In May, I booked a one-way ticket to Bangkok and set foot on the most visited city in Southeast Asia. I had very little planned for the trip but I was sure of eating lots of Thai food, visiting monumental sites filled with history and culture and a lot of tuk tuk riding.
It is officially May 2017 and that means it’s my birthday month! Birthdays are some of my favourite things to celebrate, especially when I’m being showered by my favourite brands (thanks loyalty programmes!). While I wait to redeem free movie tickets from GSC and a birthday gift from Sephora, I thought I should make a birthday wishlist. These are just some of the things I don’t mind receiving, even though I know the only person who’s gonna gift me these things is myself. I am very into make-up and skincare, we all know this. And now that I’m earning my own money and I can afford a few things myself, I’ve become addicted! There’s just something about skincare and make-up that makes my heart leap with joy, especially when I see some of the most beautiful swatches in the world. It’s a love affair for sure! I have a few luxury items in here too, things that are pretty out of reach but I like to dream anyway. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get into the list.
If you don’t know, I’m an avid Youtube watcher. I go on Youtube and watch videos almost every single day. In June 2016, thanks to Joan Kim and Edward Avila, I was introduced to the k-beauty world on Youtube, a world that I didn’t know existed. I’ve always known that k-beauty was a thing but I didn’t know it in depth; I didn’t know what was it all about, the products and what makes it so special compared to your regular western beauty industry. Once I opened the door to the k-beauty world, there was no way out. I’m officially addicted.
Hello, happy new year! I know I’ve been absent especially during the new year. While everyone was busy sharing their new year’s resolutions and yearly round-up, I was roaming the streets of Seoul and breathing the cold winter air. This trip meant a lot to me because it was my me time. I contemplated on bringing my dSLR so I can blog about everything but I felt like that would take away most of my experience. As much as I would like to be an active blogger and juggle two devices (vloggers juggle three!) and three to four apps at the same time but I really wanted to take the time to zone out and clear my head for the new year. I did post regularly on Insta-story (I had to exclude Snapchat because again, too much work) so I really hope you didn’t miss that! I wanted to do a mini vlog to post on Instagram, like the ones I did for Matang Wildlife, Annah Rais and Penang but vlogging on my phone would take up a lot of my battery within a few hours so I wanted to avoid that.
I have been quite MIA for the past few months. I was looking through my archives the other day and saw the horrible decline of blog entries that I’ve posted since May and I don’t have any excuses for you guys. I used to be really good about posting, creating content and finding the balance between school, work and my blog. However, I basically just did not have my life put together and I still don’t have it together. My life’s a mess, that’s something I have to admit.
I’ve just been studying, doing my homework, assignments; things that I’ve mentioned time and time again. Because it’s my last semester, I decided to socialise more and make the most out of my time with my friends at school. I normally, never socialise with my schoolmates but the past semester, I just thought, why not? So, that’s what I did. We’ve been out for karaoke, play bowling, going food tasting and a bunch of other stuff. One of my friends, Aisyah, left for the UK to pursue her Degree. At some point, I was super jealous but then I realize that we all have our own journey and our own path to follow in life and if going to the UK is not my path, then it’s totally fine.
Due to my wanderlust tendencies, I haven’t been doing a lot of shopping because I’m constantly trying to save money for my travel adventures. Spending is, however, inevitable so I do allow myself to splurge and spend some money on clothes and make-up. Since I don’t usually have the time to go to a mall and carefully browse through racks and racks of clothes at physical stores, I prefer doing my shopping online. Especially when I live in Kuching and we don’t have a variety of brands to choose from.
Speaking of brands, Topshop is like one of my favourite clothing brands because they always have really cute stuff from formal wear to casual wear and I just can’t help but fall in love with almost everything that they have. Their collections are always so on point! I remember I used to browse through Topshop online all the time and I would actually buy a few things but they would take so long to reach my doorstep because Topshop ships from the UK. Luckily, now Topshop is on Zalora and I can easily get a few Topshop goodies every time a new collection comes out.