Sunday, 5 July 2015

Semester Break

| Fashion | 

| Not waiting anymore |

| Theme Song : Heart- Flor |

| Romper-Mango (MNG) | Sandals- Stall in Seminyak (Bali) | Sunglasses- @mel.low_ on Instagram |
        Greetings fellow readers. Its been a hell of a semester break. I actually felt like this was probably the most productive semester break I've ever had. It involved a lot of relaxation, time alone, and restarting the adventure.
        The last semester I had left me a little on the edge. I was just tired and a little demotivated. I had to rejuvenate and start again from everything. This semester break was really much needed.
       I wrote a bucket list of things to accomplish during this semester break. One of them was to do some charity work. I met this woman named Theresa, who was one of my grandmother's friend that was quite active doing some charity work. I met her one day at a gathering and when we were talking she said that there was a soup kitchen thing going on every Friday and asked if I would like to join. I was more than happy to. I don't know why I felt the need to do charity work. I felt a little over my head with the whole city living, high end fashion labels and work. I guess I just needed to do something good. Maybe its just my way of trying to feel like a good person again, but nonetheless I did feel good after. I helped chopped some carrots, ginger, onions and made curry for 150 people. It did feel good.
With Theresa
      I also spent the majority of the time during this semester break with my dear grandparents. I was so bored one day, that I decided to just take a train to visit them. No doubt I felt much more productive being with them. They took me to some of their gatherings (being the socialite grandparents they are) and I met a lot of people. And yes, all these people were at least 20 years older than me, but I found a lot of wisdom talking to these people. I mean these folks already spent 60 years of their lives. They have a whole lot of wisdom and experience to share. And talking to them was a pleasure. With everything they shared,  they said the same thing to me which was "As long as you have a stable income, a loving husband, a nice home and a happy life, you are good to go". And I will engrave those words in my mind, carrying those words with me my whole life.

With Ahma
My lovely grandparents.
       I spent a lot of time alone. I guess I wanted to. I didn't actually know how much I am just thinking. When I was in Lumut, Perak on a holiday with my grandparents, I would go to the beach at like 11:30 p.m. and just sit by the beach reading. There wasn't many people at the resort as it wasn't like school holidays or anything so it was really quiet and empty. I would just sit my butt on these beach benches till like 5:30 p.m. I read a lot and I put my book down once in a while to take a break to just stare into blank space, I stay like this for like an hour without even realizing it. And I was actually just thinking. I didn't realize how much is actually going through my mind. This was my getaway. Like a vacation for my mind to just let thoughts flow. It felt really good honestly.
This was me for a good 4 day
      I guess the thing I've came up from all of this is that you don't wait. If you want to go out with your friends go and ask them. If you want to go on an adventure, go on an adventure. If you want to go and have some alone time, go and take a tour around your city. If you want to do some charity, go and find something to do. No one is going to answer you if you don't ask. Take chances. Make mistakes. Feel alive. I'm so glad that I spent this semester break doing things that made me happy. I did things that made me feel like I'm actually living.
      Alright outfit details. I hate myself for forgetting to bringing accessories with me. I love the lace on this romper. I gives very nice detail to it making it look like a chill, flow look to it. It is perfect for days like these to wear to the beach or on a vacation. Extremely cooling. The sandals are nothing new. They are very beaten up, but i still love it. I wished I bought more when I was in Bali. My hair was tied into a side braid that was good to keep the hair from going into my face when its super windy at the beach. Credits to my awesome grandma, that took all these photos. She was very fussy about lighting and did a great job.
      Tomorrow is the start of my 3rd semester. I am not going to lie, I am not looking forward to going back. Just thinking of all the work that will be pilling up very very soon isn't exactly exciting but I know for a fact that when I start doing it, I would like secretly enjoy it hahaahah. So adios amigos. So long for now. If you have gotten this far through the post, you are one awesome person. Thank you for reading. I hope I didn't waste your time. Until next time amigos.

Rachel Khloe Phan