Dear Universe:

for the high, high heights we strive to reach,


for soul songs, kindred spirits and serendipitous days,


for those who smile despite their circumstances,


Thank you.


Gratitude is the key to happiness.

I am thankful for who I am; for what I have seen, felt, and loved. It’s easy to lose ourselves amidst the chaos of life. Through Dear Universe posts, I remind myself to take time every day to slow down, appreciate, and enjoy the beauty of each moment.

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All my love, joy & happy thoughts to you! <3

~ Sufey

Spirit | Destiny



Beauty lies in a spirit come alive, in the way light

cascades out our eyes

and things begin to grow.

Things like heart, art and soul.




What is more beautiful than a girl who feeds her spirit first?




For a full spirit can’t hide;

it pours out of souls the way

rainbows pour out of the grey.




So inhale in the fire of desire.

Let it fuel you,

feed you,

free you.




~ Sufey



3rd degree black belt & taekwondo champion

Today, I’ll climb over mountains!



I’ll climb over mountains!

I’ll spill down hills

and beam up streams

and kiss

and cry

and live my dreams

and if I fall

I’ll laugh and sigh

and laugh some more

and split

my seams

and try



~ Sufey

Dear Future Me



Dear future me,

I love you.

You are one honey-dewdrop of a lucky girl! Don’t forget that.

I hope you still squeal when you see rainbows and dance around naked at sunset while peacocks caw to the didgeridoo. (And if none of those things are around, I hope you imagine it and shake your booty anyways.)

I hope you still do yoga in health food stores and knock over boxes of raw cacao. I hope you still stuff yourself with gogi berries and mangos and climb every tree and car you see and start swordfights in the middle of flea markets. Hiiiiyah!

I hope you still hold hands with your soul sister and walk into gas stations singing songs you made up at the top of your lungs.

I hope you still talk to strangers in a Southern-Chinese accent and tell them about your prosperity meditations. Har Har Har Har. Hey, they worked. 😉

I hope you take your hugs seriously- at least one a day for optimum health! The more the better though. Hugs are healing!

I hope you never forget when you cried tears of joy for the first time, out here by the ocean. You stood on that rock by that statue of Buddha and screamed “thank you” to the divine Goddess. I hope you always say thank you.

I hope you see the beauty in every moment, because everything we see is just a reflection of who we are. Remember that.

Last of all, I hope you don’t take life too seriously. If you don’t make it this lifetime, just try for the next. You’ve got a couple more centuries at least.

Follow your bliss. Give love. Trust in god. Good things will come.


A film made with love by Sufey. (Youku version for those in China!)

Guitar – Allowah Lani
Didgeridoo – Talia Yeckle
Drums – Ali Gardella
Shaker – Meridith Tuttle

Photos & videos by Sufey except those of me. Credit goes to dear friends Talia Yeckle, Allowah Lani, Lila Land, Manos Moschopolous, Wil Fundal, Manuel Adams, Elise Dudley & Pearl Loerke!

Kisses to the blessed souls of Spirit of Aloha who left such a beautiful loveprint on my heart!




Poem, Voice & Film – Sufey
Ukelele – Allowah Lani
Guitar – Hanna Leigh
Drums – Ali Gardella
Rattle – Meredith Tuttle

Rain is just rain
until you dance in it.
Surrender to its kisses,
its pitter patter
soft as a child’s footsteps
in the morning silence.

Rain is just rain
until you open your eyes
to see the magical life
it creates.

God cries for seeds to sprout
for petals to bloom
for rivers to flow
and so must we.
Tears are good for the soul.

And when we’re done,
the rainbow will come.
So many colours from one light,
one spirit, one whole.
We are one.

Golden Souls

Twenty-two years ago, mama & baba eloped and left for the Americas. They were poor then, but they always believed that life was rich. For their anniversary today, my brothers and I wrote this song as a gift.

We grew up loved and they taught us to love. Thank you for giving us everything.


Golden Souls (Youku version for those in China!)

Golden Souls

Lyrics & Piano – Sufey Chen
Voices – Sufey & Simon Chen
Sound – Sam Watkinson

Don’t need gold cause I’m rich in soul
Got the childish dreams that never grow old
Don’t need fame cause you know my name
Together we’ll look pretty in this picture frame

Love the moment, just live it and lose it
Tiptoe soft cause our footsteps fade
Love the moment, just live it and lose it
Can’t catch a melody and make it stay

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
May all beings everywhere be happy and free,
May the thoughts, words and actions of my own life
Contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all

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