I read an old journal of mine and noted the facts that...
At some time at the end of 2010, approximately within the same month these things happened.
A friend was moving from her homeland Indonesia to Canada, while another one left Canada and was going home to Thailand.
A friend just lost his job due to efficiency, and another one purposedly left hers for wanting to start her own business.
A friend was getting married, but another friend was in the process of getting a divorce.
A friend just had a baby, another just had a miscarriage, and another old friend - may she rest in peace - just lose her life in labor, left behind a husband, a son, and a newborn baby.
I guess life just goes on, no matter what, anyways. Whether you're happy or sad, sick or healthy. Even if you were crying your heart out, somewhere out there someone else is bursting with the joy of happiness. Or vice versa. The universe is not about you. But you are playing a part, a very significant role - no matter how small - in a much bigger picture that more often or not, you have difficulty to comprehend.
Fast forward to now, for the same people I mentioned, the following happened to them...
My friend who moved to Canada finally moved back to Indonesia to be with her boyfriend, and now to go on with her life, since her boyfriend decided to break up with her not long after she made the big move going home. Ouch, indeed.
My Thailand friend still lives in Thailand, but far away from her hometown, where her job took her. And right at this moment, that job took her for a business trip to the USA.
Both of my friends who lost of left their jobs are now back in the workforce, with less pay, but more humanly working hours.
A friend who just got married is just back from her honeymoon, while the divorced one is now engaged to someone else.
My friend who become a mother is now leaving her job to be at home with her daughter (thumbs up for that decision, Jen, I know it's hard for you, but you did the right thing!), the other is pregnant again, and my dear friend Em who is now in Heaven, I don't know what has happened to her husband and son, but I heard her new born baby didn't make it and went with her to Heaven, as well.
I guess you never know where life might lead you afterall...
And today a girlie girl delights in these lovelies...
The flower-shaped gold earrings. I got lots compliments for them, and you know what?
They only cost a dollar a pair.
This unique green necklace. It's not my style, but somehow I fell for this one. Yeah, I know, my shirt looks very ugly up close. But what can I say, it's a free uniform from my previous office, and it's super versatile!
This thrifted emerald green thrifted scarf, tied around this happy mustard yellow bag. This scarf is a little bit difficult to match with anything, so I'm really happy to be able to showcase it today.
This silver and emerald green bracelet.
And the gold and green eyeshadows on my eyelids.
I'm looking forward to...
Trying out a new DIY project, planned for tonight. This will be a quiet evening, with a little craft project to get my hands busy, a simple dinner of cream soup and fried chicken, and some background music playing from my laptop. A lovely evening to wrap up a day's worth of work.
Tan jacket: DKNY. Black shirt: old Invio office uniform. Pleats skirt: unbranded. Bag: Sogo. Scarf: thrifted. Necklace: Warna, MKG. Earrings: bought it online. Bracelets: Le Marie, online, Shanghai.
I'm thankful for...
All the people who have gone through and left an imprint in my life. Whether they're staying or not, whether they leave a good or bad memories for me, the kind ones, the annoying ones, the nosy ones, the super annoying ones, the happy ones, the negative ones, each of them had been a teacher who taught me something and helped me to become the person that I am today. So, thank you, All, wherever you are now.
And last but not least, thank you to all of you Friends who are reading this. I hope you'll have a pleasant day. And a pleasant evening. <3
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