It’s surreal to think that a lot of us spent a year at home. Online work, online school, online meetups, online everything. I’m trying to remember how my life was at the time but it’s all a blur. I don’t think life was that bad for me for because I had a lot of sources of entertainment, but I’m much happier now that I can see people in person and explore the city.
Before in quarantine days:
I got into letter writing and stamps
I got into various crafts
I watched a ton of shows
I went hard with online shopping, to escape the everyday
Small joys: Anything out of the ordinary brought me joy. During this time I came to appreciate a lot of things.
Now after three vaccine shots and with restrictions lifted:
I’ve met up with a lot of my friends and had opportunities to dress up again. One of the first things I did was get a hair cut.
I’ve visited numerous cafes and restaurants, something I had missed
Fun dates with boyfriend
I got to see the cherry blossoms this year. There are none in my neighbourhood, so I explored other parts of the province to see them.
New experiences: I got a shellac manicure with my coworker yesterday. After hearing that I had never gotten a manicure before, she encouraged me to try it out.
The importance of taking pictures
Without pictures, I feel that a lot of the things I’ve done would have been lost on me. “Put away the phone; enjoy the moment without the phone” is the opposite of how I think… I think it diminishes photography, ignores that people may have poor memory, and ignores that people may want something to look back on. Personally, I get a lot of satisfaction from capturing a good photograph.
I don’t know where I can buy Thai tea in stores so I ordered a bag of it online. The restaurants that sell Thai iced milk tea (that I know of) are far from where I live. If you like Thai iced milk tea, I think that buying the tea is a great idea because you can make so many cups of it! I love it so much.
This week’s nails are the taupe colour by Sinful Colors nail polish. Sinful Colors is my favourite nail polish brand right now because it dries fast, lasts long, and it’s very inexpensive. Each bottle costs less than two dollars and in my opinion, their quality is better than the more expensive drug store brands. The downside of Sinful Colors is that they produce very few colours I like. I do love this colour though. Other brands definitely sell this shade for a more expensive price.
An Instagram follower sent me a message the other week and told me to send him a nail photo. I post things when I feel like it, not because someone asks me to do it. “Demanding” me to do something makes me want to do it less. LOL Bottom line: You can make a suggestion or recommendation, but don’t expect me to do any personal favours. I am not that generous.
Yes – I am posting a nail photo now but it’s because I want to.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I like homemade smoothies more than bubble tea now. Healthy foods and drinks just taste better, in my opinion. If you asked me a few months ago, my answer would be the opposite. I ate a chickpea salad the other day and I’m definitely going to eat it again.
I recently bought a few bottles of nail polish and threw out expired bottles. I used to paint my nails often in 2015 and 2016, and now it’s time to get back to it in 2019.
This design was done spontaneously. My blog is kind of the same, I don’t know what I’ll post next. I don’t have a schedule or anything – it really depends on what I’m feeling.
I took this picture of these plum blossoms on March 20, the first day of spring.
These are the games I bought this week. Ace Attorney is my favourite game right now, but I feel like I will only play it once. Once I finish the game, I’ll remember the correct responses so it won’t be as fun anymore… unless I play again when I’m like 40. All the Detective Conan episodes I’ve watched are paying off because now I’m applying that learned knowledge to the game hahaha.
When I am not dressed up, I wear casual clothes and shoes. On these sort of days, I still wear my everyday accessories (which have changed, AGAIN).
When it comes to nails I use polish from The Face Shop because it dries quickly. By the time I am done painting my left hand, all the fingers on my right hand and the thumb of my left hand are already dry! I’m going to buy a bright pink polish and that will be my new everyday colour. =D
THEFACESHOP TRENDY NAILS GR504
My Macbook. I should have an everyday hairstyle too but not sure what yet – not short hair though because I don’t like it.