/23 JAN edit/
forgot to update the other time that photobucket has recently cut off the older paid plans, and stopped offering 3rd party hosting unless i pay 400USD a year. i used to pay a small amount of money (28USD) every year to host images i share on this blog. to relocate and re-link them would require a lot of effort and i haven’t thought of a clever way to do that yet. i will not be paying 400 a year as it’s ridiculous. in the mean time, you can actually still load the images by right-clicking on them and selecting “open image in new tab” or “open link in new tab”. it’s a hassle and i apologise for the technical inconvenience.
TL;DR: a lot of my older pictures might be unavailable until i find a better solution.
another year has passed! much has happened since the last time i blogged.
most importantly, i think my energy is returning. i’m willing to do things again.
i actually am excited to do things!
my energy/motivation has been in waves the past year, not sure if it’s because i’m too much of a lazy bump.
but once i got moving, i keep moving.
i want to keep pace.
i went back to HK for 3 weeks last december, and i noticed my skin on my body felt a lot better in the cooler and drier climate.
BUT, my body has changed somehow. i can’t stay warm for long unless i keep eating.
did i forget what life used to be like in winter because i’ve stayed in tropical singapore for way too long?
or is my body weaker than it used to be?
my hands turn cold so easily, so does my feet! i hate that feeling!
other than that, i have a lot less bumps on my body. it’s a lot smoother too!
maybe all that long sleeve top and long pants have helped me gently exfoliate away the dead skin while i’m out all day, so when i’m home all i feel is brand new smooth skin!
i still shed quite a lot even in HK, so that part is constant.
i just see lesser redness/blotchiness/rashes on my body and limbs.
it’s a different story for my face, hands, and feet though.
for some reason the skin there is really thin, always dry, and god forbid i exfoliate it a little harder..
it’ll form scales over the next few days as though in an angry protest.
fuck my life! how long has it been since i stopped steroids? almost 7 full years.
i’ve also been on TCM for the past 2 years, and for some reason my recovery is never as fast as what it was in 2013.
lots of questions with no answers.
anyway, just a short update to let you guys know i’m still alive, living, but not optimally.
i’ve begun to do strenuous exercises again.
HIIT and weight lifting to build some muscles, and boost that bloody metabolism that have been hibernating for so long.
also experimenting with a lot of creams at the moment.
finally bit the bullet to get avene and la roche posay while i was back in HK because i found better prices there 😀
started using soap in my shower routine for a week and m skin is changing. some favourable, some appears unfavourable right now.
also made an effort to not stay home all day long, forcing myself to head out, breathe some fresh air, get some free air conditioning in the library.
and having been actively using a dehumidifier in my room to keep the relative humidity between 60-65%. it used to be 80+% and i wonder if the high humidity contributed to my always itchy skin.
so i believe there will be a lot of things to report in time to come.
i hope they’ll be good!
signing off with a photo taken when my face wasn’t as red and dry. thankfully i wasn’t allergic to my cousin’s cat 😀