Month: March 2015

Another could-be productive day gone to waste

Sitting in the midst of a conglomerated mess of assessment outlines and article readings, wishing to be teleported to a cosy cafe in Berlin or Paris. Mid semester break begins this Wednesday for me, although I tell myself that I cannot appreciate the partial break until I submit my two assessments due on Sunday and Tuesday respectively. I have been scrolling endlessly on Tumblr, my post procrastination addiction kicking in… 5 and a half weeks of uni has already passed, and although I love how quickly first semester is swinging by, Im also feeling a bit gloomy if you could call it that. I’m only studying two subjects this semester, because my third subject (Genocide studies) only went on for one day, the same day as my Introduction to Journalism lecture which my lecturer vowed was integral to participation. So two days of uni doesn’t seem like a lot right, heck, it sounds like a total bludge. But the workload is definitely overwhelming with the minimum 9 pages per article (3 per subject) including weekly submissions and …

The little old lady who sits on the train

So today I wanted to share a cute little encounter I had with an elderly lady on the train. Come to think of it now, it feels like a story that’s come straight out from a romantic film or a novel about a stylish, chic girl who lives in New York or Berlin who has their own cosy apartment with a killer view and equally killer body. Anyways….. So i was sitting on the seats at the train station scrolling mindlessly through my social media apps (Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat and repeat) when I noticed a pair of eyes staring at me from my side-view. I turned to find a lady in her mid 60’s staring at me shyly as I caught her. ‘Sorry’ she murmured and smiled, her croaky voice giving away her old age and then looked back at me, her intense grey eyes sparkling, concealing the many stories and adventures she’d had throughout her life. ‘You’re a very beautiful girl’ she smiled with a streak of a Mediterranean accent. She told she …

Shattered glass

Another film review? Well i did explain in my introductory post that I’m an avid film enthusiast ^_^ As part of our uni task this week, we were assigned to watch the film ‘Shattered Glass’ directed by Billy Ray in 2003. And for once, this was homework that i DID NOT procrastinate and leave to the last minute…i mean how many students can say that watching a movie is considered homework? Anyway, the film follows the true life story (as soon as i see those words i automatically get fired up with excitement. Truth and real life event based stories are so much more fascinating to delve into) of Stephen Glass, a young journalist with more ambition  and creativity he can chew. He is a reporter for the ‘New Republic’; a magazine company renowned for it’s political awareness and credible news sources. However, we find out that something doesn’t really add up with Stephen’s colourful stories that he is producing week out. He is an entertaining story-teller who manages to find the best sources and …

The Imposter

Definitely one of the creepiest documentaries I’ve seen. If you’re interested (like me) in exploring the depths of psychological thrilling, murder mysteries and disturbing real life events, this is for you. I’ve always been enticed by watching documentaries, from cultural documentaries expanding on the lifestyles around the world, to looking at the realm of fashion and beauty to factual news reporting documentaries, I never thought of myself to be the Nancy Drew advocate of criminal documentaries. The Imposter (2012) is a British-American documentary film about the 1997 case of the French confidence trickster Frédéric Bourdin, who impersonated Nicholas Barclay, a Texas boy who disappeared at the age of 13 in 1994. Following the film, the director Bart Layton takes you along in this spine tingling journey through the retelling of the day Nicholas went missing through the stories and recollections of his family. The impersonator, Frederic is also one of the main spokesperson in the film, and his thoughts and sharing are interwoven in this documentary so seamlessly that i often forget that he’s a …

Models steal the runway

This past month, my infatuation with fashion and style has accumulated greatly, and I have a new renowned ‘energy’ that has made me more passionate and inspired with the fashion realm of glitz and glamour. In particular, my enthusiasm towards fashion runway shows and seasonal catwalks showcasing themes ranging from modern androgyny to 1950’s elegant and conservative styles are what have caught my interest and sparked my new founding flair in attuning to the beauty of the fashion design industry. My sudden captivity towards this phantasmagorical wilderness of clothing, jewellery and accessories broadcasting has also brought my attention to many models. In my opinion, a great runway model is a person who’s personality flairs within their stone glazed looks as they strut solemnly down the stage, revealing as much beauty and individual-ness as the attire they are representing. Here is a list of my all time favourite models who have captivated my attention and enthralled me through their charm and wit and hence highlighted the shows they were modelling in. 1. Magdalena Frackowiack  Known by Tumblr …

Maybe high-school wasn’t so bad after all

Soooo.. Yesterday’s reuniting with my high school brought back tonnes of memories. Crystal (my best friend from high school) and I realised how much we’ve actually matured in the past two years from graduating by comparing our former high school self’s thoughts and desires to today’s state of mind. Oh the innocence of centering our whole lives back then on petty school issues. We spoke to our old year 12 coordinator and other teachers (junior english/drama teacher, music teacher, school uniform lady and Social business teacher) we bumped into along the way. All in all, high school seemed decades away, and so menial and trivial compared to our lives today. Our whole worlds back then revolved around who had the latest iPhone 4s, who owned the latest nikes and which girl was first to get their cartilage pierced. I mean, it was lovely that we didn’t really have any real stresses about earning a job or getting kicked out of school if we failed a semester.. And the teachers actually cared (or were forced to) and followed …

♡ February Favourites ♡

They say that if you want to choose a month where everything and anything goes wrong, choose February, as it is the shortest month of the year. That being said, the month of Feb has come and gone in a whirl, marking the end of the Summer holidays where I have eased my diet and snacked relentlessly on ice-cream; a sudden temptation I’ve been gravitating towards…But as they say, we all have our bad days/months, so here’s to me hoping that March brings out the inner health-crazed goddess I aspire to become. Here’s everything I have been loving throughout the past month: FASHION // The Quay Sunglasses My best friend and I had been OBSESSING over holographic lenses that give off a funky edge to any drastically simple outfit. (It’s also very practical in the sense that you can let your eyes wander without the discernment of people catching you in the process). And the clear rims are what I love the most, allowing the sunglasses to make a statement on it’s own. I have received …