Live for the moment

Because we are breaking away, we make the next four years count.

On March 30, 2014, I typed a long essay rationalizing why I chose to attend a university in New York City as a Journalism/ Communications major. Ending my writing piece at 2:40 AM with the sentence above, I sent it to my closest friend, who was also going to college in the fall as a graphic design undergraduate. 4f1e890f20c74b9ba90561b1cd58969e

I probably looked like that

I like to write; she loves to draw. Thus, we have in minds different goals and career choices. However, we are close friends. Hell of friends. Our mutual hobbies vary from reading, writing, photographing, designing to biking, style, music taste and food. We are also culture nerds, taking photos of people and places everywhere, even when our shots are horrible. We also have the same haircut. However, while my singing is acceptable, she never dares to sing. In return, life gives her an amazing ability to play video games night and day; I cannot. And we are both lazy teenagers, easily distracted by social media and other perks of having strong Wi-Fi at home. I personally never write, read and watch movies as much as I want. So I thought: “How nice would it be if I and she can work on a blog project for four years with specific goals?” I was thrilled when brainstorming all of my ideas. I could not sleep that night. Seriously. “So to make the next four years full of ideas, creativity, purposes, passion, we will record our journey in this blog,” I said the cheesiest thing to end my idea about the blog to my friend. She agreed, loving it. Here the four-year project comes into life: Worldlittlelights. The idea is simple. We wish to discover, write, draw, talk about hobbies that shine like little lights in our lives. We also want to share with you stories and photos about people and things that we consider lovely enough to light up this world. Yes, this blog will make us live slower, enjoy more and love more.

Live for the moment right now.

Written by Nhi/ Illustrated by my friend -Cu

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15 thoughts on “Live for the moment

  1. You have a delightful and fun blog. Thank you for visiting me and allowing me to find you here in your artful world. Willy, my pet dragon and I, hope to visit with you often. 🙂

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    1. Your blog gives me a good read too. I appreciate your writing and especially, your arts (they look amaaaaziing). Thank you so much for coming by and I am looking forward to reading your other posts. 🙂

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      1. Thank you! I’ve been overwhelmed with work lately but hope to catch up and post more this week end. Stay tuned ! 🙂

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  2. Thank you for following my photography/lyric essay blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com.

    I hope you enjoy your journey.

    To help you launch your travels, I thought you might enjoy a couple of “Quick Links” to a few of my favorites, from over 200 posts, on Through Harold’s Lens:

    “Five Senses” (France)
    http://throughharoldslens.com/2013/06/20/five-senses-european-tour/

    “Maiden Mild” (Poland)
    http://throughharoldslens.com/2013/06/12/maiden-mild-european-tour/

    “Shaken! Not Stirred” (Sweden)
    http://throughharoldslens.com/2013/09/13/shaken-not-stirred-european-tour/

    On behalf of the entire Creative Team at Through Harold’s Lens, my trusty sidekick Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you safe travels.

    Best,
    Harold

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  3. The concept for your blog is beautiful! I love that you and your friend are wanting to “…live slower, enjoy more and love more.” This is a great way to ‘stop and smell the roses’ as you go through life. Very cool!

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  4. Hi you two, what a great idea this blog is. Have fun!
    I know it’s been nearly two months since you (nhimedia) pushed the follow button on our blog. Sorry it’s taken so long to get back to you. Anyway thanks so much for the follow. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey. And don’t be stranger – feel free to join the conversation.
    Cheers
    Alison

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    1. Hi Emilio! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading our post. It has been a while since someone commented on this post. A year. Thank you for commenting, and reminding us of what this blog is all about in the first place.

      Nhi 🙂

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