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Random Thoughts 4: A Little Bit of Empathy Goes A Long way

Hey guys, I’m back with more mumbo jumbo..or maybe something worth reading. I hope it’s worth it to you.

Here is another post raw from my thinkings.

Empathy : the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

We are taught so many things as we grow. First things I remember learning as a child are the alphabet or saying please and thank you, how to share, the importance of telling the truth….what about emphasising the importance of empathy? I wish I understood its importance much sooner throughout my years.

Recently I consoled someone very close to me that needed me to simply listen to them. Just be there in that moment, understanding what they are feeling and then help to lift their spirits up once more. After the conversation ended I felt happy. Happy that I made someone feel better, we are so focused on sharing sadness that we forget how beautiful happiness is when shared.

Let me get to my point.

Everyone is busy with their own life, going to work, getting back home, maybe doing after work studies, or exercising, or whatever you get my point…and what happens is that because of our daily small successes we create unwanted stress. It’s good stress probably but keep in mind that some of us don’t handle any type of stress very well.

I speak for myself by saying I am one of those people. Stress does not do me good, maybe I am a bit more anxious than I should be but whatever, that’s the truth.  Sometimes I would be so anxious or over thinking that I end up building walls and shutting myself out from the rest of the world…on some days I would be very agitated for nothing or grumpy for nothing and I’ll end up feeling sorry for myself and feeling that nobody really understands bla bla bla…..but guess what? People really do understand. Here is why I think so.

Earlier I mentioned that I recently consoled someone very close to me right? Well let me explain.

When this person was pouring out their heart to me and explaining what he/she was going through you know what I kept saying to myself?

OMG that is exactly how I feel. I know what this person is going through. I am totally, 100% relating to them.  I feel so bad knowing that this person is feeling this way, I know what it’s like and because of that I know exactly what this person requires to feel better and I MUST ACT NOW.

After letting my friend vent, vent and vent I told them that I have something to share with them, and I am going to share it here with you too in the hopes of brightening up your mood.

Life is hard. There is no arguing that but please bear in mind that ‘’life being hard’’ is inevitable. Without the hardship of life there would be no relaxation, like without sadness there would be no joy.

It’s ok to have a bad day, it’s ok to have a breakdown, what’s NOT ok is to remain stuck in the breakdown.

Whenever you feel down or whenever you feel that your life is not as you wanted it to be grab a pen and a paper. At the top of the paper write down a title: ‘’Things that I am grateful for’’  and start writing things down.

Write down anything that you really are grateful for anything good you can think of and then look at it. Look at your list remember how lucky you really are 🙂 .

Sometimes when we are having challenging days we get caught in the negative. It happens to me, it happens to the best of us, we are human at the end of the day. Once we focus on the negative, the positive will always seem a little bit more distant…and more and more and more…. That’s why sometimes, you need to make the list to remind you of all the beautiful things you have in your life.

I titled this post ‘’A little bit of empathy goes a long way’’. When I titled it I didn’t mean to say just to the people around you but even to yourself. Don’t forget to love yourself a little, and cut yourself some slack. Sometimes we have bad days that seem to go on for an eternity.

Also, always be thankful for the people who show you love, respect and understand you as a person. Those are the people that you wanna have in your life. When someone is genuinely interested in your well being and actually listens to you when you need them to, that means that they are not only listening to you to ‘’just know what’s going on’’ but to actually try to find a solution and help you get out of any negative situation that you are in.

A little bit of empathy goes a long way. It really does. ❤

Thank you for reading and I hope that you enjoyed it.

I would also like to thank any of my close family or friends that have read this, they have always been there for me ❤ ❤ ❤

As always, Peace.

Kim 🙂



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Random Thoughts 3: The Decisions that We Sometimes have to Make:

Hi it’s me again. I hope you like this one. It’s from my heart.

For Twinkle, the tiny cat that gave me a 16 year friendship that I will never forget.

As a human being, I have loved all living things from ever since I can remember. My favourite channel on TV was always animal planet. Animals fascinated me in a way that made me want to be an expert about all of them and learn to appreciate them with all their individuality and uniqueness and beauty (I am still like this).

I have owned loads of pets, the range varies from my very first set of goldfish, then escalates to having hamsters, bunnies, reptiles, birds you name it. I had them all, and I loved them all, loved learning how to take care of them with all their different requirements. 

BUT, the one pet that stood out from them all was a cat.

When I was nine years old  (my brother was 7 at the time) my mum gave my brother and I a tiny fuzzy ginger fluffball. She named her Twinkle. My brother and I never stopped loving her since.

I will never forget the look on our faces when we first saw her. Pure joy and love. We argued so much between us because both of us wanted to hold her and cuddle her, we were just kids at the time. As time went by Twinkle grew, and so did we.

16 years have now passed and I can see it all so clear. The beauty of bonding with a creature whose language you cannot speak.

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They learn to understand you, and you learn to understand them. It’s very hard to put it into words but I swear that Twinkle knew when we needed her.

She taught me the importance of being responsible for someone other than myself, I had to feed her, clean for her, take her for check ups, paying any vet bills…I did it all so effortlessly. She taught me the beauty of companionship and love. I loved her so much. She brought me closer to my younger brother. The hours we spent playing with her and laughing as kids. How we used to see her as our baby. The innocent one. The one that unconditional love must always be shown to.

She knew when one of us would be sick, she would never leave our side. Her purring always gave us comfort. She always hung around us, if we are watching a movie, she would sit on one of us, if we are eating would come to eat with us, she would even walk into the bathroom behind us! She had such a good nature, never once did she scratch us or bite us. Never. She knew many things even though she was a cat.

She knew that she got sick too. I’m sure of it.

At the age of 15 she got cancer. I still remember how the vet looked at me in my eyes and told me that this is really serious and it must be removed now. I was petrified that my 15 year old cat wouldn’t wake up from the procedure but being the resilient animal that she was, she made it. It was a horrible experience for her and all of us at home. Seeing her trying to recover.

She recovered from the surgery, I went back to the vet as agreed so she can evaluate her recovery. She was strong for an old gal. The vet was happy with the result but warned me, she warned me that there is a huge chance that this cancer is going to return and it will be the end of her within a year.

The vet was right. Yesterday Sunday 29th October 2017 was the day that I had to say goodbye to my best friend. My companion of 16 years. I had to make the decision to put her down because due to her age and condition she was suffering too much and there is no cure for what she had, I was observing her for the past 3 days because I knew something was up,then yesterday morning when I woke up I saw her back legs so inflamed she was walking with a limp, the cancer was too strong. My heart sank, it literally sank. I had no other choice. I can’t help but feel pain in my heart knowing that I will never be able to kiss her one more time.

The decisions that we sometimes have to make.

I’m still gutted and broken hearted.

I know I’m not special and that people go through this procedure every day with their pets too but I wanted to share my experience with the world.

I want someone who is going through the same thing to understand that we make these sucky and shitty decisions out of love for our pets.

It is the most difficult thing to do, to choose whether your pet lives or dies, I mean who am I to choose that? But who am I to allow my pet to suffer out of fear of missing them? Do you see what I mean? It is a hard decision to make, especially for someone who feels as deeply as I do. I just hope that wherever Twinkle is, she is not in pain and maybe relaxing in the sun as she liked to do here at home, on the couch.

Home is not the same without her. Today is the first day I have woken up to a  cat-less house. My morning routine has shifted from 5 mins of cuddling with Twink in bed and then giving her fresh water and then her walking in the bathroom behind me and jumping on the sink to stroke against me while I do my makeup to me just waking up, washing my face, getting dressed for work and leaving. There is too much of a void. This tiny animal has left home too quiet. Where is the meowing? 😦 even though I knew the day of me saying goodbye to her would come, I was never truly prepared. How could I be?

To all pet owners, don’t beat yourself up for putting your pets down like I’m doing. What we do is always the best for them even though it sometimes doesn’t seem so. I hope that by time my heart will heal, even so if it does, it is full of tiny permanent paw prints that my cat left all over it ❤

I will never forget her, my first true companion. My Twink.

Thank you for reading.

Peace, Kim


Random Thoughts 2: Colouring Books Rock.

Hi 😀 !

So I was thinking about what fun post I can do, and colouring books came to my mind !

I have a soft spot for these new colouring books are quite popular right now. I really enjoy colouring to relax sometimes and would love to share what I have so far ! Bear in mind that I’m no professional haha but I really really do enjoy it !

I have loads of  stuff that is still a work in progress but I’m still gonna show it to you guys :D.


If you would like to share anything that you have worked on please do ! I think you can share photos in the comments section 😉

Please share your favourite colouring books too! I would love to buy more! Haha ❤

Just because we are all grown up doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy colouring ❤

Ok so so far I have purchased three colouring books, I am going to share them here in the order of how I bought them, saving my favourite for last ;). ❤

My first colouring book was this one here, titled:

Zen Colouring – Advanced Art Therapy – Animals

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Obviously I bought something related to animals lol, people that are close to me and are reading this are probably rolling their eyes hahah. Too obsessed with animals.

So here are some of the things I coloured in:

  • The lone butterfly.

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This one the more simpler ones I know (I have better ones I promise), but i really liked it. It was easy to fill in and I enjoyed how symmetrical it was. I left it filled in on its own because I love how it now stands out from all the other ones 🙂

  • The Mellow Jellies

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I loved doing these ! Especially the rasta one :3 They are so cool and flowy, they remind me of the cool jellies that were in that animation movie Shark Tale haha !

Like I said though, I’m no professional but I guess, with colouring there is no right or wrong just fun !

  • The Dancing Elephants

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Vibrant colours and funky prints ! When I saw this one it just reminded me of music. So I had fun mixing up their colours to make them contrast as much as I can :3

  • The Shells on the Shore

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Ok ok I Know this one is not finished heavily yet but I love colouring depending on my mood and I don’t mind taking forever to finish them (guilty!). This one kind of reminded me of a nice sheet of granite so I tried to go for it. Haha I make it sound so serious, but yeah it’s true, that’s what I imagined.

  • The Gorgeous Scarab

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Bugs are so cool! So so cool. This one I really want to finish but I am so indecisive about choosing all the other one’s colours that I feel like I should leave it right now in case I spoil it! Haha geez I can be an overthinker sometimes.

  • The Beautiful Reef

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Under the sea! (little mermaid childhood flashback <3) All the different fish swimming about! It’s all about the vibrant colours and contrasts here! 😀

  • Singing Whales

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Whales have to be one of my top ten favourite animals, so beautiful ❤ The whales I have here are cute though! Funky patterns, stripes and dots and more. I was actually considering getting one of these tattooed somewhere…hmm maybe one day….

  • Camo Chameleon

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Reptiles are also one of my top ten! I used to own many as pets and I think they beautiful and amazing ❤ I Kept this chameleon to a cute standard in green here but I tried to kick it up with some nice oranges, reds, purples and yellows, I’m happy with it :3

  • The Beauty and the Poisonous

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I left my favourite picture from this book for last. I enjoyed doing this one so much I didn’t want to finish it but at the same time I wanted to see it finished hahahah!

Snakes are beautiful and after finishing this one I learnt that I also love to colour in flowers. They are so relaxing to do!

Ok so that was what I worked on from my first book, I bought this book from: book depository (has FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE ) just in case you would want to check it out 🙂

My Second colouring book  was this one here, titled:

Zen Colouring – Ocean

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I know I know lol, another nature related one. Well, not to spoil the post for you but even the one after this is nature related lol (It’s a good one I promise!).

With this one I didn’t fill in as many as the first one. No particular reason because I really like it, I guess it depends what I feel like colouring on some days and others.

So here is what I coloured in:

  • Waves

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Colour, colour and more colour!! The vibrant movements of the waves and patterns makes me so happy. Of course it’s not finished yet lol. I know  I know, working on it!

Sorry only one from this book here but I’ll try to keep you guys updated on what I start and finish. 🙂 Hopefully if I manage 🙂

Bought this book also from: book depository (has FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE ) just in case you would want to check it out 🙂

My final and most favourite colouring book! *drumroll*….is titled here:

Animorphia – An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge

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Yes it is another animal related book (I’m very predictable I know lol). This one is by far the most intricate and imaginative one I own. I love love love it! All the images are so unique and funky, it just pushes you to your creative limits! Two worlds merged into one – Animals morphing into doodles- Animorphia !

As seen in the title of the book ‘’An extreme colouring and search challenge’’ which means that apart from all the colouring this book also includes a search challenge. The challenge is shown at the last pages of the book where it will ask you to find random hidden doodles from all around the book. Awesome!

The perfect way to unwind and relax.

Now this book is much more detailed than any of the other ones I have shown you but believe it or not I actually have completed one! A full one! Woooo haha ❤

So here are some of the things that I coloured in:

  • The Rise of the Pheonix

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I enjoyed doing this one so much! I just let the colours flow through me and see it come to life step by step whilst colouring kept motivating me to finish it.

I am super happy with how it turned out.

  • All Seeing owl

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I loved this as well. I tried to give the owl different feather textures by using different colours and the results made me happy. I risked it but it turned out cool 😀

Bought this book also from: book depository (has FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE ) just in case you would want to check it out 🙂
Like I said earlier, no rules in colouring, just good relaxing vibes 😀 ❤

Also, just in case you were wondering what pens I used to colour in, I used the Stadeler fine liners in all different colours I could find! Here is a picture below:

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I hope that you enjoyed this post and thank you for reading !! I hope to think of more cool posts I can come up with to share with you all. Do you have any cool and fun ideas for posts that you want to share? Let me know in the comments! ❤

Thanks so much 🙂


As always, peace.



Random Thoughts 1 : You are more than just a Facebook like

Hi all, I know that this post’s title is random (and this post is not a book review) but I stumbled across a thought that I wanted to share with you all and kept thinking about it and decided that I will create a new category on my blog. This category is dedicated to random thoughts that I’m sure most of us think about at some point in our life. I wanted to connect more with my readers and wanted you all to know that I’m just like you. Human.

This post is directed to anyone that needs it, anyone that has ever felt that they are ‘’not enough’’ and so on….

Social media – Our modern world revolves around these two words. Looking at them now that’s what they are, just words but looking at the big picture they are so so much more. Don’t get me wrong, social media has many advantages, it really does but I can also clearly see (and live through) the disadvantages of it in this modern world. Let me help you to understand.

Keep in mind that I am writing this post to make people feel appreciated and to feel better. So please, be nice when sharing your comments :).

Here we go.

Simple question. Do you ever feel like you need a quick fix of feeling appreciated or feeling good about yourself so you post a selfie on Facebook ? I have done it, many times. Most of us have, let’s be honest here. It’s such an easy fix for a confidence boost, take a photo of yourself in which you feel that you look ok, share it with the world and just wait. Wait to get a few likes, some lovely comments and kisses and there you go, your mood is now awesome and you just go about with your day like nothing.

Don’t take this in the wrong way. Keep in mind that I am sharing what I experience from this (no negative vibes ! 🙂 ), this post is not saying that everyone is like me but I have to be honest, I have seen this happening with pre teens nowadays and it hurts my heart.

So your selfie is now posted online and you start getting likes etc…..

When I think about this ‘’feeling good’’ for social media attention I get angry at myself. Yes, at myself. I feel that in today’s world social media has affected young women in a way that is making us obsessed with being perfect. Having perfect eyebrows, perfect makeup, perfect skin, perfect full lips, lashes as long as possible, keeping an eye out for what we eat all the time and the list goes on and on….. It’s hard being a girl sometimes lol. Sometimes in a world of makeup and stuff I forget how to love myself naked. By naked I mean makeup free, the real me with all my dark circles and pimples and messy hair and other flaws that make me, me. I hate that sometimes I get lost in this world of makeup and selfies and looking pretty and forget to love myself as I am and I forget to love myself for more than just being pretty.

Yeah you read the last sentence right. It’s not fair on ourselves if we forget how to love ourselves for being us.

You are more than just Facebook likes.

If I had kids and I saw that they are feeling down for not feeling that they don’t look good enough for not receiving enough Facebook likes I would lose it. After I lose it I would then calm down and give them a heartfelt speech, which now I will share with you out of good intentions, so maybe someone out there that is feeling that they are not good enough will smile and say she’s right. I am more than just Facebook likes.

Remember this:

You are more than Facebook likes.  You are a human being capable of showing love and compassion that is worth more than just a silly like on Facebook. You are someone whom has his or her own story to tell, a period of time that you might have struggled but still gotten through it and are here at this moment in time reading my thoughts. Someone that has their own hobbies and their own talents, talents that are unique to you only, if you can draw I’m sure no other artist can draw exactly like you, or if you can sing I’m sure that there is noone out there that can sing exactly just like you, this list goes on and on! Someone whom is the only version of themselves in the entire world, having that being said, what I mean is that we are different and comparing ourselves to one another is unfair to us.

Don’t do it to yourself, don’t ever ever compare yourself to the person next to you.

Compare yourself to the person that you were yesterday if you want to grow.  

Always try to be better than you were yesterday and cut yourself some slack 🙂 life is not easy we all know that, so we don’t need  to add more to it by giving social media the power to make us feel down or worse, push our self esteem down and our insecurities up. We are humans, we are different but if you truly think about it, you can see that our feelings usually originate from the same things.

Young girls should want to have dreams of being known for more than just their beauty and likes on Facebook. What ever happened to wanting to be known for being intelligent and independent ? Or talented ? Or kind ? Or creative ? Or being amazing writers ! (thank god for the writers 😛 they gave us awesome material to read ❤ )

You are more than just Facebook likes. Never forget that.

Thank you for reading this. I hope that it impacted you in a positive way as that was my intention. So get up look in the mirror and smile 🙂 Smile to yourself, you smile to other people anyway, so why not smile to yourself once in a while too ? 🙂

As always, peace 🙂

Kim :3