I wonder, are there people who do not feel stress? Not that I thrive in being stressed, or I envy those who aren’t stressed, I just feel that it’s OK to feel a certain amount of stress. However one has to be realistic about it. If stress is causing us to break down frequently or having increasing bouts of unhappiness/angst, this may be an indication that we aren’t dealing well with stress. On the other hand, without stress, we may not have the motivation to move forward in life.
Indeed, we can never please everyone. Since donkey years ago, I have stopped trying to please everyone. To me, there are some people who can never be satisfied. When you aren’t good, they want you to be better. When you are better, they want you to be the best. When you are the best, they are jealous of you. Oh how strange! No, these are just random thoughts and observations of mine. I may or may not have encountered them.
Anyway, perhaps I can try not to talk about serious topics. Come frivolous times! Group A: Clothes, cosmetics, facial care. Group B: Furniture, gadgets, hobbies. Group C: Places of interest, sports, food.
Group A: Clothes, cosmetics, facial care.
I can set up a thrift shop. Too many clothes. And I really need to get down to start sifting them out. Make sure I retain those clothes that aren’t too ‘youngish-looking’ for me. I keep hearing that I look young. I don’t know whether I should feel happy or sad. Seriously. And of course I am scared. Why? While I can still toy with such questions now, it wouldn’t be long before that I realise that all these times have flown by so quickly. In a flash. I wish…I have done more when I was in my 20s. I wish…I have ventured to Japan. So now, many years late. What should I do? Create a Japanese home here ;)😄:)
Cosmetics. I only get the usual items and use the usual few items. BB Compact for the spf, lipstick, eyebrow color, blusher. And it’s just the same process daily. Hardly use the eyeliner, though I finally found one that suits my teary eyelids. I can’t even use mascara, totally sensitive to that. Perhaps that’s a good thing, since I just stick to the basics. Quick routine daily. And some days I just put on the sunscreen…and I am happy! LOL
Facial care. Used Clarisonic, Panasonic gadgets in the past. Took a break from them due to my travels. Most likely I would resume the routine again. I don’t pile aplenty on my skin, though I would love to do so. But my skin can’t take it. So I stick to just a bit beyond minimal. I love Envie de Neu products, lightweight waterbased solution, but a tad too heavy on my pockets. Switch to my trustworthy selected Korean products, namely Laneige and occasionally Innisfree. However, as I progress in age, it’s important to purchase selectively. Not all products from the same brand will be suitable for me.
Group B: Furniture, Gadgets, Hobbies
Furniture…usually I get the ones I adore. Because they are expensive and bulky, I have to make sure I indeed love to see them in my house. And because I love to see them so much, if ever I have a change of location, most likely they will follow me too…OK, I am strange. I like furniture. I used to dream of being a furniture designer, interior designer, architect…Why didn’t I focus on my passions? On the other hand, I recognise that I have too many passions. I like to do programming as well. But programming is rather restrictive in a way, due to the sequential and logic processes. And for that, it’s hard for me to pursue this passion due to a clash with my strong preference for freedom. Gadgets…but I have limited resources, thus I couldn’t be buying all the iMac, Nexus, Surface Pro…and these are just one particular group of gadgets. What about mobile? Accessories etc?
Hobbies. I love painting and sewing. And yet I haven’t been allocating enough time for these. I may be surfing the net mostly, but surfing is not my hobby. Not my passion. I surf the net mainly for information. And as usual, I may not be using the information now, but it will be useful sometime later…most often. As long as you know how to recognise certain aspects of the information, link them and recreate. Despite the time spent, it’s not my passion.
Group C: Places of Interest, Sports, Food
There are places I like to go to. Not shopping malls. Just big wide open space. Where I can be close to the sky, get the warmth, inhale the fresh air (hopefully?). And of course, my number one favourite is: Museum!!!!! I love Museums. All types of museums. Science, History, Nature, Art, Culture. Can’t be happier when I watched the movie ‘A night in the Museum’. Hahaha…my secret fantasy since young.
Sports. I like anything that allows me to move…fast. Speed. Cycling. Inline skating. But I do know that I actually love skiing most. It’s tough, the equipment is heavy. But it’s a good workout. And a great thrill to be zooming around in whiteness…💖💕💖
Food. What can I say? I love to eat. Only exception would be the food I am allergic to, especially for those that resulted in my giddiness. I can still bear with being lactose intolerant. But I can’t bear with things spinning in my head.
I have my plans. And I want to commit all my plans to God. I know that when God tells me that I should just go ahead with the plan, He will make sure my heart yearns for it so much. God stirs my heart, while all along I am quite dormant. Perhaps I see a strange pattern now. But as it’s still unclear since I’m always so busy running here and there, I can’t really understand the gist of it. And I need a good amount of time with God…just to be quiet.