All posts by Bertha C

Berthachan.com

Red is my favourite colour

Writing about my feelings and sharing them with you is something I love doing a lot, and sometimes I overshare while I try to heal myself too. 

I made mistakes of dumping my emotions on others who have no capacity for me and often feel bad afterwards, so now I am learning to nurture love and understanding within me instead.

What is important is that you take what you need that is useful and combine with your experience for your evolution. I am not a life coach but if you resonate with me, I am happy that it helped you too. 

If you don’t agree with what I say, you can also let me know so I get to reflect from our joined experiences in learning about life.

📸: @photochromatique (IG/FB)

#selflovejourney #selflove #selfcare #selfworth #reparenting #personalgrowth #emotionalhealth #hkig #drasticsocial #puurrhk #hongkong #bergen #vienna

How to use TikTok for Self Love

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This Tiktok video may look stupid to you, but it acts as a timestamp for when I made “learn to nurture my inner child” my priority for the very first time (it is such a privilege I have to say).

First of all, let us remind ourselves that we are extremely lucky if we were able to stay home/ stay safe while many are out there working daily to keep the society running during the Corona Time.

Honestly, I think I won’t be able to go on if I didn’t make the decision to take a sabbatical year last April. I did the right thing to dive deeper into learning about self-love and slowly getting braver to face the pain and the truth of what’s bothering me and to deal with the fears that are stopping me from growing.

So no, I was not lazy and entitled, I was indeed being too hard on myself and never either play or rest properly worrying about shit.
I was constantly in the state of thinking about being responsible and productive even when I am “being lazy”, so I ended up never getting anything done because I got too tired and then talk shit to myself (spot the vicious cycle). I realised my brain didn’t have time to think or rest all day every day because of this anxiety of not hardworking enough, so I was in limbo and it made a huge impact on my wellbeing.

So here, playing on #tiktok (thanks Jacky @amourfina) is right when I acknowledge the importance of acting like a child, to have fun without judgement and pressure and so I finally learned to have fun.

I learned that taking care of the person in me who never enjoyed her playtime, helped me move on and start adulting, which is worth any amount of money I could have made having a job last year, so there! 😝

 

#selfacceptance #selflove #mentalwellness #loveyourself #setmycurvesfree #playtime #innerchildwork #innerchild #fuckexternalvalidation #sisterhood #girlhood

Drastic Social

Drastic Social provides a platform for people to connect and expand.

Our goal is to encourage the local communities to share their skill sets and resources with each other, by creating projects together, in order to experiment continuously and evolve as we progress.

There are no good or bad productions, all we have to do is to push our boundaries by making and doing.

All we need is to communicate to make more and make better.

It’s time to throw away mental limitations.

We are free to move forward without judgment.

Artourage Hong Kong

Jane Straley is an Art philanthropist. She founded Artourage Hong Kong aiming to provide a not-for-profit environment for Hong Kong artists and creatives. She encourages us to express our feelings through personal communication and other activities altogether in the art community.

Artourage Hong Kong is an Art social hub where exhibitions, workshop, gathering and mentorship are happening at three Artourage locations in Hong Kong.

I am honoured to be a part of this collective, where I can contribute my time and skill to create the online space for all of us.

Curvasian.com

Fashion styling and design is a deep passion of mine since childhood.

However, being a plus size kid and adult certainly did not make me feel that I can create stylish and tasteful fashion content, as available as my counterpart straight size humans.

Simply because plus size high fashion is still at an infant stage today.

Growing up not having any inclusive resources as a plus size person, I started Curvasian.com in 2008, where I write about plus size fashion resources for the plus size population in Hong Kong and Asia.

Easy Connect Outdoor Lighting System

Since 2011, I have been working with Easy Connect as my full time employment.

From merchandising, to sales & marketing, to product development, to today taking on the role of Digital Marketing director.

Since November 2017, I have been developing the company’s e-commerce website  where I build the product range for Hong Kong market and create all the marketing content for the website in 3 languages (English, Mandarin and Cantonese).

 

Hello! I am Bertha

Hi I am Bertha Chan, born and raised from Hong Kong.

I am

  • The Founder of curvasian.com
  • The Founder of DrasticSocial.com
  • Digital marketer
  • Content Creator 
  • Plus size Model and body positivity advocate
  • WordPress developer
  • UX designer

Go ahead and explore each of the things I love making.

Send me a message if you would like to connect with me!

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Yours Truly,

Bertha