I'm sorry it's taken me literally a month (well...a month and two days, but oh well) to write this next blog. For some reason, I let my busy (and sometimes lazy) schedule take over my motivations to come back to the MC website...Forgive me. :P
But no more of that sorrow--Here I am again, ready to write more to you! :)
I'd like to start by saying the following: "Always have a sense of mango." I have my sister to thank for this quote. (In case you have not yet noticed, I tend to thank my sister for almost too many things...What can I say, she's a perfect sister!). The phrase came out of a time the two of us played Mad Libs--One of the blank spaces called for a noun, which my sister chose as "mango," and voila the above quote!
The quote obviously didn't make sense at first, but then I had decided to interpret the word "mango" as spontaneity, liveliness, flexibility, and enjoyment of life--especially because I associate those words with bright, happy colors..Including creamy orange, the color of a mango.
I loved this quote so much that I later added it to the list of other inspirational quotes I jotted down on a small piece of paper taped to my bathroom mirror...Or actually, to be honest, my sister secretly wrote the quote down while I was away from my room; and even after these last several months, every time I look at the piece of worn out yet precious paper, I can't help but notice my sister's handwriting that distinguishes itself so loudly from the other quotes! XD But don't get me wrong, I'm happy she wrote it, because I like to be reminded every morning that things don't always have to be taken seriously.
So I say to you again, "Always have a sense of mango." If it means leaving your tradition of ordering a tall-nonfat-double-shot-two-percent-extra-foam latte every time you go to Starbucks (I purposefully said "nonfat" and "two percent" for the same drink because of how amazingly complex people's orders get sometimes, that perhaps they will forget they said "nonfat" and then say "two percent" hehe!), or if it means spontaneously calling up a friend to invite him/her over for dinner the same night (well, those two things may not sound so adventurous or exciting to some people, but they are to me :) I guess it depends on the person...), it definitely counts as adding some vibrant yellowish-orange mango color to your life.
So relax, enjoy and sip a venti double-nonfat-two-percent-one-percent-extra-chocolate-extra-whipped-cream frappucino! :D
P.S. I dedicate this post to my friend Kate, who has spent the last few months at a university in exciting Australia; I believe that she eats mangoes every morning for breakfast, as she's one of the people I most admire. :) <3
P.P.S. Sorry the writing may be a little hard to read in the picture...I used the camera on my phone. :P