After two years of dating, I finally got engaged. I said “finally” because it took us almost a year to prepare for the engagement ceremony but that’s a story for another day.
I have many groups of girlfriends but there’s one that means the world to me and we’ve been together since 2006. Yes, we go way back and we’ve been traveling together at least once a year since we turned 21 in 2014.
As a young girl, I’ve always imagined my adulthood to be like the girls in Sex and the City. My mother never let me watch the series (well, duh!) but I often came across a magazine spread of how fabulous Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda looked. I told myself, one day I will be just as fabulous as them.
We all have different morning routines. Some wake up early morning to squeeze in a work-out session before heading off to work. Others wake up 30-minutes after the alarm and rush off to their day. I went from the latter to the former and it has changed my life!
Growing up with eczema as a child and severe acne as a teenager means I never had the privilege of clear skin. My parents spent thousands of ringgit on skincare and dermatologist for me. Ultimately, I was able to free myself from the clutches of eczema as I grew older (with better diet, of course). Thankfully, I also managed to control my acne breakouts after taking some oral meds – you can read all about it here.
Skincare has always been a life-long learning journey for me. After a year free from oral meds to control my acne, I have to take extra care in my skincare routine to not agitate the pimples. I’ve been reading about double cleansing for months now and finally took the plunge when my usual micellar water makeup remover ran out. So you can say, I made the transition from cleansing water to cleansing oil.
I am a social media manager, and that means I am also a writer, graphic designer, video producer, copywriter, editor, content strategist, publicist, marketer and customer service – all in one business card. It’s astonishing how all those roles fit in three words – social media manager. Just 30 years ago, my profession does not exist. We live at a time where a whole generation (baby-boomers) have no idea what social media is; my parents are still trying to understand what I do for a living.
“Basically, she gets paid to go on Facebook all day,”my parents’ standard, over-simplified, and way out of context response to their peers when asked about my job.