Candid pictures

Candid pictures are like unprepared pictures. They may or may not turn out the way we want but it is when we are in our most natural, comfortable state.

It is when we let our guard down and when we do not know that the photographer is taking the photo.

That is our most natural self.

In life, we should choose to be candid, to speak the truth, to be ourselves, in our own natural state. That is when we will present something, that speaks true to ourselves, presenting the most honest opinion we can give, to the other party.

Be candid.


Karen ❤️

Prompt – Candid:



With the New Year’s Day, comes a great opportunity to have conversations with your loved ones.

With great advancements in technology, it is commonly observed that people use their phones on outings and even on dates.

It is essential for us to live in the moment, and talk and socialize with the people around us, forming intangible bonds that are difficult to break.

Heartfelt conversations start from seeking to understand the other party’s interests, hobbies, passions and loves. From there, you can branch out to speak about other things, share your deepest secrets when you have established an emotional connection with the other party.

Talk more, love more, live more. Disconnect to connect, everyone.



Prompt – Conversations:

At last.

Finally, it is the end of 2017 and the start of 2018.

Year ends are the time of year where people celebrate the year of achievements, and forget the periods of sorrows. It is a time where people, set their new years’ resolutions, make wishes and visit their kins.

It is a period of happiness and joy, hopes and dreams.

Do you believe in setting resolutions? Have you set your resolutions yet?

I absolutely love these quotes that represent a new year, and a new beginning. 💖🤗🎆

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”

-Rainer Maria Rilke

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”

-Oprah Winfrey

I also love how the following quote shows that a new year is not about having a perfect life, and having challenges are perfectly alright and in fact, good for you.💕

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”

– Neil Gaiman

All the best, everyone!



Prompt – Finally:

Treasure, Cherish, Love

Treasure and cherish what you love, treasure what you receive and cherish what you believe in.

In today’s day and age where social media and technology is booming, it is often that we forget the importance of cherishing the things that are and should be important to us, i.e. our loved ones.

It is important to remember that while we may have these material items on hand, it is still important, especially, to maintain close relationships with our loved ones, never ceasing in showing love to the people around us.💕

It is important to ensure that one learns to appreciate and care for the people around him/her.💖

The following quote lies true in this area.

“Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.”

-Barbara Bush

Let’s take the year end to spend time engaging in meaningful conversations with people around us, to disconnect from the internet in order to connect with the people around us.💓

Cherish, love, treasure, care, everyone!



Prompt – Cherish:

What is Happiness?

Is happiness just a fleeting feeling, that lasts for a split second when good things happen?

Is happiness short-term? Is happiness important?

I think and believe that happiness can be long-term. It all begins from your beliefs, confidence, and hope. As long as one believes that no matter what challenges he/she faces, he/she can overcome those challenges and achieve greater heights with time.

Happiness is always within reach as long as you believe in yourself!🙆🏻

Have faith, have confidence.

Love, Karen💕

It all begins from you.

Have a dream? Work on it. It all begins from you.

Only you can fulfil your own dream, your own passion, your own desire. Only you can create your own destiny.

Everything begins from you. Every choice you make, every step you take decides the path which you go down on.

Take the step ahead, and you will see glimpses of light, of hope.

Take hundred steps forward and you are so much more nearer to achieving your goals, get past your fears and reach for the stars. You can do it!

“Life moves toward the direction our mind aims it in. A goal activates our minds and bodies; it stimulates wisdom and energy from within.”

“Everything begins with the resolve to take the first step. From that action, wisdom arises and change begins. Without action, nothing changes.”

-Daisaku Ikeda

This post is a timely reminder to myself.💕

Two, Torn

Have you ever felt like you couldn’t make a choice? Torn between two incredibly great offers?

When one feels torn, there is usually this choked feeling that one feels as well.

Being torn between two choices creates a seemingly uncomfortable feeling.

Being torn creates an invisible section that splits your inner mind, compass into two separate mindsets. This may seem unsolvable but with tenacity and strength, one can solve it.

There are various solutions to the issue, and that is to see which choice fits your values, beliefs and passions. Ultimately, one should listen to his/her heart, and decide based on his/her inner voice.

Make the choice that fits you best. All the best, everyone💕💪🏻.

Prompt – Torn:


Compasses are guiding tools for people to find the directions to their destinations during their journeys, expeditions and excavations.

Compasses were first invented for divination purposes, and thereafter, it was used for military and maritime purposes.

Compasses can also be equated to a representation of finding one’s life’s direction.

Everyone has his/her inner compasses, having guiding points during adventures and adversities.

One’s inner compass can be signified by how his/her heart beats when one meet with something, someone, or somewhere you visit. It is the feeling one gets when one meets with someone and something he/she truly connects with.

This inner compass allows you to know subconsciously the choices that are true to one’s heart and beliefs.

When one faces challenges along his/her path of life, as long as he/she listens to his/her heart ❣, they can find a path for themselves.

“You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.”

– George Michael

Follow your heart, the most important compass in your life.💖

Never give up during difficult times, use your heart as a guiding chime.

“You will pass through storms and heavy rains, and at times you will suffer defeat. The essence of the creative life, however, is not to give up in the face of defeat but to follow the rainbow that exists within your heart.”

— Daisaku Ikeda

We all can do this💕.

Prompt- Compass: