Free-people

Be a fruitloop

Couldn’t have said it better

During the week I started using looklet again. It’s an online fashion designing software + it’s free, so check it out sometime. Though now a lot has changed, for those of us  who used to be looklet/coutourious fans :

  1. Looklet is now paid! (but don’t worry you can still use the demo)
  2. Coutourious is now closed ,yes, CLOSED! 😥

That said, I’ve been forced to use the demo to continue practising my hobby.

I bet you’re asking yourself what type of style I’m into, right?

First of all, I listen to a lot of music, which greatly influences my style :

ex. as my music taste changes, so does my style.

Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of First Aid Kit (‘Emmylou’) , Purity Ring (‘Obedear’) and The Walkmen (‘We can’t be beat’)

First Aid Kit - Wolf

Look them up, they’re amazing

 

and Falling by HAIM :

So these songs inspired me to start liking ‘hippie fashion’ (that 1960s style).

For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about

Some hippie pictures

and finally ‘Folklore’ made using Looklet 

Please share ( & keep my name on top)

Please share ( & keep my name on top)

If you want to see more of this trend check out:

Minimalism

Don't we all just want more, sometimes?

Don’t we all just want more, sometimes?

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Seneca – (a Roman Stoic philosopher)

Not to long ago, I was thinking of getting a new phone …

but then I gave it a second thought and realized that I didn’t really need that phone :

-I have a phone that’s perfectly fine, I can call, chat and do anything I like with it.

And then I said to myself, “hey!, I like my mindset

I felt really happy being satisfied with what I had. It made me feel like I could see what others couldn’t.

So, what if we all use that way of thinking : New phone ?, new bike ?, new bag (or bags-s-s-s-s) ?

Before you take out that credit card, give it a second thought “Do I really, really need it?” or “Do I want it because I think it’s really pretty and it’ll make me smile” because I can assure you it wouldn’t.

with Jesus

with Jesus

Open your heart, there is so much more to life : Don’t you want to wake up and smile just because your blanket’s so soft ?

That’s true happiness, the one that only Jesus can give you. Open your heart today, let him come in and give you joy that you can also share to people around you.

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. –Romans 14:17 ESV

Why do we depend on objects for happiness, when they never truly make us happy?

Watch a video of One Direction performing ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis (Niall is adorable in this video!)

War ?

Syria ? Mali? Afghanistan?… Isn’t this ever going to end!

Everyday millions and millions of killings because of people trying to make others miserable.

They say that there are wars because it is in us to hate our neighbour but some days I wonder:

Aren’t we tired of hating ?

Ecclesiastes 3:8:A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace

Love is like war… easy to start… difficult to end… and impossible to forget!!!

visit this page for more quotes and pictures on war.

Look at this music video afterwards!

Real friends

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A friend of mine asked me who my best friends were… Hmmm…
1- Those are the types of questions you get when you’re stuck in highschool, like it’s not enough that you’re already trying hard to overlook their bad sides, you must have BFFs too?
2- I would have so much preferred to just say nobody was my best friend.

The arm of flesh will fail you,
You dare not trust your own. – Stand Up For Jesus, chorus

But I really thought about it for a while as though it was a serious question and realized that all those so-called “best friends” have hurt me at some point, some more than others, and maybe it is true that I don’t want to become too close to anyone anymore.
I have had great friends that I ended up being separated from, we had the best times together and just recently a very good friend of mine had to move to another country. It’s really just another sad story, but it pains me to let them go, since they are so rare.
And I’ve also had two-faced backstabbing egotistics too that I ended up loving… Life is so unpredictable
I’ve learned to love them all : nice or horrible
Why do we tend to push people away ?
Everyone has that one person who tortured them at some point, or maybe even a whole bunch of people but we just can’t not like them and ignore them, because of what they do.
In fact, we all sin and only Jesus Christ is and forever will be perfect. You just have to accept everyone despite their flaws.

Matthew 25 : 34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

Read more here

So my final word is instead of looking for that perfect friend, try to be that perfect friend everyday to everyone you meet. And may the grace of The Lord be with you as you do so, I understand how hard it can be to love some people.

I’m listening to a Vanessa Carlton custom radio on Iheartradio now, I love the piano in the background, it really lifts my mood.

My survey

I recently created a survey for my blog. Well I never really knew how to actually put in on my blog, till today

Woo!!!

So please take part and spare some time to make my blog better 😉 –> check up, in the menu bar (at the top top top of the screen) and click on feedback.

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Thanks, and I hope you’re participating.

Dreaming’s good, Acting’s better!

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“You have to speak your dream out loud.” – Kelly Corrigan

If you sort of study the quote you’ll understand that Kelly Corrigan wants us to not only dream (abstract) but to also speak it out loud (concrete).

Everyday we experience things that make us sound like this : “I want to be a better person!” But there’s a huge problem because we never really act this out and when we do, it doesn’t last long enough…

Why do we so often become unmotivated?

These dreams can be anything from ‘I want to start sitting up straight’ to ‘I want to stop going browsing the Internet on school days’.
One reason the change doesn’t last long is because our ideas are blurred out with the belief that we will never be able to be anyone other than who we are.

We think that the change doesn’t fit the type of life we live because we’re too busy or need to look cool to a certain group of people, blah blah blah…

– And just push it aside or leave it for every once in a while saying : ‘ok, on Saturdays I’ll do some sports so during the week I won’t have to…’

– But then this makes us to easily forget it : after a while we won’t even care about what we planned for that eventual day because we believe that one day won’t change us.

I found this plan online : The 29 day experiment method It’s a really good technique for anyone who is struggling with change.
Basically, you set your goal for a 29/30 day period and stick to it religiously. In the end it might even become a part of you.

Now the only problem is, are you going to stick to it for 29 days only? (Completely up to you )

Matthew 4:17 : From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 : Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

These are the songs I’m listening to right now

If you like MoneyGrabber, here’s the video :

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Love?

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Mother and daughter love is storge (click to visit the photographer’s page)

Love is patient, love is kind.
It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous,
it is not inflated, it is not rude,
it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered,
it does not brood over injury,
it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,
endures all things.

Yesterday was just horrible, I spent most of it on the road… Stuck in traffic. I got car sick and I turned off the radio because “it was making me uncomfortable”. Then I remember returning home in the evening and getting mad because my brother moved the wii from the living room upstairs to the one downstairs and he just threw the bunch of wii games on the couch. After shouting my head off, I went upstairs to have my space.
I wish I controlled my temper though, I felt guilty afterwards. It made me wonder, if I really loved my brother…
Why would I not show unconditional love to my brother?

Jesus has given us a new commandment : in 1 Corinthians 13 we learn that love is patient.
And simply because I know that I serve a loving God (I am shown unconditional love : my father sent his only begotten son to die for me) I should show love even without expecting any in return. The love God has for me is called agape love ( I found two sites that define word nicely : merriam-webster and christianity.about.com. The second one also describes the other types of love we learned today (Eros, Philia, Storge)
That was our subject in sunday school today ; love.

“1Corinthians 13:13 : And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is Love.”

For more bible quotes visit : 10 Inspirational Bible Verses About Love

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1 Corinthians 13 : 4-7

Today’s song is a longtime favorite All Of Me by Tanlines

So pardon me for asking
Pardon me for thinking
Pardon my for asking
Pardon me for thinking
All of me is asking
All of me is thinking
All of me is asking
All of me is thinking

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and Houdini by Foster The People : I love the band so much that I downloaded their whole album :D!