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Just A Minute In June

Ruo Ling Lu


J for June? go ahead and place a mirror along the line to see what I'm trying to do. another play on figure...


hmm, what a month. mostly spent sleeping a lot (but never enough), feeling drained while submitting one after another assignment (this never-ending thing...)

since I don't have any side jobs currently, it's the perfect period to avoid all responsibilities, you know, go big or go home. so home it is, I even ditched my beloved to-do list. to properly enjoy it, I haven't been doing much; haven't been taking photos, haven't been fooling around in Adobe, haven't been swimming much, haven't been backing up my files, haven't been exploring much and if you realize, heck, I haven't been writing here as well... all-in-all, haven't been keeping my shit together.

in retrospect, I'm glad that I am slacking so much now compared to this time last year. friends are busy to earn more money, get better opportunities, know more people, make their resumes prettier while I'm here... doing nothing. part of me feel guilty too, but what the hell, since I got nothing to do, I might as well take a break and reflect on my life and rearrange my priorities. although I must say, I need to work better on the reflection part because right now, I haven't gotten to the part of setting a goal. :P I can feel twenty-year-old me side-eyeing the current me.

I am, however, spending this opportunity well by catching up with friends. speaking of which, at this point, I'm so, so exhausted with the fact that the're all scattered around the world in different time zones and everyone is growing up and having our own shit to deal with so maintaining friendship takes tremendous effort. from both sides. (I'm looking at you, sinking friendship.)

anyway, end of rant. back to the point:

feeling | 1. bipolar? one moment life is good and the next moment I feel like killing (you pray I mean it figuratively) and 2. sleepy all the time. it's like a year's worth of sleep debt just crashed upon me. also, that's how to not feel bipolar.

watching | loads of movies! to name a few: Dead Poets Society, Gone Baby Gone, The Matrix (uh, like finally), The Best Offer.

learning | 1. to code. you can try it out here! and 2. to cook! I'm taking tiny, baby steps so edible and presentable is enough.

reading | Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan and One Day by David Nicholls.





Want a taste of these popsicles? Think again.
Locations perfect for a Wes Anderson film
13 Reasons Why Not.
The Instagram Game.

Lacoste Timeless - Director's Cut (I've lost count of the number of times I've watched this)
The Runners - a short film packed with wisdom
5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine

If you wanna make music but dunno where to start, this is your playground


Just A Minute In May

Ruo Ling Lu

Just A Minute In May 2017 | A Beautiful Distraction

have always wanted to try something with emerald/dark green since a long while ago, so yeah... after uploading it, I realize that it reminds me of Raya, which is coming soon! if you have a bit of imagination, you can actually see an "M" (for May, duh) from the sticks.

loving | electric blue.

reading | Magazine B - Issue No. 46: Pantone and Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive.

learning | to be here and be here, not be here and at the same time be somewhere else, like the virtual world or my castle in the air.

watching | 13 Reasons Why (debatable. my two cents: people always say suicide is not an option but no one wants to see what pushes someone to think so), Wall-E, and You Mean The World To Me 海墘新路 (hmm a bit disappointing).

withdrawing | from almost everything and everyone (yeah, if you think it's just you, no it's not*). there's a Chinese proverb that says something like "take a rest for the longer journey ahead." I guess this is it.

rethinking about my priorities and things I'm willing to sacrifice... no conclusion yet, but this: I definitely want my sleep!

feeling 1. lonely. not expecting this huh but I think it's always there, just that I didn't realize it because of the ways I deal with it, but recently it's just right in the face. no, not looking for anyone to make me feel less this way. instead, trying to live with it because yeah, I still have my live-on-a-secluded-island-like-a-hermit dream. *winks* 2. pissed. not the I-wanna-scream-until-my-lungs-burst kinda pissed but the man-I-don't-know-anymore-I'm-not-sure-what-to-say-anymore pissed, which also kinda explains the withdrawal I guess...

*I'm sorry but you're just not that special. :P


MALAYSIA: Penang, 2017

Ruo Ling Lu


after a few months, I'm once again back to the Pearl of the Orient - Penang with my family. touristy spots, touristy food. the highlight was that coincidentally, there's a celebration for Myanmar's New Year and Songkran in the temples so we got to experienced it. also, we went to Batu Ferringhi which I didn't the previous time, and was surprised to find the place looking like Krabi minus the alcohol!

some info I would like to add to my previous post:


New Lane is the new black! haha probably not, but we decided to go back to our favourite and the food there is still so good!


Malaysians! bring your IC and you can go all the way up to Bukit Bendera for the night views after 7PM, daily. for more tickets information, click here

also, it seems like the Kuanyin statue is forever under construction (*cues eye roll) so there's really no point going there anymore.