because the night is too young

because the night is too young

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Planning craze!

Recently, I have been really active in this group called "Planner Addicts of Singapore"! It is a group of ladies who are in love with decorating their planners with lovely stickers and stamps and colourful pens.

I have always been in love with stationery. I love notebooks, pens, stamp, wax seals, you name it all! I can never walk past a stationery store without going into it. Even QY knows of this little fetish of mine. hahaha.

I am so glad I have a community to relate to, whose husbands/fiance/boyfriends all find it a little crazy that we can spend so much on stickers, washi tapes, planners, notebooks, etc. But when we are together, we make each other normal. haha

Thanks to this lovely bunch of ladies and my dear friend Amanda for buying me my first Erin Condren planner, I have decided to start a blog on my planner journey. The first post is up so I hope it will slowly rise in the planner community.

Head over to to check it out!

Lotsa love,
Carmen Sarah

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Recently, I have been blogging on my school's blog on behalf of the SIM Netball Club.
Just last month, my post was selected to be the best post and was featured on the school's facebook page. Which makes me wonder, do I really have a flair for writing? Do I actually want to become a blogger/go into the writing industry?

Been starting on the planner trend. I have always been using a planner but recently, the trend of decorating your planner has been hot. Was thinking of starting a planner blog, to show my journey as I attempt onto this planner path. But I guess I got to be diligent about it. I am thinking that if I do start one, do I start a separate blog or do I do tabs? I have a wordpress that I am pretty sure is rotting away because I haven't been doing my nails. so I really don't know where I should start. Really need to give this some serious thought as I do feel a strong passion towards it :D

School has been fine. Got back 2 assignments, both A grade. I guess I am really walking on the right path this time. No time to give up now. Gotta keep the engine going all the way to May 2016.

Birthday is in a few weeks' time. Can't wait!

Lotsa love,
Carmen Sarah

Thursday, September 17, 2015

School 😣

School has started (and my NUS counterparts are having term break next week)

So far, things are moving along quite alright. 3 lectures and all the slots I have chosen, I managed to get really good lecturers. Hence, I have to really appreciate how blessed I am to get them and channel it into studying hard.

Found friends in all the lectures so yay! Many study buddies to pull me through this year. I know I've been taking a long time to get through this degree, but since I'm already halfway through it, time to be awesome at it.

I wish all UOL students a blessed study year! All the best! 

Carmen Sarah.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Things happen for a reason.

It has been awhile since I've been in this space.
I used to use blogs to complain, to rant, to sound like I actually have a life worth reading.
When I finally realised I have a life worth living, I guess the need to rant/blog just faded away.

Been getting some questions on Think I answered them as appropriately as I could. Many many things happened. Good things, bad things, stupid decisions, second chances. It is really amazing to see how my life turned out from the mess it was in just 5 years ago.

It is all thanks to a beautiful, selfless, forgiving and caring young man who came into my life 3 years back. I remember the time when I was fighting for a boy who would not fight for me, but rather he fought with me. But this man, fought for me even when I thought I could not fight anymore. He stood by me even when I wanted to walk away, because he knew I was walking down the wrong path and he wanted to be there when I realised it to lead me back the right way.

I guess what I really want to say is if he/she fights for you, that is a love worth fighting for. And I mean even if they made a mistake which you forgave and gave a second chance, and they used it to fight for you. But let it go if they rather fight with you before "reluctantly" acknowledging their mistakes. You deserve better. Find a man/woman, don't play with boys/girls.

I can't thank you enough for being in my life. You have been such a strong support, be it in my studies, my work and netball. I promise you, I'll definitely do well for my studies! I love you CQY.

Back to school in 1 week!

Lotsa love,
Carmen Sarah

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June happenings

Recently, life's been pretty busy with double trainings because I have to guide the recrea team as well as my own training with the competitive team for the ongoing ENL netball competition. Makes me feel like I don't know if I should have given up my role as president.

My dog, Skipper Wee, has started to swim not too long ago. Brought him for a second swim out today with my friend's dog, Sunshine. Do check out his instagram [ig: @skipperweeeee] and if you are a dog lover, do follow and we'll follow back. I really encourage adoption. Mongrels may have the tendency to be a little more aggressive and defensive based on the environment they were born in, but deep within, they are still pups hoping to find a loving home. It's especially sad when the litter has been abandoned by their own mother. Initial stages may cost abit more if you want to correct aggression with trainings, but eventually you'll realise that they are low maintenance eg: no need for elaborate grooming, they are not fussy with food unless you start to spoil them from young.

If you are thinking if it is a good idea to get a mongrel for your first dog, my question to you is why not? Skipper is my first dog btw. Due to our lack of experience, and him being a mongrel, it may not seem like a good match. Yea there might be a few instances where he chooses who he respects, but we still manage to make him understand commands like Sit, Paw, Other Paw, Lie down. It's amazing!

Support adoption people! :D

Lotsa love,
Carmen Sarah

Friday, June 6, 2014


It's the holidays now and my life is packed with netball and piano. It's pretty sad that during the exam period I can grow my nails out and paint them, but yet unable to blog about them. Now that I have all the time in the world, I have a 2 months long netball league so my nails are gonna be short and ugly. Polishes aren't gonna look nice on them ):

The boyf has officially graduated! He got cleared all his modules and will be venturing into a new phase of life. That will be a huge change for me as well as I will have to study on my own without him studying beside me.

Been spamming all my korean dramas all the way until the early morning. That's what holidays are for! Hehe, I am so excited for the sleepover tonight with my closest friends. It has been awhile (:

I will post my polishes soon.

Lotsa love,
Carmen Sarah

Friday, April 18, 2014

Examinations are around the corner

Hey all,

As examinations are around the corner and I am mugging my butt off to pass my year, I wish all of you out there all the best for the examinations. I know sitting down at the desk for a few hours straight is a pain in the butt (literally and metaphorically), but do know that you are not alone!

To all my friends who are left with just that final papers to the end of university life, really really proud of you guys to have survived the 3-4 years of university! May your journey into the next phase in life be filled with success and huge achievements!

Lastly, I have decided to depend on my faithful orange camera and attempt proper photos and editing via the computer instead of depending on my phone. It really drains the battery and takes up alot of my memory. Hope I can get down to proper blogging after my examinations!

Lotsa love,
Carmen Sarah