Category Archives: Books & Quotes

The Little Book of Life Hacks by Yumi Sakugawa

My previous boss gave me this book last Christmas and I found it refreshing and amusing to read. First of all, I enjoyed the doodles all over the book. The doodles and design made reading the content a wonderful experience.

The Little Book of Life Hacks by Yumi Sakugawa

My previous boss gave me this book last Christmas and I found it refreshing and amusing to read. First of all, I enjoyed the doodles all over the book. The doodles and design made reading the content a wonderful experience.

Love What You Do

Love what you do whether you loved it from the start or you learned to love it eventually. “We are so lucky,” says Burton, surveying her fecund domain. “Although there is time pressure, we have the freedom of being creative

Love What You Do

Love what you do whether you loved it from the start or you learned to love it eventually. “We are so lucky,” says Burton, surveying her fecund domain. “Although there is time pressure, we have the freedom of being creative

Keep Learning

You have to learn skills, technique. It’s only from there you can become a rule-breaker. Vera Wang, Vogue Mar 2017

Keep Learning

You have to learn skills, technique. It’s only from there you can become a rule-breaker. Vera Wang, Vogue Mar 2017

I Want More

The new political reality has them asking other questions, too: like how to amplify more women’s voices — “We should be teaching our younger generation of women to fight to be leaders,” says Laura (Mulleavy) — and how to talk

I Want More

The new political reality has them asking other questions, too: like how to amplify more women’s voices — “We should be teaching our younger generation of women to fight to be leaders,” says Laura (Mulleavy) — and how to talk

Value of Intention

“My mother, a survivor of the Holocaust, said that no matter what, you can never be a victim. I have been taking Tai Chi lately, and my teacher says something so valuable: If you focus only on power, you fail

Value of Intention

“My mother, a survivor of the Holocaust, said that no matter what, you can never be a victim. I have been taking Tai Chi lately, and my teacher says something so valuable: If you focus only on power, you fail

We are space travellers.

And that moment changed my relationship with Earth. Because for me, Earth had always been a kind of safe haven where I could go to work or be in my home or take my kids to school. But I realized

We are space travellers.

And that moment changed my relationship with Earth. Because for me, Earth had always been a kind of safe haven where I could go to work or be in my home or take my kids to school. But I realized

Tracks by Robyn Davidson

I picked up Tracks by Robyn Davidson during my trip to Australia last September 2016. Reg and I just finished a wonderful trip in Uluru where we were just killing some time in the town before the plane took us back to

Tracks by Robyn Davidson

I picked up Tracks by Robyn Davidson during my trip to Australia last September 2016. Reg and I just finished a wonderful trip in Uluru where we were just killing some time in the town before the plane took us back to

Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters definitely tops the list of books I found most interesting in a geeky way. It was such a great loot from Sydney’s Art Gallery of New South Wales when I travelled last May 2016. I was choosing between Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters definitely tops the list of books I found most interesting in a geeky way. It was such a great loot from Sydney’s Art Gallery of New South Wales when I travelled last May 2016. I was choosing between Stuff Matters

Eat with Class

Growing up, having class and practicing good manners were constantly instilled in me in school and at home where my sister would buy books about etiquette once in a while. I was surrounded by families with good breeding in and out of

Eat with Class

Growing up, having class and practicing good manners were constantly instilled in me in school and at home where my sister would buy books about etiquette once in a while. I was surrounded by families with good breeding in and out of

Art Indulgence

I stumbled upon some old notes when I read Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, Mar 2016 Edition. Let me share those thoughts with you. Jewellery designer Sabine Getty’s wedding gown was to-die-for. This was one page I definitely lingered. I wondered what

Art Indulgence

I stumbled upon some old notes when I read Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, Mar 2016 Edition. Let me share those thoughts with you. Jewellery designer Sabine Getty’s wedding gown was to-die-for. This was one page I definitely lingered. I wondered what

I choose a mortal life.

I love how their story unfolds. Arwen: Do you remember when we first met? Aragorn: I thought I had wandered into a dream. Arwen: Long years have passed. You did not have the cares you carry now. Do you remember

I choose a mortal life.

I love how their story unfolds. Arwen: Do you remember when we first met? Aragorn: I thought I had wandered into a dream. Arwen: Long years have passed. You did not have the cares you carry now. Do you remember

The Age of Adaline

It has been a while since a movie made me feel this way while watching it. I love the sophisticated aura the movie brings. The lines were beautiful as well. It makes me want to embrace life and constant change. I

The Age of Adaline

It has been a while since a movie made me feel this way while watching it. I love the sophisticated aura the movie brings. The lines were beautiful as well. It makes me want to embrace life and constant change. I

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

I finished reading Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan yesterday and I found his first book to be hilarious and entertaining. It is an easy read, the type of book you’ll keep reading until the end. There were a number

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

I finished reading Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan yesterday and I found his first book to be hilarious and entertaining. It is an easy read, the type of book you’ll keep reading until the end. There were a number

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. – Stephen Hawking

In this day and age, information is but a click away. Ignorance is not even an excuse anymore. Saying, “I don’t know,” is unacceptable without trying. It is therefore our responsibility to know what is happening around us while being mindful

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. – Stephen Hawking

In this day and age, information is but a click away. Ignorance is not even an excuse anymore. Saying, “I don’t know,” is unacceptable without trying. It is therefore our responsibility to know what is happening around us while being mindful

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is carrying a great burden.” – Philo © 2015 Dolce Vita. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (marieltan.wordpress.com)

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is carrying a great burden.” – Philo © 2015 Dolce Vita. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (marieltan.wordpress.com)