Shed a tear…

I lost my grandma the other day. It’s kinda surreal that all my grandparents are gone now. But I know they’re in a better place cause they don’t have to suffer anymore. πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

Sometimes it’s hard to articulate my feelings. I’ve been so used to logically compartmentalising my feelings that I don’t know how to feel them or allow myself to feel them in the moment. It’s why music and writing has always been my saving grace.

So when Kodaline released their new song Shed a tear, it encapsulated how I’m exactly feeling about the loss of my grandma – strong courageous, brave and strong headed woman in our family (guess it does run in the family ;). Everything they describe, is everything I’m feeling on the inside even though on the outside I’m not showing it.

Through the midst of the family funeral chaos, logistics, arrangements and Sydney Oxygen conference at the end of the month, I’m lucky and blessed to have so many friends and family by my side. Especially my life partner =) I’m not alone as we march on to what my grandparents wanted for me.

Praying for clarity and inner peace for next two weeks, to be a living sacrificial leader in life not a burnt out one. ❀️ Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.


What’s in JJ’s iBook shelf?

What’s in my current iBook shelf πŸ˜‰

The Joy Journalist =)

JJ bookshelf iBooks 2017

Before the technology revolution took off 7 years ago, reading an actual book from a library or a bookstore was the norm. And being an avid reader/bookworm, there was nothing I liked more than escaping to my reading sanctuary.

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The Imitation Game and Sherlockian review

The Imitation Game

Image by Weinstein Company 2014

After watching this film at the beginning of the year, I was completely astounded on how incredible it was! My only regret was not viewing it sooner (it was released in 2014 in US and 2015 in Oz). Clearly slightly a bit behind times. And my other? How long it took me to actually sit down and write the review! I wanted to do it justice, leading to the inevitable prolonged delay. Yet we finally made it now.

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty =)


Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013

And we’re back! With the Movie Union Addicts movie review (yay!) πŸ˜‰ Yet again, it was something randomly on my TV a few Saturday nights ago- and within minutes I was hooked!

In short.. The 20something life defining movie. πŸ˜‰ A must see!!! For the dreamers, planners, doers and alike, this movie is made specially just for you!



Pretty epic right?

Onwards and upwards to my speel of the movie (*spoiler free of course, the idea of writing these reviews are to intrigue you into watching them!).

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Blended movie review =)

It’s finally here! The first ever Movie Addicts Union movie review πŸ˜‰ (* added bonus of spoiler free). This Friday in my DVD player was the hilariously funny family movie – Blended. πŸ˜‰



Pretty epic huh? I’m so glad to say I was not disappointed. In fact it was even more better than I imagined full of surprises πŸ˜‰ It’s Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler’s best duo movie yet! If you loved 50 First Dates or the old school, The Wedding Singer – definitely a must see!

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The Intern review =)


I actually been meaning to write a review on this awesome movie ages ago! Saw it 2 weeks ago, but in the midst of exam studies and all it kept getting delayed ><” but better late than never πŸ˜‰

So in case you’ve haven’t seen the trailer yet, check it out above πŸ˜‰
*Be forewarned, my review contains spoilers– so if you haven’t scene it yet (see what I did there?), don’t click the keep reading button. πŸ˜‰ But if you have or remain sceptical to see it or not, by all means click ahead!

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