Think Pieces

Proud to be Me

Proud to be Me

The first time I remember experiencing racism was when I was in primary school and my friends were tugging back their eyelids and saying look! They're now "Chinese". I didn't understand at the time and just laughed along. Because they were my friends, they knew I was half Chinese, so ...

My Happiness Menu

My Happiness Menu

One day I was driving along minding my own business when my ears pricked up at the sound of "the happiness menu". It was on a podcast (maybe the Creative Pep Talk?) and they talked about it being a list of things that make you happy. VIEW the POST

My Life Mantras

My Life Mantras

As much as I hate how saturated inspirational quote are, sometimes I can’t help but feel like they’re the only thing that can get me through a difficult day. It really is a love/hate relationship! There are a few quotes, however, that I can’t bring myself to hate no matter ...

Is Being Gyaru Lonely?

Is Being Gyaru Lonely?

I know what you're thinking - Is it even possible to feel lonely doing/being gyaru? Gyaru is, after all, a fashion, so how can you feel lonely by just wearing different clothes? For me, gyaru is more than that. It's what made me fall in love with Japan in general and ...

Low Maintenance Gyaru

Low Maintenance Gyaru

The first thing I fell in love with when I first discovered gyaru was how easy it was to incorporate it into everyday life. Back then EGG magazine was huge, and it was all about wearing casual attire and amping it up with amazing hair and makeup. It was, all ...

Maybe You’re Just Not Good Enough (But That’s Okay)

Maybe You’re Just Not Good Enough (But That’s Okay)

It was the late summer of 2016 when I discovered that there was a thriving blogging community on twitter. I had been blogging for around 6 years by then but yet I felt like such a newbie when I began to have a good look at other blogs outside the ...

Love Yo’ Self

Love Yo’ Self

When people talk about self-love and in "loving yourself" I always thought it meant a trip to the nearby city centre and shopping to your heart's content. It's something that I still think about (because you can't deny that treating yourself to a new dress certainly lifts your mood) however ...

Am I Too Old For Gyaru & Jfashion?

Am I Too Old For Gyaru & Jfashion?

The other day it suddenly hit me that I was going to turn 30 in a few years. 30. To me, my thirties would mean settling down in my own home, having a stable job and scariest of all... Children. I am not emotionally nor financially stable for any of ...

The Art of Letting Go

The Art of Letting Go

Letting go is hard, especially when it comes to the things you love. I still keep all of my old toys from when I was younger because I can't bear to shove them up into the attic or sell them to another person. I tell myself that my favourite ice-cream ...

Childlike Wonder and Adult Responsibilities

Childlike Wonder and Adult Responsibilities

One Sunday morning the UK woke up to a world of snow. It had been so long since I've seen snow that when I looked outside I was taken over by a childish wonder. No one had stepped out of their warm houses yet but I could sense the excitement ...