Sunday, December 29, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

How to Know What You Want in Life

I often heard people telling you to always follow your vision. If you're facing two paths and don't know where to go, just remember, only follow what brings you closer to your vision.

I do understand that. However, no one has ever taught me how to find our own vision at the first place. Vision is different from a want. It's much bigger than that. It needs an ability to look far outside and deep inside to determine what you really want in your life. 

After all, I believe that human being is created for a specific reason. Each one of us came to this world carrying a duty that only that specific individual can fulfil. 

To be honest, up to now, I haven't found that. I'm still searching of what I really wanna do in this life and what I meant to be. And indeed, without that, I feel a bit lost. It's like your life is just going with the flow without a certain destination. It makes making decision even harder. 

If anyone knows the answer, please tell me that. I desperately need that for sure. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman?

Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies. 

The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain.  
She does him good and not evil, all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax, And willingly works with her hands.
She is like the merchant ships, She brings her food from afar. 

She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants. She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.

She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.
She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night.
She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hand holds the spindle.
She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with scarlet.

She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies sashes for the merchants.

Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come.

She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.”

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates.

Monday, August 5, 2013

How To Be Creative

Some people seem to have an innate gift of being creative. They are like a think tank where you can ask any question and they can just pop with the answer or a mind-blowing idea. No struggle, no long night thinking, it just happens in a finger snap. Life seems to be so easy for them.
I know, the description might be exaggerating, but you got what I mean. If you work in creative industry (or even not), I believe you have met such people. I’m not them, to be honest, though I desperately want to have that kind of brain. Especially, when I need to spend several days searching for an idea, while they only need 5 minutes. Even worse, their 5-minutes idea is better.

Is it really true that some people are born creative, and some aren’t? I don’t believe that, cause it won’t be fair. I always believe, deep down, everyone in this whole world has a creative mind. It’s already inside us. However, the way it shows is different one another. If you are like me, and ever had the same thought of mine, here’s some words for you to help your creative journey.

Believe it

Several rejections on your ideas don’t make you an uncreative person. Even thousands of it won’t do. If no one believes you, at least you believe in yourself. I believe that you are a creative person, darling. What you believe leads to what you think, what you think leads to what you say, what you say leads to what you do and become. Even if you don’t feel so, well, just fake it. Fake it till you become it.

Thinking Out Loud

You’re together with your colleague and boss and you are talking about an issue happening in your company. An idea pops into your mind, and it feels like a good one. You think to yourself, ‘I have to say this… But I have to wait for the right time, my boss is talking right now. But wait, it doesn’t seem good if I think about it again. It’s still rough. And oh! The topic just changed.. Well, never mind. It’s not a good idea after all. Maybe next time.’ The right time will never come. You are the one who chooses it. So, before the idea and all its energy are gone, say it. Some people seem to be more creative than others because they think out loud. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a good one or no, at least they say it. Say first, think again later. Well, I know this is not always right, but definitely a good start.

It Takes Time

Not all people are granted with a fast mind. Sometimes some people need longer time to find a good idea. That doesn’t make them uncreative. It’s okay if you don’t have a good idea right away. Think about it again, do research, do refreshing or whatever it takes. Come back with a damn good idea and surprise them.

The How and The Why

When I was in college, I took design course and I was taught to have strategy and reasons in every design I make. That’s ideally. However, I find it hard to do that. Most of the time, I created the design first and mixed and matched the rationale behind it to meet the concept afterward. I felt bad about that as I know it wasn’t the right way of working and I asked to one of my good lecturer. He answered lightly, ‘It’s okay. Some people work that way’. I agree with him. Not that I want to make myself right, but there are things that you just can’t plan. Some times you have to try it first and see whether it works or not. Of course you need to have a big picture first, but the details you can worry about them later. The sooner you know you are wrong, the better it is. Like Nike says, ‘just do it’. A good idea can come up along the way.

That’s all my thought on being creative. I, myself, still trying hard to make the best of my creativity, knowing how it works and use it well. Unleashing it inside out. Wish all the best to you all creative people. Remember, you’ve got what it takes to be one.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ginger Bread - Summer Collection

Yesterday my sister made sugar cookies, shaped like ginger bread. I helped her to do the decoration with icing sugar. Rather than created usual style of ginger bread, we decided to create a summer collection, inspired by real runway show. Woohooo! Check this out. 

Meet the full gang.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Types of People in Reaching Goals

Looking to people around me these days, I realized there are several types of people. Sometimes I wonder what make a person succeed, while some doesn't. Having the knowledge only is never enough. You got to have the willingness to do it until the end. All that is put in the picture. As it goes harder, smaller amount of people will do it. Like an old saying, 'Talk is Cheap'.
Now, which type are you?

Saturday, July 28, 2012