December, more like deadlines. Haha RIP.
First things first, MOANA CAME OUT AND IT WAS ALL I COULD EVER ASK FOR!!!
I went to see ‘Trouble in Mind’—a play about racial prejudices in 1950s America that’s peppered with humour, satire, and is overall an emotional rollercoaster—with my friends and stayed behind for a Q&A session with the cast, which was really cool. We were at the very front row, by which I mean I could put my feet up on stage and half of my legs, short as they are, would also be resting on it.
At one point, one of the audience member said “…as a white audience’, to which I said, “But I’m Asian.” And one of the cast members (second guy from the left) must’ve heard me because he grinned and waved in my direction. That was cute. And, not gonna lie, he was also kind of cute.
I also did a LARP for my digital media class in uni, to which I can’t spare any details because we did it in a really dim lecture hall and yet it also felt like a fever dream. We were supposed to improvise, which I can do alright, but not when I haven’t a fucking clue what the plot or who half the characters are. Fair enough, we set up a website documenting all this information, but my memory’s quite shite. I remembered nothing on the day, other than the fact that I channelled my inner Rosa Diaz and slayed my whole look.
Oh, and my friend, Ingrid, drew fanart of my character—animu style.
I also went to a house party hosted by my friend, Rhian, as she was leaving for Australia as part of an student exchange. There, I got horribly drunk. You don’t realise how much vodka you’ve consumed when you’re drinking it out of a disposable cup. Or was it a mug?
Either way, much alcohol was in my system.
That day, I also found out that not only do I drunk tweet and text people (nothing embarrassing, thank god), but I also make a horrendous amount of typos.
Here’s the thing, right: I’m semi-aware of these typos. My head’s just too fuzzy to do anything about it and every time I try to fix it, whilst still completely off my face, makes absolutely no difference. So I leave it.
Me and the squad also exchanged gifts for Christmas. That’s right, for once in my life, I actually bought people things. With my own money.
Here’s what I got:
I’ve also been told that there’s more on the way, but shipping is sometimes an ass so we’re all still waiting.
Then there’s Christmas. It’s the first Christmas I’ve celebrated without my family around because I’ve only just started my job and I don’t reckon they’d let me have a holiday just yet. But, yeah. It’s a bit weird because every Christmas I’ve always been with my family, but I’ve got to embrace some changes, I guess.
And by some changes, I mean homemade (blended, don’t ask) eggnog and much banana bread/cake and reality TV shows were involved.
Also friendship. I made a new friend. Her name is Ellie. She’s cool.
Oh, and I also had Liv chop my hair off on Christmas, even if most people think my hair’s still quite short as it is. But it was getting in my face a bit every time I look down or try to do anything that involved movement (and to anyone who knows me in real life, they will know that I move around so much), so off it goes!
And because the progression of time is alien and gives me a massive headache every time I try to make sense of it, suddenly it is new year’s eve. I worked, but we closed early hallelujah and I drank some Prosecco mixed with melon Midori—which a weird but drinkable combination—with my co-workers. Note to self: never drink on a (mostly) empty stomach, especially if you’re extremely lightweight.
Miraculously, I made it to Liv’s house in one piece—despite missing their stop by miles and not being able to walk a straight line (because, you know, drunk) and we spend the last hours of 2016 getting even more drunk on booze and pizza and, of all things, Bee Movie.
Lastly, more photography happened.
TREAT YO SELF!!
I bought so many new clothes. I have loads already. Why do I keep doing this?
I, too, have loads of make up already, and yet—
Therse are so not my kind of shoes, but look at them bling.
THINGS THAT MADE ME HAPPY (OR LAUGH—OR MADE ME FEEL SOME KIND OF EMOTION)
If you’ve made it this far into my post, then thank you for reading! 2016 has been one hell of a journey. Not one that I would personally do all over again should I be given a chance, but it really hasn’t been all that bad. I’ve taken some things out of it, learned a hell lot more about myself and others and changed for the better.
I hope that December was good to you and that 2016 didn’t completely destroy you. I’m so proud of you for making it this far despite your hardships. Keep at it! It’ll all be worth it in the end, I promise. Have a blessed 2017, everyone!
Until next time,