Just suddenly



It’s nice to be someone else for awhile. At this moment, I am Ashley.

Its been years! i have no idea why..just suddenly i had this thought to come back to this forgotten blog. Surprised i even remembered my password.

So here i am 5 years later, sitting in the corner of Starbucks, drinking my latte, laptop on the table. I looked around and see all these people ordering their coffee, nice jazzy music playing…felt abit relaxed. i needed this. I love this feeling. like im in a totaly different place. a different country. i’ve always envisioned myself in this state. i cant explain it in words. im not really that articulate but basically i just needed this break from my hectic & stressful life. Sometimes it’s nice to just be alone.

Past year has been so tiring to a point im almost drained dry. I think im on the verge of a burnout. i cant figure out my priorities anymore. I’ve been so tied down to my day job & running my own business. too many things..too many problems appear one after another. At this point i wish i could just drop everything, pack up and leave. Go some place where no one knows me, and i can focus on doing the things i love the most. Creative art. My DIY projects. Build myself as who i really am. Be inspired and to be an inspiration. Or just sit in a corner of a cafe & watch people. Like now.

However, in 15 minutes, i have to leave this place and go back to reality. Work must go on. Ah well, it was a nice short 1hour release from reality. Till we meet again blog. Out.


Mom gives Botox to 8-year old daughter

The stories you find on Youtube are so crazy. I spent half the day staring at my tiny laptop screen like a magnet because of one disturbing story i stumbled upon on Youtube. I mean who wouldn’t be drawn to a title that says “Mom gives Botox to 8-year old daughter”. Gotcha! I bet you were drawn to read my blog too when you see the title huh?

So this is the story that caught my initial attention:

Then I could help but find out more about this story;

So now she denies it?? Geez…

This is another interview she did. In the Good Morning America interview, she said it hurt a “little bit” but got used to it. Here, the kid had an oops moment when she said her botox hurt. Observe how she looked to her mom for reassurance.

So yeah this story is crazy, and stupid. (Yet i was still determined to find out more about it.) Whatever it is, Anderson Cooper summed up my thoughts.

Well said Anderson Cooper!

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Sabah’s gem

It good to see someone from your own small town do very well in their life, and be famous because of it. I’m so proud of these homegrown talents who made it big. There are a handful but i would like to focus on Mia Palencia. Such soulful voice. Such talent. Beautiful.

She grew up being in the lime light. Always have. I first knew her when she sang at our school event. She was a couple years my junior. It was clear that she is a rare talent and who will not stop doing what she does. More than 15 years later, she’s still singing..and doing even more.  To find out more about her, go to her homepage Mia Palencia. Check out her latest album too Songs from the Jiwang Kingdom.

Enjoy one of her song from her latest album. Really hit home for me.

R.I.P Amy Winehouse

Why am I not shocked by this news when I first heard it yesterday? I guess it was expected (there’s even a website for it. Click here ) that she would fall to her death just like most of the drug-depended musicians, who were also coincidentally dead at age 27. And just like all those in ‘Club 27’, she was a very talented one, she could have gone so much further. Not shocking but still so sad and such a waste of a good talent. Ah well…its not like people dear to her did not try to help her with her battle with drugs and alcho. But in the end its her choice. “They tried to make me go to rehab, I SAID NO NO NO!” I think that’s pretty clear enough.

Nonetheless, Im sure her music will always live strong. And as a tribute to her talent, here’s THE song that opened her stardom. And ironically, its also the song that’s perfect for her closing act.

Valentine – Kina Grannis

I know Valentine is waaaay past and further away to the next but i just love this song. Its very sweet. The singer and writer of this song is just as sweet too. Saw her on Youtube (best source of music and raw talents.) Check her out.

Love. Its a special day. We should celebrate and appreciate the you and me. Found something neat. Be mine. Be my Valentine. I will love you. I LOVE YOU.

Monday Blues…Not!

Its a monday but i like it! My lectures start at 8.30am and by 10am, im done. So technically, on mondays i only work 1.5 hours. But this is only till Sept 2011. Come the new semester…not sure yet if i would get the same kind of schedule. But for now, I shall fill my Mondays with gratitude. Something I should have more often of.

Here’s a song for you guys to enjoy! I stumbled upon this fantastic singer/songwriter on Jango.com. Hope this song lifts you up from your Monday blues.

P/s: I cant find an official music video on this song.. Sorry. But enjoy the music nonetheless

One red paper clip


Yes. Its a red paper clip. So what’s so special about it? If you googled ‘one red paper clip’ you will probably see the name Kyle MacDonald, or a line that says “guy traded paper clip for a house”. WHAT? How can anyone posibly trade their way from a paperclip to a house? Well believe it or not, Mr. Paper-clip-guy is for real.

Here’s his oficial website and his story.


I am very inspired by the red paper clip project. He has proven that NOTHING is impossible.

Now hear me out. Im offering to trade. Anyone wanna trade a GREEN paper clip?