“The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn’t, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there.”—Monica Baldwin
“Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps 20. And yet it all seems limitless.”—Paul Bowles (via slychedelic)
1kg chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
½ cup plain flour
½ cup tapioca flour
2 tbsp ginger juice
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp light soy sauce
2 tsp belacan stock granules
½-¾ tsp pepper
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp rice flour
Combine marinade in a mixing bowl. Put in the chicken pieces and stir to mix. Transfer marinated chicken into an airtight container and set aside for several hours or preferably overnight in the refrigerator.
Mix plain flour and tapioca flour in a deep bowl. Dip chicken into the flour mixture in batches. Shake off any excess flour.
Deep-fry chicken in hot oil until cooked through and golden brown. Drain the chicken pieces on absorbent kitchen paper.
“To some extent you want to identify with those you feel deeply about. You do not love someone simply because you associate portions of yourself with another. You often do love another individual because such a person evokes within you glimpses of your own idealized self. The loved one draws your best from you. In his or her eyes you see what you can be. In the other’s love you sense your potential.”—Seth, The Nature of Personal Reality (via nirvikalpa)
“Live each day as if it’s our last’, that was the conventional advice, but really who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn’t practical. Better by far to simply try and be good and courageous and bold and to make a difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Go out there with your passion and you relectric typewriter and work hard at…something. Change lives through art maybe. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.”—David Nicholls
"Life is often confusing but ultimately worth it." I decided I was spending too much time in the confusing part & nit enough time in the part that’s worth it. So I sat back down, determined to at least watch the sun set over the Grand Canyon one more time. - Second Hand Heart by Catherine Ryan Hyde
“The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.”—Oliver Wendell Holmes (via lifeofliterature)
“Tomorrow is never promised, so live for today. Put your ego aside, open your eyes to who and what’s around you. You are loved. You are cared for. You are blessed, always remember that.”— Junethea Crystal Centeno
I kept on muttering, “I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine” but the tears kept on flowing. I thought I could count on someone, but I thought wrong. He really did hurt me. And he even said, "This is peanuts compared to what I’ve been through with you."
How could he say that? Am I really a bad person? I thought living life not emotionally driven kills off all the unnecessary drama that’s like really not needed. Like they don’t have enough problems in their life already.
All I wanted to do was rant.
"Or are you just pissed, everyone’s happy without you?"
People just don’t know that I have every right to be sad, just like you. I just choose to change sadness into anger. Because when I’m angry, it’s easier to curb anger than sadness and be happy again.
When it comes to love, you need not fall but rather surrender, surrender to the idea that you must love yourself before you can love another. You must absolutely trust yourself before you can absolutely trust another and most importantly you must accept your flaws before you can accept the flaws of another.