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Hey Everyone,

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I’ve wanted things just like everyone else and I’ve tricked myself into thinking I wouldn’t be happy without it. Maybe it’s that $4,000 bag your friend is sporting, or that trip to the Bahamas or maybe it’s just as simple as getting a job promotion.

Something that I’ve totally learnt growing up is that our wants change over time. Something that we totally want right now may not mean much four years down the line. Things that we thought we needed weren’t actually that important. However an even bigger realisation is that maybe it’s just not our time yet to have —–> Read More

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This is for everybody who feels like they’re on the edge about whether they should go ahead and do what they love or they should just conform. I’ve been exactly where you are. I just wanted to tell you to hold on to your dreams. Find something you love and hold on tight because that very thing that you love doing is exactly what the rest of the world is hunting for. It’s called your purpose. And man, you just found yours. Take it, make something out of it and I believe you’ll feel like you haven’t worked a day in your life.

I remember my moment. I was in the boardroom —–> Read More

Hey Everyone!

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I know it sounds crazy. How can you ever really get excited for the hard times in your life? What on earth would you get excited for. I know it sounds ridiculous but really – from the bottom of my heart – get..excited..for the..hard times. Throw a freakin’ party.

To be honest, probably the hardest point in my life was when I was just about to graduate high school. It was my senior year and when a lot of people were getting excited for college and preparing to jet set to another country – I was pretty down in the dumps. I just broke up with my first boyfriend, I had to —–> Read More

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I think that one thing I’ve learnt not having a conventional 9 to 5 job is that sometimes – I gotta do what I do with my eyes closed. Not in the sense that I’m doing what I do fast and blindly, but more so about the fact that I just got to ignore certain things in my life that are pulling me down. To be honest with you, it’s been a pretty tough battle but I’m finally taking the reigns. Before I tell you any more, I want to say I really love what I do. I think it’s every entrepreneur’s dilemma to really step out of the norm and push themselves to wander on unchartered —–> Read More

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Nope, I’m not a size zero, not even a size four, or six, or you know. I don’t really go shopping for clothes that often and I like wearing the same outfits sometimes because I can’t be bothered. I have the same longchamp bag from college and I like my Cotton On flats even though they’re fifteen dollars. and I’d wear them till they break. I don’t have a wardrobe to fill an entire closet nor can I fit into everything I want either. I like McDonalds. It hurts when I spend money because I know how I earned it. I run my own gig that people don’t get and sometimes I get really —–> Read More

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I think a lesson I’ve learnt recently is that more often than not, we’re a little hard on ourselves. Maybe we didn’t get that grade we wanted, make the basketball team or get that recognition you thought you deserved at work. Maybe you’re 22 and you don’t exactly know what you want yet. Maybe you’re 30 and still feel the same way. Or, maybe you’re not sure what you’re doing is..well working out..or even more, is it what you really want in life? I get it all the time.

Yet, it feels like life and pretty much everyone around you wants a concrete answer. What are you doing —–> Read More

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An eagle is an incredible animal. I never knew until a conversation struck a few months ago over dinner. No animal is braver than an eagle. As the years go by, an eagle’s feathers become weighted down with oil and dirt, which hinders their ability to fly and hunt effectively. Their beak becomes encrusted with calcium which makes their beak less sharp and able. To soar and fly higher up the mountains, an eagle has to break it’s beak and tear out its feathers so that there is a renewal and growth. The craziest thing is that it is totally open to doing this incredibly —–> Read More

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I’m feeling a little nostalgic tonight. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m lying here looking at old photos on facebook or that I don’t want to finish up my work. I don’t want to be a crying baby, but I miss Melbourne. I miss going to college. I remember at that time I never really understood why  ”grown-ups” always told me to really cherish university life. I mean look at all the deadlines, assignments and projects right? Seriously though, really enjoy it because I’m telling you now you’re going to miss it when it’s gone.

I remember hating college and Melbourne for the —–> Read More

Hey Everyone,

Don’t snap out of it, step out of it. And maybe run.

I was sitting at a cafe the other day and to be honest, I can’t help but hear into the conversations around me. Not that I intentionally do, it’s sound, it travels. One person talked about her boyfriend of a few years leaving her, another about cheating, another about drinking, drugs and horrible friends. You might think, “Gosh, roseanne what cafe is that? Don’t go back” but I realise increasingly that I’m hearing about unhappiness rather than happiness and increasingly I feel that it might be becoming the talk of —–> Read More

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It’s been a while since I’ve written a Tangspiration post. I guess it’s because I only write one of these when I get inspired to. I was sitting on the couch eating my lunch today when I started to reflect on what I’ve done in life (funny what a bowl of fried rice can do) and it came to me, “Man, I had NO idea.” I had no idea that I’d be blogging and youtubing and collaborating with major companies and agencies. I had no idea that one day I would welcome Christ into my life and just have such an awesome relationship with God knowing that I’ve been brought up differently. I —–> Read More

Hey Everyone,

I’m sure everyone has a dream. It could be a dream to open a corner bakery or become the President of the United States. Whatever it is, the only way we can achieve that dream is to walk. I see my friends wanting to do something but for some reason they fail to see that they’re not moving towards their dream but insist on a standstill. People often put walls up on this journey to a dream. They say “I’m not going to do it now because I’m going to wait till this part of my life is over before I can start” or “I’m not going to go on a diet until after Mom’s birthday buffet,”. —–> Read More

Hey Everyone,

The only reason why we’re scared, is cause we wanna be scared. It’s really our choice. Fear comes in many different forms. It can be as simple as that pounding feeling you feel when you’re about to climb up on stage and say something, could even be as complex as getting started on a dream online store. Trust me, we could be so scared that we’re peein’ in our pants but I want you to know that the only reason why you’re scared is because you’ve chosen to be scared.

Listen to the voice that’s telling you that that audience out there is going to love what you have to say —–> Read More

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Today I thought I might write an opinion piece. I haven’t done one of these in a long time. Now, I’m going to warn you first that with opinion pieces, they’re unplanned and messy unlike most of my posts. There are no pictures, it’s just what I have to say about the topic at hand. Opinion pieces flow out of me and I’m not going to bother correcting and structuring it. We’ll see where we end up.

When people come up to me and ask me what I blog about or what my passion is and I reply with the answer cosmetics or makeup, sometimes depending on the person, I get too much of —–> Read More

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A little note – this is a little long but necessary.
Believe it or not, I dreamnt last night right before I woke up, a woman pulled me aside just as I was about to leave some class (trust me, I have weird dreams) and tried to ask me why it is that people want to be just like barbie. I’m not trying to crtiticize the toy in any way, I spent my childhood dressing the barbies my friends had. I didn’t have the chance to own my own. My answer to her was that well, pretty obvious, she’s flawless, she’s perfect. But then I said that if she was a real human being, that actually —–> Read More

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I reckon only a handful of us understand what giving is. A lot of people have read somewhere in some website or in the pages of some book that we should all give more than we receive. But let’s face it, do we really feel that way? After all, getting a car feels much better than giving one away. Receiving money feels much better than giving it. I think we should really think about this though.

I was walking along the street the other day when I realized that we are nothing without giving. I am not much of anyone without sharing my thoughts on this blog and youtube —–> Read More

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Sometimes I wonder how on earth I am so lucky to have what I have. To be able to have you right now reading what I’m typing late at night in my high school sweater and puppy printed pajama pants, to have you care what I think or even care about what I have to say. I’ve wondered so many times why I got to be the one that you’ve chosen. There are so many thoughts out there, but here you are reading mine. Now, you might think that this is slightly a religious post and I am a true believer of believing whatever you want to believe but take what I have to say and make it —–> Read More

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Today I’m going to be talking about love. And I promise that it’s not going to be sappy like some 1PM Soap Opera but I hope that you’ll be able to take something away from it. Too many times I see girls going into relationships just to see what it feels like. Too many times I see them coming out of them feeling like a lost soul without a name. In other words, it didn’t go very well. I’ve been there. Girls worry too much about what boys think  – if they’re pretty enough, if they are fun enough, if they can sing, dance, flutter their eyes better than any other girl he —–> Read More

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I remember sitting down with a really close friend and telling her how life was never made to be easy. She’s never really worked for anything in her life, she’s always been spoon-fed with a silver spoon and she was facing a tough turning point in her life and I wanted her to hear me out. She’s one of my closest friends, but I felt that I had spent the last three years of my life telling her how to do everything and lots of times doing it for her that I was spoiling her. She always does what she wants and whenever she faces a difficult situation that makes her —–> Read More

Hey Everyone!

Happy Valentines Day! Now before you bring out the flaming torches and make smores out of that statement –  Although albeit some of you may be crashing on the couch watching mythbusters and hating today for making you wallow in what they call “Single Awareness Day”, Valentines Day isn’t just about receiving roses and chocolate from some admirer you don’t actually like, or do. I reckon it’s about showing the people you love, you love them, regardless. That includes your closest mates, parents, and even your dog. As for me, I had to work late tonight (again) and I don’t —–> Read More

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They say that your experiences in life are shaped by the way you see the world. A simple task like walking can feel difficult and tiring if you see it that way but come to think of it, all you’re really doing is lifting up your foot and putting it down. That’s not hard is it? Life is simply how you see it.

My older sister came back for Christmas and the whole family decided to go to Bangkok. It was a great trip. I remember after a really long day at Chatuchuk, the famous and ridiculoulsy large shopping market, my sister complained that she had a migraine. We had to sit —–> Read More

Hey Everyone,

I get asked this question a lot. How on earth do you find the time to do everything that you do?  How do you do it? How do you find time? How do you find time to blog?

The answer is this. Everything is as hard as it looks. I’m not going to lie to you and say that waking up at 6am every morning and coming home long after dinner is easy. I’m not going to say that beginning my “second” job at 10 every night is easy. It’s not. It is as hard as it looks. And if you’re going through a tough time, and if you think life is difficult, it is. I’m not going to say. Oh yeah, I —–> Read More

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Three years doesn’t sound like a very long time. But in three years, you could complete a university degree, you could have travelled the globe and back and most importantly, you could have changed into a very different person. Sometimes when we go through life, we forget about the big picture. We forget that there is more to life than our 9 to 6 job and our train rides to and fro, or getting the latest Gucci tote and whether the guy who keeps looking at you at the gym will ever find enough guts to ask you on a date.

We forget the big picture, especially during our low —–> Read More

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Happy New Year!
2011 was a fast year for me and as much a rollercoaster as I could have ever imagined. For the blog, I was featured as the number one review blog internationally by everydaysale.co.uk, featured in Urban and The Straits Times as well as LianHe Wanbao. I finally launched roseannetangrs.com and now the YouTube channel has reached over 10,000 subscribers. I’ve been contacted by Illamsqua, Urban Decay, Clinique, Fancl, Benefit among others. It has been utterly incredible and not to mention amazing. To think all of this started from a simple thought to film a —–> Read More

Hey Everyone,

I hope you’re doing well this Sunday morning. I have my favourite shirt on that my parents tell me that I over-wear way too much and my favourite jeans shorts. I’m ready to head to the library to check out a few cool books out to read over the holidays. I know, I’m getting my nerd on even when I’m not supposed to. Houston, we have a problem. I thought I’d make a tangspiration post before I leave.

This blog means a lot to me. I think perhaps that’s an understatement but having Asian parents, things get a little difficult when they see you on the computer all the time. My —–> Read More

Hey Everyone,

I know, I know, I’m sprouting new segments on this blog like grass on a new batch of fertilizer. Apologies if necessary. So what exactly is Tangspiration? Unfortunately, it can’t be found on Urban Dictionary (yet) and admittedly, it’s a term that I made-up only a few seconds ago. It means inspiration from my heart, cliche as that my sound. This place afterall is about empowering the everyday woman and I have to say although I’m 20, I’ve been through stuff that I think about and I learn from because after all, we all know that life is just one big learning experience.

Today I’m going —–> Read More

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Let’s be real. You could look like Miss Universe on the outside but if you’re like the wicked witch of the west on the inside, I don’t believe you can ever be truly beautiful. Whether it’s something simple like opening the door for the next person behind you or a strong charismatic glow, inner beauty I think takes many forms. In fact, it’s something I don’t mind sharing either. So here are my top 10 characteristics of a truly beautiful woman – a woman who encapsulates a kind, powerful and strong heart. Truth be told, I believe sometimes inner beauty is all you need.

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Hey Everyone,

I always say you can go through life  being afraid of the I don’t knows, but what is life if you only travel safe?

When my mother asks me: “Roseanne, are you sure it’s going to work out?

And my reply is always, “Mom, I have no idea, but I have a good feeling about this and that’s all that really matters right now.”

When I’m out and about and I happen to tell someone about roseannetangrs, the blog and the youtube channel, probably the most common question I get asked is how I started this whole thing. I get it from friends, and fledgling bloggers who want to know how I got “big” or why I started what I do in the first place. So, I thought it would be almost necessary to blog about it.
roseannetangrs started on YouTube back in March 2009. I was 18 years old, about to finish my senior year in high school and with the onset of Senior prom around the corner and my parents believing I didn’t need a —–> Read More