october

28 November 2015
This post is precisely 28 days late but no matter - it's here now :P 
Trying to get back into the flow of things and update more. I also got a new point & shoot camera. Been experimenting with slide film colours too. Buuuut..
More on that on the next post.

Anyway, its been about 2 to 3 weeks now since I deleted instagram & snapchat.. I still have facebook & twitter but I'm rarely on it!

The reasons are as follows: 
Disconnect to reconnect.

Its not my first time regaining control - I did something similar when I was in high school and I didn't have facebook (my equivalent of instagram then) for 4 years. I remembered how nice it was then to just disconnect & not be fussed with being peeping toms. 

What peeved me the most was this sudden self-realization that I was spending countless of hours every day scrolling through instagram & going through other people's snapchat but,
what was I gaining from it? 

Other than being an insufferable peeping tom, it did not benefit me or made my day more productive or more happy. I was just aimlessly wasting precious time. A form of distraction that didn't reap any form of gains, mentally or emotionally whatsoever.

If I was reading a book, watching a TV show or film - what I gained after was a plethora of different stories in different forms. It peeved me that my favourite activity (i.e. scrolling) was no way in form beneficial.

This was the mental trigger that led to me deleting 2 of my favourite social media platforms.

As a result...

I've gotten more shit done (no distractions = less time spent procrastinating),
I'm rarely on my phone scrolling endlessly, I've got a proper attention span now.. Started reading again & finished 6 books in the last week. I pay more attention during conversations.. 

I enjoy moments instead of focusing on 'what to upload' or 'whats #instaworthy' or 'what makes my feed more uniformed'. I've actually forgotten to enjoy being in the present & I'm not sure whether I'm more ashamed or more sad to admit that. 


Ok so maybe the way I dealt with things were a bit extreme - deleting everything cold turkey is hardly calling it mild. But extreme measures must be taken for an extreme person. 
I don't blame social media at all, if anything one should utilise it coz it is filled with an abundance of opportunities - the blame goes to my lack of self control. 

This is my own way of taking control of certain elements in my life & my refusal to be bound to something intangible & in limbo. 

All that matters is that I'm sooooooooo much happier & liberated from all the social media policies that govern us, one way or another. I'm not suggesting for you to delete everything like I did.
I'm simply stating the methods that work for me and the things I've done to make me a more fulfilled person. 

On a really really brighter note, 
I'll be updating my blog with more posts!!! This will be my sole medium for photo journalling. So I'm really, really excited for all of this to manifest :)

Enjoy - this is the month of October.

| one |
EATING at HOME

My feeble attempt at being healthy. Don't let the greens fool you. 
I always snack like mad after.. 





Faiz's tuna salad


Stir-fried soba noodles with edamame & salmon

Peanut butter cookies variations. Different sizes have different fillings, i.e. chocolate milk chunks, white chocolate, plain etc

TADAAAAAA

Hawaiian chicken on quinoa with green juice

Fish tacos


| two |
EATING out...

The frequency of me eating out this month increased by tenfolds coz I was too lazy to cook & other arrangements like FREAKING ESSAYS zzzzzz. But no ragreeetsssss. I love food & food loves me! Heheh.

Chocolate & hazelnut gelato. I don't think I'm adventurous at all when it comes to buying ice-cream. I wouldn't mind trying the different flavours but if it comes down to it & I buy a scoop, I'll always stick to what I know & love (chocolate. chocolate... chocolate). I don't normally like ice-cream too -_- I think its too sweet but sometimes I think its ok. WEIRD.

But I LOOOOOVEEEEE froyo!!!!!!

I also love croissants of any kind. I love croissants full stop. 

Carbonara korean fried chicken

Yummmyyyy

I usually get jelat/muak of carbonara but this one was really nicely balanced! Ate the whole thing :D


FAVOURITE brownies ever from David Jones' Food Hall


Heated this little baby up in the oven for 15 minutes & it was a complete game changer

Vegetarian lunch with Kara at Shankara


Avocado fritters with coriander pesto

Curry laksa, veggie curry with lentils & brown rice


Truffled scramble eggs on sourdough



| three |
KETTLE black with BELLA

Seriously most visually pleasing cafe I've been to. Everything was white, clean & marbled.

Haven't worn shorts since high school!!! Really excited for this OOTD :)


Old meets new






'Lo plant



Seriouuuuussssssllllyyyyyyyy - get in me

My mushroom platter & hotcakes was damn yummy laaaaah. 
So much flavours on one plate - party in my mouth!!!

| four |
NANA's birthday

People who I spent a lot of time playing board games / eating Asian snacks / laughing out stupid stuff with!!! I've known Faiz, Nana & Champs since I arrived in Melbourne in 2013 :) Lots of lovely memories together, being clingy.

Happy 5!!



~~~~~ our motto: they hate us coz they ain't us~~~~~
hahahaha

| five |
UNI days

Is it a jumpsuit?? Is it a dress?? 
NOOOO,
it's a two-piece!

When the pollen hits u too hard lulz

Casually taking a nap in uni while waiting for my next class.
Shit you do when you've got a 3 hour break in between classes...


Shortcut from franklin st to la trobe st via RMIT.

Melb Uni's design building is pretty sick


Doing readings & tanning! Killing 2 birds with 1 stone :P


In malay, we say betis besar (big calves)!!! Hahahahaha.



| six |
EVERYTHING else

Pink care package!!! Pink gym supplies :D


"is this how u do it, mommy?"
WHY DO I LOVE U SO MUCH FATTYFLESSSSSSS!!!!!





Our iPhone cases from skinnydip




Selfie taken on our last workout ever on Kayla Itsines BBG Week 12!!!! 
We're currently redoing it for the 2nd time :)

Faiz's card for me upon completing BBG. I love him so much, my no. 1 supporter.


HAPPY JUMP!

Card from me to myself :) A little reminder that I can do anything as long as I set my mind on it. You should be your own best friend/biggest fan/motivator!!! Drown yourself with lovely messages!


Went to Subculture 2015 and saw the likes of Bryan Kearney, John O' Callaghan etc.

Kimmy's last day as an undergrad party!!! She & Bella's graduating in December. 
So excited for them!!!!!




Suntanning on Kimmy's roof



Sunset on my apartment balcony




& that's it for the month of October, folks!!!! 

I've also gotten a new template for my blog. I'm happy with how it turned out (also, I'm using it as a motivator for myself to blog more frequently.....) 
Got around 4-5 posts coming up next for the month of November so watch this space :)

PS/ I turned 21 on the 18th this month!!!! YAY I'm legal everywhere now.

HAVE AN AWESOME DAY WHEREVER YOU ARE!


Sara

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