Tuesday, September 25, 2012

True Contenment

Be happy when you receive it,
Treasure it when you have it,
and remain happy even when you don't have it,
but give thanks for knowing you will get it.

SL- 01.08.12

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Book writing completed

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I have recently just completed writing for a local Celebrity Hairstylist. It was a wonderful working experience for me. And i am looking forward to my next project which is the Glaucoma Society project and a Calendar project, whereby both requires me to write aesthetically.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

New LIFE



Kittens are born! We are providing shelter to the mother and children.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Learning to Let Go

Letting go off someone doesn’t mean washing hands off that person, but rather, we are learning to allow the forces of nature to work in its own way naturally. While we watch our loved ones live life in their own experience, we are also giving ourselves the chance to love as it is.

Sl. 7.08.12

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Being Human

Sometimes we tend to forget others being humans, especially when it comes to making mistakes. Sometimes even I forget that I’m human too… especially for all the destructions I’ve made to myself and to others.

Sl. 13.7.12

Tinted Eyes

Even when we have eyes, we rarely see. Or rather, we rarely want to see clearly. And days go by with a blur, even when it is in front of us, we still can’t see. We become ungrateful to our eyes, unable to connect our eyes to our hearts, and slowly we might end up forgetting who we truly are.

Sl. 10.7.12

Monday, July 9, 2012

Breathe

When you find yourself wandering towards the future,

It has not happen...breathe.

If you are currently reminiscing the past,

It has long gone happened...breathe.

Breathe, my friend, what's happening now?

Find your self moving inwardly,

Stay with the now...breathe.

Sl. 6.7.12

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Forever Young by Audra Mae & the Forest Rangers

"Dedicated to the Women in the World"
Drawing inspired by the lyrics below
May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young,
May you stay forever young.

from Sons of Anarchy OST

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My magical abundance

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"Every cloud has a silver lining"
- portfolio.shialynn.com
I have been compiling my works recently, from time to time, ranging from writings, poems to illustrations. Although there is a long more way to go to compile all of it to publish a book. Nonetheless, tables have turn now and when it comes to my creative work, I am glad that I no longer give in to the works of unworthiness. Yes, I will always be a "Work in Progress", and my heart guides my hands each time I write or hold a marker to draw. But, unworthiness will no longer come in between me and my creative self. I have finally found the true meaning of Art and Creativity... no longer bound by the ideas of society's perception of how art is suppose to be. 


Art is not money, art is the soul, and money is abundance. So, if I allow myself to fall in love with my work and believe in it, abundance will always come naturally. 


I recently got promoted at work. I am still trying to get use to the feeling of getting promoted because honestly, I have never gotten an incredible achievement ever throughout my whole working life. My promotion was unlike others, who was recognized by their bosses, etc. For me, it was entirely different- I seized the opportunity when opportunity was there for me waiting to be seized! And after all that has happened, after much thought, I realized that it is the same thing for abundance. To me, abundance (or money, whichever you might want to call it) is not something that would fall from the sky when you put out your hands. 


My two cents on Abundance:
- An opportunity
- An opportunity has to be seized as it would not come knocking on your door. 
- Instead, we knock on its door by believing & loving ourselves and our work, for it is magic. 
- And magic can only happen when you believe in it. 
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"Dear Higher Self, thank you"  - portfolio.shialynn.com
So, back to being promoted, I thank God, the universe, my higher self for being the core motivation for me to move forward each day. To help me make decisions intuitively to seize opportunities. To loving what I already have and loving my Self most of all...

The Judgemental "friend"

We are our own judge, yet we are our own friend. Yet, knowing this outwardly, we still judge, swinging the gavel down to unfriend ourselves.

Sl. 1.7.2012


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Offering Love-Wisdom

"We are constantly changing each other's lives, every hour, minute and seconds spent in a conversation. Live with it in the now, and offer love-wisdom to one another. Share words through inquiries and realizations. Embrace the magic of communication and lives could be changing right now as we speak."
-SL. 27.6.12

Whenever I meet a good friend over a meal, being girls as we are, we would engage in topics, and most of the time are really enlightening ones. Sometimes about life, about relationships, about work... and whether the other person across the table realizes or not, but I noticed that each time I have a conversation with a friend, I leave the table thinking. And here I realized that when engaging in a conversation, it is the most insightful energy shared between friends. You learned something each time, and that means the words you share are so important because it could just change lives so easily. Here i have also learned that living in the now would help exchange wisdom. Perhaps maybe your friend's life could change after that.

*Dedicated to a special friend, whom I'd like to call my little sister- Michelle Teng. Who helped me to help each other grow wiser together each day into womanhood. My heart also goes out to my other girl friends; we have touched each other's lives each time we meet over lunch.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Within my space

I have often wondered to myself, if given a hypothetical scenario; would it be natural if I confront a person who is causing trouble to others, or if I approach a person who is in trouble without the person requesting for help?...or would it be unnatural if I just be and observe from afar and not interfering with what ever that is going on in that person's space?...I have often reminded myself this, whether I may be right or not, that if I approach the person causing or experiencing trouble, I think that I might be interfering with the natural experience the person might be experiencing. And since there is much more cause and effect rather than right or not, I probably would be altering the effect of the experience one is encountering or need to encounter if I do step in. So, question here is, would it be cruel to not take action when you witness a trouble? Still, in our complicated human world, some feel the need to do something about it because they feel a sense of protectiveness or responsibility. Some were also told to be ignorants for not doing something bout it. Nonetheless, it would be necessary to always check with our intentions first before we proceed to take the next step. Perhaps that must've been how the phrase begun "it's not my place to speak or do..." because really...sometimes the best thing to do is to just be.


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Working in and out



To attempt not feeling hurt inwardly, is to blame the outside. Yet, to blame the outside, would also mean failing to work inwardly. Failing to work inwardly would lead to feeling hurt within again. The answer would probably be best to understand the cause of the situation, and effect from the cause. Thus, working inwardly and outwardly, then to just let it go with forgiveness, and to just be, with love.

SL. 17.6.12

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cheek to Cheek

 "...If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also..." Matthew 5: 38-42

To offer your other cheek to be slapped is not giving in, but metaphorically means to offer loving-kindness continuously with understanding & awareness to the one who is unaware; to put an end to a vicious cycle so that it would not continue to propel into another negative experience again and again. -SL. 13.06.12

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

In Silence

Silent; seen as lack of self-esteem,
Silence as a sign of intelligence.
Silent; seen as lack of stance,
Silence as a sign of observation.

Silent; seen as timid,
Silence as a sign of boldness.
Silent; seen as opinion-less,
Silence as a sign of reflection.

Silent; seen as ignorant,
Silence as a sign of awareness.
Silent; seen as frustration,
but Silence as a sign of Love & Truth.

-SL 5th June 2012-

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Friendship Food



From Andrin, a good friend, with a heart of gold who bakes amazing pumpkin cupcake! Thank you!

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Love is in me



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Savoring the moment: arch enemy



After Evanescence (something light for myself), after Korn (something both my soulmate and i share) and now Arch Enemy; i am glad to have this chance to be able to meet them. And i think it is great that there are companies who are bringing in various talented metal and rock bands as such. I think the moment here i would like to savor is that i am able to share this moment with my soulmate. Something we both have been listening to for past 5 years. He opened the doors to music for me..

Being there last night, standing in front of the stage (awesome view), i tried to take it every single moment of it, enjoying every bit of it. These are the little things in life i would like to remember always.. being in the moment.. The best part is, knowing that there are bands with lyrics that share the same views about one self.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Procrastination

Sometimes the smallest things in life happens to be one of the most important realization.


You see, I have a DVD player that is not able to read DVDs well unless they are original copies. It gets old because it demotivates me to watch a good ol movie while I do my chores. Time and time again I remind myself that I have a standby player which I can easily hook it up and my problem would be solved. But of course, comes the procrastination. My mind starts to give excuses like, oh but the current machine is of sentimental value or cant move the tv to plug the wires..etc. Eventually, I let these thoughts govern over me and I dared complained about the machine failing me.. Also not realising that I was being irresponsible of my own actions.


So here I am trying to play a movie again, trying to on and off it until it reads the DVD.. But this time, I though to myself, how long am I going to go through this procrastination when all I have to do is just take a little effort to try and hook up the new player instead.


A new found realization came through and I realised, I only thought it's hard because I gave myself excuses.. Not realizing that I let these excuses or negativity be part of me to stop me from being able to enjoy the little things in life.


Now, I am eager to make the switch :-) moral of the story is don't say I can't before I can.


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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Writing for Dietary Product

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I have just completed a dietary product copywriting, a project for 45-Kilo. Though it was a fast process on a tight deadline, but it was quite an interesting experience as it is one of my first projects on dietary product promo material.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Little girl in me



My loving soulmate told me few days ago that on the outside I'm an adult but inside I'm still a little girl. :-) so, embracing my inner child, I got something for myself that reminded me of my childhood and what once made me smile.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Gratitude to Getaways

My Love
 and a "Big LadyBug" for me!
I had a blast at Genting again. This time we needed the getaway ever since the pile up projects at work almost devoured me. I had a lot of chance to my thoughts when i was away. This time, i noticed how and why i felt the familiar feeling of anxiety and little misery when it was our last night there. I had the chance to observe my surroundings, people and the atmosphere when i stepped into a casino; even noticed how my behavior changed when i was surrounded with Asians who, many, were very tensed and stressed up at the Casino dealer's table.And an idea came to mind again, money is nothing. For decades and lifetimes, money has been the source of many happenings and reasons. But really, it is just a piece of paper, with some mandatory images and descriptions printed on it; and us, we give power to money. We bring it to life. But what if we didn't? What value would there be in Money?

Anyways, all that money-thing aside, i think like-wise with anxiety. So, i thought to myself "this time i will not give in to feeling worry, misery or any negative energy that would be able to bring me down and affect my holiday." And a pat on my back, i enjoyed myself! =)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

For I am Love

Like a child on a swing,
I want to be as still as the mountains...
Gentle as the sky,
As strong as the tree...
As pure as the green grass...
For I am Love.

-SL 22.03.12-

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I Am, What?


I am just like a drawing,
A figure combined with shapes, sizes and colours.
Initially, I am nothing,
Nothing but just a frame,
frame until I am formed.

However, I still exist,
Because I am thought off from God.

Before I am formed,
I am one with the wind.
I am one with nature,
I am one with everything seen and unseen in this world...

I am an idea,
I am in mind.
I exist, yet I am nothing.

I am, after all...
Just made out of shapes,
colours and sizes,
and other intricate elements.

SL. 19.03.12

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Road Taken

Two roads diverged in a wood,
and I took the one less travelled by.
And that has made all the difference.
-Robert Frost


When I was 16 years old back in secondary school, i remember learning Robert Frost poems in my English literature class. I always felt that the poem (above) was inspiring, little did i know that it had so many meanings on various levels. I downloaded a Cognitive Behaviour Diary App today, when i launched the app, there i saw the familiar stanza.

Reading the stanza brought back a flash of memories, incidents and automatically the mind tries to match to the meaning of the poem like a jigsaw puzzle, and i ended up relating to the poems with my past experiences. But one particular passing thought caught my attention; it was that everyday we are given the choice to choose and that choice would lead us to various scenarios, conclusions, consequences. Everyday we change and renew ourselves mentally and emotionally. And how do we change it is how we face these daily "choices" in our own way. These choices are priceless journeys, an alone journey but not lonely. Where i am today, is the result of a route i took yesterday, and yesterday's journey was a route i decided upon the day before that. Somewhere along, what i said to someone was a route i chose, and how the person felt or how i was left to feel or thought, was based on a chosen route before that...

The journey of the road travelled is simply a paradox one... how interesting. There are no which road is the correct one or not.. it is basically just what happens after that.



The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Source:
 http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15717
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Space

A paradox experience...

How strange it is we tend to get affected in another person's negativity when the other person is expressing from his/her own space. How strange it is that we tend to "butt in" or get "sucked in"...
And we forget that it is not our space at all to intervene.

If we remember this, surely it would be easier to feel inspired or motivated to create something be it a piece of art, a song, an article, etc. If we remember this, surely we would not be cowardice or feel deprived of happiness when our minds "thought" that we are being neglected, cast out or left out.

What a strange experience...
a question or an idea to ponder on.

An idea...
surely it is just an idea, a thought and be affected at someone else's words, opinion, perception of how you are or something you did or do or done.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Strange

Sometimes blinded by its glory,
sometimes knowing it is not that easy.
When you acknowledge it,
it becomes a drug,
when you ignore it,
it is tough.

You would think that it can change each other,
for better or for worst,
one would never know.
But in your own space, my dear
I know i can never understand.

I cannot call this thing, love,
for love knows many wondrous beauties.
Yet this thing people claimed to be love,
it pricks and it hurts,
feeding you not true happiness,
but like a carrot before an ass.

How strange it is,
for this we sacrifice.
We strive and cry,
we talk and try...
Yet, all these actions,
Serve only to seek approval.

- SL. 1 March 2012-

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

One More Day

While we walk,
while we talk,
while we think,
my soul is keen for one more day.

To be alive,
to laugh
or cry,
to smile
or be upset,
my soul seeks for just one more day.

To sing and dance,
to write and draw,
to express and listen,
my soul asks for just one more day.

To be here and now,
to be loved and love,
to be free and freed,
my soul yearns one more day.

For one more day is a day to give,
one more day is a day to see,
one more day is a day to strive,
for my soul is lifted just with one more day.

-SL 29th February 2012-

Friday, February 24, 2012

Earth Angel, Earth Angel

Are you an Earth Angel?!(based on "Earth Angels" & Realms of the Earth Angels by Doreen Virtue Ph.D.)
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Incarnated Angels - they are the ones, who elect their entire lives in human body... Incarnated Angels like rules, they obey them and get angry at people who don't follow the rules. They tend to be serious and polite, and would be comfortable working in windowless buildings. They have difficulty saying "no" and feel guilty when others help them. If you are an Incarnated Angel:*wait before saying "yes"*shield yourself with energy and Light, especially before helping someone*Replace the apology habit with positive affirmation*Balance your giving and receiving*Accept good graciously*Play
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Evanescence Was Here

 Remember the metaphoric song by Evanescence which i shared HERE



  And i got to share the moment this time with my special soulmate. =)

<3

Monday, February 13, 2012

Greatest Love of All

"If I should die this very day
Don't cry, cause on earth we wasn't meant to stay
And no matter what people say
I'll be waiting for you after the judgement day...
'Cause your love is my love
and my love is your love
It would take an eternity to break us..." :( ♥
- R.I.P. Whitney Houston (9. 8. 1963 – 11. 2. 2012.)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Not just a wishful thinking

Because i will make it happen...

1.  Buy my first camera - May 2011

2. Explore Malacca alone - Feb 2012

3. Travel alone

4. Become a mixed media artist & create affirmation paintings

5. Be a professional creative blogger

6. Register my websites - January 2012

7. Have my crafts placed in stores

8. Learn Art Therapy

9. Practice Yoga

10. Practice meditation

11. Visit art galleries

12. Go to a concert

13. Go dancing

14. Learn a favourite language

15. A New House

16. Decorate house and room

17. First brand new phone (never had one) Feb 2012


Friday, February 3, 2012

Stronger

You know the bed feels warmer,Sleeping here alone,You know I dream in color,And do the things I want.
You think you got the best of meThink you had the last laughBet you think that everything good is gone.
Think you left me broken downThink that i'd come running backBaby you don't know me, cause you're dead wrong.
What doesn't kill you makes you strongerstand a little tallerDoesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone.
What doesn't kill you makes a fighterFootsteps even lighterDoesn't mean I'm over cause you're gone.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, strongerJust me, Myself and IWhat doesn't kill you makes you strongerStand a little tallerDoesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone.
You heard that I was starting over with someone new,They told you I was moving on over you,You didn't think that I'd come back ,i'd come back swingingYou try to break me but you see
[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/stronger-lyrics-kelly-clarkson.html ]What doesn't kill you makes you strongerstand a little tallerdoesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone.
What doesn't kill you makes a fighterFootsteps even lighterdoesn't mean I'm over cause your gone.
what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, strongerJust me, myself and IWhat doesn't kill you makes you strongerStand a little taller Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
Thanks to you I got a new thing startedThanks to you I'm not the broken heartedThanks to you I'm finally thinking 'bout me
You know in the end the day I left was just my beginning..... in the end...
What doesn't kill you makes you strongerStand a little tallerDoesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighterFootsteps even lighterdoesn't mean I'm over cause you're gone.
What doesnt kill you makes you stronger, strongerJust me, Myself and IWhat doesnt kill you makes you strongerStand a little tallerDoesn't mean I'm lonely when Im alone.

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