Monday, September 15, 2014

Truckload of Fun

I had a truckload of fun looking for a unique spot to shoot at with my homie Paige, and we happened to come across this random truck parked somewhere nearby. During the whole shoot I was nervous about whether or not we would get in trouble - good thing barely anybody even passed by. Then unknowingly, I got real comfortable with the truck and I guess I started sitting + standing on it as if I owned it. Shameless, I know. 

Anyhowww. I particularly liked this series - partly because of how these photos look - mainly because of the outfit I was obsessed with. The floral tank. Skorts. Booties. Oversized plaid shirt. The combination of all of the above is nothing else but perfection. The blueness of my OOTD complimented the fact that it started drizzling in the middle of shooting as well. 

Such coincidence. 

Or was it? 

Tank::: ZARA [recent]
Skorts::: ZARA [old]
Booties::: FreePeople [old]
Plaid shirt::: thrifted - American Eagle [old]


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What Is Your Passion?

What is your passion? What do you enjoy doing regardless of how distressed you are? What has always been motivating you since day one? 

For me, it is not only art & design but dance as well. I started dancing several years ago, and because of some obstacles, I was forced to stop dancing and to be honest, I thought that was the end of my dance life. As it turned out, I actually missed it a lot more than I had imagined - unknowingly, I began attached to the lifestyle of going to classes, moving to the beat, sweating through my shirt, and hanging out with my tutors and friends. 

Within the next couple of months, I eagerly looked for other opportunities to dance - participating in talent shows at school, doing it as a work out at home, or for entertainment with friends. Nothing could prevent me from dancing - in the end, I managed to joined two crews in college, perform with them, competed and came first in a show, and made my very own choreography video (which was a huge personal accomplishment)!

After years of struggling, I managed to learn some extremely important takeaway points, and I feel the urge to share 'em with y'all!

1 -- No matter what happens, do NOT - and let me emphasise - do NOOOOOT ever lose confidence/look down on yourself. Don't lose sight of what you ultimately want to achieve. Don't forget why you started. Inside all of us, there lives a devil called Jealousy. Jealousy is not only a hideous emotion; it wrecks self-esteem and ruins relationships. If you become jealous, you will fail to see the beauty in others and become overly self conscious. A flower doesn't compare itself with others, it just blooms. Quite a compelling quote, huh?

2 -- But there are times when giving up is the right thing to do. I know it may sound odd. I actually heard this theory for the first time while listening to an audio book. In short, if you know for certain that something is not for you - quit doing it, then find something better and nail that instead!

3 -- Stay on track and always give it 150%. Nothing comes easy. If you don't give it 150% or even 200%, others that worked their butts off will surpass you. In the end, you will shamefully look back and regret not giving your all. 

4 -- Read a lot; absorb anything around you as much as you could; stay creative and inspired. There is nothing more important than staying thirsty for inspirations. If you've done it enough, ideas can appear out of nowhere in the blink of an eye. Gradually, it will all turn into a natural process for you! (: Easy peeeesy! 

5 -- You are probably aware of all of the above, but of course it is always easier said than done. I will have to hustle up and stay humble since there are many things yet to learn. The path to success will nonetheless be steep and rocky, however perseverance and determination will get us through!
Last but not least, if you would like to check out my choreography video - click the photo belowww! 

Hope you enjoyed this post. Did you learn anything hmm? What is something that inspired you, do let me know!