what she tackles, she conquers. -Richard Gilmore.

Have you ever watched Gilmore Girls?

I just watched and I loved it!

It’s a light series about mother-daughter relationship.

I’m not that close with my momma, but I love her more after watching this.

I think “Lorelai” is gorgeous name.

Ah, you should watch it by yourself.

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shine.

Once upon a time there was a meeting of minds

The sun and the moon made a deal with the sky

One would take the morning and the other the night

Together they would blanket the world with light

But the moon had a shadow, he felt like a liar

The sun was the only one who carried the fire

The sun saw this, she kept on glowing

Bound to the moon, never saying, “you owe me”

She said I’ll shine on you

I will shine on you

I keep a lamp over you, glowing in my heart

To keep from tripping over troublesome thoughts in the dark

We ain’t that different, we huddle underneath the same stars

I see who you really are

You’re every creature, every man, every woman and child

You’re the closest thing I’ll ever get to knowing God

Like the sun to the moon, I’ll send my love and light

A love like ours, it’ll fill the whole sky

I will shine on you

Think of the people that you love the most

Send them your light and hope it glows

Say I will shine on you, I will shine on you

No matter the distance, the space, or the time

Love travels in the speed of light

I will shine on you

I will shine on you

Jason Mraz – Shine

One of my favorite song, ever.

are we looking for love?

*Play Love Someone by Jason Mraz*

Love Is (1)

Love is a funny thing
whenever I give it, it comes back to me
and it’s wonderful to be giving with my whole heart
as my heart receives your love

Love Is (2)

Oh, ain’t it nice tonight we’ve got each other
and I am right beside you more than just a partner or a lover
I’m your friend

Love Is (3)

When you love someone
your heartbeat beats so loud
When you love someone
your feet can’t feel the ground

Love Is (4)

Shining stars all seem to congregate around your face
when you love someone
it comes back to you

Love Is (5)

And love is a funny thing
it’s making my blood flow with energy
and it’s like an awakened dream as what I’ve been wishing for, is happening
and it’s right on time

Love Is (6)

Oh ain’t it nice this life, we’ve got each other
and I am right beside you more than just a partner or a lover
I’m your friend

Love Is (8)

When you love someone
your heartbeat beats so loud
When you love someone
your feet can’t feel the ground

Love Is (9)

Shining stars all seem to congregate around your face
when you love someone

Love Is (10)

We’re gonna give ourselves to love tonight
lifting up to touch the starlight
and we will savor every second we suspend together
You and I will
Love Is (11)

When you love someone
your heartbeat beats so loud
When you love someone
your feet can’t feel the ground

Love Is (12)

Shining stars all seem to congregate around your face
when you love someone
it comes back to you

 

lullabies for insomniac.

best playlist : songs to help me to sleep.


  • Jason Mraz – Beautiful Mess

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    Your style is quite selective though your mind is rather reckless.. Well I guess it just suggests that this is just what happiness is..
  • Little Mix – Secret Love Song

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    We keep behind closed doors.. Every time I see you I die a little more. Stolen moments that we steal as the curtain falls.. It’ll never be enough..
  • John Legend – All of Me

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    Cause all of me loves all of you.. Love your curves and all your edges.. All your perfect imperfections..
  • Avicii – The Days

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    Under the tree where the grass don’t grow we made a promise to never get old.
  • Taylor Swift – All Too Well

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    Maybe we got lost in translation, maybe I asked for too much.. But maybe this thing was a masterpiece ’til you tore it all up.. Running scared, I was there, I remember it all too well..
  • Maroon 5 – Goodnight Goodnight

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    I’m sorry, I did not mean to hurt my little girl.. It’s beyond me, I cannot carry the weight of the heavy world.. So goodnight..

about losing.

Just read an article on Quora about rejection (read here),

“The best thing to say after someone rejects you is “thank you“.
Time is too valuable to waste.”

ended up google the mentioned letter.

New York
November 10, 1958

Dear Thom:

We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.

First — if you are in love — that’s a good thing — that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.

Second — There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you — of kindness and consideration and respect — not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.

You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply — of course it isn’t puppy love.

But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it — and that I can tell you.

Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.

The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.

If you love someone — there is no possible harm in saying so — only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.

Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.

It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another — but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.

Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.

We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.

And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.

Love,

Fa


John Steinbeck (1902-1968), a letter to his son

collect moments, not things.

things to do before traveling.

I love traveling. It makes my world bigger.

Here are the preparations I made before traveling as a reminder for me for the next trip.

  • Decide the destination

If I am going with friends, I have probably deal the destination. But if I am alone and not sure yet where to go, I pick a city I want to go and check out the tourism map of the city. I also consider the airplane ticket prices and the cultural events that held on the time of my visit, or adjust them.

CHECK LIST :
☑️   Destination
☑️   Time of traveling and how long

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  • Secure the schedule

Talk to superior, ask his permission, prepare Annual Leave letters, and buy the ticket airplane. I make sure all the documents are both on hand digitally AND printed. I case of emergency, I copy my passport and save the copy on my luggage.

CHECK LIST :
☑️   Permit Letters
☑️   Ticket Airplane
☑️   Passport & the copy

  • Research the destination

So far, I have never traveling with agency, so I have to arrange the itinerary by myself. I check the tourism map, print it, so I know where to on the first day, second day, etc. Decide the places of staying, whether it on a hostel, hotel, or apartment and booked it.

CHECK LIST :
☑️   Itinerary
☑️   Accommodation

  • Research the local rules and other stuff I should know.

The research includes :
☑️   Local foods
☑️   Famous eatery
☑️   Local rules & manners
☑️   Basic phrases

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  • Prepare necessary medication & body treatment

On my last trip, I planned to get influenza vaccination because it was rainy season and I did not want to get spoiled. But unfortunately the vaccine should be ordered months before so I cut it and instead, I bought an expensive Vitamin C supplement. It worked anyway, but I still prefer vaccine though. I also do waxing because i love to wear sleeveless and I trim my nails before I go.

CHECK LIST :
☑️   Medication
☑️   Body Treatment

  • Packing

I pack my clothes 1.5x of the traveling days. I bring umbrella in case of raining and drink bottle so I can refill it on tapping water. I have not used for that though. Pack based on the destination or the season. If I will be going to beaches, pack beach outfits, do not pack winter clothes.

CHECK LIST :
☑️   Carry-On & Essentials (phone, ID, chargers, wallet, camera, headphone)
☑️   Clothing & Shoes (blouse, dress, trousers, shorts, undies, jacket, cardigan,  socks, shoes, small bag, pajamas, swimsuit)
☑️   Accessories (hat, sunglasses, belt, jewelry)
☑️   Toiletries & Cosmetics
☑️   Miscellaneous (bottle, card cover, umbrella, snacks)

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  • Prepare the cash

Whether I make exchange in the country or the destined country, I should have some cash in hand.

CHECK LIST :
☑️   Cash


 

Arrive at Destination :

  • Purchase public transportation card. Public transports are a lot cheaper than taxi and also I can walk the city. I also bring the card cover so I can hang it on my neck.
  • Purchase local phone sim card. I need this because I use Google Maps a lot in unfamiliar places.
  • Always check belonging before leaving every place. I remember I left my jacket, I was so sad about it 😦

 

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identity.

you are not your age,
nor the size of clothes you wear

you are not a weight,
or the colour of your hair

you are not your name,
or the dimples in your cheeks

you are all the books you read,
and all the words you speak

you are your croaky morning voice,
and the smiles you try to hide

you’re the sweetness in your laughter,
and every tear you’ve cried

you’re the songs you sing so loudly,
when you know you’re all alone

you’re the places that you’ve been to,
and the one that you call home

you’re the things that you believe in,
and the people that you love

you’re the photos in your bedroom,
and the future you’re dream of

you’re made of so much beauty,
but it seems that you forgot

when you decided that you were defined,
by all the things you’re not.


~e.h.