Surviving or Thriving?

This post contains mentions of self harm and suicide. Read at your own discretion. Another year, another Mental Health Awareness Week. Now I’m not going to go into the statistics of how many million people are affected by mental illness and what we can do to support them. There are a billion more informed websites…

April 2017

I have a headache at the moment and I keep forgetting to take Paracetamol. I’ll get some as soon as I finish typing this paragraph. Be right back. Highlights​​ I went to PRIDE for the second time running. I didn’t write about it last year because I didn’t have a blog yet then. And like any…

On being brown and Asian

This is a topic that’s been swirling round my head that’s never been properly anchored down to a page. Part of me thinks that I might be the only person who thinks this. But I also know that there are seven billion people (and counting) in this world, so I’m probably not on my own. I’ll sum it up…

March 2017

Looks like another month has marched on by. Highlights I can’t remember exactly which post(s) I mentioned this, but if you guys have been keeping up (and if you have, thank you) then you’ll know that I’m in the middle of having my ADHD diagnosed. I went to the GP back in the December and,…

February 2017

Sorry this post came out a bit later than my other wrap up posts. Second month of 2017 is appropriately more eventful than the previous, so I was tad bit busier than usual. And a tad bit lazier. Also, if you had a go at my 50 Truths, 1 Lie post, my answer will be at…

50 Truths, 1 Lie // 100 Followers!

I’m going to cut to the chase. On 5th of February 2017, I reached 100 followers! Which is crazy to think about because I honestly thought this day would never come. Hell, I didn’t even know what I wanted this blog to be focused on when I first started. There was a time I was obsessed…

January 2017

The first month has past. And so with that I ask: where the heck did it go? Highlights Honestly, nothing much happened this month. Like at all. I worked on projects and uni assignments, returned to my job two days a week now that I’ve gone back to working part time, injured myself (not deliberately, of course), had…

2017 Reading Challenge

Last year, I realised that I’ve not been reading as much as I wanted to. And it sucks. I’ve got all these great books on my shelf and in my TBR (and the list keeps on growing because I keep adding to it), but I’m not getting anything out of the way. Everything’s gathering dust…

December 2016

December, more like deadlines. Haha RIP. Highlights 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…

New Year’s Resolutions: Then and Now

The day has finally come. 2016 is finally coming to a close. And while I won’t be talking about how much of a shitshow it’s been for pretty much everyone, I will say something that I never thought I’d say before: Kylie Jenner’s right, you guys. 2016 has been the year of realising stuff. Yeah, you…

November 2016

November was the month of chill—ish. It’s also the month I surprised myself by not getting lung cancer. Surprising, considering that I constantly find myself surrounded by smokers for some fucking reason. And no, I don’t regret posting this after my Moana review. Moana deserves the first spot in December. Moana deserves everything. HIGHLIGHTS This deserves the first mention:…

The Liebster Award

I was nominated by the awesome MJ (ages and ages ago, my bad 😅) to do the Liebster Award! Thank you, mi amigo! RULES – Post the award on your blog – Thank the person who nominated you – Answer the questions given – Nominate people and give them questions to answer QUESTIONS 1. To start,…

October 2016

My October was split in two. The first half was decent—did some things, travelled some places, had some fun. The second half was one emotional disaster after another. And I can pinpoint the exact moment it happened—not that it made anything better. Got better (kind of, and eventually had a modicum of fun, so don’t…

Too ace for this

“I’ve just discovered that Asexual Awareness Week is a thing that happens in October. Therefore, I demand to be continuously celebrated for the next seven days!” I say as the week draws to a close. Time management, what’s that? All jokes aside, I am GLAAD (overused pun, but whatever) that this something that’s celebrated because asexuality has always been…

Whitewashing—my origin story

I experience a different kind of racism in Jakarta (I might make a post in the future about this). This took me years to realise despite having lived in the damn city (kind of) all of my life. Basically, I go to an international school and a majority of the curriculum was Western-based. I didn’t get…

On writing about people unlike yourself

As part of the creative writing course in my university, every week we’ll have a guest speaker come and talk about what they’ve published and how they’ve gotten to where they are now. One of these speakers, a cis-het white woman (and, yes, I need to point this out), wrote a book about the coming out of…

Summer + September 2016

I would be lying if I said the past four months haven’t been hectic and headache inducing. But damn, they were the best four months I’ve ever had in my life. Highlights I’ll start off with summer. I wasn’t planning on including it here because I reckon it would be a bit crammed fitting all of three months,…

Second year resolutions

My first day of being a second-year student in university is looming around the corner. That means massive changes are on its way—perhaps even more so than that during my first year, which is saying something. I remembered feeling so out of place (not to mention sixteen hours away from home by plane) during my first year, with…

Coincidence? I think not.

I’m the kind of person who looks for meaning behind coincidences, no matter how stupid or insignificant they may be. Sometimes I even obsessively read into it like it’s some English Lit novel. It goes beyond typical zodiac post that I come across on Twitter and Tumblr (shameless plugs cough cough); this is real life I’m…

#Blogwarts

So not only was I late to post my overall #ReadThemAllThon progress, I realise that I haven’t posted anything about this other blogging event that I’m a part of: The Bloggers’ House Cup! Forgive my tardiness; I’m not the best when it comes to time management. I need to get into the habit of scheduling posts ahead…

#ReadThemAllThon Wrap Up

It’s finally here, exactly five days after the actual event has concluded. I apologise for my tardiness as I’ve been quite busy for the past couple of days. I’ve also crossed off one of my top goals in my bucket list over the weekend, so I wanted to get that on my blog first. Anyway, if you…

The day I met the band that saved my life

I’m writing this post because a) I want to and b) I made a vlog, as you can tell, about my day with Simple Plan (well, not really. I hung out with them for about an hour, but you know what I mean) and if you can’t be bothered watching that, then you can just…

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hello! I was nominated for this award by the lovely Flavia many, many weeks ago. This is my first ever award so thank you for that, I’m truly honoured! RULES – Show the award on your blog – Thank the person that has nominated you – Share seven different facts about yourself – Nominate fifteen blogs of your choice – Link…

#ReadThemAllThon

It was nearing midnight and I was bored out of my mind. Seeing how barren my WordPress homepage was, I started traipsing round the Internet looking for blogs to check out and potentially follow. Through this, I stumbled upon Read at Midnight (super awesome book blog, aesthetic as all get out, go check them out) and whilst browsing through their homepage,…

I’ll probably regret this in the morning

If you’re reading this, maybe you know who you are. It’s nearing three in the morning as I write this. I constantly question myself, “how many times is it acceptable to write about the same person?” Because I’ve written about you three times before this on a similar hour, though in different timezones. All three…

Death and other notions

So as some of you may or may not have heard, on June 10th, singer Christina Grimmie, was fatally shot at her concert Orlando, Florida and died in a local hospital. My sister told me about it, specifically the fact that Grimmie was in critical condition, over a plate of gado-gado after yoga class. All I said was ‘what?’…