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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A New Way to Help

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I recently watched an inspiring talk by a woman named Jessica Jackley (photo above) on ted.com. She started kiva.org, a website that allows people to help others through microlending. Instead of donating our money through companies who say that they will give them to or buy supplies for the poor, we lend a poor person (as little as) $25, at no interest. This is for them to start a business (a capital) so that they become self-sufficient. As their business prosper and when they have enough, they would pay us our money back. It's a new concept to me and I find it very interesting. Watch the video to learn more about kiva.org and how you can help. It's not a recent video but I think it's still very much relevant now.

On a side note, if you've never heard of ted.com, it's a website full of talks that are hosted all over the world regarding modern day issues and ideas.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

B.I.A.: Back In Action

It's a bit hard to believe that it's been a month since I last posted on my blog! Boy, did time fly? I said I would resume posting once GAMSAT is over but I'm afraid it won't be as frequent as I did during the summer holidays, no thanks to my heavy uni work load. If you do want to hear about my experience with GAMSAT and some tips on how to prepare and sit for it, please drop a request in the comments section.

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Over the past few weeks, I've been toying with the idea of getting a fringe/bangs. It all started with Zooey Deschanel's new series, New Girl, which is one of my current favourite TV shows. Her character, Jessica Day, is so cute and quirky and I love her weird sense of style. It's not hilarious but it's thoroughly entertaining (and addictive if I may add) to watch. I also love how she wears big waves and curls in her hair. However, in the latest episodes, Zooey straightened her hair, which I don't like as much. So if you want a bit of a laugh or some form of amusement, watch it.

Now, back to the topic on fringes, I've become obssessed with full blunt fringe type of looks. I had a fringe two years ago but I grew it out within a couple of months. I just couldn't handle feeling something on my forehead constantly. And even though it was at least an inch away from my eyes, I kept feeling like it was irritating and brushing against them. Perhaps, I've become so vain that I might just put up with them this time? I'm holding back at the moment because my hair is thinning and I can't imagine how much thinner it'd look with a lot of the long strands snipped to make a fringe, especially since I'm after a heavy fringe. Here are some photos of bangs that I really like.

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*Sighs* Doesn't Zooey just have the nicest hair?

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Do you have a fringe? Are you a big fan of them?