The Life We Lived Before Social Media

The times have changed in how we interact with others on a daily basis. If you grew up before social media escalated and became increasingly popular, you'll remember how interactions were far different to how they are now. We used the telephone at home to talk to friends, we would go next door to play … Continue reading The Life We Lived Before Social Media

The Fringeless Life And Thoughts On Acne

If you asked me "So, how's life without a fringe?" I would reply "Oh it's really quite great, thank you." The photo below was when I dyed my hair for the first (and last) time, and I realised it wasn't for me soon after I started missing my natural black hair. Growing up, I had … Continue reading The Fringeless Life And Thoughts On Acne

How To Fall In Love With Yourself

Happy New Year to my dear fellow bloggers. Wishing you all a beautiful year ahead filled with wonderful memories, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me and following my online journey.  I was looking back at the first post I wrote in 2017, and it was a post about love. … Continue reading How To Fall In Love With Yourself

Cats In Fashion And Some Wandering Thoughts

I've been reading a book called Man Repeller, by Leandra Medine, and I simply love her quirky humour, honest voice and relatable tone of writing. Reading her words makes you feel like she's sitting beside you with a cup of coffee in one hand, and talking to you like you've been friends for as long … Continue reading Cats In Fashion And Some Wandering Thoughts

The To Do List We Should Tick Off Everyday

It was Boxing day yesterday, and as I walked in Albany shopping mall there was an ocean wave of people inside. There were big sale signs everywhere from 30, 50 to 70% off. It really confirmed my thoughts on how sales tend to cause us to over buy and perhaps too often it can make … Continue reading The To Do List We Should Tick Off Everyday

When You’re Asian And More Fluent In English

I was born and raised in New Zealand, and even though my grammar still has room for improvement (note my use of commas), English has always been one of my favourite subject at school. I love writing essays, reading novels and have always had a love of the language. My mother tongue is Chinese, as … Continue reading When You’re Asian And More Fluent In English

How To Consume Less And Live More Abundantly

We live in a consumer society that tells us that more is not enough, and that we are always constantly needing more. We need to update our technology, buy this product to be happy and wear this to fit in. There is so much clothing, technology, food and so forth that are disposed of in … Continue reading How To Consume Less And Live More Abundantly

The Wonderful Alternatives To Dairy Milk

After watching the documentary 'Cowspiracy' on Netflix, it really opened my eyes to the behind the scenes of the animal agricultural industry. It makes you realise how much advertising sways us away from the core truth, because within food advertisements, the food is taken and so far removed from the animal itself, that we don't … Continue reading The Wonderful Alternatives To Dairy Milk

The Lessons I’ve Learned From Driving

The first time you learn how to drive isn't quite as glamorous as Audrey in How to Steal a Million, but it was similar to the first time you learn to play an instrument, ride a bike or bake a cake. Although, perhaps not as simple as baking, unless there's some technical kneading involved. It … Continue reading The Lessons I’ve Learned From Driving

Changing From An INFJ To An ENFJ

I don't know what to say because I feel I am an introvert in many senses, but perhaps I'm a balance between an introvert and extrovert. Since 2013 I've take the personality test once a year, and each year it has always been INFJ even when I'd take it a second time just to double … Continue reading Changing From An INFJ To An ENFJ

The Tales Of Being A Ballet Flats Person

Are you more of a ballet flats person or heels person? When I think of who the queen of ballet flats, it has to be Alexa Chung herself. I love wearing thick heels sometimes, but if you asked me when I was in my teens I would of instantly said ballet flats. I remember a … Continue reading The Tales Of Being A Ballet Flats Person

Surround Your Life With Positive People

In our day to day lives, it may not always be possible to interact with positive people and even if we are a positive person ourselves, everyone has days where they feel under the weather. However, if we want to surround ourselves with positive friends, then we need to strive to be someone who is … Continue reading Surround Your Life With Positive People

How To Embrace Minimalism In Your Closet

The truth is I used to have many pieces of clothing that I never got around to wearing very often. I would buy a lot of clothes during the year, only to end up giving them away by the end of it. It makes me think back to how much I could of saved if … Continue reading How To Embrace Minimalism In Your Closet

When You Express Yourself Better In Writing

It was the end of another chapter yesterday, and I couldn't stop smiling after finishing the last exam of the year. I sat down with my friend to devour some delicious Japanese food, and we talked about something that I can deeply relate to, and I feel many people are able to relate to it … Continue reading When You Express Yourself Better In Writing

The Problem With Being A Friendly Person

Being kind and friendly is important, because it spreads positivity, and I'm sure we'd all prefer to engage with people who are kindhearted, caring, positive and understanding. Being friendly is never wrong, but there are certain times where I realise that it can be misinterpreted. I think often friendliness can be mistaken for flirting, especially … Continue reading The Problem With Being A Friendly Person

10 Reasons Why It’s Cool To Spend Time Alone

It seems timely to write this during exam period where I feel like I seem to be spending a lot of time on my own studying. Spending time in your own company is the peace and quiet we all need. Everyone will feel comfortable with different lengths of time spent alone. I find that spending … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why It’s Cool To Spend Time Alone

A Collection Of Thoughts Unrelated To Cats

It's that time of the year. I was looking back at the post from three years ago, and now it's also the last week of the semester. Although, I didn't eat a chocolate filled bun, I did eat something surprisingly savory with olive and oregano which is slightly nicer for my acne. To think back in … Continue reading A Collection Of Thoughts Unrelated To Cats

Daily Skincare Tips On Clearing Acne

There are several causes of acne including stress, certain foods, not getting enough sleep, hormones, using the wrong products, smoking, touching your face, long sun exposure and more. I've watched a ridiculous amount of videos on how to cure acne this year, and there seems to be a common pattern. Each person explains the products … Continue reading Daily Skincare Tips On Clearing Acne

Five Reasons To Improve Your Mandarin

It is New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2017 from 16-22 October, which is a initiative aimed at encouraging New Zealanders to discover more about the Chinese language and culture. There are many reasons why it's great to learn or improve your Mandarin, as not only is it one of the most beautiful languages, but it is … Continue reading Five Reasons To Improve Your Mandarin

The Places That Feel Like Home To You

Home is a feeling. It's a place that we feel a sense of belonging, comfort, familiarity, love and shelter. The fresh countryside air, freshly cut grass, a cat laying in the sun and the warmth of a Summer's day make me think of home. Perhaps certain memories make us feel at home or certain places, but … Continue reading The Places That Feel Like Home To You