Anything You Want To Post About

Hello guys! Welcome to the last day of my blogging challenge. Wow. September flew by didn’t it? I’m actually pretty sad about that. I wrote a longer post this afternoon about this so you can check that out.

Today was a long day. My Instagram best friend and I spent the whole day fighting off bullies and hackers. It was exhausting but I think it brought us closer. I’ve always been a strong believer in standing by your friends and I’m glad I did that today.

Today I wanted to talk to you guys about Fan fiction. In particular, the ones that I have written. So today I was changing my blog layout and I was adding a navigation bar to make life easier for you guys. You can check it out but it’s not all ready yet. The ‘contact me’ page is though. So I was adding the links and I decided to include my Fan fiction profile.

That basically led me down memory lane. I started reading the Twilight/Titanic crossover I did in 2012. Now usually when I look back at my writing, I will cringe in horror. But for this particular story, I found myself loving it and actually tearing up as I read it. I wrote it over the course of 11 months in 2012 and it was I think one of my best pieces of fiction writing to date. And coming from me, that’s saying something considering that I am my biggest critic.

You guys can check it out here: The RMS Titanic: The Ship Of Dreams

I hope you like it. If you do, you can check out the two other stories I wrote by following the link to my profile. One is Vampire Diaries and the other a pure Twilight.

I know the stereotype is that fan fiction is full of sex (or lemons as we call it in the fan fic world). But that’s not true. I never wrote sex into my stories. I wrote love in. I wrote cute romance. But never sex. A lot of people think that fan fiction is not real writing but I beg to disagree. It is hard work and it is just as much effort if not more to write a blog post or novel.

Now I’m going to go because I am basically 5 followers away from hitting the big 10k!

Just A Little Something

Hello readers! So today is the last day of my 30 day blogging challenge. After I post tonight, it will mark 30 consecutive days of being disciplined enough to blog everyday. I am honestly sad. I enjoyed this so very much and I just can’t believe how fast 30 days flew by.

Blogging everyday has taught me many things. Firstly, I understand discipline when it comes to writing. Secondly, I learnt a lot about what a blog should be if I want it to be professional.

When I started this blog, I wanted it to be professional. I wanted people to read what I put out and I wanted to be able to call myself a blogger. As I wrote, I learnt that it takes a lot of work. Work which, by the way, I was more then willing to do. I also learnt that a blog simply dedicated to my life wasn’t going to make me a big-time blogger. Unless I’m some famous person who is out there doing fantastic things everyday, why would anyone really care about my day and if I can or cannot take a nap?

So I began toying with the idea of turning my blog into a lifestyle blog. I’m drawing a lot of inspiration from Zoella and Sprinkleofglitter of course. I want to be able to be a blogger like them.

As I’m writing this, I’m also experimenting with different things. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a girly kind of person. I’m not into make-up or beauty products or dressing up beyond what is comfortable and presentable. However, I want to be that kind of person. I want to obsess over something as frivolous as a hair mask (I learnt what a hair mask is today). So I then thought, what if my blog helped people who were hopeless at things like this? I would be learning with them that way. I might even try doing that.

The point is that I want to try making my blog into something that people would love to read. And a lifestyle blog seems to be the way to go. I know what you must be thinking. “How dare she have the audacity to think that she has what it takes?”. I don’t. I don’t know what I’m doing and I think that’s the point. Learning all this stuff so that I can write about it is going to be very scary for me. But then I think of my Instagram page, @obsessedwithvamps.

When I started obsessedwithvamps, I used to post pictures and get zero likes. I got zero likes because I had zero followers. Yet I continued to post. Little by little, one human at a time, people started following me. Next thing I knew, I had 9.9k and I’m about to hit 10,000 followers. 10 thousand people. That’s crazy! But it shows me that nothing is impossible. I can start this and I can make it big if I keep at it. I just have to want it bad enough.

That’s mostly why I adore Youtubers. They are regular people who were brave enough to start something and they made themselves who they are. They too started from zero which I find so inspiring. That is also why Zoe is my role model. She overcame so much to become who she is today and I really admire her so much.

So here’s to the start of being a lifestyle blogger. Let’s hope I don’t mess this up.

A Picture Of Yourself

Hello readers! Today’s post will be short because I am exhausted and the topic is pretty short anyway. It’s not even a real topic. To top it off, one of my instagram best friends is in quite a bit of trouble and I’m trying to help him. He’s also asleep right now and all this drama is going down and I want to cry because I don’t want to believe that he is a bad person. So it’s going to be a long night.
So today I was up at 4.30am. I put on my jumper and leggings and my mom and I went to the airport. It was so awesome to have my dad back home. I missed him so much. He bought us lots of cool stuff from South Africa which was awesome.
After that my day was pretty chill. My dad left for work and my brother was studying so it was very quiet and chill. I basically watched lots of Suits and the new Revenge episode.
I managed to kind of have a nap this afternoon. If you know anything about me (well maybe you need more then a surface knowledge), you would know that it is extremely hard for me to have a nap. Even when I was younger, I hated naps because I never could get to sleep. 
Now, on the off chance that I do fall asleep, I have extremely vivid dreams and I wake up sometimes after only 5 minutes. Even if I have all the time in the world for my nap. So today I fell asleep and woke up and fell asleep and woke up. After that I felt like the definition of death basically. My head was pounding and my throat felt like it was full of dirt for some reason. Basically my nap left me feeling like I’d died. Oh well.
So this is a picture of me from Bali. I don’t think I’ve shared the underwater photo shoot pictures from Bali on this blog yet. Well, this is my favourite. I’m actually wearing a dress and this was taken in our private pool. I had to do this a number of times to get the shot right and I nearly drowned in the process I think because it is not easy to make sure every part of your body is in the proper position while in a deep pool wearing a dress. (I’m not kidding. The pool was deep and I know how to swim. I know how to swim and not how to model underwater apparently)
 That said, it was also one of the most fun and interesting things I’ve done and I’m glad that the shots came out well. I loved editing them especially because they were so different from what I normally do. I’ve included two more shots just so you guys can enjoy them. Hopefully you like them as much as I do.

September Music Favorites

Hello music lovers! Today I’m going to be giving you guys a list of my top favourite songs from this month. I feel like I should do this every half a month because my favourite songs are constantly changing. Perhaps I’ll do that next month. If you want to check out August’s Music Favourites, click here. If you want to see this month’s item favourites, click here. Just a head’s up. Spotify is going to be mentioned a number of times in this post and I highly recommend that you get it because it’s just wonderful (I know I’m quite late to jump on this particular bandwagon. Okay I’m usually always late for the bandwagon…).

 I wish I could give you guys a link to my Spotify so that you can follow me but I can’t seem to change my username from a bunch of numbers which Spotify gave me. I don’t know. You can try looking up Camillia Dass.

1) Double Rainbow – Katy Perry
I found this song on Spotify (see what I mean). I actually have never heard Katy Perry’s full Prism album. So this song was a pleasant find. It’s a song that could very well be added to my sad song list I think because it’s got a very mellow kind of feel about it. Just in case you’re wondering, I now have a sad song playlist on my Spotify Account.
2) I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

I came across this song on Spotify one day though of course I already knew it. I mean it’s one of those famous songs that you have to know even if you weren’t born when it came out. It’s really good and for some reason I can’t stop singing it.
3) Young Blood – Bea Miller
Bea Miller is my new favourite artist! I discovered her on a Boyce Avenue video. I think her voice is wonderful though I don’t like her attitude very much. I’ve watched some of her Youtube videos and I’ve seen her X Factor performances. She’s an excellent singer in my opinion.
4) Marilyn Monroe – Nicki Minaj

I stumbled upon this song on (where else?) Spotify. I actually have never really cared much for Nicki Minaj’s songs. Except for Super Bass, I usually don’t listen to Nicki. So I heard this song and when I checked back to see who had sung it, I was surprised. If you don’t like Nicki, try listening to this. It’s good. Certainly this is no Anaconda (my anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns hun!)

5) My Heart Is Open – Maroon 5
I pretty much can just copy paste what I wrote for the songs above on this one. I stumbled across it on Spotify, blah, blah, blah, I love it. It’s awesome. Go check it out.

As you guys can see, my music taste is so random. I go through these phases where sometimes I fall in love with music that is 40 years old and sometimes I am in love with a song that was released an hour ago. I’m actually just starting to get addicted to Disney songs and Phil Collins but I didn’t think that was what you guys would have wanted to see so I didn’t include it. For reference though, ‘You’ll Be In My Heart’, ‘Kiss The Girl’, ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘Colours Of The Wind’ are my favourite disney classics.

What Would You Like To Change About Yourself?

Hello readers! Today’s topic is pretty heavy. I just wrote an entire paragraph and deleted it if you care to know. I’m not all about publishing a perfectly altered post that shows you just how wonderful my life is only. I’ll tell you guys if things aren’t so right.
So today I felt really terrible. My day was pretty crappy. So at about 12pm, I decided to get iOS 8.2 installed into my phone. Worst decision ever. Long story short, my phone spazzed out and I had to restore the phone to factory settings. By 4pm, I could use my phone again but all my apps had been wiped out and my data as of now has slowly been trickling back in so I’m grateful for that.
I’m most likely going to pick my dad up from the airport tomorrow. He’s on a plane from South Africa to Singapore right now and I’m so excited for him to be back. He’s been gone 10 days. He’s also landing in like 8 hours which means I’m getting up at 4.30am most likely. Jeez. 
So what would I like to change about myself? Perhaps I would like to care more about how I look. I mean I care that I look presentable and sometimes girly but usually I’m just a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl. I think I would like to care more about make up, dressing up and all the other frivolous things that every single other girl seems to care about except me.
I would also like to change one aspect of my personality. I’m pretty introverted and I prefer to chill at home then with my friends. I would like to change that. I would like to be more out-going and to like to go out more often. That’s not saying that I don’t like being an introvert though. Sometimes when I watch vlogs and things like that, I crave friendship. But majority of the time I’m also happy being by myself and not having to worry what everyone else thinks of me. I guess that’s the problem. I fear being judged so much that I question everything I do and say and I stop having fun.
Anyway, short post tonight because I have to be up in less then 6 hours. Hmm…See you on the other side! 

Features You Get Complimented On A Lot

Hi readers. I’m so tired. Wow.

This morning, I used the nice natural light to take the photos for my September Item favourites and I attempted to to figure out Photoshop CS6 to edit them. I ended up making the pictures look worse I think so I just used iPhoto and left it at that.

So I just finished putting in the pictures and tidying up the post. Finally, I published it. You can read it here. Or don’t. It’s your life.

Tomorrow I will start with my music favourites post so keep an eye out for that.

Today I did a lot of housework. I know. I know. Bring on the rain. Cam does not do housework. But I did today and now I’m so exhausted I could fall asleep at the keyboard I think.

I got this cool owl globe today. I’ve named the owls. They are Fred, George, Emma and Ella. 
Fun fact: When I was younger, I dropped a snow globe in a shop and my mom was so furious with me. In fact the word furious does not do the situation justice. I remember that incident so clearly. The globe had very blue water in it with things that floated in it. It was a tourist item I think. I remember that I was so terrified of of my mom at that time and I remember she yelled at me in the shop and was about to leave me in the shopping mall. I remember thinking that perhaps I should just stay where I was and not follow her out because if she didn’t care if I was behind her or not, why should I?
I’m pretty sure I was below the age of 5 at that time so I think it was not a very fair reaction. Things happen. Glass breaks. There’s no need to mentally scar a child for an obvious accident. Just move on is what I say. My childhood was full of pretty scarring memories. That’s sad…
So I actually really hate snow globes more then anything because of that experience. In fact, till today, I will never pick up a snow globe in a shop ever. But this one seems to be made out of plastic and not glass so as long as I don’t play around with it too much, everything should be fine. I really like it but to be perfectly honest, I’m terrified of it.
Okay enough of that unexpected and unpleasant throwback. Features I get complimented on a lot. 
Hmm.. I don’t get compliments very often to be honest. Wow that’s sad. Okay. But I guess I get complimented on my hair mostly online. People who follow me on my Instagram say that I have ‘Elena’ hair. Personally I too think that my hair is my best feature. I mentioned yesterday that my hair used to be an absolute mess when I was a kid. I guess I’ve now grown into my hair. I currently love my curly hair. I guess people do too.

September Item Favorites

Hey guys! So this month, I’ve decided to be braver. I’m going to do a monthy favourites for my music and a monthly favourites for actual items. I’m also thinking about doing monthly favourites for books but I’m not too sure yet because I’m not the fastest reader in the world. If you want to check out my August music favourites, click here. It will open in a new tab so don’t worry. So this post is for my items. Let’s do this!

1) Typo Owl Coasters

Recently, my mom got me owl coasters from Typo. They are absolutely gorgeous and compliment my bedside table so well. I absolutely adore them. They were only $5 with any purchase from Typo which was super awesome because who doesn’t love cheap stuff am I right?

2) Owl Throw Pillow

So, in line with my bedroom makeover, I decided that I needed to deck my bed out in cooler bedding. Also, I needed a new throw pillow cover to compliment my black and pink bedding. So I started hunting around on Redbubble but the sizes were all wrong for my pillow which was from IKEA originally. So my mom gave me the IKEA catalogue and I found the most gorgeous hot pink, owl throw pillow case. I immediately called IKEA to find out if they had it. They said that it had been discontinued and that they didn’t have it anymore.

I was super upset about that because it was truly gorgeous. However, we still decided to go to IKEA to look for a different throw pillow cover. We got there and immediately found the hot pink, owl throw pillow cover. I was beyond happy (Really IKEA staff?? You don’t have the product anymore?? REALLY??)

So I got it and it was gorgeous and complimented my bed so well. I was so happy with it. I don’t remember how much it was exactly but I know that the throw pillow cover itself was about below $8 bucks. That said, I don’t doubt that they have discontinued the item. I’m sure that it was just leftover stock so if you want it, better hurry.

3) Popcorn

I mentioned this a few days ago but I recently bought a box of popcorn that you can pop yourself in the microwave. I felt that I just had to mention this in my monthly favourites because I just love it so so much.

So this popcorn is about $4 for 3 big bowls and it is the Movie Theater Butter flavour. It’s actually pretty hard to find. I found it in Fairprice (it’s a local supermarket, my international friends). It was at the bottom shelf right in the corner so if you’re looking for it, look carefully. I’m not sure if it’s an international brand but the name sounds pretty American or British so you can try.

Popcorn is supposed to actually be a really healthy snack. I doubt this is very healthy because of the butter and salt in it but it’s pretty awesome and certainly better then a pack of processed Doritos.

4) My TRXYE Jumper

I got my TRXYE jumper in the mail like 2 days ago. Ever since then, I’ve been wearing it as much as it is bearable in this hot Singapore weather. It is so comfy. I just can’t even with this jumper. It is perfect especially for a Youtuber fan because the entire Youtube community came together to support Troye Sivan’s album by buying one of his jumpers. So a whole lot of big-time Youtubers like Tyler Oakley, Zoella, Pointlessblog, Jim Chapman, Tanya Burr, Sprinkleofglitter and so many more are wearing this exact same jumper.

Now I know the price is actually pretty steep for a jumper but it was something I really wanted and so I saved up for it myself and it was a gift for myself for hard work done. I got it at $69 inclusive of shipping. I know. I know. I’m cringing too. But I am a huge Youtuber fan and I just really really wanted it so much so don’t judge me.

5) SilkPro Hair Revival Serum

I’m cheating just a bit with this one. I’ve actually known and owned this particular serum for quite a few months now. But I just had to include it because it’s so wonderful. So I found my first bottle in a local store. It was relatively cheap. If I’m not wrong it’s only about $10 which was ridiculously cheap compared to the $30-$50 ones my hairdresser offered me.

So I got the serum and it was heaven in a freaking bottle. I’m not even exaggerating. This thing smells so good and it makes my hair so soft. I have naturally frizzy hair but this serum works wonders to tame it. It just makes my hair so soft and manageable. My hair also has really nice natural curls (it’s nice now but when I was younger it was horrific) so the serum really helps to make my curls look even better. In fact, sometimes it makes my hair curlier (in a good way) and overall just compliments my look without me having to do anything else with my hair.

*All prices are in SGD. Click here for a currency converter. (I’m so nice. I give you a converter. Am I not wonderful?)

*All photos are by me. Credits are needed if you want to use them okay? Let’s be nice.

Little Things That Make Me Feel Warm And Fuzzy

Guess what humans of the Internet! I’ve finally got an idea for the book I’ve been trying to write for absolutely ages! I’m so excited about it and I can’t wait to properly get started writing it. I haven’t worked out the entire plot yet or even figured out if half of it is realistic. But I think I’ve finally got something good and I know I can work on it. (Basically in my head I’m already on the Ellen show talking about my #1 bestselling book. Also the audience will all get a copy of new book. Signed of course because that matters when you’re famous) 

Isn’t it funny? How ideas are a lot like clay. You shape them and work at them. You put in all this effort to make them into something beautiful. And you can have this image in your head of how the finished product will look like. But really, you will never be able to predict exactly how it will look till it is complete.

Okay that was unnecessarily deep.

Today my day was so boring that you might cry and claw your eyes out if I tell you about it. So all you guys have to know is that I’ve just finished writing my September Item Favourites blog post. Tomorrow I will be taking and editing the pictures for that and hopefully I’ll be ready to post it tomorrow night if I don’t become a procrastinating monkey before then. Then I will get to work on my September Music Favourites. Exciting times my friends.

Things that make me feel warm and fuzzy. Aw. Okay.

Sweaters. My teddy bear. My pillow. Curing up in bed. Pillow forts. Sleeping.

I think that’s it… This is weird. I’m actually a really cuddly person I think. Or maybe not. I like to hug people but I hate to be hugged. Is that weird. Jeez I’m such a weird human being. Why do you even read my blog? I’m such a strange human. Hmm.


Things I Do On A Rainy Day

I always feel so sluggish about writing my daily blog post. But then I start writing and the words just pour out of me and next thing you know, I’ve written a novel.

Hello guys! It’s another day and guess what. It was another chill day for me. I watched Maleficent till 2am last night. I regret that so much. I woke up at 9am today which is really late for me. I woke up and heard the rain. It was absolutely pouring and it was really nice and cosy under my blankets.

I got up though because I hated the idea that it was already 9am. My mom and I went to visit my maternal grandma and that was very nice because I haven’t really visited her in a while.

This afternoon, I finished season 4 of Teen Wolf, watched the premiere of Modern Family season 6, watched this week’s episode of New Girl and of course I watched the usual vlogs that I watch everyday. So today was another chill day with a lot of laptop time.

I know. I feel lazy. I’m waiting for the October articles to come in so I can proofread them for the October issue of What’s Up. They should be in soon then I can blog about that and I won’t be so lazy anymore.

Oh! Today my TRXYE jumper came in the mail!

 I’ve been waiting about a month for it to arrive and I’m so excited. At this point though, I think I’m more excited about the fact that Zoe wears her TRXYE jumper nearly every night and she wears them a lot in her vlogs and stuff. So the fact that I have and can wear something that is 100% identical to Zoe Sugg’s is mind-blowing for me. Of course I’m still proud of Troye Sivan though.

So, things I do on rainy days. I live in Singapore. Which means it’s very hot all year round. I personal prefer cold weather and I dream of living in a country with the four seasons one day. So when it rains, it’s a big thing for me. I love to be at home when it’s raining. I will usually curl up in bed with a book and a cup of tea. I will also take the opportunity to wear one of my warm and cosy jumpers because it’s usually too hot for that.

Seven Things That Cross Your Mind A Lot

Hello everyone! Yay! It’s another day. Today was great. As I mentioned yesterday, today was a super chill day for me. I got to be completely free of anything to do. I got to wake up late (I actually woke up at like 7.30am because I have the most annoyingly accurate body clock ever). I got to chill out and watch Teen Wolf and A LOT of Youtube.

 I also got back to work on my Instagram account. So last week I updated my phone to iOS 8. I guess it’s a great system but currently it’s annoying the hell out of me because not all the apps have been optimised yet and so everything is so slow and freezy. Especially Kik. Now I’ve mentioned in my Instagram guides that Kik is an extremely extremely important part of gaining followers. So now, my Kik is slow, laggy and it blacks out and freezes all the time. Basically that combined with my busy schedule for the past few days has kept me from doing anything to gain followers.

So today, I told myself that I would be getting back to work on my account because I am super close to 10K and I honestly can’t wait for Kik to get it’s crap together to start work. So this morning I gained slightly over 200 followers and I got 9.4K. I’m so excited for 10K honestly. I have a huge blog post planned for that. I just can’t believe how far I’ve gotten with Obsessedwithvamps. It’s surreal.

Today I popped a bag of popcorn and watched Teen Wolf. I haven’t done this in forever so it was really nice. Salty popcorn is my favourite snack by the way and this brand, which was a new one I tried, is absolutely fabulous. It was perfectly buttery and salty and was just perfectly crunchy enough. Usually my mom buys the pre-popped popcorn from the store and it’s always kernel-y. You know what I mean. When you get those brown, unpopped kernel bits that get stuck in your teeth and are so annoying. But this one was just heavenly. Literal perfection. I totally recommend it. It’s like 4 bucks or something for three bags. Also I just dedicated a full paragraph to my popcorn. Wow.

So, 7 things that cross my mind a lot. In no particular order:
1) I actually would really love to settle down in Brighton even though I talk about New York a lot.
2) I wish I cared about things like make-up and fashion but I don’t so. 
4) I want to be creative and cool but I also want to sit around and watch Youtube all day. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL.
5) I wish I was Zoe Sugg. She is like my literal queen.
6) Why does Troye Sivan have to be gay?
7) What if one day I became a famous blogger?
And because my mind is very noisy, I shall include 3 more 😉
8) I want a Zalfie or Janya relationship one day.
9) I wish I had Zoe’s metabolism. The girl practically eats pizza three times a day okay.
10) I wonder what it’s like to have my own house. I think my future house will be very pretty and cute like Zoe’s.