Category Archives: Life

The big 3 0!

First of all, let me apologize for not posting anything for a really long time !

Time passes by way too fast and I guess that I was caught up in the rush …

But something big happened recently ! I turned the big 3.0 !

Trust me, I have given this day a lot of thoughts during many many years. I think that many females do the same but of different reasons.

You guys know the song by Britney ” I am not a girl, not yet a woman” – I was thinking that turning 30 makes me go from a girl to a  woman, so it’s actually about the transformation and some expectations about what I should be doing and be ready for when I am a WOMAN…

Today the 2nd day as 30 – I can conclude that everything is preeeetty much the same as when I was 29. Maybe except the wrinkles and my bad back… 🙂

But the big questions is : “So why did I spent that many thoughts on how it will feel to turn 30 when it’s actually just more rational to go with the flow and see what happens?”

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The year of self development

A year has passed since I got home from New York and during the past year I have experienced quite a lot and  I could actually call it “the year of self development”

I came back to DK from the most wonderful stay in New York  and from not to have a job, to studying, to having a part time job, to get my coach certification and now to have a full time job again and moving to another city. And in between all that the best part was having chances to meet so many great people who had taught me so much about life both  in positive and negative ways and I couldn’t be more grateful.

 

I could write books about how much the New York trip and the past year mean to me and to my own self development – but the biggest lessons I have learned during the past year are :

1) if you want changes – create them and remember to bring your heart along

2) believe that things will work out

3 ) believe in your own strengths

And the most important –

4) learn to be grateful

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Take good care my friends!

 

 

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Bad Sandy!

Dearest readers/ followers,

Once again I would like to apologize for my absence / lack of posts due to some big changes in my life, how ever I will be writing more about this in my next post.

I would like to focus this post on Sandy and the devastations she has caused in the US.

When I heard about Sandy  earlier this week I got worried about my friends in New York, so I wrote them an email and luckily they were all OK. Later on this week I saw on Facebook that my US friends were volunteering either on food distribution, cleaning parks, streets and even donating their salary to help the needy, which is so admirable !

And to be honest, I can’t stop thinking about how it would be if I had postponed my New York journey to this time at this year …

I truly hope that the people who are effected by Sandy will be feeling better soonest possible and that they can get back on their feet!

 

Take good care of each other !

 

 

 

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I was all about the ears

Growing up in an Asian family comes with funny superstitions and beliefs on so many things.

I was told that people with big earlobes will get a great life and people with small earlobes are less fortunate. Maybe it comes from how Buddha’s ears were shaped..

How ever even though this sounds a bit weird, I actually carried this theory with me in so years until I started looking at people and their lives..

I discovered that there are NO connections between the earlobe theory and people’s happiness.

I saw that some people with big earlobes are unhappy with their lives and some with small earlobes are happy. I noticed another important thing with the people who were unhappy, they do not act on their unwanted situation and their attitude towards life is less positive.

So I realized 2 great things!

1) the happiness of your life is not a predetermined fate or it is not based on if some of your body parts are shaped in a lucky special way.  The true matter is that you have to take actions and work for it, if you want to achieve “the happy life”.

2 )  Even it sometimes can be difficult, try to keep a positive approach towards life !

I know that this post started off a bit strange but I truly hope that the message is well received at your end 🙂

Take care every one.

 

 

 

 

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This is me

Since I started this blog some of my friends told me that it would be a great idea to post some pictures of me “Confused Di”. I hesitated for a while because of the anonymous part and I didn’t know if putting my face out there will be a good or bad thing.

But after some “thinking time” I decided to do it and last week I went on a small photo shoot. The following photos were shot by the talented Mads Jeppesen whom I had mentioned in my earlier post.

So to my dearest followers, this is me!

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C.H.A.R.I.T.Y

I was enjoying my Sunday afternoon with a cup of tea and turned on the TV and saw this commercial for a humanitarian organization, which leads me to writing this post about C.H.A.R.I.T.Y.

During my childhood my dad often told my siblings and I the importance of charity and the fact that if you are able to give anything to people in need, you should do that. I couldn’t agree more with my dad and that’s why I have been supporting Unicef and Folkekirkens Noedhjaelp with a monthly contribution and these 2 organizations have done so much good work for people in need. But there are of course lots of other organizations that do really great work like Amnesty, WFP, WSPA and etc.

But lately I have been supporting the Danish homeless people by buying their news paper “Hus Forbi” by giving dkk 20,- (around USD 3,50) for each. I really love this project “Hus Forbi” and it started back in 1996 in Copenhagen and this gives the homeless people the opportunity to earn their own money by selling the news papers. You give DKK 20 for 1 news paper and DKK 8 goes to the sales man of it and the rest DKK 12 goes to the production, administration and distribution of the news papers.

And the great thing about Denmark is that your contributions to charity can be deducted in taxes, which means you can get some of the contributions back in your pocket.

With this post about charity I just want to tell people that the less fortunate people and also animals out there need our help. So please do not choose to look away on this matter and if you can help out by giving a small contribution or in any other way can help out, please do so.

Happy Sunday!

 

 

 

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Grateful

Last night I couldn’t sleep and 1 thought hit me which was : I am not just A person but I am a lot of things to other people and unfortunately I forget about it a lot.

For example :

I am a daughter of 3 lovely people (Yes 3)

I am a sister to 12 sipplings (Yes 12)

I am an aunt to so far 12 wonderful kids (yes 12)

I am a girlfriend to loving men (kidding) a loving man

A godmother to the cutest girl

A friend to great and loyal friends

A cousin to God knows how many

A blogger who has a good network on wordpress.com

and the list can be continued

But what I am trying to say here is that I should be more grateful and appreciate the people around me, so this post is a reminder to myself : Be GRATEFUL and THANKFUL  for the people in my life and for all “the roles” I get to play in their lives!

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A tribute to Ellen Degeneres

To my dearest readers, I am sorry for my recent absence due to lack of having anything to share.

But today I would like to dedicate my following post to Ellen Degeneres, one of the world’s most funny person and the reason for this is she makes me laugh when it is needed. Especially on rainy days which Denmark has a lot of 😦

I have watched Ellen’s sitcom, her stand up shows and now her talk show. What I love about Ellen is that she seems like she is an easy going, loving person and I just love the different features she has on her show, like the “Fair and Square Lady” where she wears the ugliest dresses ever and the lines are so corny that I always laugh my behind off.

But what I also love about the show is that she brings people on the show who haven’t been too fortunate and she gives them fortune.

So thanks to Ellen D. for making me laugh and for the work she does.

Happy Friday !

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