider the construction of this post exceptionally unusual, as throughout the entire day, I’ve extremely emotionally stable people in an otherwise emotion-charged day.

You see, the Seniors of 2015 graduated today. There are inevitably mixed feelings, but for me, 90% utter bliss and 10% emotional neutrality, in an almost contradictory manner to the tear-stained cheeks, sniffling noses and agonised goodbyes…

…No, I’m not tearing up thinking about other people being sad. Ludicrous. It’s simply my allergies, acting up amidst this warm summer’s evening… (a month renowned for its lack of associated allergies and illnesses, but please, allow me to revel in this excuse. I just graduated, okay?) Continue reading