Alyssa Woo, Singapore
Writer and editor. This is a site of things that inspire me, as well as my brain farts and creative juices.

I also run WOOP zine in my free time.

For collaborative, writing and advertising opportunities, please contact me at ssayla [at] gmail.com

My first day in Tokyo could have gone a lot better: reached my Airbnb apt after 10 hours+ of traveling only to find it locked and inaccessible. Thank God her neighbour was kind enough to help me reserve a hotel room nearby. Day 1 didn’t turn out as planned but God still took care of it in the end {Psalm 121} 😊

Some people have yearly reflections while they make their new year resolution lists (which are more like stress lists to me), but I suppose I haven’t really stopped to pause on what has happened too often at yearly intervals, so I might have missed the shooting star of epiphany that might otherwise have been caught.

But today it whacked me out of the blue and damn, it’s in a form of an idiom:

Let sleeping dogs lie.

Simply put, just don’t go looking for trouble and keep your head down. Most people don’t want honesty unless they ask for it - sad truth. Sometimes my mouth shoots something really stupid and a sincere apology is needed to rectify the situation, but otherwise, I’m learning to just keep quiet. There will always be bullshit all around and I don’t hope to either create it or have it flung at me, however sometimes it’s inevitable not to get harassed by that nonsense but at the end of the day, what can you do?

We’re all humans at the end of the day, I get it. Lately I’ve been completely exasperated because trying to be a better person doesn’t seem worth it.

5 min book review: #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
I love writing book reviews - I usually give my unsolicited opinions on a lot of things and one of them are books, and so far my friends don’t seem to mind this invasion of personal opinion so I continue on!
First of all, the cover doesn’t really say anything about Sophia Amoruso other than the fact she’s drop-dead gorgeous (and obviously a boss) and because it’s pink, it’s easy to mistake the book for some kind of fashion memoir. Well assuming you have the same assumption as me (I’m very assuming), that’s half-right: #GIRLBOSS is part-autobiography and part-life/career advice that Sophia subscribes to.
Sophia mainly talks the reader through her growing up phase and questionable life choices she made, and the lessons she learned from her experiences which she now applies to living her life and running her business.
Some people’s outlook on life are sometimes distilled into quirky sound bites (that usually end up sounding like fairy fluff and vapid) but Sophia does have a few sound advice and tips to share which are beneficial for a wide range of people, whether they want to start a fashion business, figure out the mind of a successful entrepreneur or whether her success was just down to ‘luck’.
The writing is straight-forward, no unnecessary attempt at being ‘smart’ or cracking a joke and I suppose that’s Sophia’s personality right there - she still sounds personable without a smidge of entitlement or arrogance. She’s got her head screwed on tight, is what I’m sayin’.
I definitely recommend this book for any fan of Nasty Gal, and anyone else wanting to learn how to grow an eBay selling secondhand clothes to a $100 million dollar business in eight years. Or something. Plus it’s pink!
Photos taken with iPhone 5s.
5 min book review: #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
I love writing book reviews - I usually give my unsolicited opinions on a lot of things and one of them are books, and so far my friends don’t seem to mind this invasion of personal opinion so I continue on!
First of all, the cover doesn’t really say anything about Sophia Amoruso other than the fact she’s drop-dead gorgeous (and obviously a boss) and because it’s pink, it’s easy to mistake the book for some kind of fashion memoir. Well assuming you have the same assumption as me (I’m very assuming), that’s half-right: #GIRLBOSS is part-autobiography and part-life/career advice that Sophia subscribes to.
Sophia mainly talks the reader through her growing up phase and questionable life choices she made, and the lessons she learned from her experiences which she now applies to living her life and running her business.
Some people’s outlook on life are sometimes distilled into quirky sound bites (that usually end up sounding like fairy fluff and vapid) but Sophia does have a few sound advice and tips to share which are beneficial for a wide range of people, whether they want to start a fashion business, figure out the mind of a successful entrepreneur or whether her success was just down to ‘luck’.
The writing is straight-forward, no unnecessary attempt at being ‘smart’ or cracking a joke and I suppose that’s Sophia’s personality right there - she still sounds personable without a smidge of entitlement or arrogance. She’s got her head screwed on tight, is what I’m sayin’.
I definitely recommend this book for any fan of Nasty Gal, and anyone else wanting to learn how to grow an eBay selling secondhand clothes to a $100 million dollar business in eight years. Or something. Plus it’s pink!
Photos taken with iPhone 5s.

5 min book review: #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

I love writing book reviews - I usually give my unsolicited opinions on a lot of things and one of them are books, and so far my friends don’t seem to mind this invasion of personal opinion so I continue on!

First of all, the cover doesn’t really say anything about Sophia Amoruso other than the fact she’s drop-dead gorgeous (and obviously a boss) and because it’s pink, it’s easy to mistake the book for some kind of fashion memoir. Well assuming you have the same assumption as me (I’m very assuming), that’s half-right: #GIRLBOSS is part-autobiography and part-life/career advice that Sophia subscribes to.

Sophia mainly talks the reader through her growing up phase and questionable life choices she made, and the lessons she learned from her experiences which she now applies to living her life and running her business.

Some people’s outlook on life are sometimes distilled into quirky sound bites (that usually end up sounding like fairy fluff and vapid) but Sophia does have a few sound advice and tips to share which are beneficial for a wide range of people, whether they want to start a fashion business, figure out the mind of a successful entrepreneur or whether her success was just down to ‘luck’.

The writing is straight-forward, no unnecessary attempt at being ‘smart’ or cracking a joke and I suppose that’s Sophia’s personality right there - she still sounds personable without a smidge of entitlement or arrogance. She’s got her head screwed on tight, is what I’m sayin’.

I definitely recommend this book for any fan of Nasty Gal, and anyone else wanting to learn how to grow an eBay selling secondhand clothes to a $100 million dollar business in eight years. Or something. Plus it’s pink!

Photos taken with iPhone 5s.

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Into The Gloss’ founder Emily Weiss is coming out with a new skincare line Glossier - so excited! I hope they do international shipping…

This clutch is on a few levels of creepy…

magictransistor:

The skull of a two-year-old Neanderthal child: ‘Dederiyeh 2’ (Syria); between 70,000 and 50,000 years old. Smithsonian Institution.

This is kinda cute…

(via anthrocentric)

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