Monday, November 30, 2009


When you see a picture of a silhouette, do you see the person is smiling or a sad face? Don't you think silhouette is a very nice picture? I always love to see silhouette kind of photos. It can play with your mind and thoughts. How do yo perceive the pictures below? When I see a silhouette photos, I always have one thought, either the person is very happy or the person is very sad. It's like seeing a person who are extremely in his/her very highest point in her/his life or it's like seeing someone who is very depressed and in an extreme pain. How about you? What do you have in mind?(image via


What do you have in mind when it is your time to change something that you've already have for so long. Let's take the easiest example, your hair. Does it take you a long and hard thinking when you want to change the style of your hair? Or does it take just a second or two to make the changes? Most people are very fond of changes on their life but there are also those people who are afraid when it comes to make changes in their life.

Someone once told me that changes are good. It's a sign that you are really living and see different things. You don't have to make drastic changes but just a little a change on this and that thing. As for me, I l
ove changes, in a good way of course. It enables me to see life from different perspective. Just take a simple thought about changes, when you don't feel like doing the changes that has begun, you can always get back to the previous things you've done before the changes. BUT, take a good note that those are changes too, even if you're going back to your previous things =) Here's one good article about change. What is a change? Change is a friend. And a friend is always there for you, right?

Change is a Friend

(by Liz Cosline)

Change seems to make many people nervous. I suppose it is the unknown and there is comfort in things being the same. When they are the same everyone knows how to act and what to say or at least that is the perception. Funny thing though, things are changing constantly. This is good because it shows that any situation can be changed. Any time that something is not liked or does not feel right the decision can be made to change it all. On any given day we can that adjustments need to be made.

We can learn new things or go a different direction. We can change something next week, or next month, or next year, or never.
We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the idea of having to change ourselves makes us uncomfortable, we can remain the same. The choices are always ours to make. The circumstances we are in are not the universe acting upon us and putting us in any situation, but instead it comes from within ourselves. Our thoughts and feeling created our circumstances by our past choices. W e have both the ability and the responsibility to make better choices beginning today. But often this gets clouded because people often do not take a look at what are the dreams, what is the driving force inside, what brings the joys, and how can trust in the process be present.

Everyone has the power to decide the life wanted. The parts of life that fill
the spirit and have it grow. Most if not all people will say they have felt there spirit full of energy at times and other times when things are going wrong a draining. Finding the dreams and going after these will fill within even through the obstacles. Change is a friend. If this were not a part of life there were not be the ability to try new things, learn new things, meet new people, travel, and grow. It is exactly what moves people to rise higher and achieve what life is meant to be for each.

(source from selfgrowth - images from

Friday, November 27, 2009

Cups of comfort

Happy Thanksgiving everyone=) Hope you have a great time. Today is also a public holiday here in my country. I spent today staying at home in my room and did nothing. It felt so good just do nothing. Something came up on my mind. All of a sudden there's an urge of me to find some pictures of cup. I had no idea why I was thinking about it, maybe it is because today I've drank two cups of coffee, lots of mineral water, a glass of tea, a glass of yogurt and a glass of juice. Oh God, I didn't realize that ha ha ... well, that's what holiday is for, right? You can do almost anything that you want to do. So, here are some of my favorite findings today. (images via and

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Enjoy the journey

What does happiness mean to you? Is it a journey, a destination or just a state of feeling at the moment of your life? Some people say that happiness is a journey (any road you take is a journey of happiness) while others say that it's a destination. But I wonder if it really is a destination, will we be able to reach it? Will we have enough time to think about how to get there? Do you think happiness is merely a destination or is it the journey itself that you consider as the happiness? Here's what I think, I can say that happiness means both the journey and the destination. The two terms always walk hand in hand and stand side by side. If you want to make happiness as your destination, you might as well enjoy the journey. Because if you're not, you'll miss a lot of things happen all along the journey. Who knows you can actually find happiness earlier when you're walking along the road toward happiness. But in the end, it's just some of my thought. Whatever it is that you want to think, it's all yours to make a conclusion.
Here's a quick reference from Robert Biswas-Diener, MS, founder of Meridian Life Coaching LLC and co-author of Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth

If you've done the math, you now realize that about 40% of your happiness is in your hands. Lasting happiness has more to do with how you behave and think, which you ultimately control more than many of life's circumstances.

"Happiness isn't the emotional finish line in the race of life," he says. It's a process and a resource. Biswas-Diener says there's a mountain of data showing that when people are happier, they become healthier and more curious, sociable, helpful, creative, and willing to try new things.

(source from webmd - images via

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


This is a really concept of campaign. It's a print campaign of International Red Cross. The art directors behind this work is Pier Madonia from UK and Stuart Macmillan from Montreal who teamed up with photographer Roger Stayte. The core values of the campaign are “awareness,” “compassion,” and “tolerance”. The campaign really grabbed my attention and my sympathy.
(images from behance)

When you thought they're not looking

People often say that seeing is believing. I completely agree with the statement. Most of the time, we won;t believe what people are saying until we finally see it with our own eyes and say, yes I believe it. The same thing happen to children. Sometimes we think that it is better to say what we want them to do or how we want them to behave rather than teaching them by giving examples. How about you? Are you the one who always told children how to do things or are you a king of person who just keep your silence with you but you give the examples so the children can see you and think that that's what they should be doing. This article has opened my mind about things that we do when we thought no kids were looking at us. It's a very touching article.

A message every adult should read because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

  1. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.
  2. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.
  3. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.
  4. When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.
  5. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.
  6. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.
  7. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.
  8. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.
  9. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.
  10. When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.
  11. When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.'

(source from Amazing Posts - image via flickr, izismile,


Here is another photographer that I just knew. His name is Guy Aroch. He's an Israeli born photographer. The first time I saw his works, I fell in love. I think all of the photos he's captured are filled with lots of emotion such as sexiness, cuteness, sophisticated, sadness and other emotions. Here are some of his photos. Click here to see his website.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Dandelions..What comes to your mind the first time you heart the word? My mind automatically think about making a wish. I love seeing a picture with someone blowing a dandelion. I promise to myself that someday I have to make a picture of myself blowing dandelion. Does anyone know the history behind blowing a dandelion on making wishes? I guess it's because when you blow it, the little pieces of it will bring your wishes to the air and fly and finally can make your wish come true. Just like when you blow a candle to make your wishes. Here's a story that I found about the legend of a dandelion. “The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.”
– Anonymous


C. S. B. Adapted from an old legend.

THE Angel of the flowers came down to earth once—long, long ago—and she wandered here and there, in field, and forest, and garden, to find the flower she loved the most. As she hurried on her search, she came upon a gay tulip, all orange and red, standing stiff and proud in a garden, and the Angel said to the tulip: "Where should you like most of all to live?"

"I should like to live on a castle lawn in the velvety grass," said the tulip, "where my colors would show against the gray castle walls. I should like to have the princess touch me, and tell me how beautiful I am."

But the Angel turned away with sad eyes from the proud tulip, and spoke to the rose.

"Where should you like most to stay?" she asked the rose.

"I should like to climb the castle walls," said the rose, "for I am fragile, and delicate, and not able to climb of myself. I need help and shelter."

The Angel of the flowers turned sadly away from [196] the rose, and hurried on until she came to the violet growing in the forest, and she said to the violet: "Where should you like most of all to live?"

"Here, in the woods, where I am hidden from every one," said the violet. "The brook cools my feet, and the trees keep the warm sun from spoiling my beautiful color." But the Angel turned away from the violet and went on until she came to the sturdy, yellow dandelion growing in the meadow grass.

"And where should you like most of all to live?" asked the Angel of the dandelion.

"Oh," cried the dandelion, "I want to live wherever the happy children may find me when they run by to school, or romp and play in the fields. I want to live by the roadside, and in the meadows, and push up between the stones in the city yards, and make every one glad because of my bright colors."

"You are the flower I love the most," said the Angel of the flowers, as she laid her hand upon the dandelion's curly, yellow head. "You shall blossom everywhere from spring till fall, and be the children's flower."

That is why the dandelion comes so early and pushes her head up everywhere—by hedge, and field, and hut, and wall; and has such a long, sweet life.

(story from here - image sources: picture 1, picture 2, picture 3, picture 4, picture 5)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Simply breakfast

Banana..ooh I love it. Love it love it love it. You can make anything out of banana and I will still like it=) Here's one fancy breakfast that you can make from banana. Tomorrow is Saturday morning, why not spend sometime eating some healthy and fancy breakfast? By fancy here I mean those pretty and good looking foods that you can make at home. I got this recipe of Oatmeal with Bruleed bananas from Veggiebelly. Sound delicious right? And don't worry too much about the word "bruleed" here because you can actually make it at your own kitchen, no restaurant kitchen gadet required.

Oatmeal with Bruleed Bananas (serves 1)


1/2 cup oats
1 cup milk
1 small banana
2 tbsp brown sugar, more if you like it sweeter. You could also use regular white sugar.
1 tbsp butter, optional. I didnt use.
a tiny pinch of salt
1/8th scant tsp allspice or cinnamon or pumpkin spice


  • Bring milk to boil, add oats and cook on medium heat for about 4 minutes (or cook the oats according to package instructions). Add sugar to oatmeal if desired.
  • Cut the banana into about 1/2 inch thick discs. Mix sugar, butter if using, salt and allspice/cinnamon/pumpkin spice. Place equal amounts of this mixture on top of cut banana discs. Gently pat the sugar mixture down so that it covers most of the banana disc. Using a creme brulee torch on low heat, brulee the sugar mixture just till it melts (see picture above). Take care not to burn the sugar.
  • To brulee without a creme brulee torch – Place banana slices topped with brown sugar mixture on a baking sheet. Place in the oven and broil on low just till the sugar melts and becomes golden. Be careful not to burn the sugar.

(source from Veggiebelly)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Chic Style

What do you think about the style below? I think all the clothes are amazingly wonderful and very chic. I love this kind of style. Very sophisticated but yet you can still show the feminine and the sexiness of a real lady inside you. Don't you think so? I love all of it. The hair, the accessories, the shoes, the make up..everything. In fact, I will use all of the sytles below as a guidance for chic style. (images from captivate me)


Positivity is very important. Not just for ourselves but also for other people. Have you heard that smiling is contagious? This one is too, I really believe that positive perception is also contagious, in a good way of course. For example, if you are friends with people who often have negative thoughts, they will surely often make you become a pessimist person. Because they are not very supportive in a way that they often discourage you when you want to do things. That's is why I think that we all have to be positive always, because later on, our positivity will have another positive impact for other people surrounding us. Here are the benefits of positive thinking...
-- Benefits of positive thinking --

1. Directs your focus
Positive thinking helps you focus on the solution rather than waste time and energy on negative emotions. This means you get yourself back on track faster and start thinking about what you can do instead of staying in a disempowering state and repeating the same negative emotions of irritation, regret and anger in your head.

2) Keeps you in control
Having positive thinking prevents you from making clouded judgments, foolish decisions or doing things that you will regret later – for example acting like a jerk or losing control. All of us are prone to reacting like that when in an angry or negative state. Don’t underestimate the impact of just making sure you stay in control and not do stupid things.

3) What you focus on, you attract
The Universe brings to you what you intend and focus on. If you are always negative and focus on the negative things, negativity is what you will experience in your life. If you have a positive mindset, you will attract and experience positive things in your life. As such, thinking positively is not just merely about directing the focus of your thoughts. Rather, it becomes a reality creation exercise. Through practicing positive thinking, you are creating a positive reality for yourself.

4) Expands your awareness and perception
Through practicing positive thinking, you will start seeing things in a different way, things that others are not able to see. This is because of the shift in mindset and focus. If a person is so used to being negative, he or she will only be able to see the negative side of things and miss seeing the good no matter how apparent it is. Once a mindset has been developed, it is difficult to perceive things that are outside of it’s realm of possibility. And it is not just about eliminating the negative perspective and focusing on the positives and opportunities for growth only. It is to being in a state where you are at peace and have faith, trust and know that whatever you are going through is an important experience, no matter how bad it is.(source from self-improvement-mentor - images via


The last few days were tough for me. It's as if troubles always come and go. One problem solved, another comes along. I think I have to be in some place where the ambiance is very calming. Just like the one on the pictures below. I found the pictures from WannaSmile. The owner of the site called this places as Zen places. When I heard the word ZEN, my mind automatically think about sanctuary. A place where I can be alone and think about nothing. A place that I can throw troubles away and empty what's full, my mind it is. Brings back the fresh soul and mind.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Positive thinking ideas

Do you know anyone who never think positive? I always know that positive thinking can always bring positive output. Whatever the condition is, how bad things are, we can always count on our positive thoughts. It's not easy for some people who are often pessimist about things. But once you get used to think positive, you'll see the difference on how you perceive things and how you perceive the world around you. Here are some of the positive thinking ideas that you practice and you can use...
Positive thinking ideas
  • Smile - Wherever and whenever you can. The one thing in life that we should be infinitely generous in is in giving out our smiles. In addition to putting yourself in a positive state, you will also positively affect the people around you as well.
  • Read positive, motivational books or quotes - This is a fast and convenient way to put yourself in a positive state of mind.
  • Call a friend - Give an old friend a call and make it a point to talk only about positive things.
  • Get out of your usual environment - Go to the park or anywhere that is nice and peaceful. By being in a new or not frequently visited environment, you will not be affected by any negative association that you may have with a certain place, i.e. your office.
  • Work on your goal setting or review the goals that you have set.
  • Listen to uplifting and positive music - Well selected classical music or movie soundtracks will usually do the trick.
  • Read motivational and positive stories - For example, books like Chicken Soup For The Soul. Or just do a search on the internet for motivational stories.
  • Exercise - working out can encourage a positive state of mind. It helps to release stress and puts you in a heightened state of awareness which induces positive thinking.
  • Creative expression - creative expression through activities such as writing/journaling, drawing, painting, playing musical instruments, dancing, photography and others can encourage positive thinking. Take up lessons or regularly set aside some time for these activities.
  • Sing and dance along to your favorite song.
  • Enjoy a nice cup of afternoon tea or evening wine while putting on some soothing music in the background.
(source from self-improvement-mentor - images via

Nine words...

A friend of mine sent me an e-mail about this words that women often use. I am a woman and I absolutely know how sometimes we, women, often say those words to express the different feelings of what we have. For example, when women say "I'm okay"...we actually are saying that "I'm not really okay..." Do you agree with that? I don't know why but maybe it's kind of hard for women to really express their feelings compare to men. maybe it's because we often use our heart than our logical thinking. And most of the time we all want our partner to really understand us without us telling them how we really feel at the moment. Well, that's just my thoughts. But this article is quite fun. Do you really want to know what other words women often use but not entirely express their actual meaning? Below is the list. While I'm reading the list below..I can only smile and remembering someone who acts like that, more or less. Who could it be? Maybe myself, a friend of mind, other women... I don't know, I'm not gonna say =)
Nine Words Women Often Use Justify Full
  1. Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
  2. Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
  3. Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
  4. Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
  5. Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
  6. That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
  7. Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').
  8. Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying F-- YOU!
  9. Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.
(images from