30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 30

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Hey, I’m on my last day of the challenge! Frankly, I’m quite proud of myself for completing this despite having delayed a few of the posts. Also, my site has received over 10 000 views! Thank you all for visiting my site, it means a lot to me. It’s not much but I never expected my travel posts to receive this much attention. Whoooop!

Day 30: “Your Hopes For Your Blog”

Photography-wise, I’ve sort of have been (unsuccessfully) saving up for a canon 70D DSLR. I’ve not been able to use my 400D because it’s really old and I have been having loads of trouble using it for the past year. I hope to spend more time improving on my photography skills and play around with my DSLR more often.

In the future, I hope to incorporate more travel and lifestyle posts into my blog. My trip to South Korea last year provided me with a lot of opportunities to blog about my experience there and also to share my thoughts about the places that I’d visited while I was there. I think I could do the same while I’m in Singapore but I’m lacking inspiration most of the time.

I also wish to make more acquaintances via my blog or other travel sites. I think that would be great.

 

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 29

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Day 29: “A Confession”

I think that I know myself very well, and I tell others how I am like when it comes to topic. Most of the time, I’m pretty sure that I know myself well enough but occasionally, I think I don’t know myself that well at all. There are those rare few people who can see through the facade that I wear, a side of me that I can’t show to others because I can’t seem to convey my thoughts and feelings into words better than how I have always been doing. Perhaps it has turned into a habit that stuck with me and I can’t change it. Probably even my close friends don’t know that side of me. Someday, I hope to find someone who knows me so well that it’ll shock even me.

Diane-35

I’ve been battling acne throughout my teenage years and I’ve had enough of it. The last dermatologist I visited prescribed me another round of antibiotics for my recent acne-flare up (note that years ago when I was in my mid-teens, he gave me months of the same kind of antibiotics) and I think it just wasn’t working out for me anymore. Antibiotics helped me out only for a while but after one course, my face and body would flare up with acne again. Also, being on long-term antibiotics led to side effects such as vomiting.

I was recommended Accutane (isotretinoin), a class of retinoid, by a friend but it was a pretty strong drug. Instead, my family doctor convinced me to try out Diane-35 to help control my acne problem. By now, I pretty much know that my skin issue is caused by hormonal imbalance so well, no harm giving this drug a try.

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 28

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Day 28: “Most Embarrassing Moment”

I’m determined to see this challenge to the end!

Nothing comes to mind immediately. Embarrassing moments happen to me loads of time but I’m quite glad that I don’t remember them well. I don’t know about the most embarrassing one, but off the top of my head… tripping over my own foot (but I usually manage to catch myself phew), accidentally dipping my toes in leftover nachos cheese in the cinema and my jumper hooking on a zip of some random dude’s bag.

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 27

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Being sick has been a real bitch and I’m constantly frustrated at how weak my immune system is for me to be ill so often. I think my line of work and work schedule robbed me of having decent rest to recover completely and I’ve been battling flu, fever, cough and sore throat for the past damn week. My flu medication has been messing up my body clock too. Boooooooo.

Enough of my rants. To make up for not faithfully sticking to the 30 day blogging challenge, I’m doing two days today. :)

Day 27: “What’s In Your Closet”
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After a month of not keeping my closet clean, this post gave me a wake up call on how much I needed to clear out old clothes that I never wear to give way to new clothes. I mentally face-palmed myself after realising how messy my closet was. Goodness. I have this side of me that absolutely can’t stand it when things are unorganised. I then spent the rest of my afternoon tidying up my closet, taking out old clothes and resting. These pictures are horrendous and shaky. I can’t wait to get a new camera and possibly invest in a tripod.

Toodles!

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 26

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Day 26: “Your Hidden Talent”

I don’t think I have one.. unless you count being very organised as a talent. I have an interest in interior designing but I don’t think I’ve a hidden talent in that aspect either. I can cook and bake a little, perhaps I have some talent in following recipes well and not messing it up. That’s about it, teehee.

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 25

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Day 25: “Your Biggest Regret”

That would probably be not studying smart and hard enough during my secondary school days. Back then I wasn’t able to catch up with school work and was lagging behind my peers (at least, that was what I felt). I want to  go back and tell my 16-year-old self that I should learn to prioritise my time well and not to put so much pressure on myself. I wish I was able to achieve in secondary school like what achieved in my fifth semester in polytechnic – I pulled my grades up from C to D average to an A to B average. However, I also want to tell my 16-year-old self that grades aren’t everything, that I can excel and succeed in other aspects and not necessarily what the Singapore education system or society defines success to be.

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 24

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Happy Chinese New Year everyone! I was so drowsy on my flu medication that I was knocked out cold in bed hahahahaha.

Day 24: “What Attracts You (In Love)”

I stumbled upon this article on huffingtonpost.com titled “The 11 Most Attractive Things Men Do Without Realizing”. I’m totally agreeable with all that’s on the list. It’s the little things that count!

 

1. Be kind, especially to strangers. Whether that’s tipping the delivery guy extra when it’s raining, pulling over to help someone with car trouble or holding the door open for someone with their hands full. (I shall add here: must be kind to waiters.) As one user wrote, “Catching you doing something that shows your character… sexiest thing ever.”

2. Laugh out loud. Because who isn’t attracted to someone who finds joy and humor in the world? For one Redditor, “Genuine, uncontrollable laughter makes me want to kiss them.”

3. Roll up their shirtsleeves. Redditors love forearms, which are “the equivalent of boobs for women” and “swoon-worthy.”

4. Go gooey-eyed. The way someone looks at you can be very telling. One Redditor loves “When [your partner's] eyes get all sparkly when they first see you” — who wouldn’t?

5. Speak passionately. Commenters on the thread were in agreement that the topic is less important than the way they talk about or argue for it. One user wrote: “When my [significant other] talks excitedly about anything he cares about, even if it isn’t really one of my interests, it is insanely attractive to me.”

6. Hold a conversation. Being able to make “intelligent conversation” is a seriously underrated point of attraction. (For anyone who needs help, there’s an app for that.)

7. Concentrate hard. “I love the look a guy has on his face when he is trying to figure something out,” one user wrote. No know-it-alls required.

8. Cook. One Redditor explained how watching her partner cook was a huge turn-on:

I f**king LOVE watching my boyfriend cook. I can stand there and watch him all day long. He’s bustling around, chopping veggies and putting dry rub on meats and stirring things around in a pan, all confident and sure-like. He thinks he’s just making dinner. What he doesn’t know is that by the time the meal is ready, after watching him be so competent and unself-conscious and focused on making the food, I want to rip his clothes off and have my way with him first, and eat dinner later.

9. Use eye contact, “especially when there’s a bunch of pretty girls around.” Knowing that someone is giving you their full attention is a huge plus.

10. Be thoughtful. One user appreciates a guy “sending a text out of the blue to say you’re thinking of me or sending a text in regards to something I said in passing.” Forwarding an article you think might interest someone, remembering a difficult anniversary or wishing someone luck at a big meeting — all small things that make a huge difference.

11. Hug from behind. According to one user, “It’s cute, and it makes us feel safe.” And who doesn’t like hugs in general?

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Let me go ahead and add a few more:

12. Love animals. I love a guy who loves his pets. It’s especially adorable when they coo dogs/cats.

13. Put effort into grooming/dressing up. Nothing fancy required really, but looking sloppy when we’re out is a major turn off.

14. Forehead kisses. For when I’m feeling sad/lonely/bitter/sad, a kiss on my forehead makes me feel loved and cared for.

 

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 23

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It’s Chinese New Year eve and I’m still sick… crashed in bed last night and forgot about day 23. I actually had to work half a day today but I refuse to be sick throughout this festive season, so I decided to rest up at home and have a Pretty Little Liars marathon on my macbook.

Day 23: “If You Won The Lottery…”

I would put at least half of my winnings into some sort of bond to let the interests accumulate or some other investment. Hey, I’ve got to think ahead.

I would buy myself a Canon 1D DSLR and photograph my travels to places I’ve wanted to go around the world. I’d do a lot of shopping and eating along the way.

Lastly, I would donate a part of my winnings to animal shelters and buy my parents a comfortable home to retire in. Maybe start up a bakery or cafe? That’d be cool.

That’s if the prize money was like 10 million dollars.

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 22

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Day 22: “Your Worst Habits”

Off the top of my head..

1.  Snapping at my mom almost instantly at the slightest irritation from her. I’m not as appreciative of my family than I think I should be.

2. Easily obsessed with an idea or person. I might just be mildly delusional.

3. Living an unhappy lifestyle, having a behaviour that leaves me angry, worried, or stressed all of the time. I’m trying my best to stay cool and manage situations a little better, should they emerge in the future.

4.  A super awkward duck when being around people that I’m unfamiliar or uncomfortable with.

5. Biting wooden spoons or the ends of pens.

6. Dyeing my hair.

7. Consuming a lot of sweets and chocolates.

8. Talking to myself, especially when I’m working.

9. Comfort shopping.

10. Drinking too much coffee and tea.

11. Not getting enough sleep every night.