maandag 13 januari 2014

Sun, beach and palmtrees

Oh wow, how I'm dreaming about summer again. It's Winter, I know, and I'm enjoying every day of it. But the sun in my hair, the glow on my skin, it just makes me dream about a summerday on the beach.

I know it's not for everyone, being in a foreign country on a wonderful beach, tanning. But it might not even be for me either. I wish I could go to all the cities in the world, watching the sunset every day on a different place. I know I can't, because let's realize it; we all have to work our asses off to get there! We have to work and be totally stressed out if we want our vacation we dreamt of for the past 2 years.
There must be something wrong, isn't it? We're built to go places, to travel and to be around the world 24/7. Ages ago, people didn't stay on one place, being sure that they still have their jobs at the end of every day, that their wife/husband will be still theirs and if you bring home enough money, the chances that their wife or husband will stay increases with, what, 30% maybe?

Society made us who we are today, just victims of politics, economics, people. Not being able to travel to anywhere we want, being happy with anything we want. Not being able to have everything there is.
I just want to be happy, to be honest. And even that's too much to ask for.
Last year, I didn't have a job, or a boyfriend. I had friends, fun, no money for expensive things but still a good time! Now, I seem to have it all, but I'm actually quite unhappy. Material things don't seem to make people happy. Real things are; love, friendship, trust. Don't get me wrong though, we all love material things, but it doesn't have to possess us.
Let's just all find peace, inner peace, at least. And let that be my resolution for the next year!


vrijdag 10 januari 2014

Meet Tao Okamoto

Tao Okamoto

Tao Okamoto is probably our next most popular model in town. She's already seen all over the internet and seems to make everyone love her with her Asian looks, her kind-of-grunge-style and her length of 1.77m.

Tao is born in Chiba, Japan on may 22th 1985 (which means she's now 28!! I mean, look at her!). She started her modelling carreer when she was only 14 years old. Tao made her international carreer moving right after she moved to Paris in 2006. She was seen on the runways of these huge designers: Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Yves Saint Laurent, Michael Kors,..
She moved to New York only three years later, where she was the face of various campaigns for Kenzo, Dolce and Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger and Emperio Armani.
She's still working as a model and she's able te make people love her with just one look. She looks sweet, and she also is. She was part of a group who raised funds to help the people in Japan who were victims of the earthquake and Tsunami in 2011.
Also, she's seen in the movie Wolverine, next to Huge Jackman, so she's also working on her carreer as an actress.

Being so ambitious, and working her ass off to get where she is now, make me want to be like her. Tao made her dreams come true and she's now able to help other people, and she also does help them.
Sometimes having dreams, wanting to be something, be someone, and seeing someone like Tao, makes you realize it's all possible if you just believe you can!
Writing this, knowing her a bit better, makes me realize that I must do everything to make my dreams come true. There's no other way I would want to live my life, just living my dream. But don't forget, it takes risks, it takes hard work to achieve it, it takes hurt, pain, sweat and tears to realizing your dreams. But in the end, it will be so worth it.

So thank you, Tao, for just making my day today and show us what a wonderful, powerful woman you are!

Have a nice day