• life,  reflections,  self

    My ‘Anxiety’ Story | #WorldMentalHealthDay

    #WorldMentalHealthDay was just around the corner and I’m just about to write my entry on it today. On October 10, I witnessed a lot of my online friends posting about #WorldMentalHealthDay. I honestly didn’t know such a day exists, but I’m glad it does. I saw close acquaintances and strangers tweet their thoughts, share their own experiences and recovering tips, post their stories on Facebook, and basically celebrate the day. 

  • art,  creativity,  life,  readings,  thoughts,  words

    Creative Living Beyond Fear: My Own Big Magic

    I happen to believe that we are all walking repositories of buried treasure. I believe this is one of the oldest and most generous tricks the universe plays on us human beings, both for its own amusement and for ours: The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them. The hunt to uncover those jewels – that’s creative living. The often surprising results of that hunt – that’s what I call Big Magic. (Elizabeth Gilbert ) It constantly amazes me where avid readers get the energy to write a book review in a manner that they can relate the…

  • life,  personal,  self,  thoughts

    23 Lessons At 23 • (S/O to my fellow June babies!)

    Over the course of 23 years with Life, I’ve encountered various kinds of people, tasted different experiences from here and there, and have had my fair share of love and war within myself and with other people. I compiled the 23 top lessons I’ve learned so far and you may not resonate with each one, but I hope that you pick a few lessons from this short but raw post. I’m a sentimental person (first time I’m admitting that, yikes!) so expect a lot of deep perspectives. I’m posting this now because it will be busy during the next few days and I hate scheduling my blog posts (Sorry, bloggers),…

  • life,  love,  people,  self,  thank you

    Open Letters To People I Owe

    * As I’m about to mark my 23rd birthday on the calendar, I can’t help but reminisce on old events and old people in my life. To be fair, I also can’t help but be thankful of the people I recently met just before I hit 23. I still have a lot of hangups and I figured that one way to lessen them is to write about them and write open letters to the people I owe. This will be a split of thanking and apologising to people. I owe people a lot of words but it’s still impossible for me to speak to some of the individual people personally…

  • life,  self,  thoughts

    A Piece Of My Truth

    I am turning 23 in a few days and I feel miserable about it. I am having a jumble of thoughts right now and I will try my best to write down everything I could. Because it seems like every time I start writing, my thoughts get whiffed by some non-existent gust of wind. Thoughts like these I want to write down but I’m afraid of doing so for fear of being judged or being misunderstood. Try as I may keep calm, there simply are days that I just want to wallow in self-pity and cry for an entire day until my eyes exhaust and close as I fall asleep.…

  • life,  personal,  random,  self,  thank you

    This Spontaneous Saturday | CBTL x Ramen Nagi

    Blissful. It’s how I feel right now. I am blissful because I had a really good day today. I wasn’t expecting it and I wasn’t planning it but it happened and for that, I’m grateful. I do not write weekly or daily updates of my life now. Way back when I was still on Tumblr, I was fond of writing daily entries just to share what happened to my day regardless if it’s mundane or festive. Now as a part of rebranding my blog, I’ve come to realise that I need to be more specific with my blog and I have to somehow get rid of my spontaneity. Until now…

  • blog series,  life,  random,  self,  The Sunday Currently,  thoughts

    The Sunday Currently | Vol. 11

    Wow, this is unbelievable. Had I not blogged Life Lately last night, I wouldn’t have had anything in between my TSC series. This is ridiculous. I’m not sure what I’m waiting for – I better dust off my drafts and work on my blog posts. But because I have a lot of feelings tonight, let’s rush into this TSC Vol. 11 before my laptop dies on me. 

  • blog series,  life,  life lately,  personal,  self

    Life Lately | Vol. 9

    There are too many things that are bugging me lately so I thought that maybe it’s the right time to do another Life Lately volume. Earlier this evening, I tricked myself into believing again that maybe I could go out and hang out somewhere to try and brush up my socialising skills. But that plan vanished into thin air when I realised that my calves are killing me from my workout yesterday and the fact that I was still working won’t speed up the process, seeing that I keep distracting myself with EDM and party anthems.