The artist I love most.

Dear Fash,

I haven’t shared another blogger’s post in a while, but fret not, here’s one and it’s just a really nice read!

Hope you’re well!

Your fave asian

A biased review of the Jack Tea Gregory show @RISD #RISD

Source: The artist I love most.

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Soon to be nineteen

Dear Fash,

Again, I apologise for the lack of posts, I’ve been busy with revision and consequently neglected my responsibilities for this blog! Even so, I’m back again and ready for another riveting post!

This week has been a very good week indeed, despite my minimal revision, I’ve done well in my coursework, have just been offered a summer job in the university and have been surrounded constantly this week with laughter, joy and happiness, today especially.

This afternoon, I was pleasantly surprised with a lovely parcel delivered from sunny Singapore onto Lancashire territories – it was a gift from a dear friend of mine from home for my nineteenth birthday. Inside the parcel were food packs of all the wonderful goodies from home: curry paste, chicken rice paste, sweets, a keychain and a lovely card that was hand-made and written by my friend! What I loved so very much about the parcel was not just what it contained, but its greater significance of the strong bonds of friendship between my friend and I, and also the love and care of a friend for my wellbeing – a feeling which I take for granted everyday. So as much as I whine about feeling unable to be free and who I am in the flat, I am still grateful to my flatmates and friends who have still taken the time in the day to speak to me, to get to know me and include me in their lives, even though they don’t always do it in the ways I’d wish them to have done so.

So, on a whole, I couldn’t be any happier with the friends that I have, both from home and the ones that I’ve got here, and I count my lucky stars everyday that I’ve had this amazing once in a lifetime opportunity to study abroad, which has led me to keeping my lovely friends from home and also making new friends!

In alternative news, exams should not exist.

Your fave asian!

May day update!

Dear Fash,

Its blessed May, where the Lord himself has granted educators the power of imposing exams on students, claiming that it’s purpose is to assess our skills and knowledge when in reality, it’s punishment for being happy and unemployed while they’ve moved on to adulthood, where they have to work to get paid.

Exam season has been rather interesting so far, my feelings of jealousy toward Ireland is still there, but it wasn’t as violent as it was at the start of term. In fact, I’d even say that our friendship is growing gradually, although I think the both of us know deep down that we don’t have much in common to make this friendship last for a lifetime. I don’t say this out of pessimism at all, I’m stating this as a matter of fact – in the past week, we’ve been on two walks together, and for the most of the walks, the conversations topics never stayed, they changed rapidly and if not, it was a silenced walk until someone could find something to say.

So, the attempt to ‘bond’ (as I would call it) was really more a waking up call to the reality that there are some things in life that I can’t force – no matter what I do, I cannot force myself to be best friends with Ireland, so c’est la vie.

On a happier note, I’ve managed to spend more time with some of the people upstairs whom I really do enjoy being around with, which is great because when I’m with them I feel like I could be the silly, insecure and over-thinking me, and even though I’m sure that it annoys them how I can be, I am still glad that I can still be me and feel loved for who I am even if I’m not classed as their “main bitch” but their “sideline bitch”. ┬áSo there’s the silver lining found!

Also, during this very very intense exam season, I’ve managed to entertain myself from my temporary loss of sanity (which no one in my flat seems to think is funny) which consisted of me (a) falling face flat on the floor while I was attempting a leg stretch and, (b) bursting out into a laughing fit for no apparent reason whilst I was studying.

I’m definitely going delirious, but that really isn’t a bad thing though.

I hope you’re keeping well and that there is rain in London just like there is here, because the heat and sun was really starting to dampen my mood (because as we all know, I hate the sun and heat, but love the dark and cold).

Your fave asian!