Joyful thoughts at midnight

I feel extremely blessed. For this whole year, I felt a lot of new feelings that I've never gained for the past 22 years of my life. I would have never realised this if I were like my younger self. So, in this post, I want to say some cheesy words to people that may or may not read my words. But it's okay! I'm writing because I want to cherish what I felt at this moment while I'm thinking of how blessed I am for this past year.

Fast backwards for a year, November 2016, I was at Myanmar trying to decide what I should do with my life. I have already graduated but I still haven't found any job. Something in my gut told me from my experience from being a secretary for the Business Club which I was in the past year that I should continue studying and attend MBA. I told my mum how I was feeling about this whole situation and as how amazing my mother can be, she agreed me to continue studying for one more year and get my Masters.
So, here I was, facing my whole new environment of the unknown people. Since I knew how painful I were to not have any close friends during my bachelors so I decided to try a new approach. That approach gave me respect from people and I get to become friends with them. But I was never a close friend.

First trimester was okay. I tried my best. Gave all my shot. Made a lot of mistakes. Felt a lot of anxiety and depression. Was sick a lot of the time. But it was okay. Still feeling that I was just a transparent person. People come and go. I never felt that I belong with somebody.

Second trimester, well it was messy. All the people from the first trimester branched out with other people. Some already found whom they clicked with and with whom they belonged. Still making terrible mistakes though, for me. But getting a bit better about myself. Trying to find some place to drop my anchor. Made some friends along the way and they seems pretty fun to be with. I worked my butt off to gain respect from people. I learned the hard way that respects must be earned by working my butt off. So, I did. Still very insecure about myself and still doesn't realise that I'm blessed though.

Third and last trimester, happiest and craziest times. People whom I handpicked to work with me were very nice to me and without them, I couldn't do what I did for this year. We played, we worked, we laughed and we studied and they were very helpful to me. They put up with all my complaints, all my crazy requests, sometimes I couldn't lead them anymore so they stepped up and lead the team to put ourselves together. I'm blessed to have them. They knew when I break down, and they bring me back to life. Being with them is fun, lots of laughter, very serious from time to time and I was really blessed with them. I am a weak human. I tend to break down sometimes and I tend to be all serious most of the time, didn't know how to make jokes to make them laugh and didn't know how to listen properly. I know that some of them might have complaints about me but I'm still very much in love with them. They are the ones that I enjoyed being with and most importantly, they make me enjoy my life to the best while I still can.

So, thank you for putting up with me, encourage me when I needed, praised me when I did a good job, said "you did well" when I started thinking that I didn't do good enough. Put up with my ups and downs and still say "I want to group with you". Thank you for trusting me and believing in me so, I thank you to my teammates that I really loved spending my trimester with. I'm glad that I teamed up with them.
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Since I’m coming from iPhone 6S Plus, the first thing that I noticed immediately from the iPhone X is the size. I was amazed on how small the overall size of the phone and yet the screen ratio is much bigger than the last one.

Battery wise, I noticed that iPhone X’s battery lasts longer than iPhone 6S plus. I don’t play games so I’m not sure how long the battery will last if you are a gamer. 

Another feature that I really got used to very fast is the FaceID. Coming from TouchID, I thought I would be struggling making a change but I got used to it very fast. The FaceID works very fast. Although it’s a pain to look at your phone at the time you want to unlock the device. 

Swiping up from the bottom is also very easy to adapt instead of pressing the home button. All these gestures are very easy to do and easy to adapt to.
The thing I don’t like about the gesture is the gesture of accessing the control centre. You have to use another hand to swipe down from the bottom where last time, you can just swipe up using the same hand.

Let’s talk about display. Display wise, it’s bright! It’s colour accurate and easy to see in the sunlight. But if you are a night owl like me, a sudden bright light in the dark can make you scream a bit in the middle of the night 😂. If you are not used to the True Tone that is in the iPad previously, it’s also another great feature that adapts the screen according to the light temperature around you.

Watching videos on YouTube is not intrusive as I thought it would be. Yes, the portion of the video is cut because of the camera housing but it’s very easy to adapt to. They also have an original aspect ratio with the black bars on the side if you don’t like the full screen mode.

Having no headphone jack is something I’m already used to because I use Bluetooth earphones normally since I have the iPhone 6S Plus.

Speaking of sound, the stereo quality of the phone sounds rich and vibrant. The full blast mode on the iPhone is much louder compared to my previous phone.

Now, for the camera. To be honest, I haven’t use much of the selfie camera and I’m not used to the portrait mode and the lightings that they provide. But when I tested out the low light situation, it works amazingly well when compared to the iPhone 6S plus. The photos that I took yesterday were sharp, true to colour. Front selfie portrait is hit and miss sometimes. If you are just taking day to day shots during the day time is pretty consistent throughout the photos.

Coming from a 6S Plus, the most challenging things to adapt is the accessing of notification centre and control centre with one hand. Since the apps currently are not optimised for iPhone X, dynamically adpting to the screen is lacking for apps until they update the apps.

So, this is what I found by using the new iPhone X in one day. If you have iPhone 7 or 8 models, this upgrade may not worth it for you. My sugggestion is to wait for next year to have a better screen optimisation, a more reliable FaceID and camera usability.
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One day with iPhone X - A Review
AWEI AK7 Bluetooth Wireless Earphone Review
I bought this little device during the COMEX show 2017 at the end of August. I bought it with S$29 at the AWEI pop-up store at Suntec City and I have been using this earphones for the past few months. Since I have been using for quite some time, I want to give you a review of whether this earphone is worth purchasing or not.

To be honest, I think it's worth it. For the price, this earphone sounds okay quality, much better than some of the earphones that I had and the battery last for a long time. It also had several different adjustments and accessories straight from the box.

Something that amazed me was the battery life. Although the box says it'll last for 10 hours, I think that it lasts for more than 10 hours. The box also says that call time is about 12 hours. Because of its magnetic closures as an on/off switch, I don't need to worry about the earphone turned on when I wasn't looking around. Another great benefit from this feature is that, I can just wear it on my neck without needing to find my earphones when necessary. Also, when it switched on, it automatically connects to my phone and I can see how much battery I have left on my iPhone so that's also another great benefit.

Sound quality wise, I think it's not bad. It's almost as comparable to the ear pods that Apple come with their iPhones. Although my Beats earphone has way better sound quality, it was nearly $350 so being a tenth of the price, I think it's worth it.
It is also IPX4 waterproof, sweat and splash proof device with CVC intelligent noice reduction. It also has a service of 7 days refund policy, 15 days replacement policy as well as 12 month warranty policy in place when you purchase the product. They also have 4 colours to choose from black & red, black, blue and gold.  With all these features and have a decent sound quality, I give this earphone a 4.5 start out of 5 and I highly recommend you to try this out if you are looking for a wireless headphone.
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I have to say, I have been having so much fun lately. 

It's been a while since I got some friends that understand me and kinda support me for being me. So, I thought that I had found my place. I had found some friends that I can talk to without faking myself. I fooled around, went to picnics, went out with them. 

I wasn't neglecting my studies. Never was I to forgot why I am here for. 

When I saw the marks for my assignment before all the fun, it was the lowest that I've ever gotten before. The grades itself doesn't made me so depressed. If I were to do like last minute for this assignment, I knew it was going to bad and I kinda deserved it. 

However, it was when I spent the entire week doing one assignment. I never spent that much of time for one assignment before. I researched a tonne, tried writing and rewriting again and research again to accomplish that particular assignment. 
I feel disappointed in myself. The worst thing was everyone's faces when I said my marks. 


I've always got somewhat good grades. It's not a brag but I was kinda happy that I got good grades. Then, people just assume that I will always do good grades every single time. When, I got bad grades, they were like "Reyar only got xx marks?!!! WHAT HAPPENED?" 

I want to know why it happened. It just happened and I don't know why and I'm the one who is looking for answers. Don't put salt in the wound. It's more painful!

I'm sorry guys. It's been a while I upload and it was a depressing one. Anyways, I have a lot of blogposts that I planned that I want to do so I will upload them when I have the time. Now, I'll be re-focusing on my course work not to fail the actual module. 
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Feeling of disappointment
Autumn Wishlist
Autumn has arrived and it's time for me to rock some long sleeve clothes. Well, although Singapore is super duper humid and hot weather all year round so I'm going back to basics in terms of clothes. I want to get more simple basic shirts and some cardigans that fit my style.

In terms of makeup and skincare, I want to try out some moisturising masks from Fresh beauty since I've been hearing a lot of good reviews from bloggers. So, I want to try some stuff from them in the near future.

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October is a month where I have a lot of appointments and work and uni stuff. There's a lot of workload and I'll be going back to Myanmar to travel with my mother so it'll be more hectic for me. But I'm so excited for the trip though. I also have a lot of assignment dues on this month, especially today (1st of October) since I got 3 assignments due on the same day. I'm writing this blogpost in a few days in advance so that I can focus on my assignments. I wonder how panic I will be on the day.

So, this month, I have a few goals that I want to achieve.
Update my blog everyday
If you have followed me or read my blogposts in the past, for the past 2 months, I have been writing one blogpost everyday just because I want to get back to blogging. I blog not because of fame or money or products, I blog because I want this platform to become a personal blog where I gather memories and what I did for my life and how I cope with the changes in life. So, I want to continue writing everyday even if the topic is a bit weird or a bit too outdated. So, if you are a returning reader of my blog, I'm so thankful for you to read my blog and I hope you'll continue reading this blog in the future.

Spend less money on makeup and clothes
I've been spending a lot of money where I decided that I would save up for a bit (if you take a look at my hauls), this month I want to spend less money while I'm travelling and afterwards. I want to spend less money on cosmetics and clothes so this is my goal for the month.

Finish my assignments at least one week before the due date
This is another goal of mine for the month of October. Since I'll be travelling, I want to finish my assignments early so that they'll be good to go without me trying to rush everything last minute.

So, this is my goals for the month. I'm excited to travel back and go on a trip with my mother and this time, I'll be bringing my DSLR so I'll take loads of photos.
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October 2017: Monthly Goals
September 2017: Haul

Ahh, I feel like this month is a big purchase for me. A lot of things ran out and a lot of things came out that I wanted to try so let's start from the beginning shall we?

The Face Shop Sheet Masks 
I was browsing around the face shop to look for moisturiser and I saw the sale of buy 10, get 10 free deal on their sheet masks. I have tried a few of their sheet masks and I quite enjoy it so when I saw this deal, I had to snag it.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
I love this micellar water! I had ran out of my Sephora cleansing water so I thought I would give it a try and I fell in love after using once.

Skin Food Yuja Water C Whitening Ampoule
Another product that I fell in love almost immediately. I bought this to replace my moisturiser although I'm not using as a moisturiser right now. It was around $54.90 but I thought it was seriously worth it for me.

Tarte Tarteist Mascara
I have been trying this mascara out at Sephora for quite a while. I finally gave in and bought the travel size for myself because mascaras tend to expire wayy before they finish. I shall write a review about this mascara soon.

Listerine Mouthwash
I saw this mouthwash on sale and my old one was almost running out so, I just bought it to replace my old one. I quite enjoy using it though.

Innisfree Soybean Energy Eye Serum
Although I bought an eye cream for my eyes, I always forget to apply it so I have to involve in this eye serum to my skincare routine to see any results. So far, I'm excited to use this.

Laneige Two Tone Tint Lip in Fruits Candybar
I wasn't planning to buy this but my friend was buying the sleeping mask from Laneige and they're having sale when you purchase something. I thought it was a good deal so I bought it.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filter Soft Matte Long Wearing Foundation in 240
I wasn't planning to buy it but when I saw the shades, I knew I had to try it. So far, I'm really enjoying the shade and this foundation. I shall write a review soon!!

Sai Cosmetix Eyeshadow Palette in Gold Dust
It was really trending in Myanmar so I asked my friend to buy it from Myanmar. I still have not tried the eyeshadow palette as I was super busy with classes and assignments. I'm so excited to try the palette soon.

Sai Cosmetix Lip Cream in Be Mine
Another SAI product from Myanmar that I asked my friend to buy. From trying my friend's lip cream in another colour, the formula is very soft matte without drying too much of your lips. Although it's a bit drying but I'm curious of the colour. Be Mine is a nude colour if you are wondering. 

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This week was really boring week. I did my assignments at home without meeting my boyfriend. It was literally a week of going back and forth my lectures and home. I'm so excited to graduate soon at the same time, I'm going to miss my friends.

I miss meeting my boyfriend and have dinners together but I really need to finish up my assignments so that I can hang out with him and pack for my upcoming trip to Myanmar next week. I'm not sure I'll be able to upload a blog post when I'm there since I won't be having internet connection. I hope you can understand hehe

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My Week in Photos (Week 39)
September 2017: Beauty Declutter
Next up, we have this month's decluttering session.

I have a few products that I want to share which I won't be using and decluttering. It's all skincare, body care and hair care products~

Color & Soin Mahogany Blonde Hair Dye
I have had this hair dye for a few months since I got it from buy 1 get 1 free and my hair currently is dyed black so I'm not dying my hair red for a while. So, instead of it just sitting at my house doing nothing, I'm going to be selling at my personal online shop.

Nivea In-Shower Skin Conditioner
I'm not really into skin conditioning and I've used up more than 60% of this conditioner. So, I'm just going to declutter it since it's been sitting in my shower for way too long. If you have dry skin and if you love lotions, you'll love this.

Foam Bath from Grand Hotel
This is the bath foam that I got from a hotel from way too long ago. I'm just straight to tossing it since it's been way too old.

Lolane Natural Hair Treatment
I loved using this hair treatment when I was back in Myanmar. It's like 3 years old so I'm just straight up tossing this product.

Lolane Color Shampoo in Natural Black
Another product that is way too old to be in my collection so I'm just tossing it. I've never used this product before so I don't know what to say about this product.

Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
I loved it when I had some acne scarring back in the day. I stopped using when I don't have acne anymore so it has been in my collection for around one year. Since then, it had become yellow and gives a weird pungent smelling so I'm going to throw this product out.

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