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Monday, December 30, 2013
My thoughts about 2013
In a blink of an eye, 2013 is coming to an end...
It's been yet another eventful year for me. I started a new phase of life: Back in School after taking a gap year, joined the Gushcloud family as soon as 'Click' (my very first acting gig) was launched, got into a relationship that made it even clearer for me to know what I want and also, what I do not want in life, hitting the big 21 and entered the start of adulthood, and finally overcame my stage fright and conquered the stage when I joined my school's pageant.
Through the ups and downs that made me who I am today, I thought it will be nice to share some important lessons about life which I've learnt over the past 365 days on this space:
1. Knowing when to let go.
Sometimes, love alone just isn't enough to make a relationship work.
It takes two hands to clap with a whole lot of trust, hope & also, that leap of faith. It's really true that everything happens for a reason and people are there in your life, be it for a long while or a short while, for some very valid reasons too.
I always like to think that some people are just like your guardian angels, it doesn't matter if you talk to them on a daily basis, they will always be there to guide you and give you the best piece of advice whenever you're down. And there also some people who comes and go very quickly in your life, they could be passerbys in your life but these people are the ones who could possibly give you the most valuable lessons in life, they make you realize how strong you really are and they allow you to know so much more about yourself that you never knew.
I've never mentioned about this but it's been 3 months since I broke up with W.
We broke up 5 days after my 21st birthday which no one saw it coming except the both of us. I believe we have both given our best in the relationship but our 'best' just wasn't good enough for each other. I guess it's because our lifestyles and our perspectives in life are just too different? Not too sure...
Some of my friends asked if I regretted dating him and my reply will always be a "no". In a way or another, he kinda made me realize how much I really enjoy being independent and that I'm so much more down-to-earth than I've always imagined myself to be. No doubt that it was a difficult decision to make but I guess, it's a better choice for us both and I'm really glad that we're both happier this way right now.
2. Stay humble and independent.
I started blogging when I was 14 purely because it was fun to update a space which you can talk to about your day in school, your friends, your crush (even leaving tiny italicized message about them) and little incidents that will make you reflect on yourself which serve as a constant reminder to count your blessings and to become a better person.
I was really excited when I heard that Gushcloud wanted to sign exclusively with me earlier this year. I know I'm such a lucky girl and I've been feeling thankful for all the opportunities they have given me such as attending my first musical at MBS, my first fashion show (Fide Fashion Week), getting sponsored for both my hair and facial, etc. and most of all, I'm truly thankful for all the amazing people (especially some really humble and inspiring bloggers) I've met along the way through these little opportunities.
Having that said, I don't blog for a living. It's just a hobby of mine.
I am happy to be earning most of my extra allowance through events jobs so that I can save up enough to do what I love - Travel. People always ask me: "You very in need of money meh? Why are you always working?" I come from an above-average family but wells, my parents are very, very protective of me because I'm the youngest and their only daughter. I thought the only way to prove to them that I'm independent enough is to work for my travel expenditure so I don't even have to ask for a single cent from them before booking a plane ticket. And I'm so glad that this plan has been working so far! ;)
3. Grab any opportunities that comes along your way.
Don't be shy. Really. That's the worst reason, ever.
Always remind yourself:
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did."
I guess that's nuff said. (:
That pretty much sums up what I've learnt in 2013....
And of course, I've learnt so much more than just this but nah, I shall not bore you with a post that seems never ending.
On a side note, I'm sorry that I haven't been a good and hardworking blogger.
I still really enjoy blogging even though I don't update very frequently. I like taking loads of pictures and enjoy smiling to myself while editing the photos and sharing about all the fun times I had. -- Only when I have loads of time and I feel like it though. Simply because I believe it's more important to have quality time with your loved ones and nothing beats real interaction with people.
A big thank if you've been following this humble space of mine! <3
Definitely looking forward to a blessed 2014 ahead!
Till then, xx!
Sunday, December 29, 2013
A Season of Love
Hello there! I had such a great time hibernating under my blanket over the weekend cos it's been so long I last led such a slow-paced life. You know, there are some days you just wanna take a break from people and be on your own to enjoy some me-time and think about life. Yeap, that pretty much sums up my last weekend of 2013. And ahhh, I feel rejuvenated once again. Finally got my ass outta house again so I'm just chilling away with my dear friend whom I've known for almost 11 years while typing this post down (:
December really never fails to make me feel jolly cos firstly, it's my school holidays and secondly, lovely occasions like Christmas is a perfect reason to make time for all your loved ones. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who feels this way! Before I went on hibernation mode, I'm so glad that I had a jolly Christmas with my loved ones especially my bunch of dear friends who are just like my brothers and sisters I never had -- which I strongly believe they're God's gifts to me. (:
So here's some visuals of how I've spent my Christmas:
Finally spent some quality time with my dearest BFF some time last week! We haven't been spending quality time together ever she started working as a busy air stewardess and it's really difficult to keep up with her schedule. But wells, "True friendship isn't about being inseperable, it's being separated and nothing changes." How true (:
We combed the entire town from Tanglin to Far East Plaza and all the way down to Orchard Central in our heels.... All in the name of food and more last minute Christmas shopping, heh. So happy we managed to take pictures with all the pretty Christmas trees together. Girls being girls and all the silly little things we do together...
That's me looking all silly and happy on Christmas Eve!
Tis a season to be jolly~ *sings*
So I spent the afternoon watching 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and I must say, although it's pretty dry at the beginning, it's really quite a meaningful movie overall which I've been encouraging all my friends around me to go catch it. Cos it talks about how you should stop dreaming and start living the life you've been dreaming of. Very inspiring!
Go catch it if you haven't too! ;)
Spent the next half of my day at my dearest buddy Yolly's 21st birthday! <3
And.................. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!
I casually mentioned to a really good friend of mine that I'm a Buddhist so I don't really celebrate Christmas and never really had that "fweeling" of receiving presents and opening them on Christmas morning. And guess who received presents from a not-so-secret Santa Claus on Christmas morning?!?!?! Hee, totally felt like a little excited girl all over again.
Just so you know, it's not about the present and yes, it's truly the thought that counts. Cos it's really nice and heart-warming to know that someone actually pays attention to what you say and even made the effort to surprise you just to put a big smile on your face. So thank youuuuuuuuuuu. I really really appreciate it. (:
And finally, counted down to the day I host a Christmas party at my crib for the very first time!
My dearest Mommy even decorated the balcony to welcome my friends, so sweet! (:
A season of love, indeed <3
What everyone has been looking forward to...... GIFTS EXCHANGE!!!
Awwwwww..... Such pure joy!
I must say, we had such a good time laughing while opening the presents!
And finally down to the last 3.............
Received a thumbdrive which was perfect for school, yay!
Awww, we look like such happy kids with our presents... How heartwarming!
All getting busy with their presents.....
Especially the boys beings boys and Haoran flexing his muscles and acting candid there, tsk tsk!
Camwhoring while taking a break from our games!
And what's Christmas without a pretty log cake yes? (:
I even made everyone make a wish before cutting a cake together, heh.
And the night ended at almost 3 in the morning with Ant getting all stuffed with doughnuts (our forfeit for Circle of death), heh oooops. I think he's definitely gonna stay away from doughnuts from quite some time, lol.
December is truly the month of giving to remind everyone around you including yourself that no one's alone and in return, you receive loads and loads of love, joy and happiness from all the loved ones around you that is truly priceless. Counting my blessings and feeling truly thankful for everything (:
And I hope you had a jolly Christmas too!
Till then, xx!
I'm no angel, I'm just me
But I will love you endlessly.