17.9 – 24.9

“Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night… without the satisfaction.”

– Lynn Johnston


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17/9 Did a lot of house cleaning again today, unfortunately I prioritised that over working  early on my assignment. BUT at least there’s less cleaning to do the next following days. I’ve got a cute little garden, see above, in our room now! I need greens growing around me to feel a tad bit better when studying. I find rooms get bland and stifling when there’s no plants around.

19/9 My sleeps were broken af yesterday night, slept at 12am, woke up at 4am and then every 30-15mins after. Since my volunteer activities the next day is not demanding, I felt pretty ok with minimal sleep. Today I successfully woke up at 6:30am, slept around 10:30-11pm last night. My sleeping pattern is almost fixed yay! Anyways, got a night shift tonight.

20/9 Thank g I was able to wake up early, despite falling asleep at 2am. Won’t have the house to ourselves anymore boo, but at least my chores gets cut by a big chunk. I’ve been seeing a lot on social media this new Filipino joint ‘Rey Jr.’, that I’ve been dying to try out! Fingers crossed I get to visit the place next week.

22/9 Just came back for The Big Design Market and my legs are dead! Though it was worth it. Got a small bunch of tech stuff and luckily got a gift for my little brother. It’s pretty quiet right now at home, I can hear the frogs going, the sky is turning to a darker blue-grey… I always love this time of day. It’s like nature telling us to get ready for the evening, to slow down and breathe deeply. I’m waiting for the kettle to stop heating up the water, so I can brew some well-deserved tea.

23/9 My brain is pooped.

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21.8 – 27.8

“The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.”

– Harold S. Geneen


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21/8 Do you like the new look of my blog? I like how there’s more colour, boldness but at the same time keeping the simplicity of the layout. There should be more coverage on the Amazon fires that’s currently happening. It’s terrifying. The damages it will cause on our climate, the wildlife, plants and towns close by… Deforestation should not be conducted in such large amounts, it should be controlled. It’s so disheartening to see, civilisation going backwards instead of growth.

22/8 I am feeling a bit of stress, keeping up with my three assignments and study load. The key is to keep calm, be organised and read efficiently, whilst putting your thoughts into words effectively. Ugh. Happy I don’t have many shifts and other commitments, so I can really focus on my study.

23/8 Just getting your butt out and into the gym, is always the hardest. Trust me afterwards, you’ll feel 1000x better. More energised, motivated and ready to tackle the rest of the day! Had leg day today, super hard but through it. Right, now back to studying.

25/8 I honestly don’t know if I made the right decision but… I feel a sense of burden lifted off my brain and chest. I’ll keep a look out for others or maybe I should leave it till next year…

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Getting Stuff Done Planner

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CGD LONDON

With 288 pages available, you’re able to plan, organise and keep up with your schedule without thinking if you have much left! I am a huge believer in planning out your day/week, actually writing it down. Being able to visually see your schedule, what you need to do and have done, motivates and keeps you in check! What drew me in with this particular planner, is the writing space available, simplistic layout, monochrome look, thickness and the cute fields you knew you had always needed.

The planner is available in black and pink, and you know it’s made well, when the covering is made out of vegan-friendly leather. Other details include foil embossing, 100gsm ivory paper, soft ribbon marker and has a small sleeve at the back for extra papers. When I first laid eyes on CGD London’s planner, I knew I had to get it. I currently have a study planner, and the biggest difference with this planner, is the writing space available dedicated for each day.

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13.8 – 19.8

“Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.”

– Og Mandino


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13/8 I cannot rave enough about this new anime, Demon Slayer. It is actioned-packed, drawings are beautiful, the colours are amazing and the story-line is solid! Main characters are solid, their story backgrounds and abilities are explained in great detail and they each have their own sense of humour. So it’s not all dark and sentimental all the time. I’m on episode 7 at the moment, I do however feel episodes 3-5 were a tad too fast. It could’ve been extended a bit more and how the main character’s abilities came to be, could have been extended to show how it acquired it? I don’t know maybe I’m old-school and I like to see training sessions haha. Anyways, not all hope is lost in the anime world, Demon Slayer will quench your thirst for some fun anime!

Praying for those women who were attacked today, and hats off to those brave individuals who cornered the individual. It’s scary but also comforting to know, that the public will come to protect its society, when someone tries to eliminate the peace.

14/8 That little devil thought keeps popping back, questioning my satisfaction with life now and regrets. I honestly think, wallowing in regrets is one of the most hardest challenges to get through. It challenges your past and essential your current decisions, where you are at life right now. I must admit I have a few regrets, regrets with the environment, who I associate myself with and the decisions I made or let pass. Constantly having to remind myself, the past cannot be changed and it is in the present where wrongs can be made better. Does anyone have an advice on this?

16/8 Getting back into mangas now. Since my Demon Slayer obsession has not been quenched, I’m going to read the manga. So far the the anime has been true to the manga, which is bloody awesome! Will be heading out to Marrickville tonight, for a pop-up event… a real-life Pac Man maze. Freaking can’t wait, I’ll post a review soon.

17/8 Season 2 of Mind Hunter is out on Netflix, yay! I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since the first season aired. It’s such an underrated drama, but honestly it was amazing, the plot and the performances of the actors were mesmerising. Anyways, got to start on one of my assignments whilst re-watching Attack on Titan, so I can understand season 3.

19/8 I am in now full cramming mode, got 3 assignments due within 2 weeks. Oh and they’re not your 15-30%, they are over! Ugh I do this to myself every semester 😥

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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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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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