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“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…” ―Elizabeth Gilbert

“I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.” ―Lisa Kleypas

“I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” ―Maya Angelou

“Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision.” ―Erich Fromm

“We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems—the ones that make you truly who you are—that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: the right wrong person—someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, this is the problem I want to have. I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way. Let our scars fall in love.” ―Galway Kinnell

“People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.” ― Lemony Snicket

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.” ― Arundhati Roy

“Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.” ― Julian Barnes

“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.” ― Jim Morrison

“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?” ― Mary Manin Morrissey

“If other people do not understand our behavior—so what? Their request that we must only do what they understand is an attempt to dictate to us. If this is being “asocial” or “irrational” in their eyes, so be it. Mostly they resent our freedom and our courage to be ourselves. We owe nobody an explanation or an accounting, as long as our acts do not hurt or infringe on them. How many lives have been ruined by this need to “explain,” which usually implies that the explanation be “understood,” i.e. approved. Let your deeds be judged, and from your deeds, your real intentions, but know that a free person owes an explanation only to himself—to his reason and his conscience—and to the few who may have a justified claim for explanation.” ― Erich Fromm

Wishlist 2011

I wish for...

¤ Makeup (no separate post anymore... just anything! =P)
¤ Skincare products
¤ Brush Cleanser
¤ Clothes
¤ Mangas
        ▪ We Were There vol. 12
¤ Jewelry
¤ Side Purse bag (like those Coach ones that has a long strap that goes across your front)
¤ A nice long wallet that can hold change, and LOTS of cards (simple and sleek)
¤ Electronically run Essence Oil burner
¤ Makeup Travel box
¤ A good hand lotion (e.g. L'Occitane)
¤ After Eight chocolates, Lindt dark chocolates
¤ Hugging pillow (flat, soft... no round ones, I can't wrap my legs around them)
¤ Sunglasses
¤ Ice wine =)
¤ A hair straightner
¤ Fun board games! (Drinking and non-drinking ones... good for parties ;D)
¤ Shoes (size 6)
¤ (Wireless) Headphones
¤ Warm Gloves
¤ Ear muffs? New winter hat to cover my ears?
¤ Scarves
¤ Glee Season 1 & 2 or any of their cds after Volume 2
¤ Gossip Girl Season 3 & 4
¤ Home baked dessert
¤ Perfume
¤ Gift cards (really, never hurts guys...)
        ▪ Dynamite
        ▪ Le Chateau
        ▪ Chapters
        ▪ La Senza
        ▪ Victoria's Secret
        ▪ Bath and Body Works
        ▪ The Body Shop
        ▪ Sephora
        ▪ MAC
        ▪ e.l.f. (online)
        ▪ Shoppers Drug Mart
        ▪ Pharma Plus
        ▪ Walmart

--- For Kicks ---

¤ A trip somewhere
¤ Money tree....
¤ For things just to work out.
¤ Skillz.
¤ Fat to disappear at will or at least the lasting motivation for working out
¤ To grow up
¤ A night with Leighton Meester? ;)
¤ A video recorder for youtube vids



~Amy [will update this as she thinks of more things]

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Happy 2011!!

Annual (albeit late thus memory might be fuzzy) first post of the year!

First Restaurant To Be At: Alice Fazooli's
First 'Happy New Year' to and from: Alex and Eileen
First Kiss on Cheek to and from: Alex
First Hug to and from: Alex
First Drink: Champagne
First Outfit: white dress shirt and black sleeveless cardigan from Dynamite, dark wash skinny jeans
First Shoes Worn: Light brown heel boots
First Text to: Shari, Josh and Lacey
First Text from: Shari
First Worry: Alex's camera getting spilled in champagne xD
First Song Heard: Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
First Radio Station Listened To: Virgin 99.9
First Pissed Off Moment: Coming back to my apartment discovering crappy male roomie
First House Drama: Male sublettor moving in before consent and being disrespectful of our belongings + stinking up the place with smoke and weed
First Movie Watched: Julie & Julia
First Show Watched: Some Day (TVB drama)
First Close-To-Tears Moment: Around 4am
First Shower: Around 7pm on Jan 2
First Meal Made: Assorted Asian balls (lmao, there are no other ways to describe this) with baby corn, peas, pepper, and water chestnuts
First MSN Name: --- & call your name
First MSN pm: ...there's gotta be a better way for me to say what's on my heart without leaving
First MSN Display Picture: Christmas rainbow ornaments
First Flash Game Played: Christmas Shuffle on deadwhale
First "Rebellious" Moment: Not changing Facebook status to say Happy New Year since everyone else was doing it
First Swear: Fucking -- to the stupid new male sublettor that decided to clog kitchen sink with candle wax
First "wtf" Moment: Alex screaming Happy New Year suddenly in the car
First "Serenade": Alex finding my old guitar and playing songs on it while singing
First "<3" to and from: Shari
First Pain: My brothers pointy head into my collar bone area
First Wave of Nausea: Around 5am
First Thing I Ate: Udon in chicken broth and two eggs
First Family Member Spoken to: Grandma
First Urge To Go Clubbing: During trip back to Waterloo and grooving to music
First Picture Taken: Eileen, Alex and Me in 'Happy New Year' party hats

~Amy [wishes everyone more happiness than 2010 =)]

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Makeup Wishlist 2010

--- Make Up ---
¤ Eye Shadow Palettes
        ▪ Urban Decay Naked Palette
        ▪ Too Faced Smokey Eyes
        ▪ Wet 'n' Wild Colour Icon Palettes
        ▪ Already have:
             - NYX For Your Eyes Only in Smokey Eyes
             - Maybelline Stylish Smokes Quad in Amethyst Smokes
             - Wet 'n' Wild I-Sparkle in Galactic Realm
             - Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in Not Just Nudes

¤ Eye Shadow Singles
        ▪ MAC Banshee
        ▪ Milani Spice
        ▪ Neutral all-over-lid colour
        ▪ Preferred Brands: Wet n' Wild, L'Oreal HIP Duos, NYX, MAC
        ▪ Already have:
             - NYX in Rust, Cork and Seafoam Green
             - Maybelline Expertwear in Antique Jade
             - L'Oreal HIP Duo in Bustling

¤ Mascara (in black)
        ▪ Shiseido Mascara Base
        ▪ The Body Shop Super Volume
        ▪ Prestige My Biggest Lashes
        ▪ NYX Doll Eye
        ▪ Maybelline Great Lash
        ▪ Maybelline Define-A-Lash
        ▪ If you buy me one, I'm willing to try it
        ▪ Already have:
             - NYX Doll Eye in Waterproof
             - Maybelline Full n' Soft
             - Covergirl Lash Blast in Waterproof
             - Covergirl Exact Eyelights for Brown eyes
             - Wet 'n' Wild H2O Proof
             - L'Oreal Voluminous in Waterproof
             - Maybelline Falsies Waterproof
             - Lancome Hypnose Waterproof
             - Dior Iconic Extreme
             - Rimmel Sexy Curves
             - Almay Intense i-color Thickening Mascara in Purple Amethyst

¤ Eyeliner
        ▪ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On in Baked, Bourbon, Zero
        ▪ MAC Fluidline in Black
        ▪ Already have:
             - Almay Eyeliner in Black
             - Revlon Colorsay in Black
             - Wet'n'Wild Megaeyes Gel Liner in Black
             - e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner in Midnight
             - L'Oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense
             - NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Velvet

¤ Blushes
        ▪ Any since I'm in a blush phase
        ▪ Preferred Brands: NARS, Jane, Wet n' Wild, MAC, NYX, NYC Cream Blushes
        ▪ Already have:
             - The Body Shop Roseflower Blush in Pink
             - NYX Blush in Stone
             - NARS in Luster
             - e.l.f. Studio Line Blush in Candid Coral
             - e.l.f. Studio Line Blush in Mellow Mauve
             - NYC Blushable Creme Stick in South St. Seashell

¤ Foundation
        ▪ Revlon Colorstay (maybe 420 Medium Beige, 250 Fresh Beige, or 300 Golden Beige)
        ▪ Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Medium 0-1
        ▪ MAC Blot Powder in Medium-Dark
        ▪ Estee Lauder Double Wear SPF 10 in Tawny (or Sand)
¤ Concealer
        ▪ Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Sand
        ▪ Neutrogena 3-in-1 Concealer for Eyes
        ▪ Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat
¤ Lipsticks/Lipglosses/Lip pencils
        ▪ Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15 in #4 Sweet Honey
        ▪ TheBalm Read my Lips in Classified or Letter to the Editor
        ▪ MAC in Politely Pink
        ▪ Victoria Secret
        ▪ Preferred Brands: MAC, Revlon (not Colorstay Liquid Lipstick), Chanel, YSL, NYX, e.l.f.
        ▪ Already have:
             -NYX Goddess of the Night lipgloss in Chestnut, Gold
             -NYX Brush On lipgloss in Berry Plum
             -NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Trendy
             -NYX Diamond Sparkle lipstick in Sparkling Flamingo
             -Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss in Pink Pursuit, Foiled, Cherries in the Glow,Coffee Gleam
             -Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Rose & Shine, Sparkling Cider, Champagne on Ice
             -Revlon Matte Lipstick in Fabulous Fig
             -Maybelline Moisture Extreme in Nude Blush
             -Rimmel Moisture Renew in Fancy
             -BeneFit Full-Finish in Lady's Choice
             -Yve Saint Laurent Gloss Volupte in #1 Iced Lychee

             -e.l.f. Studio Lipstick in Rosy Tan
¤ Cleansers/Make Up Removers/Moisturizers
        ▪ Lancome Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover
        ▪ MAC Eye and Lip Makeup Remover
        ▪ Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover
        ▪ Clinque Take the Day Off
        ▪ Clearasil Total Control Gentle Cleansing Wipes
        ▪ Clinque Moisture Surge Extra Thirsty Skin Relief
        ▪ Korres Yogurt Cream
        ▪ Origins Clean Energy Cleansing Oil
        ▪ Dermalogica Pre Cleanse
        ▪ DHC Mild Cleansing Oil
        ▪ Organic Coconut Oil
¤ Brushes
        ▪ Ecotools Retractable Kabuki
        ▪ Preferred Brands: MAC (Have 187), Sigma, Ecotools, E.L.F.
¤ Nice/pretty compact mirror

~Amy [had so much issues organizing this[]

Wishlist 2010

I wish for...

¤ Makeup (in a separate post for your eyes sake, here.)
¤ Clothes
        ▪ Waist belt (simple and versatile)
        ▪ Dresses
        ▪ For Winter would be nice
        ▪ Nice warm gloves
        ▪ Super comfy PJs =)
        ▪ Socks
¤ Mangas
        ▪ We Were There vol. 12
¤ Jewelry (Simple, not too much "bling", silver usually)
¤ Side Purse bag (like those Coach ones that has a long strap that goes across your front)
¤ A nice long wallet that can hold change, and LOTS of cards (once again, simple and sleek)
¤ Pretty shot glass xD
¤ Electronically run Essence Oil burner
¤ New school bag (with pocket for phone and small stuff, pockets on the sides for thermos, preferably shoulder bag)
¤ Medium sized make up bag (good for travel)
¤ Hand soap (from Bath and Body Works)
¤ A good hand lotion (L'Occitane...?)
¤ Tweezers
¤ Nail Filer
¤ Tweezerman Lash Comb
¤ After Eight chocolates, Lindt dark chocolates
¤ A shoe rack of a sort that can fit into my room...? o.o;
¤ I think it's time for a new soft hugging pillow. xD
¤ New glasses!
¤ Sunglasses (not huge ones, it doesn't work on my face)
¤ Ice wine =)
¤ A hair straightner
¤ Fun board games! (Drinking and non-drinking ones... good for party ;D)
¤ Gift cards (Seriously guys, I WANT THESE)
        ▪ Dynamite
        ▪ Le Chateau
        ▪ Chapters
        ▪ La Senza
        ▪ Victoria's Secret (*cough*Hint*cough*)
        ▪ Bath and Body Works
        ▪ The Body Shop
        ▪ Sephora
        ▪ MAC
        ▪ e.l.f. (online)
        ▪ Shoppers Drug Mart
        ▪ Pharma Plus
        ▪ Walmart
¤ The smiles of youth (just for Josh =P)

--- For Kicks ---

¤ For these braces to be gone now!
¤ A new personality? xD
¤ A data plan for my phone!! lol
¤ New camera lenses to play with
¤ Clean and cool roommates for Winter
¤ That when I go to HK in the summer, I DON'T get sick. I'm serious.
¤ For Wet'n'Wild Jumbo Lip Balms to be avaliable again =( No other lip balm compares!
¤ For this to work.
¤ Stomach problems to be gone forever!



~Amy [is playing Glee Christmas songs on repeat]

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Way Overdue

Stolen from kuchren

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From surveys

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~Amy [needs to stop saving surveys from WAY long ago and not posting them]

Not in Right Mindset

And at the end of it all, the fact I'm delusional hasn't changed. I'm fucken delusional. Fuck. It.

Oh the things I do to myself...

Just Jump

Revelation of the day:

If being in a relationship means it's a chance that I will be one of the happiest people in the world, then I'm willing to take that chance. It might also make me the saddest person in the world, but for the pursuit of happiness, I'm willing to risk it. So stop worrying, and leap.

Happy 2010~

First Laugh: Either my bro's girlfriend's text of saying he's 5 minutes early texting her... or Alex's wishes for me.
First 'Happy New Yea'r to and from: my family
First accusation: My brother killing people 3 minutes into the new years (virtually)
First 'I love you' to and from: Shari
First MSN instant message to and from: Shari
First text to and from: Eileen
First pain: My head from alcohol
First taste: Alcohol. To be more exact, lychee liqueur
First virtual hug and kiss (on the cheek) from: Alex
First "outfit": Purple halter, black tights, black cardigan, and black and grey striped socks
First "make up" on: Voluminous mascara (2 coats), black eyeliner (WnW gel and Almay pencil), MSFN, Maybelline mineral concealer, and WnW jumbo lip balm
First thing to bite: My thumb xD
First puff of cheeks: 12:12 AM
First MSN display pic: "Be better than you were yesterday"
First MSN name: -- & two is better than one
First site visited: Facebook
First FB wall post to and from: Eileen
First "liked" status on fb to and from: Alex
First realization: Oh, there are other people on MSN to say Happy New Year to... xD;;
First thing I saw on TV: My bro playing a racing game
First smell: Cucumber Melon from my Bath and Body Works hand soap =D
First itch: My leg
First LJ comment to: Ayumi
First worry: Alex drinking >.> lol
First goodnight to and from: Daddy
First shower: 1:34 AM
First surveys/memes: Next post where it will be protected >.> lol
First post: THIS!

~Amy [wishes everyone happy 2010, woot new decade!]

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Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!

Sorry I haven't been commenting on your posts, my laptop was in for repair for the past few days and I just got it back! I hope you are having terrific holidays and a jolly Christmas!
As always (except I missed it last year), here are pictures of my Christmas presents!

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Kinda sad there's no make up but that's okay, I love all the gifts regardless! <3

I'm totally not done gifts for people either but that's okay!! I'll get them done before the break FOR SURE!

~Amy [wishes everybody's holiday wish comes true]

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