Playing with the Asian Tiger: my trip to Singapore

Some friends and I traveled to Singapore en-route to Bali earlier in June. We were there for 2 nights and tried to pack as much into our stay as possible. Singapore was more coincidental than it was choice but it turned out to be an enlightening experience of how people on the other side of development live. Being in the top 10 of the world’s most expensive cities, you can only imagine the sort of damage it can do on a fairly average developing country pocket. So we had an itinerary and as far as possible stuck to it.

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Oh shame, what happened to your skin?

Having acne prone skin is a frustration. Anyone that has experienced this will no doubt agree. I can go through a year of even toned, glowing skin with maybe that odd breakout during my monthly and that’s it. But when it rains, it pours.

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“You’re so exotic, you should date white men”. Seriously?

It is interesting how many times I hear this statement. We’re a quarter of the way through 2017, and I am still hearing these quips. It makes me think that maybe we’re not as an advanced a society as we’d like to think we are.

There is a level of racial stereotyping when it comes to such statements that leaves me deflated and robbed of my personality and many of the qualities that make me who I am. Momentarily, I am reduced to an exotic creature that needs to be claimed by an owner who appreciates exoticism.
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Rocking your Teeny Weeny Afro 

You’ve big chopped and are now faced with a styling natural hair dilemma. You’re in luck because its all smooth sailing from here. The best part about my TWA was…wash and go. My wash day routine was simple. I could wash, moisturize, rub my flat palm gently on my hair and I was ready to head out (not forgetting a popping lip colour). Continue reading “Rocking your Teeny Weeny Afro “

Wrap it Up

I have a 3 day work week, yay. I wore head wraps for the three days. Mostly, because I didn’t want to touch my hair, while keeping my kinks tucked away in two strand twists. I had someone ask me if I was wearing a head wrap because I was having a bad hair day (LOL). That got me thinking about wrapped heads and choice, and here we are.

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