Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Hard Look at my Media Habits

My most used social media platforms are undoubtedly Facebook and Instagram. Call me backwards or outmoded but I am not a very Twitter or Tumblr person. Ooops. Blogger would be the third most used social media, followed by YouTube. 

Facebook

Facebook is probably the oldest social media account I have that is still running. If I remember correctly, I created it back in Secondary 1 or 2. I feel like Facebook is a really good cure for boredom and somehow I end up spending way more time on it than I should. You have people sharing videos of a Japanese lady eating 3.5kg worth of Chow Mein and an extra large bowl of rice in one sitting , which leaves me amazed - and here I thought I was the one with a bottomless pit for a stomach.


Even silly things like the picture above is entertaining to me (and it actually works). My phone's name is Lei Yi. What on Earth?

And then there are funny original videos from Kelly (one of the WellnessXperts coaches). It's quite funny, please watch. It's called "Watching TV with your Mom" and very accurately portrays the awkwardness that ensues when a hot, steamy scene is on TV. 

Basically Facebook to me is for sharing mood-lifting or uplifting videos, messages and what not. And of course, to update your friends and family/acquaintances about what's going on in your life in the form of pictures or status updates.

Facebook is also a platform I may use to share posts from my new website www.themimieffect.net.

Instagram

I know some people who only follow a select few on instagram or the kind who insist on following less people than the number of followers they have. For me I follow not only my friends, but also radio stations (987FM and the likes), talent agencies, magazines (Elle) etc. I also follow celebrities or accounts dedicated to fashion so that I can get some inspiration from them. I follow people who work out so that I feel guilty after seeing their pictures and decide to work out myself.

I definitely follow more people than I have followers but I don't think that's something to be embarrassed of!

YouTube

YouTube used to be the thing during my secondary school days. Now I only use it to keep up with the latest music videos of my favourite artists, but even that I do it rarely. Just today I listened to Hilary Duff's new single "Breathe in, breathe out". It's nice! And her new album is out. SO nice to have an old favourite back in the market! Hope her album skyrockets to the top of the charts! 

Tumblr

I only scroll through Tumblr when I am feeling blue because undoubtedly there will be some post about love, loss, heartbreak, etc which I will be able to relate to. Luckily, for the past 1 month or so, there has been no instances where I had to resort to that. LOL. All's good now. 

Blogger

My blog went dead for some time but I have decided to raise it up from the dead by blogging about random stuff (such as this random post) and also, I created a new website www.themimieffect.net to blog about stuff that could give people ideas on things to eat, things to do, places to visit, clothes to wear, etc. Will be uploading a new post every Saturday! 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Already Gone

I want you to know
You couldn't have loved me better
But I want you to move on
So I'm already gone

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Community I Love


So about 2 weeks ago, a bunch of coaches and contestants gathered at 73 Circular Road for the "Got to Move" party. Basically they are moving to a better place just down the road. This place holds a very special place in my heart as this is the place where I lost 11kg and my life sort of changed. I met the most hardworking and inspirational coaches who have helped hundreds of people to lose weight/gain muscle and basically obtain the best body and health that they can. 

This is the place where I grunted and groaned with other contestants as I sweated it out, pushups, Russian Twists, you name it, we did it. The catered food (I think it was Indian) was sooooo good. And alcoholic beverages were provided too. I drank my first shot of Jagermeister. I had never heard of it before that day. I learn something new everyday. Apparently it is 35% alcohol by percentage, which is pretty high for a non-drinker like me. But I believe I took it well. 

Image result for jagermeister shot
After dinner, we had a limbo contest and the losers had to sing karaoke in front of everyone and it was pretty hilarious because some of the coaches totally didn't know the words to the lyrics. 

Overall, it was a good day. :)

Ps. I know you can't see me. But I promise you I am in the photo. HAHAHA

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

What Makes Me Happy

A lot of things make me happy...singing, music, dancing, watching funny shows, cuddling with my mom, visiting new places, trying new things (food, activities), even working out.

But I have realised that what truly makes me happy is making other people happy. It could be through a gift just to tell them I that I love them, or just being there when they need to rant, or saying stupid things to make them smile or cheer up.

I really need to become financially independent soon so that I can make my grandmother happy before she passes away. She has high cholesterol levels and diabetes so I worry about her lifespan. I want to bring her to Britain to see the Buckingham Palace. She has an obsession with Queen Elizabeth just because her name is also Elizabeth. HAHA.

So...Britain, I'm coming with my grandma. Soon. :)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

"30 Rock" Rocks

Despite being a lover of the West and everything related to it, I don't normally watch American television shows. Their movies I love to watch, books I love to read. But I just never got around to watching shows during my teenage years. I used to love Charmed, Smallville, Summerland and the likes when I was young though.

So this year I finally felt like I must be missing out. I picked an American series randomly and immediately fell in love while falling off my chair laughing. I'm talking about 30 Rock. It's been around since 2006 but I only just completed watching Season 1. I am at a point in my life when I need things that make me happy and this show is perfect. Every episode is freaking hilarious. I love you Tina Fey!

I think another reason why I like it is because it's based in New York City, the city of my dreams (I'm visiting you one day New York). I love Alec Baldwin too (I think he is really handsome for an old man).


I did a Buzzfeed quiz called "Which 30 Rock character are you?" and I got the dumb but pretty blonde. LOL. I REFUSE, I obviously have brains. I am obviously Liz Lemon (Tina). HAHA. I think it's pretty cool to write for a television show. (potential career path maybe?)

Okay so time to start watching Season 2. 

Also, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY. My mom has made so many sacrifices for me and I love her more than I can ever put into words. I will do whatever I can to always keep that smile on her face. :') Love you mummy. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Bittersweet torments indeed

My love story: Boy came into my life. I left boy. The end. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Girl Problems (explicit)

Warning: I'm gonna be talking about the agonies a girl faces every month until she hits menopause. I'll talk about the agonies of menopause one day when I get there. If you're a guy please still read this so you can laugh at our miseries or if you're human enough, bring us hot water bags when needed. Ps. Highly explicit content that I may regret posting once life is back to normal 5 days later.

Thoughts that go through my mind when I'm having cramps: 

1. This womb is on fireeeeeeee. 

2. Is the world falling apart? Or is it just the walls of my uterus? 
3. I am being punished for something wrong I did in my last life right? I AM SORRY OKAY? I AM REPENTANT. Geez. 


4. I can't even sit upright for the next 2 mins. I should be given an award for sitting up and typing this post. 





5. I got the perfect excuse to curl up in bed with a large tub of Ben & Jerry's (that one flavour that I haven't tried yet). But then My Fitness Pal will scream at me for ruining my diet. *flips table* 



6. MY PERIOD TRACKER APP (yes boys, these exist) SAID THERE WERE 2 DAYS LEFT. BUT IT CAME EARLY. I WAS ENJOYING MY LIFE. WHY U CHEAT MY FEELINGS? 





7. I acknowledge that you're a human but do not TALK to me, do not TOUCH me, do not LOOK at me because I don't have the energy to peel my lips apart and form an answer, lift my finger to touch you, or turn my eyeball around and look at you. If I open my mouth, it will be incomprehensible whiny alien noises that will scar you for life. Although when my mom said something I did manage to get out " Mooooom why are you making me talk?" and I am quite proud of this achievement. Considerable exception: cuddling without talking. 

8. Where's my hot water bag? Oh wait I don't have one. WHAT KIND OF GIRL DOESN'T HAVE A WATER BAG? *gets angry at self* Should I go to Guardian now? Oh wait, I'm incapable of walking anywhere except to the washroom. Totally considering the option in the picture below. 


9. I know you've heard of Bloody Mary but have you heard of Bloody and Cramping Jaslin? She's not a very happy girl, that one. 

10. Can I write about period problems for my Journalism exam next Tuesday? Like "How to deal with periods when you're on a crazy deadline" or "Things to bring with you when you're a girl and going overseas to cover an event; No.1: Sanitary pads. 'cause you don't wanna do an interview with a stain on your skirt."

Whoo that was explicit content. I think I'm done. Ciao.
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Come and hug me and I'll be fine~