Currently | November 10

Tuesday, 1 December 2015


I've missed you. Did you miss me? 

I did not expect the break to last a month, and what a month it has been. A lot has happened in just one month span.  Exams are over yet stress is still high, life still tiring and still too busy. I am unsure if I can consider these past three weeks as a break, when half the time I thought of what post to do next month, or what photos to take. In layman’s terms, I miss blogging, I miss doing things.

Blogging gave me structure and achievable tasks when I desperately needed them. While they were people who made it difficult, I am happy where I am now. I don't know if I can update you in just one post but I'll try. 

So here is my November!

Doing | Shows! Shows that ended and shows that should have happened. I recently played Desdemona in my school's production of Othello. We only had a week of rehearsals, in the Lecture Hall but we pulled it off. I was also a crew member of a production that has been postponed indefinitely. Which leaves me both frustrated and relieved. 

Watching | Marvel's Jessica Jones is a feminist masterpiece. I just finished the third episode, and hoping to move on to the fourth episode on the plane. I prefer Jessica Jones over Daredevil, which I finished in three days after my last exam. This is my life now, binge-watching while binge-eating. I'm not complaining, just stating.

Listening | Nothing in particular. I'm not that adventurous with my music taste or involved in the music scene.

Loving | I chopped my hair off again. Shaved the sides and called it a day. Responses have ranged from 'You look like a boy!' to '...Again? Really?' At this point, it's no longer an act of defiance but of practicality. Also coolness, because this haircut is the only thing I've got that is cool about me. That and my exceptionally killer dance moves. 

Making | A teddy bear. A rigorous knitting project that took over two weeks. It was for my friend's birthday, that I had to rush since it was a week overdue. While he did love it, I still wish I took more time. Arms overstuffed, legs understuffed and big ears. Oh well, it's the thought that counts.

Planning | A lot of things actually. During this long hiatus, I planned some blog stuff which I hope will bear fruit. We'll see if I'll actually manage to do all since I'm leaving in less than 24 hours. Yes. Apart from writing posts and taking photos, I'm packing and cleaning. In short, I'm going to Japan tomorrow. And I am so unprepared, as the empty suitcase highlights.

Reading | With exams over and done with, I am finally able to read some books. Since exams have killed my reading life, I only managed to read only 21 books instead of the planned 52. Disappointing from a girl who once won her secondary school's reading competition, reading 245 books in a year. So trying to hit 30, I'm reading David Levithan's The Realm of Possibility.

So yes! The hiatus is over! At least I hope. As I've just said, I'm going to Japan in less than 24 hours. Wow, I'm absolutely terrible at strategic planning and scheduling. With that said, I won't disappear like I have last month. I'll actually try to blog, and respond to comments and engage in a community I miss. I feel like everyone is doing something new, and I'm as confused as ever. Help me figure out what's going on.

Up until the 15th, I'll be traveling around Japan and seeing sights and capturing moments. If you'd like to see what's going on, feel free to follow me on Bloglovin or Instagram!

So how was your November? Slow and steady or busy like a bee? I'd love to know!


  1. Your new hair looks stunning!!

    Lauren x |

  2. ohh have fun in japan! sounds fab :)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  3. I like the hair cut. How did your exams go?
    Welcome back Bash!!
    Style Feature Ik

  4. Ahh, I missed reading new blog posts from you, Bash! I love your hair and I can't believe your going to Japan, I wish I could go!!

    Pop over to my blog!


  5. Yay for being back! I hope exams went well for you - we're actually having ours in a couple of weeks so stress is high around here. A trip to Japan sounds like a great way to end the year, and I'm excited to see all your photos!

    I had no idea you did theatre - how cool! I worked backstage on one play a few years ago, and it was so much work. Definitely worth it though when you get to hear the applause and make a quick bow!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

  6. Great post, love your new hair!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  7. Glad to see you back! :) I think your new hair looks amazing!

    Renee | Lose The Road

  8. Love your hair! I can't believe you once read 245 books in a year, that's insane! Good luck in Japan :) xxx

  9. I am loving your hair so much! It's making me want to shave bits of mine again...

    And I like Jessica Jones (just got a couple of episodes left to watch), but also love Daredevil! Ooh, have fun in Japan!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  10. Yay! Your back! I've missed your posts! Your hair looks amazing hun! It suits you so much! So pretty!
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  11. Love your hair (: you don't look like a boy
    Nati xx

  12. I missed your posts! Congratulations on playing Desdemona, and your new hair looks awesome. Plus, have fun in Japan!

  13. YOUR HAIR OMG lots of love! i seriously envy people who could pull short chop, moreover shaved sides! i need to get started on jessica jones whis weeknd though. have fun in japan!


  14. Bleh, I have exams coming up in 1.5wks!!! And the days leading up to that have been and will continue to be highly stressful T-T So congrats on finishing exams, lucky you! Ahh I've seen so many trailers for Jessica Jones but I haven't found time to watch it yet. Have fun in Japan! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's


    <3 Alex //

  16. Such a great catch up post! Who's life doesn't consist of binge-watching everything?! That's the only think I don't miss about my pixie...people telling you you look like a boy. I also hated when people would tell me that boys wouldn't like me because my hair was short. boo.. I am trying so hard to grow my hair out, but it's hard when I see adorable pixie cuts!

  17. I LOVE your hair. You look well!
    Glad everything is good.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  18. You cut your hair ooh nice, and yes i sure missed you, happy your back. Have a great trip to Japan.

  19. You look so cute♥

  20. Nice to see you back and have fun in Japan! I had no idea there's Marvel Jessica Jones, I'll need to check how to watch it here.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  21. Haha, something new! Tell me! ;) And OMG, Japan! How exciting, Bash! Can't wait to read more about your adventure. Such a killer hairstyle you have now, suits YOU perfectly!!! Love it! Oh and I wanna see the teddybear...on Insta maybe? <3

    xoxo Ira

  22. Good to hear that you're back, dear Bash and I think that you had to be so excited to play in some school shows, dear. What's more, have a great time in Japan and remeber to take a lot of photos and then publish here some of them:D :)

  23. Welcome back! Sounds like you had a busy November. Shows can take up a lot of time but they can be very fun. I love your new hair too. :]

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  24. Your hair looks absolutely stunning! I wish I had the courage to pull it off. Also, have fun in Japan!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

  25. Love your hair! -Maireem

  26. Welcome back Bash, you've been missed. And for the record, you look so badass with that haircut. Oooo, I believe you need to do a superhero photoshoot. Seriously :D

    With Love, Fatema |

  27. Yay congrats for completing your exams Bash!!! Your hair cut is badass! ;) 245 books HOLY CRAP that is a lot! Do I want to know how big your book case is?!?!

  28. Hi Bash, How have your exams gone? I see that you are watching Marvel's Jessica Jones..
    I love that show! I have seen only 2 episodes, but i'm addicted. Do you watch other series?

    Xx Gino