Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Feeling Especially Lucky

Few months ago, I had to quit all my jobs (I was working four part-time jobs back then) to be my sister's primary caregiver. One of the jobs that I was working in was a senior assisted living home. Due to lack of funding, from time to time, the event manager will come up with various fundraising events hoping to raise some fund for the senior home. One of the events is the Survivor contest. How this contest works is we put down $5 to bet on which contestant will win the Survivor (a reality television game show). Each person can only bet on one contestant which means whoever pay first will have more contestants to pick from as oppose to those who pay late. Before I quit this job, even though I don't watch that show, I place a bet in this contest in the thought of donating the $5 to the home. By the time I paid, I am only left with three contestants to choose from so I randomly pick a woman. Surprisingly, recently I received an email from the senior home telling me that I've won the contest and that I've won $50!! Even though it's not a very big amount, but I am already feeling very lucky :)

Another thing that make me feel I am especially lucky was after hearing a life story of one of my neighbors. She was born in a very poor family in China. Life was so poor that there was never enough food nor can she afford education. The only way to earn a better living was to escape to another country. This was very common back in the 70s and 80s when many cannot even afford the basic needs. Her whole village (about 80 people) chipped in and purchased a small ship planning to escape to a refugee island in Taiwan. While they were on the way there, their ship's engine died. None of the people know how to fix the ship and from then onward, their ship basically float with the ocean waves. To make thing worst, there weren't any food left in the ship. For over 30 days, they were stuck in the sea with no food and just half a glass of water each day. There were many bigger ships that passed by them but no one was willing to lend a hand. At about day 36, their ship began to sink, they had no choice but to tear the ship apart and use the wood as a life belt. Thankfully by then, they were actually very close to seeing some land (and that is Philippine). A little boy was playing with his father's binoculars and saw the 80 of them floating in the sea and that was they were rescued and became refugees of Philippine. After residing in Philippine for a few years, the lady along her husband and children immigrated to Canada and this was when she finally live a better life here. Her story reminded me how really lucky I am!

  Outfit of the day: Casual Office Outfit

A winning smile :)

 What I am wearing:
Caramel Bag - Zara
Nude Parka - Gifted from friend! I have been looking for one at an affordable price for the longest time and she just gave it to me <3
White shirt & grey heels - H&M
Pants - Bluenotes
Yellow belt -  Ardene

My exaggerated cat eye makeup

I always like to tied my shirt short like this to fake that I have longer legs
Just realize what a terrible way I carry my bag, squishing it like a pancake!
 There are more pictures in my facebook page here. Don't forget to like my page if you do! And thank you all for the lovely comments and support all along!!!

xoxo <3

Ang

76 comments:

  1. nice looks.. i like your coat..

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  2. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I am following you, probably you can´t see it because I have no picture! But anyway thanks for following me!

    ~www.style--addict.blogspot.com

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  3. Hello again, thanks for visiting back. yes, ill follow u.
    Btw, love your shoes!

    Xo, Carla
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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  4. Great bag dear :) Loving the color combination.

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  5. Love your outfit!

    I am your follower now. Follow me back, please ;)
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  6. Very interesting and harmonious outfit! Happy day to you, dear!





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  7. Awesome outfit and pretty pictures. The story about the lady from China is amazing and heart-breaking at the same time.
    I just found your blog, now following you on GFC and Bloglovin' :)

    xo

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  8. Hi sweetie!! You look so fresh.. I love your parka and your trousers too!!!
    I follow you, I hope you'll follow my blog!!
    http://godsavethepink.blogspot.it

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  9. Even though your neighbor had a hard life and trip, she was very lucky to be rescued!

    Your bag is very cute. :)

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  10. Wonderful post! Just liked your page! Here is mine I just changed the cover image! Check it out if you like!
    http://www.facebook.com/BaleaRaitzFashion

    PS: lovely outfit!

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  11. Your look is gorgeous!!♥ I love it.


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    Xoxo Flor.

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  12. wow...the story of your nb's is so touching....


    Cynthia

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  13. Congratulations on winning the $50 giftcard! My parents are from Taiwan but they did tell me the stories of people who tried to escape from China Mainland at the time because life was so rough...and I am glad those people made it to Philippines. WOw 30 days without food...

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  14. simple yet chic outfit,you look so gorgeous dear :D
    X
    http://monicakosasih.blogspot.com/

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  15. i love this photo set of you, you look very relaxed here :))

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  16. Love this outfitt, you look gourgeous dear!The make up us amazing too!
    Kisses.

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  17. congrat on winning $50! :)

    thanks for visiting my blog and left me a comment! :) and thanks for following me! :) will do the same~

    the STYLE Fringe BLOG
    http://the-stylefringe.blogspot.com

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  18. I love your bag! What an amazing story, I'm glad it worked out in the end.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  19. Yoou're so sweet, congratulations too. Love the bag and the cat eye makeup is amazing.

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  20. Love this outfit, really stylish!!


    Thank you thats so sweet of you!

    Stop by soon!

    X
    / L from sweden

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  21. Your eye makeup is so beautiful and I love the classically chic look of your outfit. I just love when little things like that happen. Even though they may be small - they kind of mean the world at the same time:) Before my grandparents passed on, I too quit my job to be their primary caregivers for a years and a half. It was hard work, but so very worth it. I have the utmost respect for anyone who cares for a family member.

    Love your blog Ang! Of course I would love to follow one another. Following you now darling:) xx Marisa

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  22. You look gorgeous!!!


    Take care and have a nice day :)

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  23. great outfit!!
    follow you!if you want check out my blog!

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  24. Thanks for your comment :) your make up really caught my eye here! I love eyeliner flicks...the bigger the better :) <3

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  25. Lovely look =) I am following you everywhere dear :) it's good to feel lucky isn't it ? I am happy for you that you won, hehe =)
    Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies

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  26. i love your bag!! http://www.estilostiletto.com/

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  27. your makeup is awesome. love cat eyes. :) great bag, for sure. :)

    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  28. love ur look!! And im so diggin ur cat eye
    xx

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  29. You're so cute! <3 Do you want to follow each other??


    Momo
    www.letmedream.es

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  30. you are absolutely adorable, girl! loving the outfit! and your make-up :)
    xo TJ

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  31. 4 part-time jobs? I admire you.
    The story of that lady reminded me too how luck I am!

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  32. Congrats!
    I can feel that winning smile ;) haha so cute!

    Pinkbow Icecream

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  33. you look great! I love how you styled your parka! :)

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  34. you look so wonderful! we lovee your bag!

    <3

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  35. Beautiful smile ! Nice outfit
    Kisses

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  36. Uau, that's a sad but amazing story! What courage! You seem to be a really nice person, felt a link with you ^_^ Following!
    Oh, and the look :) beautiful, love the shoes and you are beautiful!

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  37. Beautiful pictures! Thank you for visiting my blog :) xoxo

    www.fashionmavenmommy.com

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  38. Love your outfit!

    I'd love to follow each other! Visit my blog and let me know! ;)

    Elegancepratique.blogspot.com

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  39. I love your outfit! Your shoes are so pretty <3

    I'm new here in your blog and I love it already!
    Follow each other?

    Geneva
    http://fromgenevawithlove.tumblr.com

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  40. beautiful outfit!!love bag!!i'm following your blog!!if you like mine,do the same!!!!

    Freaky Friday

    Freaky Friday Facebook Fan Page

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  41. Lovely blog :) I would love to see much of your post! I hope we could follow each other.

    Let me know once you followed me in google friend connect and I will follow right back.

    -xoxo-
    senyoritalakwachera.com

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  42. Cute outfit! You look gorgeous! That is such an inspiring story and one that keeps reminding us to never take for granted what we have.

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  43. Great blog, love your unique style and you look great with this outfit :D

    Thanks for your comment on my blog.

    xoxo Julieta
    www.vjuliet.com

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  44. I love your mix of neutrals - and congrats on winning the contest!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  45. thank you for sharing the stories. wish you the best with caring for your sister. it's important to have a good perspective in life and keep yourself grounded. your stories are good at reminding us what's important in life. :) you look fabulous and love the color palette!

    xx heidi
    life full of loves

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  46. thank you for the story <3

    we all should be more happy with what we have :-(

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  47. Beautiful outfit, perfect in every way! You look absolutely gorgeous! make-up - great! excellent!

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  48. Love it, you look stunning!

    xoxo
    - http://fashionnfairytale.blogspot.com/

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  49. thanks dear! ♥ :)
    Btw i love your trench, so nice, aw! ;)
    bisous xxx

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  50. Wow...this story actually gave me goosebumps. You write so well it's beautiful it kept me wanting to keep reading :)

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  51. I love a woman with her head on her shoulders and a style to die for. Thats you! Nice outfit, and thanks for stopping by my blog. Don't be a stranger, lol

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  52. you are soooo pretty and the look is flawless :3
    I just found your blog and now i'm following :)
    xoxo
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  53. i love the slack-ness yet chic look you have,.

    xx

    selvia

    am2pmchic.blogspot.com

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  54. adore the simple comfy look :) great bag!

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  55. Cute look!!

    http://lovelyprettyworld.blogspot.fr/

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  56. i love your shoes and outfits! and whoa 4 part times job i dont know how u did it!

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  57. cute shirt and bag! thanks for visiting my blog!

    http://tidbitsofaddiction.blogspot.com

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  58. Lovely blog, congrats on your win and what an amazing life story as well, makes you realise how lucky you are.

    Love your outfit and your blog. I was wondering if you would like to follow each other? Check out my blog and let me know :)

    xx

    fashion-nerdette.blogspot.com

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  59. You have an awesome style. Hoping you can check out my blog and possibly follow :)

    http://www.sonyngin.blogspot.com/

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  60. niceee ! Come to see my page and follow me if you like it
    Kiss

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  61. Hi,

    We have just change the adress of our blog : http://milk-and-biscuit.blogspot.com/
    follow us if U like :)

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  62. great styling, nice coat;)
    I invite you to me;)

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  63. Hi Ang! Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and your kind words! I am now following you :)

    http://morningblushblog.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Olivia Yuen

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  64. I follow you with Bloglovin too!
    Besos, Marcela

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  65. So nice! love your blog . lovely pictures and great outfits :) :)
    see you Anais
    come back on my page:

    thnakstotheother.blogspot.fr

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