Eat, Pray, Love,

25th June 2011!!! 😀 Time flies man!

But Still! Celebrate me!!! 😀

😀
oki la, not as vain as how I used to be, formed a collage of myself. 😀

This season is a very interesting season.
Alot of change, I see myself from a third person.

My working style, what I want in life, who I choose to associate with.
How I think, How I conduct myself.
The simplicity of Jia Li back then.
The still Simple Amanda now.

Happen to reflect while I was at a restaurant, having company lunch 🙂

As the saying goes,
You can take a girl out of the ghetto,
But you can never, take the ghetto out of the girl…

was watching “Eat, Pray and Love” on my trip back with Four Stars Travel, well worth my $45 on the coach. *tHuMbs UP!
was so tired through that day trip that I barely watch like 1hour of the show? 😀

Anyway, not that I subscribe to whichever religion mention in the movie,
I felt some of the quotes in the show are really interesting, kinda deep I guess.

A reflection of the development of a person’s inner being.
and not forgetting that…
You are a friend to yourself.

The body is a friend to the heart.

When all else has abandon you, you still have you…

Totally stealing this from the website: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/11679.Elizabeth_Gilbert
I hope it distracts you as much as it did to me. 🙂

“So tonight I reach for my journal again. This is the first time I’ve done this since I came to Italy. What I write in my journal is that I am weak and full of fear. I explain that Depression and Loneliness have shown up, and I’m scared they will never leave. I say that I don’t want to take the drugs anymore, but I’m frightened I will have to. I am terrified that I will never really pull my life together.

In response, somewhere from within me, rises a now-familiar presence, offering me all the certainties I have always wished another person would say to me when I was troubled. This is what I find myself writing on the page:

I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long. I will stay with you. If you need the medication again, go ahead and take it – I will love you through that, as well. If you dont need the medication, I will love you too. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and braver than Lonelines and nothing will ever exhaust me.

Tonight, this strange interior gesture of friendship – the lending of a hand from me to myself when nobody else is around to offer solace – reminds me of something that happened to me once in New York City. I walked into an office building one afternoon in a hurry, dashed into the waiting elevator. As I rushed in, I caught an unexpected glance of myself in a security mirror’s reflection. In that moment, my brain did an odd thing – it fired off this split-second message: “Hey! You know her! That’s a friend of yours!” And I actually ran forward toward my own reflection with a smile, ready to welcome that girl whose name I had lost but whose face was so familiar. In a flash of instant of course, I realized my mistake and laughed in embarrassment at my almost doglike confusion over how a mirror works. But for some reason that incident comes to mind again tonight during my sadness in Rome, and I find myself writing this comforting reminder at the bottom of the page.

Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a FRIEND…

I fell asleep holding my notebook pressed against my chest, open to this most recent assurance. In the morning when I wake up, I can still smell a faint trace of Depression’s lingering smoke, but he himself is nowhere to be seen. Somewhere during the night, he got up and left. And his buddy Loneliness beat it, too.” – Elizabeth Gilbert.

 

26th. Hopefully from this day on, I’ll understand, know and become more aware of myself, gain more wisdom, be more tactful and know the words to speak to the people around me. 🙂

Too long since I wrote a blog-post like this. 🙂
I know.

More than just a blog about food and tangible/physical things that happened in my life. Its about myself too…

Thanks for coming by

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

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