Journey to Better Skin: Day 1 and Day 2

I always wonder why it was hard to follow a routine to take care of your skin. I get asked once on how I get very smooth and glowy skin. I just told that person that it’s just easy to follow the routine. My response was offensive.

So I made an experiment on my own skin. For 5 months, I didn’t follow the routine and I only sometimes do it like once a week. It was a huge difference. My skin turned dull and getting a lot of wrinkles on the side of my eyes and on the around the lips. The pores were very visible and I can tell my skin was not hydrated at all.  I tried going back to the routine that I once used to do and it was not happening. I was lazy and there were so many things to do. I keep wondering how I actually spend my mornings and nights doing these routines. Amazing.

Right now, I decided to do my routine and see what are the changes made for a month. My initial thought was to make a weekly log about this. But on the second day, I can see a difference in my face. My face is cleaner and the pores are less visible. Not only that, there’s a plumpy feel to it now. It’s smoother and softer too. Still having troubles with the chapped lips. But, hopefully, I can see a change soon.

I made a lot of research on how to improve my skin complexion with different routines. K-Beauty is something that I adore so much and, now, changed how my routine was and made it into something that I learned from the Korean artistes. So far, I’m loving it. I will be sure to post my skincare routines soon.

Stay tuned!

 

Ollie

Another Semester Done!

It’s gonna be my last year in college and I’m still trying to juggle my time with my personal life, college and work.  But, there are some good news to what has been going on. 

I have found the right style for me to study and I’m gonna stick to it for my last year (hopefully my results will bring me to the next level). It was actually inspired by a YouTuber but I tweaked it a bit. 

The way I did with my assignments are still a bit off track.  Knew what the university want. Just the procrastination part and time management between work and studies are still quite concerning. 

So, you might be able to see how I studied for this semester and, another one, would be a track of my books. As the holiday is here, another one that I would like to do os to go back to my cross stitching. The last project I did was 3 years ago and the plan was for my niece. I guess that’s a really delayed gift.  I’m also gonna make a weight loss journey for a month. 

Stay tuned! 

-Ollie-

2016 Review

Hi awesome readers,

The year 2016 is about to come to end and I’m not joking that this year just passed in a blink of an eye. I didn’t realise how much time I spent in college and I’ve been neglecting with other stuff. I was on Instagram when friends are having their own year-end review and thought to myself that it’s a great idea to review on ourselves. What we’ve done for the year and just reminisce the memories made within this year. So, I decided to do my own review. Continue reading “2016 Review”

Assignment Procrastination?

It’s the end of the semester and there is one thing that I learned within these past 3 semesters is to not put your assignments on hold. I’ve heard from my lecturers and fellow seniors that the second year is never the same as the first year. Now I do believe them. 1st year is like a honeymoon year. Our assignments were given to us in the very first week of the semester and I’m so ashamed of myself that I started a month before the deadline. Bear in mind this is not tips in not procrastinating. It’s more to what I’ve done and what can be improved for the next semester.

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Preparing for a New Semester

A new semester is starting tomorrow. I’ve been having so many ups and downs in life for the past 5 years and I’ve finally found a sense of direction. A whole new course and a new college life.

I’m gonna be in my second semester of my first year as a business student in Laksamana College of Business in Brunei. Can’t wait to go back to college.

For these few days, I have been getting all my things prepared for this semester (also mentally prepared now…)

1. Set Alarm Clocks

I have been setting my alarm clocks. Yup! 2 alarm clocks! I have the habit of switching off my alarm clock and went to doze off again. My phone is on the study desk right next to my bed. So, I’m fully prepared to be awake by the second alarm clock which will on my bookshelf. I have to get up, switch it off and won’t be able to doze off.

 

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2. Get a Planner

I wasn’t able to remember any birthdate, assignment or project deadline, or any other important event. I used to think that planners are a complete waste of time and useless. For now, as a student and as a part-time tutor having a planner really helps me a lot.

 

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3. Making a Schedule

The college help sets what modules we’re gonna take for the semester and give us the schedule. With this, I make my own schedule, including self-study, work, reading, chores, and exercise.

I make mine by using MS-Excel from Monday to Sunday, 17 hours per day.

4. Start a Study Journal

I buy a simple ring binder notebook for this. The first few pages are sketch-noting patterns for making notes. Then, I make the journal like daily to-do lists. Whenever I’ve accomplished something, I would check them off. When the exams are a month away, I would look through them to see what I’ve been missing.

5. The Right Textbooks

The lecturers don’t usually advise which textbooks we use. They only told us that the related textbooks are all in the library. Well, I understand ’cause it’s a business college. And, I understand that there are different types of textbooks that present information differently.

During the first week, I spend more time in the library reading through all the related textbooks for a certain module then decided which presentation is suitable for me to understand. Unless there is research involved, I would just read on that textbook only.

 

 

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6. Get to Know Them

Getting to know your professors is a big plus sign for any students. I always try to get to know them first for so many reasons. Firstly, I’m able to understand how they give the lecture. Secondly, when I get to know them, they get to know me. So, if there is any problem with my research papers or anything that I don’t understand in the lecture, they will be able to help me more.

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7. Get Organised!

I would clean my room and my study desk first.

The next thing I do is to get essentials with me while I go to college or having a revision.

  • Planner
  • Coloured Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Writing Materials
  • Notebooks
  • Calendar
  • Post-its Notes
  • Paper Clips or Binder Clips
  • Exam Pad
  • Folders
  • Binder

8. Prepare Weekly Meal Plans

As my college is just 15 or 20 minutes away on the road from home. I want to make an effort to cook at home. This also can help ease off the burden from my mum’s shoulder. I’ve done a small meal plan list on my study journal so I know that, if I have a difficult subject study on that day, I will just cook up something nice and simple.

9. Do Something!

Get to know your college more and see if they offer part-time jobs or maybe join a club. Being in college is not just about studies, it’s also about socializing. I didn’t get a change to join a club but I’ve gotten a chance to have some free time to hang out with my friends. My part-time job is also something that I really love as it keeps my mind off from studying. Sort of like a relaxing therapy. There are just so many relaxing therapies that you can try and you can search some on the net. As for me, blogging and reading are two of the relaxing therapy.

 

 

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10. Enjoy!

As mentioned, it’s not about studies only. I usually reward myself from studying by pampering myself with some at-home facial or hair treatment or with a massage. Don’t be alone. Be adventurous. Make new friends. And, most of all, I get to spend some time with my other half.

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These are things that I would do to prepare for the upcoming semesters. It may or may not work out for you. You can give it a try.

Have a nice read!

-Ollie-

 

Making Up For Monday #3: 8th December 2014

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Each week, there will be a book-related theme or game or something fun to do that week. And you can play along! All you have to do is find the question for that week and write a post about it. Remember to explain why. Continue reading “Making Up For Monday #3: 8th December 2014”

Book Review: Phantom Wolf by Kia Carrington-Russell

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Sypnosis from Goodreads:
Sia is a Phantom Wolf. Neither dead nor alive—and rotting from the inside—she is on the edge of her curse. Once a Phantom Wolf has been created, they hunt their blood pack and slaughter all their loved ones. Except for Sia, who woke years after her death to find herself rampaging through the land on a lonely path. She continues to run from the rival pack that hunts her because she is a Phantom Wolf. Attracted to a scent, Sia finds her old best friend, who is now a grown woman. Having once saved Keeley, Sia takes the role of protector yet again, despite Keeley’s involvement with the mysterious Alpha, Kiba, and his kin brother, Saith. An ambush separates the pack and the four of them blindly fight the new warriors that attack them: desperately needing to find out where the attacks are coming from, as Sia has vowed to protect Keeley. But at what cost? Now being chased, Sia finds herself conflicted by the mortal and spirit world while trying to protect her kin. Sia must confront her fears, as well as the human lover who killed her many years before. It is not only survival Sia contends with, but her own façade that must be broken so that she may find peace within herself once more.

What are my thoughts?

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