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Ahhhh I just got back from a week in Bangkok/Genting Highlands. We flew to Malaysia from Thailand and on our way back to Singapore, used the coach bus. The ride was seven hours long and soooo boring omg. It was a nice scenic view, but that's only interesting for a certain period of time. Plus my brothers and I annoyed the driver and all the other passengers because we took longer to go through customs with our American passports x: Though the one thing about flying is that they make you throw out all your food/drinks haha. I wish I had been able to spend time in KL (where we landed before driving up to Genting), especially after reading your post! Glad you had fun :D
4 months ago on Super Short But Fun Weekend Getaway In Kuala Lumpur!
@latrala247 I see what you're saying, and I do agree with you for the most part (: I think I'm just being lenient towards Juli's situation in particular because my father and his family are from Singapore, and so I've seen a little of the country's general attitude towards mental illness - I thought people were pretty dismissive of it in the States, where I grew up, but at least we've got more than one psychiatric hospital. I can see why her tone might come off as inauthentic, but I just chalked it up to her living in a society/culture that may not easily provide any resources better than Google.
I admit that I might totally be projecting, though!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on WOOHOO! I Have Depression!
@latrala247I definitely agree with you that it is dangerous to self-diagnose, and
that it runs the risk of trivializing the experiences of those who truly
do suffer from mental illness. If Juli feels that she truly is
depressed, then she should absolutely seek professional input rather
than deciding upon a label for herself. However, I don't think that
means you can tell Juli that her feelings aren't as valid as someone
I have a mood disorder, and have struggled with depressive episodes for pretty much my entire adult life. I've had periods where I hit such a low that I would just lose the will to live. Not even in a suicidal way - I cared so little about anything that I didn't even have the energy to actively consider killing myself. I would just kind of wish I wouldn't wake up when I went to sleep every night. I had therapy for years and was on medication throughout those sessions, but I decided to stop taking pills, and I've been trying to manage myself on my own.
The worst part about it is not the way I feel/don't feel, but the people who don't understand, and try to "help" by telling you to be less negative, focus on the positive things, etc. etc. etc. It's like you said, it's patronizing - and honestly, focusing on the fact that my life is pretty good compared to others' just makes me feel worse. What does help is people just letting me know they're there for me, but then stepping back and giving me some space, and letting me ask for help on my own terms. And of course it helps when bloggers and people with influence speak of their own experiences - it helps other people see that mental illness isn't just something that occurs in "crazies" like Van Gogh or something. It also helps those struggling with similar issues to know that they aren't alone, and that helps a lot, so thank you so much for this post (: If you're interested in other bloggers who've talked about their struggles with mental health, I suggest looking at Scrangie or Hyperbole and a Half. I hope things get better for you soon! *internet hugs!*
@BunBunMakeupTips I get the same impressions about Tokyo style that you do! I see all these photos of their fashion and I don't want to look like a frumpy tourist when I get there XD I think my main issue is deciding how much to pack because I'm definitely going shopping hahaha
1 year, 5 months ago on What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag?
I haven't gone on any long trips since getting into makeup, but the last time I went out of town for the weekend I just brought BB cream, eye shadow primer, eyeliner, mascara, and brow powder (plus angled brush). I am going to Tokyo for two weeks in August though, so I've been trying to figure out what to pack beauty wise (and clothing wise too, but that's even more overwhelming, lol!). I don't want to overpack and drag a bunch of stuff with me that I won't end up using, but I don't want to leave something behind and sorely miss it, either. This is why I started thinking about it two months in advance :P