Interview: Pretty Random Things

Welcome everyone, today we chatting to Liesl who is a South African living in the beautiful Taiwan. Her blog takes you into her life and what she is passionate about and of course her adventures in Taiwan. If you interested in what Liesl has to say, then please keep reading.

Received by Liesl

Received by Liesl

What made you decide to start blogging?

Mostly because of boredom and my incessant need to make lists of everything. I figured, I might as well combine all my passions and inspiration in one place, and the rest is history!

Describe your blog?

A little bit of everything, and a whole lot of nothing. I write about shopping, fashion, beauty, travel, my life in Asia, my crazy family, The Husband, random lists, home decor, exercising and and and…. Basically anything that tickles my fancy.

What is your inspiration in life, style, work, hobbies?

I’m inspired by strong, independent women (like my mother) to live my life to the fullest and to be the best person I can be. I try to give a 100% in all aspects of my life, and that’s why you’ll never see me looking like a slob, slacking at work or being a lazy moocher. I think self-respect and knowing your worth should be inspiration enough for you to give it everything you’ve got in life.

When you are not blogging, what do you do?

My job as an English teacher in Taiwan keeps me pretty busy. Other than that I’m an unapologetic home body and love spending time doing things around the house; taking care of my fur baby, reading, browsing the internet, spending time with The Husband and watching TV shows.

What’s on your wish list for summer/Christmas/Special occasions/or just for the next few months?

Being the crazy “list lady” that I am, I’ve been hard at work on my Christmas wish list for a couple of weeks already. Depending on The Husband’s Christmas gift budget for me (which hasn’t been established yet) I’d love the Olympus PEN e-pl7 camera which I’ve been drooling over.

What do you splurge on?

Hello, my name is Liesl and I’m a shopaholic. Hunting for the best deals online has become one of my favourite past times, and I have no control over the amount of designer flats I splurge on. They’re just so pretty! I’ll splurge on timeless pieces which I can use/wear for years to come.

What are you reading right now?

I just received a huge shipment of books and immediately delved into “Not that Kind of Girl” by Lena Dunham. She is hysterically funny, and I’m really thoroughly enjoying it.

Who is your favourite local celebrity?

I live in Taiwan and don’t really follow the local celebrity scene.

What is your favourite make up brand?

Wow, that’s a tough one. I’m gonna go with Urban Decay, because I think they have plenty of amazing products like the legendary NAKED palettes, their Primer Potion, the De-Slick make up setting spray and the 24/7 eye-liner pencils; all fantastic products!

Define your style?

Minimal, classic, effortless and always comfortable.

What makes you happy?

Quality time with my loved ones, seeing my loved ones happy, playing with my dog, eating good food, traveling, when the seasons change, shopping, my job, and spending time by myself.

How do you define success?

When you do something that you are passionate about, and you do it well, and it contributes to society, and you get paid for it, and it changes someone else’s life for the better.

Your philosophy is?

“Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.” – Anonymous. “It’s more effective to build the world you want than to destroy the one you don’t.” – Jordan Bach

Any tips for anyone who wants to start a blog?

Don’t think about it too much and don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Just write about whatever blows your hair back, have fun, and don’t worry about what others will think of it. It’s YOUR little online world!

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring me here in your online world! Happy Weekend, everyone!


  2. Really interesting since I also taught in Taiwan. Nice to do that as a couple though!

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