21: Love never fails ♥

30 Day Blog Challenge
Day 21: A photo of something that makes you happy

Something that makes me happy? Love. Being a Christian has showed me so much about love. It has definitely taught me to be compassionate, to be patient, and share the love with others. After all, that's what He died on the cross to show us. I'm so fortunate to be surrounded by amazing people who have so much love to give. From my family to my friends, there's more than enough to go around.

One of my all time favourite verses about love: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 - Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

14 & 15: TV Shows and the essentials ♥

30 Day Blog Challenge
Day 14 & 15: A TV show you're currently addicted to, Something you don't leave the house without

I actually used to watch quite a lot of TV, but ever since school was back in session, I really don't have time for it. A few of the shows that are on my current list are Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Glee, HellCats, and dun dun dun ... I'm ashamed to say, Jersey Shore. Gossip girl just has amazing, amazing fashion. And well.. It's the life of the rich and fabulous we all wish we could have a piece of. As for Glee, hello Mike Chang! Haha kidding. Great voices and crazy talented kids.The rest are just occasionals.

On another note, moving on to something I can't leave the house without.. My blackberry!! And my keys and wallet. Oh and camera of course. I think you'll never see me out of the house without those. Maybe.. without my DSLR. It's a little bulky sometimes.

13: Just the way you are ♥

30 Day Blog Challenge
Day 13: Your favourite musician and why

Bruno Mars!!! The realest. Okay why do I like him? His music simply has a way to my heart. They're just songs I would want to hear from my boyfriend lol. Anyone else agree?

12: Most Beautiful City in the World ♥

30 Day Blog Challenge
Day 12: A photo of the town you live in

Took this photo a few years back. What can I say? Our city is just simply beautiful.

When fall fell ♥

With the fall season in session, I've gone back to lots of layering, and muted colours. And you know what? I absolutely love it. Back to basics anyone? I find myself more incline to purchase basic, staple items.. and accessorize them if and when needed. Some of my staple favourites would have to be the cargo jeggings (I'm obsessed with military styled anything), oversized sweaters, army jackets, tons of scarfs and knits! Asymmetrical dresses are a top on my list as well. What are your fall favourites?

09: The Military Favourite ♥

30 Day Blog Challenge
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.

The last item I purchased was this green army jacket from Talula (Aritzia). Love love love it. Can't wait to put looks together. Maybe I'll do a couple of posts of outfit variations sometime soon. Such a versatile jacket. Great for fall!

07: If life was a fairytale ♥

30 Day Blog Challenge
Day 7 – Your Dream Wedding

I guess most girls fantasize and dream about this when they're younger huh? Growing up.. I was always being the flower girl, or the bridesmaid. (Mind you I'm still quite young.) And honestly, a wedding is always a happy affair, despite where it is. The two people in love makes it the most beautiful affair, and to be a part of that.. is something precious. But hey if I can dream, here's what my dream wedding would be like.

I most definitely want to get married in a Church first of all. Also, because I'm a pretty detail-oriented person, my deco would have to stand out. Even if it's simple, I wouldn't mind. I just like it when everything looks put together. But most importantly, the dinner reception would have to be at the beach! I guess indoors work too, as long as it's not at a Chinese restaurant haha. (I have nothing against that, it's just my personal preference.) Another important thing, the dancefloor!!! Let's just say it's a family tradition. My 80 year old Uncle will show you how to break it down. For real. Great music, good food, and everyone I want there to witness this event.. I'll be happy. Oh and I really want a photobooth at my wedding. Those are always fun!

06: Too cute to resist ♥

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 6 – A photo of an animal you'd love to keep as a pet.
I couldn't resist!! I love animals, but most of all, I love dogs. Funny story, when I was a kid.. I was bitten by a dog, and that sort of scarred me for quite a bit of my childhood days. I eventually got over it when my family bought us a puppy. Oh and if I could have any other animal as a pet.. I'd get a dolphin. Don't ask. I've always had this fascination with them. Have you heard of Pink ones? Yup. Pink dolphins. Two of my favourite things together.

05: A little of the past ♥

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.

Sawadika! Haha I love this picture. I guess I look the same, right? This was during one of my best times of my life. My trip back home!!

03: My Perfect Date ♥

30 Day Blog Challenge
Day 2 – Your idea of the perfect first date.

Obviously the picture above would be an awesome date, but it would have to be a pretty special boy that sets this up. To be honest, I really don't expect much for a date haha. I'm pretty simple minded, and the littlest things puts a smile on my face. (My friends all know this.) But if I had to describe the perfect date... I guess first of all.. it would have to be with a guy that makes me happy. Yeah yeah, cheesy.. I know. We could be doing anything, as long as we're having a good time and I'm with him, I think that's a perfect date. It would be nice to get some food involved hahaha. Oh and I love having conversations with scenic views. I do that often with friends of mine, but nothing beats being with someone special. Beaches, hockey games, mountains to stargaze, or even cooking dinner together, I'll be happy with any of that. I just hope he knows how to cook, because I'm not exactly a chef.

02: Homemade with Love ♥

30 Day Blog Challenge
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.

Here are my homemade gyozas! Filled with yumminess.

01: The Little Things ♥

30 Day Blog Challenge
Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.

Back to classes today! Thankfully my classes ran through the Summer.. I didn't feel like it was too much of a drag getting back to class. The weather helped for sure. One of those rare sunny days before fall falls upon us. During lunch, I had a talk with some of my girls about school. Surprisingly, they felt the exact same way about what we're doing with our lives at this very moment. We talked about how there's so much more to do in life, so much more to explore, and travel. Share what we know and have with the less fortunate.

One of my goals next year is to go on a missions trip.. and I think I'll do just that. I don't think we fully appreciate what we have here, and for the most part.. take things completely for granted. My friends recently got back from a missions trip in India, and their stories were amazing to hear. The simplest of things touched the people's hearts there. They were so genuinely happy that they got to spend time with the team, and shake their hands. The simplest of gestures had such a huge impact. And over here, we're always wanting more. We're pretty consumed by materialism, that often.. we get lost in it. Time for a change! I'm not saying I won't shop anymore or completely stop my love for Fashion, but I'll definitely make it a point to give back, and do what I can to make some sort of difference.

Rediscovered You ♥

Why hello, it's been a while. I've neglected this blog, for many reasons. So much has gone on that not many know of, as well I've been extremely busy. But I've missed it! So I'm back at it. Getting a little personal today.

I got back from camp a day ago, and unlike most church camps I've been to, this one really touched my heart and hit home. Hard. Growing up, I've always been going to church, along with my family.. and when I started coming to BHLC, I slowly got involved with praise and worship, and stepped up to lead within the church. It took me awhile, but I never really felt "fulfilled". It was kind of like, okay go with the flow, or I might as well play a part and help out.. I never truly felt like I was able to fully open up, be vulnerable and serve God to my fullest potential, and with my heart in the right place. I guess you could say it was a test of my faith. I've always believed, but in a way.. not wholeheartedly. During this camp, I've cried, laughed and had so much fun. All within 4 days. And this changed me. Praise night was amazing. It always is, but I've never felt His presence so strongly as I did during that one night. I was actually tearing up, and it got to the point where I had to just stop singing and fell to my knees. (I was leading during p/w) I totally get that there's that "high" you feel during praise and worship, but this time it was completely different. I can't really explain it, but it just was.

I haven't really shared this with anyone, except one of my closer friends. I kind of wished I could open up to my parents about it, as I know they've been praying for me for the longest time. In a way, I think this will bring me closer to them, as I feel like it's a constant barrier that stands between us. After all I'm the only one in my family that goes to a different church.

To be completely honest, this has made me think twice about what I want to do with my life. At this point.. I'm starting to really question what I really want in life. I really don't think Fashion is something that I'll be fulfilled with. Don't get me wrong, I love it.. but really, it's not enough. There's so much more to life than that. I want to see the world, experience different cultures, travel to less fortunate countries and spread His love. Guess my 5 year plan just went down the drain lol. But on a serious note, I feel so much more compelled to lead, within the church. Serve for a full time ministry possibly? Who knows. I'm a little torn about all of this, but all I can do is pray and trust that He'll know what's best for me. And I have complete faith in that :)

I am once again, so thankful and grateful for the people in my life who have helped me grown in faith. From the recent spontaneous bible study sessions, to encouraging me to step up, to always being there if I ever needed anything.. You guys know who you are. From the bottom of my heart, I can't thank you enough. Nothing but mad love for you guys.

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