Flavored Lemons was born out of my own frustrations with life, my career in particular. I would have wanted to work in the arts, but life led me to crunching numbers and analyzing figures. I wanted more excitement so I turned to blogging. It was initially supposed to be my escape. But the blog’s purpose changed as my view of life evolved. I realized that I should not limit my life to the things that never happened but enjoy the path I’m on. It’s not like life locks us into a cell where all corners are dead-ends. Life offers us a journey, a particular path unique to each of us that only we can walk. Mine’s been amazing all these years, it’s one where I strive to seek fulfillment in: (Career) aspiring to be best in my field, despite it never being my dream job, while continuing to pursue things I am more passionate about; (Love) finding love and living my happily ever after; (God) embracing the peace of finding and being found in God; and (A Migrant’s Journey) taking a fresh start and experiencing life in a foreign land. Walking such path is what this blog is about.


Life consistently gives us lemons, doesn’t it? All those frustrations, loneliness, pain and losses are simply inevitable. In economics, there is a thing called ‘market for lemons‘. It exists because of unknown information. You know that feeling when you’re thinking of getting something but then end up with a defective version of that thing instead? It’s the same feeling with all of life’s unexpected turns.

This world is actually a “market for lemons”. My own life is a product of constant squeezing and crushing and juicing of lemons that’s been so graciously supplied. It’s never truly boring, though. Only because God ensures that in my corner of the world, the lemons are flavored. These flavors and what I make of them are what I’d like to share in this blog, hoping to also encourage you to appreciate the different flavors of lemons that life throws your way.


The idiomatic expression “there is method to my madness” perfectly sums up what I would like to tell readers who would have the impression the blog seems incoherent. If you hang on it a little longer, you will see the sense in the whole. There is an underlying structure to it all.

This blog may be a compilation of thoughts on seemingly unrelated topics and a mere documentation of my life experiences but the whole of it makes for a proof that, though it may seem filled with random challenges, all of life makes sense.

Bear with me reader, there is method to my madness! So I hope you stick around, let’s enjoy this taste-testing journey together.


I am…the small i am by the grace of the great I AM.

Born in the incredible far east, @sassycare is living her happily ever after in the land down under.

I am an economist by degree, a finance analyst by profession.
In one of my dreams, I am a designer or an architect.

In following such dreams, I also became a floral designer.
If money’s not a problem, I’ll be a theater actress.
Ceterus paribus*, I am just a speck of dust floating along a backdrop of this fallen world of ours.

Despite that, I know God loves me.
and in my heart, I am a writer.

which I hope also goes for you.


*’ceteris paribus’ is a Latin phrase usually used in Economics. It literally means ‘all things unchanged’. In this context, it is used to refer to reality or status quo



Featured Photo’s Source: http://idesigniphone.com/colorful-lemons


39 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi sassycare! Thank you for following my blog! I just wanted to let you know that I love the first part of the “About” section (the part about how you came up with this blog). I am going through something very similar in my life… I am just starting a career that isn’t my dream career but I too, want to seek fulfillment in everything I do in my life. It’s great to see that you have the same perspective as me. I couldn’t help but follow back! I look forward to reading more of your posts! 😀


    1. Thank you, Kokoseyo! I really appreciate that and thank you for dropping by and following my blog, too. I hope not to disappoint you with the material I publish here. Judging by your blog, I know you are the smart-type so your affirmation means so much to me. 🙂

      Coincidentally, I just published a post on disappointment with such a situation yet again–about the ever hard-to-reach dream of having to do what you love doing and actually decently earning from it! It’s a comfort to know someone understands. 🙂

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  2. Hey Sassycare,
    I’ve nominated you for the Very inspiring blogger award. You may see it here: https://shrutiinsights.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/im-happy-and-i-know-it/
    If you choose to accept, which I hope you will you need to follow 4 rules. 1. Thank the blogger who nominated you. 2. List the rules and display the award. 3. Share seven facts about yourself. 4. Nominate (15) other amazing blogs and comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them.
    Keep writing and inspiring,


      1. I did find you on Facebook and was able to leave my comment there. 🙂 And for the record, I became your fan first! Thanks Neps for inspiring me with your blog and pursuit for Life Balance! 🙂 I’m thankful to be able to reconnect and learn about what you’ve been doing for the past 7 years! 🙂

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  3. I’m visiting your blog for the first time, and already adore it. You do a great job of balancing all your interests in one blog, and are also a very talented and compelling writer. Just the kind of touching/poetic/clever/fun/eloquent posts I like to read.

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    1. I am deeply touched by your message. Thank you, Kate! I feel blessed when I come across your post this morning. I know that articles about Christianity hardly become popular on this day and age so I admire those who pursue. I hope you continue on with this amazing endeavour. I will be following you through your reflections and walk in the faith. 🙂

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      1. Thank you, sassycare! You’re right about the popularity of Christian articles. To be honest, I was too cowardly for a while to even start that blog. 🙂 But now I will stick with it for the forseeable future. So cool to have support from all the way over in the great land of Australia!


    1. Thank you, Tom! It’s always a pleasure to come across pastors and more matured Christians in the blog world. I need to thank you more for sharing your thoughts than you need to thank me for following them. Keep blessing readers, Tom! God bless! 🙂

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    1. Hi Ashish & Charu! Are you economists, too? I am thrilled to meet you, um well in an ‘online’ kind of way! Travelling economists are so cool, I envy you guys! Thanks for dropping by. It’s my pleasure to inspire with my writing.

      Your blog is very lovely. It’s one of a few travel blogs where I really feel the personal touch in contrast to most which end up too ‘commercialised’.

      Riding with you as you explore more untraveled routes,

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      1. Sassycare,
        We too are thrilled to have discovered your blog & meet you (yeah though online).
        It’s great to know that you like Untraveled Routes & appreciate it too!!!
        That means so much.
        Well, we both are MBA with Finance specialization and work in the Banking industry but somehow not contented with the work we do. To be honest, we are on quest to be able to devise a lifestyle and career in which we are totally interested in 🙂 so far it has culminated in Travel, Photography and Writing, lets see…

        Cheers 🙂
        Ashish & Charu


      2. It’s very difficult to find complete satisfaction with Finance. I haven’t found anyone who pursues this field solely for the love of it. It’s more of a practical path. You are doing an awesome job treading the routes less travelled, not too practical in this commercialised world of ours but fulfilling. Thank you for sharing your story, keep inspiring finance wanderers like me! 🙂

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  4. I love your blog, especially the title and theme of squeezing flavored lemons, and the lovely photos. The layout is great, and I’ve enjoyed the content that I’ve read, so far.

    My life is also a little bit complex. You can get a flavor of it, and I know that you like flavours, by reading my short writings on Goodreads. I hope that they make you cry with laughter and your tummy aches pleasantly by the time you’ve finished laughing. They are all very short. Please leave comments, good or bad, as I can only improve through listening to criticism.


    1. Hello @Rechito! I’m the journey type more than the destination type. Maybe because I see all of it is a journey. The destination is just a milestone in the bigger picture of yet another journey going on from a wider perspective. Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

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    1. Hello @myschiefmanaged! Thank you much for nominating me for this award. I actually researched about it so all the more I appreciated it. Indeed, my blog is about different topics which qualifies me as a Versatile Blogger nominee. However, I could not display the badge in my little blog’s space. All I have is a side bar, my theme didn’t even afford me a header. 😦 Nonetheless please do accept my sincerest: thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂

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    1. Hello Iridescent Spirits! It’s been a while since our last ‘hello’. I haven;t thanked you yet for this nomination. I really appreciate that you like your blog. However, I’ve been wondering for a while where to put the badge in this little space of mine? I don’t have Title Bar and so everything’s smacked into my side bar which already seem very cluttered. So I decided not to display the award here. Though I have it in my heart! Again thank you so much and I miss having you here! 🙂

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