Monthly Merits: January


If this January were breakfast, it'd be a bowl of warm oatmeal drizzled in condensed milk on a chilly Sunday morning, saturated on the surface in the hues of fresh fruits and dried ones alike. 

Picking apart the kiwis and the mandarins and raisins, this post is the first of a monthly series I shall be writing, a revamp of the previous year's Round-Ups, except, this time, it'll be in merits.



BEST MOMENT OF THE MONTH
My boyfriend and I celebrated our first anniversary on the last week of January. 

ODDEST MOMENT OF THE MONTH
Oddest, but most interesting as well; I, along with three other models, unveiled the latest automobile in the BMW7 series two weeks ago during a local launching of the German brand. I never in my life thought that I'd be able to add "showgirl" into my resume. It was an extremely interesting experience but standing and posing for four hours in stiletto heels crippled me the next day entirely. My legs were sore for an entire week.


SETBACK OF THE MONTH
The flu bug took me down for the last two weeks of January and it was dreadful; erupting into coughs and unattractive sneezes and drowning in my own uninspiring ideas was not exactly the way I planned to kick ass this month. 

It was particularly amusing, however, to blow my nose into a tissue in the midst of a long lecture and silent classroom.

MOST EXCITING MOMENT OF THE MONTH
I attended the fourth local independent TEDx event and the first local festival during the third Sunday of this month. It was a long, long 12 hours but I was buzzing with excitement by the end of the day with the contact details of creatives and intellectuals alike in the pocket of my coat.

FAVOURITE POST OF THE MONTH
I am the Mayden is easily my favourite post of this month, what with it documenting my domain switch and one of my most repeated outfits on normal days to date. The skirt and cardigan have been making regular appearances in my university outfits as style and comfort join forces to cushion the dilemma that had plagued me during my first few days in the new environment.


On the 15th of January, the halfway mark of the first thirty days of the year, my mother and I were sitting at the dinner table when she asked me, "How's your month so far?"

It took me no less than a second to say, "It's been wonderful."

By the end of the month, I can safely say that January has been a good month, and I'm excited to start the year on such a good note.

How was your January?

MAY X

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