Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Scorch Trials: Expectations and Actual Storyline

After reading The Maze Runner, I completely feel in love with the book and the characters that I think it's best to say that this is one of the best fiction story i've ever read, it was a very well-written story by James Dashner, which I have wrote a book review on it which you guys can read it here, and what I love most about it is that every chapter brings a brilliant twist that it makes us wander what will happen in the next chapter.

So I began reading The Scorch Trials soon after I finished reading The Maze Runner, the ending of the book one was somewhat of a cliffhanger as it ended with Thomas and the gang escaping from WICKED and being rescued by strangers that warned them about the Flare that has spread throughout parts of the world.


WARNING: Spoiler alert!


Friday, August 15, 2014

Vocabulary Expansion Thanks to John Green

So here are a few words that I find stumbling again and again on most passage when I read TFIOS and Paper Towns, I had such a good read of it that I thought i'll share on the internet of how much that i've learned of new words from reading those two books, so without further ado, here are the words that the definitions are from the internet vocabulary that I played the words using my brain! lol, enjoy!



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Against the Common Flow

Everyone is their own individuality
One may seem alike to another
but,
a single trait or more can define them apart

Being different can often be misunderstood by most people. Being different can sometime lead us to seclusion from the common. Being different takes up a lot of bravery from the inside, and being brave is being confident with taking a road that we believe in, even though it is different from everyone else.

That road isn't going to be easy. That road isn't always gonna give us applause from other people because we choose to be daring. That road isn't always gonna smooth but, if that road is the road that you truly feel that it is best for yourself,

Then go for it. 


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That is all from me, hope you guys will enjoy this mini post about motivation and remember! Uniqueness and being genuine is very rare these days, don't let society dim your spark!

xoxo,
Gia

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Flowers in Ramadhan

Last month was a month filled with soul rejuvenation and forgiving one another, but instead of taking pictures of people, I found myself snapping my cameras at pretty flowers and here are the pictures that I ended up with :)



OOTD


Hi guys! I've taken this photo several weeks ago and yes yet again, due to my laziness, I did not make any post about it until now. So I was sort of running late that day and I wanted to wear an outfit that was both comfy but looked presentable at the same time. I grabbed my favourite skirt at the moment, which is this cute butterfly patterned skirt and I paired it with a Superman tshirt and a jeans buttoned shirt that acts as somewhat of a coverup and to make me warm when i'm sitting in class when it's super cold, and as you guys can see, I brought along my Princess Jasmine socks, my brown bag, pink wallet and my Paper Towns novel that day and I also have finished reading it so hopefully i'll be making a blog post about it soon and yeah that was the ootd for that day lol.

Ok this post was super short but I just wanted to share this to my blog and yeah i'm gonna do more refined ootd post in the future!

xoxo,
Gia

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Now on Bloglovin!

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Tumblr Update!

HELLO THERE MY DEAR BLOG THAT I HAVE ABANDONED FOR THE PAST MONTH :(

Lately life has been overwhelming and I decided to seclude myself from all sorts of social media devices and rethink where did I did wrong that caused me in such agony.

BUT

enough with all of these sad and pathetic posts, i'm back! and hopefully i'm gonna be better than ever, I decided I wanted to pimp up my blog and tumblr page, hence my new banner :) what do you guys think? I tried editing the css to centre the banner so it'll look nicer but idk what went wrong but it doesn't function when I typed the code. But also, feel free to check out my tumblr pages! The first is my main tumblr page where I reblog and sometimes I write mini notes regarding what i'm in the mood to write that day and the second one is my photography page! I'm still practicing on my photography sills but hopefully day by day i'll get better at taking pictures :)

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Got a lot on my head that I wanna write on this blog so hopefully in the near future i'll be able to complete these upcoming posts of mine that I keep promising myself but I haven't exactly made them yet :') Until then, have a good day!

xoxo,
Gia

Friday, June 27, 2014

Monthly Playlist: June

Let's Go Home - Carousel
Colours Collide - The Beth Edges
Summertime - The Sundays
Just Be Mine - Cher Lloyd
Black Roses - Charli XCX
Short Hair - AOA
Shooting Star - Bag Raiders
Lanterns - Birds of Tokyo
Alive Again - Phillip Phillips
Where No One Goes - Jonsi & John Powell
Giving Up the Gun - Vampire Weekend
Pumpin Blood - NONONO
Thunder Clatter - Wild Club
Gold - Gabriel Rios (Thomas Jack Remix)
Dear No One - Tori Kelly

So yeah those are the abundance of songs i've been loving for the month of June! I know it's not the end of the month just yet but I couldn't wait another day to post this because i've found a lot of amazing songs this month and I want to share it to you guys through my blog :) Hope you all will enjoy and have a good day!

xoxo,
Gia

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

OCD Update

As of now, I am feeling so much better than before. I'm slowly recovering from my severe compulsive obsession of always have to do something in a exact pattern. I'm learning on how to not always do things as I plan in my head and just let life surprise me. Now I can sit in my bed and be calm without thinking of a lot of things, even though that sometime happens, i've been so much better.

I still love cleaning my room until it is near perfection and I do still obsessively think about my room coordination & decorations. But not as compulsive as before. It's weird how sometimes simple things are so complicated or maybe us humans make it seem like it's a complex matter. Nonetheless, i'll keep trying to do things one by one and focus on what matter.

I feel really bad for I have been neglecting my blog for a while now. But I have quite a lot of interesting projects for my blog. I hope it'll come true and not just remain as an idea. I'm going to the coffee shop now to finish the couple last chapters of Paper Towns, which i'm very excited about and maybe pay a short visit to the supply store to but some decorative things for my room.

Until then, i'll always be struggling to deal with my OCD and daydreaming, but I promise to myself I will get better and I will be better.

xoxo,
Gia

PAINT - After Ever After 2!


Hi Guys! I saw the first After Ever After video by Paint a looong time ago and it was AMAZING :D and I also loved how he included Princess Jasmine in the first video, but now he's back with the second After Ever After video and it does not disappoint!

Watch the video and see what he has to sing for Mulan, Cinderella, Tuana and Elsa! 

xoxo,
Gia

Monday, June 16, 2014

Random Pictures

Hi guys! I originally wanted this post to consist of more variety pictures of things, that are not just food, but I ended up taking pictures of food or drinks I find appealing. Even though these pictures are not a lot but I hope there'll be more of me posting picture related posts on this blog and I hope you'll all enjoy!


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Current Addiction: Milktea

Hey guys! Just a quick update I wanna put up on my blog dedicated to my everlasting love for milk teas. I'm not so sure why i'm addicted to these drinks but I just feel the urge to drink a milk tea almost every day lately since they're so refreshing.


Chatime Milktea - Chatime

Thoughtful Gifts

Hi guys! Finally midterm week is over and now I can start blogging again! Last week was kind of like an emotional roller coaster ride for me as surprisingly, I was stressing out a lot on my grades and it was just hectic I don't even wanna look back at it lol. But for now, it's finally over and I decided to start blogging again!

I had my birthday last month and my aunt and my cousin in law were very thoughtful of giving me these presents :) I have to admit i'm a very old-fashioned 'birthday' person, whereas I really do appreciate the people who remembered my birthday and actually giving me thoughtful gifts, it does not have to be expensive or grand, but sentimental and personal.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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I really need to learn how to accept people the way they are and get used to the fact that just because you were nice to someone, they're not always gonna repay your kindness. It really saddens me when people are just pretending to care, giving us false hope, acting all coy and as if nothing's wrong.


And then comes the moment when we are in need of help, they disappear. They neglect us, both our problems and our presence. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

The 'No Makeup' Makeup Look



For this post it was quite a different thing that I would usually do. I have always wanted to do an everyday look and i've always wanted to ask one of my friends to be the model for my blog. So I asked my dear friend Resiah Lim to be in my blog and thankfully she said yes!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Monthly Playlist: May

Chocolate - The 1975
X You - Avicii 
Winter Sleep - Olivia Lufkin
Mr. President - Pia Mia
Lovestruck - The Vamps
Illuminate - Afrojack & Matthew Koma

Don't have a lot in line for last month but here are some of the songs i've been finding myself listening to when i'm showering first thing in the morning.

xoxo,
Gia

THANK YOU JAMES DASHNER


Can we all just take a moment to appreciate James Dashner's breathtaking masterpiece?


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

April Favourites


Hi there guys! First things first, I know this is now the beginning of June and i've haven't even done the shoot for this month's monthly favourites but yeah so today I have my April favourites for you all! Idk if i'll be doing this month's favourites since i've been having a lot on my plate and i'm having my midterms next week so things have been pretty hectic lately, but we'll see! But without further ado, here's this month's favourites! 


Monday, June 2, 2014

The Shining Star

Yeah so Mother's Day has already passed but I haven't exactly posted this yet and I was kinda bummed at first because I wanted to post it on Mother's Day but things were pretty hectic and finally now I have the time to post this!

For Mother's Day this year I decided to but something special for my mom and something that has a message to it. I bought her a star keychain that resembles starts that glimmers at dark skies above. I want to let her know that everyone has that light of hope inside of them and I want my mom to know that she is the star in my dark skies.

My mom is an amazing woman who is a compassionate mother and a devoted career woman, even though my relationship with my mom is like riding a roller coaster ride, I love her dearly. And even though sometimes days aren't going so great between me and my mom, I know that deep down inside she loves me and so do I. 



Friday, May 30, 2014

A Well Spent Friday With Abhy

Luckily for me, I don't have any classes on Fridays for this semester (yeay!!!). So yesterday I spent my day with my part time mood booster, part time best friend & part time caffeine-mate, Abhy! It has been such a long time since I spent time with her due to the fact that we're not in high school anymore and we go to different universities. But I was so happy yesterday I got to spend my day with her and we had our lunch at Union and we talked about so many things, it was a really refreshing moment to relive. 

So without further ado here's some pictures from the personal stash! Took some pictures from my iPad mini and #nofilter


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Cartoon Conspiracy Theories


Hello there readers! Being born in the 90's definitely served me well as some of the most amazing cartoon shows aired on television and I basically grew up watching Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, As Told by Ginger and many more.

Lately i've been doing some researches on conspiracy theories regarding Nickelodeon cartoons that circulated in the late 90's. At first when I read the theories, I just thought it was someone's wicked mind trying to ruin our childhood but as I got deeper into the context of the story, some or might as well I say most of it actually makes sense. Now these theories have not yet been approved or anything by Nickelodeons reps and i'm taking these theories from various secondary source outlets so it's not 100% valid. But I can say though that at the end, it is up to you if you want to believe it or not but I think this was a interesting yet disturbing new thing i've learned.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Ask me a question on tumblr!

Hi there! Feel free to ask me questions on my tumblr page :)


Here's a little bit of a sneak peek on how I answer questions :) yeah i'm either poetic or just nonsense XD but have a good day anyways! 

xoxo,
Gia

Friday, May 16, 2014

Me in One Sentance

I am a infinite galaxy that stands in between a socially awkward individual and an unruly extrovert. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Back on Track

Whilst on the journey of reaching your dreams, it is never an easy road to embrace. Sometimes, i drift off from that road and i stumble, a lot. Lately I feel i've been kinda lost and it saddens me. Sometimes I let my anxiety and depression get in my way, university has just been exhausting, and also social pressure, sometimes it gets the best of me.

But for every time I feel down and sad, I always have to remind myself my goal from the start, where I want to be in the next few years or more and what I want to achieve in this life. Even though it is exhausting because you have be your own saviour, it moulds you to into becoming a stronger person.

So my goal now is to not let insignificant 'noises' get in my way of what I want to achieve, and I gotta work hard on it. Seems kinda scary but I believe I can overcome it. And I also have to start making daily plans to get my day organised and to finish off things I must do like assignments, cleaning, read my textbooks, and etc!

And until then, I am still struggling to develop myself.

xoxo,
Gia

Rise After You Fall

Hi guys! For today I want to do a somewhat inspirational post that I hope will inspire you all and can also help for those of you who have been wanting to rise from the ashes of your misery and be brave in starting a new chapter in your life.

So I have come up with several ideas that you guys can do whenever you feel sad, and always remember to rise from no matter what misery you guys are facing! :)

1. Cry it out. Letting out that weight that has been hovering and sending a pressure to your chest is better off to deal it by crying. Because once you've cried, you have acknowledge the pain and you have accepted the reality of it.

2. Talk to a friend. In life, you cannot expect for everyone to understand you like an open book if you don't tell them! Be wise and smart in choosing a friend to let your guards down, and hold on to the idea that life will always give you a friend. People will come and go but there are many trustworthy ones that are worth the love and pain.

3. Sing it out. It has been proven in a psychological observation that singing releases stress. Now I don't really have a great singing voice, I just think it's pretty ok but hey, Who cares? Just sing it out! One of my fave songs to sing are Disney songs! Ranging from A Whole New World to A Part of Your World and so many more! It really does work! I feel much more lighter and airy after I jam into my fave all time classic Disney songs

4.  Cook your own food. When we're cooking, we are focused to the food that we are making it is the perfect brain distraction! And also make sure that you're cooking healthy foods that are good and energising for your body.

5. Do something productive. For me, it's either cleaning or writing a new blog post. Even though i've been kinda MIA from blogging ever since i've been busy with the third semester of uni, I feel so happy after I post a new blog because it makes me feel i'm a step closer of reaching my dreams and I believe it is beneficial for me future. And at other times, I also like to clean my apartment and re-organise and re-decorate my living space to have a new outlook. 

6. Watch comedy films/sitcoms. For me, it would either have to be 2 Broke Girls and How I Met Your Mother, even though i've only been watching HIMYM very recently, I fell in love with Robin & Barney and the whole entire cast is just so hilarious. And i've also been a huge fan of 2BG because it is filled with sarcastic humour and every single cast in that sitcom is perfect for their role and I often find myself laughing my ass off every time I watch 2BG.

7. Drink tea. I suggest drinking green tea because not only it is good for your metabolism, but it is also good for weight control! And I also make sure that I do not fill it with sugar because it can be kinda fattening and I prefer drinking it without sugar anyways.

8. Exercise. Especially when you're angry! When you're mad at someone, don't waste your time thinking of a diabolical plan to get your revenge on that person. But let it all out by exercising! Go to the gym or take a walk or even do your own cardio workout in your living space.

9. Pray. Have faith in what you believe. I always believe that everything is not a coincidence and it is all a plan made by God. I also believe that if God brings us into a situation, God will also help us go through that situation. 

10. Read a book. I'm currently loving post-apocalypse themed book and I really do find them very entertaining and it broadens up your imaginations by challenging it into a greater extent. And when you're reading a book, when you're caught up with it, you can put your problems aside and enjoy the flow of the story.


So that is the few of the many tips I have to enlighten yourself and I hope you all will enjoy :D

xoxo,
Gia

Saturday, May 3, 2014

In Search of Something Genuine

Have you ever just wanted something so bad, you would do the absolute crazy things in order to have the feel of it for yourself. Especially when we see someone having it and seeing how happy they are as their smiles spread broadly across their face and you bare eyes saw something genuine in theirs.

That was me before reality slapped my face. There is an old saying that 'It is better from afar.' which I didn't really get it when I first heard of it. But now, it brings me to ease and lessens the feeling of jealousy in me. 

I used to hold on to this theory where I could not be happy unless if I have something that what I would think would bring me happiness. So I was relentlessly trying to reach it. Sometimes things goes with the way I want them, and at other times, things don't really go as well as I would have pictured them in my head. But either ways, something prickled in me, the feeling that I thought is not the feeling what I felt in the end. I did not taste anything genuine.

When I look at pictures, I would often thought, I want to go to this place where this person goes, I want to get to know more of this person, I would like to have this or that, and the list of desires continues on. But as reality comes it's way more than my expectation (and my daydreams) it gives me the spiteful truth that some things are not as what they seem to be. And the more I hear of endless realistic scenarios from people that I thought were living in a fairytale, the more I feel both relived and numb. Relived that I can stop hoping a false reality and numb that, is there even anything genuine nowadays?

But I am not giving up, maybe this is a lifetime journey, to find something or someone that's genuine. And I am thankful for life has shown me something that was realistic, even though it hurts. So what I want to do now is to stop creating scenarios in my head. I want to be surprised with the reality that life brings and even if some things are better of looking at it from the opposite angle, there are sure of a whole lot of things (or moments) that are genuine, even from any point of view that works dimensionally. 

xoxo,
Gia

Friday, May 2, 2014

Monthly Playlist: April ♡

Waterfall - Christopher Nissen
Red Hands - Walk off the Earth
These Times - Walk off the Earth
Take Me Out - Golden State
Word Up! - Little Mix
All About Us - He is We (feat. Owl City)
Red Lights - Tiesto
Don't Look Back - Born Cages
Classic - MKTO
Fancy - Iggy Azalea (feat. Charli XCX)
Heaven - After School
Alive - Krewella
Picture Show - Mindy Gledhill
Make it Up - Sam Tsui


Hope you guys enjoyed this little playlist I made for the songs i've been loving for the month of April and have a good day :)

xoxo,
Gia

Friday, April 25, 2014

To Be the Person I Will Become

I think everyone has definitely gone through a phase where they idolise someone and admires their achievements, their looks, their life and whatnot. As we look at ourselves in the mirror, with high hopes and dreams, we hope of becoming to like the person we want to be. For as many years as I could ever imagine, i've always wanted to be this person or that person and I was relentlessly picking out the differences between my life and theirs, and it made me much worse knowing i'll never be like them and I will never have the things that they have.

But as I got older, I now realise why all of those struggles in the past of trying to become like someone else didn't work. The universe did not grant my wish, and I am happy for that. Now I have realise that the person that I want to be is the best version of myself. I keep telling myself that it is ok to idolise someone to look up to and make them as role models, but there has to be a fine line between idolising and obsessing.

It took me years to actually figure this out but, if I do want to be the best version of myself, or let's say the person I want to become, I have to start by change. I read this amazing quote on weheartit that somewhat sounds like this,

"The only difference between the person that you are now and the person that you want to become is the things that you do." 
- Anonymous 

I think that quote really did gave me a hard slap of reality and it empowered me. I have to start step by step and even doing the littlest thing that didn't seem like they would make a big impact, but they actually do. I don't know if I have ever mentioned this on my blog but, I have anxiety issues. There are a lot of times where I wake up in the morning and for some reason, I can't relax, i'm already tensed in the morning, i'll grab my earphones and listen to music to start my daydream in hopes of entering dream world would make things better but it never did and I procrastinate on a lot of things, and then I get pissed off because I can't even do the littlest things without the feeling of worrying inside of me. This sounds stupid but I even can't relax and eat properly in the dining table when I eat by myself because i'm always panting on the inside and I end up eating and walking around my bedroom like a foolish five year old, and yes, it was that severe.

But I want to change, now I pay attention to every single thing I want to start doing just like the person I want to become will do. I first get up in the morning, take a deep breath and thank God for life, then I open the curtains and the windows, turn off the air conditioner, make my bed, stretch, and I control myself if a part of me tries to go back to my old reckless routine and I try my best to resist my obsession towards daydreaming and I put my earphones in my sister's bedroom so it will be out of reach from me. I even hold myself when I want to eat and constantly remind myself to have manners even when i'm eating alone and doing things properly.

Every now and then I do still lose myself and caught myself pacing back and forth to music but it's ok. I tell myself that it's ok because I am still in the process of recovery and I don't go hard on myself. For some it's easy to do things like brushing your teeth after waking up but it's a struggle for me, used to. But i'm in it for the long-run and I will continue doing this step by step and we'll see :) i'll definitely be making more posts about self-development in the future. 

To some, this might sound silly but we all have our own struggles that we're the only ones that comprehends the pain. Also, i'm so fed up of missing out many great moments in life due to my anxiety and depression. I want to change, and it's gonna be a new semester ahead, I want things to get better and I want to get back on track. 

So yeah, sometimes I don't really know exactly the kind person want to become but for all I know is that I want to be the kind of person that can enjoy life even if the people in it tries to bring me down, to keep doing what I love even if things aren't going well, to enjoy every moment of life even with it's imperfections, to find my passion and love what I do, to handle things more wisely, and there is so much more I could honestly write a essay about it.

I was originally gonna write the title of this post as 'To Become the Person I Want to Become' but then I realise, I will become this person because I am willing to change to be it and I will start doing it now. You can't wait for something great happen to you, you have to work hard and earn that greatness and it starts with change.

xoxo,
Gia

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Right Time, The Last Time

It was not too long ago where I watched the movie About Time, which Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson. The movie tells of a young man named, Tim and his other male descendants of his family holds the ability to travel back in time and fix things if necessary. Although I was planning on doing a movie review on this but I went for a different direction because this movie taught me the value of something important and I wish to do yet another self-reflection about, time.

In the movie, after his father told him about this special power, Tim often travels back into time to say what he should have said, do what he should have done and fix his mistakes that he had made. At first, it was like winning a lottery at every try and he could easily go back in time if he mess things up, and it went over and over.

Tim had reached to a moment where he went back in time over and over again until he is satisfied with the moment and starts to lose the essence of time travelling, also i'm so sorry this is gonna be a huge spoiler alert and i'm just gonna jump into the several last segments of the movie because i do not want this to be a long post.

But with recent death of his father. His father told him that he does not need to rewrite moments for him to really enjoy it, he told him to live a day expecting that he could always travel back, and his days was filled with dark skies, gloomy atmospheres, impatiently waiting for things to end and it went horribly. Then his father had asked him to relive that day as if it was his last time going back into time and rewriting his life. From there and so on, Tim lived his life as if it was his last time he was going back into time to live it, and he could not be more happier as life started to bloom genuinely.

From the moral of the story, I often have those days where things are going horribly wrong and I tell myself that there is always tomorrow and I can start all over again, this movie has taught me that each moment is a gift and if we truly value time, time will have it's glitch of magic striking at us and will present us with a noble moment for that to live it once is enough.

xoxo,
Gia 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Self-Reflection: Boys

Since i'm on my two weeks of holiday, I spent most of my time reading books and watch endless videos on youtube (so adventurous ikr), and semester 3 is just around the corner so i'm currently planting on new positive perspectives and I seek for a fresh new start and not making the mistakes that I made in the past, but what I learned while I was sitting against the computer screen was, a lot. And one of them happens to be about the opposite sex. 

I've watched this video earlier on Youtube by Mirella Belle titled, How to Get the Boy You Like. At first I was kinda skeptic about it because one, she's super pretty so I presume it'll be easy for her to get any guy she wants, and two, i'm kinda fed up for now on boys, so i'm not gonna waste my time thinking about boys all day and i'm already a Uni student now, I have to focus on my studies, be more productive in blogging, exercising, networking, and etc.

But as I got deeper into the video, I have so much respect for her because she really discusses about the importance of having inner confidence and how to look presentable in front of your crush. She also talks about some things that really made me realise that if you're naturally a weird person, don't be ashamed of it, don't hide it, because if a guy falls in love or likes you for the person he met at the beginning of your friendship, he'll be shock to see the real person that you are if you hide your true self from him, because sooner or later, it'll come out. 

Now i'm not saying that we should be frontally show our craziness and hyper activeness in front of that guy that we like (I mean, it'll freak them out) but I think it's also a lesson for me to stay true to myself. I'm the type of person that I stumble a lot of my words when i'm in front of my crush because i'm nervous and I end up saying stupid things or laugh like a lunatic because I don;t know what to say, and i'm afraid if i don't do or say something unique, i'll be easily forgotten, and even to my own surprise, i'm actually a fairly shy person when it comes to being around my crush, and for those who knows me well, it's totally obvious.

Another thing I learned from her video is to compliment a guy, and it is in a way that we praise of the effort that he has done with his hair or maybe he has achieved something that he worked hard for, and make sure to do it in a sweet  and sincere way, not in a skanky and overly flirtatious way. Which i'm embarrass to admit it to myself that, I often make this mistake. When I get too overly excited, the words that come out from my mouth isn't what I planned on my head, and it often ends up people misunderstanding me, which I hate it a lot when it happens.

I guess I can say that i'm not the type of girl that compares myself to other girls, because I believe every girl in this world is beautiful in their own way. But, there are times when I feel like my self esteem just fell from a tall building when the guy that I like is crushing on somebody else. What I would usually do is I would ask to my close friends about what is this girl like, and I would go to Instagram or Facebook, or even Google so see what she looks like. And when i'm feeling extra sad, there are times where I look at the mirror and start comparing myself to her, and if it's at a severe point, i'll usually cry it out.

But no, I will not do that anymore, in fact the last time I compared myself to a girl that my crush likes is back then in High School, which that was a long time ago and i'm quite proud of myself. In the video, she stated that the biggest two turndowns are, when a girl compares herself with another girl, and when a girl talks bad about other girls. Which I could not agree more.

I think the one of the biggest mistakes that I often make is not going through my words when i'm talking to a guy, I mean, i'm just gonna admit that I sometimes do talk crap about other people and yes mostly it is about other girls, which I am not proud of, and I wish to change. I sometime don't really know what I want, I want to have a guy friend but i mistreat him like a girl so I would talk to that guy as is he was a girl, but on the other hand, I have a crush on this guy and I want to be comfortable around him and again, I stumble upon my words and I ended up talking about crap. 

But I want to change, I wish they would know of how much I regret saying bad things about other people while i'm talking to them. It really is not the real me. But there's no turning back, I can only move forward and learn from the many mistakes i've made. I need to learn how to talk slowly and not get too excited, and also go through my words twice or more before I actually let it out of my mouth. And one last thing, I need to quit laughing like a lunatic, I mean I don't forbid myself when i'm around my girlfriends, but I just want to turn down the volume when i'm in front of guys.

So yeah that's about it, I guess there's a couple of other things I did not go through because i'm not the kind of writer that makes a writing plan before I write (even though I should) but I just pour out any words that pops into my head and type it.

I hope you all can learn a thing or two from reading this blogpost and until then, I will keep on developing myself into a much more better person.

xoxo,
Gia

Mini Mid-April Haul



Hello there! Yesterday me and my friend went to the mall to catch up and do some little shopping and as always, i cannot leave a story empty handed! lol. But I was able to restrain myself this time and not go overboard and finally for the first in a long time ever I managed to not spend my money on a circle/flare skirt because that's what I usually buy. So without further ado let's get into the haul! :)


Forever 21

I went to Forever 21 and i immediately went to the accessory section because lately i've been prepping myself for the upcoming semester and i want to incorporate more accessory into my everyday clothes, so i ended up picking some bangles & necklaces and I even bought a hair brush because i'm the type of person that needs to have a hairbrush everywhere I go, and this hairbrush is like the cutest hairbrush ever! It's in mint green and has the word 'Love' on the back with daisies.








Cotton On

When me and my friend were about to go home, we saw Cotton On just across from where we stand, we immediately had a bit of a telepathic moment where we synched and went to that direction at the same time, lol. I've been on the hunt for some fuzzy slippers and so far i had no luck until today! I saw these cute slippers that were in different variation of colours but i decided to settle down with the grey one because it looked very cute and it goes with most themes if I decide to have a room make-over and i also picked up this cute string bracelet while I was at the counter and the gorgeous turquoise colour just grabbed my attention and I have a feeling i'm gonna be wearing this very often.



Kinokuniya

Now I have to apologise to you all because I forgot to take a individual shot of the book because I was focusing too much on the accessories and I ended up not taking a picture of the book. But nonetheless, it is The Scorch Trials! Omg I am super excited to read this even though I kinda break my own promise, which I kinda made a vow to myself after I finished reading The Maze Runner, I will start reading Allegiant and then I will go over to the book store and pick a copy of The Scorch Trials, but I went to Kinokuniya the other day just to check if they were on stock and when I saw it with my own eyes, I could not resist! But umm here's a picture that I took from Google to give you guys an image of what the cover looks like!


And that's a wrap! I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post and please look forward to my upcoming posts! Got so much exciting ideas for the near future! Especially for the fact that i'm gonna start my 3rd semester of Uni in a week or so, I have a ton of upcoming blog projects! Thank you for reading my blog and have a good day :D

xoxo,
Gia

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Book Review: The Maze Runner

NOTICE: This is gonna be my first ever book review that i'm gonna be posting on my blog! So excited yet nerve racking at the same time as I would like to tell so much to my readers about the book but i constantly tell myself this is a book review, not a book summary! So nonetheless i hope you all will enjoy this post and definitely go and read The Maze Runner! And i do apologise in advance if i missed out a lot of points that i should include in a book review, enjoy!

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The Maze Runner is written by James Dashner that is known for his works in children fantasy books and also adult novels. The Maze Runner is the first book of the trilogy that captivated many hearts of teenagers around the world. 

The Maze Runner tells a story about a young boy named Thomas that has been sent into an unknown place called, the Glade, where he encountered teenagers like him being trapped inside walls that lies a maze all around it. For two years all of them have been struggling to find a way out of the maze, defeat the beasts that scatters around the maze, find the ruthless Creators that had put them in the Glade and escape from the destructive world they are trapped in. But suddenly, a girl had been sent to the Glade after a day of Thomas's arrival, the unusual event had left all Gladers in suspense because not only a girl has never been sent into the Glade before but she also carries a note that says she is the last ever person to be sent into the Glade. Weird things started to happen and the adventure carries on as Thomas and the other Gladers struggles to survive and find a way out.

What I first notice when I read the book is that I love how well the writer really execute the story. In the book, important or any key information is highlighted in bold and i spot many of them are placed in the next page so it will take the readers by surprise and eliminates us from reading it when we turn on a page and see something in bold letters without even finished the previous page before. 

I also love how there is always a sensation of excitement in me whenever I finish reading each chapter because mostly every chapter ends with a curiosity, of what weird things starting to happen in the Glade and what wicked plots the Creators seem to relentlessly throw to the Gladers to test their patience.

There were also slang languages that the writer specially made for the story and my favourite was 'Shank' because it sounds like a word that would come out of your mouth when you want to curse to someone but it does not insult, it is just a slang. Which is also used as a daily vocabulary for the Gladers. It is also easy to differentiate the characters in the book as one character's persona is different from another.

Lastly, the great thing about this book is keeping the audience wondering and it just attracts the human eye to read more and more as we feel the urge to unravel this great mystery but just at the thought we have mastered the great curiosity, the author takes us on a turn and surprise us with a plot twist that we could not even imagine. 

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Thank you all so much for reading this post. I hope it will encourage you all in reading The Maze Runner and stay tune because the movie will be out in around September this year with an amazing cast starting from Dylan O'brien , Thomas Sangster, Kaya Scoldelario, Ki Hong Lee, and many more.

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Also, Head on over to Goodreads to know more about The Maze Runner trilogy! I've attatched a link for each book so make sure to check it out!


xoxo,
Gia

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ready for Spring!

Ready for Spring!

ONLY light blue vest
$55 - only.com

Superdry leather boots
$135 - ark.co.uk

Mantaray satchel purse
$74 - debenhams.com

Rose flower crown
$40 - rocknrose.co.uk

CÉLINE celine eyewear
lindelepalais.com

Lips makeup
nyxcosmetics.com

Marc Jacobs daisy perfume
$87 - harrods.com




Hi guys! Just made my first ever set on Polyvore! 💕 Hope u guys like it! 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

♡ Korean Makeup Haul ♡


Hi guys! My mom just recently got back from Seoul and before she went there she asked me what i want and the first thing that came out of my mouth was: MAKE-UP. My favourite Korean make-up brand is Etude House and Seoul is just like the heaven of Etude House products and my mom even told me that every whee she turn it's always Etude House lol. And also, the price comparison between in Seoul and Jakarta is quite different, because of the tax and shipping fees and all, it's way much more expensive here and my mom even told me that the stuffs there were half the retail price they sell here! So my mom took advantage of her business trip there and bought me a lot of make-up and I was just super duper excited when i got it because all of the products that i've been wanting are finally in my hands now and i'm super thankful that my mother spared her time to but me the make-up that I wanted. So thank you Mom.


Oh and one last thing, I am so so so soooo sorry that i did not write down all the names of the products because the name of the products were mostly in Korean and i can read Korean but not at a point where I can understand every single sentence written on the box......But maybe i'll be doing a product review on the one's that i really like :) So stay tune and comment below on which one is your favourite or also comment on what's your favourite Etude House product!


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DISCLAIMER: In no any point of way that i am bragging about the stuffs that I have just received from my mom. As written on the title, it's a haul so this is meant to showcase each individual products on the picture above and if you don't like these type of posts please do not read it and read my other posts instead :D but anyways, enjoy!


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- Face Products -


Mint Eye Cream
To treat those panda eyes due to lack of sleeping. This eye cream is the perfect cure for those of you who have under eye circles! I usually use this at morning to freshen up my face and I like the cold minty sensation that kinda makes me more wide awake in the morning and the packaging of it is just super adorable!


Goodbye Pore Ever!
To minimise pores & acts as a really good make-up base. This product is literally the saviour to my pore problems! It minimises my pores and it makes my skin much more smoother around the pore areas.
Minnie Touch Highlighter & Blush
For a rosy cheek & to define those cheekbones, these two products are the perfect match! First, can we just have a moment of silence to admire the adorable packaging?? I haven't exactly tried these yet but i've tested a couple of swatches and it looked good! 


- Eye Products -



Drawing Eye Brow
I've been obsessed filling my brows and i've been on the hunt for finding a decent brow pencil that has a similar dark brown colour to my brows. And when i tried this out it looked really nice and i've been wearing this every single day since i got it, and at the end it has a spoolie brush to blend it.
Dr. Mascara Fixer
I really hate it when I have clumpy eyelashes due to me overusing my mascara. But since i've had this product, it works like a miracle! It separates and fixes clumped eyelashes and I usually use it when I feel like my mascara is ruining my eyelashes. 
Eye Shadow Cream & Eye Shadow
The light gold bronze eyeshadow is a cream eyeshadow. It's good for those days when i'm lazy but I want to look put together and it makes my eyes shine brighter. The purple eyeshadow is a gorgeous spring colour and it is super cute for the inner corners of the eyes.

Sweet Recipe Eye Shadow
This super adorable eye shadow duo is so pretty as i love the sparkly colour of it, t's perfect for those special nights that we want out eyes to stand out. I also love how Etude House is super innovative in packaging their products.
Big Eye Line Cream 
As I have mentioned before in my previous post, I have uneven eyelids, it's not really noticeable from afar but when people are talking to me closely, it definitely shows. So i think i'm gonna be trying this in the nearest future to see how it works and to even out my eyelids.


- Lip Products -



 Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Lipstick
It doesn't show the shade in this picture so sorry!). But it's this pretty dark raspberry colour that I absolutely love because it's not too overwhelming to wear it in the day and it's also perfect for at night. It's definitely a versatile product.
 Dear Girls Lip Balm & Lip Tint
OMG by far this is my favourite product ever! It's super functional as it has a lip balm at one side and a lip tint at the other side. It gives the lips a effortless red colour that makes our lips super kissable and the lip balm makes our lips stay dehydrated. 
 Color Lips-fit
I haven't tried out this product yet but i've tried it before and it is a very gorgeous shocking pink finish and it evens out our lips as it has a great coverage. I also love how gorgeous the packaging is and the colour is just simply fabulous.
Lip Balm
This lip balm has literally been my lip saviour as it moisturises my lips and idk why every time i apply it, my lips looks much more warmer and it gives a really delicate pinky effect to the lips, so it's super good for those days i'm not feeling of wearing a lipstick.



- Nail Polishes, Brush Spray & Hand Lotion -



 Puff & Brush Cleaner 
I was so thrilled when I got this because i use my brushes on  a daily bases and it has been so dirty i can't even look at it but this product saved my day! 
Nail Polishes & Nail Glitter 
Other than makeup, my mom also bought me some nail polishes and a nail glitter from the Minnie mouse collection! It is literally Etude House's forte when it comes to glitter nail polishes! It's absolutely amazing and it lasts a decent amount of time.
 Oh Happy Day Hand Lotion
This mini hand lotion smells like a bath filled with roses! It smells so wonderful and it makes my hands real soft and the size is absolutely perfect to put it in my backpack pocket.





Thankyou guys so much for reading my post and my biggest apology if there were a lot of product names i messed up and i'm sorry if the mini product review seemed too shallow for a in depth look for each product!

But anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed it and have a good day :)

xoxo,
Gia