Life | Five Things in March 03

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

M A R C H   W A S   N O T   A   B A D   M O N T H

Though I am unsure whether to call it good either. 

Bittersweet is appropriate. Though lacks the emotional depth needed to relay March's blissful sorrow. I sit here in a cafe, trying to find words to describe March. March in all its melancholy. I could not describe March in just five moments.

But I tried. 

0 1 . S C H E D U L E   C O N F L I C T

Admittedly, I have fallen into a slump.

It's not that I dislike blogging. Blogging is fun, it's just exhausting. And at times, overwhelming. I took long breaks in February and March to take preventive steps. On Hey Bash, I'll start posting Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Monday and Wednesday being regular blog posts, and Friday being an accompanying post for a video.

0 2 . K U A L A   L U M P U R ,   M A L A Y S I A

Surprise! I went to Malaysia this month. Without mentioning the trip anywhere except on Instagram.

Visiting KL is not as exciting as it once was. We spent a short weekend there, five days in our family apartment, buying fabrics galore for Eid. It was a spontaneous trip. By spontaneous, I mean 'stowed away in the luggage and forced my parents to bring me along.' 

0 3 . # U N F A I R   &   L O V E L Y

It puts a damper in my heart, when I look at my blog at times. Though I am proud, I can't help but to feel disappointed. At myself more so. Neglecting what I enjoy, and forcing fashion down throats when, in truth, I don't enjoy it.

What I enjoy is writing discussions. Which I feel my Unfair and Lovely post succeeded in doing. I sat on my living room floor, typing away about colorism in cultures. I've never felt more excited posting until then. Perhaps it's how touching the topic is.

0 4 .  L O V E   Y O U ,    S A I M A

A day after I returned back from Malaysia, I found out my friend was leaving.

My beautiful friend, Saima, left for India a few days after I came back. Early in the morning, my friends and I drove to the airport to say goodbye. We hugged each other tight, refusing to let go. And like every millennial, taking photos to commemorate our friendship.

We love you, Saima. Stay wonderful.

0 5 .  M A R C H   L O O K B O O K   W I T H   N A D I A H   R A Y

If you have watched our Blindfolded Makeup Challenge, then you will know Nadiah of Splash on Life.

We filmed a March Lookbook together. Both Part One and Part Two is up on her channel. It was absolutely wonderful to film a lookbook with her. Though it made me recall a time when my friends laughed at the thought of me in a lookbook. Well, who's laughing now?

My friends, still my friends.

S U B S C R I B E   T O   N A D I A H   R A Y

March changed things.

Unsure whether for better or worse, but still aware of the change's arrival. I cannot describe March fully. Not in her demons sent from above. Instead I leave March with a numbness and wondering what April has in store.

After all, Hey Bash is turning two. 

How was your March?


  1. How did I not know you had a YouTube channel?! I just subscribed and I can't wait to read that Unfair and Lovely post it sounds sensational, well done! Your photos of Malaysia are incredible by the way, so amazing! xxxxx

  2. A lovely summary of March :) Going to watch your lookbook now! Xx

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

  3. My March was filled with lack of sleep and a lot of excitement, as our son arrived on March 7th.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  4. I'm glad your March was great! Mine was... hectic. Very hectic. But I am looking forward to a much slower, calmer April.

  5. I loved this post so much :) I love your style of writing and I think your discussions posts are amazing :) I wouldn't be disappointed if that was all you posted.. Just do what makes you happy :) xx

  6. I think you should do more discussion posts as you loved doing your previews one. And I hope that April will be very good to you :) My March was filled with stress and constant studying and it looks like April is going to be just the same :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  7. I can't believe March is already over! Loved the lookbooks with you and your friends, you ladies look amazing!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  8. Your writing is always so beautiful and I really enjoy each post that you put up! Definitely scrolling through your instagram now! ;)
    x Kenzie

  9. I'm loving your youtube channel! You and your friends are so pretty, I love the pictures :)

  10. Wow, your words about March are SO true for me! It fits perfectly. I had my best and my worst day in March...
    I'm ready for April:)
    The Lady Fairer

  11. I kind of feel the same about March. Sorry to hear your friend has left <3

    Renee | Lose The Road

  12. eventful month indeed!!! here's to hoping April brings even greater things!

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

  13. I drift in and out of my blogging slump at times and hope to find inspirtion somewhere else once in a while to keep going. I love all your posts, keep doing your best! <3

    Macarons and Mischief

  14. What a great post!

  15. March has really been quiet depressing, but you're amazing lookbook videos definitely puts everything in a more positive light! :)
    xxx Bianca

  16. This is a lovely post hun! I have found March depressing. I have been looking at my blog and getting annoyed with everything I have been doing, getting into ruts ect. I'm hoping next month is my fresh start!

    I adore the Look Book you did, so chic!

    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
    Blog Lovin' // Instagram

  17. March has been a crazy month! It flew by and I'm just now realizing what has happened. It sounds like some good things happened and I hope this just means April will be even better for you!

  18. I totally get what you mean about number 1. It is exhausting! :p
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  19. Omg you are so beautiful. And your makeup looks SOO good

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

  20. Great post, I love it, thank you for sharing, you look stunning!!!


  21. A lovely summary of March! love your lookbook videos!
    Have a great day!
    Xo Erica

  22. Bash, I love your writing so much <3 I know what you mean about blogging being exhausting, sometimes the pressure can take a serious toll on me mentally however I adore writing and find that if I pace myself, doing my blog can be such a good source of therapy! I'm glad your Unfair and Lovely post got a good reception as the message of that whole movement is so important. Glad you had a good month (also your makeup? ON POINT) xx

  23. Looking beautiful as always hon, nice roundup.

  24. Sounds like a great month. Glad you got to do some traveling.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  25. Sounds like you've had a pretty good month! Your lookbooks are amazing and I love how scheduled you are with your blog posts! I wish I could be that organised x

  26. You look on the positive side, Bash. Think positive and make April a better month. Good luck!
    PS: Love your outfit!!
    Love, Fads

  27. i wish you a better April =o) some months are harder than others, but at least you got an adventure away to Malaysia =o)

  28. I'm glad March was bittersweet for you :) It was after all 31 whole days, that's pretty exhausting for any person. May April be a better month for you <3

  29. Very insightful Bash! Bad months & good months, and some in-between, keep your head up because you're doing a fab job.

  30. March was insane. If I could blow up the word 10 times just to describe what life as, I would. Drowing in som much work and yes I left my website for 3 weeks. Scheduled posts were up as usual but my lack of existence made me sad. Anyways, good that it's over now. Still picking up still hey, it wil bo great :)

    Didn't know you were here in Malaysia dear! x

    Real Life Nerd

  31. I can't believe it's already April, honestly. I think I must have been asleep for the past 3 months because I don't know where the first quarter of the year went! As always, your posts are beautifully written and I look forward to seeing how your blog and channel progresses :)

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