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Happy Birthday Mummy!

Today is the birthday of the greatest woman in my life.

You have provided me with everything I ever wanted. You’ve stayed strong through the hardest times. Even though this year has been tough, you kept your head up high and focused on getting better for Dalia & I.

You are the greatest woman in the world & I hope to be half as amazing as you. My inspiration.

Love you mummy xx

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Re-Inspired

This is a blog post which I wrote a year ago on my tumblr. I felt re-inspired again when I read it so thought I’d post it here.

Today, I read an interview that I came across a while back. It’s been a while since I have been this inspired. Ryan Feng, I give thanks to you for being amazing.So the interview I read was on The Other Asians by Julie Zhan. Although I had skimmed through the interview, I am happy I came across it again.I recently made a post called Losing Faith , which was about me not being happy with Quest any-more. I now realise that I wrote that post when I was upset. Now I have stopped and decided to look at my opinion in a different light. And Feng made me remember why I love Quest.

Feng speaks about how the crew work together and how they hate each other but in a brotherly way:

‘But it worked out for us because we hated each other in a loving way.Like I can hate on my crew, but no one else can. I got their backs andwe love each other.’

But, Feng also inspired me in other ways than just re-finding my love for Quest. He speaks about who he is. This has inspired me to embrace myself and not care so much about what others are like.

‘Be who you are, and let that be the definition. It’s like being in love.What does that mean to me? What does that mean to you? It’s differentfor everyone, but there’s only one word for it.’

Everyone is different.

Feng thank you for making me realise that you can pursue more than one career. Although you said yourself you aren’t a a photographer or a writer, you made me realise that If I want, I can be creative in more than one way, like artists.

‘What I can express in dancing won’t come out in writing. But what I canwrite can’t be expressed in dancing. What I photograph can depict whatwriting can’t, etc, etc. Those are my three main avenues that I feelcomfortable expressing myself in. Will I become a photographer orwriter, I don’t know.’

I am going to confess that I dance in my room! haha. It’s embarrassing but, oh well! And although I don’t see myself becoming a dancer, your words of wisdom to aspiring dancers, has inspired me to get serious about what I love to do and what I want to be part of my life.

‘If you want to dance and you want dance to be a part of your life, justdo it. You don’t have to book a job or have other people tell you you’regood to be a dancer. But if you want to book jobs, go out of your comfort zone and learn everything. Get used to people telling you you’re not good.’

So, thanks for inspiring me again Feng!

Oh and congrats on making it to Europe with Quest! It wasn’t the whole of Quest, but I enjoyed watching you perform with LMFAO and I think I was screaming more for Quest than LMFAO! =P Although I didn’t actually get to meet you guys, it was an amazing experience to see you perform!

Hope to see you in London again!!

For the full interview with Feng by The Other Asians, please visit their website and make sure to subscribe and donate! http://theotherasians.com/

Follow Feng and Quest Crew on twitter! @justfeng & @TheQuestCrew

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Interesting!

Yesterday I wemt to a Korean language meet up event in London. It was my second time attending. The first time I met some cool people. This time I met an amazing guy!!

Now, at first I was like ‘yeah this guys cool’ but when we started speaking and he told me about his life, I was amazed!
I should probably ask permission to write his story as a blog post but I’m going to do it anyway!

I will call him, Jae because I don’t want to use his real name.

Jae’s grandparents escaped from North Korea when they were young. They found empty land in Incheon, South Korea, and decided to make it thier own. They built a farm and had children, Jae’s mum or dad.

Jae’s mum & dad stayed on the farm and had Jae! He lived on the farm until he was a young teenager and his first memory was seeing a headless chicken moving that his mum had just killed.

His family relocated to LA. He lived in LA for 17 years! He then came to London and has been living here for 3 years with a sucessful business and a beautiful apartment!

This guy had an interesting story. But not only that, he was so fun to talk to! We spent the whole night together, just talking about the most random things! I haven’t clicked with someone that fast and so easily in a long time. It was refreshing!

He has lived in my top 3 favourite places to live. LA: doesn’t everyone?! Korea: where do I begin?! London: Just home. My home.

I hope we stay friends for a long time! Hopefully I’ll find more interesting stories about his life & I’ll blog about them!