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Story Time + Book Review | 这样的距离刚刚好

8.18.2017


Story time! 
Today I'm going to talk about this book that's written by one of my high school junior (Her name is 陈安时), and she's also a writer at Goody25.com! (suddenly have this odd realization of what have I achieved LOL)

Anyways, it's a short and sweet high school puppy love story. It's too cute that I keep smiling the whole time reading it. I've brought it to my Krabi trip thinking it's thin and it's an easy read; also I wasn't expecting myself to like it so much since I've only bought it to support her, BUT I LOVE IT. 
It was a really good conversation starter for me and Joe as well hehe! I read it all when we were stuck in a cafe due to the rain and finished off the book on the beach (omg best feeling ever, can visualize or not)

While I'm reading, I have a lot of flashbacks on my 'first boyfriend' because we're from Chong Hwa as well. I could really visualize what she's writing since she's writing her true story. awwwww. 
So, I'll tell you a little story about my first love back in high school *cringe cringe*


Mega throw back to when I was 15, we were liking each other a lot. So it all started with SMS-ing as well (it's so expensive T_T). 
There's this one fine day, it was a Saturday. I remember it so well because I need to stay back at the hostel while waiting for my parents to pick me up. It wasn't a very happy day because I wanted to hang out with them, but couldn't. 

Then we sms-ed as usual. 
"where are you" 
"at the hostel, waiting for my parents to come pick me up :("
"what time are they coming?"
"in another few hours I think"
...
"where are you? I'm here" 

yeap, he walked back all the way (we got no car ok so everything is full effort one haha). We were walking on the jogging track and having some great conversations. I forgot how many rounds we walked. Then out of a sudden he held me hand and yup... there you go (so drama)
We basically had to let go of our hands whenever we reach in front of buildings, and hold hands again whenever we reach the back of the building. LOL. It's so funny and ridiculous. 

This little cute yet funny relationship lasted for almost a year and a half. We moved on. To be honest, he was a really sweet and funny guy. We're in good terms and it's something that I would think back and still laugh at those little funny moments. 

Hope you're having a good week so far! I'll be back in Ipoh this weekend for work and coming back again for work T_____T Sometimes I ask myself why make myself so tired but let's do this! We can do this! *hypnotizing myself* 


Surrounding yourself with the right people

8.16.2017

I'm trying to pick up writing as a habit of mine so I'm trying to write everyday. If not, every other day. A lot say blogging is dead but I don't believe so. It still consist a bunch of people who likes creating content and writing. For whatever reasons, I still love this little passion and I don't want my blog to be overcrowded with products reviews/collaboration. 

Today we're touching on the topic of surrounding ourselves with the right people. I was away from home and away from the crowd that I love for about a year. Being away from them didn't seems like a big deal UNTIL I'm back. 

I could see how big of the difference it is. I was working hard far away yet I do not have a couple of people that I meet every now and then where we share and inspire each other. Don't get me wrong, my colleagues there are amazing as well! But because of our working schedule and job scope, it is seldom we get to hang around and meet up. As time passes by, I didn't know I was drowning into a very boring routine, which I did not like at all. 


This evening, I met up with my two best friends and we literally just talked for 3 hours! It's nothing like gossips (well, a bit la here and there we're girls ma), but I feel so much inspired and motivated right after. When you surround with people that are encouraging (AND HONEST TO YOU), you'll feel pumped up. I'm having so much courage in what I want to achieve now! 

At this age, I've learned to discard people from my lives. Not that I'll confront them and say "bye I gtg let's not contact"; I'll distant myself from people that I constantly feel demotivated and down when I'm with them. Even if it breaks my heart to do so, it's necessary for my wellbeing and mental health. It's important to take care of yourselves first. 


That's it for today. It's midnight and I have to wake up early so, good night! 
(p/s: I'm thinking what to call this kind to chit-chatty post. Suggestions?)

First Impression | Barbie Eyesland

8.13.2017


Hello y'all! I just got home from Ipoh and am settling down but! I remember I promised to give you more on my FIRST IMPRESSION series, so let's get this done! 

Today we're touching on contact lenses. Let me brief you on my eyes situation:
I have a rather sensitive eyes. So all of the doctors and eye care professional advice me not to use colour contact lens. A few years back I had a very serious eye infection from Viper challenge because of the long hour dirt and germs exposure to my eyes. IT WAS A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. I thought I was going to go blind T_T therefore, I'm extra careful with eyecare. 

Since I've distance myself from color lenses, I've never really purchased them unless they are sent to me. I genuinely review them as I know how important it is to take good care of your eyes! so, here goes!


These color lenses are from Barbie Eyesland. I love how they packaged it with thorough instruction.  These color lenses are also made in Korea. I'll give a detailed review for the brand at the end.





COLOR 1: OH MY MOON GREY 14.5mm
" I LOVE THESE! I just love how it gives a very mysterious feel my look and it instantly spice up all my selfies! I put on a warmed tone eye makeup just to balance the coolness the grey. But, really! I love it so much!"



COLOR 2: OH MY DARLING BROWN 15mm
"This really did enlarged my eyes without giving too much attention. For a subtle look, I paired it with a slightly pinkish eye makeup so it gives a more playful look to it."



COLOR 3: OH MY CRYSTAL VIOLET 14.5mm
"I've always love violet/pink contact lenses as they give a very lovely vibe to the look. I went for violet and it instantly make the look more interesting. I just put on eyeliner and mascara to keep it simple."



||Overall review||

Comfort: With my eyes background, I got a little irritation on my eyes. Probably because it doesn't enough water content which is something I look heavily on. I usually wear contact lenses for long hours (sometimes more than 8 hours which I know, I'm not supposed to), so these were a little drying. 

Aesthetic: All three colors are amazing! I'm so in love with the grey one especially! Makes me look so much like angmoh haha! If it has a higher water content, I would definitely wear these all the time!

Price: RM25 per pair. How much can I ask for! For the price, I would say it is a good pair of lenses!

I would wear them to make my look more interesting if it's just for a short event but if I have a whole day of events, I'll go for my bi-weekly or daily disposable ones. I'll do an eyecare video/blogpost soon! But for RM25 per pair I would definitely repurchase to wear it for fun (for short hours) just to spice up my look. hehe


Where to get: 
Contact: Wechat / Whatapsps📞 011-33333010


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What's next?

8.10.2017

Hey everyone. You might have know that Roots Dance Drama has finally come to an end. I'm so grateful, and it's beyond words. I wake up everyday feeling like it was a dream, yet I've accomplished such an amazing project with so many talented people! While I'm contained with so much joy and gratefulness, I'm also busy with the transition back to KL. 

A lot of you asked me: What are you going to do next? 

I don't really know. I know what I want, but I don't have a solid answer yet. 

However, I don't feel as fearful as I am when I came down to Ipoh a year ago. 


This one year experience has taught me that, it's ok to not know what's gonna happen next. 

To be very honest, I was training my dance, and practicing so much before this. I always thought it was just an outlet for me to relieve stress, and it was just a hobby. I never know dancing would bring me this far. Before coming to Ipoh, my only idea was to try out different career options. But throughout the one year, I've met great people, the special someone, and also fulfilled my dream. 

I'm sure Roots Dance Drama is not end but a beginning for me to do more.