Tuesday, October 11, 2016


There are a lot of brands and personalities out there who unethically exploit the sources of our self-doubt for business purposes in order to stay relevant. Consequentially, we as consumers might get lulled into a false sense of security and think that these brands or people actually care about us and that they can relate to our body-image/skin/etc. problems. 

So to reiterate: when brands or personalities milk the insecurities of women/consumers by disguising themselves as empowering figures for women, it's just damn wrong.

(but sian, I love H&M ughhhhh)

Sunday, October 09, 2016


It's already October.
That's fast.

Before we know it, it'd be 2017 wew.

My best friend, Shamo, told me awhile back that she's started writing again. Hoho, Shamo and I practically grew up together. We spent most of our formative years with each other. We've been friends for more than 10 years now, which is really amazing considering how selective I am with my human interactions. So Shamo has started writing recently, purely for her own personal pleasure. For some unexplainable reason, I'm really happy for her. I have been in a rut about writing and to see someone writing again kinda inspires me to do the same.

I haven't been as motivated as I had about writing and that sucks. I loved writing.

Quite awhile back, I met a good friend of mine from poly. We hadn't met in such a loooong time. Usually after you graduate, it'd be hard to keep in touch if you don't do it regularly enough. Chances are that if you ask a skeptical person, like myself, from out of the blue, he or she would probably think that you've some insurance policy scheme up your sleeves.

All that aside, I can't deny that it's actually really pleasant and nice to catch up with old friends, be they from primary school or a tertiary institution. Seeing how much they have changed and grown with time reminds me how much time has just passed right before my eyes //whoosh//

I'm graduating end of this year!!!! sRsly.... can't wait!! If you're in the same boat as I am, hang in there!!

----------- then again, at the same time, I really don't want to adult.
Google: How to stall adulthood

It didn't feel like it was too long ago when I was deciding what to do or where to go after poly and now, I'm at the same crossroad again. Most of my friends have just started their full-time job. It's crazy to think that for most of my life from this point on, it'd be possibly dedicated to only work. Monday to Friday, repeat. 

A few weeks back, over dinner, Ming told his family that he'll be applying for a social media manager role for this society club in school. Everyone was very supportive. So, am I!

Then, it just hit me how social media managers are given more respect and credit when bloggers, essentially, do the same thing if not more. Then again, yeah the rise of informal and unconventional occupations such uber drivers or bloggers might have robbed or discounted the rite of passage some have gone through to get where they are today i.e. driving 10 years to be a registered taxi driver.

Sidenote: Yi Ming did exceptionally well for the interview that they offered him a committee role hooray! Good job, babe. Proud of you!!


Unlike last summer, this summer I didn't do much. Ming was busy with his internship and I spent my time with him in Singapore. We did, however, travel to Bali. 

If you remember my old entry on Bali, you'd probably pick up the vibe that I didn't quite like Bali.... BUT this time round, I must say I really enjoyed every bit of Bali, so much so that I went twice!! 

I managed to check something off my bucket list this year: try surfing. If you haven't, you should. If you think you can't, think about how Irina can and therefore, YOU can too. 

Here's another good news: Same time last month (9/9/16), Ming and I turned two (!!).

As we were just speaking about time earlier, it is even more evident now how it flies. It's funny how it feels like I just knew him not too long ago, yet on the other hand, it also feels like I have known him forever.

Ming is big on dates. He makes an effort to celebrate each of our monthsaries and yes, of course, our anniversaries too. He's a romantic like that, which is really cute. Once, he got upset because I didn't appear very keen on celebrating our monthsary.

I understand his frustrations because I would have been upset too, if I feel that my partner is not matching up to my level of excitement when it comes to celebrating our union. Ming then asked, "Have you always been like that?"

To which, I said, "No."

In fact, I celebrated all of my monthsaries in my previous relationship. Not because I loved more then, but I didn't think my past relationship would make it far. The longevity of the relationship actually surprised me. I was celebrating because I knew I was holding onto something short-lived. I was grasping for every elusive thread that I could hold onto to keep it going.

And now, "Ming, I don't seem so excitable purely because it doesn't surprise me at all that we can make it past each month. I'm excited for the years to come with you."

Flea................ sorry guys, it's been difficult trying to find the right place to host you guys! Trust me that I want this flea to happen as soon as possible, I no longer have space for new clothes. I'm travelling this winter and I need space to store these thick and fluffy babies. 

Ming and I wanted to host it at our place but the thought of you guys travelling all the way to us, pains us. So bear with me while we find a place to fit everything and everyone and have fun together!!!!

Sorry for the lack of update but this is the last semester!
Nonetheless, I really appreciate you guys popping every now and then and checking in on me. 
♥ You guys are the sweetest