Not Blending In

"Individualism can be deemed negative. The more you blend in with everyone else, the more compliant and safe your life is." -anonymous-
Nope. Doesn't apply here.
 
 
Chloé'  perfume.  Something sensational I reward myself with. If you can't function well at least smell good. Moto for life.

Chloé' perfume. Something sensational I reward myself with. If you can't function well at least smell good. Moto for life.

Absolute zero time for spring cleaning and shopping till Chinese New Year ("CNY") hits me in the face.
However, I won't hit the panic button as long as Banana Leaf Rice and Teh Halia is still around. Phewie.
Schedule packed back-to-back until 3 days before we start indulging in CNY cookies and poker cards.
As of today, I'm off to Vietnam for some quality time with mummy nerd.
Drafting this post in advance but I'm pretty sure our girlie vacay invovles Vietnamese spring rolls and hand-dripped coffee.
Secretly wanting a body massage and a juicy sunset.
Will keep you posted x

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Wardrobe? Check.
Social? Check.

Stuck in a rut where not sure if we should go ahead and tackle that horrific shoe wardrobe or vanity situation. Probably the worst two areas to declutter omggg. Won't even try to conceal the mortifying fact that my shoe wardrobe is massive, or like what my mum says, absolutely ridiculous. 

I do wear my shoes on a rotational basis, at least a different pair every 2 days. However, not all are worn frequent enough to justify their existence. One fun fact is that I love shopping for shoes when I travel. 95% of my collection are purchased overseas. Once got a Guisness Book Record for buying 14 pairs of shoes from a single trip. Don't ask me why the airport security held me down for having a 40kg suitcase. I didn't want to either. 

Even said so, it is logical to say that the shoe obssesion is in my genes. Daddy nerd and Mummy nerd both love shoes. Getting them to count the number of shoes they own, might take a day. Or two. As if I was even joking.

Enough of my shoe story as this article is losing it's direction. Let me know if you want to see me dive into my shoe collection and make rational decisions before the wardrobe explodes. Hope your August is beautiful so far (:

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5 Quick Tips // lifestyle Organization

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I'm no master sheefu in the organizational aspect of life. But it appeared to me that everyone has a different way of sorting out their schedule and space. Since there is no right or wrong, we shall share a little behind the real Real Life Nerd. These are 5 ways we stay organized. #atleastwetried

.01 Wash and Clean
Regardless of how much we hate doing the laundry, we all need clean clothes and undergarment that doesn't smell like expired cheese. Majority of my clothes are made from fabric that requires 'gentle care', meaning 'hand washing' and no time for coffee Sunday. Cleaning out the living area can be dreadful at times however an organized space allows room for creativity and magic sprinkles.

.02 Plan two weeks ahead of time
This would take up most of the month. Business trips (don't forget to book a taxi!!), appointments, meetings (venue + time), take note of upcoming projects (details + deadline) and if you are blogger ninja by night like me, yes, schedule that as well. Put a remark for events that are uncertain/unconfirmed because it could turn out to be something you need to spare time for. Also, take note of replenishment dates of your beauty supplies. Splitting last dollop of Oskia Renessaince Cleansing Gel into a week's use? I've been there.

.03 Take note of important dates
Every month, I put down dates that must be remembered. Family plans, birthdays, anniversary, movie dates, facial and coffee sesh and due dates for bank related stuff too! Insurance, taxes, credit card bills yadah yadah.  Hey lady, don't forget menses?  Need to be prepared and also know how much more to spend on food that week, am I right. One habit I have is to jot down eta of all parcels once the order is placed and also mummy related events/dates that she could forget. When she dyed her hair? When is the next mani session? When to settle her finances?

.04  Daily/Weekly To-Do-List
Pen down what you wish to accomplish in a day/week. I'd go for a maximum of 3 tasks per day unless I'm catching a flight in 24 hours with luggage unpacked, 10 blog articles pending, emails unsent and legs unshaved. Keep them realistic, achievable and as precise as possible. 

.05 Breathe
Grab a snack, sip on some tea and take a deep breath. You've done well so far! Feel free to celebrate with a cheese burger and a bottle of beer. I mean vegetarian cheese burger and two bottles of beer. Oh such a grown up.

Nerdy Verdict
There is no spell for a lifetime smooth sail. No matter how much we try to stay organized, things do go out of hand sometimes. It's about striking a balance between planning to perfection and planning for success. Have a big picture of what we want to achieve, organize what's in our hands, eat up those cookie crumble and leave room for those beyond our control (:

Hope you found something useful. Let us know how you stay organized!! x

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