Musings on Travel, Fashion & Fun


In Pursuit of Happiness

Chasing happiness

Happiness is a strange thing. The more you focus on it, the less likely you are to attain it. Some people become so obsessed with finding happiness that ironically, they become unhappier in the process. Perhaps they have been placing importance on the wrong things in life, things that society deems important but in all truth, is not. Getting a bungalow or a sexy car may give you material happiness for a while, until the reality of loan repayments and maintenance set in. Why burden yourself unnecessarily?

What I think is more important is chasing spiritual happiness, which can be as simple as spending a lazy afternoon with a loved one and getting lost in each others’ company (it’s free too!). I have grown to love photography, taking my camera and chasing after adventures with D. I get more excited by that now, much more than all the shopping that I have done (I used to buy an item in all colours u know…). Instead of planning shopping as a must-do as part of my travel itinerary, I now make it a point to visit off-the-beaten-track places and I do feel much more enriched from the experience. Afterall, I only have one body and a pair of legs to wear a mountain of clothes & shoes, heh.

Rather than making ourselves unhappy over unattainable things, why don’t we take more notice of the people and things around us and appreciate their presence? Mum can tether on the verge of being irritatingly naggy at times, but she is also the one who makes a house feel like a home, and showers us with unconditional love. So always look at the positive side of things even though something may irritate da hell outta you…life is easier and happier that way too!  You really do not need to try too hard to find happiness too – it will come find you when you least expect it. And that’s when you experience happiness at its sweetest :) Be happy with what you have, who you are and never, ever let someone/something be the reason for your happiness.

You are your own happiness! xoxo