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Tersh  💻 Digital Strategist / Wander-lancer 🌎 Project @globalfootprints.

You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up and brought you somewhere wonderful– or where you always wanted to be. You will be grateful that things didn’t work out the way you once wanted them to.
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— Brianna Wiest, What Happens After What Was “Supposed To Be”. @briannawiest.
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People constantly ask why I left Melbourne to come back to KL. What prompted me to leave a seemingly ideal life in one of the most livable cities in the world, to come back to Malaysia, where everyone seems to be fleeing from? A country ridden with corruption and politics, crime and a weakening currency.
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To be honest, I didn’t expect to end up here. This wasn’t planned. My heart got broken, I left on a one way ticket for a 3 month break that became 3 years and now, 10 years counting.
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But I look around me and I see how fortunate I am, how blessed a life I have, filled with beautiful friends, priceless experiences and work I wake up excited to, surrounded by amazing food, wanderlust worthy neighboring countries and sunshine everyday!
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This might not have been how I envisioned it, but I thank God for the plot twists along the way that has led me to where I am now! I hope you realize it too, in time, sometimes where we want to be isn’t where we need to be. ❤️
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I don’t think that anything happens by coincidence. No one is here by accident. Everyone who crosses our paths have a message for us. Otherwise they would have taken another path, or left earlier or later. The fact that those people are here means that they are here for some reason. - James Redfield.
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I agree with this completely. And that is why I dedicate this post to all of you: those of you who stumbled upon this post today, or been following me for the past year or hour, perhaps I have a message for you, or You for me. In any case, I’m so thankful to have been able to share my craft, quotes and life with you. Thank you for being a part of my journey. We could have the grandest of friendships or exchange the simplest language of emojis, I’m just grateful you’re here! “Nothing happens by accident.” ✨🙏🏻✨
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Sidenote: Excuse the somewhat moody look. I was journaling by the window and it’s cloudy outside hence it’s not as bright as I’d like it to be. Though, I do like how my environment influences the way my pictures look. Cloudy with a chance of sunshine ☀️ Swipe right for more closeups from today’s scrapbook post! 👉🏻 It even includes a little rubber stamp a friend carved for me many moons ago. I’m now inspired to make my own! I’m going through a learning phase where I’m trying to gather more skills and passions. It’s been most rewarding. ❤️
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She has been feeling it for awhile - that sense of awaking. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her - she will nurture it and let it grow. She won't let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core - this is her time. She will not only climb mountains - she will move them too.
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Lang Leav.
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2nd attempt from crapbooking to scrapbooking. Need lots of patience and practice. 😅
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Sunday scrapbooking. So I decided to try something different and venture out of my comfort zone! Certainly isn’t as easy as it looks. Kudos to those who do it cos gosh its challenging! Deciding on the look and feel, continuity between the pages, layout, quotes, stamps and washis = effort! But it was incredibly fun and satisfying! Scroll to the end for a short clip!
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Do you have any tips or tricks? If you follow any scrapbooking account that inspires you, please tag them below or send me a DM so I can check them out! I’d appreciate the inspiration.
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Hope you’re all having an amazing weekend! ✨❤️✨
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We can’t always choose the music life plays for us, but we can always choose how we dance to it. That my friend, is pure poetry.
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“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.“ Robert Frost.
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I’ve never been to the hospital as many times as I’ve had in the past 3 weeks. Life has taken an unexpected turn on a loved one. No one saw this coming.
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It’s been an extremely humbling experience. We are so caught up in the rat race, of how we look externally, that our minds are so detached from our bodies. We don’t notice the signs of ailments because we are too busy stressing about our jobs, bills, marriage, children etc. Perhaps you fell sick not because you caught the flu but because your body is trying to tell you to slow down. Big house, fast cars, luxurious holidays and that latest handbag might be your goals but a dear friend of mine reminded me that we need to put as much focus on what we put into our body, our mind and connect with our spiritual self.
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So I leave you with sentiments from Dalai Lama; We sacrifice our health in order to make money. Then we sacrifice money to recuperate our health. And then we are so anxious about the future that we do not enjoy the present; the result being that we will not live in the present or the future; we live as if we are never going to die, and then die having never really lived.
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Hello good looking. Is this seat taken? ☕️

It’s just another ordinary morning. We wake up, have our coffee, dress up, go to work, meet the same people, send off emails, call a friend, share a link on Facebook, come home, go for our daily run, have dinner, watch tv, retire to bed and wake up to another ordinary morning.
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We detest the ordinary. The word itself conjures up a colorless and uninteresting world that lacks poetic beauty. We try to escape from it – we fly off to exotic destinations and seek spontaneous happenstance to break its streak of monotony. We often take for granted the significance of it. We believe that the ordinary exists with or without us, but that’s simply not true. There is a certain beauty in the ordinary that makes it almost magical. And things are not magical because of magic. They are magical because we believe in magic, the same way we love because we believe in love. We need to start believing in the magic of the ordinary.
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The magic of the ordinary can come from the most mundane satisfaction of sitting on your couch, watching your favorite tv show. That first sip of scalding hot coffee in the morning. Asking the cleaning lady at work how her day has been. The simple act of paying for your meal, of calling a friend, of earning a salary, of running through the park, of getting out of bed each morning or simply sitting still in a garden in wonderment. These are all often mistaken as ordinary. But it isn’t. It’s nearly ordinary.
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One day, you will miss getting out of bed on your own. You will miss having a job. You will miss being able to run. You will miss the people you grew sick of seeing every day. You will miss being on your laptop together, in separate silences. You will even miss her when she steals the sheets. Do not ignore the ordinary. You have no idea how lovely it is once it disappears.
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Ones destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. - Henry Miller.
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A destination could be anywhere. Right here, right now. A place that some travel far and wide to, that is a blind spot to you. It could be a stroll through a park, a routine route we take everyday where we overlook obvious beauties because we’re rushing somewhere, our head filled with worries and woes. Or an everyday commute on the subway, unappreciated visual delights of the cityscape, lost to what may seem like a broken record, the predictable loop of life.
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Take a moment, pause and look around you. Surely you can find something new and delightful?
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We don’t need to climb the Himalayan mountains to appreciate nature or sail through the sea of Santorini to appreciate a sunset. Sometimes all it takes is a change in perspective from our own backyard. Like someone once said to me, be a tourist in your own city.
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Decided to stop at the park on the way to the gym to do some light journaling on a heavy topic. Swipe for the quote 👉🏻
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“The best apology is changed behavior.”
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Last year in 2017, I “lost” a dear friend. A friend who was like a sister and a soulmate. We clicked instantly and through the years, despite studying apart overseas in America and Australia, we managed to sustain our friendship until we returned. While friends around me saw through her and warned me, I was willingly oblivious, fiercely protective of our friendship and clearly blinded by our kinship. I refused to believe this person could be selfish and manipulative.
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Then some major events happened along the way, the cracks started to show and I struggled to comprehend. She’d suddenly fall off the face of the earth, stop replying my messages when she found herself in the company of new friends and new lovers. I’d get stood up last minute and some of her excuses turned out to be lies. Her stories of broken friendships and relationships were one sided, in her favor. She was always the victim, blaming everyone else. I believed her initially, but eventually the truth prevailed. Yet, I turned a blind eye. Don’t get me wrong, she’s a terrific person but not a very good friend.
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It was late last year that I received a half hearted email to tell me she’d be bailing on an important event. Yet another excuse. This time it felt even more painful because she didn’t even have the decency to reply my messages or calls. She lived just 5 minutes down the road, but she chose to email me instead. I was heart broken. To make matters worse, her email listed out why I wasn’t a good friend, each as untrue as the one before. I’ve never heard such delusional and blatant lies. After 23 years of friendship, I decided, I’ve had it.
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There comes a time when you need to realize who the toxic people are in your life, and do yourself a favor to remove them like a cancerous tumor. People can say sorry a thousand times, but true forgiveness can only be granted through their change of character. Love yourself first ❤️

You come into the world with nothing, and the purpose of your life is to make something out of nothing. - Henry Louis Mencken.
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No bag is created equal. And yet this is so much more than just a bag! If you’re a neat freak and obsessive organizer like me, then The Bank Bag is something you’d appreciate. It has single handedly changed the way I journal on-the-go and organize my day to day essentials.
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So far I’ve travelled with it around in KL from home to cafes and meetings, to the bustling streets of Tokyo and icy slopes of Niseko! The thing that surprises me the most is how sturdy it is and despite all the trinkets, gadgets and stationery that I lug around, it didn’t feel heavy at all. No rummaging around as everything was in its right place. A very thoughtfully designed bag indeed! This is definitely one of my favourite hand bag to date! Swipe right for more 👉🏻
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