Travel | Finding Your Zen In Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden

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As a frequent visitor of Hong Kong, I am ashamed to say that it was my first time visiting Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden however, from now on I am determined to visit this place every time I visit HK because it's an absolute gem and perfect for any instragram shots or any photography as  everything is worth capturing. Best of all, this is absolutely free!

The following photos were taken in summer so all the plants were blooming with different hues of green blending into one another surrounding a magnificent koi pond . A complete contrast from the hustling live of Hong Kong, instead, a serene a peaceful gem creating a form of escapism from the stressful daily lives. 

Forever Hibernating 2017- The Reversal

Hi... I guess I'm back?!

If you're reading this and you're unfamiliar with who I am, I shall introduce myself as Carmen.

A lactose intolerant who loves all things dairy. Marketing Management undergraduate who hasn't gotten food poisoning...yet! Crisps addict with a weakness for potato products because potatoes are the god of all vegetables. Chopsticks are the superior utensil of all kitchen utensils. Bilingual in English and Cantonese but apparently I have a strong British accent in my Cantonese- who knows anymore?

I hope you get a better picture of who I am :)  

I'm ready to return to return to this blog after taking multiple breaks throughout the year due to different changes in my life like a-levels, travelling and university. I can officially say I'm back to working on this blog as my creative outlet but this blog definitely needs a rebrand because as I've grown older, my interests have inevitably change so I want this blog to correlate this. 

Products ready for their bye byes

I've always wanted to write a post about product empties, confirming that I've finally used up the product and that my impulse purchases have been worthwhile. As a result, it has led to months of endless hoarding of empty product tubes and products destined for the bin.

You may feel like this is an inadequate amount of empties that I have accumulated but it's due to the fact that I instinctively throw finished products into the bin before I can think  about this blog post. I finally feel like it's time that they make their journey into the bin instead of hogging a drawer space where I can put other goodies, am I right?

No- Sebum Mineral Powder - Innisfree
Not entirely cheap as chips but it's still a bargain. I've already repurchased backups as the products do exactly what it's meant to do with no faults therefore it's only imperative that I repurchase this product.

Dream Touch Lumi Concealer - Maybelline
When I was getting interested in makeup, I bought this product thinking it was for spot concealing however, when i got home and plastered it onto my face I realised the product had a salmony tinge, being naive I thought the product had gone out of date.

A few month later and the discovery of colour correcting and the right purpose of this product, I was able to use it up swiftly.

AC Clean Up Cushion - Etude House

This was my favourite cushion foundation amongst those that I purchased from my haul post which I posted last year here

Wake Me Up Concealer - Rimmel

It started to smell funny, out it goes!

24hr Colour Tattoo in Metallic Pomegranate and Pink Gold
Considering there was a layer of fine dust on top of these cream shadows and I had to physically blow off the plume of dust and the cream could be mistaken as cement for your house so I think it's time to say our goodbyes.

Where I've Been or Where I've Not Been lol

I'm currently sitting in the sixth form common room, tapping out my overdue thoughts and feelings onto my neglected blog in order to procrastinate, even if only for a few minutes.

T'is the season of exams and revision. Like all other a-level students I've been trying to revise diligently by sticking to my revision time table- but reality always turns out differently when there is a revision timetable so I've been following it loosely-very loosely. I honestly think I have underestimated how hard sixth form was going to be. Nowadays, I'm not even surprised if a person just starts having a breakdown in the common room. If you haven't had a breakdown, you have not experienced the life of a true sixth form student with the ongoing stress and time is not your friend.

This very very small post is an update to where I've been, with sporadic posts here and there, you can see that I am the prime example of poor time management. Nevertheless, this update is about finally finishing my exams next week and as the countdown to summer gets smaller and smaller, the grin plastered onto my face gets bigger and bigger much like a child marveling a new toy. After all the breakdowns and stress filled weeks, you can say it's fianlly sigh of relief that I can finally see the end point. 

Hopefully by the end of this summer, I have organised my life a bit better than I have now lol