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Where are my seasons? A story of rebellion against Singapore's perennial Summer

October 11, 2017
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About a month ago, confusing images started popping out in my Facebook and Instagram feeds: people wearing sweaters, cosy living rooms with blankets and lit chimneys, falling leaves and pumpkin spice lattes. I swear I didn’t have a lobotomy, but it took me a while to realize that somewhere else in the World the seasons are passing. “Ah, right, it’s Autumn in Europe right now”. Like, I had to actively think about it to realize that back at home the weather…

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Changes

September 5, 2017
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I’ve been writing this post for like two weeks. Write, delete, write, delete, write, delete. Everything I was writing was somehow off, I just didn’t like what I was reading. One version looked like the story of a pseudo-hippie and her newly found light shining from within. Another sounded like a motivational post, you know, like those you read on The Huffington Post and stuff (but the bad ones, those that get a lot of “this writer should find another…

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A mindful beauty routine And my 11 favourite skincare products

May 23, 2017
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Months ago, my therapist suggested me to do mindfulness meditation. I started to see her because of my anxiety issues so I thought hell yes, this sounds like a great idea. So I downloaded that Headspace app. I went up on the hill of the park behind my office in my lunch break – sounds super zen right? – I sat down, launched the app and waited for the magic to happen. I almost fell asleep. It was so BORING.…

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