Hi! So if you follow me on instagram @planetmeera, you may have seen my poll on a skincare giveaway I plan on hosting. This week it’s all about skincare on planetmeera so I thought to share some of my favourite skincare products with you guys.
I have always raved about how amazing the Korean Beauty industry is, from the serums to the fermented wonders to the all mighty 10-step skincare routines, the beauty industry has the perfectly formulated products to give you glowing younger looking skin.
But just like any type of product, there are certain ingredients and formulas that you have to check for to cater to the type of skin you have and to also prevent making it worse.
One of such elements is the PH level of a product. Depending on the PH level of your skin, it can attract bad bacteria that can worsen the condition of your skin and cause dryness and irritation, messing with the look and feel of your skin.Continue Reading
My journey with POW Restaurant Abuja started December 2016, I had just moved back to Nigeria and was “tasting” out—get it?!— the new restaurants in town. I stumbled across POW on instagram and loved the vibes it gave.
When it comes to restaurants, for me the ambience plays a huge role in my decision to eat there as I have mentioned in some of my previous restaurant reviews.
So Pow was right down my alleyway for ambience and decor!Continue Reading
Hello. Apa Khabar.
I arrived in Malaysia exactly a year ago today, for one of the most exciting trip I have ever taken. This trip was full of so many firsts for me and I got to learn a lot about not just myself but others as well. I am grateful for all the memories, the people who made my trip extra special and most especially, I am glad I took a chance.
I know it took me almost a year to recap my trip, and I spoke about why a little in this post, but nevertheless, I managed to finish writing about mytrip before the year mark. There are still stories left for me to share which I may tell you later on, but for now, I leave you with a chronicle of the days from my adventures. This is a timeline from the day I arrived, by clicking every title, you will be taken along to what I got up to on that day.
P.S: I am curious which post is your favourite, so please do me a favour and comment below with your favourite day and if possible, please tell me the reason as well.
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Thank you for reading for re-living this adventure with me.
Don’t forget to let me know which one you enjoyed reading the most and if possible why!
Gosh I missed writing.
I know you are probably wondering what I am on about, but what I mean in fact is writing out my thoughts and not chronicling past events. I remember the early days of me blogging, it used to be just pages of me offloading my thoughts, my feelings and my dreams onto the internet and feeling some form of liberation from it. That’s the writing I miss. Funny thing about this is I feel I have written these thoughts a few times , expressing it in different words but always reaching the same conclusion! I wonder, do other writers feel this way?
When I started blogging, I didn’t realise that deep within me was a girl who had a passion to tell stories of herself and that of others. A person who likes to ask why and not just accept things as it is. I would have never taken the courage to choose to study journalism if it wasn’t for my first blog, Girl Meets World. If you have been reading since those days, I appreciate you, please say hello.
I remember the first interview I ever did—It was for a freelance job I was doing at the time which I landed on a whim, way before Journalism. I had packed my notebook and was armed with questions dressed in my semi formal wear trying to be all professional—do you get the picture?
I walked from the station to a small restaurant somewhere on Tottenham court road—which is no more— all nerves but trying to be brave. My subject for the day was a lovely Korean Ahjumma who owned a restaurant known as Seoul Bakery, a restaurant that had walls filled with stories and dreams and feelings just like mine. The place had been a happy place for fans of Korean pop music and food for over a decade and it was about to be bulldozed off. There were plans to expand Tottenham Court road station and so all the buildings there had to go.
I met this lady and within the first minute she had managed to have me cracking up and melting the nerves away. We spoke about london in the 90s, music, food and culture and it was some of the best minutes of my life. Fast forward a few months later, I took my family to watch a play and I got a chance to conduct my second interview with the director of the theatre troupe, and my parents were so proud of me.
This was some of the deciding factors as to how I ended up today being a graduate of Journalism.
This night, thoughts of how I have almost come full circle—cos I don’t feel it has ended quite yet—kept coming to me. The nostalgic feeling sparked a light in me that I though was extinguishing. And so yes I missed writing.
This blog has been a bit quiet with my thoughts because even though my mind is like a hamster on a wheel churning ideas and opinions on what is happening around the world today, I have found it very hard to put my thoughts into words. And as someone who has a lot of those thoughts, I ended up with a jaded feeling of loss. I grieved inwards and try as I did to find a cure, the rabbit hole kept getting deeper until I was at a point where all the doors leading out didn’t fit and there was no magic cookie or potion to solve the dilemma -Alice you lucky girl.
So you can imagine my delight when I opened a new page on my blog and words just flowed from my fingers, rushing and rushing to be heard.
Lately in the news I have been seeing #MeToo and the unravelling of the sexual assault virus that has sunk its roots deep within our societies, hidden in places where light never shone. However as horrifying as it is to hear of the things that were done to
victims—Survivors, it is also reassuring to see that the world is embracing the survivors and showing them it is okay, it wasn’t their fault and the people who did to them whatever it was, shall face their crimes. #Metoo has transcended borders and opened up the can of worms not just in hollywood or America, but other countries as well.
On a different social spectrum, a recent death of a Korean Pop superstar,Kim Jonghyun, also brought to the limelight the problem of suicide and how societal expectations of people can lead to irreversible consequences. To live in a world that is constantly telling you or showing you ways that you do not live up to a standard, or having people in close radius to you always pointing out things you are doing wrong rather than celebrating things you do right, can be a toxic environment to live in. #RIPKJH
Add that to a YouTuber putting up a video a few weeks ago making jokes about suicide which caused an uproar in the community. It opened up the conversation of how far is too far when it comes to sharing content on social media platforms and can you justify doing certain things such as this, just to get views? There are people out there that are really struggling to live everyday and they have difficulty controlling their thoughts, and to see someone make fun of a serious issue in such a way put a sick feeling to my stomach. He had a responsibility I felt to his viewers, especially because a lot of them are at impressionable ages, to be considerate of what he puts out there.
I say all this to say that it is our responsibility I feel as a global society to ‘See Something, Say Something’, to ask our neighbours, family and friends, or even a stranger if they are okay and check up on them if we sense something is wrong. And to try to provide positive energy and outlook to people in order to avoid putting people in toxic situations. I think also one of the biggest takeaways is for us, to not assume what we know to be the absolute truth!
These are some of the thoughts I wanted to share tonight. Thank you for reading through and you are welcome to share your thoughts below.
Have a good week & “Be kind to one another”!