Getting back on creating in the morning. Instead of reading the news (consuming), I draw instead (create).
Creating something fun quickly in the morning (it takes me only a few minutes) makes me more motivated to create bigger things for the rest of the day.
“As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but, if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment.”
Looking forward to making more things!
p/s: And now I regret not seeing her last year when I had the chance! :/
Latest challenge: be productive AND be present. Because, as Annie Dillard puts it, “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our life”. In my pursuit of productivity, I surely don’t want to spend time on the doing but not on the being.
I hope I give people enough attention they deserve!
Drew this upon discovering people in New York don’t need to buy fresh eggs. Yasmine get frozen hard-boiled eggs from the supermarket. All she needs to do is pop it into the pot of soup or gravy. Wow
My good friend Yasmine and I were talking on FaceTime about problems we face at the office:
Then we came up with some strategies to keep unhealthy snacks at bay, like striking a yoga pose instead of snacking when bored at work (?!)
chatting with girlfriends and channelling our ferocity through sketches:
We all look rather docile but, when attacked, can be dangerous.
So do not mess with ladies…especially mommas with babies!
The secret to productivity: eat well, sleep enough, exercise regularly, have a daily to-do list, be disciplined and avoid drama like the plague.
‘India’s daughter’, a documentary worth my tears. When Jyoti, the Delhi gang rape victim, was told by her father that he didn’t have money for her medical education, she said “Papa, whatever money you’ve saved for my wedding, use that to educate me”.
She was an intelligent and hardworking girl with honourable dreams; she wanted to build schools and hospitals. She said a girl can do anything. She stopped police from beating up a little boy who stole her money; instead she buy him clothes and food and warned him to never do it again.
I am deeply sadden such a girl is no longer in this world because of the violence of some animals. Despite having great love for Indian culture (e.g Ayurveda, yoga, Indian food, etc) I no longer desire to travel to India. I can’t do much, but I can vote with my wallet!
Please watch when you get the chance.
Sometimes I feel like a feminist trapped in a feminine body and with ‘feminine interests’. I feel so strongly about this more than any other news. Perhaps I’ve always admire people who flourished despite of difficulties, who work hard not the betterment of others and who believe in doing good in small or big ways. She’s the kind of girl who can and will make the world a better place. It’s such a huge lost to the world.
order ogle of preference for many women.
After many years of being with each other, we realise we have a big misunderstanding pertaining his work: he thought that I was not interested in it and I thought he doesn’t like to talk bout it when he’s with me. So he didn’t bother explaining and I refrained from asking.
When we realise our mistake, I took the opportunity to ask 101 questions about the geekiest things and he got excited that someone is eager to listen to what most people perceived as boring. I ask how many kinds of database that are available, what kind of softwares he use, etc. Then I asked this question….
“How to be a great coder?”
“Don’t get a girlfriend”
I can almost understand why jocks are more likely to get a girlfriend than geeks…except I always find honesty much sexier than flattery.
This cartoon might seems like an overdramatization of my situation. But I assure you that I do feel a lot like that (I’m reading three books concurrently and referring to a few others). I feel like Uncle Scrooge….but only swimming in a sea of books instead of gold. Can’t believe reading food literature can be so exciting it’s overwhelming!