Hello, I am the newest Asian Goldilocks :)
My hair is naturally curly, but it’s too fluffy for its own good so I have it rebonded regularly to make it behave. I’ve never seen its natural form in a decent length though, thus I dove in to a setting perm experience at Tony & Jackey to see if it would suit me. Add in my crazy love for K-drama culture, and voila!
Hoping to maintain the curls for at least a year. Au revoir, long locks!
A purposeful hope
“Bloom wherever you are planted." I chanced upon this quote today, and it became a striking reminder, strengthened even with this day being the beginning of a new month - the last month of rollercoaster year.
Currently, I am struggling with the internal system of my job. Being a trade industry development specialist of the Garments & Trade Industry Development Office basically involves composing project plans, dealing with stakeholders, and managing programs during trade fairs - and I love doing all these, despite the occasional hassles. What irks me is the slow and secure-less processes within the company. As much as I appreciate my responsibilities, it will not be a good thing if the uncertainties posed by their crappy system affects my growth aspirations.
In spite of this, I am still hopeful of being blessed with security. Genesis chapters 15 and 16 tells of how God assured Abram of his specific promise that he will have descendants as many as the stars in the sky, and how the man acted on achieving this promise through realistic means by bearing a child with their maidservant Hagar, since his wife Sarai was barren. There was perspective lost in trusting how the Lord will fulfill his word far beyond the realities of this world. The fact that he would be leading the Israelites in the beginning of a 400-year stretch of delays and difficulties did not help appease his troubled heart, but God reassured him through an unconditional covenant.
How will our faith mature if we only experience blessings and not difficulties? How will we learn to cling to our Refuge when we have all the comforts of life and no challenges? How will we seek the Lord’s will when we already have a secure path to follow? Wherever we are and whatever we are doing right now, there is a deeper purpose for it. Patience, trust, and obedience - God placed you and me here for a beautiful reason, and in his perfect timing, he will lead us either to stay or to move on to another step towards his full purpose.
Raping the replay button while crying my heart out
(regardless if it’s a similar but tamer scene from Secret Garden) <3
Photo © koalasplayground.com
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?”
– Psalm 8:3-4, NIV
The perfect weekend snack-slash-dinner set! Their mint frap is delightful 💚
Mystic Brew Cafe & Curious
BF Resort Village, Las Pinas
Read David Denby’s take on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”: http://nyr.kr/1i0j10O
“Cinema can provide explosions of light and terrors bursting through the foliage, but when it comes to basic exposition of complicated physical events, literature—even a calculating young-adult novel—may have the movies beat.”
Illustration by Tomer Hanuka.
Being a believer of books always being better than the movies, I’d say this is true, but the enjoyment depends on the person’s perspective and imagination. Personally, I chose to watch the Hunger Games and Catching Fire movies without reading the books beforehand, yet I was greatly engrossed by the story. I’ve browsed through the first two titles already, but I’ll maintain my movie-before-book streak and read Mockingjay after the movie series ends :)
Kang Ha Neul for “INSTYLE” Magazine.
He’s got this naturally classy demeanor ❤️
But at your best, you are love
You’re a positive motivating force within my life
Should you ever feel the need to wonder why, let me know…
Your constant presence was always more than enough to keep me sane.
Kim Tan Fanart by NOONAL
Hehe, Tan got the star for Eun Sang ^^
"Which one? Second star from the left? Or the biggest one on the right?" <3