Stranded & helpless in China at midnight!!! But we still felt powerful.

This is going to be a nice adventure story, so hang on till the end for the best part 😉 So there we were, all happy and excited in Beijing, having finished visiting most of its sights, having soaked in some diverse experiences, and ready to move on to the next adventure! But before that, … Continue reading Stranded & helpless in China at midnight!!! But we still felt powerful.

My instant happiness and energy boosts…nope, it’s not food ;)

Feeling low about something? Discouraged/ upset? Or just...blaaah? You know, those times when you don't really feel anything, but are not feeling super charged either? Maybe you're just going about life, doing things, solving problems, getting chores off your never-ending to-do lists. Doesn't matter where you are currently, or how you feel. You can get happy … Continue reading My instant happiness and energy boosts…nope, it’s not food 😉

When life gets you down, this is why you should think about the trees in winter

Barren. Gloomy. Brown. Almost dead. That's how the trees in the winter look, don't they? I don't know about you, but 8 years ago, I saw them for the first time, and frankly, just wanted to run from them like hell! I missed my tropical green...:( I first arrived in Europe in the fall. And in … Continue reading When life gets you down, this is why you should think about the trees in winter

When pain knocked me out, and I woke up to some harsh truths

Ever been in gut-wrenching pain, that made your face all crinkly? Ever tried to move your body parts, and have it refuse to listen, like a broken toy? Ever gave your full energy to conduct a simple everyday habit, and failed miserably? No? Lucky, lucky, you! And pray till kingdom comes, that you never know … Continue reading When pain knocked me out, and I woke up to some harsh truths

Enough with the fear. Time to show all your colors :)

Life is a roller coaster. Sometimes things are at a high, sometimes they come crashing down. Sometimes there is joy, exuberance, joy, laughter. Sometimes there is despair, tears, and things fall apart. As the French sigh and say reflectively, c'est la vie. Why then, are you so open and proud of all the good things … Continue reading Enough with the fear. Time to show all your colors 🙂

Kindness, even from strangers, can make everything bright :)

In a consumer world, we encounter many different kinds of salepersons in stores. A few days ago, I met 2 extreme kinds. I had to get some printing and binding done in Aachen, so I went to a shop called Face, known for special printing. They said they couldn't deliver exactly what I wanted, just … Continue reading Kindness, even from strangers, can make everything bright 🙂

Why and how, even being a perfectionist, I gave up on perfection

They say Virgos are perfectionists. As someone of that sun sign, I had no trouble believing that about myself from an early age! I tried to maintain very high standards of both quality and quantity of work, pushed myself constantly to achieve those standards, and I was actually very proud about that! In interviews, when … Continue reading Why and how, even being a perfectionist, I gave up on perfection

It’s AllWays AllRight. Don’t fight the NOW.

Sometimes it all falls apart. Or it seems it does. You had all these fancy plans, and you thought things were going in the right direction. But then nothing came out of it. And all your plans seemed useless and fruitless. Your dreams, your hopes, whether it be of career success, relationships, maybe even financial … Continue reading It’s AllWays AllRight. Don’t fight the NOW.

If life gives you lemons, don’t just make lemonade, say yayyyyyyy!!!

Ok so the only seemingly 'negative' thing about lemons, is that they are bitter. But besides that, are you kidding me? It has soooo many awesome uses, it is unbelievable! These are all that you can do with it...speaking from experience 😉 Have a tequila 😉 Use it with baking soda as a natural, effective … Continue reading If life gives you lemons, don’t just make lemonade, say yayyyyyyy!!!

Sometimes you get what you want when you ask a second time ;)

My favorite flavour in the world? Salted butter caramels…yummm!!! The best ones are from Henri Le Roux, available only in France. It’s called Carames au Beurre Salé (CBS ®). My brother had visited Paris recently, and I had asked him to get me some of this toffee when he came to Netherlands, but it was … Continue reading Sometimes you get what you want when you ask a second time 😉