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There were times when holding a chai latte in my hands and sipping the deliciously soft foamy milk, I wondered what all of "this" means. I reached a temporary conclusion that life consists of our experiences, thus I can't live your life and you can't live mine. So why hog the experience?

In this blog, I try to capture bits of "ma vie" via music, quotes, and pictures. And I occasionally tweet @thanh_h .

So next time when you see a girl with a foamy mustache sitting in a certain coffee shop who's staring blankly at the window, approach her to say hi... because it's probably me.
“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating and you finish off as an orgasm.”

— George Carlin (via blua)

With one foot in the real world and the other still stuck in “i’m not a graduate, not yet a corporate slave,” I wonder what lies ahead.  My life at this point is all about exploring and I appreciate my family’s support in my decision to take a semester off before plunging into the next degree.  I feel the excitement.  But with all the options out there, I want to know which one will I take?  Thus, the time machine… 

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”

Henry David Thoreau

(via quote-book)

“The antidote to exhaustion is not necessarily rest. The antidote to exhaustion is wholeheartedness. It is those things you do halfheartedly that really wear you out.”

—   ~Fish Tales~

donnyspeaks:

ryannxp:

myquarterlifecrisis:

The Prize Doesn’t Always Go To The Most Deserving
Irena Sendler1910-2008A 98 year-old German woman named Irena Sendler recently died.  During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist.  Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck.  She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.  The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids’ and infants’ noises.  Irena managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children.  She eventually was caught, and the Nazis broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely.  Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar buried under a tree in her backyard.  After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited some of the families.  Most had been killed.  She helped those children get placement into foster family homes or adopted.Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.  She was not selected.  Al Gore won - for a slide show on Global Warming.http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/sendler.asp

donnyspeaks:

ryannxp:

myquarterlifecrisis:

The Prize Doesn’t Always Go To The Most Deserving

Irena Sendler
1910-2008

A 98 year-old German woman named Irena Sendler recently died.  During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist.  Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck.  She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.  The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids’ and infants’ noises.  Irena managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children.  She eventually was caught, and the Nazis broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely.  Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar buried under a tree in her backyard.  After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited some of the families.  Most had been killed.  She helped those children get placement into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.  She was not selected.  Al Gore won - for a slide show on Global Warming.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/sendler.asp

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Dường như muốn nhận lại, dường như chưa thể quên.

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Tình yêu sẽ nguội lạnh, người ơi ta sẽ thôi 
Sẽ chấm dứt đam mê không bao giờ thuộc về với ta.

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Chỉ vậy thôi.  Rồi cũng sẽ quên!

Nhắm mắt cho tôi tìm một thoáng hương xưa 
Cho tôi về đường cũ nên thơ 
Cho tôi gặp người xưa ước mơ …

“For what it’s worth: It’s never too late, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have strength to start all over again.”

— Benjamin Button (via quote-book)

“A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.”

— Caroline Gordon | (via sandelina) (via quote-book)