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there is freedom in letting go

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quotes that resonate with me (read all 77 entries…)

“There is one way to understand another culture. Living it. Move into it, ask to be tolerated as a guest, learn the language. At some point understanding may come. It will always be wordless. The moment you grasp what is foreign, you will lose the urge to explain it. To explain a phenomenon is to distance yourself from it.”
― Peter Høeg, from Smilla’s Sense of Snow

learn to speak Portuguese (read all 31 entries…)

just busy doing this on the duolingo website now. this is such a fun goal. that site is excellent have learnt so much already.

and i am introducing it to my Portuguese work friends who want to improve their English. this site as well as the memrise site.

one of the guys that i introduced to the site, is my biggest supporter of this and cheers me on and helps me with learning new words and sentences at work its pretty cool.

but his English is not to bad actually, however he says he enjoys it and it is good because his verbs and tenses aren’t so good so it helps him with that.

quotes that resonate with me (read all 77 entries…)

fb gem:

believe that things will work out. maybe not how you planned, but how it’s meant to be.

turn my cluttered chaotic messy bedroom into a minimalistic haven of relaxation and glorious slumber (read all 4 entries…)
the key

to this is to declutter. and to be ruthless. i can do it with cosmetics and clothes and things but books and dvds no way… i cant throw em out… and space is a massive issue in this place.

i need a bigger book case that’s for sure. but books and dvds in my room does not symbalise minimalistic to me. and i have no where else i can put that stuff.

in the mean time i need to get rid of the other stuff, its hard, cos i can be such a hoarder and i have so much crap, but i don’t use half of it.

a list of things id like to do with someone special (when that someone comes along) (read all 13 entries…)
cook dinner

together while listening to opera (Pavarotti does it for me or bocelli is also good), sipping wine as we go… lol.

afterwards enjoy the fruits of our labour on the floor, with cushions and stuff, enjoying food and drink music playing, candles a glowing, tv off, and enjoying each others company, lots of laughs and romance. maybe feed each other some morsels lol. share some kisses.

and that’s main course haven’t even got to desert, but we shall stop there ;)

I especially like the tv off part.

I don’t think I have ever had a homemade meal with an ex that didn’t involve a tv! that’s shocking. well maybe once but it was daytime and sat at a table and felt very formal. it doesn’t count. needs to be romantic

ive always found music and cooking go hand in hand, I listen to all sorts, but find that opera really makes the act of cooking the most enjoyable. I find music keeps me relaxed in the process as I don’t actually enjoy cooking.

books, glorious books! (read all 4 entries…)

reading the power of charm by brian tracy and ron arden

its really good, non of that endless jargon and self help babeldy gook that is not necessary and makes you give up ever finishing it. no pages and pages of repetition and stuff u don’t really need to know.

it keeps it simple and explains everything effortlessy. it is not a huge book and the chapters are only 1-2 pages max. the book is simple but exceptional. it can be used for social situations as well as in business.

am impressed so far. will have this finished in no time. simple but exceptional. just the way I like it. more non fiction/ self help/ business books should be like this.

I highly recommend this book as it gives good practical advice and is an entertaining read. a charming book actually :)

Get a new job (read all 31 entries…)

I did accept the job offer, I am now going through finer details, and waiting to hear back from boss on those things. so it might not be final.

holding out on handing in my resignation just yet.

watch 43 more movies (read all 22 entries…)

No reservations – good sweet kitchen/restaurant romance movie

I like the foody/restaurant/waitress movies & films

quotes that resonate with me (read all 77 entries…)
"i wish

there was a cookbook for life u know, with recipes telling us exactly what to do… I know, I know, ur gonna say, “how else can we learn Kate?”...”

“uh hmmm… actually I wasn’t gonna say that… u wanna guess again?...”

“no no go ahead…”

“what I was gonna say was… u know better than anyone… its the recipes u create yourself that are the best.”

Kate talking to her therapist in movie “No Reservations”

quotes that resonate with me (read all 77 entries…)

must have this charm to reach the pinnacle. It is made of everything and nothing, the striving will, the look, the walk, the proportions of the body, the sound of the voice, the ease of the gestures. It is not necessary to be handsome or to be pretty; all that is needful is charm.

- Sarah Bernhardt

Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful. (read all 56 entries…)

1 got the job!
2 new beginnings
3 healthy home made pene bolanaise
4 watching “2 weeks notice” funny rom com starring Sandra bullock and hugh grant.
5 the weather held out today
6 felt confident in my interview outfit. that’s a first
7 my bosses that I met today and the receptionist were really friendly and chatty.
8 change. its time for change. and im looking forward to it.
9 bought some new skirts for work. trying to build a new work wardrobe (im so used to wearing jeans and tshirts for old work)
10 being told I look 10 years younger by my new boss and his receptionist. and told it was a compliment. always makes me laugh.

watch 43 more movies (read all 22 entries…)

what number am I on? no idea.

27 dresses – funny, loved it
two weeks notice – as above
crazy beautiful – loved it, good movie,

find the person I can't live without rather than settle for someone I can live with (read all 112 entries…)

I will be handing in my resignation at work soon. this means that I may never see 20somethign kid again unless I bump into him in the street or something sometime.

so, I am gonna let him know I am resigning on Friday or saturday, if I get the chance to speak to him privately. see how he reacts or what he has to say. and leave it at that.

and then in my final week on the last day we work together, I am in 2 minds as to wether I should ask him if he is on facebook/swap numbers/”if u ever wanna meet up sometime bla bla” or just say nothing.

the old fashioned me always believes that if a guy really likes you, he will make it happen, esp now he will know I am leaving. so if he doesn’t say or do anything to stay in touch then he doesn’t care.

the modern me, thinks what if he is shy, he is such a passive person and keeps everything bottled up. and I also think life is about taking a risk, asking if he wants to be friends on fb is not such a big deal its not even a date, I have most of my work colleagues on their anyway. im thinking should I seize the day, or should I let it be. if he likes me, he can make it happen.

I think if I leave it nothing will happen. so surely that tells me everything I need to know. so yeah that’s what I will do, even tho I kind of want to seize the day. and just say hey, im leaving so if u ever wanna meet up for a drink to catch up don’t be shy, add me on fb. or I can give u my number. something along those lines.

sigh. I will see how I feel on the day. I may something, I may say nothing. but I will tell him on Friday or Saturday im leaving so he knows.

I think ultimately, I want to let it be. im tired of chasing after guys who aren’t interested. someone can chase me for a change. whether its him or not.

yeah I think so. sucks but that’s life. we’ll see what happens in the next 2 weeks.

quotes that resonate with me (read all 77 entries…)

in a while, it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.

Megan L.

quotes that resonate with me (read all 77 entries…)

ego thinks with thoughts,
The soul,with art..


quotes that resonate with me (read all 77 entries…)

drunk. Edit sober.

Ernest Hemingway

quotes that resonate with me (read all 77 entries…)

is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.

Helen Keller

quotes that resonate with me (read all 77 entries…)

attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things everyday.


quotes that resonate with me (read all 77 entries…)

like the universe screams in your face, “Do you know what I am? How grand I am? How old I am? Can you even comprehend what I am? What are you, compared to me?” And when you know enough science, you can just smile up at the universe and reply, “Dude, I am you.


quotes that resonate with me (read all 77 entries…)

I looked at the galaxy that night, I knew the faintest twinkle of starlight was a real connection between my comprehending eye along a narrow beam of light to the surface of another sun. The photons my eyes detect (the light I see, the energy with which my nerves interact) came from that star. I thought I could never touch it, yet something from it crosses the void and touches me. I might never have known. My eyes saw only a tiny point of light, but my mind saw so much more.


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