7/31/2014

[TT] My Day Soundtrack

On this Thought Thursday, I decided to share with you all some songs I like to listen to in relation to various daily activities. Going about daily life can be challenging, but music makes the grind much easier and can set the mood for anything. So here we go, just some music to play (perhaps) as we go through our lives:

AS I'M BLOGGING:
XXANAXX - Disappear


WAKING UP IN THE MORNING:
Dean Martin & Helen O'Connell - How D'Ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning


DOING CHORES AROUND THE HOUSE:
Maurice Chevalier & Hayley Mills - Enjoy It! (from Disney's In Search of the Castaways)


PLAYING DOTA 2:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl - Pirates Montage


COMMUTING TO/FROM WORK:
Depeche Mode - All I Ever Wanted


Iggy Azalea - Just Asking


COOKING (...and singing):
Dash Berlin - Till The Sky Falls Down



Here are just some of the music I like to listen to during my day, feel free to share some of your favourites! I'm always up to listening to new songs and incorporating them into my daily routine!

6/21/2014

HK Diary: Is Hong Kong Lost?

Having been back for a while and seeing many violent scenes on television and newspapers being recycled day in and day out, it's hard to ignore the political conflicts in Hong Kong at the moment.

On a post not on a Wednesday but about the World, I don't pretend to be an expert on Hong Kong-China relations. Only out of sentiment, for the place where I was born, do I choose to cast my vote for the 6.22 Civil Referendum.


If you are a permanent resident of Hong Kong, please cast your vote online or at your nearest polling station: https://popvote.hk/english/project/vote_622/

I'm not going to go to lengths to explain the complications around the hopes that people have of voting for the Chief Executive in 2017, or what I will crudely refer to as the "White Skin Book". These are issues too complicated for one blog post. But, as always, I urge readers to do their own research.

It just seems to me the more that Hong Kong struggles against the inevitable, the more China will tighten its grip. Do the actions of the Hong Kong people come too late or too radically?

It scares me just thinking about it. I feel incredibly lucky to have moved away so many years ago. But what do you think? Is Hong Kong a goner?



6/13/2014

HK Diary: Disneyland HK

Here are some pictures from my day at Disneyland HK! Many thanks to my cousin for getting us in for free and making me feel like such a VIP. Another thanks to both my cousins for having to put up with my Disney-excitement...haha.

Pictures taken on my dad's rusty iPhone 4 and edited by the ever-so-reliable Instagram.










The Stitch show was pretty cute because there is someone controlling Stitch's animation and a voice verbally interacts with the audience. Stitch actually addresses people and makes very funy jokes! Definitely recommend checking this show out if any of you end up at Disneyland HK! Went for the Cantonese show but the show is also done in English and Mandarin!

5/24/2014

HK Diary: Mind Over Matter

Having been in Hong Kong for less than a month, I realized that the dread that I had previously felt about the fast-paced lifestyle that I would have to adapt to in a short amount of time, was not as I expected.


Today, I had the opportunity to have my eyes opened by a very special individual. By no fault of her own, she is victim of a series of very unfortunate events. Sitting in repressed pain both emotional and physical, she shared with us her fears and the obstacles that she has to face.

"Everything is just excess, so why not go and love?" She said, echoing what a Frenchman had once said to her.

Here was a perfectly good example of how the stresses of Hong Kong life and the struggles of success took its toll on a human body.

"Was it all worth it?" She asked.

Beyond physical ailments, she realized that her biggest obstacle...was herself. Namely, the fear that had manifested inside of her due to her physical restrictions.

So readers, life isn't about blind endurance. Take some time to love others around you...and most importantly, yourself.


4/30/2014

My Disneyland Trip

Here are some photos I want to share from my Disneyland trip last week.
My boyfriend gets all the credit for taking such wonderful pictures.
...except the really low quality ones at the bottom.