#LJIL; March ‘16

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The 88th Academy Awards took place on the 28th of February this year, and it inspired me to do a little award ceremony-esque post of my own for the month of March. It goes very well in line with my concept of #LJILs so I thought, why not make this month’s LJIL Oscars-themed! 😉

And the horses? I befriended them in my neighbour’s barn last Spring — it was around this time of year, I believe — and I miss them, I really do.


Word of the month:

“Petaloso”

It was invented by an eight-year-old Italian boy.

Quote of the month:

You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination. ― Roman Payne

“That’s so true!” moment of the month:

I think every woman is beautiful. There are no ugly women, only lazy women. – Liu Wen, International Top Model

“Omg woah!” moment of the month:

When dried under a microscope, your tears are beautifully unique — like fingerprints or snowflakes.
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Video of the month:

Prudential #RelationshipReconnect, Singapore

I quote Prudential, “With mounting social stresses like financial insecurity, pervasive technology and work-life imbalance, we found marriages and family relationships, as well as friendships and colleague relationships, were coming under strain. Our response? We conducted a “social experiment” to see if simply looking at someone for four quiet, uninterrupted minutes could create a sense of closeness and empathy. See how Singaporeans reacted when they tried this moving and inspirational experience.”

How did it make You feel?

Meditation-worthy tune of the month:

Yes, weirddough is pronounced weirdo.

And since we’re on the topic of music, …

Shopping Destination of them month:

I don’t shop for new clothes very much. I usually prefer thrift/ second-hand shops. I support the movement against wastage.

But for the one or two or three times a year when I shop for new clothes, there is a 97.432% chance that it is from…

Lulu’s

Psssst! The only leather available is Vegan. 😉

Invention of the month:

The Marble Machine — A music instrument made out of 2000 marbles.

Coolest thing of the month:

Four Sets of Identical Twins Staged a Time Travel Prank

‘Art-blr’ of the month:

JULIANA VIDO ILUSTRACIÓN

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P.s. ‘Art-blr’ = Art Tumblr 😉

‘Photo-blr’ of the month:

Life Serial

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P.s. You guessed it, ‘Photo-blr’ = Photo Tumblr 😛

‘Food-Blr’ of the month:

Nourish Atelier

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Gorgeous or GORRRRRgeousss??

Visual satisfaction of the month:

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Such perfect symmetry! This brings so much peace to the OCD-ness in me. :’)

Article of the month:

18 Grooms Admit Their First Thought When The Bride Walked Down The Aisle

Abode of the month:

Take a Rare Glimpse Inside a Singapore Heritage Home

Dialogue of the month:

“Skulduggery.“
“Fletcher.”
Fletcher stuck out his hand. Skulduggery observed it for a moment.
“I’m sorry, what are we doing now?”
“Shaking hands,” Fletcher said. “Like adults. I just want you to know that this past year has changed me. I’ve grown, as a person. I’m not the same Fletcher you used to know.
“You look a lot like him.”
“Well, yeah, but-”
“And you have the same ridiculous hair.”
“Can we just shake hands?”
“Of course we can,” Skulduggery said, and they shook. “Now what?”
“I, uh…I don’t really know. What do adults usually do after they shake hands?”
“Generally, the first thing they do is let go.”
“Oh, right,” Fletcher said, and Skulduggery took his hand back. “So, Skulduggery, how have you been? You’re looking well. That’s a really nice tie.
“It’s blue.”
“And such a nice shade.”
Skulduggery looked at Valkyrie. “You promised me he wouldn’t be annoying.”
― Derek Landy, Kingdom of the Wicked

Dilemma of the month:

Deciding whether I prefer sunny winter days or rainy summer days.

Enlightenment of the month:

The Danes have a word for wellbeing, although it’s said that there’s no good English translation for it.

Hygge

pronounced “hoo-ga”

Simply put, it is the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures: family, friends, graciousness. It is to create a warm atmosphere and to allow the enjoyment of the good things in life with good people.

Amusement of the month:

Venice’s Airport, i.e. Aeroporto di Venezia, is called Marco Polo. Imagine pilots flying in and saying “Marco?” and the flight coordinators on land replying with “Polo!”

Instagram account of the month:

@gypsea_lust owned by the beautiful Lauren Bullen

YouTuber(s) of the month:

Aspyn Ovard (Ferris) & Parker Ferris

Blog, Lifestyle Channel, Daily Vlogs

I don’t usually watch lifestyle channels on YouTube but I can’t quite put my finger on why I truly enjoy watching Aspyn’s and Parker’s videos. Watching them being so adorable together has not only made my month but also reminded me that one can never be too old to have fun. They are, quite possibly, are my OTP. From Aspyn’s naturally cheery spirit and Parker’s cute smile to the lovely way they say, “Baaaaaabe,” to each other, I just really really love them.

Oh and did I mention that they’re married?

Also, I’m obsessed with their beautifully-pieced travel diaries. I don’t know about You, but these travel diaries sure do ignite the desire to travel within me.

Heartbreak of the month:

Monkeys In Thailand Are Treated Like Slaves To Harvest Coconuts
Please please choose Your coconut oil products wisely.

‘Heart-make’ of the month:

The Forest 500 Companies
The companies included are the major corporate powerbrokers that can address tropical deforestation through their role in the production, processing, manufacturing and retail of raw materials and products sourced from forest risk commodities.
>> A score of 5 points indicates that the company has a strong policy to reduce their impact on forests while a score of 0 means that they have no policy in place. <<

This could essentially help us all be kinder and more mindful as consumers.

Store-bought gem of the month:

Tru-Nut’s Powdered Peanut Butter — Maple Flavour

Powdered Peanut Butter starts out with high oleic, roasted peanuts. The peanuts are then pressed to remove the oils and subsequently ground into a fine powder that still retains all of the wonderful natural peanut flavour. Tru-Nut makes Powdered Peanut Butter in four flavours, Original peanut butter flavourChocolateCinnamon and Maple. Unlike traditional peanut butter, Tru-Nut contains at least 85% less fat and fat calories.  Tru-Nut is non-GMO, all-natural and gluten-free. From the way it stacks up to its competition in terms of nutritional value, it simply is a stroke of genius.

How does one go about consuming it? Just mix Tru-Nut with water and stir, and You’ve got tasty peanut butter. Tru-Nut can also be added to shakes brownies, cookies, or as a topping for dishes like oatmeal or even pad thai! You are only limited by Your own creativity in the ways that You can make Tru-Nut a part of Your daily diet. 🙂

Combo ‘No-No’ of the month:

Papaya and Tru-Nut Peanut Butter

Combo ‘Yes-Yes’ of the month:

Sweet grapes and Tru-Nut Peanut Butter

Yes, I’ve been experimenting…

Enlightenment of the month:

8 Common Thinking Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day


Oh and congratulations Leo! You finally got Your Oscars!!! It finally happened!

🏆

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