Thought Catalog

1. I am going to face it.

Don’t run away from it. Don’t treat it like it’s not there, like it has never happened — this will only prolong the period of suffering, and delay the healing. Talk about it, not avoid it. Things only get nastier when you try to sweep them under the carpet. Face that bitch right in the face. If it’s gonna hurt, it will. But after that, it will be fine. It will get better.

2. This pain is necessary for growth.

You tell yourself that it is NOT all bad and no good — that something good CAN come out of it. That through pain you become stronger and better as a person. That going through tough things and shit situations are part and parcel of life. People can break your heart, but it is up to you whether to seal it up on…

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‘Our culture’s obsession with vintage objects has rendered us unable to separate history from nostalgia. People want heart. They want a chaser of emotion with their aesthetics.’ – Sloane Crosley

When I was young, I didn’t know the word ‘vintage’ but I always do have a thing for something old, used or even worn. What calls out to me was the story, the sentimental value behind every unique piece, be it a necklace, ring, dress, hat, vase, brooch etc. Our thoughts, memories and experience can ablaze something as insignificant as a gem stone with life. Perhaps, with influence from my mum, I’m quite a nostalgic one. P.S. I do wear my mum’s clothes, bags, accessories and take real good care of them. You won’t ever get to see them anywhere around now!

Yesterday, Samuel & I happened to be on a vintage streak. Along our journey, we finally checked out Dulcetfig & the Atom Rings that I’m dying to get! I’ve been wanting to visit this beautiful, little vintage store for the longest time ever.

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I’m hitting my big 21 this year and I’ve stumbled upon a lot of articles on the things you should be embracing/doing during your 20s, how being single is better than in a relationship during this life phase, but I am actually happily in love, as cliché as it sounds. It shook me a while and caught me off guard, overwhelmed me a little till I sort my thoughts out. And I’ve decided to share my thoughts with people out there who actually felt the same way as I do. No worries, ‘not all hopes are lost’!

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“Songs and smells will bring you back to a moment in time more than anything else. It’s amazing how much can be conjured with a few notes of a song or a solitary whiff of a room. A song you didn’t even pay attention to at the time, a place that you didn’t know had a particular smell.”

I’m now at Book Cafe spending some alone time on this beautiful afternoon, which also happened to be my off day! Just as you’re wondering where I’m working at, I’m currently a barista at Made By Lauren Jasmine , also handling all their social media aspects like Facebook and Instagram. I’ll be starting school again in August, am pursuing a New Media degree in National University of Singapore (NUS). Is it just me or there is this whole trend of café hopping, which happens to go viral on Instagram with all the food pictures, hashtags and all. Nevertheless, if you can’t beat them, join them, hahaha what’s more trying out new food and exploring new place!

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gbtb1Not too bad at all, the photo quality for a Samsung W. No filters, based on natural lighting. This was taken about two weeks back, my best friend & I went on a double date with our boys to Gardens By The Bay. We checked out the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. There was so much to absorb! I was overwhelmed by the amazing range of flora and fauna species, the vivid colors and intricate details of every plant, couldn’t stop snapping photos or keep my hands off them (though, signs of ‘Do Not Touch’ were everywhere, hahaha).

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