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.
Wow, I can’t believe another year just went by, again. On every New Year’s day, I like to do some self-reflection and come up with my New Year’s resolutions. It feels like it was only yesterday that I was sitting at my desk and typing out my 2016 year in review.
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.
2016 was a lukewarm year for me because it wasn’t exactly empowering or incredibly eye-opening and amazing because I think I went through all that in 2015 where I went through a year of self-discovery and self-love. 2016 was more of the year of improvements for me. A year where I try to make positive changes in my life and gain things that would add to the quality of my everyday life. However, it wasn’t a huge success but it wasn’t a total failure as well, which is why I call it a lukewarm year. It’s not cold, but it’s not that hot either. It was pretty much in between, some good things happened and some bad things happened. Where should I begin?
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.