Hello, it’s me again.
As much as I’m grateful for my birthday, I’m also kind of relieved that this week is over. It’s been hectic. I sat down and looked at my schedule for next week and I’m slightly terrified. Being busy is good, though.
I’ve never really had huge parties for my birthday. I mean, I couldn’t celebrate for close to 7 years, then my 14th happened and that was an interesting affair. This year was pretty quiet, with my family surprising me at 8am with cake and presents and dinner later that night at Bocosan Izakaya. Run by the same people as Botanica + Co, it was somewhere I can imagine going back to. The company is what made it amazing, though.
Conspicuous Pestle & Mortar product placement was not intentional.
I’m 24 now, and as I was reminded at the family dinner – I’m in my mid-20s now. It doesn’t seem like a huge deal, but I guess the expectations are different. I do find it hard to balance everything, but I’m getting by. I guess it’s like those Tumblr posts where you’re looking for an adult only to realise that you are the adult. Will this change in the next 5 years? I don’t know.
Existential dread aside (because really, is it an existential crisis if you have one everyday?) – things are okay. I mean, I’m not in a great spot. There are some less-than-ideal aspects of my life, but at the end of the day – that’s the way things are.
Here’s a quick gallery of some of my makeup looks over the last week, but I do realise my standard winged liner-and-nude lip combo might get boring after a while. Maybe it’s time to switch it up again.
Another thing that’s been happening: I’m going to start sticking all the songs that get stuck in my head in a Spotify playlist. Admittedly, I’m constantly connected to my phone and this playlist goes everywhere with me – MRT rides, daily car trips, walking through the city. You name it. Tell me what you think of this (and hopefully, don’t judge my music taste too badly).