turning 21 and embracing it

how often do we lose track of our main goal(s)? we go on this journey, doing really fine for a period of time, and then something out of the norm decides to mess with our balance, and instead of working around / on ways to get rid of it, we make the problem bigger, by just complaining about it. or when we try to describe a certain situation by giving an example, instead of giving the situation a thought, we focus more on the example.

last month i turned 21, an age whereby you are legal to drink and go to clubs in america. i posted an instagram picture on my birthday captioned “i’m legal.” with reference to the american legal drinking age. one of my friends made a little joke, saying “awesome, now we don’t have to sneak in to buy alcohol and stuff.” i told her that our legal drinking age is 18.

this morning i wasn’t very sure myself. so i went on wikipedia to prove it.

apparently drinking age is 16, purchasing age is 18.
apparently drinking age is 16, purchasing age is 18.

i’m just gonna leave the facts here and walk away. 😀 [click on the picture above for more legal drinking ages around the world.]

my family and i started the month of may in penang for a getaway. there wasn’t a lot of food or city adventures, plus all of us got sick, which made us spend a lot of time together, almost closely minus the germs hahahahaha. my friend abigail from bintulu took me around georgetown and told me stories of the architecture events involving some of the historical buildings that they wanted to restore. we went to straits quay, china house, saw a few of the street arts, and had supper at the infamous kapitan for naan.


and now, moving on to the faces of my favourite people! AND FOOD! and random bits of work-related. 🙂


on my birthday, i spent time with 3 groups of family.


on the 28th, amanda and i played for Elena’s gig at merdekarya. for more pictures, click here [x]. videos will be up soon!


aaannnddddd my favourite event of the month is Yuna’s launch of her boutique in SS15 Subang Jaya, November Culture. pictures were taken by the ever so awesome MUMU! i had a blast – boss and i setup the stage, i had a quick lunch and came back in time for soundcheck. after the ribbon-cutting was officiated, the fans and artists and press went in to shop, while the invited musicians setup. Nabilah Musa, The Impatient Sisters, Salam Muzik & Aizat were the performers. Yuna, of course, did her fair share of performing. i finally got to hear her sing LIVE!

Yuna's mom handed me a bag of goodies! I rocked the t-shirt next day!!
Yuna’s mom handed me a bag of goodies! I rocked the t-shirt next day!!


crazy how fast the month went by and now it’s already june!! i had a pretty good start but i’ll save that for another blog. haha. HERE’S TO ANOTHER MONTH OF AWESOMENESS! x


Author: melinya

one day, i wanna wake up, pack my stuff and just go on a random trip.

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