25 years old

I am extremely introspective on turning 25, thinking about what it means to have lived a quarter of a century. In order to understand where I have come from and how far I have come, I decided to make a list of things that I have learnt. Because each new day is an opportunity to learn. Continue reading 25 years old

a consumer

I am always telling people that certain snacks are ‘trending’ and they always look at me like I’m a freak. Surely, they probably think, people — referring covertly to themselves — aren’t stupid enough to be so influenced on what they put in their mouths. And if you are one of those people who is shocked by my theory on trending foods, because you genuinely aren’t enticed and brainwashed by the savoury thing of the moment packaged in plastic, seemingly covered in hungrymones, then I salute you (I would reward you with a bag of macadamia nut cookies but that’s a persisting trend so you wouldn’t like it). Continue reading a consumer

…an educated woman

I watch it because I want to SEE progress, not just hear about it. As a woman I am inspired MOST by other women (not men). How inspired I am is not at all based on their outward appearance. For instance, Baroness Scotland, who is by no means beautiful in the conventional sense, is one HECK of an amazing woman and I would choose her as my Miss Universe! Actually, I am never inspired by unsubstantiated outward beauty. It is like a gorgeous ring box with no ring inside. What use do I have of that? Continue reading …an educated woman

…hungry all the time

That year, 2007, was the last time I was ever slim. I went onto university to play varsity, division one football (soccer) and gained 30 pounds in one term (freshman 15 for two people). I came back to a friend asking if ‘every time I opened my book to study did food come out’. And men no longer looked at me as a model but as ‘powerful’. They started asking me not to kick them because I ‘might kill them’. Not only did I give up my chance to be an international model in 2007, but I would never have that chance again because, quite frankly, I enjoy food way too much. Continue reading …hungry all the time