I am sitting on a train as we speak. Yeah, it is only a little past 7am, and I’m pretty early. I remember reading about a monthly event where people have a party before work — with breakfast, dancing and working out — before 9am, which is obviously a little out of the ordinary, given that people usually party after work. The idea was a little appealing because I love mornings, and I can see myself getting hyped up and invigorated for a new week.

The event, which I have a bit of trouble recalling at the moment, obviously involves meeting people. About a year ago I decided that it was time to break out of my rather thin shell and get out and meet people. I was also a bit bored. I am by no means shy (well, I used to be shy before, but I have certainly become less shy over the years), and am a bit of an extrovert (you don’t have to be social or super outgoing to be one). I thought that meeting more like-minded people would be a nice experience. [...]

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I just ate fish for breakfast. It didn’t bother me at all.

Breakfast has always been a hard thing for me to stomach. Not kidding, and not a pun. I remember days when I would just struggle to eat anything in the morning, because I would either feel like throwing up, or be writhing on the floor in pain. When I was younger, Weet-Bix was easy, two pieces with milk, strawberries if I was lucky. To this day, I still struggle to eat more than two. You’ll find people grinning about how they can eat six, ten, twelve, fourteen.

When I found out I had a high cholesterol at ten years old, I stopped drinking full cream milk, and moved to soy. I dare say I’ve probably developed an intolerance to lactose because of it. I started drinking milk more regularly this year, when I began eating breakfast at work, but my body hated it. [...]

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I almost feel like Cookie and I would be really bad roommates. We would get along half the time, and the other half probably just complain about each other. Maybe. I feel like we have few things in common (Music? No. Food? No. Travel… oh, yeah… maybe) but we just get along really well. Those friends actually turn out to be the best, and I find that most of my friendships border on having someone who might annoy me a lot, but I love them anyway.

Cookie, of course, is the nickname of Nicholas Cooke, someone who didn’t want to write about himself — but to cut a long story short, he’s a data scientist/product manager whom I work with at work; he likes cookies, Apple, and is good at copying people’s voices. He also recently started his travel blog (1. yay, 2. finally) at A Cookie On The Road, so hopefully we see more posts from him soon.

Read the interview after the jump…! [...]

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This is a bit late, but I wanted to write about it. In July I reviewed the box I got from the Helene Jewels Club, and I was very happy with the service. This time around I was also really happy and wanted to share my experience.

It’s just $25 a month to join the Helene Jewels Club and get a lovely bit of “arm candy” sent to your door every month. Answer a couple of simple questions about your style and have your box tailored to fit you.

I received August’s box about ten days after it was sent — shipped Wednesday one week, and arrived Friday the next week. Wonderful and fast for international shipping! The box seemed a bit smaller this time, but owner of Helene Jewels, Elena, told me they had just introduced new boxes but still had the pink confetti. I was still pretty excited. The box was a bit easier to open and I had just as much fun opening it as I did with my last box.

Lots of pictures after the jump~ [...]

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