Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Quick Goodbye to 2013

I am writing this post during waiting for our New Year's Eve dinner. Well, can you believe that 2014 is in few hours to go? Let's take a little time to write a quick review about 2013 and some goals to achieve in 2014! 

I set a theme for 2013 and surprisingly, there were still so much things that I haven't achieved yet. Talking about experience 2013, yes I experienced lots of things. Like writing final thesis, sharing about my favorite topic in my church community, graduated, moved into a new place, meet some new people and so much more. But I feel like I miss some other things this year and I am not really sure what was it. Anywaaaay, I still feel so grateful I can make it till the end of the year, not by myself just because of God's will. I also promise myself once again to make 2014 even more challenging. Like what I said before, I am still twenty two and I will let myself to taste a life that Lord has given to me.

So some goals for 2014: I found that it might be hard to set goals for entire year, so in 2014 I will learn to set goals for each month and I have to stick with it. Like in the next January (which is TOMORROW already!), I have set some little goals for blogging related. Speaking of blogging, I have to work harder! I have to write and post regulary, I have to set my blogging planning even more organized, I have to learn how to take a nice pictures and so much more. I should take a time everyday to think about fun ideas for this blog. I want to say thank to Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess, because I've learned some blogging things through their pretty blog. Blogging this thing is kinda addicted for me and I just want to make it grow day by day. And for other goals, I decided to begin 2014 with something related to my dream. I have been working on it for almost four months. If everything is going well (and I am sure it will be going well *fingercrossed*), I will make an announcement in January 14th. God knows I am very excited about this ((:

Sorry for a real quick post. Now I have to get ready for a dinner with my family in a resort. We got an invitations from our friend who worked in the resort plus my brother, Jeven, is also gonna have a live music performance with his friend during the night. How cool is that? But right now we are all praying for the nice weather because suddenly the rain is pouring down ):

See, the weather was perfect before. And plus loves for the decoration!

So maybe some of you want to share a little about your new year's resolutions? I would like to know. Have a great one tonight and I will see you next year haha. Happy happy happy new year! 

Friday, December 27, 2013

So Far being Twenty Two

Being twenty two means, you just don’t even care about what people expects about your life, about what are you going to do or what you have to do for the rest of your life. Life is all about your choices. Don’t live under people expectations unless you want to “mati muda”. Just don’t. 

Being twenty two means, let your heart always be ready for receiving something that you never imagine to happen. Because you know what, life is full of surprises. And like Forrest Gump’s chocolate box, “you never know what you are going to get.” Your life is your chocolate box, taste it, feel it.

Being twenty two means, you realize that there is always somebody besides you, to pursue a dream together. Because “two are betterthan one”. 

Being twenty two means, maybe you are considered too young to make a decision about a thing that lasts for a lifetime. But you just want to prove it that you are mature enough to take the decision. Because again, it’s your life.

Being twenty two means, you can easily enjoy little things around you and simply being happy because of it.
Being twenty two means, allow yourself to take a break and press pause. Why are you just busy doing for nothing? Take a deep breath, look around, you live a beautiful life. Ask yourself, what do you want to do to make this life more counts? Travel somewhere? Write a confession letter? Cook a dish for your dearest one? 

Being twenty two means, let yourself to live at the moment. Be grateful for anything you have at the moment. Don’t let yourself busy counting your blessings, because God provides them all with everything for the sake of our enjoyment. So, simply enjoy them instead. 

And last, being twenty two means you are more than ready to live in another step of new ages. More surprises, more lessons, more blessings, more happiness.

Enjoy your last few days in December 2013. I hope you are doing good. Stay awesome!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Press Pause

Sometimes, you need to press pause and look around your life. Sometimes, we forget how to enjoy the taste of this life. We are busy for doing nothing, we are trapped in a place while we thought the place probably the safe one. The truth is, all of us want to get out. Get out to see this life. Get out to feel our true heart. Get out to find our own happiness. After that, all of us are ready to press the play button again. 

Happy weekend (:

Friday, December 13, 2013

Ask What For Lunch

Hello everyone. I miss writing some posts right here but this time I just dropped some pictures, telling you that I am so happy living here and I find myself is getting better day by day. Problem comes, problem solved, good opportunity is coming too. Last month I has been taught an important lesson about being brave. I realized for most of the time I rejected for doing something real scares me. I don't even realize maybe one of my dream is knocking outside my door. Some of you keep telling me to dream bigger, my heart tells me so. But sometimes I lost courages for doing it too, just because I am afraid I fail, I am afraid I take a wrong path. Then, I was reminded by this words:

"To stand up to any challenge, spend time on your knees."

Yes, spend your time more for praying to God. Pray for more courages, pray for asking what you have to do and pray for having a brave heart to challenge yourself (:

2013 has been so nice, yet went too fast, don't you think? I still remember how I started this year: write thesis, experienced first time internship as a teacher at school, graduated, moved in new place, job hunting, and finally decided to run a business. I have no idea why I am so excited for welcoming 2014. Much things to be done this month, and much things to do in the next year. Make sure you have a wonderful month and stay awesome. And oh, happy holiday (SOON)!

ps: sorry for my blogpost's title, but is really nearly for lunch break here. What's for lunch?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Wanderrgirl Blog Challenge #3: The Bravest Person I Know

One day, Alanda Kariza once asked when she attended Global Changemaker event with a question:

What are you gonna do if you stuck in an elevator with 
(put somebody name here)?

In case you're wondering, Tiffany Hwang is a member of Girls Generation.

Instead of we're both screaming loud in the elevator, I am going to interview her. Before I start doing it, let me introduce you, the queen of eye-smile, the bravest person that I know, Tiffany Hwang! 

There are so many idols out there but why Tiffany? What so special from her? Is she just the same with the others? Well, after you read this, you might fall in love with her. 

Tiffany was born in San Fransisco, California and grew up in Diamond Bar. She lost her Mom at a young age. She probably had fragile heart that time, but she also owns a brave heart to leave everything behind at home, flew miles away for the sake of pursuing her dream as a singer. After walked through the rough part; tears, pain, perspirations, struggles. But now, look at her, who doesn't know Tiffany, the one who brighter than gems? 

The legendary eye-smile, Tiffany owns it. Her smile melts everyone's heart. Her smile cheers you up. Her smile can brighten your day. She gives a simple lesson to do: Smile, because it is the beginning to make you feel happy and make others happy, too.

 "When I had an eye contact with her randomly, she knows that sweet eye smile. Every time I see the smile, I feel happier." -Inkigayo Scriptwriter

Everyone is talking about her faith in Christianity. They said Tiffany is religious person, I said Tiffany is just doing the things because she knows she was called to be a witness for Heavenly Father wherever she has been placed. She wants to be a good role model for her fans all over the world. She cares everyone who takes part of her journey. Members, staffs, fans and of course.. her family.

"She is seriously one of the most selfless and truly loving friends I've ever known. She cares so much every one of you, and she really does pray for all her fans, I think sometimes more than herself. She is a walking angel." 

Okay. Let's start the quick interview with Tiffany. Exclusive from the elevator! 
Tiffany is pink one. 

1) I am wondering about what makes you fight for your dream as a singer. I mean, how do you do that?

T: As much as you want to do it and as much as you put into it, that's exactly how much it comes back to you.  Everything will be good as long as you do your best. Because if you do, there will be no regrets."

2) What is the best time for you as a performer?

T: When people takes me seriously as an artist and it is SO NICE! Because yoyu know, all this time I've been fighting for people who takes me seriously as an artist. And now I am just like, okay, I've been trying to be perfect on everything I do. 

3) You have a strong character and I can see that. How do you face every struggle and problems in your life?

T:  Everybody goes through a tough time and I thought I wasn't ready or I want it to stop. But I am thanking God for each and every obstacle because He is only trying to bring the best of us. So I'll pray that He will give you guys too, the wisdom and the strength to get through whatever is going on.

4) What are you going to do in the next 10 years? 

T: I want to continue singing. As I get older, I want to be a singer that has an endless passion for music and stage performance. 

5) How about your personal thought of Girls Generation members?

T: I know that it wasn't by accident that there are nine of us and it was destiny and meant to be. There are many things happened for us to get here, but we were able to finally get here with trust and love for each other. When we won first place, we cried a lot. The moment when they announced we won first place, I had a brief flasback of our nine months preparation period. I felt so grateful for those who helped us. We wanted to tell them how thankful we were. I hope our music can really be a good source to your life because music has always been mine. 

 When the nine are completed.

6) Last words, Tiffany.What do you want to say to me and also your fans out there?

 It's as much passion as you have, just follow it, and you can be where you want to be. I mean, I am.

Bravest Things Tiffany Has-Ever-Done:

1. There was a time her leg injured, she couldn't dance with the girls but she was still singing at the side of the stage. (watch here)

2. She lost her Mom at a very young age. Every time the girls perform "Dear Mom" song, every time she gives the bravest smile during her part. Just because she knows her Mom is watching of her from up there and how much she prouds of her. (watch here)

3. She challenged herself to participate in a musical performance, "Fame". She got the main role and she played the role, passionately. Although that was the first time for her, she has given the best of her for the musical stage. (watch here)

4. She afraid of babies, but she got the title “best mom” on a variety show “Hello Baby” when Girls Generation take care of baby Kyung San. At the first episode, whenever she tried to get close of Kyung San, he cried and she doesn’t like that, so she would stay away from him. But she still cared and worried about him at the other side. “Tiffany is the one who thinks about the baby the most, even if it’s only on the inside,” said Sunny. (watch here)

5. Tiffany left her home and follow her passion and let it takes her to wherever she wants. She believes in it and shows it to the world. That’s the most bravest thing she has ever done.
Someday when I get the chance to meet you, I just want to say thank you. 
Thank you for being such a good example for us to live in passion
Thank you for being such a brave to show the best of you. 
Also thank you for always be the way you are
You are not only Tiffany for Girls Generation but also Stephanie Hwang for me. 
You are beautiful, inside and outside.

All of Tiffany’s answers are ORIGINAL (not made up), from any sources (magazines interview, internet, showbiz interview, etc)
Thank you Stephanie Hwang Blog
Anyway, make an imaginary interview was TRULY HARD. 
All images sources: Soshified and Supergirls, text layered by me. 

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