"Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others, without using them as an escape."
— bell hooks
I haven’t been on here for a while. so I figured I should post an update for my future self to read and see what I was doing at this time of this post! :P
Let’s see, i’m just going to write what’s going on in my life..in no particular order: I currently live in Guangzhou, China. We sold our house in Irvine. Not sure if my dad will purchase another one. But once I get enough money I will buy one for sure(: I really do love it out here in China, I feel so much more free and independent. I am working at my dad’s office these days, Monday-Saturday (the Chinese work on Saturdays ). I am taking care of all the dealings going on on this side of the world since my dad is gone most of the time. I brought DJ over to China with me(: We also plan to buy another dog similar to DJ’s breed so that DJ can have a brotherr ;) hehe I think he’s excited to be a big broo! :P hmm, I’m heading over to California in mid-may to attend my wonderful cousin’s wedding! It should be really fun(: Afterward I’ll probably stick around for 3-4 days to catch up with friends then go back to China. I’m not really sure when i’ll be back in Cali after that.
I am really craving some REAL food. My diet here consists of eggs, ham, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bok choy with rice, guava, apple and banana. Dang writing it down really makes me realize how little variety I eat!! :/ Don’t get me wrong though, Guangzhou has Foreign restaurants as well but it just costs A LOT!! :( I usually only get to eat it when my dad is in town because he is willing to pay for it!loll Also the Chinese have WAY different sweets than America. They don’t sell cookies or cakes or ice cream!!! So basically I would have to make these all by myself, which I have done, it just takes a while finding the ingredients since NO ONE in Guangzhou bakes!! But I think i’ve finally gotten the hang of it here. And even with all its downsides in the food department I still really enjoy living here!! (:
well i gotta get back to work! I was on my lunch break. i’ll update again soon, I promise ;) ehehhee
"Why don’t you tell me that ‘if the girl had been worth having, she’d have waited for you’? No, sir, the girl really worth having won’t wait for anybody."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald(:
(Source: saddest-summer, via thelittleyu)
“You have to have a lot of passion for what you’re doing because it is so hard.
Without passion, any rational person would give up.
If you’re not having fun doing it, if you don’t absolutely love it, you are going to give up.
And thats what happens to most people, actually.
If you look at the ones that ended up being “successful” in the eyes of society, and the ones who didn’t, often times its the ones that are successful who love what they do, so they could persevere when it got really tough.
And the ones that didn’t love it, quit. Because they’re sane, right?
Who would want to put up with this stuff if you don’t love it?
So its a lot of hard work and its a lot of worrying constantly.
If you don’t love it, you’re going to fail.
The second thing is you have to be a really good talent scout.
No matter how smart you are, you need a great team of passionate people around you. You need to size them up and hire them without knowing them too well, make decisions quickly, refine your intuition, and see how they do.
You need to be able to help build an organization that can eventually just end up building itself.
You need great people around you.”
link to video of quote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34cOXw46biI
starting a business isn’t ever going to be easy. it’s not a regular job. you work 24/7 because you’re just thinking and worrying all day about what you need to do to make it better. how to reach your highest potential. how to make a difference. it’s going to be really hard and you’re going to want to give up a lot of the times. but that’s the difference between you and everyone else. you WANT to make a difference, to set your mark in this world, and you WILL achieve it as long as you remember that you LOVE what you do. Don’t ever forget it. prove everyone who doubts you wrong. prove yourself wrong.
"If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come."
— C. S. Lewis
(Source: prevailzine, via yacko)
"I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Source: murmurrs, via yacko)
"Great achievers are driven, not so much by the pursuit of success, but by the fear of failure."
— Larry Ellison