Wednesday, 22 November 2017

26th Birthday Outfit Diaries

Basically, in my previous post, I mentioned that I turned 26.

And today, my birthday week has officially ended!



Oh yes, birthday week. That's a thing. Look it up :)



Although I didn't get to dress up a lot during my birthday week, I did have some fun rocking a couple of outfits.




OUTFIT 1: LITTLE BLACK DRESS [BIRTHDAY EVE] 

- This was, of course, worn during the night.




OUTFIT 2: SIMPLE [BIRTHDAY BRUNCH]

- After a late night pre-celebration, I started my birthday at 12 in the afternoon. Pretty standard. But I feel like I really need to be comfortable on my birthday, hence why, I chose this simple outfit. 





OUTFIT 3: STRIPES [BIRTHDAY NIGHT]

- Birthday dinner is the main event, in my personal opinion. So, I would normally go for something I won't normally wear. 





OUTFIT 4: KEEP IT TOGETHER CASUAL [POST BIRTHDAY]

- Ah yes, the day when you wake up and realize you're a year older. AND a year WISER! 





OUTFIT 5: RELAXED [BIRTHDAY WEEK]

- Time to settle for some 26-year-old clothing. *jokes* What even is a 26-year-old clothing? :P Time to relax and enjoy what's left of my birthday week.





Is it just me or is birthday week your thing too? Let me know in the comments :) 

Friday, 17 November 2017

Goodbye 25, Hello 26

5 days ago, I turned 26.


Oh yes. Goodbye quarter life crisis. 


In my personal opinion, I think we grow every year. Sometimes, we don't really notice it or realize the changes. But let me tell you. When you actually sit in silence and think about it, you can definitely notice a few changes - whether that's in terms of health, personality, career, or your perception of things, the world - people do change. 


I took the liberty of clearing my head over the week and write down everything I've encountered from last November till this November. So, here are a few changes I've noticed in myself. 



1) I tend to take good care of myself more - be it skin, diet, lifestyle - there's just more self-love involved 


2) Life starts getting more serious


3) There are more life decisions I have to make - and I don't mean "what's for dinner tonight" kind of decision. 


4) I realized that I don't want to be like everyone else around me - whether that's a more successful person or someone who looks prettier than me. I tend to be more real with myself. 


5) It is totally OK to have only a few friends to count on. I used to think that the more friends I have, the better. Oh my friends, take it from me. That ain't the case. 


6) I'm more grateful for what I have - in terms of health, family, finance, friends - just everything really. 


7) People's opinions on me don't bother me that much anymore. 


8) Family and close friends are so important. I think I tend to appreciate the time I have with my family more than when I was younger. 


9) Working hard, struggles, hardships - they're all part of life. It's a packaged deal, guys. So, whether you like it or not, we're all going to have to deal with it. 


10) Responsibilities - they do exist. And you need to take on more responsibilities as you grow. 



I've had an amazing, chilled birthday celebration. And let's see what 26 brings me.




Do you feel changes in your life when you wake up another age number the next day? Let me know in the comments :) 

Monday, 6 November 2017

5 Decisions To Make When You're Moving Into A New Home

As most of you would probably know by now, from previous posts obviously, I've moved into a new apartment. And yes, as I'm writing this now, I have 100% moved in. I've been putting it back for a few days because it was extremely tiring.


Moving into a new home isn't as easy as it seems. 


But I'm sure most of you know it.


So, I just wanted to share a couple of decisions I had to make when I decided to move into a new home. Home doesn't necessarily mean a house. Home is obviously where you live, where you feel comfortable, where you feel safe. And yes, it will take me a couple more weeks to make my new home feel like home as I'm still in the process of unpacking.


Anyway, here are some of the things I considered before moving.



1. Living alone or living with people

To be honest with you, this was my biggest problem. Sometimes, living alone is fun and all that but you do get lonely. And when you're sick, there's no one there to take care of you. You have no one to talk to when you get home whereas if you live with people, you know who to talk to when you've had a bad day. But of course, you don't really have the freedom to do things i.e. cook in your underwear or leave your things wherever you'd like.



2. Cost

Can you actually believe that this factor came in second? Normally, people would always think of the cost first. But anyway, find something that is within your budget range. And find out how much you need to pay a month for electricity, water and gas bills and all that. From there, you can compile everything and see which one fits your budget.




3. Location 

Obviously, you'd want a place that is convenient. My place is super super convenient. A 24-hour clinic, dental care, supermarket, shopping mall (HnM!!!), 7-eleven, train station, food stalls, restaurants - just everything I need, basically. They're all there. So, pick a place where you KNOW it's convenient for you.




4. Furniture and fixtures

I would always look for a fully-furnished place because in my opinion, it is absolutely pointless to buy furniture when you don't own your own house yet. Because imagine moving everything into your next home. So, I would always go for a place that is already furnished.




5. Security 

This for me, is really important. In my previous place, whenever I got back at midnight, security guards would actually guard me to my room to make sure I was OK. I mean, it's not like I needed that but it's just the feeling of being safe and secure. My new place seems to have good security too - guards, key cards that only residents have, double locked doors, all that jazz.




So these are the things I took into consideration before moving to a new apartment. I hope it will help some of you who are looking into moving.



Let me know in the comments what decisions you had to make when you moved to a new place :)