If you’re into Astrology, you would know that we are in the Mercury Retrograde season, and I’m actually enjoying the “slower-speed” together with the throwback of the past. I’ve been going back to my past hobbies that I’ve placed aside due to college. Now that I’ve graduated and working, responsibilities starts to kick in and everyday seems like a toll, while the weekends goes by like the wind.
There was an article somewhere about the benefits of baking for people, in which it reflects the practice of mindfulness. No wonder why I’ve always baked for people while I was back home, with all my equipments at hand. I did not enjoyed eating what I’ve baked, but I was thriving in the process of it.
And I’m guessing photo or video editing is one of my replacement past time to baking. Let me just select specific songs, put some clips and adjust the colors to the vibes that I enjoy, etc. The end products makes me feel good, while I upload it online, but the process of perfecting it to my standard is satisfying.
Well, I dug up my Hong Kong & Macau videos from two years ago, and finally created my vlog that I failed to deliver then.
Not the best, but I’ve definitely enjoyed the process!
Jan 16~25, 2016
Winter in HK & MACAU
Took an elective class in Positive Psychology this semester, and we took a VIA Characters Strength test. The results generate the rankings within 24 different strengths, in which we identify ourselves with the top 5 strengths – something you do naturally, something you’re good at, something you do that energizes you even etc.
Coming in 4th place was Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence, and no wonder taking pictures, eating good food, visiting museums, and even a good cup of cafe latte would cheer me up. Something done so naturally, yet to be recognized in my everyday life. I do encourage everyone to take the VIA Characters Test and find out your top 5 strengths. It honestly helps with introspection, and improving oneself.
This post will be filled with my day at The Metropolitan Museum of Art aka The MET. The museum is huge, and filled with fascinating art exhibits. I personally really enjoyed it, and if you have Appreciation as your top 5 strengths, I’m sure you would too.
Definitely an xoxo, Gossip Girl moment.
Pretty sure this was a seasonal exhibit from last summer.
The museum was coming to a close at around 5pm, and there was a street dance performance right outside, catching everyone’s curious attention. Definitely a great way to get your audience!
What is the picture in your head, when someone asks you to define yourself using your imaginations?
I define myself as a tree. A huge tree. With a thick trunk, tons of branches, and situated in the midst of four seasons.
The branches includes the connections in my life: My family, my friends, random strangers, and people that passed through my life. It also includes the lessons we had learnt, the experiences, the happiness, and the struggles. Sometimes, there are flowers, and there are bugs. Through the four seasons, we bloom, to greens, and the falling leaves, till we wither in the winter. I believe that’s how we go through life.
We go through things, and things come and go. However, we are still a large tree, situated in a place that we call home, and no matter the good or the bad, we still survive. If we are chopped off, we survive. If the branches are cut off, we are still alive. If the flowers bloom and wither, we are still alive. Nothing stops us from being alive, as we are deeply rooted within ourselves.
How do you define yourself with your imaginations?