The Last 5 Months in Pictures

It’s been five months since I last updated. I can’t really say much except that life happened and I’m so sorry. Let’s see if I can keep to my resolution for this new quarter to update twice a week. If I can’t pull it off, maybe once a week might just do.

Like I posted when it first happened, I did my big chop in November last year; a year and seven months earlier than I’d boasted that I would *lol. Luckily enough though, I felt it was time. And it would seem like it all paid off :D. It’s been five months since and I’m happy to say that it’s paid off and Poussey (thinking of that name for my mane? And yeah, your guess is right, I just saw the first two seasons of Orange is the new black and I’m in love!!!!

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)  is growing beautifully. I seem to be getting this all natural thing right :D. Would I have learnt these much if I’d just gone ahead and big chopped instead of transitioning for 11 months like I did? I can’t really say. But knowing myself, it might not have been so easy. However, to all those transitioning out there, when it’s time to take that plunge and make the chop, take it. As long as you’re doing it for you and you feel it’s time, you’ve got nothing to lose.My writing is a bit clunky, so you will have to forgive me for that. I haven’t done this in a while and I’m still trying to get back into the game.

I just started my health journey (I say health because I’m looking at fitness, mental, emotional and overall body health), so there’s been more exercising  (although a bit infrequently and not as hardcore as I would like. Hopefully, I would be able to get in gear soon. My preferred exercise form is dancing with a bit of yoga (just started it though) and it’s all a total of an hour fifteen minutes.

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Well, that’s all for today. Will keep you guys posted on my health journey. I’m thinking something long term so maybe a year would be my total review physique-wise.  That way I know I’m not just getting on a fitness fad but I’m instead really doing this healthily and in order to give my body a total system overhaul. Of course, I will keep you updated on how it goes. I have so much to share!

Anyway, here’s me leaving you with Poussey’s growth so far 🙂 (with some protective styling thrown into the mix). Ja ne.

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Yup. I’m a spineless ninny who went back on her word

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Yes, that’s me people. Spineless, big mouthed, embarrassed and happy as fuck. I big chopped!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yup.  Me, with my big mouth and big claims about waiting until I’d transitioned for 30 months before big chopping, was high on weed, in a happy place, reached for my hair shears, took in a deep breath and began snipping away. Three hours later, I had this DSC_0113 to show for all my efforts. Yeah, I wept for every strand that fell. Those were my babies and I didn’t know I was going to be parted from them so soon. But, I did my chop and life had to go on. Headed to Spar to get some groceries (It’s Thai chicken curry week. Yum Yum 😀 ), and had to style my hair, so I washed, applied some conditioner, threw on a bow headband and went out like this DSC_0117(ignore the giant zit and the scrunching up of my nose. Lol). DSC_0116

Isn’t she pretty? :D. It’s definitely going to take a while for me to get used to it. But I fully intend to rock my not so TWA. I shall enjoy each stage as they come :). Anyway, my wash and go didn’t turn out exactly the way I planned. So, for work on Monday, I decided to experiment with a twist out. So I put my hair in these chunky twists. Let’s see how the twistout turns out on MondayDSC_0136 with some makeup and the right attidue *wink.

Ja ne.

Naruto 694: Everyone’s hearing voices, except Sasuke

Last week, Bleach was the boring chapter. This week, Naruto has the bleh tumblr_lmi0zmt3F91qddn2xo1_500chapter. Not my favourite so far and it’s so annoying. Why is it that when either of these two has a decent chapter, the other doesn’t fall in line and get that decent gene? Why can’t these two mangakas both release simultaneous chapters that would thrill their audience?

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Now on to the chapter

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Bleach 599 – Aaaaand a hole in the head means the Soul King’s dead?

Oh boy. Bleach chapter 599 was a real doozy. A doozy that had my eyes wide open like this.eye-openerDefinitely better than this week’s chapter of Naruto which was a total snoozefest (will get to that in a little bit).

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Now on to the chapter

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Kuroshitsuji Chapter 97. Betrayal at the hands of the Queen of the buildup.

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Now on to the chapter.

kuroshitsuji-5204905The poor poor dear. This chapter of Kuroshitsuji has quite a lot of betrayal and some unexpected surprises from the ultimate mangaka herself, Yana Tabaoso. With the boring chapter of Bleach and the uncharacteristic behaviour of Sasuke in Naruto, it was with joy in my heart that I realized that there was a new chapter of Kuroshitsuji for me to sink my teeth into and that was a relief. Whew! Now, what am I going to do for the next four weeks as I await a new chapter? I have no idea. Hopefully, by that time either Bleach or Naruto or both would have something interesting to tide me over :).

This chapter though was delightfully stunning. From the very first page with the words Innocence is beauty, Ignorance is death we already get a foreshadowing into what would happen in this chapter. Have I mentioned before that Yana is an artist with the mind of a storyteller and the heart of a poet?

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Bleach Chapter 598: All hail the boredom chapter

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Honestly, like I said in the post’s title, this was one of the most boring Bleach chapters I have had the unpleasant pleasure of reading. It was so boring that this was my preferred position of choice throughout today’s reading Sherlock. Like honestly. Sherlock had nothing on me with how I kept dozing off throughout the chapter. And it’s so sad when you consider the fact that Kubo (Bleach’s Mangaka/writer/artist) has been keeping Bleach very interesting in the last couple of months; so interesting that it was what I read after Naruto pushed me to the wall. Today’s chapter however, I am sad to say, was not close to Naruto. And Naruto had its fault. Just check my previous post to see. It’s so sad.

So, why am I saying 598 is boring. It’s because of the action that DIDN’T happen. Nothing drove the plot. No character showed up to make things better. Everything was just bleh!

Be warned. Spoilers ahead.

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Naruto Chapter 693: Sasuke has gone Bonkers!!!

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Now on to the chapter.

*facepalm*

Sasuke Sasuke Sasuke. How the hell did you come to this? You went from this Sasuke_childadorable faced urchin in Naruto early early years to this crazy sasuke-crazy-face(check out the wide-eyed image of him several years later. Crazy right?) person you have now become. Add this now returned blood lust of yours (Check out the third image folks) Sasuke Crazyand we have a chapter that has everyone scratching their heads in confusion and growling in frustration whilst Masashi (our dearly beloved Naruto Mangaka/artist/writer for over 12 twelve years) chuckles in evil delight, fooling himself into thinking that yes he has made a logical choice.

Please note that from here there are spoilers galore. You have been warned.

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Time for a change. Routine Change!

I was just about to apologize once again about not updating in ages and how I will try to do better, but it occurred to me that I am beginning to sound like a broken record ;(. Rather than apologize again, I think I will just work harder at putting up posts. My office internet seems to be working again so it looks like I can do updates at the office as well 🙂 (*fingers crossed).

My hair is growing and shiny. She looks so vibrant, don’t you think? DSC_0423Most of the hair in the front is all natural. At eight months, I really am proud :). DSC_0426

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome in the New Year!!! *Trumpet sounds*

Well, this will be a short post.

Yesterday was my birthday. Yay! :D. The plan was to put up a post to mark the day. Unfortunately, I spent my entire day in the office. And when I say entire, I mean the entire day. I didn’t close from work until 10:50pm. So I got home at 11:15pm. Thank goodness for living fairly close to the office :).

Anyway, I did have a little celebration with my team members and there were pictures :). (I do have another mini-celebration planned for the weekend though. So Yippee!) Anyway, check out my birthday pictures down below to see how advertising folks roll (that rhymes doesn’t it 😉 ). IMG_20140821_162205DSC_0408DSC_0414DSC_0416 Yeah we can be quite crazy but that is a perk of the job. Be as crazy as you want, as long as you’re in the creative department *rofl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway, these are the pictures. Yes I had a blast. Here’s hoping the new year of my life is even better than the previous one (and the previous one was a doozy. Trust me 🙂 ).

I should put up an anime themed post this weekend. So, until then, Ja ne.

Hello Naysayers! Hello Growth!

I know. I know. I promised to write soon and another month went by before I put my fingers to work. I apologise :(. I’m back now and hopefully, I will be able to be more consistent with my updates. I do have a lot to say so let me bring you guys up to speed with my work drama and hair growth.

Damn. I should have known things were too good to last. For those who don’t know, I’m transitioning to my natural hair and I just entered the 8th month of my transition. It’s not been easy but I am pulling it off :D.

Now I hadn’t received too bad a feedback with regards to my transition at the office so I figured that people were okay with dealing with my crazy styles. That was my naiveté speaking as I was soon to discover.

Some time, two weeks ago, two of my “older” female colleagues at work (I work as a writer in an advertising agency) cornered me beneath the stairs  (on a day I had the flu and was feeling like crap) tanesha-side-eye-gif to give me a lecture about how my hair looked terrible, messy and dirty.  How I have stopped taking care of myself and how I looked “off.”And so they were wondering if something was emotionally wrong with me.

I was like WTF?! OprahSideEyeHere I am, happily transitioning, back to running and eating better and this people can’t recognize positive change? Like seriously?

Please note that this is the hairstyle I had in that week. DSC_0317Big braids, braided together and pinned down. Kinda like a Princess Leia hairstyle from Star Wars. DSC_0318They were a bit messy cuz it was already Thursday, but they still looked decent and they took several years off my face. I looked like a fresh faced secondary school student, a look I am certain they will wish they have ten years from now.

Anyway, I spent my time there listening to them yammer on and on, when one of them asked me if the reason I’ve been looking unkempt was because my boyfriend left me and I was feeling heartbroken.

anigif_enhanced-buzz-18283-1360958912-10_previewOf all the… Damn! People say the damndest things. Lol.

 

 

 

Anyway, I thanked them for their advice, told them nope I wasn’t suffering from any heartbreak whatsoever and walked away. They aren’t the first naysayers I have run into since I started this hair journey, but they definitely have been the funniest. *chuckles.

On to my hair. It has grown so much! DSC_0359 Yippee!!!

My hair whilst wet
My hair whilst wet
My hair dry
My hair dry

 

 

Well, it hasn’t been measured with a tape measure yet and I don’t intend to anytime soon, so I don’t really know the length of my natural hair so far. But as you can see from the pictures, it is growing, and this is my hair at seven months of my transition, without any salon visits. Yup I kick ass and I’m getting a hang of this shit :D.

Did a bantu knot out but I haven’t perfected it yet so it didn’t turn out exactly the way I expected it to. Not like this wasn’t gorgeous  as you can see :).IMG-20140818-WA0004

Tried re-moisturizing it cuz some of the ends were feeling dry. Big big mistake because I re-moisturized with my Giovanni Direct Leave-in. Needless to say, the water content in that was too much and it left me with drooping curls that just weren’t fun for me. Put them in a bun to work yesterday but the bun didn’t stay for long. I sucked at it and the bun unraveled. So I rebunned it this evening and voila. This is what I got.  DSC_0395

Pretty cool isn’t it :).  This is the fullest bun I’ve ever achieved. After checking out a post on nappilynigeriangirl.blogspot.com, I saw a post she made about buns. Modified it slightly, and voila got this gorgeous bun that blends my two textures and doesn’t have my relaxed ends looking like they’re suffering from some disease which is what they used to look like *sigh.

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Will take a better picture of the bun at work tomorrow and put it up on my Instagram page :).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway, decided to do a hair update today. Expecting new chapters of Naruto, Bleach and Kuroshitsuji tomorrow so I should be doing an update on those very soon.

Well, until then. Ja ne.

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