Wednesday, March 7, 2012

3 Things

This semester I will be working with Oxfam Australia and its youth program Oxfam Uni Groups on a communications strategy campaign. The hope is to get more uni students to understand that they are part of the global community and that the changes we make locally, has an impact all over the world.

3 Things is one of those programs. It asks the question: what are 3 things that you can do to change the world?

While this sounds like a heavy question to ask the average student, in fact, the question is actually quite simple.

We don't realise what effects our actions have. And there are so many ways that we can help create a better global community.

1/7 people in the world go to bed hungry.

Yet 1/3 of food in the developed is wasted.

Most of the people who don't have enough are actually in fact those directly involved in producing food. Ironic isn't it? We have enough food to feed the world. But this food production is dominated by big corporations and smaller famers can't afford the right resources to compete with these companies.

Changing this seems like a big task. But my meeting with Oxfam taught me that it's the smaller steps that we should focus on. Wasting less food and buying Fair Trade products are some of the examples. It might sounds tedious and time consuming but there are so many ways to interpret it personally.

For me, I like food and shopping. So this is my plan:

1) Buy only the food I need. I don't need two packets of bread to make my sandwich or two packets of biscuits. Just because there is a two-for-one promotion, doesn't mean I need it. Also maybe this might help with me getting more fit.

2) Vintage shopping anyone? It doesn't have to be just about fashion and trends. It will help with taking a stance against the exploitation of cheap labour. Also it will help me save money!

3) This. Writing about things like this on my blog and talking to my friends about these issues not only give me something to post/chat about, but hopefully one or two people will listen and get inspired too. One more person caring is one more person taking a step to change the world.

So if this post has got you thinking, then head to 3 Things and write your 3 ways to help make change too.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Camila Vallejo

I'm constantly writing little notes on my phone, usually the names of artists, songs, artworks and what not, that I saw at the moment and want to remember for later.

I was looking through those notes and came across this name. Camila Vallejo.

I remember killing time at a newsagency at an airport, very possibly at a German airport looking at the above picture, and remember seeing a photo of this cool girl and jotting down her name, thinking that she was a model or celebrity.

Finally I got around to googling who she was and I'm very surprised to find out that Camila Vallejo is in fact a Chilean student activist. You can find out more about her here.

Funny isn't it.

You really can't judge a person on first impressions.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Last Lecture (Randy Pausch)

As part of my 2012 new year resolutions, I have decided to read more books. When I was a kid I used to love reading so much that I would sit for hours by the window in my room just reading.

So this year I have decided to get back into it.

My sister recommended me The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. It’s a short book written by a professor called Randy Pausch who unfortunately was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In his last few months, he decided to give a last lecture so that his final teachings could be recorded for his three little children. You can also see the lecture on his website on It’s not the most brilliantly written but it does make you reflect on your life, which serves its purpose I suppose.

Randy Pausch writes about his childhood dreams and in one way or another, how he had managed to achieve them.

Thinking back now, I don’t remember what my childhood dreams were. I never had big dreams of going to space. Or building a train. Or becoming a ballerina. Now I suppose my dreams are to travel the world. Having lived in Italy for a year (and consequently Europe), my eyes are now set on the Big Apple. Living it up in New York - should be a challenge!

It’s still an idealistic dream, as I think dreams should be, yet it’s still an adult pragamatic one. New York is the place of fashion and culture. That’s the idealism talking. But New York is also the place for new job opportunities. That’s the adult in me talking.

So if I can go back to my childhood, what will the child in me say? And what will the child in you say? What are your childhood dreams?

Gettin' back into the Bloggin'

Hi there Internet world. I'm going to try the whole blogging thing again.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Do the fox trot

I mentioned a while back that I bought
a pair of fox print pants from Black Label.

I wore these to uni on Friday this week.
Thought it might be the last time that I will be able to wear them this year,
considering that they may be too hot for the coming Spring/Summer.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Jeremy Scott


Jeremy Scott S/S 11

I quite like Jeremy Scott. He does a lot of strong, quirky designs.
He also does a lot of collaborations as well.
Probably his most popular is his sunglasses collections with Linda Farrow.



Friday, October 8, 2010

Comeback of the century?

I'm making another comeback.
Going to try and update this blog more frequently again.

So if people don't know, I am set to go on my exchange in 2011.
I'm so excited I can pee my pant. 3 times in a row.
I don't know the exact date I leave, but it seems like it will be around late January!

Woot, Bologna here I come!
I've started to look up some apartments in the city (in Italian ;) ciao tutti)
and I feel like packing my bag right now. Even though I don't leave for another few months.

Oh and..


yeah, kinda fucking awesome, I know.

Oh and...

I also got a tattoo.


So I think that's about all the new updates in my life since I last wrote.
If there are any friends, followers, randoms or stalkers still out there interested in my blog -
please keep checking back because I promise to update more.
And also I will be selling some of my clothes to clear up some room in my closet
and to make up for some extra funds for Italy.

Once the weather clears up,
I'll take some photos and learn how to work ebay & paypal.
Stay tuned!

Let your hair down

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I feel like changing my hair. I had a dramatic hair change a couple of months ago when
I cut my hair & curled it.
Now I want to dye it.

I dyed my hair in high school before.
I dyed it brown/green
(saw a guy at the station with soft green hair so I wanted the same).
Didn't really turn out green,
and it totally damaged by hair. So
despite wanting change, I am not very keen on drowning my locks
in chemical any time soon.

I should just buy a wig.

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hair colour

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Meow, I'm back kiddies

So after a month of so of being AWOL.. I'm back! My pictures folder has so many photos and images that I have been saving to upload on the blog but I've been lazy...

But I just saw these cat print Miu Miu clogs and I couldn't resist not posting!


I'm really into animal prints lately... Bought a pair of fox print pants from Black Label (sold in Dangerfield!) recently and I love love love them. Can't stop wearing them!

They're from the men's section but I got the smallest size and fits just right. But perhaps because they were designed for guys... one friend commented one night that I didn't really fill it out properly in a certain section... (hmm).

Below is a very bad, almost embarrassing, photo of the pants that I took literally minutes ago for the blog (that's dedication right there).

My dog's in the pic too.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hello Kitty


The new Hello Kitty Doc Martens.
So cute, if worn right. Me thinks.
I'll probably look like a douche if I wore those.
Like I'm a 21 year old trying to be 12.
I can't pull off cutesy stuff.