Monday, March 8, 2010

Quotes of the week

White Rabbit: I'm late, I'm late. For a very important date. No time to say hello, goodbye. Im late, Im late, Im late.

Im sure many of you can relate to the frenzied energy of the White Rabbit - places to go, ppl to see. No time to say hello goodbye. Im late im late im late. Yes, this is how I am. Trying to be productive and pack as much into my day as i possibly can so I can feel that my life isnt wasting away. But there comes a point where one stops and wonder if they are keeping busy just for the heck of keeping busy. Lately, I've been trying to figure out what my next step in life is. And instead of stopping and giving myself the time and space to reflect I urgently jam pack it with aimless duties and projects. When I dont listen to my inner self it begins to try and get my attention. I become burnt out, I start to get irritable, I start to feel a sense of dread seep into my consciousness. I start to feel unhappy which quickly transforms into a feeling of hopelessness. This is when i have to stop everything Im doing & really listen and give myself the time to build a stronger inner foundation for myself. Grow your roots first. Everything else will follow.

: Who... are... you?

Alice: Why, I hardly know, sir. I've changed so much since this morning, you see...
Caterpillar: No, I do not C, explain yourself.
Alice: I'm afraid I can't explain myself, you see, because I'm not myself, you know.
Caterpillar: I do not know.
Alice: I can't put it any more clearly, sir, because it isn't clear to me.

Its important to know yourself and strengthen your faith in yourself. In this way it makes the path you take in life clearer and the decisions you make more intent.

The Rose
: Just what species or, shall we say, genus are you, my dear?

Alice: Well, I guess you would call me... genus, humanus... Alice.
Daisy: Ever see an alice with a blossom like that?
Orchid: Come to think of it, did you ever see an alice?
Daisy: Yes, and did you notice her petals? What a peculiar color.
Orchid: [sniffing Alice's hair] And no fragrance.
Daisy: [chuckling, as she lifts up one side of Alice's dress] And just look at those stems.
The Rose: [as Alice slaps the Daisy's leaves away] Rather scrawny, I'd say.
Bud: I think she's pretty.
The Rose: Quiet, bud.

Has any of you experienced a time when you felt uncomfortable in your own skin and out of place bcos you dressed, spoke or acted differently than everyone else around you? I have many times & its one of the most vulnerable feelings in the world. Overcoming these moments can be difficult but it all comes down to self acceptance and love. Being able to appreciate yourself for who you are also helps you develop compassion to appreciate other ppl's differences. Work on your inner world and it will reflect on your outer.

: I simply must get through!

Doorknob: Sorry, you're much too big. Simply impassible.
Alice: You mean impossible?
Doorknob: No, impassible. Nothing's impossible.


  1. i love this entry...the photos are beautiful. :) and thank you for visiting as well (you do NOT look old nor are you actually old either!)

    what do you do if you don't mind me asking? :) I'm very non-technical..i wish i could have made a living doing something more creative.

    and yes..i do believe in finding your inner foundation/self and having faith in it. trying do that right now all the time...sigh :)

  2. these photographs are breathtaking... and the quotes are amazing to match! I feel like I'm so UNproductive everyday... but I try to do more during my days. I hope you find a time for yourself to relax and reflect.

    thanks for sharing these pictures and quotes.. really made me think :)


  3. LOVE these photos ! i still have yet to watch alice in wonderland, hopefully i can catch it this weekend !

    xx lue

  4. Oh my goodness! This post is brilliant. I guess I'm a little drawn to the nonsensical world of Alice too. Love all the quotes from AIWL and how you linked them to situations we face in life. I've read excerpts from the book and I recognize all the quotes. The underlying themes makes so much sense amidst the literary nonsense. And I always wonder how you find such amazing pictures!

    I'm trying to find myself now. I find that the people you hang out with contributes a lot to shaping your personality. Sometimes I tend to lose a little of my own skin to fit in and then wen I'm all alone again, I'm whole.

    Btw, if you don't mind me asking, are you a Chinese? Where is your hometown? Just wondering if you're a Singaporean like me. =)

    And yes the open in new window links are working for me now.

  5. The pictures are gorgeous!
    I agree with you when you say "Work your inner world and it will reflect your outer". Sometimes I have to remind myself to do that. If only there were more hours in the day..

  6. Amy: thx luv. trust me.. i dont look my age but im not as young as you think =P and to answer your question, i am a designer/dressmaker/seamstress. what about you?

  7. jimin choe: your welcome. im glad you enjoyed this post. why do you feel unproductive everyday? im sure that's not true. sometimes we put way too much pressure on ourselves than we should. i think about things a lot..and i believe that inaction is caused by a fear of something. what do you think?

  8. Lue, i hope i can watch alice in wonderland soon too. I've been waiting for so long but it seems like each time i make plans to go it never works out. lmk what you think of it after you watch it

  9. I agree with you Jo, about how the ppl you are friends with can affect the way you act and think. i think that's only true to a certain point tho and that's where a strong sense of self comes into play. it's definitely a work in progress for me. but i find it a bit interesting to discover and strengthen my inner core bit by bit.

    I was born in Calgary & Im Chinese/Malaysian. You are Singaporean? Do you speak Singlish?? hehe i love listening to that. and i LOVE Singapore. I went there a few years ago and fell in love with the city and how beautiful it is...and the food...and the nightlife...and everything! hehe

  10. Chan: i like how i am able to connect with like-minded ppl =) and yes, how i wish there were more hrs in a day...more days in a month...more months in a year. time seems to whizz right by these days *sigh* Let's make the most of it! =D

  11. hey cindeee...
    i loved these alie editorials !
    they surely made playful into something worthwhile to look at !
    the shoot is quirky, sexy, playful, and sweet at the same time !
    u mind sharing the link where you got this off ?? :D
    cus i tried downloading the file off ur blog, but i couldnt ! :(

    thanks !

  12. "impassable, nothing is impossible"

    Love that line.

    Good luck with all you do.


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