Life | Five Things in January 01

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Hey Bash Flatlay

G O O D   T H I N G S   H A P P E N E D .

Let's talk about them.

Last year I had a Currently series, a summary of every month written at the end of said-month. This is a spin-off from that. Instead of summing life in categories, it would be easier to pick the five highlights of the month. Whether goals, or products or events.

So here is the first post of F I V E   T H I N G S...

Bash Harry Brunei Fashion Blogger Bash Harry Brunei Blogger

0 1 .   N E W   L A Y O U T

I updated the layout early this month to celebrate the new year. I mentioned it in my Personal Goals for 2016 that it was one of my blogging goals. It was a change this blog needed. But a change goes beyond just a new theme.

Posts will be slightly different. Most posts will also be shorter and condensed though there will be exceptions. I will also try to post Every Tuesday, Friday & Sunday. Tuesday and Fridays being regular ol' beauty/fashion/lifestyle posts. Sunday being a accompanying post to that week's video. .

0 2 .   ' A '   L E V E L S 

Results came out a few days ago. I received mine at nine at night. The dreaded text lighting my phone in the dim evening. My heart pounding and hands sweating, I was ready to face judgement.

Thankfully, it wasn't so bad. I did not hate them. Which is the best I can say. The results are satisfactory and many hugs were received. If all goes well this year, I hope I'll be able to study Law in the UK soon. Parents hoping, teachers and I'm hoping. A lot of hoping this year.

0 3 .   M A K I N G   Y O U T U B E   V I D E O S

A new venture I didn't expect to enter. I uploaded my first video a few weeks ago. An introduction to the Youtubes and discussed how terrifying it is. Most of the fear was listening to my own horrid voice.

I understand improvement comes with time. My channel, Bash Harry, is just starting out and so far reception is mostly positive. I doubt it will be my main focus this year but it is still exciting. Think of it as another step to whatever next I'll be doing.

0 4 .   S E E D S '   J O N G   S A R A T

I've been neglecting my blog for the past few weeks because of Seeds Brunei. It has made me a busy bee.Most of January was spent in my old primary school hall. Creating props, watching actors, and promoting the show.

I've been in this dramatic society for almost five years. Each year making me feel older as a new generation comes in. Now that the show has ended, we have Appreciation Night to look forward to. Which has always been bittersweet. Though this appreciation night will be more bitter than sweet.

0 5 .  G I V E A W A Y   W I N N E R S

I started the year with the end of my first giveaway. Collaborating with amazing local brands to give something back.  I'll be sure to do another giveaway even if they can be time-consuming. It was exciting and so much fun.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated but there can only be two winners. So congratulations Sarah Audu and Kristeen Mackay! Sarah wins Set A, and Kristeen gets Set B. I've already emailed them and now waiting for their response.

Bash Harry Brunei Blogger

January was an active month, but I presume February will be even busier.

I like to think January as a starter month, which it is. A preview of how the rest of the year would be like. The last January, which revealed the livid months to come, this January was bright and busy. That's good.

I hope it will remain that way.

How was your January?


  1. I love your new blog layout and well done for entering the world of youtube, how exciting! These images are beautiful of you by the way, particularly lovely eyelashes :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  2. Everytime I come on your blog I think how beautiful you are! I absolutely adore your layout, and congrats on the A-Levels I definitely hope you study here because then maybe we can meet each other! xxx

  3. Oh my gosh, if you got to study over here that would be AWESOME and we could meet and it would be even more awesome and yes.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  4. I feel you about January being a starter month. While I'm blessed and thankful for it, I'm not exactly sad to see it go either. I have to say, all the photos of you in this post are stunning. You look beautiful & you're glowing! Congratulations on your A levels, and I'm sending positive thoughts your way for law school in the UK! I know it'll happen for you, I'm putting it out in the Universe :)

  5. Congrats on your A-level results and I'm glad you've had such a great January!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

  6. It's good to keep busy- as long as there's one day for you to rest! Otherwise you might get a bit burned out. I love the way your website has changed, it looks so clean!
    Congratulations on your A-level results! Can't wait to see what the rest of 2016 holds :)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

  7. Sounds like you've had a great January, congrats!! Lovely post and blog! .x

  8. Great post just as your all blog. I think that you are an awesome blogger, and I wish you luck in future! Kisses :* If you want, look my blog and follow me if you like it. <3

  9. Your January sounded really nice! Congratulations on you exam results and I wish you luck with your plan to study in the UK! :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  10. Congrats on your A-Levels! I followed you on Google Friend Connect!!x


  11. I love this series, very intimate and a good read! Seems like January was very productive for you, yay! My January was pretty jam-packed and filled with new friends, new adventures, and productivity on the blogging front ;)


  12. Just saw your video and subscribed immediately! Love it and miss you! So nice to be able to see you and hear you in video form!


  13. I love your new layout and congrats on your results I really hope it works out for you and you do get to study law over here in the uk :) I think it was a wonderfully brave leap to start a youtube channel and your videos so far have been brilliant :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

  14. Congratulations on trying new things and achieving goals! Wishing you the best on your career choice :)

    WhateverBabe | Bloglovin

  15. Love this idea! Sometimes life can be stressful, so it's nice to reflect on the things we've accomplished and remember that we are doing wonderful things too! You go, girl!

    - Lindsey, The Fashion Barbie

  16. You've certainly had a productive month! I hope the rest of the year is just as good to you!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  17. Looking beautiful as always! Happy New Year!

  18. I'm so happy you started Youtube Bash and I can't wait to see more videos from you! Ahhhh pink is so your colour but really you just pull everything off! ;)

  19. Your blog layout is amazing! Love it :)

    Jac Fleurant

  20. awesome!! if anything, I'm looking forward to your videos!! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

  21. Congratulations with your A Levels! I have my fingers crossed that you will be able to study Law in the UK too :) Love the new layout x

    Jess | It's That Time For

  22. Good luck with your studies, I hope you get to go to london :)

    Samantha Series

  23. You seemed to have had a great month... here's to February!

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  24. Great things!! Beautiful look!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  25. I love this also I am going to change my theme soon too. Also making a youtube channel too. Ugh I am so nervous. Any tips? Also I do love your blog and you are too pretty.


  26. It sounds like it's been a fab month for you Bash, I always feel like January is just beginner too which means that February will be crazy! I adore your new blog layout and I'm so pleased you've started a channel!


  27. I'm totally lovin' your new layout and your youtube channel is so much fun watching.
    It's nice to see things going well on you Bash

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  28. Love the new layout! And will definitely start watching you on youtube. I always admired the way you look and carry yourself, so excited to see videos of you!

    <3 Alex //

  29. Sounds like a plan! Love the new layout and is exciting for more that is to come x All the best in your studies Bash. Also, makeup on fleek errday.

    Real Life Nerd //

  30. All of these things are amazing! I absolutely love the fact that you're now making YOUTUBE videos! How exciting!
    Fashion Soup

  31. starting youtube is very brave so well done you :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  32. Congratulations on your A levels results and starting the YouTube channel. I can't wait to check it out.

  33. Been loving your Youtube videos, keep up the great work! Studying in the UK would be amazing! :)
    Yours Truly, NY

  34. Gorgeous as always! Great post babe! Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len

  35. January appears to have been a great month for you. Congratulations on your A Level results and good luck on your dream of studying law in the UK. You can do it :) X


  36. so beautiful!!

  37. Really Love the new layout and Beautiful pictures. :)

  38. You look really beautiful <3

    The Cutielicious

  39. Love this! Glad to see you reaching for your goals :)

  40. Stay busy my dear, sounds like an exciting time for you! Your blog's format looks great!

    xo, Alice || a l i c e / T Y P E N U

  41. I love the style of your new blog design and theme it's beat and I love how fresh it looks, hope your having a lovely week :) x x

  42. Amazing post!
    Have a nice evening!
    Angela Donava

  43. I love the new blog layout and the fact that you're doing videos. Congratulations on your satisfactory results and I look forward to seeing more of your videos :)

  44. I love the new blog layout. Thanks for sharing all that has been going on with you. You have been very busy. I wish you much success with everything and hope you have a wonderful 2016!


  45. Love the new layout! Great post & good luck with studying law soon!

    Anika |

  46. I hope that you'll realized your dream conected with studying the Law in UK and I'm really happy with your results of your exams, dear Bash :)

  47. Love ur new blog layout, youre sooo beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us darling. Visit me whenever you can. Kisses, Dominica S. xXx

  48. Amazing post! Love your blog, thanks for your comment in my blog, would you like to follow each other?:)

  49. Great write up! You looks gorgeous.
    Have a great day ahead!

  50. Love the new layout bash! You are going to have a great year.

  51. What a great start and congrats on your "A" levels and I'll be hoping for the best for you! I don't know too much about "A" levels being an American, but the fact that you want to study law is so impressive to me!! Congrats on everything!:)

    Shannon Sage

  52. yay congrats on starting youtube and on getting good grades! also loving this layout that you have right now and you're super gorgeous!!!!!

  53. Great post, Bash. Congrats on your A level results! Hoping you get to study in the UK!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  54. Love the layout and best of luck on your studies :) -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

  55. good luck with law. i study law in germany and its probably the hardest thing i've ever done in my whole life but so rewarding at the same time.

  56. I'm happy to hear you had a good January and I wish you good luck in this month as well:)...I tend to see January as the month that can indicate how the year is going to be...and if this January is to be trusted it will be a busy year.

  57. Sounds like January has been an incredible month for you, Bash! hope February is just as awesome!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  58. Yay, can't wait for more in this series! Love your lipstick colour in the last pictures xx

    Pop over to my blog!


  59. You're a busy bee for real, Bash! Also love the clean and fresh blog design - great work. So nice to watch you grow as a person and a blogger! Keep it up, can't wait to follow your andventures at the UK. ;)
    Happy Thursday!

    xoxo Ira