Where I have been

There are times in your life when you realise you have no control and times when you realise you have got to take a hold of your dreams and make them happen. 

This past week I finally got my results and in all honesty I was not happy. I wasn’t really disappointed but rather annoyed that the hard work I put in didn’t show in my grades. Still I was quite calm and accepting with the results I got. A part of me is glad that I got my second choice out of the first choice. I think In the back of my mind I wasn’t really even sure what I wanted to do. I’m still really young and if I really wanted to do x y z course I can most definitely go and do it. Nothing is ever to late everyone! 😜

I really believe everything happens for a reason. This taught me the extent I have to put to achieve my dreams and boy do I have to try really really hard.
I will be starting my first year as a Computer science student. 🙀It is kind of intimating and exciting at the same time. It definitely will open more doors and opportunities for me. At the same time dancing is something I want to pursue. I recently can back from a dance intensive and I loved it so much, 😍😍 more than I expected! Even though the days were long I enjoyed every moment. I think I could even do it for the rest of my life! 

Whoever is reading this, know that dreams are always possible to achieve. Why would you have them in the first place? But it’s up to you not anyone else to make things happen. There are going to bumps in your path but they will teach you more than success ever will. 😉 

Hope you enjoyed this post, sorry I have super MIA lately! 

As always see you in my next post!

May 

Whenever I feel like my mind is overwhelmed by thoughts I love to go on walks to think about them.

Splits progress from almost a year of ballet.( I have both sides now)

Running Running running….

Where I love to run. ❤️

Recently I saw the London Alethics 2017 on BBC and it has got me extremely motivated to get moving. Coincidentally it collided with a new habit I am trying to form, and this was running.  

I have been running for almost 4 weeks, currently on my fifth. Thus, it is about a month since I have started. Unfortunately, the unpredictable weather here is quite a nuisance that forever prevents me to run as I want to every morning.  

In previous times I have ran for only a couple of weeks until I called it quits. I don’t real remember why. But I do know it had something to do with my sister who was my running budding returning to the City to study. Since then I haven’t been running until now. 

Honestly I think it is one of the best decisions I have made. And I think you should do it too! 

I used to be extremly self conscious but now I don’t feel it anymore. Perhaps it’s because I have taken the first step in stepping out the door that it has made me more confident.

After my first run I realised it wasn’t so bad and it was something I could grow to love. Never in my whole life would I think this way. 🤣
Then I saw a documentary called “Born to Run” on YouTube about the Kenyan runners and their aspirations to become great runners and I was immediately filled with great motivation to run. 

The next day I ran my first mile without stopping to walk and it was also my first time running 8km. I was thrilled about it! What was even stranger is that I felt like I wanted to run more and I didn’t want to go home! I have never felt this way before with running! It was super strange but at the same time exhilarating. 

Even as I write this I am looking forward to my next run. Perhaps it has inspired you to consider running too? Give it a go, I know for sure it will be worth it. 😉


Here’s a quote that I believe is extremly relevant to this post. Do you think so? If so get moving! Maybe it’s not running but something like horse riding, dancing, yoga that you are interested in. Either way keep moving; lest you want to have a sore butt for sitting too long! Hahahaha.   It may be funny but true! 

Have an amazing day everyone! 

May 

Hello August!

Hey everyone!~

Another new month now, summer is ticking away very fast. It’s currently pretty rainy and cloudy outside, not much one can do with this weather. But besides this fact, I have been waiting with great patience for many things that are happening this coming August. 🙂 

My summer is a ticking away fast and I can’t wait until it is over, as weird as it sounds! Everything seems to happen towards the end of summer. It is in August where I would be able to attend a dance intensive in Dublin. (The Dance Institute).

As I am not a life-long dancer and late- starter this intensive will be catered towards my level. Besides ballet, we will be doing modern and contemporary, jazz, Tap (which I am looking forward to), pilates, Street and Ballroom. I honestly have no experience in any of these dances however I am looking forward to dancing ballet, which I will be doing every day alongside jazz. It will be an amazing experience I cannot wait! At the same time, I don’t want to have extremely high expectations as it might not be what I expect. In all honesty, I am a bit apprehensive as I am already 17 and I feel like many of the dancers will be young dancers. Thankfully, as I am of Asian descent, I look younger than I really am. For once I am grateful to be seen as more youthful! 😉 Many people seem to assume I am fifteen or younger than my real age and now I can honestly say this will definitely help me in the ballet world.

It is also at this month that I will be getting my Leaving Cert results (click here to read about the Leaving Cert). Last month, in June I sat my leaving cert exams which will determine whether I get into the University of my choice. I think it would be equivalent to the A Levels in the UK and SATS in America. Basically, it takes your grades and adds them up in points which determine your place in Uni. Coincidentally, the day I get my results will be the same time I will be attending my summer intensive.

I am planning on pursuing Physiotherapy as my major which will be a full-time 4-year course in RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons). At the same time, I want to develop my love for dancing, which will be quite difficult in consideration of my choice of major. However, I am very optimistic about the future, my ballet teacher; Ms. S. is setting a provisional timetable where we would have three classes a week on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

If you are following ballet.to (me by the way) You might have seen a similar post I did to this one. That’s right I stole content from another website which is mine! Hehehe But, I will let you I have tweaked in some ways to suit the time frame.

Hope you guys have a lovely week! As always see you in my next post. 

May- xxx 

 

 

This picture encapsulates what Ireland looks like now.

Earth Overshoot day and Gratitude

 

This was actually a small hill. I always feel like I’m going to fall down when I run down it! 😂
These wild flowers are everywhere!

On August the 4th was Earth Overshoot day, and I only heard about it for the first time. It was only when I was looking through my Instagram account from WWF did I know of this day. To think I have been on this earth for 17 years and still did not know anything about it! It is quite appalling! Do you know what it is about?

 

If you don’t know what it is I will tell you.  #earthovershootday marks the day where mankind has consumed all the natural resources than nature can give. What’s worst is that this day was marked earlier than it should be, seven months to be precise. 😦

I know this is extremely depressing but it must be addressed to let the world know how serious the problem of damaging the earth is, let alone climate change. It’s a sad reality.

On a brighter note, because of this awareness, it has made me more conscious of the beautiful earth we live in. Perhaps the reason why people are not respecting and caring the earth is that they don’t get to experience its splendor. They have not traveled to see the real world, of green lush fields, snow-capped mountains, and clear crystal rivers.

Nowadays kids are brought up in cities, not because their parents want to but perhaps because it is the most convenient place for both parents and children. And whilst they do seem to be able to see nature’s wonders in books, nothing compares to being physically present in these places.

I’m glad I live in rural areas, everyone is so much more animated and expressive. While city life can be exciting, it can be overwhelming at the same time, though I do love it!

Lately, I have been running during the mornings by myself and I can’t help myself by stopping to take some pictures.

 

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I run under this trial. It has made my running life so much easier especially since the trees are there to shade me when I am hot and the sun is burning. 😉
 I hope this post is insightful and by no means is it to make your day depressing! I just want to make people more aware of what is really happening. But I know we are all helping the best we can. There is still hope!

 Whoever is reading this I hope you have an awesome day! See you in my next post.

Much love

May xx

What I learnt from plants

Today I went to visit my sister who lives in another town a couple of miles from our home. She is a nurse-in-training and lives by herself and is in her last year of uni. Her house is so unlike my own. Outside cars can be heard bustling around and men chatting could be seen coming out of the nearby pub. At home silence is our guest and nature is everywhere. Cars are generally heard once in a while, not a lot though. So coming to her house made me really appreciate nature and its beauty. I don’t think I would be able to live in the city without being surrounded by greenery and flowers.

This realisation gave me the opportunity to relish in the few plants my sister has in her house. Funny how sometimes the most prettiest things are right in front of you, yet we don’t see it!

You may be wondering why I named this post “Be a Cactus.” It’s because even in such a perilous environment  this cactus still seems to survive. It overcomes many obstacles by retaining water and growing long roots in order to live. It is extremely resilient. Furthermore, though it is silent its thorns are its deadliest weapon that can harm even the biggest predator. A.k.a humans. 😉

I guess what I am trying to articulate is that we are like plants in many ways. We live and survive off of one another.

Though it’s clear we have many difference. E.g. Our anatomy plants teach us that life is valuable and that we should be more assured of ourselves. Obstacles that come our way can be easily overcomed. Like the polluted enviornment we have our own which can be array of many things but we can still be the person we want to be. I think this is a nice notion to have, even if it may be a little naive. Let me know how you view it, do you think I am wrong or right?

 

The act of just Walking

Hey Everyone~

Recently I have found myself becoming more focused on just, Living life to the fullest. After countless days of rest from graduating from school, I have found myself seeking something more. Though I can’t put my finger on it. I have spent many days enjoying the nice weather going in and out from my house door but learning nothing whilst I do it.

But today I have learned something special that I know will help a lot of people out there. This morning I woke up prepared to go on a morning walk with my mum. So, we went out the door and so began the walking. If any one of you live in the rural parts of your country you will realize that the ground is a perfect pooping spot for dogs!

While walking, I am one of those people that like to look down at the ground for no apparent reason. And just as I was walking, I saw one of those unnecessary bundle lying on the ground in front of me. I knew I needed to avoid it. Before I was even an inch close to it my mum said:

 

“Watch out, don’t step on it!” 

And I was like:

“I know. I’m not stupid.”

Then my mum replied(something along the lines of):

“I know. I am giving you a warning, not anything that describes your intellect.”

That struck me. I realized it was me who was at fault, as hard as it is to admit it. Nobody likes to be wrong and I can tell you truthfully this morning walk was not the best despite the fortunate weather! I found that it was me that believed I was stupid. A disappointment. A failure.

Though other people may have made it clear what they perceive of us, direct or in other indirect ways. More often than it is us that make a judgment of how others see us.

I made a judgment that my mum thought I was stupid. But really it was me who thought that she thought I was stupid. So, it was actually me who is at fault. Sometimes we assume things that are not always right, though it may be obvious otherwise. Still, it is better to not assume, as hard as it is already. The brain can do a lot of things within a second.

Hope you guys enjoyed this little life lesson. Let me know what you think and are you learning anything in your life?

As always see you in my next post! 🙂

Much Love-

M.

 

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Beautiful weather for days!

You can only see when something is not there

          It has been many weeks since my last post and I can happily say the weight of state exams(Leaving Certificate in Ireland) and stress has been lifted off of my shoulder and now I can freely enjoy my summer. Completing the Leaving Cert has made me realize how focused my life was always around school. For the last five years, my summers have been spent preparing for either the year ahead or for imminent exams. Thus, I never truly took a break. I was constantly thinking about the future and I would always make the most of my time studying.

          Reflecting back, sometimes despite it being good intentions on my part to sit down and learn, my mind did not want to. So, it was more counter-productive than productive. But what kept me motivated to study was really the thought of getting out of school and finally being able to “really” live. I’m not sure if you understand this sentiment or am I the only person who feels this way?…Nevertheless, I was still able to do many activities outside of school and I was also able to discover passions I had for certain things like music, art, and dance. They really helped me live through the monotony of everyday life. Don’t get me wrong though, I really do love school, however, I also believe that sometimes it can really be oppressing rather than stimulating. In my case and I believe for everybody too, it prevented me from reaching my full potential. Life is about experiencing things and learning out of the failures we receive in life lessons but how can we learn when we are not out there? All the missed opportunities are not going to go unnoticed, for me anyways and I hope for me you too. We will just have to wait and see what the future has in store for us.

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I love this quote, I think it encapsulates this post very well and my life at the moment too! 😉
Hey, you! Yeah, you! To all my followers thank you for following me and reading about my musings and about my life. Also a million thanks to those who comment and show an immense amount of thoughtfulness. I would never have thought how far blogging would allow me to connect with such a vast number of people from such different parts of the world! It’s really incredible. 

As always, see you in my next post!

May- xxx

 

 

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this is me! On Graduation Day! Thought I would share with you all and not remain inconspicuous anymore!

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. 

 

 

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

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

 

Dear readers hope you all have a lovely day. Stay golden. 😉

may.

Awaiting Raindeers | Quote Day I

Quote Day I

Heellloooo!  Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I hope everyone is spending time with people they love. SO, it’s been quite a while since my last post *aheemm about a month ago* but I’m here again!

These past few months have been hectic and extremely busy. I am sure many of you know about the exams I will be taking this school year. And so this has resulted in tedious about of time spent studying and doing class exams. This week was my final week in school but unfortunately, this meant I had Christmas exams coming up. Luckily they went well for me and I have not only studied the required material but predicted the questions for many of the imminent exams. I am glad to say I feel as light as a snowflake after those stressful days!

 

 

Also, I have been nominated for the “3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge” by Maya at https://maysarose.wordpress.com/ (Thanks for nominating me! This has been the first challenge since I started blogging in late July and I am so happy this is my first one! Although it is a slightly late post!)

Anyways, here is how the challenge works!

  1.  Thank the blogger who nominated you 🙂
  2. Post three quotes for 3 days
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers per day
  4. Inform the nominees

A quote a day always makes my day but I guess thrice a day would make it even better. Here are my three quotes of today:

  1. “You can’t a rainbow without a little rain.” -Unknown. 

  2. When you believe in a thing, believe it in all the way, implicitly and unquestionably. – Walt Disney.

  3. Y0u are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream. – C .S Lewis.

Here are three nominees I have chosen:

  1. Moa at https://moandreasson.wordpress.com/ for her always amazing post that I always look forward to reading and her beautiful and aesthetic pictures.
  2. Denise at https://dreamerdenise.wordpress.com/ for that lovely comment that made me realize we all just dreamers in this small world.
  3. Harriet at https://aballetoflife.com/ for her insight into the wonderful world of ballet dancers.

I know how life can get in the way of things so for all you nominees don’t worry if you can’t partake in the challenge as soon as you would like. Good luck to everyone and I look forward to reading your posts soon! 🙂

And that’s a wrap everyone. Good day!

M-

life so far and life lessons

 

Hi everyone sorry for not being able to post anything during the past month. I have realized how behind I am with blogging. Nothing has been very interesting in my life lately. It just has been a constant cycle of school, homework, Food, and sleep. And since this year is my final year before University, I’m sure all of you out there know the feeling.

Despite exams coming in the early month of February next year, I still can’t seem to fathom how close it is and surprisingly enough I am not worried about them, even though they might just determine  where I will be in Uni and if I will get the course I want. But meeehhhh……

Anyways, over the past few days, I have gotten to experience a number of experiences worth noting in life. I don’t know about a lot of people out there but these lessons have surely taken time for me to experience because of the introvert I am I tend not to go out a lot.

So without further ado here are the things I have learned:

  1. Know that you are your own best friend. People may try to give their own advice to you but the very best thing is to listen to yourself and to hear what is right  in you. That is not to say don’t give people the chance to be listened to but in the end, you are the one to make the final call.
  2. Don’t listen to what all the haters have to say about you, even if they may hurt you emotionally. If it’s not true then it’s not true, don’t linger on it.
  3.  Don’t worry, just think about now, not tomorrow or yesterday.
  4. Don’t waste your time trying to explain the truth to people who don’t want to see it.
  5. Be happy, it’s nearly Christmas!

P.S Forgot to mention Happy November Everyone! I have just realized how much I LOVE Autumn, I love the colors so much!What are your reasons for loving fall?

Ever since October has come I have already started to listen to Christmas songs already! My favorite one is Jasmine Thompson’s “Last Christmas Wham!” What yours?

Hope you liked this post and see you soon in my next one readers!

m.