The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • The Monday Grace #01
The challenge is to be thankful everyday, especially on Mondays.
People go to Church every Sunday to give thanks but will transform into an ungrateful scumbag the very next day. This is the effect of Mondays. 
To change that nasty outlook in life, I decided to write a list about 8 things and moments that I look forward to and/or made me smile, big or small, during the past week. It’s like a weekly gratitude post, only posted on the most hated day ever.  
Long baths. It cleanses the body and soul.
Reaching a goal: 100 Movies in 2013.
It’s been a while since I last ate Tapsilog and the one at Novena was so good. I miss authentic Filipino food (I want tuyo!)
Sent my dad an SMS saying that I miss him and he replied, “Music to my ears.” I thought that was adorable. 
Asking my boyfriend to screen my playlist and he said, “Sarap pakinggan while coding.” Me: *kilig*
Funny conversations: “I want a Khalessi costume.” “What are you talking about? She has naked scenes hahaha no need to wear anything”
Boyfriend visiting me this October. <3
Plans of going home for my birthday and be with family. 

Note: I chose eight because it has a lot of symbolism and meanings. Eight is considered lucky in Chinese and other Asian cultures. The symbol is also associated to infinity or forever. Oh, and I just love that number. :)

The Monday Grace #01

The challenge is to be thankful everyday, especially on Mondays.

People go to Church every Sunday to give thanks but will transform into an ungrateful scumbag the very next day. This is the effect of Mondays. 

To change that nasty outlook in life, I decided to write a list about 8 things and moments that I look forward to and/or made me smile, big or small, during the past week. It’s like a weekly gratitude post, only posted on the most hated day ever.  

  1. Long baths. It cleanses the body and soul.
  2. Reaching a goal: 100 Movies in 2013.
  3. It’s been a while since I last ate Tapsilog and the one at Novena was so good. I miss authentic Filipino food (I want tuyo!)
  4. Sent my dad an SMS saying that I miss him and he replied, “Music to my ears.” I thought that was adorable. 
  5. Asking my boyfriend to screen my playlist and he said, “Sarap pakinggan while coding.” Me: *kilig*
  6. Funny conversations: “I want a Khalessi costume.” “What are you talking about? She has naked scenes hahaha no need to wear anything”
  7. Boyfriend visiting me this October. <3
  8. Plans of going home for my birthday and be with family. 

Note: I chose eight because it has a lot of symbolism and meanings. Eight is considered lucky in Chinese and other Asian cultures. The symbol is also associated to infinity or forever. Oh, and I just love that number. :)

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Who is A? No, really. Who is A?
If you&#8217;re following me (or unfollowed me, haha) on Twitter this weekend, you&#8217;ll know that I&#8217;ve been doing a Pretty Little Liars marathon. To be honest, this show is so stressful but I can&#8217;t quit it. 
Thanks to Twitter, the element of surprise was no longer there and the revelation on who A is did not make any impact. Despite that, a lot of questions have been answered in the last episode. 
Given _______&#8217;s background, it makes him/her a good candidate to be A but I doubt that he/she really is A. We all have our own theories, and this is mine. Don&#8217;t read if you don&#8217;t want any spoilers.[[MORE]]
Aria&#8217;s Dad, Mona Vanderwaal and Jason DiLaurentis
I doubt they&#8217;re A because it&#8217;s too typical for a plot. Mona is already part of the A Team (or was, I don&#8217;t know. We&#8217;ll see in future episodes!) but she is not A. Jason is always MIA, to even come up with a believable theory. And Aria&#8217;s Dad? Oh c&#8217;mon, this is not Veronica Mars.
Like I said, it&#8217;s too typical.

Caleb is a bad boy, with a good heart. In my opinion, he&#8217;s the only decent guy in the show. The kid has a lot of family problems to even live a double life. Also, he&#8217;s not rich enough to cover all those gifts sent to the Liars. But the most obvious reason why he isn&#8217;t A: he&#8217;s moving to Ravenswood. 

Poor Toby. Honestly, I would understand if Toby is A but a number of his solo scenes say otherwise. Him becoming A is like Dan becoming Gossip Girl. He was part of The A Team but now? I don&#8217;t know. He&#8217;s desperately looking for the truth about his mother&#8217;s death and he believes that A is the only person, at this point, who can help him.  

I wouldn&#8217;t be surprised if Melissa is A. Why? Because Torrey DeVitto was Nanny Carrie in One Tree Hill and she is H-E-L-L-S-C-A-R-Y. But if I solely focus on the series, Melissa is a smart woman. She makes a good A but she has a lot on her plate (Hello, internship to London!) to be A. I think she&#8217;s only part of The A Team because she has a lot of secrets. 

I think he&#8217;s hot and his accent makes my ovaries explode. But let&#8217;s not forget that he&#8217;s a legit pedobear. Between you and me, I think he&#8217;s more suitable to be &#8220;A&#8221; because he&#8217;s old (Ali used to date an older guy), a doctor (meaning, he has the money to fund this project), he&#8217;s working in a sanitarium (there&#8217;s a chance that he&#8217;s also crazy) and he certainly has a thing for high school girls. 

Is Ezra really A? Likely. He&#8217;s just like Wren. He&#8217;s an older guy, certainly has a thing for high school girls but he doesn&#8217;t have a lot of money(?). So&#8230; I don&#8217;t know. But if Ezra is really A, how come he didn&#8217;t know about Malcolm? It even took him forever to even get a DNA test. 
Also, Kisses? Really, Ezra? Kisses? 

Cece Drake is one of the two Red Coat blondies. She could be &#8216;A&#8217; but it was revealed that she&#8217;s getting paid to do these things, so I don&#8217;t know. One thing is confirmed though, whoever A is, Cece Drake is working for him/her. 

The show started with this idea: Alison is A, but she&#8217;s dead so how can she be A? Now, A is somebody else&#8230; So what is Ali&#8217;s role in this series? Is she really dead? Is she one of the good guys or bad? Given that A is watching everyone and everything, how the heck can this girl roam around Rosewood unseen by the people who wanted her dead? 
Last but not the least, Rosewood&#8217;s Mayor. I&#8217;ve watched at least 30 episodes these past two days and not once did I see the town mayor. Rosewood is a very small town, probably just as small as TVD&#8217;s Mystic Falls. So&#8230; Maybe he/she is &#8220;A&#8221;?
How about you? Who do you think is A? I would love to hear your thoughts and theories about this. 
xo

Who is A? No, really. Who is A?

If you’re following me (or unfollowed me, haha) on Twitter this weekend, you’ll know that I’ve been doing a Pretty Little Liars marathon. To be honest, this show is so stressful but I can’t quit it. 

Thanks to Twitter, the element of surprise was no longer there and the revelation on who A is did not make any impact. Despite that, a lot of questions have been answered in the last episode.

Given _______’s background, it makes him/her a good candidate to be A but I doubt that he/she really is A. We all have our own theories, and this is mine. Don’t read if you don’t want any spoilers.

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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • A Letter For My Significant Other
You make me high in love but you keep my feet on the ground. You infect me with your big dreams and curiosity about the world. I love that even after all these years being together and the distance that we are apart, you remain a classy gentleman and irrevocably faithful to me. I love that our arguments would often end when one of us smiles. And at times when I lost all hope and strength, when I lost my way, or when I express my fear for the worst, you were always there to bring me solace and reassurance. You unlock a stronger part of me when all of my efforts have been exhausted. 
You don&#8217;t complete me, but rather, you complement me. And this is why I strongly believe that we are meant to be together.
Individually, we&#8217;re great.
Together, we&#8217;re even better. 
You are my exception; and every fibre of my being knows this to be true. You are my human, my rock, and most of all, my best friend.
I love you since forever and in every universe that exist.

A Letter For My Significant Other

You make me high in love but you keep my feet on the ground. You infect me with your big dreams and curiosity about the world. I love that even after all these years being together and the distance that we are apart, you remain a classy gentleman and irrevocably faithful to me. I love that our arguments would often end when one of us smiles. And at times when I lost all hope and strength, when I lost my way, or when I express my fear for the worst, you were always there to bring me solace and reassurance. You unlock a stronger part of me when all of my efforts have been exhausted. 

You don’t complete me, but rather, you complement me. And this is why I strongly believe that we are meant to be together.

Individually, we’re great.

Together, we’re even better. 

You are my exception; and every fibre of my being knows this to be true. You are my human, my rock, and most of all, my best friend.

I love you since forever and in every universe that exist.

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • So it&#8217;s not gonna be easy. It&#8217;s going to be really hard; we&#8217;re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me&#8230; everyday. — Noah, The Notebook
I have this impression that everybody wants to be in love but has absolutely no clue how to stay in love. Being in a relationship is a lot of work; it&#8217;s not like the movies. 
And in my four years of being with my boyfriend, I learned that the following are crucial to make the relationship last forever: [[MORE]]
1. LOVE YOURSELF, FIRST AND FOREMOST
You can&#8217;t contribute to the relationship if you don&#8217;t even know who you are and what you want. And always remember who you are. People, for some strange reason, tend to lose themselves in the relationship.
As a teenager, this was my mistake. I always thought that I could &#8216;find&#8217; myself with somebody by my side. A relationship is supposed to complement you, not to &#8220;complete&#8221; you. 
2. START A FRIENDSHIP
Friends are always there for you, no matter what, and the person you want to spend the rest of your life with should also be there, too. 
Be friends, not just lovers. Be awkward and weird together. 
3. LOVE IS NEVER ENOUGH
Love is an important component to make a great relationship work, but it&#8217;s not the only ingredient. There must also be trust, understanding and honesty from both parties.
4. SET EXPECTATIONS, BUT IT HAS TO BE REALISTIC
At some point in your life, you and your partner will start talking about the future and both of you will share what you have in mind. When that time comes, remember this: Dream big, try to make those dreams a reality, but don&#8217;t make any promises. 
5. COMMUNICATION IS IMPORTANT
Relationships tend to fail because one of you is either not telling the truth or made a conscious choice to lie. Be honest. Sit down and talk if something&#8217;s bothering you, no matter how silly it may sound. 
On a personal note: I used to have anxiety attacks during the earlier stage of my current relationship. I was scared that my boyfriend might become one of those jerks I used to date, and he would constantly reassure me that he&#8217;s not. :) 
6. MAKE AN EFFORT
Watch movies, surprise him/her, laugh together, challenge each other, do new things together, shower him/her with kisses after work, and so on. The courtship doesn&#8217;t end. You have to constantly woo each other. 
I&#8217;ll be honest, there were times that we both felt the spark has died down. It&#8217;s normal to feel this way after being together for so long. We wanted to save the relationship, so we rekindled the romance. :) 
7. APOLOGIZE AND FORGIVE
Admitting that you&#8217;re wrong; apologizing for your mistakes; forgiving those who have hurt you; and letting go of the grudge (if applicable) is extremely difficult. But if he/she is truly important to you, try and find it in your heart to lessen your pride and apologize and/or forgive him/her. 
Convert the blame, shame and criticism these into something more positive. :)
Each relationship is different and I believe that there no definite rules, just mere guidelines. I&#8217;m not a love or relationship expert, but these were the things I&#8217;ve learned. It might be different than yours, which is totally fine. At the end of the day, what really matters is how you feel for each other and the willingness to make things work, no matter what.  
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So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday. 
— Noah, The Notebook

I have this impression that everybody wants to be in love but has absolutely no clue how to stay in love. Being in a relationship is a lot of work; it’s not like the movies. 

And in my four years of being with my boyfriend, I learned that the following are crucial to make the relationship last forever: 

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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Little Miss Dress Up: Hipster Mermaid
It&#8217;s been a while since I posted an outfit post for my blog, but you can&#8217;t really blame me. Nowadays, a quick mirror snap of my outfit, using the ever wonderful iPhone 5, becomes a sufficient photo for the hashtag OOTD.
Not to mention, recent events got me interested to travel and beauty.
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I still look/dress like a kid. I should really start dressing up like my age, but at the same time, I want to savor my youth while I still can. Of course, savoring my youth has nothing to do with dressing up like a kid. But whatever, I have the rest of my life to act, dress and speak like an legitimate adult. I can start when I&#8217;m 26 or 27 or 28&#8230; or 30 (final offer).  
On a serious note, I can&#8217;t believe that July is ending in a few days. Funny how time flies, and how one word, thing or event can change your life. Lately, I&#8217;m torn apart. I&#8217;m turning 25 this year and I still don&#8217;t know what to do with my life. No, scratch that. I do know what I want to do with my life but at the expense of (possibly or surely) disappointing very important people in my life.

Floral crown + heart shaped sunnies + cropped top = Coachella vibes, yo. 

Despite all that, life&#8217;s been very good to me. It was never a smooth sailing though. I live a complicated life, almost like a telenovela you watch every weeknights&#8230; except there&#8217;s no orphans or revenge-seeking relatives.
I&#8217;m just hoping that once my quarter-life crisis is over, the complication in my life will also end. 

What I Wore: My pink floral crown is a DIY, but the daisy hair band is from Primark (a cheaper version of Forever 21 in England! Even bought a floral-printed luggage £20 there!). My cropped top and dungaree/denim overalls is sponsored by OASAP. I&#8217;m also wearing my favorite pair of shoes as of late: Converse Platforms in Black. 
I&#8217;ve been very inactive when it comes to blogging lately, but I&#8217;m grateful that I&#8217;m still an OASAP girl. &lt;3

Little Miss Dress Up: Hipster Mermaid

It’s been a while since I posted an outfit post for my blog, but you can’t really blame me. Nowadays, a quick mirror snap of my outfit, using the ever wonderful iPhone 5, becomes a sufficient photo for the hashtag OOTD.

Not to mention, recent events got me interested to travel and beauty.

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