Thursday, January 31, 2013

Not with haste

SO since I just did a Music Monday segment of Mumford & Sons, I'm gonna top it off with an amazing dance piece by one of my favourite dancers. :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Music Monday: Mumford & Sons

This is one of my favourite songs from Mumford & Sons. They've got some really great music and this English folk rock band definitely captivates the little village girl in me. There's just something about listening to Mumford & Sons on a bright Monday morning - it sorta transports me a million miles away from all this concrete around me. :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

travel bug

I've got the travel bug and am secretly planning our little getaways for the year. :D
Where have you gone? What have you seen? Who have you met? Have you lived and experienced?
At the end of the year I hope I'll get to answer all that. :)

Ciao traveler :) from Celesty Lee on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

shiny things


One of the best post I read about the new year was from Mighty Girl.
I especially like the last bit:
Make things shinierDisco balls! Lip gloss! Futuristic rockets with lens-flare sheen! Admit it. Shiny things are better than regular things. For one, they catch the light. Further, they distract stupid people so you no longer have to engage in conversation with them. Finally, they really pull a room together. In 2013 I am coating everything in glitter. You! Come here. Shiny things! 2013.
My cousin Rachael and bestie Audrey would agree. Hurrah for Shiny things!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

there's nothing like the present




The new year reminds me of a chemistry set. It feels like a time we get to empty out our dirty old beakers and throw its murky contents down the drain. We get fresh jars to start a new experiment and new process over as we add substance and ingredients and elements into this bottle. We fire it up again, testing its resistance and watch as chemicals react. Solutions change colour or bubble over while some pop, crackle and snap. And all the while, we write, cause a scientist always observes and takes note of each and every action and reaction they find.

Every year, I write my promises for the year. What I hope to achieve at work, at home, with my family, in my relationships, for my physical health and for my spiritual well being. But this year, I figured, why write a whole page of promises I hardly keep. Good intentions but no follow-through. That's my problem! hmmph.

So this year, I only made one promise. I resolve to be present. Not like just simply living in the present although that's a must-do too... but simply being present. Showing up. In mind, thoughts, attitude and time. To be present in all entirety. To be there totally. Like, totally!

It's a tough promise to make cause we've all had times where we've been at a meeting at work but our minds have have travelled the seven seas, or we've gone out to meet with friends but spent most of the time hunched over our smartphone screens. What about times when someone in the family was talking to you but you couldn't tear your eyes away from the TV/Computer screen. (GUILTY!)

I think maybe being present sums up many others' resolutions for the year. Love more. Laugh more. Live more. Imagine more. Wander/Wonder more. (No one ever says work more but I'll throw it in the mix.) Work more. (Ugh, the Asian in me!)

So life... this year, I promise to just show up.

Bring it!