Currently | July 06

Friday, 31 July 2015

I've been busy. Very, very busy.

For what can be considered the first time ever, life has taken flight. Eid, school, teenage trifling. Life lately has been confusing, tiring but passing. It's as if I'm living, and I'm not quite sure if I know how to. So blogging became the least of my priorities. For that, I'm sorry.

But if you're still interested to know, here's what I've been doing in July...

Doing | The past week has been focused on my Mock Exams. Studying with dust-covered books and mechanical pencils. I have essays to write, passages to analyze, knowledge to hold. I'm not complaining at all. I like to think I'm good at studying, if I have the effort to.

Watching | I watched Ant-Man and Paper Towns recently. Ant-Man exceeded my expectations, laughing harder than I thought I would. The actors carried the film well, which makes it more human than most Marvel movies. I did a semi-review on Paper Towns here where I explored its themes on idealization.

Listening | I'm one of those terrible people who doesn't listen to the Top 40 Radio. Yes, my hipster glasses are on. Once the Fifty Shades of Sexual Abuse hype died down, I finally had a listen to 'Love Me Like You Do.' I have yet to listen to the original though, Andie Case's cover has been blasting in my ear instead.

Loving | It's Eid right now. The festivities has been more than exhausting. I visited houses every day with unlimited cakes and a never-ending fountain of drinks. One of my favourite days was when I visited friends all over Brunei with the Seedlings. I'm disappointed my camera died halfway through due to people's obsession with portrait photography. (Selfies)

Making | A black beanie. I knit too many beanies, because they are an easy way to pass the time. My justification this time is I don't have a beanie in black. I have beanies in purple, grey and green but not black. And everyone needs a little black in their life.

Planning | So, so many posts made in advance. Because of the examinations, I'm currently writing and taking photos in bulk. At least then, this blog won't be dead when I have exams. I would much rather have consistency in everything I do, blogging included.

Reading | Two books that has been lying on my shelf for weeks that I have to read now. The Go-Between by L.P Hartley and Homer's The Odyssey. I have to read The Go-Between for English Literature. The Odyssey, and its Greek Mythos, intrigue me. It defined story-telling, bringing in new themes and tropes that we may not realize.

July was busy, and I know August will only get busier as exams approach. Fun thing to note, My birthday is on the last day of exams. Yes, I will be turning Eligible Eighteen. Which is bittersweet. I already feel old, but not wise.

But since next month, I will put most focus on my papers. I will go back to posting twice a week, every Tuesday and Friday. I need to put my blinds on and start studying intensely now. July was busy, but it was a breeze. 

So how was your July?


  1. Ah Bash never apologize for actually having a life we understand!! I really want to watch Ant man and papertowns ahhh think this weekend my bf and I will be watching Ant man and I can't wait

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  2. You look so pretty! Good luck with your exams. Hope you're having a wonderful Eid celebration. :)
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  3. You're such a clever cookie Bash! Great photos as always!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

  4. Good luck for your exams Bash! I applaud you for your determination in having a consistency in blogging, something I should definitely learn in most of my aspect in life.

    I don't know why but 50 Shades of Sexual Abuse is funnier to me than it should be.

    You look lovely btw :)


  5. Great blog Bash! :-)

  6. you've been busy! good luck with revision!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    1. Time flies and yours sounds very exciting, Bash! So many things to do and create, I know you'll make it!! ;) Can't wait to see the black beanie on you. Good luck with your exams, girl!!

      xoxo Ira

  7. Aww Bash, you're so talented!
    Wish I could also knit like you!
    But oh.. all these school activities will be worth it in the end, right?
    Hope everything goes smoothly despite being busy.

    Jhem |

  8. Fantastic post, I just went and read your review of Paper Towns and thoroughly enjoyed it, I've been unsure whether to see it or not, and I think I'll go now.

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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  9. Love this post! I really wanna try it! Also glad you're keeping busy hun! You are beautiful!


  10. You have been busy! It's so easy for exams to get in the way of blogging. Good luck with them - I'm sure you'll do fabulously!

    Rachael at

  11. Bash, those pictures are splendid! Happy Eid. ;)
    ~ Sanjana

  12. Love the photos - you look so happy and beautiful! Happy early Birthday, too!!


  13. Happy early birthday! It sounds like you're definitely really busy, but still taking time to yourself, which is so important! We're on summer break right now, but school starts again in 2 weeks :(

    Angelina Is

  14. good luck! and happy early birthday. hope you have a great time c: i watched paper towns today in the cinemas by the way so i'm excited to read your review. xx


  15. So weird to think you are getting ready for exams now while in the UK we are on holiday.. Anyway good luck with that Bash :) x

    Phoebe | Phoebe’s Diaries

  16. Love this - and totally agree on the beanies!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  17. We watched Pixels yesterday and it was brilliant. My husband loved it because it was like walking down memory lane for him. We wanted to watch Antman too and reading that you enjoyed it makes me want to watch it more.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  18. How did you get into knitting? I've always wanted to learn to knit, but have always failed so far. Haha ;)

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  19. We all get caught up in life and on occasion our blogs are put on the back burner. It's nice to see that your back blogging, Welcome back!

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  20. I'll have to give the cover fro Love Me Like You Do a listen :) Exams are always the worst! They're so stressful and I hate that they're timed because they make me feel rushed. I wish you luck on your exams :) You're going to do great! I never got to read The Odyssey because my teacher had given us each our own epics to read and my partner and I got The Lusiads. But from what I got to hear of it through the presentations it sounded pretty good :)


  21. HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO LOOK THIS GORGEOUS!!!?! I love your lipstick color! Did you guys dressed up with a theme because you all are wearing maroon in the second eid picture and it looks lovely! My eid wasn't as fun as I expected, I just ate a lot.
    I'm going to watch paper towns next week, (I didn't like the book maybe because I'm not into YA fiction anymore) but I love Cara so I'll give it a go. Good luck for studies!

    1. Hahaha, it was completely unintentional! They were about 30 of us, and a handful wore red. Hence #RedSquad. Hahaha

  22. Sounds like you had a wonderful month! I always like reading these little round ups.

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

  23. Sounds like you have had a lovely month! Good luck with your exams!

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  24. Good luck with your exams!! I have yet to watch Ant-man and I'm really excited for it :) Also, can't wait to see your new beanie!!

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  25. There's no such thing as too much black! Heck probably 2/3 of my closet is chock full of black and grey pieces - they never fail to match with anything! One of my friends was telling me about Ant-man, I guess I'll have to give it a watch one of these days. Maybe the day of your last exam is a blessing since it'll be your birthday, yay!

    becky ♡ star violet

  26. It sounds like you have been having an eventful July! Glad to hear of it :) Hopefully, your August will be just as busy and eventful!
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  27. I think scheduling posts in advance is a great idea, I find that it helps with procrastination and a busy schedule. Good luck in your exams though I'm sure you'll do great.

    Princess Audu

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  29. Great post! I can't wait to see your beanie! I can never get into making actual clothing/accessories. I am so horrible at crafting! Haha!

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  30. Sounds like busy month, Bash :) I'm also like planning and writing my posts earlier and I can't wait to see Paper Towns :) Good luck with your exams :)

  31. I loved Ant man and being a huge Marvel fan all the Hank and Janet references had me tearing up inside! x

  32. Oh, I had a lot of exams too in July (: it's normal to blog less sometimes, we all have a life outside the blogging world
    And you look so pretty on these pics ... <3
    Nati xx

  33. you totally reminded me that I wanted to watch the movie antman, lol.

    keep it up! Once you get finals out of the way you are in the clear :)


  34. Those are such fun family photos! Happy belated Eid !
    It looks like you had a lovely time!
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