The Essentials: Makeup

We have 4 women in this house: me, my 2 sisters and my mum. Naturally you might assume that we load our house with LOTS of makeup and clothes. We have a walk-in closet full of flashy dresses, handbags and heaps of lipsticks. We splurge money on vanity and pretty things like nobody’s business. Well, […]

Love yourself first

In the past three years, I’ve attended at least 10 weddings and ROMs. I’ve seen people falling in and out of love. Heartbroken, disappointed, cried, healed, eager to find love again. Some are lucky, some are still struggling, some are happy being single. One of my friends, recently separated, asked this philosophical question, “Why do […]

The Essentials: Planning

One of my 2019 resolution is to stay organized (and sane). I need a planning system that can organize my finance, projects, deadlines and ideas in one place. I’ve tried multiple ways, such as Trello, Google Calendar, Bullet Journalling, using notebooks in different formats and sticky notes with different colours. After some time, I slowly […]

Journey to the past

Every Chinese New Year my sisters and I would wear qipao (旗袍). I think the form-fitting dress accentuates a woman’s femininity and grace, creating a beautiful silhouette that you don’t see when she wears T-shirts and jeans. The Mandarin collar and high slits on the thighs somehow bring out the elegance that we usually don’t […]

Coffee, cakes and big dreams

My friend Jason is earning big bucks as a sales manager, but his 5-figure salary doesn’t seem to satisfy him. He’s bored of the nonsensical sales target, constant boot-licking, entertaining customers’ wild requests and getting calls after working hour. He wanted a change for good. “So what are you going to do?” “I don’t know,” he […]

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