23.6 – 2.7

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”

– Brene Brown


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23/6 Taking control of your own life, is truly a challenge. Finding that right balance of confidence, love whilst taking care of your physical, mental and basic needs is something I’m still struggling with. I think it was just last year, that I’ve been slowly getting some order and control of my life. I would like to highlight slowly. I’ve taken some drastic measures, moving on from people, situations that are giving me no benefit to my self-love process. Taken risks with situations and making it an opportunity for myself, whether it be in my education, career or social life. Don’t be afraid to let go of things you feel are stopping you from growing. Right now, I’ve got my social life kinda in check, relationship balance in check and education running. I have to remind myself not to get so impatient with my career goals, slow and steady. But also to make situations into a opportunity.

26/6 Wednesdays are always great, lucky to be in an environment that is supportive, patient, real and your input is valued. Sadly, it’s a sad and frequent reality being in an environment where you are negatively criticised, unfairly managed and undervalued. My Tuesdays on the other hand, is on a wobbly start. I might have to just keep an open mind to the current environment, be patient and see how it is. I can always say goodbye to it. Tomorrow I have a little excursion!

27/6 The excursion today was lovely, I definitely need to go back and visit. The other highlight was the homemade scones, other yummy treats and the tea! We were seated on  an airy verandah, looking out towards the lovely backdrop of the suburb whilst enjoying out late afternoon treats.

28/6 Basking today as much as possible, because it’s my only day which I have nothing planned. My next free day won’t be until this coming Thursday. Anyways, been watching Marlena Stell’s video titled ‘Dear Influencers’. I absolutely love in how she’s presenting her information with grace, the right balance of constructive criticism and compliments. To be honest I’ve not tried any of Makeup Geek’s products, I’m not really an eyeshadow type of user, as evident in my blog.

30/6 Woke up to reading the news of Jeon Mi Sun’s passing. What an amazing actress, I’ve loved her roles in so many notable dramas.

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4.6 – 11.6

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”

– Roy T. Bennett


4/6 The last hardest assignment is done! Got a quick journal due next week and then I’m free for a  few weeks. YAY! I plan to workout more, read more, eat and sleep better. Fingers crossed I get to post more reviews and work on QUI. Got this little cute photography light box  and I was amazed at how cheap it was. Should I write a review of it?

6/6 The last leg of the stay’s accomodation is now booked yay! It’s a little cute space with ample sunlight, a stove essential and is walking distance to many places. I’ll be taking this week a little easier, with more time spent on reflecting, netflix’n, working out, listening to music and breathing.

9/6 Quite tough today, didn’t get to do a few things, no coffee too. Surprisingly I’m feeling quite energised, though more on the down side. Its during these times, when it’s the hardiest to keep positive. I just feel like lying in bed and wish the day/s would go faster.

I did push myself I little today and updated my store’s instagram. So you’ll find on the instagram (@qui.label) the first picture, of my first pin! I am really happy with it, surprised it came out exactly how I’d envisioned it. I just have to get the prices right, still having a hard time understanding postage cost and all. So keep a look out!

10/6 Got a new succulent today yay! Repotting a cacti was a challenge, trying to not get poked haha. Satisfied my sausage sizzle at Bunnings today and it did not disappoint.

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25.5 – 28.5

“How’s things, buddy?” Trey asks after we run through a few finger-warming exercises. I realize this is what people call small talk. I also realize the world would be a better place without it.”

– Julie Buxbaum


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25/5 Can small talk be banned? All these unnecessary situations where small talk is encouraged, should be removed forever. I would prefer to sit in silence, doing what I want to do, being around people that I know without being judged as a snob or having a motive. For example, if I go to a party, I prefer to say hi to the people I know or have to meet, then head straight to the food station and sit in peace. Come and say hi if you like, but have a purpose and if I’m silent be chill too. The number of times I get comments from people, saying I’m too quiet, anti-social, I have to go to this event to make an appearance, for religion, for family, for whatever is extremely exhausting. If you like small talking fine, just don’t come at me with your chitchat.

26/5 Woke up the latest today, since forever. Woke up at 1:30pm! Though fair, I did not hit the sack until 5am, got caught up with a new Chinese drama. Got up to episode 11 or 12 of Love 020.

27/5 Should be a more relaxing day today. Get some artwork done and then send them off to printing.

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15.5 – 21.5

15/5 My lack of posts last ‘Discover’ post was kind of embarrassing. I’ll try and make an effort this week. Today’s agenda, is to get two assignments done by Monday and start the third next week. The third is due the two following Mondays. I think my brain is literally about to explode. I am also finally getting back to the gym, after a 3-4 day break. Going to need to burn them bubble tea and quick Chinese food.

16/5 Day whatever now trying to get this damn report done, so I can move on to the next two assignments. This sucks! I feel like everyday is dedicated to work, cause of the pile up of the assignments.

17/5 Got exciting news, my first item created! Now got to think about packaging, how it’s going to look on social media and shipping fees. Who knew there’s a lot of processes to think about, before making it available to the public. It is quite slow, but I hope to get it out before the end of the year. I was planning two crafts this year, but we’ll see.

18/5 Today went way too fast. Snuck in a late brunch of Pizza Hut, halo halo and gym! In other news, I am in love with NIKI’s new album ‘wanna take this downtown?’. The continuous theme, vibe and sound is just beautiful. I want to see her live!!

19/5 Track work today ugh.

21/5 Well this post got scheduled a day earlier, so I’ll just insert this entry in. GOT last night, got me teary again. Seriously how tragic was Dany’s end? I knew it was going to happen, but boy oh boy, I felt angry with how her downfall got written. What a ride, 8 years and now Mondays are back to being boring.

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9.5

9/5 E and I are planning to stay in the Philippines, for about 2 and a bit months. I was really wishing to visit either Phuket or Bali this year, just to indulge in their awesome retreats. But most likely not this year. I wanted to getaway from Sydney during the Christmas and New Year season and experience it else where. So far the ticket prices are good, though finding an AirBnb that meets both our location criteria, price and cooking needs is proving to be a bit of a challenge. Should I vlog for the duration, like daily or weekly hmmm. Mind you I am extra shy in front of the camera, might just get E to do it!

2.5 – 7.5

“Luck is preparation meeting the moment of opportunity”

– Oprah Winfrey


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2/5 Yesterday was again another full on Wednesday. Since I ate so little during work, I ended up binging in the evening. So got to keep a mental note to not eat so low during the day. Anyways, there’s this man doing the windows and I’m too socially awkward right now to look and say hi. Am I a bad person? LOL

3/5 Whilst completing this uni module, I’ve been on a binge, watching successful and powerful women on YouTube. So far from watching and hearing their stories and advices, I realised how much self-confidence I need to work on. Instead of say watching/listening to the things I usually do, I should invest time for self-improvement/empowerment. But to also make these happen.

4/5 After doing house chores and working out in the morning, there is just not enough time left for the rest of the day. What! Started one of my assignments, worth about 40-45% and thank gwad it is in a report format. So being concise with what you’re trying to say is key. Makes it also a tonne easier to do, just because you eliminate trying to sound extra smart in sophisticated sentences haha. Sadly, this means Qui work and blogging will need to take a seat for a while. Stress mode in full on right now.

7/5 Not feeling 100% today. Both mental and physical game is on the low.

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25.4 – 30.4

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

– Laurence Binyon


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25/4 It’s ANZAC Day again, well this year is going fast. Heading out for dinner later at Muum Maam, I wonder how that’s pronounced. I opted to skip out on breakfast and lunch, so I can feel excited for tonight’s meal. But definitely not skipping out on coffee today, I need it. I trying to start on assignment 3 for on of the units, it is always difficult in getting it started. So here I am writing an entry.

26/4 A bit more energy today, it may be because of a good workout I had this morning, the weather is perfect, got a great brew of coffee or maybe it was the amazing cocktail last night haha. Anyways it is 3:29pm, just got out of the shower, cooked brunch and watched a few Aussie vloggers. Should I start vlogging? To be honest though, not much goes through my day to day life and I don’t feel too comfortable on camera. My partner is though, which reminds me I should be editing the third part of his America trip.

I’ve also jumped on the Audible wagon, loving it so far! I was honestly hesitant in committing to audiobooks, just because I love reading stories on paper. It is really a game-changer, it’s great when travelling to and from work/events/places and you want to  squeeze in a book. One of my goals is to get reading again and by listening to books, it is not only convenient, but also enjoyable. I don’t have to bring around a clunky book, mind you my bag is super small. The first audiobook I have and currently reading is Michelle Obama’s Becoming. I’ll write a review on it when I’m done!

29/4 Today I experienced the most stressful, yet brilliantly delivered, television show ever. GOT’s season 8, episode 3 was a heck of an episode, the viewers were gifted with a blockbuster, where characters were given full redemption, fought with courage and bravery. Who knew this episode was filled with women heroes, who made the biggest impact. I honestly found Jon Snow, entirely useless, same with the Onion Knight, Danny, Sam, Bran and the people in the crypts. HONESTLY jump on the Game of Thrones bandwagon, if you have not yet done so!

I have not cried at all *SPOILERS* in this show, not even during the Red Wedding. But when Theon finally heard the words he needed to hear and given his complete arc… then bravely charged ahead and died. I lost it. His character hands down, had the most dramatic development and in the end, I am sure we were ALL rooting for him. It’s making me teary again, thinking about his redemption.

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