definitely burning out by the end of this internship. 2 more days left in the Shanghai office, 5 days of insanity in Beijing next week, event night a little more than a week away — confusion between anxiety and excitement. i’m stressed out and tired as hell. there are no guidelines to go by when it comes to interns here. the tasks that have been given to me are nowhere close to...
God's reckless grace is our greatest hope.
two things i’m most definitely learning in this internship: insane efficacy and efficiency.
Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and...– Susan Cain, Quiet (via accountedfor)
you have no idea how excited i am to sleep tonight. arrived back in Shanghai @ midnight. get to go into work later tomorrow! dead tired, but happily so. i am so blessed. night folks. (:
28 hours in Beijing.
my eye keeps twitching. i’ve drawn enough display layouts to last me a lifetime. Cointreau people are pissing me off. their cocktail glasses won’t be properly cleaned when they arrive on event day = ibetternothavetowastetimeorganizingthecleaningofyourstuffoneventdayfoooool. arrive in BJ —> 4 meetings in a row, 10 hours straight = wtfwtfwtf. Sofitel beds and breakfast...
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
can you fall for someone over the phone? damn, such a sucker for nice voices.
“Why should I help you if you don’t even want to help yourself?” if it was required for me to have a motto for my tutoring, this would be it. LOL. don’t think i’d have too many students after that, eh? i guess it’s hard for kids to stir up enough motivation to get good grades. but with parents nagging and the realization that you’re going to have to get...
we’re so determined to convince ourselves we’re perfect people, we are offended when others make us see ourselves for what we truly are. it may not be defined an ugly characteristic, but we’re so unsatisfied by what is authentic, we refuse anything less than what is seen as “good.”
5/16: busiest day as intern thus far x worst...
crazy busy at the office today. one of the ladies i’m working with found out her grandma needed surgery last night, which lead to her mom getting overwhelmed and telling her to quit her job because work is consuming her life (she’s so incredibly dedicated). they called a meeting late last night for this morning so everyone can pan out her tasks. and man, she was taking care of a...
challenging myself to write one entry a day until the day i leave Shanghai (6/18). no excuses. *//later edit: this was completely and utterly a fail. no further comment.
Didn’t have a very good day at work today. A bit discouraged and tired — maybe a little disappointed in myself? Used the entire ride home from work to sulk and listen to the emo-est music I could find on my iPod. ha. mature, i know. I guess I needed it because I had somewhat gathered myself up by the time the car came to a stop at the front door. In the end, I know this is just one...
I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone...– Oscar Wilde. (via rebekahmargit)
helloyensil: You never ask questions. And how can you love someone, if you don’t know much about them?
don’t half-ass it.
I learned the hard way that I cannot always count on others to respect my...– Unknown (via kari-shma)
Putting together a Chinese/English profile of a world renowned German pastry chef for an anniversary event… Munching on chocolate Pocky, wishing I could type Chinese faster and better, and for the first time wishing I could read German because his entire website is in German. womp womp. that is all.
Nobody can say anything about you. Whatsoever people say is about themselves....– Osho (via 1112pm)
i used to think it was just a way to explain myself, that i think and over think things, that i don’t like to talk. now that i think about it though, it’s really unfair to everyone who comes in contact with people who think too much. no one can read your mild expressions, much less your thoughts. and if they don’t understand your silence and react to it incorrectly, then they...
i just realized my last two posts were about caffeinated beverages. so not intentional. ps. i can’t emphasize any more on just how slow it is in the office today. everyone’s heading out to Beijing this week.