Monday, October 27, 2014

A little update!

Hi lovelies,

I just wanted to give you a little update as to where I've been for the past three weeks, I apologise for not having posted much but it's been rather an eventful time!

As you might know, I'm currently in Malaysia spending time with my immediate family, and helping my dad out with his company. It's been really great being at home with my parents and extended family (cousins/aunts/uncles) as I've been away for 12 years! I have to admit, it's quite a different lifestyle from my life in Melbourne; I've pretty much lost touch with most of my old friends here what with being away for so long, and many of my close friends who previously lived here have also moved abroad. Isn't it funny how making new friends becomes a lot harder as you get older? I'm also not as familiar with the roads and such, so in some ways, it's almost like being in a new place all over again!

Also, my grandmother passed away two weeks ago, so there was quite a bit to do in terms of the wake and the funeral. I was asked to write and give the eulogy on behalf of the family, as I'm her eldest grandchild! It was actually quite nice writing it as it brought back a lot of memories from my younger days. She was pretty elderly (86 years old), and had been suffering from Alzheimers, so the entire family is glad that she isn't suffering any longer.

Last week was the Hindu festival of Deepavali/Diwali, which is the Festival of Lights. We didn't celebrate fully due to my grandmother's passing, but the entire family got together for it, which was lovely as I haven't been home for it in years. My cousins/nephews flew in from Melbourne and my aunt was visiting from Switzerland, so it was wonderful spending the day together! I also had the chance to put on an ethnic outfit and wear some Indian accessories, including a henna tattoo (which I had done at a street festival), so I'll share some photos below!

Keep reading after the jump!

Diwali makeup with a little cat eye flick.

The henna tattoo even works with casual clothes!
I used to draw henna tattoos when I was younger, so I couldn't resist purchasing some dye and giving my cousins/mum a tattoo as well. Here's the one I drew on my cousin, with matching designs for both feet.

And the ones I drew on my own feet, but with different designs. I forgot how difficult it was to get the angles right when drawing on your own feet!

I'm doing my best to get back to regular blogging, but I'm still trying to work out lighting/photography options as it's all different here in Malaysia, so please stay tuned! Also, I've officially been blogging for 3 years now as of October, so it might be time for a new giveaway...what do you think?

What's been going on in your lives, lovelies?

Much love,


  1. Happy Deepavali! Haven't celebrated it for a while with friends, so it's nice to see someone else's pics. Sorry to hear about your grandmother - at least she's moved onto a better place. Hopefully you'll be back more regularly soon!

    1. Thanks so much, Leah, on all counts. It's funny how much you can get adjusted to missing when you're away from home!

  2. Keeping your family in my prayers, Nal. Can't wait for you to get back to Melbourne but enjoy your stay in Malaysia because there's no place like Home.

  3. I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother, hope that you and your family are doing okay.
    Happy Diwali ♥

    1. Thank you, we're doing's good that she's gone on to a better place!


  4. Always sad to lose a loved one. Sending sympathies to you and your family also. I have to say though, that you are looking really well - must be nice to be back with your family for a while. :-)
    Loving the henna art. Congratulations.......3 years of blogging is amazing. Absolutely brillant and it's been lovely following you also. Keep it up gorgeous girl. :-)
    Definitely agree that as you get older, it is harder to make friends when in a different area. xx

    1. Thank you, darling. It's great being home with the family! Thank you for your kind compliments, I'm glad you're enjoying following me, thanks so much for all your support!


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