Chanel de Yong
Writer/ Freelance journalist

Entries by Chanel de Yong

The Swedish Way

(0) Comments | Posted 3 October 2015 | (14:33)

Get me out of this rat race. London, an intoxicating city fuelled by excitement, buzz, and fear. But why have you chosen to live here? Is it the money, the social life, or could it be the sheer thrill of endless possibilities?

It is safe to say for that for...

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Is a Steam Room Really a Place to Relax?

(0) Comments | Posted 27 October 2014 | (15:02)

Naked, hair tied back in a bun, and my towel stuck to me like a condom, I step into the intoxicating mint-scented steam room of my local gym. Purpose - to relax completely and forget about that payroll that won't be increasing, that tumble dryer that makes my clothes shrink...

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(0) Comments | Posted 3 October 2013 | (17:31)

PLEASE, I don't want to leave the house! It is one of those mornings when your hair is static, your eyebrow hairs are pointing in different directions, and your eyes are congealed together with sleep juice. Just nothing is working for you! Wouldn't it be great to wake up and...

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Surviving a Fashion Show at London Fashion Week

(0) Comments | Posted 21 September 2013 | (13:17)

Fashion's shows are like run ways for goddess giants from another planet. You get invited the view the latest collection, but you leave feeling ugly, fashion conscious, and scared you look a hobbit.

UNLIKE, a regular runway used for a plane to take off on, these runways have real...

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It's a Man Thing

(0) Comments | Posted 10 September 2013 | (11:13)

Suitably dressed

PICTURE THIS. It's Thursday night - the 'new Friday' - and you're out with your friends enjoying after-work drinks at the Jam Tree off the New Kings Road. Seated outside, you're surrounded by a sea of outfits from casual gear to more formal suit wear. You know what...

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SO Over This Heatwave!

(0) Comments | Posted 4 August 2013 | (19:26)


Picture : Ehowhealth

Are you lying in bed completely naked in the starfish position with you're windows wide open and you're still hot? Have you got your first 'sula' (sweaty upper lip ALERT)? And, is your bag filled with four...

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Woah There, Can You Be That Fussy?

(0) Comments | Posted 22 July 2013 | (17:09)

MY GOD, and I thought I was fussy? Are you that person who asks for extra ketchup or more garlic butter for your pizza at PIZZA EXPRESS, or do you want your dressing on the side?

Restaurants are usually places to spoil yourself with food you can't imagine cooking yourself....

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Are You 'Edgy' Enough?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2013 | (20:23)

Let's face it, us humans all want to appear cool and different, and the new modern slang for this is called 'edgy'. Most people have a certain interpretation for the word 'edgy' and this is mainly associated with the creative types. Statements such as fashion and accessories play a major...

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Get Naked It's Summer!

(4) Comments | Posted 9 June 2013 | (17:01)


The roasting British sun is the best excuse to hit the London parks! One would expect the park to be a place to relax and somewhere to chill out, maybe catch a few rays. However, it appears to be a raging circus full of...

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Can't Leave Without Touching It

(0) Comments | Posted 28 May 2013 | (13:14)

From slinky, sensuous, sexy, silk lingerie, to rough textured coats, us humans cannot shop or even 'browse shop' without touching clothes around us. Surrounded by the array of textures, colours and fabrics we cannot help our selves but touch or pick up the piece of clothing. This is...

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Hormonal Weather

(0) Comments | Posted 5 May 2013 | (13:46)

Correct me if I am wrong, but I as well as you can certainly give British weather a bipolar diagnosis. From sizzling heat waves to bucketing waterfalls, British weather is certainly something that is highly unpredictable.

You check the forecast for the week; it says scattered showers with some...

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Facebook Obsessed

(0) Comments | Posted 19 April 2013 | (15:29)

ADMIT IT. You are always checking your Facebook newsfeed, whether on the office computer at work or on the app on your phone. Yes, you are OBSESSED! But why have we all become so engrossed in something so monstrous and so superficial?

Every day you wake up, you do...

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In Flight

(0) Comments | Posted 5 April 2013 | (17:15)

Recycled air, orange foam earplugs, loosely fitted eye masks, knee high red socks, and an airhostess with painted-on black eyebrows... Being on an airplane can generally be a very frustrating experience. If only it could be over in seconds, not hours and hours and hours!

Once seated in 18F, you're...

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How to Get Into a London Club

(0) Comments | Posted 5 March 2013 | (13:28)

How difficult can it be to get into a London Club? Honestly, HARD! From clipboard bitches, bouncers, to even managers, they all seem to find a way to make it sometimes merely impossible for you to get in.

First of all, how long are you prepared to wait? For the...

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On Safari at London Fashion Week

(0) Comments | Posted 20 February 2013 | (09:42)

Tight fitted mini skirts, hooker heels, leather pants, biker boots, even bridal dresses. You name it, London Fashion Week has certainly got every type of look you can imagine! What if you're not the sort of person who likes to stand out? Well, hang around a few shows at Fashion...

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Humans on Tubes

(0) Comments | Posted 30 November 2012 | (13:45)

Traveling on the London underground causes us humans to display similar funny behavioral characteristics, which even I find myself doing at times. You are exposed in an environment where you can't escape, and everyone is so self-conscious, people tend to try to be invisible. However, on the other hand, you...

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Trials and Tribulations of an Intern

(3) Comments | Posted 20 November 2012 | (18:51)

'I don't think I can'. I've just left university and, like many of my friends, am finding the world of employment impossible! Despite my previous internships as well as qualifications, it seems impossible to get a proper paid job so I find myself taking on intern jobs.

It's day...

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