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Maine Lyn :)

About me:
(Taken 26 August 2012) 

      "And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years."

“I'm not really sure which parts of myself are real and which parts are things I've gotten from books.” 
― Beatrice SparksGo Ask Alice

  • Full name: Charmaine Teo Wern Lyn.
I feel unfamiliar with my name. No one ever calls me Charmaine.
Well, maybe sometimes. Hardly ever. (If they do, I don't like it, haha)
It's always Maine (Usually), (Eh!) Banana, Cam (Hardly ever) or Wern Lyn ( to my Chinese friends, anyways. LOL.)
Maine Lyn Teo is the short form of my name :) Or so I wish..HAHA.
But if I ever had the chance to change my name, I wouldn't :)
Everyone calls me Maine, if they don't, they probably don't know me that well. 

  • I'm a Chinese Malaysian, who doesn't speak Mandarin. Voila! A banana, if you please. 
  • I'm  17 (as of 2014)
  • I'm 5 feet 7 inches tall (171 cm) and my weight usually hovers around 50-54 kg (110-119 lbs)
  • I'm not an Ah Lian (bimbo) but I am pretty crazy about trying out new fashions/beauty nonsense..In a very minimum sort of way. I'm not a fan of dolly contacts and lala things that most girls are into. I lean towards a more natural look. I do like emo/rock/gothic looks too though. I like colored contacts, but natural looking ones :) I also enjoy streaking/dip dyeing my hair crazy colors.
  • I was born on 21 January 1997 . I was declared an alien from outer space at birth. (Not really, but I wish I was :P) 
  • I'm a middle child, with two brothers. I'm known as the annoying sista. People usually think I'm the oldest in my family.
  • I had a cleft palate surgery when I was one. (Don't remember anything though) My Mum says I had a hole in my mouth D:
  • I do not enjoy being photographed, hence the lack of photos of my face. Slowly gaining confidence to take selfies :P Really, I'm 17 now, I ought to have a dozen albums of my face like everyone else does (just kidding, but seriously). Even Ryan takes more photos of himself than I do.
  • Nicknamed Brownie, Char, Cookie Monster as a kid.
  • I have a tendency to laugh too much, lose my sanity too often, cry when I'm mad (no joke) and lose my temper far too often.
  • I have my head in the clouds, but my feet stuck firmly on the ground. Which means, although I'm a dreamer, I still think logically.
About This Blog: 
I blog, specifically for the future me, in case of amnesia or more likely, extremely forgetful memory syndrome. Also to assist others in discovering things and places in Malaysia that you've never given a second thought or a more thorough look before. 

Physical Appearance:
“The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.” 
― P.J. O'Rourke

A Chinese girl, with reddish dark brown hair and extremely dark brown eyes. Not too tall, not too short. Not too thin, not too fat. Basically, I'm pretty average. I work out on an irregular basis, exercise my fingers on the piano, my arms on braiding my hair and exercise my legs by running around, chasing or avoiding people.

(My apologies, for the crappy lighting)

I wear black specs and combat boots (studded ones, especially) with everything I wear, which includes: skinny jeans, dark shirts (especially, 3 quarter sleeves), black vests/jackets, denim shorts..and on rare occasions, dresses and skirts. What I wear, is usually inspired by fictional characters. Namely, Thalia Grace (Hunter Of Artemis - Percy Jackson Series), Sadie Kane (The Kane Chronicles) and Lara Croft (Tomb Raider). Borders on the aspect of goth and combat :)

I have 2 regular ear piercings, and secretly hoping to get a cartilage piercing someday and two more earlobe piercings. No tattoos, because I despise needles. I don't wear makeup often, despite my huge stash of makeup (which I should probably sell, because it's wasting away). I love rock/gothic eyeliner looks (even if it looks slightly overwhelming with spectacles..).

My body shape is bizarre. I'm pretty sure I'm banana-shaped or straight-shaped. HAHA. Definitely not an hourglass shaped person, my hips aren't round enough.

I have a bad habit of letting my bangs grow too long and not remembering to trim them every month. I love experimenting with dyes and hairstyles! I'm prone to pimples and chipmunk faces/voices. I dyed my hair burgundy a couple months ago, but my hair is turning red again :'(

I suffered from a skin condition, a form of eczema which caused hypo-pigmentation on my face. Wasn't able to find a cure despite all the countless medicines and creams doctors promised would help me, until I tried an old home remedy (sulphur + lime) which cured me in 2-3 months. Unfortunately, I spent a better part of my high school life (when I was 13 till 15) being teased for having white patches on my cheeks.  That goes to show that sometimes traditional medicine kicks modern medicine's butt. And the white patches are still haunting me -___-

I have weird knees :( They're scarred up from camping accidents and mosquito bites (-__-') I love black/turquoise/red dresses :D Especially with studs or lace detailing. And I adore floral crowns and spiked black headbands.

"I want some time without you organic life forms" - Leo Valdez
I'm socially awkward. Making new friends is hard for me. If I were to be completely honest, I'm quite anti-social. The first time you met me, you'd think that I was mute and extremely unfriendly(Because I am, on the outside) But if you knew me a little better, you'd realize that that part of me is a facade to hide the fact that I'm mentally deranged (and have the mental breakdowns to prove it). I do have friends. But I've also discovered that it's far easier to be alone, than to be around other people, no matter how nice and wonderful they are. Introverted, reserved and extremely quiet around people I don't know very well.

"Insanity, when you don't have anything to keep you sane."
People who know me well enough, think I'm insane. And they're probably right. I laugh at the most inappropriate times, and I encourage people to do silly things. I'm not a happy person, just someone who isn't in her right frame of mind. I get in trouble for talking too much, laughing too loud, and being a distraction, in conclusion. I have my quiet, moody, sulky moments too, which are as frequent as the inappropriate laughter. A friend once told me I'm a serious person, with a strange sense of humor.. In his words "You're damn serious, but funny at the same time." I wonder how that's possible (O__O)

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” 
― Bernard M. Baruch

I'm pretty comfortable with being myself. I wouldn't change just to attract or impress someone. That's just not who I am. I've tried it before, learned from it and regretted it. I've finally learned to accept the fact that I'm not a sociable person, I'm a fussy eater and I enjoy isolation. Something I get told often is that I'm the sort of person people look up to, but I often wish I could be a person who is socially adept and has no trouble mingling with strangers.

I have beliefs which I stand by firmly, but I don't judge those who don't believe in what I believe in. After all, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. If you were to do something which I don't agree with, I wouldn't shun nor shame you. I'll be there for you, but let you know honestly how I feel about it.

Sometimes, I wonder if I have a split personality. I can be friendly and anti-social. I can be sarcastic and demure. I can be talkative and extremely quiet. Ultimately, my personality's as contrary as it gets. It's not that I haven't discovered my identity. It's just that I've discovered that I'm a mixture of everything, and it's disorientating.

Favorite colors (at the moment): Black, Turquoise blue, red, sapphire blue, forest green.

“Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?”

― Cornelia Funke
“In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.”
― Anna Quindlen
I love reading books. Romance, Historical Fiction, Crime Fiction, Adventure, Mystery and Humor are my favorite genres. You can see the books I've read/am reading/will read here.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 
― Victor Hugo

I play the piano and guitar :)
I want to learn more musical instruments someday. Maybe drums. Or clarinet.
My taste in music varies, I'm selective in my choice of music and also rather picky.

“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” 
― Muriel Rukeyser

I like craft :) Making things makes me happy.
I make things from apothecary bottles, strings, polymer clay and etc. I think craft is a great hobby!
I can't draw very well. I can't even draw a cat that doesn't look like a 5-year-old's drawing. Scratch that, a kid could draw better than I can :P
One of my more successful attempts at drawing in negative:

“Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.” 
― RumiThe Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

I like to write poetry.And rhyming words.
Something not many people like. But I do & love it!
You can find my poems here.

(I find philosophical quotes inspirational. Albeit, somewhat ridiculous when quoted by me.)

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” 
― Charles M. Schulz

I like food. And that's why, I'm fat. Not really fat. Just not that skinny.
I adore chocolate.  It's my lifesaver.

I also enjoy hairstyling, experimenting with makeup, writing reviews, reading beauty/life blogs and cuddling cats :3

Social Life:
I frequently use Wattpad,Youtube,Tumblr, Goodreads and Weheartit. I have an Instagram account and a Facebook account which I use rarely.

I enjoy being around my friends. But the bad thing is, I never feel comfortable around people who aren't fictional. You can erase fictional friends from your mind, you can't erase real friends in life.

I don't have a boyfriend. Reason being, I'm far too lazy to maintain one (with dates, constant texting and etc.) , I know for certain that I am (too lazy) because I can barely hold a conversation/chat with someone for more than 30 minutes (with the exception of some people). And I'm also far too fickle-minded and hot tempered, for anyone to put up with me :P But hey, if you have dark hair and blue/green eyes (If you know who I'm referring to, you sir, are a genius) ..Call me, maybe ;)

“If I'm going to burn, it might as well be bright.”
― Frank Zhang

Maine *lessthanthree*


  1. Hey Maine (or should I say... Charmaine?!? Really, I think you have a lovely name! Certainly better than mine :P)! I'd never actually taken the time to read this but it was great to find out (a lot) more about you! :) Anyway, the reason I went on this page was to let you know that I awarded you with the TMI award! :D Hope you'll find time to do it! Check out the post on my blog!

    Loved reading this by the way! Must have taken a very long time to write, haha! :)

    1. Thanks :P I think your name sounds really unique :3 Thanks for reading this and for the nomination! :D

      Yeah it did, but it was worth it XD

  2. Hey Maine!
    I came across your blog yesterday while I was like half asleep so I came back again today to read this! It's great because I can relate to most of what you said! I'm so glad I came across your blog! ♥

    -Kathie K

    1. Hey, thanks for stopping by! :) And I'm glad you enjoyed reading it! Will check out your blog <3


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