T I M E

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Time is of essence. No amount of money can buy time.

A recent conversation with a  friend of mine made me realise, time is one thing that we regret the most. Every time we feel regretful, it is always “being in the wrong place at the wrong time” or “if only I could rewind time”.

After that conversation, I thought to myself, why is it that we always look at the bad side of things? Why do we always throw ourselves a self-pitying party, crying over lost time? Why can’t we all just focus on the memories that we gained from all that we’ve gone through? Somehow, we subconsciously do things our minds don’t agree with because we are swayed right at the decisive moment. That is the start of the “if only” midnight thoughts and the I-just-want-to-stay-in-bed-and-cry-my-eyes-out days.

There is one thing I know for sure. Time flies. It never stops.

We are always going to have things we are going to regret but how we handle the situation determines how we pick ourselves up from it. It is either you regret it so much that you will always be stuck under the control of it and continue to lose time or you smile and think of the good that you got out from it, no matter how much you might still regret. Which one do you choose?

To all out there who are are filled with many regrets because of time, learn from it and forgive yourself. It’s time for you to get back up on your own two feet and know that you are not alone. You will always have people around you who would help you through those dark days and will be walk you through to the light at the end of the tunnel.

Food for thought overload. Maybe it was because that conversation happened after midnight (which explains the sappy sentiments) or maybe I’m just having a melancholy night. But my brain has definitely got its nutritions for the week.

 

Inked with thoughts of what my next meal should be,

Adelia Mikaela

 

 

 

What I did last year.

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The last thing I remembered was celebrating Christmas yesterday and poof, January is already coming to an end. Where is time rushing to? Before life goes by any faster, I got myself to stop and think if I had anything worth to tell my future offsprings.

  1. I graduated school with a diploma.
  2. And started my uni life 3 months after.
  3. Started drinking coffee.
  4. Worked at Malaysia Fashion Week.
  5. And saw Jimmy Choo almost everyday that week till it became a norm.
  6. Found closure of a lost friendship after a year.
  7. Sprained my ankle – I had to wear sneakers for Christmas, how fancy.
  8. Went on an overnight fishing trip on my birthday – I got seasick (and we almost died).
  9. Because I got forced to drink 5 tequila shots the night before.
  10. Got my hair permed.
  11. Started a digital magazine.
  12. but did not publish anymore after the first one. Boo.
  13. Conquered my 3rd Disneyland. All I’m left is to travel to the States.
  14. Made new friends.
  15. Got invited to another Social night.
  16. And decided to attend it for the first time, ever.
  17. Went rock climbing.
  18. Painted one side of my room wall bluish grey.
  19. Stepped into a club for the first and last time.
  20. Learnt how to use the washing machine.

 

Hmm, not too shabby for my 20th year on earth. *pats myself on the shoulder. Let’s see how thrilling my roller coaster ride would be like this year.

 

Inked with love and more first times this year in mind,

Adelia Mikaela

twenty sixteen: A Revival .

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I am very apologetic, more towards myself, that I was not able to upkeep this page. It would be lie to say, “I could not remember where I placed my ink” as it was more of a “my ink hardened” situation.  Not going to lie, school has been taxing (and it has only been my first semester, oh gosh, save me) and I took every spare time as a date with my bed.

This year, however, I made up my mind that, I am going to keep this going. It shall be my new year resolution. No, scratch that because, let’s be honest, I have never succeeded in doing any of my new year resolutions any neither have the majority of us out there.

 

It shall be my new year resolution.

It is going to be my fruit that I am going to harvest after the rain.

Inked with a new determination … and bananas in mind,

Adelia Mikaela

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SUMMER OR WINTER?

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Cool nighttime breeze

Oversized Knitted sweaters

Reading in bed

A cup of hot chocolate / earl grey tea 

Raisin scones 

The smell of after rain

Pumpkin soup

Hopes of seeing snow

Boots

Warm Hugs

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My summer-y winter list

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(Beanie and skirt from Factorie, Top from thrift shop, Shoes from Zalora)

Here comes the less summer-y season.

The days where I get to take out my beanie and leather jacket to see the world again are here. I find myself snuggling under the covers very often on my off days. And if I’m willing to get out of my cozy duvet, a cup of hot chocolate (with tiny marshmallows, of course) would be perfect. But just as I think I can get use to hearing the rain knocking on my window, the big star intervenes and steals the spotlight. It brings us back to reality of our geographical location.

The start of this season is also a reminder. A yellow post-it that the year is coming to an end and a new start is closing in. And the time where realisation strikes that, I’m growing older. “Start doing what you love and let nothing hold you back. Do it while you’re young so as to not have regrets” says almost everyone older than me. And so, step by step I’ll take, step by step I’ll make it.

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Inked with a few plans for the new year in mind,

Adelia Mikaela

Singapore Art Book Fair 2014

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Hustling in and bustling out, little giants spilled through.

Spread across the room they did, exactly how a wildfire would.

Wow, was my first thought. To see many locals appreciating,

Such a heartwarming scene that these artists are creating.

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image_12 Surrounded by something that enticed me

I decided not to hold a grudge.

For it was the books I bought (and could not afford),

that had my heartstrings tugged. image_13 image_14 image_15 image_16 image_17 image_18 Lucky me got sandwiched between artists

that were talented enough to be stars.

They are known to so many that

their stardoms stretches all the way to Mars.   image_9 During intervals I chatted up with them,

to get to know more about them and their works.

Clearly it took them courage to take that first step

or they might have just ended up being boring old clerks.

image_10 (Love print, editors from Dubai.) 

I am especially fortunate to have sat beside Delere Press,

an online publication that writes amazing stuff.

I got many good advices from two amazing artists

that I could use to sharpen my craft. image_11

   (Delere Press, Singapore.) 

From nicely illustrated books to pretty postcards

to well written books to ones about fashion,

I bought them all. Why, you shall ask

because all them books caught my attention. Processed with VSCOcam with a5 preset So my first two days of intern was not as bad as I expected,

because without these two days I would not have found back my spark.

I hope with all I have seen and heard,

would I actually then take a leap of faith and find my voice (inserts exclamation mark). image_20

Inked with a spark in my heart and mind,

Adelia Mikaela