Janjira Sun radiates good vibes, realness, and a dash of sass — she's someone you want to be pals with but also don't want to cross. Currently quarantined in Boston, she runs the lifestyle & fashion page "Frequently Sunny", helps run the personal development slack channel Support Your Friends, and currently is a copywriter for Spart: a website that fosters creative expression and collaboration between visual artists, music producers, writers, and voice actors. She's a trailblazer, watch out.
1. What is your life motto right now?
"Move in silence."
2. What's your most-played song within the past week? Why?
All I Need (with Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign) by Jacob Collier. In light of everything that's been going on in the world, this uppity song really puts me in a good mood. It makes me think of all of the good things, and it makes me think of my significant other, too.
3. Your Top Three Books of All Time:
After Dark by Haruki Murakami
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Días
Atomic Habits by James Clear
4. Your Approach to Health in One Sentence:
Observe your body, keep a mental note, seek help if needed.
5. Your Approach to Happiness in One Sentence:
Do what you must.
6. Your Approach to Dating in One Sentence:
You'll have to try to know.
7. Funny / most cringe date:
I went to go see the latest Dragonball Z movie with someone who kept talking during the entire duration of the movie. I didn't even want to see it.
8. Most used word:
9. Last screenshot:
For context, I saw that one of my close friends retweeted this and I texted it to her. She immediately replied and said, "It's true," and to which I replied, "Facts."
10. What are 1-3 things you do when you feel blue to make yourself feel better? / or feel like you’re having an off day?
Take a nap. It forces me to reset the moment I wake up.
Take a shower while listening to groovy tunes.
Get an intensive skincare routine in, ten step skincare and end it with a face mask.
11. Insert most used emoji:
On a Macbook: 🥺
On my phone: 😭
The light of morning decomposes everything.
— Haruki Murakami
12. Most inspiring quote:
“The light of morning decomposes everything." — Haruki Murakam
13. What was the last thing that made you laugh?
[This YouTube video.] I'm going to hell. I hope they're ok.
14. Who’s someone who you can rely on to always make you smile? Why/what do they do?
This may be a given, but definitely my significant other. Ever since we started dating in October, there has never been a day where he hasn't made me laugh at least once. He's super attentive to my emotions, and always strives to help me figure out what's wrong, and what I can do to make myself feel better
15. Best advice you’ve ever gotten:
How others perceive you isn't your responsibility.
16. Someone/something that changed your life (for the better):
Leaving home. I left home without telling my (traditional Cambodian) parents and I soon came to realize that a lot of the friendships that I had while I lived with them were directly related to the behaviors of my parents. I had a falling out with an old best friend and one of the last things she said to me was, "If this is the new you, let me know so I can get used to it," and it didn't sit right with me. They were looking for someone who wasn't really there anymore, and gave me squat about it.
Following Gary Vaynerchuk's advice, I understood that I was starting to resent my parents more and more because they held me back from doing what I wanted to do as an individual, yet I still kept taking from them-- I let them pay my phone bills, I had my own car that was already paid off, I lived under their roof rent-free.
After moving out, I learned more about my spending habits, co-living, how I handle my emotions, as well as startup culture within the workplace. I would never have had the opportunity to think about moving to different states, going on vacations, or even a career change if it wasn't for leaving home.
17. Most overrated advice / trend right now (in your opinion):
Hmm... I may affect some people with this one, but those little itty bitty sunglasses. Do they even actually protect your eyes from sun rays when you wear them near the bottom of your nose? :thinking:
18. Something you feel like saying:
I think that the Spicy Thai Shrimp Fried Rice from Trader Joe's needs more rice. It definitely cannot serve two people without them wanting more.
19. Fave website / youtube video / link online at the moment:
I've been watching Jacksepticeye play The Last of Us 2 lately. I've also been browsing a few streetwear brands, too.
20. Fill in the blank: I’m happiest when I: _______________________
I'm happiest when I'm able to speak my mind freely with others.
21. Tag a gem who inspires you:
I'm biased since we live together, but I adore Micah and look towards him for inspiration on a lot of my work and how I brand myself on social media. I know he's already done an interview here... but he's an amazing individual, seeing what he does as well as the effort he puts into all of his work is absolutely phenomenal. He only shows the tip of the iceberg online. Seeing that hustle come from him everyday is a huge motivator for me.