Chameleon

Brunei Blogger May Cho in collaboration with makeup artist Muiz Zamri and Photographer Lily Harith
Brunei Blogger May Cho in collaboration with Rebecca, makeup artist Muiz Zamri and Photographer Lily Harith
She is a chameleon.

She is emerald in the forest, cyan on ocean beds, marigold in fields of sunflowers. She is Hazel in front of mirrors, Raven to her readers, Henna to her followers. She breathes in violet clouds and exhales indigo daydreams, drinks in azure mists and speaks spun scarlet, but never were the colours that burst forth from within her in a euphoric stream of mania ever her own. It is white light shattering into seven shards showering upon her soul.

She is a chameleon, but she does not tell anyone.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LILY HARITH [FLICKR / INSTAGRAM
MAKEUP BY MUIZ ZAMRI [YOUTUBE / INSTAGRAM]
MODELED WITH REBECCA [TWITTER / INSTAGRAM]

One Year of The Mayden

This post was initially scheduled to be published on the 19th of April when The Mayden officially turned one, but circumstances halted the process. So here I am a month late but publishing this post that was written in April for The Mayden's first anniversary.

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You. Thank you.

The first post I published under the persona of The Mayden dates 19th April 2015, an adorable effort complete with phone-taken photos alongside tiny kittens and a three sentence long post I once regarded as blogging. The latest post I published is a 700-word reflection piece on eclecticism and subjectivity, subject matters I expedited in the form of a narrative accompanied by style photos -- exactly the kind of content The Mayden is known for now.

A year has gone and, in just a year, The Mayden has evolved from a horrific girl-next-door effort into a creative space I foster my love for the English Language and sartorial affairs in without shame. Pride wells up in me as I look back at the transformation of this blog.

One year, The Mayden, but my oh my, you've grown.


Eclectic

On normal days, I pace a box. 

Step by step, I'd walk its area, length times breath, width times height. When the time comes that I reach a corner, I turn back and walk again. This I do repeatedly, perpetually, eternally. I wonder how long it'll take before this box isn't a box anymore and how long it'll take before I'd walked every inch and how long it'll take before my legs would stop walking.

Stenciled

Brunei style blogger May Cho in a chic, all-black look, blazer, statement necklace, high-waisted trousers, heels, crop top, Syomirizwa Gupta Trunk Show, Lanesborough Residences, 2016, Eid Luxe Collection
Brunei style blogger May Cho in a chic, all-black look, blazer, statement necklace, high-waisted trousers, heels, crop top, Syomirizwa Gupta Trunk Show, Lanesborough Residences, 2016, Eid Luxe CollectionShe is not quite the wilting rose on a brick wall, for blooms, she does, when vines of spiked siblings are removed, but it is among stenciled shadows that she feels the safest, among geometric dimensions encasing her asymmetry that she lets air escape her lungs. It is then that she knows she can stay a ubiquitous evanescence; always present, always absent, but never forgotten. 

It is also then that she withers into wilt, never drinking in enough of what the world has to offer, always lacking, always incomplete, but never empty.

Monthly Merits: April

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Monthly Merits is a monthly series where I recount and award the month's worthiest moments in merits.

Two weeks gone and I am back, ten days in but, hey, better late than never.

April was a discombobulated web of unexpected events, but like all webs, April is now gone, mere threads on the ground of a past that's happened. April started off quiet but ended with a bang. Here are the merits for the month that ended the first quarter.

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