What’s Up Wednesday: New York, Weddings, & Lying Low


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I suck at blogging.

This What’s Up Wednesday thing was supposed to put me on a schedule so that I could start blogging regularly again. And then I missed a month worth of Wednesdays. Fail.

But I’m back. I imagine this is because I’ve just spent the last two days at home, lounging about in my PJs, trying to get over the last of my jetlag, so I finally have free time to just blabber on.

The biggest thing that happened in the last few weeks is that I flew to New York for my girl, Cerena’s, wedding.

I haven’t seen the professional pictures yet and I, stupidly, didn’t bother to take any photos throughout the day because I was too busy sobbing and then drinking and then dancing but I managed to snag one that the happy couple was tagged in on Facebook:


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What’s Up Wednesday: Vesak Day, Theatre, & Awkwardness


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Happy Vesak Day!

Singapore is enjoying this midweek public holiday and flocking to their nearest temple to take part in celebrations. I have yet to shower and get dressed so … you know … priorities.

I completely missed writing a WUW last week thanks to my utter laziness. I woke up late and then spent the rest of the afternoon getting ready to go out for the evening. But this wasn’t any normal going out.

I’d treated myself to theatre tickets.

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What’s Up Wednesday: Wedding Fever, Giant Moths, & Booktube


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I am in full wedding mode and it’s not even my wedding.

In 4 weeks time, I’ll be flying to New York for my friend Cerena’s wedding. I will be her Maid of (Dis)Honour. Let’s be honest, though – I’m doing a pretty shitty job of that already as I live on the other side of the world and can’t be there for any of the planning.

I will also be the token Welsh girl in a sea of New Yorkers. Me at 8am:


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The Maid Of Honour Diaries: Finding a Date


Yes. That’s right. My best friend has asked me to be her Maid of Honour.

She must be out of her mind.

I mean, I was super excited and – fittingly – honoured at first. There was absolutely no way I could say no.

But then I started reading about the kinds of things a maid of honour’s supposed to do and how much responsibility‘s involved and then I started laughing and got drunk until I blacked out. … Which I think is a good metaphor for how this wedding’s going to go.

Luckily, the wedding’s not for a while. I mean, a long while. As in, the couple in question – my darling bestie and her fiancé – haven’t even set a date yet. She’s just started college while he’s just started a big fancy job so the two of them are definitely not looking to do the “Squeeze everything in in the next six months” routine.

Nevertheless, this is actually going to happen. I mean, they’re pretty in love. He put a nice big ring on it. They have a dog together. And I’m officially a Maid of Honour (like an actual grown up).

So, I’d like to welcome you to the first edition of my new series, The Maid of Honour Diaries. These posts will chronicle the days, weeks, months, (and let’s be realistic) years, leading up to the big day and how I somehow manage to navigate my way around as part of the wedding party.

I mean, think about it, guys: The last time I was part of a wedding party was when I was a teeny, tiny, oh-so-cute bridesmaid for my aunt and uncle’s wedding. All I had to do was smile and look adorable, like this …

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHow could you not love me?

These days, most of my ‘smile and pose for pictures’ looks are something like this …

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