A Different Take On Mainstream


Hello hello Montgomery Montgomery.

Today I wanted to resolve my self to ten resolutions that I probably may not keep to their entirety. But I would like to try anyway. Last year, I wrote up a Ten Resolutions for 2017, which you can read by clicking on the bold, and it is quite laughable how much of it I did not do. Though I did end up teaching myself Korean basics, which is pretty awesome, not gonna lie.

Well, enough dallying. LET US ONWARD, SHALL WE!

I. Start learning the very basics of Mandarin

Yes, I know– another language. At this point I seriously just want to learn Mandarin just so that I can eavesdrop on all the juicy conversations that go on in my University library. Which, are probably all about statistics and when dinner is, to be honest. Although, I was walking with my friend once, and a group of guys were having a rather loud conversation next to us, and my friend kindly translated for me, saying that they were discussing the fundamentals of Victoria’s Secret lingerie. And it was at that moment that I decided to learn Chinese.

II. Eat 3 meals a day, not just a granola bar.


Ever since I started University, my take care of myself regiment has gone down the drain. Sometimes I eat nothing for dinner, along with nothing for breakfast, and maybe a sandwich for lunch. That is basically fasting, and not the religious kind. Seriously, I do not get extra credit if I decide to do Ramadan on steroids– and I don’t even celebrate Ramadan! So I really do need to eat. This is a biggie. I have to take care of myself.

III. Go running for at least 15 minutes at least twice a week.

‘Nuff said. Seriously, my exercise regiment has died such a painful tragic death, that this is legit my goal. Small steps guys, small steps.

IV. Upload a video onto Youtube

It’s been swirling around in my head for quite some time now, that I’d like to have my own Youtube Channel. Not so that I can vlog and yak about my lipstick– but rather, I’d like one of those short film channels, like Wongfu, or even Watchcut. Where I can post short films and clips with other people about social ideas, situations and life. I’d also like to post some music videos for some of the songs I write. I may not end up singing them myself– but I definitely want to start putting my music out there.

V. Get fluent at iMovie

This is a continuation from number 4– but I want to master this editing thing this year. I’ve been so scared to try it until now, because for some reason, some idiot part of my brain equates technology with Math. And I have an incomprehensible fear of the M-word. However, just recently, I started fiddling around with it, watching a tutorial or two– and I managed to edit a mangled up, sorry-looking piece of video that no one will ever see. And because of this I just realized that I can probably ace this thing if I try hard enough. So that’s what I’m gonna do.

VI. Accept that you feel Anxious sometimes, and calm thyself down.

I’ve been suffering from stress cramps ever since I was a kid. It started getting really bad when I became 12, and was near constant when I was in high school. It’s been better these past few years post high school, but only because I’ve learned when to stop what I’m doing and take a break. This year, I want to make it my ultimate resolution to gauge the warning signs when I have taken too much upon myself, and not beat myself up if I have to let go of some things, just so that I can relax. Because a happy and relaxed me is a productive me. A tense and sad me never really gets much done anyway.

VII. Incorporate blogging into school schedule.

This one is going to be hard, admittedly, because of the anxiety thing I mentioned above. However, blogging seriously is a form of stress relief for me. It lets me talk to so many cool people, and it engages me in a hobby that I love to do. I think it’s really important for me to have an outlet where I can express myself, because if I am constantly just studying in the library, then going to work, then going to sleep, I’m going to be miserable. So I will find a way to incorporate this into my schedule.

VIII. Collaborate with more brands.

I want to turn blogging into a monetized establishment. I want to collaborate with more brands. I want more sponsored posts. Yes people, I want to sell out. I too, want to work in something that I enjoy doing, and if I even have a chance that blogging can turn into a job for me, then I am going to take it. And step one is to collaborate with more sponsored brands.

IX. Get a paid summer internship.

Yah dude, I need money. It’s as simple as that. I mean, I love my unpaid internship and everything, but I need more experience, perhaps in the PR field, or even the film field, and I want to be paid while doing it. What would be even cooler, is if I could get to travel for this internship. Maybe one in China, or the Netherlands, or even Texas! I’ve never been to Texas before. Yup, this is going to happen. I’m going to make it happen. (With G-d’s help).

X. Interview Amber Liu

So this sounds like a bit of a weird one, but after interviewing Jasmine Sokko for The Famous Company, which is yet to be published, I realized that if I interviewed one singer, I can interview more singers! For those who don’t know Amber Liu— she is an LA based Youtuber who was formerly a Kpop star in the Korean pop group F(X). Her group disbanded a few months ago, and now she’s gone back to focusing on her Youtube channel, What The Pineapple, and uploading her own music clips onto Youtube. I seriously just want to meet this kid, because she is one of the most interesting personalities I watch on Youtube. She is so wholeheartedly herself without answering to anyone, and she has such a slapstick sense of humor. Also, she about the best girl rapper I have ever heard. Now how I am going to go about finding Amber Liu– I know not. But it is a goal. Stranger things have happened to me. I hope she never reads this.


Well, that is all for today folks! I actually managed to come out with a post again! I am so proud of myself!

Till next week,


Cynical Duchess

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