December 2016

December 31, 2016

December 2016 photodiary | chainyan.co
Capping off the year with my last life lately post for 2016 an update of life things that happened in December :)

seven years with you

December 29, 2016

seven years with you | chainyan.co
Today is Aian's and my 7th year together. I'm feeling a bit lonely, as we won't be able to celebrate it together, as I'll be in the province for a post-Christmas family gathering. Since we wouldn't be able to celebrate it together this year, I thought of making this collage with our selfies from 2009 to 2016.. but looking at all these old photos just made me feel more miserable. (I miss Aian and all our babycats ;__;) Still, it feels kind of nice seeing how much we've grown together these past seven years. (Also, how much we've gotten better at makeup, dressing up, and taking selfies.)

To Aian – I know these past years haven't been easy, and from time to time it gets a bit difficult, but I feel incredibly grateful knowing I'm going through life with you. Thank you always, for everything. (As I always say, thanks for putting up with my shit.) Happy 7 years, love. You will always be, to me, my best friend and favorite person in the whole universe. I love you ♥

review : EOS Cat Eyes Gray Lens

December 21, 2016

Hi everyone! I'm finally back from Kuala Lumpur! To be honest my body's still a bit sore from walking so much these past few days, but I'm really glad that I can get to blogging again! I have a ton of photos and stories I want to show you all, as this year's trip was the most ~touristy~ that we've ever been since we started visiting Malaysia every year from 2013. I'll get to sharing those as soon as I finish working on all the photos, but for now, here's a review I did before we left for KL! :)

EOS Cat Eyes Gray | chainyan.co
Speaking of reviews, these days I've been churning out reviews one after the other that I'm quite surprised at myself, since I've always been a lazy blogger. I don't know if you guys remember, but a few months back I talked about how I wasn't able to review lenses for over a year. The truth is, during that time, I continued to receive a contact lenses from sponsors, but I never actually got around to reviewing them. I still feel very guilty about it, so I thought I'd review them now. These lenses already expired a long time ago (some of these were from 2014), so I can't take photos of them when worn anymore. So what I did was, I looked for photos of me wearing any of the lenses I still had. Luckily, I managed to find a few of them sitting in the PC, so I'll be reviewing the ones in those! The first pair is EOS Cat Eyes Gray*, sent to me by LoveShoppingholics

checking in : Kuala Lumpur

December 16, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

checking in from Kuala Lumpur | chainyan.co
Just popping in to say a quick hello from our beautiful room in Kuala Lumpur ♥

Comic Fiesta 2015

December 14, 2016

Comic Fiesta 2015 | chainyan.co
Hey everyone! I just finished packing my bags for tomorrow's flight to KL, so I thought I'd sit down and finally get to writing this. As some of you may know, the reason why I'll be in KL from tomorrow is because Comic Fiesta 2016 is this weekend! Comic Fiesta, or CF for short, is Malaysia's biggest and longest-running convention that focuses on animation, comics and games (ACG). Aian and I attended our first CF in 2013, and we've been attending every year since then. Last year and the year before that, I actually applied for a blogger pass so I was able to meet all the amazing guests and listen to their interviews (only listen, because I'm too shy to ask questions myself hehe). Sadly, I wasn't able to put up my event report for CF2015, so I decided not to apply for a pass this year. This year, we'll be attending as a regular con-goers, just like our first ever CF!

Even though I wasn't able to put up my event report for CF2015 on time, I thought it would be such a waste not to share the photos, especially since our friend Jaimee, who was my ~photographer~ for last year, did an amazing job with taking photos. So here you go, my extremely late Comic Fiesta 2015 report! (Warning: super image heavy! 60+ photos, gasp!)

review : Flexwear Illusions II Sienna Lens

December 10, 2016

Flexwear Illusions II Sienna | chainyan.co
I mentioned previously that I bought a new pair of contact lenses to match my current glasses prescription. I've only worn them once so far, just to try them on, but somehow that ended up with me putting on a full face of makeup and taking a bunch of selfies, lol. Somehow I was able to take more than enough photos for a review, so I figured I should go ahead and make one. Just so the selfies don't go to waste, you know! ;)

a list of happy things

December 8, 2016

a list of happy things | chainyan.co
a list of happy things | chainyan.co
Only 18 (!!) days left before Christmas, and soon after that, it'll be January. I don't know about the rest of you, but I just really want the year to be over and done with. It's not that 2016 has been particularly unkind to me, but all these local and international events happening one after the other just makes me want to fast-forward to 2017. Also, with all the shit happening to the country at this time, it's so hard to find something to be happy about. So today, I thought I'd try making a list of things that made me happy recently. I got the idea from Audrey's 52 week challenge for 2016, which I found through Tannya. Like I said, a lot of bad things have been happening, so it was hard for me to come up with anything. But this way, I got to look back on the past week and think of all the things that made me happy, no matter how small.

November 2016

December 3, 2016

November 2016 photodiary  | chainyan.co
Can you believe it's already the last month of 2016? Crazy. Hope the first few days of December have been good to you so far. As usual, I'm starting the month off with a life lately post – just a quick update of life things that happened in November! ♥

review : Bunny 3Color Green + Bunny 3Color Gray Lens

December 1, 2016

Bunny 3Color Green + Gray | chainyan.co
Hey everyone! Here's another contact lens review for you, courtesy of K-lenspop. These were in my haul post last month – I finally got to take photos of everything just the other day. The lenses are Bunny 3Color Green* and Bunny 3Color Gray* ♥
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