You Need To Love Yourself

How’s this for a thought? I don’t think many of us love ourselves enough. I’m not talking about whether someone comes across as confident, I’m talking about what we really think about ourselves – that deep down feeling we don’t like to give a lot of attention to, or worse yet, that feeling that consumes our entire being, living only under that thin layer of a mask we wear.

I’m bringing this up because obviously, I came to a point where I realized I didn’t love myself as much as I could or should. This stuff runs deep and there can be so many levels to it. Some of this comes in the form of day to day lifestyle choices, like not making enough time for ourselves, and some of this comes from a false sense of identity which perhaps leads to destructive behaviors.

For me, it probably runs on the deeper rather than the shallower (easier) end, but if I’m completely honest, I also don’t have the energy to be dwelling on this every day. I have, however, decided to give this a little more attention because we as humans are always striving for so many things and yet, I don’t think we can go very far unless we are fueled with the right stuff. Let me make this clear, I don’t think EVERYONE is messed up and “needs” to love themselves more. I know people who are happy and are at a good place. We do, however, go through ups and downs, and many are able to seek improvement and change under a very positive light.

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Beef & Liberty, Hong Kong

I suggested Beef & Liberty for my friend’s birthday dinner, without knowing that they have a roof top! I fell in love with the roof top garden as soon as we got there: couches, lamps, foosball table, huge plants (didn’t find out if they were real), and everything that looks urban with a slight touch of industrial vibe.

Beef & Liberty, Hong Kong.

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I had a full day to spend in Narita, and after catching up on some sleep for half of the day – I went to Aeon Mall with a friend of mine. 

Tokyo, and like most places for me is all about eating three meals in an afternoon to make up for all the energy I’ve so faithfully exerted on window shopping (sometimes actual shopping).


First up, sashimi don!


This might be a nicer picture to look at.


Toasted Almond Caramel Latte


To counter the oncoming of the mighty Japanese food coma, we headed down to Starbucks (I know, don’t judge me) for a coffee, what I always forget about flavored coffee is that they are such warm and cosy drinks that they always make me want to sleep.

We walked around to look at the supermarket and even more food – so just get prepared for the food porn section of this post.  Continue reading