The Essentials

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I usually pack up my activities on weekdays to have my weekends free from work. So, wherever I go, I have a bunch of “the essentials” — the things I must bring to be my company in going through a lot of stuff daily. Here they are:

Cath Kidston agenda
Unbranded wallet (bought it in a department store for less than $10!)
Colourful liners and pens
Maybelline VolumExpress Hypercurl mascara (Black)
Maybelline Fruity Jelly lipgloss (Creamy Guava)
NYX Concealer in a Jar (CJ03 Light)
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder (ECP05 Brunette)
Tresno Joyo Balsem Telon
Swatch watch
Samsung Galaxy Gio

And, of course, a bottle of mineral water! What things do you bring everyday? What are your essentials? :-)

P.S.: To those attending #PopWriting Seminar with me and Sitta Karina, see you tomorrow! I can’t wait to meet you and exchange our tales of writing.


Love of the Day: Getting the Right Size

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Seth Godin wrote on his blog:

Excitement about goals is often diminished by our fear of failure or the drudgery of work.

If you’re short on passion, it might be because your goals are too small or the fear is too big.

Do a job for a long time and achieve what you set out to achieve, and suddenly, the dream job becomes a trudge instead. The job hasn’t changed–your dreams have.

Mostly, though, it’s about our fear. Fear is the dream killer, the silent voice that pushes us to lose our passion in a vain attempt to seek safety.

While you can work hard to dream smaller dreams, I think it’s better to embrace the fear and find bigger goals instead.

 


Featured: NYLON Indonesia February 2012

Sunday Links: Heartwarming February

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Starting today, on every Sunday, I’ll try my best to tweet five links to things posted on the internet with different themes and “feelings”. To welcome my favourite month of all time (because it’s my holiday time, and my birth month), I’d give some kind of “heartwarming” posts I have found all over the internet. Enjoy.

  1. The founder of Tumblr talks to Guardian about realising his dreams;
  2. Finally, a Valentine’s Day for her – a Field Notes: Red Blooded ad;
  3. A bunch of Canada teens sent a lego man to space;
  4. A desk toy trying to do a road trip to the Pacific;
  5. Things that make Katie happy.

Share me your version of “heartwarming” posts too. x