The Sandstorm Chases You

"Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing direction. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. The storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That's the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine" - Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Fell in love already with the first page of this book <3 nbsp="">

I guess we all can relate to the paragraph. Each of us faces our own sandstorm and often there is no one you can talk to or ask help to or any ask advised to and there's no other option but to just keep moving forward, step by step. Then, just when you think "I got this", suddenly you are inside yet another sandstorm. And it's like there's no end to it. And that is life. I learned to be okay with the neverending chase. The sandstorm sure is not easy. Like Haruki Murakami said, often there's no direction whatsoever but one thing for sure, we don't settle, we push through, people!

Have a wonderful weekend, all :)

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tinkerlily flower crown - Inspired by Luce, vintage polkadot blouse - Scotish, chiffon pleated skirt - c/o Oasap, bag - Hubsch, vintage semi boots - custom made by Juice String


  1. the bag <3 <3 <3 <3 looks so lush!!

  2. UWah, love your statement..thanks for the motivational words! :) Make me want to do my best again on some stuff..:)

    love your bag and outfit btw! you look pretty~ :D


  3. pretty outfit, you look adorable <3


  4. seems like a good book :)
    enjoy your weekend :)

  5. Aw you look so gorgeous and girly! I love the subtle colors in this outfit. Your dotted top is super adorable. I wish I had one like it!

  6. :3 super duper cute shoes!!!

  7. That paragraph totally captivated me - its so...beautiful! So true and meaningful. The storm inside us doesn't give us peace.
    Love that you shared it with us <3
    Also, lovely outfit as usual dear! That polka dotted blouse is perfect :)

    Trendy Teal

  8. Oh wow! You look so cute
    and love the pastel colored
    pieces c: Cute flowercrown!


  9. Such a sweet romantic look! Love it! x, Kat

    Love and Ace

  10. u have so many cute outfits!
    looks nice on you :)

    anw, thank you for the lovely comment on my blog and for following :)

    i'm currently on hurry, but i will get back to your blog for some precise stalking as soon as i have proper internet :P

    followed u :)


  11. The title of the book is Kafka on the shore? This sounds like a reference to the stranger and may be something I want to check out!

  12. OHH i love your vintage look <3 that shoes's so pretty!

  13. so agree. whatever happens, life goes on. whether we want or not, we have to through the path of our life.
    interesting book!
    and you're so vintagely pretty! :D

  14. i need to read that book !
    so inspiring

    and i love the polkadot blouse+ flower crown muchhh
    looking pretty as always dear

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  15. Aw, I love your flower crown! Looks gorgeous :)

  16. Those shoes are killer! i want them so badly!
    I love your flower crown (: I'm actually wearing one in my latest post! Check it out if you want xx

    ♡♡♡ ♡♡♡

  17. i love your shoes, they're so cute and i love that they have pink inner soles too. i read kafka on the shore at the end of last year and i loved it, murakami is a great writer. :)

    little henry lee

  18. this look is very much "you"! a very cute & sweet look :)
    your shoes is very covetable!!



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