What can I do to help?

Unfortunately, there is a Yulin everyday in China or any other region. This video is relevant every second and sadly it’s happening now for all we know. To think that humans think that beating, boiling, burning, stabbing a vulnerable, voiceless creature prior to ending its life would make it taste better is a thought that frankly I can’t live with. Its enough that we’re ending their lives for such trivial thing as a meal. Please do anything however small to help give animals their rights that they can’t fight for. Also does anybody what I could do to help who has experience in the field of animal rights?

That Angora Sweater Is Made With Horrifying Pain, Just For YOU.

Dear Wonderful Reader,
I present this to you with a sad heart and though it is more comfortable to turn a blind eye to all the animal cruelty that is around us, we owe it to those vulnerable and voiceless creatures to be their voice and stand up for them. Please do so by raising awareness and making kind choices about your diet, and clothes (why do we STILL use animal products in CLOTHES… seriously, I may get the nutrition part but clothes!!! Jesus!)

One Person, One World.

Christmas is coming up and people flock to the stores for gifts to loved ones and maybe yourself. Or maybe you are out to find a warm hat, scarf or a new pair of gloves for the cold weather?

Maybe you are, (just like I was) unaware of what these Angora rabbits go through in their short life? Maybe you didn’t either know the cruelty involved? I found out and will share what I now know.

UntitledNinety percent of angora fur comes from China, where there are no penalties for the abuse of animals on farms and no standards to regulate the treatment of the animals. When you buy a sweater, hat, or other product that contains angora, the angora fur most likely originated in China, even if the finished product was assembled elsewhere. Rabbits are extremely clean by nature and in these farms they are kept in tiny, filthy cages…

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Don’t Miss Your Turn

I have been reading the story of David lately (1 Samuel & 2 Samuel) and getting inspired so much by David’s bold character in his younger years, and his patient, fighting character in years of exile or escaping death. I was pleasantly surprised when my favorite internet pastor, Pastor Steven, released his latest message and it happened to be about David. I have struggling with a lot of emotional issues with the ways of this world lately and feeling so weak and helpless. This message was a blessing to me and I hope it is to you too.

Please continue to listen to this message even if you are from a different faith, or no faith at all. I believe we can all learn something from this message that the universe is sending your way.

Love you guys so much!

Mental Anguish, Vegetarianism, Depression, Hope, and Jesus

love-earths-animalsDear Wonderful Reader,

This is probably the most intimate post I’ll ever write in this blog. Please excuse its lack of structure and the grammatical and spelling errors. I don’t even know how to start it. I may cut into parts cause I have so much to say.

 

“Health and happiness” is a phrase that we hear often and it suggests a strong correlation between the two states and that the two go hand in hand. It means that as long as one is healthy one is happy and if one is happy then one is healthy. Well… that wasn’t my case. Lately I have been sad… very sad. Even when the moment I am is good and I am surrounded by my family or on vacation, I was depressed. I just couldn’t shake off my thoughts which instantly translates to tears and mental anguish.

God I have so much to say and don’t know where to start.

I guess I want to be clear and get to the point.

The point is that I have decided to become a vegetarian today.

I want to eventually go vegan but I have to take things step by step.

 

Growing up, I didn’t have any pets and wasn’t an animal lover. I had a classmate who loved animals and thought that was kinda weird. I never gave the situation any thought nor did I ever feel bad about it. I used to even get scared from dogs and would want them locked away when I would visit relatives who had them.

I guess It all started when I saw one of those depressing PETA commercials (which I thank God for now because they do raise awareness) and I made a small donation to PETA. The very next day my brother got us a puppy from his friend. My love for animals started growing at this moment.

Then my sister rescued a tiny dog from the street that I grow to LOVE so endlessly. Spending time with my dog taught me so much about animals and COMPLETELY changed my perspective. My dog is just like a human expect she doesn’t talk. She cries when I seep without her on the bed. She feels love, excitement, hunger, thirst, sleepiness, energy, and most importantly pain. I remember how she gets one of her paws stuck on one of the carpet threads and she was panicking and crying until we cleared it. I never thought about it but animals are as sensitive to pain as humans are. Animals are just like humans. Except they’re loyal, loving, helpless, venerable, voiceless, and lead miserable lives and die worse deaths. I know I am being cynical here. But to be frank, animals are better than a lot of people on this plant.

I digress, but to continue…. I don’t know but I had this thing happen to me during like March of this year where I’d always notice road kills and it would literally break my heart and I would cry and pray about in the car and I just couldn’t shake this imagery out of my head. And if I do succeed in shaking it off, I would a fresh road kill that would bring it all back again.

I know horrible things happen in the world to people and babies and I totally support those causes but the reason why I am so passionate about animals is because animals are helpless, venerable, voiceless, and most people don’t even acknowledge their murder yet alone their rights. At least when a human being dies people mourn them and remember them and honor their bodies. But those animals they get ran over, and people don’t even stop to help them and the poor animal could be slowly dying (can’t move) and then another car runs it over again to finish it off. THEN, all the cars run it over until its flattened to the ground. Am i being dramatic?! I know I sound weird to most people. But I know that this must also affect a few people like it affects me. How could I be expected to not have a heart and forget about the cruelty of how we treat animals. A life just like us. A life that is very sensitive to pain. A life for a meal.

This issue was so big with me that I even expressed to my boss how I am thinking on becoming Vegetarian soon and he mocked me and tried to stir my anger (tongue in cheek) even though it was apparent how much I got upset about this. Its one thing to eat meat and choose not to be vegetarian but its another thing to mock the murder of poor, helpless animals. At this moment I lost so much respect for my boss and eventually was happy that he fired me (me and him had a conflict of character/philosophies and on more than one occasion he told me to tell him that “he was always right”).

 

Anyways, lately I have been sad and depressed and suffering from extreme mental anguish (especially given the events in China lately). I know that God understands my pain. If I could have this compassion towards his creation then he must have it. If beautiful, GOOD, merciful Jesus could die for us worthless sinners then he must love those animals that I think aren’t evil and are better than many humans. If I, a mere human, could have this tenderness towards animals then God the God of all mercies and grace and compassion must care for them too. I know the Bible doesn’t talk about a specific plan for animals (but it does teach compassion and mercy– I am sure God doesn’t want us to only be compassionate to humans as I am sure its hard to discriminate if you’re compassionate) but I am sure God has one and thats the reason for my hope. I worship a compassionate God who shares my pain. I have been praying hard about this because I lost hope in humanity for a while. I feel guilty and responsible but I am choosing to have faith and trust God. I can’t fathom or fix this cruelty but I could be a small change. Well today I choose to be Vegetarian and to not buy anything leather even as gifts.

 

Friends…. please educate yourself by watching some videos (just type animal cruelty). I am sure its easier to think this cruelty doesn’t exist and go on our merry way but it d0es and I have faith in you. I really do. I love you!

 

 

12 Reasons why I deactivated Instagram

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  1. Instagram is very accessible so I would reach for it as soon as I wake up or when I can’t sleep at night. And it is definitely not an ideal way to start the day or end it.
  2. I waste so much time on the app, even though I had only intended to check the new posts. This happens as a result of checking the popular page and/or checking friends of friends.
  3. Comparing my life to my friends (and their friends’ lives).
  4. Comparing my life to celebrities and Instagram personalities (who often pose and project fake standards).
  5. Becoming addicted to likes (there is a scientific study to support that), peoples’ approval, and popularity.
  6. Comparing my Instagram’s popularity to my friends.
  7. It’s a great source of gossip.
  8. I value my privacy (and even though I am often tempted to post, It doesn’t agree with my nature).
  9. It could stir up past wounds like if I’m following an ex boyfriend, or ex best friend.
  10. It conditions my brain to want to seek peoples’ approval.
  11. It could devalue a  great activity just because it doesn’t look attractive on camera.
  12. It makes my brain filled with other people, their lives, and fake standards.
  13. IG tailors the popular page towards your interests which made me spend so much time on the app (Also, I followed some positive accounts that show street animals and their transformation so my popular page was filled with pictures of animal cruelty that was a source of sudden mental and emotional anguish for me).

I just woke up and felt like writing this post cause I have been going back and forth between deactivating and activating my account. Recently, I activated my account after a long period of withdrawing from IG, and I started noticing how negative my thought process has become. I am sure not everyone uses IG negatively but I feel like most are. This post is very scattered but I hope your enjoy it anyway.

Dear Younger Me

Dear younger me
Where do I start
If I could tell you everything that I have learned so far
Then you could be
One step ahead
Of all the painful memories still running thru my head
I wonder how much different things would be
Dear younger me,

Dear younger me
I cannot decide
Do I give some speech about how to get the most out of your life
Or do I go deep
And try to change
The choices that you’ll make cuz they’re choices that made me
Even though I love this crazy life
Sometimes I wish it was a smoother ride
Dear younger me, dear younger me

If I knew then what I know now
Condemnation would’ve had no power
My joy my pain would’ve never been my worth
If I knew then what I know now
Would’ve not been hard to figure out
What I would’ve changed if I had heard

Dear younger me
It’s not your fault
You were never meant to carry this beyond the cross
Dear younger me

You are holy
You are righteous
You are one of the redeemed
Set apart a brand new heart
You are free indeed

Every mountain every valley
Thru each heartache you will see
Every moment brings you closer
To who you were meant to be
Dear younger me, dear younger me

You are holy
You are righteous
You are one of the redeemed
Set apart a brand new heart
You are free indeed

You are holy
You are righteous
You are one of the redeemed
Set apart a brand new heart
You are free indeed

You are holy
You are righteous
You are one of the redeemed
Set apart a brand new heart
You are free indeed

 

6 Before 26

Ok so I turn 26 on July 29th, so I feel like I am super late into this challenge. But Better.Late_.Than_.Never_

Okaaaay Here I go:

  1. Go to the gym 7 consecutive days.
  2. Clean and reinvent my room to look minimal (by removing stuff from it and not buying more).
  3. Downsize my closet, at least by 3o pieces.
  4. Create a photo album.
  5. Read 1 book in a day (not audio book).
  6. Pray and read the bible for 7 consecutive days.

 

Alright here’s my “simple” list. If I do finish it before my birthday, I’ll come up with a new one and hopefully I could reach 26 before 26.

Plus Size Macy’s $5.59 Winter/Fall Clothing Haul

Dear Wonderful Reader,

Here’s part 2 of my Macy’s haul. I made my mom my model. I hope you enjoy the selection and hopefully this reaches you in time so you could take advantage of this sale.

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I initially bought this for myself but it looked terrible on me because of the fit (see the post before this one), however its great quality and great price ($9 from $99) made it hard for me to give it up. That’s why I was glad when my mom decided to keep it for herself.thumb_DSC_0063_1024thumb_DSC_0061_1024thumb_DSC_0076_1024thumb_DSC_0085_1024

 

I also bought those two shirts for my brothers cause I wanted them to be “twinsies”. They refused to model them for me😦.thumb_DSC_0088_1024

 

Invoice:

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