"If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it."
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (via hqlines)

"A Few of My Favourite Things" Celebratory Giveaway!!!


Huge Celebratory Blog Giveaway!!! - Sara du Jour

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…

Julie Andrews is one of my favourite things, too. If I could package her up and send her to you as part of my giveaway, believe me, I would.

For now, though, I thought I’d make do with giving away a few other favourites of mine to one lucky winner. ***GIVEAWAY RULES UNDER THE CUT***

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"I think the only reason people hold onto memories so tight is because memories are the only things that don’t change when everybody else does."

Idle Love


No need for pressure; it’s a guilty pleasure;

Gone is the sore because we’ve done it before;

We’re expert already so no need to practice to be steady;

Don’t worry honey, if this is a job we’ll make lots of money;

We will be dreaming, dancing, singing, and swimming

In the pool of suffering and happiness, we’ll be limitless;

Our think tank is empty; refill our bottles that are plenty;

But before that, let’s stop somewhere and chat;

I know it will be our fault, but we can heal the wound with salt;

Whatever, it’s going to be worth it forever;

We are too young to get old but too old to be told;

I’ll say our love for idleness will forever stay.


by Barbara Szepesi Szűcs

Confessions of a First Timer: Baking Red Velvet Cupcakes

Ironically, red velvet is my least favorite cake/cupcake. I have no idea why. But to match the Christmas season, I baked Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcake and seriously, this was my first time to bake red velvet. It turned out good as I not expected! Although I have small faults, like the color, but it’s still a good way to start! 

If you want to try it, use a red velvet recipe that you’re most comfortable with then for the icing, I used Butter cream icing but you can use other kinds of icing. I got the recipe for the icing in this site and it seriously is a good one! Then you can put peppermint flavor in exchange of vanilla flavor for the icing or if you want to keep the vanilla flavor, you can just sprinkle crushed candy canes on the icing. 

Merry Christmas everyone!!! :)


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Happy Caturday!

Confessions of a First-timer: Gym Edition

I told myself a lot of times that I will never set foot inside a gym. It was because first, I don’t want my exercise to be mostly done with machines, second, I am a little bit scared of what the machines will do if I do not use it right, third, I don’t like the thought of sharing equipment, and lastly, I don’t want to be in a place where there are a lot of people, noise, and sweat whenever I want a peace of mind while exercising. 

So this Wednesday morning, I forced myself to go to the gym. At first, I was doubting because there might be a lot of people but then I shrugged the shyness off. When I was about to change, I thought of making a little research on the equipment that I will be using which was the treadmill so I turned my laptop on and did my researching. It was controllable at first but then I made a mistake by logging in to my Facebook. Seriously, for a minute or so, the magic of internet got me under-spell and I almost didn’t go to the gym if I had not force myself to log off. So I dressed up and went to the gym immediately before I started having second thoughts. When I got there, I started panicking for I seriously don’t know how to use the treadmill (so much for researching). I fiddled around (but not too obvious for I don’t want the man running beside me thinking like I’m lost or something) until I finally got the machine working. Happiness! :) So I stepped in, synchronized my steps with the moving belt, and let myself listen to Katy Perry (Teenage Dream is actually a good song to jog to). 

It took me a lot of courage to go to the gym and once I got inside, my perspective about the place changed. The gym is actually a good place to exercise (minus the sweat around you) if you want to have a peaceful exercise or you don’t feel like going outside. Plus, it’s also great when you live in a condominium or in a place where there’s no park nearby. So take up all the courage you have and try to visit the gym at least once or twice a week (and if you’re thinking of visiting only, please, use even just one equipment and you won’t regret it). Oh! And I got to tell you, doing a selfie in the gym is probably not a great idea unless if you’re so proud of your achievement like me. ;-)