Current Mood

Reading...  Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. I've had this book on my reading list for awhile. I generally have pretty good habits but there are areas for improvement and I like how this provides practical and actionable strategies to transform your habits for the better.

Watching...  Always Be My Maybe. This light and entertaining rom com which just happens to feature two Asian american leads is a fun and relatable watch for anyone. It does a great job of subverting the typical Asian stereotypes and tropes. Keanu Reeve (who is part Asian) has an unforgettable cameo in which he hilariously sends up himself. Speaking of Keanu, I tweeted this about him  recently. I can't say he's one of my favorite actors but I do like him because he seems like a genuinely good human which sets him apart from many in his industry who only pretend to be. If you watch this movie and enjoy Ali Wong, go and watch her stand up specials which are really funny!

Listening...  to d.ear's Fine which features such mellow and smooth tunes. Favorite song is Forget You which Park Bo Gum once did a beautiful cover of.

Cooking...  with our new Cosori Air Fryer. We got an entry level air fryer on sale for $30 last year and it was great but became increasingly limited in size and function. This digital model is the perfect upgrade and I'm continually amazed by it's versatility and power.  It's perfect for quickly roasting vegetables and it's so easy to make eggplant parm now.

Trying...  out a range of Erno Laszlo products. And because I'm all about brightening, I'm especially excited about the Luminous Dual Phase Vitamin C Peel. Review to come.

Wearing...  Stella McCartney Adidas UltraBoost Stretch-Knit Sneakers. Super lightweight, comfortable and stylish, I just adore these sneakers.

Eyeing...  this SΓ©zane Sonia top. The breezy and feminine silhouette and scallop detail are lovely.

Surprising... my husband with this Iron Man bobblehead figure. He needed a little cheering up after the last Avengers movie. Iron Man is his favorite. This little guy is 4" tall and quite cute. He hangs out with Sauron and Darth Vader. Yes we have an eclectic little toy collection that is restricted to one shelf.

Went... and got my brows microbladed and a lash line enhancement last week. After doing my research I saw Kendra at Better Brows & Beauty and I couldn't have had a better experience. She is a total professional and really sweet. My brows are healing right now so I can't show you what they look like just yet but I have an upcoming feature and interview planned with Kendra. So if you have any specific questions you'd like to have answered about mircroblading or the permanent makeup process, please ask them in the comments and I will try to get them answered for you.

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  1. Good habits are so important, I should check out that book too. Keanu does seem like a genuine person, not a common thing for a star. I don't plant to watch the last movie in the John W. trilogy because I don't enjoy violent films, but Keanu had some great roles in the past. I agree that Halle is a cutie and she seems like such a natural beauty. Always Be My Maybe sounds like a lovely film.

  2. Iron Man, Sauron and Darth Vader? I really like your collection.

  3. I enjoy Always Be My Maybe is such a cute love story and funny. Nice layout of what your mood is. Have a great weekend.

  4. Heehee...Keanu does look like a hobo:D I heard he's the nicest guy and am so looking forward to watching this as I do like Randall Park. I just have to get out of my horror mode:P And that book sounds so interesting, chingu! Thanks for the heads up.
    PS How cute is that Iron Man!?!?! I want one now too....hehe

  5. How funny that you mentioned Always Be My Maybe - I'm currently living in Edmonton and my host mum recommended that I watch it. Now with you also talking about it, I really want to watch it!

    Love the post, and hope you have a great weekend :)
    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

  6. Interesting post dear! thanks for sharing, xx

  7. These products look awesome, babe! The Iron Man is so cute! xoxo

  8. Hello Rowena, I am also moved by the way Keanu Reeves is compared to his colleagues in the film industry, that line for skin care looks great at first sight, I'll be waiting for you to tell us your experience.

  9. Hello Rowena! The Air Fryer sounds great, actually it would be perfect for me since is quick and easy to use. The sneakers looks so stylish, I can imagine how chic you look with them! And yes, go for the top, love it! So curious about the microblading and how your brows actually look now, I'm super interested! Happy weekend my friend <3

  10. Good surprise of your husband:)

  11. My current mood is annoyed lol. Spent hours on the phone with Google Ads...OMG don't get me started. Then our 6 year old washing machine died and from the research I did that is the norm now as only 2 companies make all appliances.

    Hmmm Atomic Habits sounds good. And Always Be Mine, maybe that will help with the annoyed mood. And WOW you had your brows micro bladed! Oh I can't wait to hear more about it!

    Allie of

  12. Oh thanks for share with us your picks

  13. That book sounds like an interesting reading selection! Have a great weekend Rowena!

  14. I watched Always Be My Maybe the other day and it was such a cute feel-good romcom! I loved Keanu Reeve's cameo, and while I previously felt neutral about him, he started growing on me after I saw that he was comfortable making fun of himself! Curious to hear about your permanent makeup experience, especially the pain level during the process!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

  15. I've heard great things about Always Be My maybe but haven't watched it yet - it's on my list in Netflix! Hoping I get around to it soon :)

    Hope that you are having a great weekend! We had our son's birthday party yesterday, it was loud but fun :)

    Away From Blue

  16. I want to watch Always be My Maybe.. Ali Wong is hilarious and I agree about Keanu Reeves.. he seems like such a good guy.
    I recently watched a movie with him and Wynona Ryder called the Wedding Guest and he is playing such a different character.. it was refreshing.


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