Personal List on Living Through a Pandemic


Nothing fluffy. Just keeping on a list of what keeps me sane. Some people cook, read, having a deep conversation with their loved ones, or bingeing on series. While those are the things that I enjoy in normal circumstances, I surprisingly found those triggering during these times. So here’s what I’ve been doing:

  • Taking a shower every morning
  • Doing my skincare routine
  • Doing yoga for 10 minutes every morning
  • Put on my favorite perfume
  • Putting on makeup even when I don’t go anywhere
  • Setting up a fixed time to work
  • Setting up a specific table as my workplace
  • Writing
  • Coloring, without being committed to it
  • Watching youtube videos
  • Taking care of a stray kitten and her mother
  • Admitting that this is a hard time
  • Getting in touch with my feelings
  • Accepting negative feelings as the new normal
  • Blocking all the advice ‘to stay positive and stay productive’
  • Venting out and crying to those who would listen every now and then

I will keep updating this, and if you’re willing to, please do share yours as well.

2019 Reflection


2019 was one hell of a roller coaster ride. I was convinced that I got behind in the race of life then realizing, life is not a running track. I ticked quite a bunch of ‘firsts’. My acne cleared up for one whole month then decided to come back. I also managed to save up for a trip to Japan but decided to save the money instead of going.

One resolution I did fulfill this year: to read more books. 1 per month to be exact. Only two of them are heavy reads, but at least 5 of them are quite profound.

All of them will take me to where I want to be. I am thankful that for the whole 2019 I get to work promoting something I really believe in: reading.

Image: Reading by the Edge of the Marsh. Dennis Perrin (via: tumblr)


Just Put it Simply

It's that Simple-2

Googling for quotes is part of my day job. One day, aimlessly browsing through ‘inspirational quotes’ to be made as social media content, I stumbled upon an article about Richard Feynman, a physicist nicknamed ‘The Great Explainer’ because he managed to explain the concept of the universe with a glass of wine. It instantly got me intrigued. I only ended up reading that article and didn’t actually dig too deep, but boy did that spoke to me on a spiritual level.

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Early Onset of Quarter Life Crisis

Warning: Shizz about to get real. Skip along if you’re prone to get nauseated from too much feelings.

I used to think that once I am in my 20’s, life would be different. I would already be living my dreams, picking off the fruit of my works and accomplishments. However, here I am. Still living in the same place I used to live in, spending most of my times sleeping or commuting just like how it used to. To top it off, I’m even working on the kind of job I once dread to ever be doing.

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The “Shut up and do it” Agreement

I sign this agreement with the latest photo of myself

I hereby sign this agreement with the latest photo of myself

I’m known to make far too many plans. In fact, i’m great at making plans. But to actually execute it is a whole other story. I’m always, too tired, too distracted, too stressed-out, too broke, too busy –and too tangled in a lot other things but the plan itself. Sounds a lot like an excuse i know, because it actually is.

However, i figured that if i made a written form of said plans (and better yet publishing it), i’m left with no other choice but to do it. So as an attempt to tell myself to just “Shut up and do it” here are some things from my bucket list i’m going to get done by next year.

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1It feels as if i only turn my head for one second, and the next thing i know it’s already June. I was taking a little break and the next thing i know I haven’t really post anything real on this blog since October. I wast also just a freshman in university with exciting view of life, and before i know it, my thesis is due in several days. It’s thrilling to experience how fast time flies. So, in the midst of writing my final thesis and freshly chopped hair, i would like to say hello. Again. Continue reading

Pick a Wang

alexanderwangxhm-runway--46-vogue-17oct14-pr_bNow that November 6 is approaching, i can already hear fashion enthusiasts all over the world chanting “AW x HM”* in unison. Yeah, that actually happens, or maybe it’s just me spending too much time stalking #AlexanderWangxHM on every social media platforms, until my consciousness gets all blurred out.

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2My quest for a minimal photo backdrop had finally found an answer. The locals informed that the place “is not actually that interesting”. But fueled with the need to recharge post-Eid relatives visits, i stubbornly insisted to go. And apparently, the place is exactly how i want it to be. Continue reading