What’s in My Bag?

In My BagThis is what you’ll see in my bag on any given day. Is it any wonder why it weighs as though it’s filled with bricks?

Book and glasses

I almost always carry a book with me, and alternate between fiction and non-fiction every month. In July, it was “Body Language: A Practical Guide” by Dr. Glenn Wilson. Right now, I’ve got Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”, which I hope to get started on soon!

Hair ties and bobby pins

These things disappear with alarming regularity, only to reappear in pockets and the washing machine from time to time.

Tissues, plasters (band-aids), and hand sanitiser

Germs are the worst.

Small pouch

For storing just about anything that will fit inside. I can’t tell you just how many times I’ve had to rummage in my bag to find a pack of tissues. Coupled with the urgency of the impending sneeze, it’s not a good place to be in.

Compact mirror

Strange that the days you forget to bring it out are the days you desperately need it. Applies to everything else, really.


For watching that funny video on the train without making the other commuters an unwilling audience.



An absolute necessity in today’s world.



Umbrella, sunglasses, and folding fan

The weather this summer has been alternating between “scorching hot” and “raining buckets”. How delightful. Wake me up when sweater weather is here!

Tinted lip balm, lip gloss, concealing balm and mini vial of perfume

For touch ups throughout the day, though I don’t really bother unless I’m going somewhere nice in the evening.


Shopping malls in Hong Kong could double as walk-in freezers.


To keep those pesky sugar cravings at bay.


Sometimes I take my earrings off in the middle of the day, and then forget to put them back on. It works in my favour because there are also times when I forget to wear earrings when leaving the house, and it’s nice to have a “spare” pair.


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