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emilyteng
18 May 2009 @ 07:41 pm
I've moved!! I'll still keep this blog up and running but I won't be updating it - I'll be at this new address:

http://officialemilyteng.blogspot.com/


Come and follow me there!!! Tell all your mates about it too!

P.S don't forget to come say hi!

Love and peace always,
em xoxo
 
 
emilyteng
18 May 2009 @ 07:00 pm



Love and music always,
emily xoxo
 
 
emilyteng
It's almost similar to THE NOTEBOOK, and almost similar to the movie I'm currently looking up from my screen to watch - THE EVENING.

All I really have to say about these two movies even though I don't know the ending of the latter movie is the following: As you grow older, you'll find that the things you did, the mistakes you made and the failures you encountered aren't the regrets in your life. What you WILL find is that the things you regret the most are the things you didn't do.

Wherever you are in your life - whether you're just starting up for college, or looking for a job, or perhaps you're going on your 40th birthday or your 15th wedding anniversary. Wherever you are, it's not too late to follow your heart and follow your dreams. If you're deciding to hold back your feelings and not love another completely for the fear of what happens in the future, then you will probably live to regret it. That's assuming that there is love to begin with.

I don't want to look back when I'm much older and think to myself how I let something so beautiful as love slip through my fingers because I'm scared about what the future holds. I'm not that person - but I know many who are like that. Whatever happens, I CHOOSE to love with all my heart because at the end of the day the world does need more love but it's my heart that I choose to follow and lead my life with.


These are the two most inspirational videos I've watched recently. They both inspire me and as you all know one of them is my ULTIMATE role model :)

Randy Pausch's legacy lives on to inspire others to live their lives in the best way they can. You should definitely google him to find out more about him and check out his other videos!





The things that touched me the most from this video are:

"We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully. For the reaper will come for all of us...Cos when he shows up it's too late to do the things you wanted to do"

"It is not the things we do in life that we regret, it is the things that we do not" - ABSOLUTE FAVE QUOTE!!!! And this one's great for EVERYONE.

"You will not find that passion in things. And you will not find that passion in money. Because the more things and the more money you have, the more you will just look around and use that as the metric and there will always be someone with more."

"I had to wait 39 years to get married because I had to wait that long to find someone where her happiness was more important than mine. And if nothing else, I hope that all of you can find that kind of passion and that kind of love in your life"



I won't quote the following one - just watch it all and let it speak to you in the way it did for me!









Love and being regret-free always,
Emily xoxo
 
 
emilyteng
10 May 2009 @ 01:34 pm
If you have one hour to spare - You should take the time to watch the following video. It may just CHANGE YOUR LIFE!




We can all learn something from Randy - that we can inspire others and we really can lead our lives helping others and following our hearts/dreams :)

Love and Peace always,
Emily xoxo
 
 
emilyteng
01 May 2009 @ 12:31 am
Alright guys, STILL stuck at home with Bronchitis - and I'm seriously hoping and praying I'll recover soon! I got to venture out of my apartment this evening which was ABSOLUTELY lovely - went to one of my fave restaurants which is kinda near where I live!

On another note, my birthday is JUST AROUND THE CORNER! I'm deciding what to do - but have a rough idea now and it's going to be EPIC! But here's the thing, YOU'LL be invited too! Yup, you read right - if this whole plan works out then you'll be able to come on down and celebrate my birthday alongside with me! So WATCH THIS SPACE for details!







Love and party on always,
Emily xoxo
 
 
 
emilyteng
28 April 2009 @ 06:52 pm
You know, I've never been the type of person who takes things for granted. Sometimes I may slip and forget to say thank you. Sometimes I may forget to tell you how much I appreciate you. I hear people making passing remarks such as "oh she's always doing such and such for him" or "she's always doing this and that for him" - I may not be like 'most girls' and I may not be the dream girl - but I've got nothing but love to give :) And for me, I think that should be more than enough. For my family, for my friends, for the special one.


That being said, sometimes all I need from you are little things. Not the grand gestures saying you'd risk everything for me, not the acts of grandeur - sometimes, or should I say, most of the time - it's the little things that count the most for me. The texts throughout the day, little notes here and there - just to know that I'm always on your mind. The same way you are for me.



Came across this clip - it really spoke to me in some weird way. I think it may be the medication. But I truly do believe that if someone does love another - he'll make sure she knows it. There's no such thing as a 'game' involved when true love is involved.. This song isss such a happy happy songg!!!







I reckon i might watch this movie before I fall asleep after my medication tonight!!

Love and TLA,
Emily xoxo
 
 
emilyteng
28 April 2009 @ 03:31 pm
Hey all!
So some of you may be wondering where I've been lately - ever since 987RSVP i've actually been stuck in bed. No, I'm not just being a lazy fat-ass! (Those of you who know me well know I love and treasure my beauty sleep!) But I've actually been really sick - fever, flu, cough, the works! Someone very dear to me unexpectedly came over to look after me and made sure I was okay Sunday night which is probably the best thing EVER that could happen to me not only over the weekend but in recent months! I truly appreciated and still DO APPRECIATE YOU very much! :) :)

It's now DAY 3 of being stuck in bed and I was supposed to head over for a JIMMY CHOO private event with 2 of my colleagues but I really don't think that's such a good idea at the moment - I don't think Jimmy Choo will be very pleased if I got everyone in attendance stuck in bed for the next few days either ;)

Anyway, lots of time in bed means lots of time to let my mind wander - trust me on this one because I've thought SO MUCH about a lot of things. I've also had so much time to focus on my charity (http://www.blessingsinabag.org) and think about new ideas and new things to work on which is all very exciting! But most exciting of all I got to do what I love best - youtube surfing and checking out what new music there is! I absolutely LOOOOOVE checking out new music and listening to what's out there - I really am SO OVER the whole "my genre is... " blah blah blah - for me, there's only music. There's nothing different about them. It's kinda like my passion in life - no matter what, people are people, we're all the same at the end of the day and if someone needs help, I'm gonna do my best with whatever I have and whatever I can to help them out.


Caught this video and thought you guys might love it - I've been listening to it for ages and you know those moments when you listen to a song and just picture something in your mind when it plays? I got that with this song, not just when the first melody's started up but throughout the wholeeeee thing. It's MAGICAL. It kinda makes you feel like you're smack bam in the middle of some sort of fairytale... I guess I probably feel that way because my birthday is about a week or so away and I don't know - there's a lot on my mind, well there's one thing in mind.. but sometimes you just feel that you can't do anything about it. Like you're running out of options, running out of time, running out of hope. BUT - listen to this song.. and you'll feel your spirit being uplifted. Listen to this song and you'll realise that there's so much more hope in this world. Right now it's raining and thundering outside my window and I couldn't feel more crap even if I wanted to - but after listening to this clip over and over you just feel like chuckling to yourself and prancing around your room.

I don't care what people say anymore - that's something I will be happy to say the minute I turn that one year older in about a week ish from now.



OH AND KEEP listening to the clip after the song has ended! I'll quote it:

"Yah this song is dedicated to my little daughter, Sarah, my seven year old cute little Sarah. She loves this song by Taylor Swift. And one time we were listening to it in the car and she says "Dad this is my favourite part, you know right when the key changes and it looks like the boyfriend is kinda scared off by the mean dad and he's never coming back and she's about to lose hope and all of a sudden he comes back and says "hey i talked to your dad.." and pops the question and "go pick out a white dress" and anyway.... That's Sarah's favourite part."







ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!




Love and Hope always,
Emily xoxo

P.S Please remember to wash your hands regularly whenever you can to help keep the bug(ggers) and germs away!!!! You're not only doing it for yourself but for those around you!
 
 
emilyteng
24 April 2009 @ 11:36 pm
Hello :)

I've been uber busy lately and so much has been going on - I've sent out SO many emails and had to take so many phone calls and reply to text messages. I think it's funny when people say TGIF - because for me, the weekends are when I'm working the hardest! I won't be on air this week on 987fm due to exams (I'm so excited to do them because I'm basically finished with college!) BUT I hope to catch you and hopefully MEET YOU in person at 987RSVP.

It's happening Saturday 25th April at REBEL (I LOOOOVE the music there!) so perhaps I'll catch you there! :) Last night I got to check out the new Butter Factory - it's pretty rad I must say - I like how the vibe seemed more chill than pumped up which is good for a Thursday night in my opinion! But i had a great night and I'm hoping for more great nights and great times to come!

On another note, lots of things are happening with Blessings in a Bag - we're in the midst of setting up a permanent office and we've sent out so many boxes (we still have to do a re-count cos we've just been packing so much!). I'm so happy to be able to do what I do and everytime something pops out of nowhere to try and get me down, I know that I can always find joy in helping people and helping others. My birthday is less than 2 weeks away and i have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what I wanna do for it - a few ideas have been tossed around... but nothing has been confirmed. HELP! To be honest, I've had the idea of just holding some kind of party which will benefit charity and have a good cause instead of just celebrating me. I mean sure, i'd love to be treated like a princess for a night but to be honest, the people who care and love me the most already treat me like that in some way ;)

And it's kinda like when people say it should be valentines day everyday, I really do think it should be like that everyday - not the whole receiving presents and stuff but it's more the way you live your life. You should celebrate your life EACH AND EVERYDAY and count your blessings and be thankful for what you have. In the recent months, I've found myself waking up in the morning and just being thankful for what I have in life - to be able to live in a GREAT neighbourhood, to have the best bed in the whole world!, to have such great friends and family, to be able to receive a college education... and the list goes on! Just because it isn't your birthday doesn't mean you shouldn't celebrate yourself for who you are and where you're at in life! I think that every once in awhile we should take a moment or two to applaud ourselves and speak good things on our own - just because you missed your gym class or yoga session doesn't mean you should hate yourself or get miserable about it, you should just applaud yourself that you took the stairs up to work/school instead of taking the elevator. I'm not trying to say we should have the biggest ego's or be boastful about ourselves - but we should be more aware of the words we're speaking to ourselves. In recent months, not only have I been waking up each day being grateful for what I have but I've also had the courage to be able to say a few good things about myself. Whether it's about the way I handled a situation, how i helped someone else, how i smell good - just little things like that! It's as if we become our own cheerleaders! And I really do think that's what we need to do - because if you can't love yourself then how can you allow others to love you and how will you have enough love for others?

I know some of you may be reading this and may think that I must be leading the perfect life or perhaps I'm always this bubble of positive energy all the time. Truth is, I'm not. I'm not perfect, I have my flaws, I've made some bad decisions in life, made mistakes and from time to time I get upset over tiny things are harshly critique my own self! But we're only human and it's okay to do all of the above - what's important to remember is that each time you fall you remember to dust the dirt off your knees and you pick yourself up!



Alright, time for me to head to bed - I'm gonna need some sleeeeeeeeeeep if i wanna get through the weekend! I hope you've had an awesome start to the weekend by the way!


Love and Peace always,
Emily xoxo
 
 
emilyteng
24 April 2009 @ 11:34 pm
I'm SO very proud of you. And I always will be.
 
 
emilyteng
17 April 2009 @ 05:23 pm
Society is fast becoming some huge-ass meteorite full of materialistic values, full of crap and full of people who will do anything to get somewhere they think they 'deserve' to be or in some status quo.

I'm not here to be negative at all. In contrast, I'm here to hopefully help you hold your head up high when you have those days where you feel like you're nothing more than the dirt that people kick to the side of the curb. For the days where you feel like noone's worth looking into your eyes. We all have those days, and for those of you who have found a life where every single day makes you feel so much love and feel like a million dollars - I SALUTE YOU. Really.

I'm here to tell you that it's OKAY to like yourself. Heck, it's okay to even LOVE YOURSELF. Ever since the time in grade school where we stressed about how short our skirts were or stressed about the big-ass pimple on our forehead... we've had those days or those periods of time where you feel so disgusted with yourself for whatever reason. I think it's more of a girl thing but I'm sure guys feel it more in recent times, too!

But we're ONLY human, and it's something I always remind myself. And you know what? When the going get's tough, then the tough better get going! (Haha I know, I know.. cliche emily =))

The people who love or the people who matter to us and vice versa... they're going to know that you're not perfect and that you're going to make mistakes - more importantly, they'll be focusing on the things you do right rather than the other way around. Sure, sometimes you don't make the smartest of choices that they aren't going to like but that's life and sometimes that's how the cookie crumbles. (mmm i'm craving some subway cookies right about now!)

We all go through life addressing problem areas we need to overcome, seeing the bad habits we've got to break - but it's okay! You don't have to go around beating yourself up at all or constantly feeling under the weather. Just pick yourself up and start again.. as hard as it may be, they will always be there for you, to support you and help make things right again - irregardless of any other factors. After all, noone on this earth is perfect - we all have areas in which we need to improve.

You must learn to accept yourself - ALL OF YOU! The flaws, imperfections and all. Most people go around at some point in their life (I'm a victim of this!) speaking and thinking negatively about themselves. ALL THE TIME. They feel guilty, inferior, insecure, ugly, too something, too not something.. the list goes on! But the thing is, if you can't love yourself - how can you love others and let others love you? I'm not saying I've found the answer or the right way to go about it, but I've at least had the courage to step up to the stage in my mind where I'm the most vulnerable to other people - to say, hey... THIS is me. We need to give ourselves a break and not be so critical and harsh to ourselves when we don't live up to our own unrealistic expectations. (And trust me, I've had SOOO many unrealistic expectations of myself to live up to it was hard to let people in and to trust them)

And the funny thing about life is that shit just keeps coming at you, whether you like it or not. I guess, it's how you deal with it - and I've learnt that. And I'm still learning. You may be sitting there thinking about a few major areas in your life you'd like to change or be better at - for instance you might be thinking about the temper problem you have, or the high-emotional factor, or simply breaking a bad habit (like biting my lips for me!). So you're sitting there thinking about the things you want to change and perhaps you're changing slash changed them already - but life is a funny bunny, it's gonna shed some light on some other area you need to work on. Doesn't it excite you? It's kinda silly but for me, it excites me that by the time I'm 120 years of age, I will have hopefully become an improved version of myself at present times infinity and beyond. Just see yourself as a work in progress.

If you constantly berate yourself or go round with a bad attitude refusing to accept yourself for ALL of which you are.. then you're gonna live your whole life feeling BAD, MISERABLE, ANGRY, BITTER - etc. Where's the fun in that? Where's the love in that? Where's the joy in that? Sure, there shouldn't be a lax attitude towards mistakes or living a bad life - but you should at least strive to do your best. and most importantly, strive to make things right. If the people around you who mean the most to you accept you and approve of you - then why can't you do that for yourself? This is a question i've asked myself on many occasions...and just like it's human to not be perfect, it's also a human thing to doubt once in awhile. But the thing is, the people who matter the most to you or the people who think you matter the most to them (you get the point) will love you unconditionally. You don't have to prove yourself to be something other than yourself and you don't have to live in shame or hide your flaws. They will eventually come out.

Sometimes we stumble and fall. Sometimes we fall so hard. But like one of my fave lines of a song goes - "falling down aint falling down if you don't cry when you hit the floor." But if you have the will and your heart is in the right place to get up and try again - to live the best life you possibly can and to love yourself and others with all you've got - then you're in the right place :)

I'm sure some may disagree with what I've said above.. but this is just my own opinion, my own experience and my own lessons learnt over the last 21 soon to be going onto 22 years. Maybe some of you have learnt this lesson many years before I did, or maybe some are still struggling with 'negative self-talk'. But just know this - you're never too old to start learning. And most importantly of all - it's NEVER TOO LATE.


So no matter how you're feeling - put on some great music, get happy, laugh, smile and most importantly LOVE ALWAYS. Whether it be yourself or others.

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - DR SEUSS! :)




Love and love yourself always,
Emily xoxo


I've been in love with this singer/song-writer for years now...
love love loveee this song :)




SOME OTH QUOTES cos i'm just super psyched for the new episode coming out after the weekend!!! :)

"...if you're always looking for reasons not to be with somebody, well you'll always find them, and I guess at some point you should let go and give your heart what it deserves."

"Just promise me one thing, promise me that when you pick the boy you're really going to be with, that he'll be someone who respects you and treats you well. And, it's someone who makes your heart race and that he's someone you love because of what he is, not what he does. Because, that's how I felt about your mother, and that’s how I want you to feel one day. Use your head and follow your heart."

"Just like you can't prove love with a test. I mean, this is just a score on a sheet of paper. Sure, Haley and I have our differences, but this test doesn't show how hard we’ve worked to keep this relationship together, or that I can’t stand it when we're apart, or that every time I look at her I know that I'm gonna be with her for the rest of my life. We love each other father, no test is going to show that.”