Announcement: Piscesbabe is Moving

Hi everyone,

Firstly, I’d like to start by thanking you for your support, for reading my posts, and hearing me out.

If you realise, I haven’t been posting on this page for  a long while now. Somehow, I feel like I’ve outlived this blog. On one hand, I want to keep it for the memories while on the other, I feel the need to move on to another chapter of my life (and blog). One that better reflects the person I’ve turned into and leaves the past — in the past.

So, after giving it much thought, I’ve decided to start a new blog. In fear of not maintaining the momentum, I didn’t want to announce it at first. But, the new one is now on it’s second month and my 100th post, I think it’s time to make it official now.

Piscesbabe is now shifting to her new blog, Rhey of Sunshine. I complete 30 Day Challenges with Cumuloquoise, respond Daily Prompts, post book and restaurant reviews, share music and quotable quotes, and as always my random thoughts. Do check it out and tell me what you think!

With that, I’m still keeping this blog live for future reference. After all, I hold my whole journey as Piscesbabe close to my heart.

As for all of you, I hope that we can keep in touch and may our paths cross again. May you always live life to the fullest and make it beautiful.

With lots of love,
Rheyza aka Piscesbabe ❤

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Sigrid Undset Once Said,

And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans–and all that lives and move upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused–and to save us from our foolishness, from all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself.

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Merry Christmas, everyone! (:

Feliz Navidad 2013

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It’s time to shop for gifts, wrap the presents and listen to Christmas tunes again. So, I’d like to share the Christmas tunes I’ve been listening to. Christmas truly is my most favourite time of the year! Enjoy! (:

  1. Angels We Have Heard On High – Pentatonix
  2. Little Drummer Boy – Pentatonix
  3. Jingle Bell Rock – Max & Macy Kate
  4. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Against The Current
  5. Santa Clause Is Coming To Town – Rizzle Kicks
  6. Winter Wonderland – Jason Mraz
  7. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw
  8. OneRepublic – Christmas Without You
  9. All I Want For Christmas & Merry Christmas Everyone – Olly Murs
  10. White Christmas – The Wanted
  11. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – Jake Bugg
  12. Mistletoe – Tanner Patrick 
  13. All I Want For Christmas is you – Dan Henig and Chris DuPont
  14. Let It Snow – Kina Grannis & Gabe Bondoc
  15. The Christmas Song – Jayesslee
  16. Mistletoe – Tanner Patrick  
  17. December Nights – Drew Tabor
  18. I Just Don’t Feel Like Christmas Without You – Rihanna
  19. Christmas Is – Kina Grannis & Marié Digby
  20. Next Christmas Eve – Alex Goot
  21. Ariana Grande & Elizabeth Gillies – The Christmas Song

Here’s a link to all the songs! (:

Clementine von Radics Once Said

Some Things You Could Do To Heal Yourself:

Get lungs that do what they’re supposed to. Yours keep letting you down. They shrink down to nothing when you’re scared, when you need deep breaths the most. They are useless, failing organs. Replace them.

Don’t kiss the boy with no bicycle. Don’t kiss the girl with moon lips. Don’t kiss wild animals or atom bombs. Don’t kiss.

Remember metaphors are not bandages. You silly little girl, you think you’ve survived so long that survival shouldn’t hurt anymore. You keep trying to turn your body bullet proof. You keep trying to turn your heart bomb shelter. You silly thing. You are soft and alive. You bruise and heal. Cherish it. It is what you are born to do.

Remember you can leave. You can always leave. Take your baby, your backpack, get in the car and drive. Maybe to Brooklyn, to Oakland, somewhere you’ve always thought it would be romantic to call home. Come now, you promised yourself. You promised you’d live through this.

– Clementine von Radics

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Aldous Huxley Once Said,

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard.
Lightly child, lightly.
Learn to do everything lightly.
Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.
Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.
I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig.
Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me.
When it comes to dying even.
Nothing ponderous, or portentous, or emphatic.
No rhetoric, no tremolos, no self conscious persona putting on its celebrated imitation of Christ or Little Nell.
And of course, no theology, no metaphysics.
Just the fact of dying and the fact of the clear light.
So throw away your baggage and go forward.
There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair.
That’s why you must walk so lightly.
Lightly my darling, on tiptoes and no luggage, not even a sponge bag, completely unencumbered.”

― Aldous Huxley, Island

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Source: Ballet and Beautiful Things

Brennan Manning Once Said,

When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games. To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark. In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God’s grace means… My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it.

– Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel
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Micah J. Murray Once Said,

I worry that saying ‘Be like Jesus! He’s cool cuz He hung out with sinners!’ actually ostracizes ‘sinners’. He never labeled them as such. It was disapproving religious folk who said Jesus was a friend of sinners. They were insulting Jesus by lumping him with ‘dirty people’. If we feel good about ourselves because we hang out with ‘sinners’, we’re elevating ourselves in a Pharisaical hierarchy. Jesus didn’t tell us to love sinners. He told us to love our neighbors [and our enemies]. So no, don’t ‘be like Jesus who hung out with prostitutes and drunkards’. Be like Jesus who saw people as names and faces and stories, not sins. When religious people point at you and say ‘Don’t you know this woman has a past?’, Jesus smiles and says ‘I know she has a future.’

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Thomas Merton Once Prayed

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. 
I do not see the road ahead of me. 
I cannot know for certain where it will end. 
Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.

And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. 
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. 
And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.” 

― Thomas Merton

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Our crosses

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“Why should it frighten you that you cannot bear His Cross without weakening? On the way to Calvary Jesus fell three times; and you, a poor little child, would not be like your Spouse, would not fall a hundred times, if need be, to prove Him your love by rising up again with greater strength than before your fall.”

-St Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

Knowing God

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When you come to knowing God, the initiative lies on His side. If He does not show Himself, nothing you can do will enable you to find Him. And, in fact, He shows much more of Himself to some people than to others—not because He has favourites, but because it is impossible for Him to show Himself to a man whose whole mind and character are in the wrong condition. Just as sunlight, though it has no favourites, cannot be reflected in a dusty mirror as clearly as in a clean one.

– C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity