Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Super Lazy Day Hairstyles

Hello friends!
For those of you who prefer reading, carry on.

De-Oil Your Hair:

This is a combination of the few de-oiling techniques out there.

  1. The night before- Comb and blow dry your hair. This will help spread the oil and blow drying will help with volume .
  2. The next day- Blow dry and comb your hair again. Then use dry shampoo.
I touch my hair a lot, which is really bad but I can't help it. It adds to the greasy hair a lot, so I like to put my hair up.

The best bun technique is to use a donut.

  1. Put your hair up in a high ponytail.
  2. Put the donut through your hair.
  3. Spread hair equally around donut. 
  4. Put hair tie over hair and donut.
  5. Twist excess hair around donut and hair.
  6. Put hair tie over everything.
Ta da!

Hairstyles Using Clips:

  1. The Double Clip
    Like the Miranda Styles way, accentuating the beautiful highest parts of your hairline. The main purpose is that it gets my hair out of my face, so it's totally okay that I look like a kid. I am technically a kid.
  2. The Side Clip
    The most common and also a really easy one. Actually all of these are really easy. Side part hair, grab a section of hair, then twist it and clip it to the side/back of your head.
  3. The Pin-It-In-The-Back Clip
    Middle part your hair, take a section from each side, however much you want depending on what style you want. Join them at the back of your head, twist it a few times, then clip it. This works better with bigger clips.

And there you have it! You probably already knew most of these. But if you didn't, I'm glad.

Monday, April 28, 2014

"We accept the love we think we deserve"

To feel is one thing. To understand is another.

People say that over-analysing can make you feel negatively.
A lot of the time that is true, but how many new things did you discover along the way?
You are thinking about the little, intricate details. The whole is made up of little, intricate details.
What did you learn about yourself?

I've learnt that I am shy.
I've learnt that I live to please.
I've learnt that I rely very much on other people.

I have learnt that in order to love others, you have to learn to love yourself.

People can show you love, give you love or take love away. But in the end, a real reciprocation of love is only possible if you love yourself. 
If you don't love yourself, how do you show yourself, you in all your glory to the people around you? 
You can't.
If you don't love yourself, how will you know love and give it to others?
You can't.

For a long time I believed that I was not good enough in terms of grades. Cs and Ds were not okay and I knew that. I tried to improve, but I also didn't try to improve. I cared, but not to the extent where I was willing to devote all my free time to studying.
I had prayers prayed for me, motivating quotes on my whiteboard and constant reminders of how shit I was from my tests and exams. 

One day I had an epiphany.

What is the point of feeling shitty about myself?
I'm trying my best and if that's not good enough, well tough.
And surprise, after I started thinking this way, my grades got better.
I learnt that by doing this, I was one step closer to loving myself.

Your grades are not worth feeling bad about.
Your appearance is not worth feeling bad about.
Your experiences are not worth feeling bad about.

This may come across as a "i don't give a shit" attitude, and in a way it is.
But ultimately, the basis of it all, is to love yourself.
You are you.
You can't change that and no one else can.
Once you realise that nothing can define you besides you, everything changes.

I also believe that you have to learn to love yourself on your own. 
Not from compliments that other people give you, but the compliments you give yourself.

A quote from Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky-
"We accept the love we think we deserve."

That is exactly what I mean.

Friday, April 25, 2014


The waves washed over my body 
But it washed nothing away

The sand on my body
Pricked me and pinched me

The sand on my body
Made wounds on my skin

The sand on my body
Never washed away

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Discussion: Feelings Towards Pets and Humans

I think it's interesting how generally, people react more to animals being hurt, than humans being hurt (except people who dislike animals of course).

I saw this photo on BuzzFeed, in a post talking about the NYPD. I was looking through it and I felt little emotion towards the tweets in which the NYPD were hitting a person or pulling someone's hair. Whereas when I saw this photo, I felt immediate rage. My feelings may be slightly biased because I am a huge pet person (cats, dogs and bunnies in particular), but from the comment(s) I saw on the post, I saw that many people shared the same feelings as I did.

Why is that?

My thoughts are that, perhaps, we see pets as inferiors (in a good way), like how we see a baby. Even if it wasn't a pet, but a wild boar being hurt in any way, I would again, feel strongly towards it. 

Another thought that I had was that, perhaps we have seen many brutal happenings between humans. So much that things like a person punching another person, are not seen as something very significant. We don't see as many people punching animals (behind the scenes maybe), and therefore when we do see animals being hurt, the initial and instinctive reaction would be to feel anger.

I feel like there is more behind this. But my brain can only come up with these reasons. So I've decided to start discussion posts where I'll post something with my thoughts, and you can comment (anonymously as well, if you wish) telling me your thoughts on it.

Post away! Tell me what you think.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Shirt- Nepal// Skort- Forever 21

Taken by, of course, the supar talented BCHK.
Summer is practically here.
Honestly the weather here goes from cold to hot in about two weeks.
I'm glad the cold is over because I really rather be hot than cold. But then again I like dressing up for the cold weather because you just pile on clothes. Hot weather still wins.
The weather was great the day we shot, and the pier is definitely my favourite place for photos now. 
Brian told me that Margaret Zhang takes her own photos. I think that's absolutely crazy because I cannot for the life of me take my own photos.

I got this shirt from Nepal and it is hella rad because it's got Nepalese words and pronunciations on it. Not that I actually read it and learn from it...
Cropped it, then it became a crop top. Wohwoah.
Also, best skort ever. Read my full review here.
(tell me if you like reviews because i could totally do those)

ANOTHER REALLY COOL THING is I got to the front page of Chictopia (not anymore) and style gallery and it was freaking amazing and I was so happy. I also gained about 30 followers on Chictopia so that's pretty cool. 


Monday, April 7, 2014


Dress- Bershka

Taken by BCHK (of course) ages ago.
Look at my crazy photoshopped skin and my self-bleached hair!!
I just refound these photos so I decided to post them.
The title really has no relevance to anything and it makes zero sense as most of my titles are.
I'm just a cylinder of randomness.
Can be a good thing and bad.


Sunday, April 6, 2014


Top- Forever 21// Jacket- Zara// Skirt- Mongkok// Tights- Mongkok// Shoes- Pull & Bear

It's been a bit cool these couple of days.
BA BAM cool weather OUTFIT.
I'm going to admit that this skirt (actually a skort) is kind of weird. It's kind of short and tight around the top, and it makes my hips look huge?? I have no idea.
Okay my leopard print top is kind of weird too because it's static-y.
It's sort of bat-winged and is slightly cropped (or it might have shrunk in the wash, i'm not sure).
The overall look is slightly strange but I'm just gonna go with it.
Like I'm going with the skirt.
My favourite part of this outfit are my tights because they rad.
Sadly, the bottoms have holes.
TIP (that I heard from MeghanRosette): Spray your tights with hair spray when you first get it, and the chances of getting holes and tears will lessen!

~~~~~Procrastinating from doing the EE~~~~~

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Top- H&M// Leggings- Cotton On// Shoes- Topshop

Honestly so confused.
I swear I posted this before. Apparently I did not?!
Photo creds to BCHK <3
Spring is here. (or is it really, i question Hong Kong)
Leggings are (could be if you're willing to sweat) a year round clothing item.
You all know that I hate VPL and whatnot, so this shirt is perf because it's longer on the back, covering your butt and potential VPL! The front however, does not really cover cameltoes (click for a party).
This is my call for summer to come maybe now because I'm so SICK AND TIRED OF YOUR SHIT HONG KONG.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


 hello sean

Sweater- PINK// Leggings- Urban Outfitters// Inner Coat- Thrifted// Outer Coat- +J// Shoes- Topshop

We all know the sun wasn't actually shining today.
My photos are a lie.
It's been a gloomy-ass and stormy week here in Hong Kong and wohoho guess what, I'm sick!
That is besides the point.
It's really not cold enough at the moment to wear this, but we'll pretend it is.
I promise this entire outfit is comfortable.
Except maybe the shoes but shhhh beauty is pain.
My inner 'coat' is actually a dress and is also sleeveless. So far I haven't worn it as a dress though. It makes a nice extremely long vest. 
It is long, as you can see in the photos (so say, a maxi-dress for Naomi), so I wore a coat over it that was almost equally as long, so I didn't have some awkward lengths happening hurr and durr.
I also do not like wearing leggings as pants unless I have no choice (I give myself no choice), so here, my double coats cover whatever awkward happenings I may have around my crotch area! Not that I have many. But you never know. VPL is not cool. 
It's been raining cray cray these couple of days, except today, it was just damp and drizzly. There are puddles, however, so avoiding getting your feet/legs wet are definitely a priority. Here's where my heels come in!
Height so puddles don't splash (too much)- CHECK. Full coverage of foot and above- NO CHECK.
Yes there are cutouts so unfortunately these may not be first choice shoes.

These two weeks are heeeccccctic for me. Let excessive procrastination begin.
Wait sorry it already began.