The Day After The Thunderstorm

It's the storm season. The weather's bad, it's raining almost every day with a few mild sunny days in between. There's the thunder, its sound gives you a fright straight into your heart. You miss the sunny day. Storms are horrible. Grass on the field are drowned in muddy puddles. Playgrounds are deserted with a …

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Why Taking Pictures While You Travel Is Important

I was taught to embrace the moment. So that's what I did when I travelled. There was a period in my life when travelling was a regular event. Some happened spontaneously, some were planned few months or weeks ahead. Most of them stretched for at least a week to a month. It was amazing. I …

The Reality of Getting Out of The Comfort Zone

There will be several occasions in life where you want to get out of your comfort zone, and end up staying within it. It's a constant cycle. Desperate times are motivators that contribute to your successful attempt to let go of that old comfy state and plunge into a scary yet exciting new world. We …

You’ve Got Us, Dad. Remember that.

"One of the greatest gifts my father gave me - unintentionally - was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a roller-coaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man." Ben Okri Dear daddy, I know that things …

My Recent Empties

I've accumulated a few things for this post, products that I've finished during the recent months. Biore's UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence This has been a cult favourite among Japanese. It's a sunscreen with a watery texture, like a lotion. It contains alcohol, which leaves your skin matte and fresh, but surprisingly not drying. It …