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November 29, 2018

Fashion in the Forest

BY Amanda Wu / Fashion, Daily Fashion

 

Let the great nature be the fashion catwalk for you to shine

 

To me, fashion is a kind of mindset and a kind of attitude. Who says that fashion only appears on a modern boulevard or a chic dining bar? I believe that fashion is ubiquitous, so of course, it could also be in nature. 🙂

The craving of binding with nature is a gifted human blessing. Imagine a wonderful and sophisticated balance of a mountain and a forest coexist in a mega city. The imagination did come to life at “Montreal”, an English-French bilingual city which is located in the east of Canada. Its unique terrain is an art shaped by the great nature.

The autumn chili air has swept the east-Canada already, and the temperature usually sways from 0 to 10 Celsius.

At a glimmering dawn, I sensed an indistinct summon from the Mount Royal. After conquering the fatigue resulted from coldness, I opened my eyes, arose to get ready, and headed to the downtown city.

Strolling in the woods, enjoying a forest bath, and admiring the tree leaves laying one after another were utmost therapeutic activities that I could ever imagine in the late autumn. With the greenly-yellowish hues and relaxing atmosphere, together they weaved into a tenderness that soothed and calmed my heart.

Every time when I go out, I usually go with a simpler style and would only bring a few necessary items with me. In order to fit my credit cards, phone, keys, lipsticks, eyebrow pencil, and pressed powder, CHANEL Wallet On Chain is undoubtedly my everyday-must-have.

Regarding the outwear, I chose to go with a wool fur coat from Mackage - a fashion brand known for making warm and beautiful winter coats/parkas. It perfectly prevented me from suffering chilliness, and I was able to engage and bond with nature physically and mentally. Immersing in the energy which nature emitted allowed me to pardon myself from intricate ideas and my non-stop itinerary temporarily.

Appreciated by the deciduous fading of the land, and the lush foliage of the ornamental branches, I felt complete again. This unremitting cycle of life touched me and brought me a deep inner awakening. At such wonderful dawn in late autumn, my fashion and spirit coexisted in Mount Royal.

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大自然也可以是時尚伸展台。

 

時尚一定要在都會區的大道,或時髦的餐廳酒吧嗎?我覺得時尚是一種心態,更是一種姿態。時尚無所不在,當然也可以在大自然 🙂

人天生有與大自然連結的渴求,若在一座大城市的是市中心有座山、有樹林,那是多麽棒的平衡啊!而加拿大東部的英法雙語大城 “蒙特婁” 就幸運地有這樣的地形結構。

加東的秋天,氣溫已非常低,介於攝氏10度至0度間。在深秋的一個清晨,我硬是睜開因寒冷而倦累的雙眼,來到市區的皇家山。在樹林裡散步、看著樹葉黃綠層層柔和的交疊、並大口吸入芬多精,是深秋裡最好的放鬆!我出門向來很精簡,只攜帶一定必須的東西(信用卡、手機、鑰匙、唇彩、眉筆、粉餅)所以 CHANEL Wallet On Chain 是每天出門的最好選擇!而時尚大衣品牌 Mackage 羊毛皮草大衣給了我充足的溫暖,讓我毋須對抗寒意,只管將心思毫無保留交予大自然,與它連結,沁取它的能量來沈澱頭腦裡不斷竄動的各式各樣想法、以及停不下來的排程與計畫。欣賞一地落葉凋零的枯絕、觀賞枝上樹葉繁茂的嬌豔,深秋的這樣一個清晨,我帶著我的時尚,在皇家山裡,得到內在深層的甦醒,心底滿是無限感激!

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November 23, 2018

Late Autumn | By Collecting myself, I Found Tranquility.

BY Amanda Wu / Idea, Random Creativity

It goes without saying that there is nothing more unchanging than change. The same idea did reflect on my ever-changing life. Evolutions and alterations are always happening. Do you feel the same way as I do?

I always know that there is a deep and profound curiosity lies at the heart of my spiritual impulse. It triggers me to travel and explore the world ceaselessly. With every journey of explorations, I am able to capture breathtaking views and enrich my inner self.
Throwback 2018, there were so many wonderful places that I have been to. For example, New York, twice. One was a refreshing treat for myself and the other was an invitation to a Cirque du Soleil premiere. Iceland, I remembered that I was soaking in the amazing Blue Lagoon and taking the boat trying to meet with divinely aurora. Vienna, a visit to a premium piano brand “Bosendorfer” factory. Taiwan, a great performance of mine was held there. And so many other places like Dublin and the Cliffs of Moher in West Ireland, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec, Amsterdam...

I guess traveling on my own has become another expertise of mine. A scenario of my curiosity travels faster than my mind would be like: Open the Google map, and feel like going somewhere. Next up, with no special intention, the trip is booked! True story. By traveling alone, I can enjoy the fruity freedom, however, it is never an easy task. Instead of calling it “traveling”, I would rather regard it as a “training for life.”

With regards to my inner journey: After I turned 35, I found myself addicted to perfectionism. My self-discipline rendered me to take personal training lessons and control my diet consciously. In addition, in order to elevate my career, for the first time, I tried to be a businesswoman by recruiting a team, re-designing my blog, and started learning photography. Last but not least, I never stop composing music.

Deep down in my soul, there are cravings for elevation and changes, in order to respond the callings, I try my best to bring out all the gifted talents and make everything pitch perfect. However, since these changes require lots of energy, at times I forget to take a break from the great sense of achievements. Therefore, in this chilly autumn, my tiredness and all the accumulated tenses just completely broke out. In this case, I had no choice but to slow down my pace and thoughts. Sometimes I tidied up the house casually, and sometimes I would just be a couch potato or admire the peaceful scenery from my floor windows. After all of this, I learned how to listen carefully to the needs of the body, and avoid overloading my body and mind.

Late autumn is always the best season to slow down our paces and collect ourselves again. The chilly air will cool down all the burning desire, and the dark nights will clear up our miscellaneous thoughts.

It is time to slow down, face the callings of your body, and walk yourself through all the achievements of the year. In this late autumn, I truly wish everyone to find an inner-tranquility, just like refreshing yourself after a sweaty yoga.

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深秋 |沈澱

我的人生每年都在進化,有許多的變動。你也是這樣嗎?

我有著極度好奇的靈魂!好奇的靈魂總帶著我不斷的旅行與探索,是外在與內在同步的旅行探索。

回顧這一年,外在的旅程:紐約兩次(一次去散心、另一次受太陽劇團邀請,觀賞新戲首映)、冰島泡藍湖溫泉看極光、維也納參觀 Bosendorfer 鋼琴工廠、回台灣表演、都柏林與愛爾蘭西部莫赫斷崖、多倫多、渥太華、魁北克、阿姆斯特丹。一個人旅遊已成為我的另一項專長,常常打開地圖,突然有感覺想去哪,也不知道為什麼要去,但下一秒就訂機票了 😉 真的,靈魂總是跑得比大腦快!一個人旅遊是很自由,但可一點也不輕鬆,與其說它是旅遊,我會說它是種..人生的鍛鍊。

而內在的旅程:35歲以後,發現了我根本就有著完美主義與極致主義,於是開始上健身房上教練課,有意識地控制飲食。事業方面則開始僱用員工,學習當老闆,重新設計新部落格,並開始學攝影。當然,我仍保持不斷持續創作音樂。事情總希望做到完美,而天份則要發揮到極致!

這一切的進化與變動,需要花很大的體力與能量。忙著因應靈魂渴望轉變的同時,我常常忘記了身體需要的休息...成就感固然大大被滿足,但一切的疲累與緊繃,到了深秋的嚴寒氣候,再也無法壓制....
於是我放慢腳步與思緒,有時緩緩地做著家事、懶懶地躺在沙發、或靜靜的望著窗外,傾聽身體的狀況,不讓身體思緒接受過多的承載。深秋正是最好沈澱的季節,冷空氣會將持續燃燒的渴望冷卻、而黑夜會讓頭腦裡的繁雜煙滅。

你是不是也該慢下來傾聽身體的需要?沈澱一年下來的累積呢?願深秋帶給你的,是做完瑜珈後的大休息 🙂

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November 12, 2018

The Interview with the Artistic Talent Scout of Cirque Du Soleil

BY Amanda Wu / Music, Idea, Interviews

An amazing afternoon visiting the international headquarter and interviewing the artistic talent scout, Claude Vendette!

 

One day, I all of the sudden had an idea…Since I interview people for the content of my blog, why not interviewing the talent scout of Cirque Du Soleil ? Therefore, I wrote an email to them. A few days after, Cirque Du Soleil responded me that… usually they don’t accept personal media (like bloggers) to interview them. However, since I am the selected performer, so they accepted my request and invited me to the interview!!

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November 9, 2018

The Brand New AMANDA YIYEN

BY Amanda Wu / Idea, Random Creativity

 

The Exciting Moments

 

With all the excitements and good vibes, I am honored and happy to announce that the brand new AMANDA YIYEN blog is officially out now!
During the past few months , I have spend time collecting my thoughts and try to make them into practices. With a new branding strategy, I delicately redesigned the blog and I am glad to share my exquisite presentation with you! The spirit of insisting in details did grow on me long ago. Therefore, apart from writing music, shaping fashion styles, and designing my album cover, how would I let slip the great chance of designing my own website 😉

 

With the completion of the project, I would like to give a big applause to my web engineer. From great changes to the last finishing touches, my fantasy and ideas have been perfectly generated and realized into a masterpiece. "Music", "Fashion", "Idea", and "Journey" are four major themes in my blog. With an eye to make readers to have a better experience, the newer version of the site is designed with clearer classifications and simpler templates. The pure and classy design presents an visual authenticity, avoiding all the messy elements and other sensation that might distract you. Upholding the concept of "less is more", and “sleek simplicity,” the presentation allows readers to throw themselves entirely into my articles 🙂

 

In addition, here is another great announcement to be made. Apart from the existing “Music store” , I would like to shout out for the grand opening of my “Online courses” and “Fashion store”. The online courses include “Music lessons” and “Lifestyle design courses”. The music lessons will be implemented with 1-on-1 online tutoring. On the other hand, the lifestyle design courses, one could either choose for 1-on-1 online tutoring or pre-recorded online tutorials. By doing so, we could break the boundaries of borders and enjoy these courses at any place any time!

 

Last but not-least, the brand new “Fashion store” is another highlight which excites me. There are three major categories in the store: women, men, and home. Each category truly owns an unique taste to itself, and the classifications of each genre are also well organized. The clothes and fine goods are all chosen from my exclusive fashion perspectives. Readers who appreciate my personal style would definitely adore the products I chose and recommend, and I sincerely wish everyone a pleasant shopping experience. Here I give you the warmest welcome and please enjoy my brand new blog!
If you have any opinion or thoughts, please leave your comments, your comments mean a lot to me! Looking forward to communicating with you 🙂
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興奮時分 

 

帶著滿滿興奮的能量,要正式地向大家宣佈,AMANDA YIYEN 全新部落格已正式上線!

經過了幾個月的時間沈澱自己、確立品牌方向、重新設計部落格,現在很開心地,將我精心設計的新部落格呈現給大家。『音樂』 『時尚』『想法』『旅行』是我部落格的四大主題。堅持什麼都自己創作的我,除了創作音樂、穿搭風格、設計專輯封面外,部落格當然也要自己設計!感謝工程師這幾個月來的大修微調,完美地將我的夢幻想法化真實的呈現。新版的分類更清楚、版型更簡約,讓大家一目瞭然。視覺上很純淨,避開所有可能讓你分心的元素,以及過多視覺刺激的雜亂。而我希望呈現的,就是『少即是多』、『簡約俐落』的概念,讓大家能專注地將內容完整看完。

除此之外,還要很開心的跟大家宣布,除了之前就有的音樂商店外,現在我開設了『線上課程』『時尚商店』。課程部份有『音樂課程』『人生設計課程』。『音樂課程』是一對一的視訊上課,『人生設計課程』有一對一視訊或影片式教學兩種選擇。無論我在哪個國家,大家都可以輕鬆找我上課!另外還有令人興奮的『時尚商店』! 裡面全都是我精心挑選的商品,相信喜歡我風格的朋友,也會信任我的眼光與推薦。有女性男性家飾三大類,商品各類細項也分得很清楚,相信大家可以逛的很舒服!更歡迎常來逛逛!

有任何意見或想法,都可以隨時留言給我!期待與大家的交流 🙂

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October 29, 2018

The 4 Elements You Need for your Journey on Earth

BY Amanda Wu / Idea, Random Creativity

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August 21, 2018

Be Fearless

BY Amanda Wu / Idea, Random Creativity

Have you thought about What your fear really is? 

People tend to be scared about many things. Yes, It is normal! However, Please take some time to sit down and ask yourself honestly... What are they? Do they really exist? You can even write down why you are feeling in this way? Where is the fear coming from? Is it really as bad as you think? All of the sudden, you might find what is trapping you is not what it is. On contrary, what is trapping you is Just your Imagination, your own Thought!

 

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June 24, 2018

Make Discomfort Zone Comfortable

BY Amanda Wu / Idea, Fashion, Random Creativity

From Discomfort to Comfort

These days, we often hear that we should leave our Comfort Zone . Yes, because that is the only way we can really grow strong and train our inner muscles. Then, what is next? According to my own experiences, (You know I am a kind of person who ALWAYS, or you can say "Obsessive Unconsciously" leave my comfort zone.) every time when I leave the comfort zone and conquer the uncomfortable feeling, I EXPAND my comfort zone = I get a bigger and bigger comfort zone. Your true power happens when you make your discomfort zone comfortable = the discomfortable feeling no longer exists!! Here you go, you feel much more comfortable in a lot more situations. You grow strong and you become fearless because less and less things can make you feel discomfortable. Isn't that AMAZING !?

 

Much Love & Courage & Curiosity & Creativity ♥

 

 

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June 23, 2018

The New Milestone

BY Amanda Wu / Idea, Random Creativity

Rests are also a part of Music

It has been a while that I didn't post anything. I think taking a rest to re-organize and re-integrate is extremely important. (Basically, it is like to "reset") Read More »

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April 30, 2018

The Importance of Being Curious!

BY Amanda Wu / Idea, Random Creativity

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March 4, 2018

It is Your Very Own Life!

BY Amanda Wu / Idea, Random Creativity

 

 

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