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I'll take jabs at myself sometimes but I don't hate anything about myself. If anything physical, I'm insecure about my abdominal area and that's always been a thing because I've always been chubby. My insecurities lie more in my skills, qualities and what I'm capable of.
Not really sure how my YouTube recommendations work, but I found a channel called Jamie From Seoul. Gives me Joan vibes, but she's more understated. At least compared to Joan and her pseudo-idol state.
I'm the epitome of bad Asian driver. You might think I don't deserve to be on the roads, but at the end of the day, I had a LONG way to go and those were the early days. I spent many years on my learner's permit because I was afraid, I wasn't motivated, etc. At the end of the day, I had to be in the right mindset: driving not because everyone else is telling me to do so, but driving for me, for my independence and freedom. If you think you're bad, I've totaled my dad's car in the first hours of driving. My dad was being ambitious and made me drive on a roundabout. Quiet street. Weekend. No one was around except a couple of people further into the park (usually there's mens soccer training there). Mistook accelerator for brake, hit a lamppost. No driving for the next few months. Then, a few months into it, I was driving on a busy winding road. Small streets. Told dad I really needed a break because I was tired. Ran over a curb, but we only needed the wheel replaced. One time, I got into a car accident at a roundabout while learning but it was the other driver's fault for braking (and stopping) in the middle of the roundabout. I've failed many times on my test. Apparently, not quite as much as Carey Mulligan, but still, I had to take it multiple times. At the end of the day, my dad wasn't the best instructor for me. I forked out money for an instructor. Passed with flying colours, but I also feel like it was partly because I was so tired after my night shift, I couldn't give a rat's ass about my nerves. Even if you're past being a learner driver, you never stop learning. I like to think myself as a city girl, and learning to drive in a busy city is hard. You gotta be assertive in the city or else you won't get anywhere, and the congestion makes it difficult. When I came out to the country, it's different. Straightforward in navigation. Less cars, but you gotta get used to driving long distances. GOD, I can't explain how scary it was to have my first micro-sleep on the road. Never had to use high beams in my life in the city. Learning to respond to kangaroos that cross my path. Mentally preparing myself for my first roadkill. I was very close to running over a cat one night, and a hare. Oh, and you really don't want to hit a kangaroo. That'll total your car.
I bet she gets loads of questions about her lippie, but it doesn't hurt to try asking directly. My guess is that the liquid lippie in her stories is it. Lipsticks can vary in hue depending on what your natural lip looks, as well as your undertone. It'll look different on everyone. Also, the colour that's in the tube may not reflect how it dries on the lips.
I think she said she was from Maryland. Agreed that moving away from home distances you from family. My extended family have never lived in Australia (my cousins are in the US) and all my family here live in Sydney. I'm away from home like the distance between Los Angeles and Sacramento... so I live about 6 hours away. I have yet to have any family visit and I always have to plan ahead and make time to go back home.
I enjoyed the Lolita fashion vid. Nice intro for anyone who doesn't know what it is. One big thing is that corsets aren't an essential to Lolita. That threw me off a bit. I think Rinrin must've been a big part behind the scenes because I don't know how they managed to film there. They would have had to plan it way in advance, and utilise Rinrin's connections too. I'm over the bat thing though.
Recently found her through the JH lipstick commotion. I stayed because I liked the Japan thrift vid but I'm not big on the haul vids. Archie's cute but I find him annoying in vids where he's too rowdy and more of a distraction. She's beautiful but those clothes don't show that potential. Like, that final outfit she got off the mannequin is a gorgeous colour on her. It brings something out, but the white details/corset paired with pearls were a bit too much all together. I think if she had something simple and sleek in that colour, let her hair down and that'd give her major mermaid vibes.
Joan has many blessings and it appears a good relationship with her mum is one. I don't know if mum offered to cut up her fruits, carry her clothes, wrap her gifts up but those gestures are acts of love. Joan's is not exactly stable with her income (I dunno how she affords this shit), not married or have kids of her own... so in many ways, I think her mum still feels the responsibility of being "mum". I wonder if her mum ever talks to her about her spending. Any caring parent would raise it in conversation. She's spending so frivolously.
Jennie makes sense as an ambassador. She's got the 'chic' factor, and she's already called Human Gucci. Chanel's done a few curveballs over the years like with Kristen Stewart for their beauty line (oddly works out...) and Brad Pitt for their No 5 ad. Let's be honest, who's the better fit? Secondly, you start them young LOL. I believe Chanel's already established a certain image with their target group, but what of the next gen? I can't speak for others but as a teen, Chanel was that one luxury brand I wanted. At the end of the day, Chanel makes most of their money through their beauty/perfume lines. Those 12-16 year olds aren't buying Chanel handbags, but if their parents can afford to or they start working themselves, they might buy into the beauty/perfume lines.