anonymous letter | vol 2.

dear _________,

“thankful” doesn’t suffice to describe the gratitude i have now that you’re slowly stepping back into my life.  we’ve gone our own separate ways for so long that i nearly forgot how nice it felt to have a friend like you in my life. and, though we’re quite far away, you once again feel so close to my heart.

they say that “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.”  over the years we’ve had our crying, screaming, and fighting but i don’t regret living through all those moments filled with bitter pain.  you made me stronger through the struggles.  however, all these negative aspects fade away when i compare it to the memories and experiences i’ve shared with you along the way.

with you, it was easy to laugh so hard to the point that tears came out of my eyes.  every day i spent with you was always an adventure filled with trust, loyalty, and learning.  i missed how willing you’d be to pay for my food, the video calls that lasted hours but felt like seconds, and how we entrusted one another with secrets we sworn not to tell a single soul.

you were one of the best friends i’ve ever had. and i’m glad that you’re here again for this chapter in my life.  so thank you for coming back. i don’t think you realize how much i need you now… more than ever.  i appreciate always. for now and forever.





times like this.


written at a time I believed i wasn’t enough — but life keeps going on.  i look back and smile, looking back at the pain i went through at this time. i’m so glad i made it through.


i don’t think I can do this

my heart is heavy and my hands are tired from lifting the weight of prevailing sadness of this time

how do i escape the trap of my own conscience repeatedly reminding me that i’ll never be enough?

how do i calm the calamity within my mind that has swept away every achievement i’ve earned; replacing it with the scattered debris of all my past mistakes and failures?

these are the questions i ask myself when my world gives way and when i can’t seem to find peace with shortcomings that have scarred my confidence and esteem in such times like this.

but my heart clings on to the mantra it has always known…

surely there is a light.  surely there is hope. 



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Just something fun I found and copied off Pinterest. 🙂 Anyways, my friend Janielle and I made an Instagram account to showcase a common passion we both share — calligraphy! 😉 It would be great if any of you can follow us @a.j.lettering . ❤ ❤ Looking forward to sharing more of my works. 🙂


letter to my best friend.

dear best friend ❤

before i met you; i knew you. you are the person that i would experience all my best memories with. you would be the person i’d share all my secrets and fears with; and i’d have the privilege of knowing yours.  you would be my go-to and my advisor. i would be the person who would make you laugh with all my crazy ideas and theories about life.  i would be the one who’d do everything in my power to set you up with the boy you really, *really* liked for years. i would pray for you and with you; never allowing you to carry your burdens alone. best friend, i tried looking for you for years, in so many different places, in so many different people. all those friendships meant something to me, but they seemed to have all been pointing me to something greater. to you. best friend, i was so caught up in investing my time and energy into other people that i didn’t realize that it was you i needed, this whole time. i’m so glad i found you because i need you — your beautiful soul. i hope you need me too.


your best friend ❤

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shaved ice @ bubble world

this summer, my family and I finally tried a dessert that has become increasingly popular over the past couple of months.  i would see many of my friends posting pictures of shaved ice or bingsoo, however you refer to it, on different platforms of social media, and i was ecstatic to try it out on my own.

i absolutely loved it! i believe that it’s a great treat when you would like to cool off in the heat of summer days.  it’s SO refreshing and i personally love eating it with toppings such as pearls and mango.  i would definitely recommend for anyone who hasn’t tried shaved ice to put it on their bucket list for this summer.  with this kind of weather, i don’t think shaved ice can disappoint. 🙂

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sweet sixteen.

Well, I’m very behind in keeping my blog up to date. However, my summer’s been busy with babysitting my sister and hanging out with my family, that I haven’t been thinking much of what I can upload onto my blog. But, I’m back, and am ready to share about one of the most memorable days of my summer this year.

Last month, I turned sixteen.  This age is considered a milestone if you live within North America. 🙂 It’s the age where you can learn how to drive.  It’s the unwritten age that states that you are no longer a kid anymore.  You begin to realize that even after encompassing childhood, you still have a whole life ahead of you.

After most of my friends decided to celebrate their “sweet sixteen” with parties with lots of their friends, I decided that I wanted to do the same.  Planning for my birthday wasn’t all that easy as we had some issues booking the venue and co-ordinated everything within 2 weeks of the actual party!

Anyways, I had such a memorable time with my family and friends. ❤ I’m so so thankful for pouring their love and blessings into my special day.  Big shoutout to my mom and dad, my cousins, my friend Alyssa, and my boyfriend for decorating, baking, doing my make up, and for setting up and cleaning up before and after the celebration.  Aaand, how could I forget thanking all my friends for all the thoughtful gifts they gave me. 🙂

It will be a day that I will remember for the rest of my life. My sixteenth birthday was nothing short of sweet. ❤


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