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Dear Younger Self

Dear Younger Self,

I am writing from the future.
I want to thank you for all that you have done, all the places you have been, all the things that you decided to explore while it made no sense to anyone else, all the people you loved the best you could, including yourself.
Even if it meant that you needed to destroy yourself completely during the process, and rebuild the new you, piece by piece. I can assure you that you can do this.
I would be nowhere near where I am now, if you didn’t.
I love you.

Trust your heart, as it is wild and untamed.
Live a life according to your own values, you won’t regret it.
Have faith in the good in humanity.
There is magic everywhere in the world.

There is so much more ahead of you for you to discover.
Keep exploring. Keep dreaming. Keep loving.
I’ll be here waiting for you.
Remember, I love you.

From the future, with Love.
– You

– Ruoxiang Chau, Letter to a younger self.

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Life, Love

There was nothing wrong about you. You didn’t attract the wrong guys.
You lived the love stories that you needed to live, to learn to love yourself more. You learnt that there was more waiting for you, even if you didn’t believe so at the time. You learnt that you didn’t have to settle for less than you deserve.
We don’t leave people because we don’t love them anymore.
We leave them because staying together becomes too painful. We realise that we have outgrown the relationship. In the end, we simply learn to love ourselves more.
Life will give you many opportunities to love and love even more. Simply, because you can.

– Ruoxiang Chau
Analects, to A.
Reviewed with the loving eyes of Gabby Gabriel.

There was nothing wrong about you…

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Life, Photography, Quotes

Your dream doesn’t have an expiry date…

糖舍的故事:

梦想不会过期……只等你实现。Your dream doesn’t have an expiry date … just waiting to be fulfilled.

— Alila Yangshuo, Guilin.
桂林 . 阿丽拉阳朔糖舍

模特/演員:李民叔叔
Model/Actor: Uncle Li Min

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Life, Love, Photography

The Perfect Gift

As I am walking home, you were there among the autumn leaves, choosing the perfect gift for today. I hope your heart keeps those wonders. I hope you’ll grow old still in awe of the little things that life and each season have to offer. 谢谢倩雯!
– From 上海, with Love.

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Arts, Books, Life, Love, Quotes

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit…

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

A soul mate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”

― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

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“Woke up this morning with…

“Woke up this morning with
a terrific urge to lie in bed all day
and read. Fought against it for a minute.

Then looked out the window at the rain.
And gave over. Put myself entirely
in the keep of this rainy morning.

Would I live my life over again?
Make the same unforgivable mistakes?
Yes, given half a chance. Yes.”

― Raymond Carver, All of Us: The Collected Poems

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