Small but certain happiness

The term “small but certain happiness” was first coined, I believe, by Haruki Murakami in the English-translation of his short story Samsa in Love. Personally, I found this term through its Korean equivalent: “sohwakhaeng” (소확행). Its definition is self-explanatory: it’s when you have something small or trivial in your daily life that brings you great…

23 Things I Learnt Before Turning 23

Never say that nothing interesting ever happens on your birthday. Your favourite band debuted on your birthday and they’re one of the greatest things to ever grace your life. If anything counts, it’s this. You like cats more than you thought you did and they surprisingly like you back. Every day you become one step…

Lessons learned from having a Twitter break

This is my second attempt at writing this post. The first one I started a couple weeks into the break because I wanted to log my progress. It quickly went from me explaining my intentions to me revealing the deepest, darkest parts of my psyche. It wasn’t pretty. It was akin to giving myself an…

What I’ve Done During the Self Isolation Period (So Far)

I’d first like to preface this by saying that I’m lucky to be able to stay home and have this much free time at all. I live with my parents, who are able to financially support me, in an area where the risk of infection is relatively low (for now). I’m also currently unemployed. I…

2018 Review and 2019 Resolutions

2018 has been nothing short of a joyride to hell. 2017 may have been turbulent, but this year was a whole new level of chaotic. I’ve had extreme highs and lows, sandwiched between weeks of absolutely nothing. I say this to myself and my friends every year: so much has happened this year, but also…

2017: A Review

2017 was a year—that much is factual. Whether or not it was fantastic or chaotic is completely subjective. For me, it was a mix of both with some meh-ness in between. I’m not going to yammer on so, in no particular order, here is my recap of 2017: I got in a relationship with the…

HamiltonLDN

I’m sure you’re all familiar with the hit Broadway sensation, Hamilton. No doubt it was one of the best of its time with its genius creator, diverse cast, unforgettable music and history and fiction all woven together into one impressive tapestry. I didn’t get into it until about a year or so after it boomed…

Working with TEDxBristol

Yesterday, on November 3rd, I had the absolute pleasure of working with this year’s TEDxBristol team as part of my publishing module’s industry project. The event was two days long, November 2 – 3, but I couldn’t make the first day as I couldn’t get time of from work. Being a part of TEDx was…

Where have I been?

I’m going to cut to the chase. I’ve been MIA from the blogging scene since May and I don’t really have a reason as to why. I just know that I didn’t feel like blogging anymore. At the time, anyway—not even a monthly update post, which what I’m usually most excited for. I even missed…

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…

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…