Monday, July 6

A little break


I have had an insane/tiring couple of weeks since I last blogged. I have successfully moved houses and almost completely unpacked into the new place. But next up, is a trip down London with the brother and my mommy. So it's yet another episode of me packing/unpacking.. not to mention that I'm leaving directly after this trip back to Hong Kong from Manchester!

So lately I've been spending a lot of my time doing things that makes me happy. Like obsessively playing GTA V, binge watching RuPaul's Drag Race (OMG MY NEW FAVE SHOW! And I love you Raja!) and creating random ass families on my Sims 4. I have finally relaxed and slipped into my summer mode. Yay.

I am torn between being super excited to get my ass back to HK so I can spend all of my time with the little twins and being sad that I'll be apart from the boyf. I know it's not long till I get to see him but going from seeing his annoying face on a daily basis to nothing at all is gonna upset me. But *breathes* I'll be okay. I'll refocus all my attention to all the mango puddings waiting for me and babysitting the twins. I mean look at these two cuties 


On another note, here's wishing a very big happy 19 months to my baby! You have been an amazing (but sometimes super stupid) boyfriend and I love, love, love you. You're the second best thing after me (duh!) Cannot wait for all the fun we'll have with Winterburn and Nath in the house next year! Here's us being cute whilst on the train to London from Reading..


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And onto another topic, I have realised why I haven't been as into blogging as I used to. I actually read a post by Singaporean blogger Yutakis on his announcement to become a full time blogger where he highlights a few things about today's bloggers - I'm just gonna resummarize a few things from his post that I nodded my head in agreement with.

1. The rise of the 'Instagram' babes/bloggers
2. Bloggers today hire out help (e.g. professional photographers etc)

Okay, I am a big fan of using Instagram but the rise in all these Instagram stars have basically killed the journalistic side of the blogging industry. Mainly because a lot of people mix the two together. Posting a pretty outfit on Instagram and getting hundreds of likes does not equal to writing your own thoughts or ideas down. It does not make you a blogger. Period. Being a loyal fan of many blogs/bloggers - I have seen the switch from writing to basically pure photography. I'm sorry but I just lose respect and interest in a blog when this happens. I mean, yeah it's nice to browse through beautiful pictures but you can't really call yourself a blogger anymore when all you do is take pictures and post them. Blogging is all about content writing.

I admit, at one point I lost myself in that too but I thought I was doing it to 'keep up with the times' and then I realised, that once I started doing that.. I have completely fell out of interest with my blog. For those of you who's been reading my blog for forever - I thank you - and you can really see that it was quite obvious. When I stopped writing content, I stopped enjoying being a blogger. Because that's not being a blogger. A blogger, blogs. They write. For me, my blog has always been for words. Not pictures. And I have completely forgotten about that. So after taking so much time off I feel like I have finally had a breakthrough.

I'm going back to writing lengthy post. Minimal pictures.. lots and lots of words.

I still love some of the fashion blogs out there that specifically does what I just described (don't get me wrong). I'm just really despising people who thinks being an Instagram star is equal to being a blogger. And that feeds into point number two. Being a blogger.. well, I don't really know how to describe this but being a blogger is being you. Y'know, being your own writer, content creator, editor and etc etc. BUT unfortunately, I have seen more and more blogs hiring out help. Whether it's for videographers, content contributors or creative assistants.. it's crazy! I have personally received a few emails of similar subject so I am quite surprised that bloggers today are willing to hire out help for their own blogs. Umm, what?

And with all that, being a quarter-time blogger (ha).. it's a lot of pressure to have a blog that looks good. Visually and all. So at some point in my second year.. I think I gave up because juggling uni, my own health, maintaining a somewhat decent social life is just a bit too crazy. And I can't even promise that I can do better next year because hello dissertation. Honestly, it's fucking hard work doing two majors.

*breathes* So glad I got all that out of my chest. Well.. back to Sims 4. Peace out.

23 comments :

  1. Lovely photos! I totally understand the whole juggling uni thing etc. I have definitely slowed down my posts and I only do one per week now. I used to do a couple a week but there was a point I didn't post anything for like a month. It is hard but it is understandable! Good luck for the rest of your uni studies

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    1. it all just feels a little too much sometimes. like how i want to do so much but i just don't have the time for everything and that sucks :/ thank you though

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  2. very lovely, i get you
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  3. So sweet!

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  4. I completely agree with you, a bloggers blogs, and Instagrammer, well, she puts pictures with a small sentece and loads of hashtags. I am not against Instagram, but I didn't join it on purpose. It is not my style, my thing, I want to to go on the way I am doing now, at least, as I said, now. Congratulations for 19 months with your boyfriend, you two look lovely! I can see you will be happy with the sooo cute twins, but sad far from him, but soon you will be together! Hope you have a very nice time in HK!
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    1. i love instagram but i hate the whole instagram babe thing where they all think they're bloggers. i mean.. there's no writing! and thank you :) i am having a great time here in hk. thank you for your continuous support x

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  5. Lets just say that I partially agree with you. I agree with your opinion about instagrammers. They often confuse it with being a blogger. But I don't agree that blogging has everything to do with words. It depends on the type of blog we're talking about. For some types, good photography it's all that's behind. And that doesn't mean just taking a few shot. There's a lot of work involved :) And I'm not talking about my blog. I actually like to always wirte a little bit :p

    Have fun in HK sweety!

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    1. i totally get what you mean.. I'm not against photo blogs too. just the whole instagramming-so-im-a-blogger-now thing :) and thanks!

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  6. Those two little girls are adorable. Happy 19 months!

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  7. great shoes <3

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  8. Love your shoes!

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  9. You guys are such a cute couple! Happy 19 months! ;)

    Bella Pummarola

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  10. Oh very cute pics sweetie
    Btw lovely couple dear
    xx

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  11. Ekkkk how cute are those twins and their little outfits. I'm a twin and I'm pretty sure I never looked that cute as a kid :)

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    1. oh hi one half of a twin! i always wished i had a twin..

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  12. Haha I agree so much with this post ! You are so right on the real signification of blogging...
    But when you do things with your heart and soul anyway, it usually pays ten times more than anyone doing it for fame, glory or even money ! So just keep up the good work (love the way you write, reminds me of my english family part :D ) and you'll see things come up to you naturally, with more credit :) xx
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    1. oh thank you so much :) sending love your way x

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  13. cute flats ^^

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  14. Hello,

    Amazing ! :D

    Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.com/

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