Moving & Breaking My Computer

I am one of those people who can be super organised and within a second I can go from prepared to a complete mess. That is basically what happened when we moved house. Before we moved house everything was a bit of a mess and some how, don’t laugh, I broke my computer by sitting on the screen. Yes I know you must be thinking, how does that happen? but it did and it sucked not being able to blog for the amount of time that I wasn’t able. Luckily, in my case, Amazon is literally the best company in the frikin world and saved me by completely refunding the computer which like I don’t even get why because they know why my computer was broken.

I was very very excited to move for the sole reason that I was going to have a new room. If you know me you know I moved around my old room like a hundred times so having a new room made me less bored I guess. I must and I will do some sort of room tour or and organisation blog post (not that I’m very organised at the mo) but you guys seem to enjoy that sort of stuff so I will do it!

Thank you for reading!

BYEXX

The City Of Dreams.

Hong Kong is possibly one of the most beautiful places I’ve been too and trust me I’ve been to many places. I’m sure for a lot of people if you’ve never been there it just seems like another one of those cities like New York or London. While I can’t speak for New York, I think Hong Kong is very different. I’ve been there before but at the age of 5 you don’t really take much in and realise the beauty of a city or country. There wasn’t one place that I went in Hong Kong that didn’t impress me. The architecture in a place so different from my home is astounding and it really is a gorgeous place.

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It was beautiful but the one downside was the two flights, one being twelve hours. Although flying as you guys may know is one of those things I prefer not to do I’ve come to the realisation that there is no point being scared as I take roughly six flights a year. I also think that is such a privilege to be able to travel as much as I do and I don’t want to not be enjoying something when some people would kill to do it as much as I can.

The second I stepped out of the airport I was impressed and the whole taxi ride to my aunt and uncles home I was looking out the window up at all the high rise buildings. One of my favourite things about Hong Kong was that you could go from being in an area with tall high rise buildings and then in an area surrounded by trees and forest.

I our five day stay we did a lot of eating. Where I live we don’t have a lot of asian restaurants which for me, a lover of Korean food, this is very disappointing. Where I live we have like a couple Thai and Chinese take out restaurants but TBH they aren’t amazing. We went to Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Malaysian and korean restaurants in Hong Kong. They were all amazing as my aunt and uncle have been living there for about ten years so they know where to go and what to eat.

If you ever get the chance to go, go there is something there for everybody and it is somewhere that I could see myself living. I don’t remember the last time I enjoyed a trip as much as I enjoyed this one. I hope to go again one day.

BYEXX

17 Things 2017 Taught Me

2017 was a hell of a year. Personally It was a very hard year and lots of things happened that still don’t even make sense in my mind. It was also an amazing year and from these 365 days I can say that I’ve learned. For starters I turned 13 which by the way isn’t all that it adds up to. So without further adieu here is 17 things 2017 taught me.

  1. I am not the only one.

As I’ve mentioned 2017 was seriously hard but there are always, always people who have been there. You may not realise it but if you ask trust me when I say someone will have either experienced what your going through, are experiencing it or just really care.

2. Anyone can accomplish anything if they put their mind to it.

Let me give you a painful example – Donald Trump.

3. Sometimes you have to accept that things go to shit.

Sometimes they do and your all probably thinking ‘well Mai is not very positive today’. I know but it’s true. Not everything goes to plan and thats ok, it’s how you react. That is what truly matters.

4. It’s ok to be selfish sometimes.

Being selfish all the time is not ok. It is unfair and unkind however never being selfish is also unfair and unkind. We are all humans and sometimes we take more than we give.

5. Not everyone will like you.

Not everyone will like your personality or how you look, what you wear, who you like etc.

6. It’s never unfair to not trust someone.

To me trust is not telling someone a secret and ‘trusting’ they won’t tell others. It’s trusting that someone is there to hold your hand when you need it the most.

7. You can only help those who want to be helped.

Some people never get better or forgive or grow past disagreement. Some people although you say you forgive them, forget that it still stings when they mentioned certain things.

8. Stop worrying.

If I had a pound for every time someone told me to stop worrying this year I’d be rich. I worrying like mad. For absolutely no reason 90% of the time what I’m worrying about is a waste of time.

9. Nothing is as it seems.

Nothing ever turns out or is as bad as it seems. When your in your little bubble of worry everything seems like the end of the world but it’s not.

10. It’s ok to cry sometimes.

Sometimes were tired, sometimes we feel defeated and like everything is out of our control. It is never a bad thing to cry, it doesn’t show weakness, it doesn’t shown instability. It shows that you are human and sometimes everything is a bit too much.

11. Friendship is not a one way street.

You can not sit around hoping that the other person is putting in effort and trying when you are not.

12. Everything happens for a reason.

I read something from the bible that says something, something something and then ‘for the good’. I am most definitely not religious or anything like that. However this really resonates with me and I truly believe that whatever your going through right now is for a reason.

13. Travel.

This goes without saying that travel is so important. You can see the world from a whole new perspective and learn about other cultures besides your own. I know that I personally am extremely lucky for the opportunities I have been given when it comes to travel. For one I’m going to hong kong next year which by the way is insane. It doesn’t matter where you going. Even if you drive couple hours from where you live you’ll at least be somewhere different.

14. Be kind.

Kindness is the best way to make someone feel special. For me when I help someone or at least try, I feel good about myself at the end.

15. Speak your own mind when necessary.

Although it is so important to be kind when someone is on your nerves, being unkind, or rude it is ok to tell them how you feel.

16. Sometimes if it’s broke you can’t fix it.

Not everything turns out amazing and we all know that. The same goes for friendships. People grow and change everyday. So from when your a kid it’s not possible to be friends with everyone you are at the time forever.

17. Don’t be defeated.

Like I said before, somethings are too much and you feel defeated but what is important is that you aren’t actually defeated. There will always be a time where you feel this way but don’t let it overcome you and take over you.

So that was it. 2017 was insane and TBH I think that a lot have people have felt this way about this year. Don’t worry though, there’s always next year!

BYEXX