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Sunday, March 01, 2015

OOTM: January 2015

It's been long since my last fashion post. It's also been long since i last took OOTDs. Anyways, i'm back! Here's my look on four days in January 2015.

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4 January

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17 January

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25 January

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30 January

All the outfits are similar, top and shorts except for 4 January which i wore dress for my cousin's wedding. I have no idea why i kept wearing top and shorts in January. I'm actually trying to experiment different outfits. Well, i've been trying out different styles from my usual but i wish to try even more styles. One of my resolutions is to spice up my wardrobe and i somehow managed to spice it up a little with my new clothes for Chinese New Year. I did a haul video on the clothes i bought for CNY on my fashion and beauty youtube.

Hopefully my next OOTM post will feature a variation of looks!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

New Schedule Planner For 2015

One of my resolutions is to organize my life with a schedule and stick to it. Actually two resolutions, one brought forward from last year cause i did not fulfill it and another from the 20 things i want for 2015 hashtag which i did on my quotes twitter. But its one thing to be done to fulfill two resolutions.

I had a planner since last year and did a post on it together with my first resolutions review.

This was the notebook i used last year for my planner. I made a variety of schedules - a weekly detailed schedule; 3 post-its with the waking up time, sleeping time and goal of the day; a weekly schedule with meal times, wake up and sleep time fixed. However, i only followed these for a short period of time, maybe a couple of weeks and then i stopped following for months until i need to make changes to the schedule to accommodate my school timetable when changes every semester or because its holidays.

This year i decided to give my planner a total change. I bought this notebook at Typo which was on sale at a discount and did my schedule on a daily basis.

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The daily schedule started on 8 January, the day after i bought the notebook and i made the timing in 30 minutes intervals. I also included an agenda for anything i want to accomplish for that particular day.

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Since i plan my schedule everyday so i need to open up and look at my planner everyday. Hence, i want it to be colourful and decorative. To make it fancy but still practical, i use small post-its to write down things i need to do but don't have a specific time for it. These things should be repeatable things that i need to do on several days so that i can transfer the post-its from one day to another day.

I also use bigger post-its for my agenda. I just thought it would be nicer to have my agenda on fancy paper, provided i don't have any more space below the schedule on the notebook itself cause sometimes if the day to plan if quite short, i will put two days on one page. Since i'm in school for the whole day, its pointless to list down all the timing cause there will be a big gap between morning and evening which is a waste of space. Sometimes when i know i will be out for many hours, i also skip listing down the timing that i'm not at home.

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When i first started i write the day but after the thought of decorating, i started to use stamp for the day. I also use stickers to decorate the pages.

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After using a bigger notebook and planning my schedule daily, i find that i'm more disciplined in following my schedule. Although sometimes i don't do things at the planned time, i try to complete all the things that is stated in the schedule for the day. I guess having to see the schedule everyday actually reminds me that i have a schedule to follow. For last year's way of doing the schedule, since the schedule is only planned once in a couple of months sometimes i forgot to look at the schedule. So after a few days of forgetting, it gets completely forgotten.

Even though i'm using another bigger notebook as my planner, the small notebook is still put to good use. I used the previous planner to make lists such as ideas on blog posts for this blog, video ideas for both Youtube channels and breakfast meal ideas. I'm thinking of making lists for other meals as well to incorporate healthy meals into my diet.

Although planning my schedule on a daily basis shows an improvement in me following the schedule and keeping my life organized, this may not continue for the whole year. After almost two months, i realize that it is somewhat tedious. On some days, i may not have have time to plan my schedule for the next day. There are also days when i felt lazy to plan. But i'll see how it goes!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Ramblings: Ambition To Passion

When people ask what is your ambition, I always hesitate because I didn't have an answer. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a fashion designer. But as I grew up and complete the different stages of my studies, I knew that I couldn't be a fashion designer.

I wasn't good at art and I did not major in fashion. I ended up majoring in business. When I first entered into the world of business, I didn't knew what my ambition was. This is why when people ask me what is my ambition, I couldn't give an answer. However, I guess I have an answer now.

My career would not be my ambition. Since I studied business, I would probably take on an office job. As of now, I plan to just have a simple job to earn a stable income while doing what I really love. I still love fashion, it has never left me. But it is no more my ambition, it is my passion. I can't design but I still love fashion. Its this passion that made me started my fashion and beauty channel on Youtube where I post OOTD videos. I like to mix and match clothes to create different styles. Days when I can put in more effort in dressing up would probably be a good day for me and I feel so much satisfaction.

In 2007, I already started taking OOTD photos. Shows how much I love dressing up!

This was in 2010.

In 2011. I even made an attempt to style my hair.

In fact, I was already blogging about fashion in 2011, showing my OOTDs. My Youtube channel only existed 2 years ago when I decided to do videos of my OOTDs instead of photos.

I guess I don't have an ambition as of now since I don't know what I can achieve from my passion. Probably one day when I really see the opportunity to achieve something from fashion or any of my other passions, then I will have an ambition.

That's all I can think of for this post. More ramblings in the next Friday Ramblings!

Friday, February 06, 2015

Friday Ramblings: The Waking Up Struggle

For this Friday Ramblings, I'll be rambling on my struggles in waking up. I face this problem almost every morning. Its not because i go to bed late. I usually go to bed between 11.30pm to 1am and no matter what time i go to bed, i will have problems getting out of bed the next morning. There was one night i went to bed at 10.30pm cause i was so tired but still struggled waking up on time the next morning. So my going to bed time is not the resultant for the problem. This doesn't only apply to weekday mornings when i have to be up by 7.45am for school. Even on weekends when i can sleep in and wake up later, i also have problems getting out of bed.

Since i have to be up by 7.45am, i set my alarm at 7.40am but always get out of bed only at 8am or sometimes slightly later. I ended up having to rush to school everyday like i'm running a marathon. I also had to skip breakfast cause i definitely had no time for it. That being said, it actually contradicts with my final resolutions review for 2014 on a paragraph under "have proper meals at proper time".

The paragraph states:

"Since now i'm back to school, i got to have my breakfast at home. So far i've not missed a day. I'm also having breakfast on weekends. I didn't managed to have breakfast on weekends during internship but now i'm having it."

That was in end of November and December last year. But now things have change, not for the better. I've actually missed a few days of breakfast due to waking up late. This is not a good thing not only because its one of my resolutions but its also for good health sake. Actually during December, i did struggle to wake up as well. Its just that my Mum was able to drive me to school on most of the days in that month so i could have breakfast and leave house later.

I decided that a change in plan was needed and made the change two weeks ago. Months ago when i was having internship, i had to be up by 7am and i could wake up on time with only a few days of hiccups. So i thought maybe its the timing, after a certain time i will struggle.

However, 7am was a little early so i tried 7.15am. After two days, i noticed a trend. I always have to snooze for at least 15mins. But i didn't struggled as much waking up at 7.30am compared to 8am. Also, waking up 7.30am gave me exactly enough time to have breakfast, get ready and get to school by walking at normal speed.

Last week, i changed things a little for a couple days and went to set my alarm at 7.25am. I had to snooze and with a 15mins snooze, i have to wake up at 7.40am but i struggled. So the conclusion is i need a 15mins snooze and i will have problems waking up after 7.30am.

This might be the reason i struggle waking up on weekends although i can sleep in. But i don't feel the point in waking up at 7.30am on a no school day. Based on research, many websites give advices on not to sleep in on weekends as it will spoil the body clock. But for me, i feel that weekends should be the time to sleep a little longer and replenish sleep.

On the bright side, I'm actually trying to wake up early everyday even on weekend and that's one of my resolutions for this year. So one day i may try to get up at 7.30am on weekends. Sometimes when i don't feel like waking up for school, i tell myself that i have a resolution to fulfill and straight away i get out of bed. I have not actually tried to make myself wake up early on weekends but i think that using the resolution as motivation would be a good method to try making myself wake up early.

Now my next struggle is trying to write more. So i guess its a sign that i should end here. More rambling in the next Friday Ramblings!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Cruises Onboard Superstar Gemini

As stated in my last post relating to cruise which was way back in April last year, Superstar Virgo relocated after being based in Singapore for a few years. After that ship left, another ship under the same cruise line came to be based in Singapore. Since we have been cruising all these while, of course we went on cruises onboard the other ship.

I was quite excited for my first cruise on Superstar Gemini. There are two reasons, one was i've never been on this ship before and two was Gemini is my horoscope. I have no clue why i was so excited just because Gemini is my horoscope but when i first heard about this ship coming to be based in Singapore, the horoscope thing totally came into my mind.

To date, i've been on 6 cruises onboard Superstar Gemini.

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At the reception area

This was on my very first trip in April last year. Since it was my first time on this ship, there was lots of exploring and familiarizing with the different areas of the ship.

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With mum at the reception area

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Stardust Lounge is where daily night performances are held. Its the same trip but second day thus different outfit.

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The stage in Stardust Lounge

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At the highest desk of the ship

This is all for the first trip. Moving on to the second trip which was also in April.

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View of Malacca from the ship

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Having drinks at Maxims Lounge

Just realize that i didn't have any photos of myself when i was looking through my gallery. Anyways, moving on to my third trip which was the best trip ever cause it was my birthday celebration. A Gemini girl on a Gemini ship, how cool does that sounds!

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Cutting my cake. This was the day before my birthday.

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Drinks with my parents at midnight when it was really my birthday.

The fourth trip was a week after my birthday trip.

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At Malacca again

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Having coffee with mum

Again there was no pictures of myself. But for the next trip in August, i videoed the entire trip.

Lastly, my sixth trip was in November after my internship. Its also my final cruise in 2014.

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Sitting like a boss in the cabin

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Yes, its Malacca again for the third time.

Overall, i enjoyed all the 6 cruises but the first trip was definitely enjoyable cause it was a whole new cruising experience. The second trip could be good too as i may have wanted to see what else was there around the ship that i didn't manage to see on my first trip. The trip that i vlogged about was quite enjoyable as vlogging gives me the motivation to actually take a stroll around the ship to video it. Also, this trip was to Tioman which is the only trip that was to a different place. As stated above, 3 was to Malacca and the remaining 2 was to no where. Finally, the best trip of all would definitely be the trip which i celebrated my birthday.

Haven't went on any cruise this year but well, its only January. There are no plans yet but i hope to go on a different ship, preferably a ship by another cruise line.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Ramblings: The Start

In an effort to update my blog regularly which is one of my resolutions for this year under the 20 things i want for 2015 hashtag on my quotes twitter, I'm starting a new category on this blog called 'Friday Ramblings'. I'll be writing on any topics but mainly on issues that i'm experiencing in my daily life based on the ideas that i currently have in mind. Well, like a rambling which is why i named it Friday Ramblings.

I'm starting this series of posts not only to fulfill my resolution but also as a platform for me to voice out my opinions and thoughts. I have always loved writing and sometimes, i do feel the urge to write a post. However, most of my posts are pictures based with mostly captions and a little description. So Friday Ramblings would serve as a way for me to really write more. Whenever i have something to write that is outside of my plans, i can simply write and post it on the coming friday.

It won't be every friday although i try to make it every week. Currently i don't have that many ideas for a weekly post. To be honest, ideas don't come to me that often. Sometimes i do think hard but just have no ideas. I can actually cite an example for this which is my quotes twitter. I try as much as possible to tweet everyday or leave at the most two days gap. But i didn't tweet at all from last thursday until tuesday, making it a 6 days gap. The reason is i don't have any inspiration for new quotes. Some people are full of ideas but not me. So i don't want to promise anything here.

I didn't tweet for 6 days, from 15 Jan to 20 Jan.

"Its better to not promise anything when you know it can't be fulfilled. Sometimes its better to just let nature take its cause."
That just totally came to my mind, a potential new quote. Sometimes when i write something, new thoughts just comes naturally. Well, but sometimes i need to do some research to gain inspiration.

I've no more thoughts about this ideas topic already so that will be all for this post. Will ramble more in the next Friday Ramblings!