Tag: inspiration

June 17, 2014

Crossroads

At the intersection of 168th street and Broadway (in New York) there is a subway station with two tracks and two side platforms. This station is particularly deep and dark, its surrounding energy a bit ominous and not as upbeat as the ones I frequent downtown. Stand above, on one of the bridges that connects the two platforms and you will see trains coming and…

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June 4, 2014

Random but honest messages from kind-of strangers

I’ve been up since 3:30 AM. I woke up to use the restroom, glanced at my phone and saw this message. I had to blink a couple of times to make sure it was real, not imagined. Disclaimer: I apologize if the following is hard to read… I wrote it very early in the morning! Whoa. I’ve gotten random texts before… but that is so…….

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May 15, 2014

Millions

 Whenever Thursday and Friday rolls around, I can’t help but be struck by a bit of nostalgia with all the “#TBT” (ThrowbackThursday) and “#FBF” (flashbackfriday) posts I see on instagram. Today I randomly thought  of that time I was waiting for my friend to come meet me in front of the Forever 21 in Causeway bay, Hong Kong when I was visiting back in January….

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May 8, 2014

More than Cleverness, we need Kindness

I was listening to a mix on 8 tracks, my favorite music app, during a run when I came across a speech in a playlist of songs. Even without the Hans Zimmer music accompaniment, it’s an inspiring speech. [vimeo 24379918 w=500 h=375] Here’s an excerpt of the speech below.


April 19, 2014

Secret Dreams

Just a week ago, my sister was with me in New York visiting during her spring break. I hadn’t seen her for months so as you can imagine, we had a lot to catch up on. We talked about her friends, her SAT scores, her schoolwork, etc. She will be applying for colleges soon so eventually the topic of dreams came up. You know, the…

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February 23, 2014

Promise yourself

I don’t have any tattoos, but if I ever got one.. I would get the word “promise” inked onto my skin. The passage below explains why, much more eloquently than I ever could. Read on and don’t blame me if you want to get a “promise” tattoo yourself! 😛


February 5, 2014

13 of life’s winning moments

As you may have noticed both on instagram and facebook, I am a huge quote junkie. Naturally, out of all the things I saw and took pictures of in Asia (and trust me I took a LOT), I’ll start by sharing “13 of life’s winning moments” as seen on Hong Kong streets. Even though at one point during my trip I got dehydrated from all…

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January 3, 2014

STTA

STTA- Something to think about, on this snowy day. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Need I say more? Stay safe and warm today. Bundle up! Happy Happy Friday, AndreaM Related blog posts STTA -the first Mood Board Sunday Thoughts Don’t forget to subscribe to the right or follow my twitter |facebook to stay…

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January 1, 2014

Happy 2014

Happy first day of 2014!! Hope it’s been nothing but good for you so far. 🙂 Last night, I was thinking about how last week didn’t quite feel like Christmas for me (maybe it was the odd weather) but strangely, this week, I could feel the approach of the new year in my bones. I don’t know what it is… but I have a feeling…

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November 23, 2013

On my Radar: The Everygirl Shop

Saw this on instagram yesterday and was immediately obsessed. I’m usually the person who gets the more functional than fashionable phone case  (think: otterbox) but these are not just pretty, they’re inspirational. I’m drawn to anything with both substance and style. Also, I’m a fan of these posters. Unique quotes and beautiful, simple design. I might just have to treat myself…. or put it on…

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