Transatlanticism
Louise.
 
wandering soul.
living and breathing since '92
 
this blog contains whatever floats her boat.

Everything just feel so tiring and suffocating. I just want to do what I really want and not just what I’m just supposed to do. I don’t want to wish but I want to have the courage to break free from this kind of feeling. I don’t want to wake up every morning dreading about deadlines and whatnots that I feel like it’s almost a routine to me. I want change. A big change. I don’t want to grow old and regret that I didn’t pursue something that I want and really matters to me.

Monday, September 22, 2014
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So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.

Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.

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The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)

I just think you have let your troubles get in the way of your entire life.

I watched the movie, Begin Again this afternoon because I was so bored. I watched mainly because Adam Levine who was my crush since 6th grade was one of the cast and also because of Keira Knightley. I loved her on the movies like Pride and Prejudice, Atonement.

I liked the ending even though it feels that Dan and Greta have this sort of chemistry, she didn’t end up being with him. I liked the scene where David is singing “Lost Stars” to the crowd and Greta was just listening and realized that she’s better off without him. She felt that with all these fame and pressure that David have, she could not be his priority. It feels like there are just some points in our life that we should be able to let go of the people that we once loved or cared for. I’ve also felt that a girl could be stronger even without a lover by her side. That to be able to “Begin Again”, she must start within herself and think of the choices that could help her to regain her peace of mind and being independent.

I liked how Greta also helped Dan to have more personal relationship with his daughter, Violet. The soundtrack is great and I have “Lost Stars” and “A Step You Can’t Take Back” as my most repeated songs. I hope I could watch more movie this week. :P

Sunday, September 21, 2014
"So often we try to make other people feel better by minimizing their pain, by telling them that it will get better (which it will) or that there are worse things in the world (which there are). But that’s not what I actually needed. What I actually needed was for someone to tell me that it hurt because it mattered. 
I have found this very useful to think about over the years, and I find that it is a lot easier and more bearable to be sad when you aren’t constantly berating yourself for being sad."
John Green (via creatingaquietmind)
Monday, September 15, 2014

rosewong:

Secret Garden, The Great Gatsby, Frankenstein, 1984, Lolita, The Princess and the Goblin, Moby Dick ’ Rose Wong

ink and digital

Book Cover designs for my final Senior thesis! 

Super excited to do more illustrated type design stuff~*~*~

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I want someone whom I could talk nerdy with, or laugh at some random silly jokes. I don’t want someone who is very sweet and turns out to be so bitter in the end. I don’t want mediocre, I want genuine love. 

"Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience *becoming*, to find out what’s inside of you, to make your soul grow."
Kurt Vonnegut, replying to a letter sent from a high school English class asking for advice (x)
"We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive."
Thich Nhat Hanh (via psych-facts)
Thursday, September 4, 2014

If I could say one thing to every college senior in America

authorsarahdessen:

whatshouldwecallme:

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Yep. 

 
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