Sunday, August 10, 2014

ViVi Malaysia's August Blogger Spotlight

photos by Hui Yee and me

I am ViVi Malaysia's Blogger Spotlight of the month! Words can't describe how excited I was when I saw myself on the blogger spotlight page! I have always been a loyal Vivi reader especially for Malaysia's very own English edition. I buy Vivi Magazine almost every month because it features not only Japanese fashion but also products such as clothes and beauty items that I'm able to get in Malaysia. I have a stack of Vivi Magazines in my room beside my bed so that I get to flip through them whenever insomnia strikes; you know, insomnia hits me very frequently. 

Being in the blogger spotlight for their August issue, I felt a great sense of achievement. It's definitely a milestone for this blog. I always emphasize on the quality of pictures and the content of this blog, hoping that one day this would be recognized not just domestically but internationally as well.  So far I am still working on it. Thank you ViVi Malaysia for being the first one to recognize and acknowledge it! On top of that, thank YOU for reading this blog. Whether you've been following my blog since the very beginning, or in the middle, or you just found out about this blog, I would like to take a moment to say a big thank to all of you for your love and support! Get a copy of Vivi Malaysia's August Issue '14 now! Last but not least, all the best and good luck to you and me!

Thong Jean

Friday, July 25, 2014

Football? Football

Above are pictures of me and Hui Yee attempting to reenact the poster for The Fault in Our Stars after the exhausting futsal match with classmates last week. Though it didn't turn out as planned, since the pictures are more like our shameless and gratuitous selfies in the middle of the futsal pitch instead of what was in the poster.

I don't usually write about my personal thoughts in this blog. If I'm not mistaken, the last post that I've written that relates to my personal feelings was a post regarding last year's election. However, after countless nights of watching the FIFA World Cup 2014, I've decided that I should write something about it.

Believe it or not, I actually stayed up for nights to watch the FIFA World Cup 2014. From the preliminary rounds to the quarter finals, then to the semi finals and lastly the grand finale. I was unexpectedly hardcore about watching football this time; even I myself couldn't believe it. Well, I used to play inter-class football matches back in high school but I had not watched any football matches on screen before this year's World Cup. There are several reasons that I was constantly doing this extraordinary act for nights through the whole month, causing my eyes to become red, risking my lungs and even damaging my brain. I feel so unhealthy now.

1. Addiction
Ever since I watched the first match which was Brazil VS Croatia, I kind of got addicted to the thrill that I experienced watching the match. The nervous feelings got even stronger when none of the teams scored, there was extra time and even penalties. Furthermore, I really love the moment when your favourite team shoots into the goal and the whole bunch of people watching with you in the living room begin shouting and cheering together. This addiction is just growing day by day. Right now, I already can't wait for the FIFA World Cup 2018 which will be held in Russia. By that time, I will be studying in the UK and I don't have to wake up at midnight just to watch the games anymore.

2. Social
Like I just said, I will be studying in the United Kingdom, and this is (hopefully) going to happen in September next year. As you can see, I want to study there as soon as possible. In England and also most of the other European countries, they all are very into football. From what I heard from others, one of the best ways to build up a conversation with the locals may be the topic of football. Despite doing this for social purposes, I actually gained a lot of knowledge about football through watching the World Cup. For instance, the rules of football, the winning history of different teams, and the names of some iconic footballers, etc.

3. Hot guys and girls
Admit it, who doesn't? I remember back in high school, my math teacher told me that questions related to sports seldom come out. This is because not many students know the specifics of sports like football. She seemed kind of pissed off about the fact that students don't watch football and told us that there are a lot hot guys in the field. She was like, "if that's not the reason to watch football then what is?" I will never forget her reaction. Indeed, there are loads of hot footballers in the pitch and hot girls in the audience. Neymar is like my #1 football star crush now and we share the same birth date hehe.


Anyway, I'm having an one week Raya holiday now. Gonna utilize this holiday to study for my AS trials and probably do a few updates on my blog. I apologize for not blogging lately. A-levels is getting serious. To all the A-levels kids out there, I'm sure you're feeling the overwhelming stress currently. Good luck and study well! Last but not least, Happy Hari Raya!

Thong Jean 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

White Grey Black

photos by Yuen Loong

( H&M basic white top and skirt, Topshop backpack, Skagen watch, heels and phone case c/o Agape Boutique)

Hello readers! It's been awhile since I last blogged. I'm truly sorry for that. How's everything going? It's been crazy for me these past few months. Finished my college's semester 1 test last week and am now having a two-week-holiday (well, left with 10 days only, to be precise ). 

It's always a challenge for me when naming a blog post, same goes with this post. I've been really obsessed with this skirt lately. It's really edgy and versatile. I've been receiving compliments from friends and strangers, who keep asking where did I get this skirt. This situation is just making me more and more into this skirt. 

Besides that, as a student, I'm really lazy to dress up to college yet I still want to look stylish. I seek for the opportunity to sleep more rather than waking up early just to choose my outfit for college. Thus, I've started to invest in backpacks, for instance, this Topshop one. The shape of this backpack is quirky and it is not the kind of traditional shape whenever we think of backpacks. I brought this backpack to Australia last holiday and surprisingly, I could put quite a number of things inside. 

Before I end this post, just to let you guys know that I've participated in Asia Muse Search 2014. And guess what, I got into the finals! You might already know this from my other social media platforms. This competition is organised by Cite Sdn Bhd to search for a model that suits both VIVI Malaysia and Mina Malaysia magazine. I'm always a loyal reader of both of these magazines. Sincerely hope that I can win this competition. Show me your support by clicking "like" on this and this image. They are the same image but different magazines, if you're wondering. Thank you so much in advance! The finals is on 5th of July at Sungei Wang, will update you guys when I know the time of the event. 

Thong Jean