4/11/2015 04:07:00 pm

Oh, brother!

Yesterday was International Sibling Day (April 10) and I decided, why not use this chance to rant about how annoying and irritating my brothers are?

Just kidding.

Not really.

4/11/2015 11:04:00 am


Photo and text by me, thank you.

Hope. A short and simple word containing four letters. When pronounced aloud, it gives the speaker and the lister what it means: hope.

hope |həʊp|
noun [ mass noun ]
1 a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen: he looked through her belongings in the hope of coming across some information | [ count noun ] : I had high hopes of making the Olympic team.
• [ count noun ] a person or thing that may help or save someone: their only hope is surgery.
• grounds for believing that something good may happen: he does see some hope for the future.

2 archaic a feeling of trust. our private friendship, upon hope and affiance whereof, I presume to be your petitioner.

Hope is a very important thing that we hold on to live. It may not be important to us when we are living in happiness, but when we are facing a difficulty, an obstacle, hope may be the only thing you can grasp onto that keeps you alive. Like faith, hope is not the easiest thing to hold onto, but the most important, especially in times of despair and darkness.

Hope can be any form, symbol, object or person. 

Hope is different from optimism. An optimistic person sees a half-full glass. A hopeful person hopes that the glass be filled full. 

Hope is such an important and essential part of life that some people name their children Hope, which is a great name.




Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work. You don't give up.

There is a song that I learnt in choir two years ago titled Hope is a Hidden Star.  The song goes like this: 
Hope is a hidden star, waiting to be found in the night sky. 
Miles from the earth below, still it shines for all to see. 
Veiled by the light of day, beaming again when night falls. 
Hope is a hidden star, shining down for someone, in need. 
Clouds may come and cover, the star that shines so bold. 
Hope may seem lost, but its light is never gone.
Shining all around us, though we may night see its rays.
Hope will come again to light our way.
Hope is a hidden star, shining down for someone, like me.

I bet the song lyrics relate to the quote by Charles H. Spurgeon:"Hope itself is like a star-not to be found in the sunshine or prosperity and only to be discovered in the night of adversity."

Never, never lose hope. Hope is the light at the end of the tunnel that urges you to strive on. Hope reminds you that things will get better.

Hold on to your hope, and until the next post,

4/11/2015 11:00:00 am

The book of quotes

I have a book of quotes.
Rather, a name card holder with quotes written (some scribbled, some decorated) on the small area of card space.

4/10/2015 06:41:00 pm


hoody |ˈhʊdi| (also hoodie)
noun (pl.hoodies)
a hooded sweatshirt, jacket, or other top. 
Some have zippers, some don't. Some have designs and cloth patterns while others are plain. 
Personally, I love hoodies. They're comfortable and cosy. They can be large and oversized, or fitting and slim. 
Many love them.
Hoodies can give you comfort. They give you protection. They give you warmth. They help express what you feel.
When you're feeling like shit and there's guests in the house, you wear a hoodie with your head covered so you don't have to talk to people, or let them see your face. You want to be alone. 
I read in an article, I quote: "Kids in hiding, afraid of being seen, and at the same time embodying in their everyday uniform the furtive tunnel-vision that seems to define their bleak, introspective vision of the world outlook. Perhaps that's the real meaning of the hoodie."
Oversized hoodies are basically hugs.
I may not need to be cold to wear it, just in need of comfort.

4/09/2015 09:32:00 pm

Types of People you meet at MUN

Now I know I haven't been to that many MUN conferences, but since I felt like writing this post, I will, and it would probably be constantly updated as I attend more MUNs and meet more people.
Five people you meet in MUN part 2part 1 (Disclaimer- gifs not mine)

1. The delegates who seems quiet but ends up running the committee.

4/05/2015 12:09:00 am


Two weeks ago, on 19th April 2015, I kinda turned vegetarian. I emphasize on kinda, because I'm not a very strict one. For example, I don't eat meat, but then vegetable dishes like kangkong sambal or sambal petai I gladly devour.

4/04/2015 11:28:00 pm

A Wallflower

Wallflower: An introvert, seemingly shy person whom not many know. Mysterious, yet they feel like they're invisible. Observes and makes effort to understand events surrounding them. Their silence  and antisocial-ness may be misunderstood for coldness, standoff-ness, but they can listen without judging you (aloud). Yet when you really get to know them, talk to them, they are actually pretty cool and interesting friends.