Discover These Fashion Magazines From Taiwan

Vogue Taiwan Vogue is known as the 'Fashion Bible' in the fashion industry.  Since the first VOGUE was published in the United States in 1892, it has a long history and is widely read internationally. Featuring the latest news on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, celebrity, entertainment, culture and style. Marie Claire Taiwan Marie Claire Taiwan features … Continue reading Discover These Fashion Magazines From Taiwan

22 Things I’ve Learned in 22 Years (Sort Of)

I find when I write articles on things I've learned from over the years, it's not literal in the sense that I've learned it exactly in those years, because I feel like learning is an ongoing journey. I still remember when I was 15, it was my favourite age. I'm not sure why, but at … Continue reading 22 Things I’ve Learned in 22 Years (Sort Of)

Fives Ways I Can Relate To Eva Green

It feels a little strange to write about a person you don't know and have never met, and the only way I feel that I can relate to Eva is from her films and interviews. I adore Eva as an actress, and I admire her in being so unashamedly herself and playing such interesting roles. … Continue reading Fives Ways I Can Relate To Eva Green

How To Buy Less And Support Ethical Fashion

We live in a consumer society where the media and advertising industry is telling us that we lack something in our lives, which can only be fulfilled through purchasing a product. In the Fashion Industry, fast fashion is constantly encouraging consumers to buy clothes they don't necessarily need. I've previously written about minimalism, because I … Continue reading How To Buy Less And Support Ethical Fashion

My Journey And Relationship With Food

I was watching the video below by It's Jcanana. I could relate to what she was saying, and it made me think of my own journey with food. As it's something so personal, it's easy for other's to think from the outside "Why should you be self conscious, you're quite slim." I really wanted to … Continue reading My Journey And Relationship With Food

The Art Of Writing On A Piece Of Paper

An action I appreciate so deeply is when someone takes the time to sit down to write a letter or a card. I find that there is somewhat a lost art of writing on a piece of paper, writing a letter to a loved one or making a card for someone. I appreciate a written … Continue reading The Art Of Writing On A Piece Of Paper

A New Zealander’s Story On Being Chinese

I finished reading Being Chinese - A New Zealander's Story by Helene Wong in two days, and it really made me think about my own background, experiences and thoughts on being a New Zealander. Wong was born in Taihape, with a mixture of second and third generation in her family, and in her book, she explores her … Continue reading A New Zealander’s Story On Being Chinese

The Way We Dress Affects How People Treat Us

Dressing well is a form of self care. I talked to a friend of mine, and we had a really interesting conversation about how we present ourselves, how people treat us when we dress well and she told me how she believes that dressing well is a form of self care. The words really stuck … Continue reading The Way We Dress Affects How People Treat Us

The Survival Guide To Living Without Your Phone

The title may sound slightly dramatic, but it's very common that most people couldn't leave the house without their phone or they aren't able to go without their phone for a day. It makes me think about when I was younger, we would normally ask our friends at school if they would like to come … Continue reading The Survival Guide To Living Without Your Phone

Life Is About The Journey Not The Destination

It's 11pm, and I'm normally an early sleeper, but I am currently writing this in my diary (which I thought I would now post on my blog). The words "It's about the journey, not the destination" rings so much truth. I think of when I used to perform, the hours of practice that one does … Continue reading Life Is About The Journey Not The Destination

The Skinny Frame In The Fashion Industry

Thin is always trending in the fashion industry. The dark side of the fashion industry includes the desire for a skinny frame. Growing up, I was called skinny, twig, thin and lean. The problem was that it was either said to me as a compliment or as a bad thing, and I was told to … Continue reading The Skinny Frame In The Fashion Industry

Instagram Diary And Life Without A Phone

How do you survive without your phone for a week? Leave the house without putting your phone in your bag. It was a wonderful experiment to try, after I read Womankind Magazine's post on the smartphone challenge. I realised when I didn't use my phone for a week, how much I didn't need it. Most of the … Continue reading Instagram Diary And Life Without A Phone

It’s All About Your Heart Not Your Scars

A beautiful soul was telling me about how true leaders are those who use their heart, their head and their gut. The most important one is the heart. She shared with me how she has spent so many years in the business industry, an industry dominated by men, and there is a sense of restriction … Continue reading It’s All About Your Heart Not Your Scars

My Skincare Journey From Acne To Clear Skin

When someone complimented me on my skin this week, I couldn't stop smiling. To me, it's like telling someone they have lovely eyes. It's just a part of you, whereas being complimented on makeup is a different matter since it's temporary. It's also because I went through so many ups and downs with my skin … Continue reading My Skincare Journey From Acne To Clear Skin

The Reason Asians Carry Umbrellas In The Sun

When I'm living in Taipei, I feel like it's completely normal to put up an umbrella when the sun is out. It's very common in many Asian countries, such as China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. On Summer days like today, the sun can be very harsh in Auckland, and I tend to use an umbrella … Continue reading The Reason Asians Carry Umbrellas In The Sun

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

It's important to look at what someone does, more than what they say. As you grow older, you realise the deeper meaning of the well known saying that actions speak louder than words. When I was younger, I was very trustworthy of what other people said, and I liked to think everyone was a good … Continue reading Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Growing Up As An Asian In New Zealand

Everyone has a different experience growing up, and we have a mixture of cultures in New Zealand. This is sort of a continuation of thoughts and experiences from my previous post here. A little background about me is that I was born and raised in New Zealand, and spent most of my life living by … Continue reading Growing Up As An Asian In New Zealand

Ethical Fashion And The Rise Of Consumer Culture

Clothes are one of the largest polluters in the world. There is so much we don't see from the clothes we wear, from the source of the fabric, where the cotton was grown, how much water was used to bring the piece of clothing to life, what environment the worker who sewed the piece of … Continue reading Ethical Fashion And The Rise Of Consumer Culture

The Driving Standards In Taiwan Need To Improve

In any city, driving safely and responsibly should always, always be an obvious requirement. I wanted to focus this article specifically on Taipei, because recently a very close person near and dear to my heart was nearly killed by a driver in Taipei after being hit. It is a huge, often overlooked and ignored aspect of … Continue reading The Driving Standards In Taiwan Need To Improve