FRENCH BEAUTY

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A typical French pharmacy in Paris is my safe haven.. I find comfort in looking for new products to try out and old yet trustable products that I have ran out of, or even just searching the shelves for products that I might like. For me French beauty products are god sent and they are my lifesavers, they have saved me from sunburns, acne, and even bad hair days. The products that I have tried are very gentle and soothing for the skin, they don’t irritate the skin and doesn’t cause it to dry up. I can never stop raving about La Roche Posay to all my friends, their Effaclar Gel Face Wash has saved me from acne and uneven skin tone. Along with their Effaclar Duo that aims to corrects the appearance of imperfections. Another product I love is the Klorane Dry Shampoo that helped me through my bad hair days when I don’t have enough time to wash my hair in the morning.

Since a few years back I have sworn by these french beauty products that you can easily find in their pharmacies. If you are interested I suggest you do a little bit of research since it can be a bit tricky shopping if you don’t speak french, and especially if you want to improve your skins condition you need to buy the product that is right for your of skin type.

IMUN 2016

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Last week has been a busy week since I attended my first ever Model United Nations or also known as MUN in Universitas Indonesia. For those who are not familiar with MUN it’s basically a simulation of the United Nations conference for high school and university students. I was extremely honoured to be the delegate of Vietnam in the Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Affairs (SOCHUM) council. Joining IMUN also made me very aware of the problems that the world is currently facing, in SOCHUM we try to deal with the issue of statelessness and our main goal is to prevent and also find the solution for more than 10 million stateless people that we have right now.

I was very nervous for my first conference day because I was scared that I might not bring enough research or if I might say the wrong things. When I first stepped in to the conference room everything was happening so fast, and to be honest I was a bit shocked by how fast paced everything was. But as the days went by it got easier for me to connect, socialise, and negotiate with other delegates, that was when the real fun started, since we already knew each other we had the chance to be a little bit more relaxed around each other during the un-moderated caucus and lunch time. During the last day of the conference we have finally voted on a draft resolution we all think is the best solution for the problem. We also had an entertainment caucus (not a legit thing!) where we had a dance battle, which was extremely hilarious.

I had an amazing time during Indonesia Model United Nations and I am really interested in joining other MUN events. I highly recommend this activity for those who love to debate, negotiate, and who would like to become future diplomats. My tips for joining the MUN is that be confident, have proper research, and most of all just have fun!

xx

Ikyu

 

 

DECISIONS

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This year big decisions are to be made. Decisions that might even change my life drastically, decisions that I am not ready to make. It is kind of crazy that high school is going to end in about 7 months, and for the past 9 years this school is all I knew about. I have seen the same faces for nearly a decade, and those people have been my second family. But in less than 7 months I’m leaving that entire chapter of my life behind to start a whole new adventure. It might sound dramatic for those who have been through this before, but please do understand that this whole thing is a bit much for me right now, there are doubts in my head if I will ever make it in life, or if I am taking the right courses, or even something as simple as, will I make friends in university?

All of these questions have been on my mind for quite some time now, but as time draws near the more I am sure of the decisions that I am making. Now, I can’t wait to go on this new adventure that awaits for me in less than 7 months, and I made a promise to myself that I will make the most out of that 7 months that I have left with my high school friends.

xx

Ikyu