I feel like I’ve finally hit my stride now that we’re already in the first week of February. It’s been quite a challenging transition – easing into the new year with a new job, an internship, and trying to ace a summer class all at once. This week felt productive with both work and studying for an exam, but on a positive note, I’m also counting down days to my next getaway (hint: Great Barrier Reef).
The weather has been uncharacteristically cold for a summer (19o today!) and it’s been raining non-stop since yesterday. I’m trying to make the most of the cuddly weather before it picks up to 30 something again next week, and in the meantime, I wish you all a great weekend! x.
With Lyndon Huf, CEO of Maction Australia, discussing the future of engineered wearable device sensors
The cosiest cocktail lounge tucked away in West End
New favorite snacks: yellow peaches!
Raindrops on the bus window
Stayed in and kimono party while it was raining out
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A kind reminder to celebrate the little things in life
The first week of the new year always leaves me feeling conflicted. In some ways, I’m ready for the fresh start, excited to get back to uni and work, and am relaxed after so much time off. But on the other hand, I get sad the holidays are over, and that I’m running out of excuse to approach each meal as though it’s one big celebration. But I’ve been trying to look for the little things that get me feeling excited for this slightly awkward time of year: boyfriend’s birthday and having him back in Brisbane in February, binge watching some of my favorite TVs (Suits, Black Mirror, and completing Stranger Things), and an upcoming birthday trip that’s just a month away.
Here’s to making it through our first month of the year and to really great things to come in 2018! X
A cosy little corner in SWOP, West End (more pictures of it here) Home of my the energy pods (my favorite nap spots in uni)New Years Eve’s night out attempt that ended up in SouthbankIn one of my favorite bars in town (one I mentioned here)I refuse to be anything less than a boss since I was a baby, apparently
Last week was pretty laid back in a very good and relaxing way. Besides classes and work, my days mostly involved watching Netflix and YouTube videos on my bed, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. On Sunday we celebrated one of my girlfriend’s birthday over dinner at FJ Bistro & Deli in Kemang, which I’d been to before, but turned out to be lovelier by night.
Today marks the start of the last official week of our lectures before finals start next week and I’m planning to only make the best of it. Looking forward to a short getaway with my girlfriends in a few days and to just have plenty of fun before we enter our back-to-back exam days. Have a great week ahead.
The prettiest cotton candy sky on the way home from work
Some major photo booth game with the goofiest squad
Still obsessing over this Kikki.K coffee mug that I featured on my last post
Pardon the poor quality but babes stay babes
Highlight of the week: Nameera turning 20 and wishing her nothing but the best!
From a few weeks back: PANAMA Live at The 6th Music Gallery by FEBUI
More often than not we are faced with certain things that we have to get done at a certain time, but we usually just end up procrastinating and leaving these (important) tasks in the back of our minds. Until it freaked you out the night before, or so in my case. My recent trip to Singapore was pretty impulsive (I booked my flight only two weeks prior to date), and I knew that going away for vacation right before my mid-term exam starts was a particularly crazy idea to begin with, but I’m glad I went ahead anyway (I’ll be sharing more about it on another post).
It was an immensely relaxing break and although it made me postpone my studying a little bit more than I should, I was really able to focus on my exam the following days. Looking forward to tackling just one more paper down on Monday before planning another quick getaway with my girlfriends on the coming weekend. Have a great one!
Typical classroom situation
These dark chocolate truffles with melt-in-mouth hazelnut praline fillings were bomb
Came home from Singapore to a room full of birthday surprise from my girlfriends
And, more surprises! Could this birthday get any better?
Quote of the day, literally.
As we enter the final week of February, it finally hits me that I practically have only 27 days left before I turn 20. I don’t know where the time has gone, but boy, it flies. Despite the highs and lows, I’m glad to have managed to actually get a lot of work done these past few days. I’ve been occupied with shooting and editing for an upcoming trailer project with friends, prepping for IELTS, and catching up with The Flash. It’s been raining generously around here and nap times have been dangerously inevitable, not that I’m complaining. I’m baking lots of crème brûlée today for a dinner party and hopefully I’ll remember to take pictures as I’m planning to do a recipe post for it some time next week. Have a great weekend!
Brunch date with a girlfriend featuring my Molecular Biology report
Hanging succulents at a coffee shop nearby
An impulsive lunch date (Social House, Grand Indonesia)Throwback to this cotton candy sky on Valentine’s Day because mine was a lovely one