18 Quotes About Why Everything Happens for a Reason

Does everything happen for a reason?

To be honest I’m not sure, but I know that when I changed my outlook on life and started looking for lessons from not only the fun things but also the unpleasant experiences in life, I became a different person.

I became more positive and I functioned at my best.

Here is some sage advice about why everything happens for a reason:

  • “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilised by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” — Walter Anderson
  • “I knew everything happened for a reason. I just wished the reason would hurry up and make itself known.” – Christina Lauren, Beautiful Bastard


  • “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” — Marilyn Monroe
  • “Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.” — Albert Schweitzer


  • “There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs.” – Angel Flonis Harefa
  • “There is nothing that can happen TO you that can’t also happen FOR you…if you’ll let it.” ― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass


  • “Do you believe that there are no coincidences in life? Everything happens for a reason. Every person we meet have a roll in our life, either it is big or small. Some will hurt, betray and make us cry. Some will teach us lesson, not to change us, but to make us to be a better person.” — Cynthia Rusli
  • “Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.” — Jon Bon Jovi


  • ” Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.” — Mattie Stepanek
  • “We go through our careers and things happen to us. Those experiences made me what I am.” — Thomas Keller


  • “The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.” — Paul Auster
  • “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” — Mary Tyler Moore




Top 10 Quotes About Happiness

Once in a while, I love reading motivational quotes. Here sharing with you quotes I’ve found from an article on Richard Branson’s Top 10 quotes about happiness.

No matter how successful one is, everyone needs a little motivation from others – even Richard Branson.

To find his inspiration for happiness, Richard Branson reflects on these quotes from some of the world’s most inspirational people.

I hope you find them just as inspiring:

  1. “Happiness is not a goal… it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney
  3. “Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.” – Drew Barrymore
  4. “If you want happiness for an hour take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else.” – Chinese Proverb
  5. Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli
  6. “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”– Benjamin Disraeli
  7. “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  8. “The greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” – Martha Washington
  9. “Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.” – Bernard Meltzer
  10. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama


Lulu’s CKT

Lulu’s CKT
137 A’Beckett Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

I heard so much about Lulu’s Char Koay Teow (CKT) Pop Up and thought I make a trip to try their CKT.

To be honest, it is hard to find nice CKT in Melbourne, hence, I was not expecting much before I tried Lulu’s CKT.

For the benefit of those who don’t know what is CKT, it is flat rice noodle of approximately 1 cm or (in the north of Malaysia) about 0.5 cm in width, stir-fried over very high heat with light and dark soy sauce, chili, a small quantity of belachan, whole prawns, blood cockles without shells, chopped Chinese chives, slices of Chinese sausage, fishcake, beansprouts, and less commonly with other ingredients.

CKT is traditionally stir-fried in pork fat, with crisp croutons of pork lard. In Penang, CKT is commonly served on a piece of banana leaf on a plate, so as to enhance the aroma on the noodles.

So, I’ve been told that Lulu has over 30 years’ experience behind the wok in Penang and is estimated to have cooked over 80,000 CKT in her time.

Now, we’re able to taste her amazing recipe in Melbourne at HWKR.

When I arrived at Lulu’s CKT, I was amazed that there are 6 versions of CKT that we are able to order as shown in the photo below. They are:

  • Lulu’s Char Koay Teow
  • Duck Egg Char Koay Teow
  • Jumbo Prawns Char Koay Teow
  • Blood Cockles Char Koay Teow
  • Squid Char Koay Teow
  • Penang Koay Teow Soup

You are also able to choose the level of spiciness.

Lulu's CKT Menu

We ordered the Blood Cockles CKT and Duck Egg CKT. I was so happy when our CKT arrived on our table. It looks so much like the ones in Penang. I have been to many restaurants in Melbourne that serves CKT and mostly does not look nor taste like the original CKT.

Lulu's CKT Blood Cockles CKT

Lulu’s CKT Blood Cockles

Lulu's CKT Duck Egg CKT

Lulu’s CKT Duck Egg

Recently, they have added bean curd (Tau Fu Fa) to their menu, but it was a little disappointing as it is not made fresh (prepackaged) and it’s cold.

Lulu's Bean Curd

Lulu’s Bean Curd (Tau Fu Fa)

Overall, the experience was good and I will rate it 8/10.


Go Kart – Auscarts Racing

Auscarts Racing
50 Salmon Street
Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
Phone: +61 (03) 9646 6015

Auscarts Location


Thanks to my brother and his lovely wife for giving me such an exciting birthday gift last year – Go Kart gift voucher! It took me a while to redeem it and both Jih Ying and I enjoyed it very much today.

Auscarts Racing’s staff were very friendly and helpful and they made the whole place safe and fun for everyone. When we arrived, we registered our names and undergo a breathalyzer test to ensure everyone’s safety. Then they took us to a quiet room and gave us instructions and showed us where the helmets are and also made sure the helmets fits us right before leading us to the race track.

IMG_5007[1]Indoor Race Track

IMG_5010[1]Waiting for our turn

IMG_5013[1] Jih Ying waiting anxiously 🙂

IMG_5020[1]This is us after breathalyzer tests, instructions and helmets on ready to race.

IMG_5019[1]The bridge leading to the other side, which is the starting point of the race track.

IMG_5021[1]I came out from the kart first as I ended earlier and took a photo of Jih Ying. He enjoyed himself so much after the race 🙂

IMG_5023[1]One of their friendly staff offered to take a photo for us after seeing me taking a photo ofJih Ying.

IMG_5025[1] This is our score, as you can see, I slowed down by a lot towards the end as it took up so much of my energy 😛

I enjoyed my activity today with Jih Ying and am very happy! Thank you so much to my brother and his lovely wife for such great gift! I’ll definitely go there more now since it’s so close to where I live 🙂



Finally my blog is up and running again. Thanks to my hubby for helping me with my blog. Not sure what happened but I couldn’t update my blog previously and decided to start afresh again.

Hopefully this time, I’ll be able to blog more to record memorable memories.