It's that time of the month again! No, not aunt flow — I am way passed that. I am referring to this month's favorites, which I am this close to forgetting by the way. The month of April has been such a massive low ride for me and it really is quite difficult to figure out what my April favorites are, what's with all the drama that's been going on in my family and life. Needless to say, I managed to spot certain things to share with you today.


2017 | April Favorites

The B in F&B stands for books, not beverage. That's the truth.


Check Ins 009 | The B in F&B is For Books

Earlier this afternoon aunt flow and its bunch of annoying nieces decided to attack my head and mood when I was out and about to get some things from the drugstore. The heat also made things so much worse as I turned into Cruella de vil once I got home. I then decided to clear some space as a distraction, a quick declutter if you will.


Stash Clearance

this is how a pair of perfect brows look like in my opinion

A few days ago, my friend and I had a brief conversation regarding trends surrounding internet, particularly on social media like Instagram, where selfies are hash-tagged and 'no filter' is a thing. One of our common dislike is addressed towards the oh-so-famous "Instagram eyebrows" which is something both of us will never understand. That conversation has since then inspired me to think about other internet trends we see today, trends that I just cannot compute.


Beauty Trends That Don't Make Sense

I wish I live in a country with seasons so I can experience what spring feels like and maybe, if I were to experience it and find the first blooming flower, I'd feel slightly better. I need to feel at least the slightest bit better so I can, you know, function and be more capable of making a decision. This week has been filled with emotional exhaustion, lots of feeling down and left out. As I'm typing this, I'm struggling to update my blog because I feel like it deserves a proper update despite my condition.


Check Ins 008

In my last check-ins post, I no longer include a list of links for people to check out. It wasn't because I forgot about it but because I think those links deserve their own series. Besides, this way, I'd be able to talk about them better. Bookmarked, as I call it, is a series of links, articles or blog posts I have found and compiled along the way.


Bookmarked vol. I

The other day, a friend of mine posted a Facebook status where she expressed her anger over a stupid statement said by a female radio host. She concluded that a married woman has no need for makeup because "she does not need to attract any more man." Similarly, I've been hearing about makeup shaming both in real life and on internet thus all the more reason to write this post. How is it possible for a woman to say she demands equality, to be respected by men and yet, she cannot even respect her own kind?


What I Put On My Face Is None Of Your Business

For as long as I can remember, I've always been an introvert. I don't like participating in small talks and I hate attending parties. I enjoy a lot of me time and would rather read a book or play with a dog as opposed to making friends and greeting strangers. I love one-on-one conversation and find it difficult to settle down in a group conversation. I hate loud people, noisy places and crowded situation. I am all the opposite of an extrovert loved by society.


Introvert And Proud

Excuse me for the morphing banana picture you see above. I promise this is not a NSFW post and it's completely safe for you to read this during work hours. After all, this is just Mlkboard, a column featuring boards of selected artworks that will hopefully boost your creative juice.


Mlkboard 006 | Everyday Objects As Art

I featured the show Red Band Society in this post and now that I've watched the entire series, I want to talk about my favorite character and how relatable she is for me. I will try to avoid as much spoilers as possible but some parts will be mentioned briefly to provide supporting backstory for the analysis. Be careful, you've been warned.


The Life & Lies Of Emma Chota

This week was quite a preoccupied one so let's just cut to the chase and do this.


Check Ins 007 | So Preoccupied

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