Being Human

In Singapore, summer was the only season I knew.

The hot, humid fragment of the year that endowed suffocating heat as I stood impatiently by the train tracks was at one point of my life all I ever knew.

That’s why my first trip to Japan in December 2007 felt so surreal. My feet didn’t recognize the crunch beneath it. My hands didn’t recognize the numb and sporadically painful poke of sparks when it brushed against metal bars. My eyes definitely did not recognize the sight of white. The sight of white fields, white streaks toasting in the glare of the early morning sun, white specks caressing my mum’s eyelashes, white showers.

It was an unfamiliar beauty. Like a cold, distant friend who resisted touch and chose to lock herself in a closet rather than reveal herself to others. It was hard to reach out, but eventually I did for I was most mesmerized with its thorn-like texture.

Later did I know that life was such that adaptation is a most painful, cruel way of throwing away your 5 senses and living blank minded. The move to Shanghai slowly got me indifferent to the cool weather and soon the hour long bus ride to and fro from school became a waste of time.

Too car sick to read, too tired to memorize the pattern of the roads beyond the window, my bus rides became sleep sessions, an hour self-therapy session to pay off my sleep debt. And that is life sometimes I suppose, getting so caught up in whatever you’re doing you forget that change of heart, that excitement, tingle in your chest and your throat when you go off to a new space. I am afraid that I’ll fall off the edge like that, forget about all the things that make me human. That’s why I write I suppose, that’s why I think twice, feel, breathe my surroundings. And I hope you guys do too.

Have a happy Sunday everyone!

I’m going to try to make everyday special and hold in my groans on Monday.

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Aug Faves

Hello darlings,

This month has been alternations of long and hectic days (I am finally wanted for a PR internship though.) Yayy. But I took the time to compose this post for you because I’ve so many great products to share this month. 🙂

The Review:

  1. Victoria Secret’s Noir Tease Body Mist

This light flirtatious, cloying scent based on black vanilla, frozen pear and blooming gardenia brightens up my day everyday! It smells so amazing I think I’m addicted. I definitely recommend this to everyone who loves a thick & sweet vanilla scent accompanied by a prettily packaged bottle! If Noir Tease could be described in abstraction, I would associate it with lace and feminity with a hint of recklessness.

  1. The Body Shop Strawberry Body Sorbet

Body Shop is renowned for its accurate sickly sweet fruity scents so it’s no surprise that this body sorbet, infused with cold-pressed strawberry seed oil, actually smells like strawberries! Hmmm. My favorite element of this product is actually its water-like consistency; it’s smooth and very light and perfect for those, like me, who hate the leftover thick, gluey texture after lotion.

  1. Majolica Majolica Brown Mascara in BR666

Complete your no makeup makeup with this mascara to achieve flawlessness. This is by far my favorite brown mascara because of its smooth consistency and overall effect. My only complaint is maybe its straight edged applicator because it doesn’t swipe underneath my lashes very well.

  1. Benefit’s Posie Balm

Benefit is the bomb. I love every single product because they’re so creatively packaged and Posie Balm is no exception! An extension of its hydrating tinted lip Balm, Benefit’s Posie Balm combines practicality and aesthetics. I love the perfect balance of moisture and shimmer in this product- it always leaves a pretty poppy-pink hydrating veil on my lips. A quick sweep and you’re ready to take on the world… or a long day.

  1. The Face Shop Single Blush

Trying to fill up your wanderlust savings jar? Purchase The Face Shop single blush for an affordable and simple, no-hassle dab of color. This is perfect for those who prefer a power like as opposed to a pasty texture.

  1. EOS Strawberry Sorbet

Alright, I’ll admit it. I first got to know about this product because I succumbed to its popularity; at one point, everyone had one. Boasting over 100+ flavors enriched with “natural conditioning oils, moisturing shea butter and antioxidant vitamins C&E), EOS is a rejuvenating delight- a 2 second full package spa for your lips.

  1. Tony Moly Golden Love Facebook

Enclosed in a golden and rosewood plastic book adorned with white snowflakes, swirls and silhouettes, Tony Moly’s new Golden Love facebook presents: Moisture Keep Make-up Base, BCDation all master light base, All Flash lip pigment, and two perfect eyes- gel fit in caramel and dark brown. This beautifully packaged goodness reminds me so much of a romantic white Christmas. Cheers to being in Singapore though ahaha.

Until my next write

Love,

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