My, me and I

Hey Everyone~

You might have guessed from the title today is all about me! (Not in an egotistical sense) But just so you can all get to know me better. When I started blogging, I had so many ideas in my head. Thus it has created an absolute chaos onto my blog, so much so I have forgotten to introduce myself properly. Also I have decided to change my name from “hitherandyond” to a more defining name that speaks to me, simply because it is similar to my real name. ๐Ÿ˜‰

When I started blogging, I had so many ideas in my head. Thus it has created an absolute chaos filled with random thoughts and topic onto my blog, so much so I have forgotten to introduce myself properly with 10 facts about myself.

  1. I was born a twin, not identical. I have a twin sister who is 5 minutes younger than I am. ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. I am left-handed! Any left- handed people out there?
  3. I love dogs AND cats. In the future, I would like to adopt either one of them and maybe more.
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    This is my sister’s cat. ๐Ÿ™‚ 
    4. I have four sisters and no brothers. Coincidentally I wrote this for the fourth fact!

5. I don’t drink Coffee and prefer herbal tea over anything else.

Tea anyone?

6. I can speak Mandarin fluently as well as Cantonese, although I am a bit rusty since I haven’t spoken Cantonese in a long time. And of course, English too!

7. The Library used to be my second home, I went there since I was five and till this day I still hold the old addition of the library card. My favorite genre would have to be historical fiction because you get an insight into the past and the lives of people long ago.

 

Books on my bookshelf. ๐Ÿ™‚

8. I dance! Ballet to be more precise. However, I am not the conventional dancer who began discovering the dance world as a young girl. I started quite late at sixteen. It has made me more persistent than ever to defy the standard route for dancers. I also have a dance blog!

9. I love photography, as you might have noticed, especially nature ones.

 

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Love this picture. โค
10. I grew up watching spirited away, Howl’s Moving Castle and other prominent Studio Ghibli animations. My love of art flourished as a kid. Disney has also been a source of magical moments in my childhood as well as DreamWorks. You could say I have always been an artist at heart.

Hope you guys enjoyed getting to know a little about me. As always have a good day and I will see you in my next post. ๐Ÿ˜‰

ps. Thank You for 60 followers! I haven’t been posting an awful lot and the content I have is somewhat random so thank you for being patient and kind. ๐Ÿ™‚

Much Love-

M.

in midst of sorrow

In midst of sorrow, we shan’t linger in what we have lost,

But to ponder the great things our

lost have allowed us to realize,

And that is living is precious.

We will meet them in time,

In the meantime live life with vigor

For they who have perished lived

their lives to bring smiles to

others.

And, unknowingly to yours too.

Hello Readers, once again another brutal fatality has occurred and the most upsetting part of it is the innocent lives they have claimed. To all the victims this is a short musing/ poem I have written to remember them.

-M

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The rose that grew even in Winter

I hope whoever reads this may find these quotes useful and motivating in the new year of 2017. These quotes really made me realize how stagnant I live – I wake up, go to school, do my homework, scroll through my phone, eat, sleep. Nothing I do every single day will make me proud or happy when I think of how I will feel when I look back on my life. I know I will remember the time wasted and the time I lost in forgetting to pursue my goals. I am sure I am not the only one who lives like this today, but perhaps I am the only one who realizes it. Therefore, I want to share with you all these powerful words that I believe will change this year.

EDIT: forgot to post this even though I had written it!

Quote day III

Good morning all! Today is the last day of the quote challenge for me and unfortunately the last day of winter break. I am not ready to face the next few months filled with exams and homework, but I am positively sure I will survive it.

I hope whoever reads this may find these quotes useful and motivating in the new year of 2017. These quotes really made me realize how stagnant I live – I wake up, go to school, do my homework, scroll through my phone, eat, sleep. Nothing I do every single day will make me proud or happy when I think of how I will feel when I look back on my life. I know I will remember the time wasted and the time I lost in forgetting to pursue my goals. I am sure I am not the only one who lives like this today, but perhaps I am the only one who realizes it. Therefore, I want to share with you all these powerful words that I believe will change this year.

 

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These were the only white roses in my garden and surprising were the ones who lived through the cold winter. They remind me to stay strong and most of all beautiful in both inside and outside.ย 

 

 

Without further ado here are my last three quotes of the challenge! And Thank You,ย Maya Rose for nominating me.

1. “Every dream begins wth a dreamer. Always remember,ย you have within you the strength, the patience,ย and the passion; to reach the stars, to change the world” ย -Harriet Tubman

2. “What is the point of being on this earth if you are going to be like everyone else.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

3. “If you are lucky enough to be different from everyone else…..don’t change” – Unknown

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amazing quote few people epitomize. As we grow up we are hardened and changed by society and we slowly grow far from who we once were when we were children. ย  We grow up.

 

Dear readers hope you all have a lovely day. Stay golden. ๐Ÿ˜‰

may.

What Libraries mean to me

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Since I was a young child Libraries have always and will forever, have aย special place in my heart. Nothing could compare to the feeling of satisfaction when holding a good book beside a warm fire and sipping on hot chocolate. Today I still possess the little plastic card, slightly bent and scratched but still usable that started my love for books and ultimately my relationship with writing. This card is 10 years old today and it started my journey with words from a very young age- 6 until today at 16 years old.

Every time I arrive at the doors of my local library something always seems to brighten inside of me and it makes me feel like I’m in another world, safe and happy from reality. This is especially true the moment nobody else is there; Just you and the books. Libraries have always fascinated me and I’m not going to lie, Beauty and the Beast have something to do with it.

 

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this is me. definitely.

 

When I was younger the local library was only about a 2-minute walk from my primary school and I was extremely grateful for this. Back then I learnt the world of unicorns and mermaids and how evil minds transpired. These are magical moments I cannot forget. Since then nostalgia always hits back at me every time I wander to this place. I think everyone has these special places in their heart and for me,the library has always been mine. Books were never something I could really afford when it comes to buying but I do appreciate the services library have and for that, I am very thankful. Libraries raised me and they are my paradise. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Dear readers, do you have a special place in your heart? Hope you enjoyed reading this because I think everyone can relate to it.

How you have an amazing day, bye for now!

M.