I shared about ikigai the other day. Here are some other beautiful and interesting words I stumbled upon while I was thinking of a catchy name for my website. (Of course that was before I finally decided to use my own name)

Sobremesa (Spanish) –  Time spent in conversation and relaxation after a meal

Schadenfreude (German) – A feeling of enjoyment that comes from other person’s misfortune

Razbliuto (Russian) – Describes the feeling a person has for someone he once loved. (Ouch! The one that got away)

Eudaimonia (Greek) – a contented state of being happy, healthy and prosperous

Kairos (Greek) – the perfect delicate, crucial moment; the fleeting rightness of time and place that creates the opportune atmosphere for action, words, or movement

Hygge (Danish) – enjoying life’s simple pleasures (such as a nice conversation with friends over a meal or drinks)

Tsundoku (Japanese) – Buying books and leaving them lonely and unread. Yikes. Who’s guilty?

Tartle (Scottish) – Hesitating while introducing someone because you forgot their name! (Synonym: Me?)

Komorebi (Japanese) – sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees (perfect for instagram!)

Virago (Latin) – strong, brave or warlike woman

Meraki (Greek) – to do something with soul, creativity, or love

Jayus (Indonesian) – a joke so poor told and so unfunny that one cannot help but laugh (“Uy friend, jAYUS yan ah!” Lol)

Culaccino (Italian) – the mark left on a table by a cold glass (Is it just me, but the word sounds like a yummy dish?!)

And let’s not forget our very own….

Kilig (Filipino) – romantic excitement

Gigil (Filipino) – trembling or gritting of the teeth in response to a situation that overwhelms your self control. In short, it’s an irresistible urge to squeeze something (or someone?) cute (or sometimes, irritating. Haha)