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I love telling people about how we first met, in that Theories of Sociology class with Forrest Zhang; I will tell that story over and over, to anyone who would listen. It’s what I consider a milestone in this lifetime: the way I met my best friend, this tour de force who just changed my life completely from the moment she called me her “friend for life” (I quote that letter on the back of a used legal pad).

It’s a story about taking chances; it’s about thanking the unsung hero(in)es who have inspired from afar; it’s about reaching out and learning not to be afraid of hugs; it’s about hand-drawn cards with black Pilot V5 ink (the Oracle Hero only used Pilot V5 pens); it’s about hours and hours spent turning a virtual connection into a hand-to-heart one. The day I shyly sent my first email to her and the day she hesitantly passed a card to me in class – I will tell my children and their children about these days.

It’s been almost 6 years since. And I still ask myself every single day now; how in the world did I manage to survive 19 years without my Oracle Hero? Because I sure as hell cannot imagine a day without my best friend, taking on the world. Together.


[Rings: Topshop, Swatch, Lee Hwa Jewellery. Bracelets: All The Desert Foxx. Necklaces: Ariel Gordon, my own design. Checkered shirt: Vintage. Tee: H&M]

I received the red coral cross, turquoise, and metal chain bracelets (altogether very deliciously named The Threesome) from Highdee of The Desert Foxx yesterday. Very fierce – and melovesit! Go get your Threesome from Highdee today. Okay sorry, that was a very unfunny attempt at being funny.

On another note, I realised that this is the first time the Ariel Gordon initial necklace has been photographed on me, since it arrived way back in January (even though I wear it almost everyday). I got it to mark a fresh new start after the period of crap-which-shall-not-be-named happened, just like the Swatch Secret Code ring after the period of earlier-crap-which-shall-not-be-named. New ear piercings, milestone jewellery purchases and a visit to the hair salon are my choice of therapy.