Tuesday, July 21

UK - HK

Sorry guys my Mac has been a pain in the ass after a software update and basically refused to work. Mac updates suck but I think I fixed it now - at least I hope so. Oh and I'm back in the 852 right now :) I'm horribly jet lagged tho.. mainly because I couldn't sleep during the flight. I have so much to write about! From my mom coming to the UK, to my brother's graduation to me coming back to HK and all the great food I had in between. So I'll probably take a little while to write this post. And OMG the twins! Coming back to the twins have been one of the best things ever. They're both super duper adorable, sassy and plain cute the only downside is that it's so horribly humid..

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13th July
Travelled to London in the morning, checked into a hotel and went to Drink, Shop & Do near King's Cross station with the bro before getting my mom. Had coffee, cake and played battleship! It's such a cute shop with lots of vintage decor. Also, it's safe to say that my brother is pretty bad/unlucky when it comes board games LOL.


My mom's flight was delayed so it took forever for us to get back to the hotel. Had takeout - kebab - as supper and we called it a day. Oh and my mom hated the room we were in so we upgraded the room the next morning.

I'm about to shower and head out for food so.. to be continued x

Monday, July 6

A little break


I have had an insane/tiring couple of weeks since I last blogged. I have successfully moved houses and almost completely unpacked into the new place. But next up, is a trip down London with the brother and my mommy. So it's yet another episode of me packing/unpacking.. not to mention that I'm leaving directly after this trip back to Hong Kong from Manchester!

So lately I've been spending a lot of my time doing things that makes me happy. Like obsessively playing GTA V, binge watching RuPaul's Drag Race (OMG MY NEW FAVE SHOW! And I love you Raja!) and creating random ass families on my Sims 4. I have finally relaxed and slipped into my summer mode. Yay.

I am torn between being super excited to get my ass back to HK so I can spend all of my time with the little twins and being sad that I'll be apart from the boyf. I know it's not long till I get to see him but going from seeing his annoying face on a daily basis to nothing at all is gonna upset me. But *breathes* I'll be okay. I'll refocus all my attention to all the mango puddings waiting for me and babysitting the twins. I mean look at these two cuties 


On another note, here's wishing a very big happy 19 months to my baby! You have been an amazing (but sometimes super stupid) boyfriend and I love, love, love you. You're the second best thing after me (duh!) Cannot wait for all the fun we'll have with Winterburn and Nath in the house next year! Here's us being cute whilst on the train to London from Reading..


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And onto another topic, I have realised why I haven't been as into blogging as I used to. I actually read a post by Singaporean blogger Yutakis on his announcement to become a full time blogger where he highlights a few things about today's bloggers - I'm just gonna resummarize a few things from his post that I nodded my head in agreement with.

1. The rise of the 'Instagram' babes/bloggers
2. Bloggers today hire out help (e.g. professional photographers etc)

Okay, I am a big fan of using Instagram but the rise in all these Instagram stars have basically killed the journalistic side of the blogging industry. Mainly because a lot of people mix the two together. Posting a pretty outfit on Instagram and getting hundreds of likes does not equal to writing your own thoughts or ideas down. It does not make you a blogger. Period. Being a loyal fan of many blogs/bloggers - I have seen the switch from writing to basically pure photography. I'm sorry but I just lose respect and interest in a blog when this happens. I mean, yeah it's nice to browse through beautiful pictures but you can't really call yourself a blogger anymore when all you do is take pictures and post them. Blogging is all about content writing.

I admit, at one point I lost myself in that too but I thought I was doing it to 'keep up with the times' and then I realised, that once I started doing that.. I have completely fell out of interest with my blog. For those of you who's been reading my blog for forever - I thank you - and you can really see that it was quite obvious. When I stopped writing content, I stopped enjoying being a blogger. Because that's not being a blogger. A blogger, blogs. They write. For me, my blog has always been for words. Not pictures. And I have completely forgotten about that. So after taking so much time off I feel like I have finally had a breakthrough.

I'm going back to writing lengthy post. Minimal pictures.. lots and lots of words.

I still love some of the fashion blogs out there that specifically does what I just described (don't get me wrong). I'm just really despising people who thinks being an Instagram star is equal to being a blogger. And that feeds into point number two. Being a blogger.. well, I don't really know how to describe this but being a blogger is being you. Y'know, being your own writer, content creator, editor and etc etc. BUT unfortunately, I have seen more and more blogs hiring out help. Whether it's for videographers, content contributors or creative assistants.. it's crazy! I have personally received a few emails of similar subject so I am quite surprised that bloggers today are willing to hire out help for their own blogs. Umm, what?

And with all that, being a quarter-time blogger (ha).. it's a lot of pressure to have a blog that looks good. Visually and all. So at some point in my second year.. I think I gave up because juggling uni, my own health, maintaining a somewhat decent social life is just a bit too crazy. And I can't even promise that I can do better next year because hello dissertation. Honestly, it's fucking hard work doing two majors.

*breathes* So glad I got all that out of my chest. Well.. back to Sims 4. Peace out.