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The Year Limited

No, this is not one of those "New Year's Resolution" post because I personally do not come up with such things and I find them pretentious. I mean come on, how many people actually do the things in that list? If you are one of the rare species then you're amazing but it's just not for me. Instead, I'm going to review the highlights of this year. Mind you, this doesn't come easy for me.

Books: For The Love Of Sci-fi & Fantasy

One of my favorite presents to give (or accept) is none other than books. It is, in my opinion, one of the best gifts anyone can have. Growing up, I love reading fictions — mainly science fiction, fantasy and dystopian. Throughout the years, I've been collecting and constantly buying books (because I dislike ebooks!) so I thought for today I'd share with you my top five adventurous, sci-fi fantasy favorites and an extra bonus that I've been desperately want in my collection. I personally think they also make a great gift for friends who equally love these genre.

Organic Oils For Eczema

Two months ago, I wrote a post about bath and body products for dry, sensitive and eczema-prone skin where I mentioned briefly about my skin condition and how I've been living with eczema for years. I also mentioned about using topical steroid ointment to provide fast healing of the dry patches but soon realized its side effects of thinning skin and easily irritated skin. Luckily for me, I have found a more natural and organic solution from a local store called Organic Supply & Co.

5 Signs Coffee and I Don't Click

Regular visitors of this blog probably knew about my love for tea. I even wrote a few posts that include teas, teas and more teas. What people probably don't know is how I used to be a coffee addict instead of tea. Don't get me wrong, I've always loved tea but I was a religious coffee drinker back then. It was only this year that I started to cut down my coffee consumption and decide to drink tea instead, a decision that has helped and improved my functionality in life.

Bloom: Navigating Life & Style

See that book there? Yes, it's Bloom by beauty YouTuber and blogger Estee Lalonde who, before she re-branded herself, called herself Essie Button. I have loved this woman even when her channel was still Essie Button. If you are huge about beauty bloggers and frequently watch them on YouTube, you probably know who she is. If you don't, well here's a post all dedicated to the amazing, hilarious Canadian-born London-based lifestyle blogger.

Feeling Ugh & Under The Weather

via Yukiko Masuda

I've been feeling eugh lately, sort of under the weather but mostly euuurgh and it's sucking my energy both physically and mentally. I have so many ideas I want to blog about but everything is a juggling mess in my head and I can't sort them out...yet. But at the same time, I feel like writing a post — weird and contradictory, I know.

The Lost Friendship

Have you ever wondered how the person you once thought as a friend (or best friend, even) could end up becoming your acquaintance and maybe, stranger as well? I've had my fair share of friendship that did not work out. I've had experiences taught me things like how people always come and go, how trust is earned and not given and how loyalty can easily be taken for granted. The thing is, after all the experiences I had during my years of growing up, I thought I knew how to keep myself safe by carefully selecting the friends I opened up to.

Little Things

I personally do not celebrate thanksgiving but a post made by Hannie of Missing Wanderer has given me the idea to write a post, a dedicated one at that, about the things I'm grateful for in life. Also, if you follow me on Instagram, you'd know that I just recently graduated — Bachelor of Art, baybeh! — and I thought what's better time to use one of my blog's columns to reflect on things and let some of my thoughts be published for the world to read?
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