What’s your name and how old are you? Chandra and I’m turning 19 in 2016

Where are you from? My heritage is Indian but I was born and raised in Australia

Why did you start this blog? See My “First Impressions” post

How often will you be posting new content? Hopefully every Friday but as a full time University student doing science sometimes they might be a couple days late. Apologies in advance!

What’s your dream career? To become a doctor because although there are so many careers that help people, the more hands-on experience and interactions with patients, seeing how you can impact someone’s life, is what I really value and hopefully one day I can live out that dream.

What are your passions? Spending really good quality time with the people I love and if food is involved…that’s even better! I also love meeting new people and the beginnings of friendships. Just becoming close with someone makes me so happy.

What are three words your friends would use to describe you? Me: “Karin, can you tell me what words because I don’t want to sound up myself?” Karin: “Eccentric, Empathetic, Enthusiastic.” (side note: is it not just so satisfying that they all start with E?)

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? So cliche, I know, but Europe. That place just looks so magical and living there for a few months is one of my biggest dreams. The idea of exploring the smaller, lesser known towns just makes me happy. Is it allowed to be my happy place even though I’ve never been there?

Beach or bush? Definitely bush (more forest because bush sounds gross)

Tea or coffee? Coffee (I like it with a lot of milk and sugar…don’t hate me)

Sweet or savoury? Savoury

Heels or flats? Heels (they hurt like hell but my legs good so I can’t deny my legs of that privilege)

Pant or skirts? Both…depending on the aesthetic I’m feeling that day


First impressions

Hi to anyone on the internet reading this. I hope you’re all having a wonderful day and if you’re not, go do something you love to do because your happiness is the most important thing to me.

You may be thinking: “Why did you choose to start a blog?”

Well…from a young age, I’ve always really enjoyed writing but as someone who can’t stand being told what to do, the rules and word limits surrounding most forms of writing completely put me off. As well as this, as a very visual person, I have always loved taking photos (only on my phone – nothing special) and many selfies too but I found that most of them just stayed on my phone.

I wanted to find a way to share them but Instagram wasn’t the place for me especially because the ‘success’ of your Instagram was based around the number of followers and I didn’t want a number to define me. On top of that, I felt as if Instagram was less accessible to the general public and I wanted my photos and opinions to reach as many people who wanted to see my content.

Finally I landed on the idea of starting a blog and I’ve been thinking about it for the past year or two. So with the support and encouragement from my best friend, we both decided to start our own blogs.

And…here I am!

I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. My name is Chandra and I’m a girl with a foot in two completely different worlds and, because of that, you might find me very odd. I am of Indian heritage and my beliefs are quite ‘indian’ in that sense but I was born and raised in Australia. This makes me quite an odd blend between the two nationalities.

I know all too well how hard it can be trying to adapt to such a different lifestyle to keep up with many around us and if any of you ever need support in any aspect of you life, hit me up!

– Chan