♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue III

{Prologue III} Jae (Song Jae Won)’s 1999 South Korea They wouldn’t let me out. When I finally shoved past the barricade of arms, and barreled out of the bedroom into Dad’s chamber where the loud noises echoed, I had to cough hard to clear my lungs. Clouds of smoke in the air were far tooContinue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue III”

♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue II

{Prologue II} Pierre, Kim Sarkozy’s 1999South Korea His last words to him were: “Do not ever speak a word of what you saw.” Time will never diminish Pierre’s memories of this particular night. Through dreams and waking nightmares, his recollection always began like this: The assailant’s large pointed dagger was dripping with fresh scarlet blood.Continue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue II”

♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue I

{Prologue I} Reina Yamaguchi’s 1999Nagoya If you believed that babies are born with no conscious memories – as blank as a paper, then children can be trained to be fearless, or conditioned to fear anything. Parents often warn their kids by injecting elements of horror. Headless ghouls, the boogeyman, killer clowns and strangers who offerContinue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue I”

Staycay @ Hotel Jen Tanglin

Welcome to Hotel “Jean” Tanglin, a cuppa hot chocolate anybody? Fooling around with Club Lounge amenities as though this place was my own. ‘Local flavour’ and ‘home’ are indeed the overarching themes for the old Traders Hotel at 1a Cuscaden Road, which has gone through a SGD45 million makeover to become the spunky new Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore!Continue reading “Staycay @ Hotel Jen Tanglin”

[MACAU] oo5. COAST TO COAST

“To wander is to be alive.” ― Roman Payne, Europa You know how I’m always excited by the sea. Give me a beach vacay anyday! But in Macau, the coast would suffice. These might not have been the best pictures to represent the best days of my life. xoxo, Viktoria Jean

♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo4

{Installation} – [oo4] You trust us to find her? Your trust is cheap. February 2017 South Korea “Here, this is the source of our system’s hijack, Mr Yamaguchi.” The aforementioned ran his eyes across the network protocol and address. “A one-man operation?” “Indeed. Helluva a genius this one is. Shall I get rid of him?Continue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo4”

[MACAU] oo3. HORSING AROUND

We regret to interrupt your regularly scheduled travelogue… …to present you with a series of horses… horsing around. In the chinese zodiac I’m born in the year of the horse   I couldn’t resist. Reporting live from Macau Tower! Jean, out! xoxo, Viktoria Jean

[DIARY] GOODBYE SINGAPORE AIRLINES

Ending my career as a stewardess was perhaps the best decision I’ve made this year. Letting go of this comfort zone I had (unfortunately) sunk into for the past 2 years involved lots of anxiety, doubt, and inevitable thoughts of missing the globetrotting lifestyle. Nevertheless I made my decision quickly and set my heart for the big change whenContinue reading “[DIARY] GOODBYE SINGAPORE AIRLINES”

[TAIPEI] oo6. NIGHT MARKET HUSTLING

So we arrived at the famed Raohe Night Market 饒河街夜市 in Northern Taipei, which is in close proximity to Taipei’s Rainbow Bridge across Keelung River (another topic altogether), and accomplished the feat of exploring the entire district in a night. But hang on, this post is all about food! The night market 饒河 (Raohe) is namedContinue reading “[TAIPEI] oo6. NIGHT MARKET HUSTLING”

[TAIPEI] oo4. FAST & FURIOUS

Sometime at the end of last year, I took a fast, furious and fulfilling trip to Taipei with Elizabeth, one of 2 people I’m so thankful to have met at Singapore Airlines, both of whom are no longer there but are always ‘there’ with me. Taipei is all about the night markets, shopping and foodie-hunts whilst makingContinue reading “[TAIPEI] oo4. FAST & FURIOUS”

[SANTORINI] oo4. SIGALAS WINERY

Wine tasting at Sigalas Winery on Santorini Island was followed by a splendid meal at their very own restaurant. Wine with dark chocolates is…simply heaven on earth. Μπαξές, Οία Oia, Greece +30 2286 071644 xoxo, Viktoria Jean

[SANTORINI] oo3. LIVING ON THE EDGE

Sitting on the edge of Santorini’s peak, the dormant volcanoes that we can see are silent with power. The calm blue sea emanates with trillions of years of being. This sense of awe in the face of earth’s grandeur captures what each of us essentially are in the grand scheme of our universe – mere specks ofContinue reading “[SANTORINI] oo3. LIVING ON THE EDGE”

[SANTORINI] oo1. THE ELUSIVE SUNSET

I began my journey to Athens in Greece. Everyone who’s ever read a summer issue of Condé Nast Traveller dreams of the perfect Santorini sunset. Elusive is the word: sunset at Santorini isn’t about the picture-perfect moment. It is the breathtaking instance when you first catch sight, with your very own eyes, the illuminated sphere of bright fiery orange, radiating pink atContinue reading “[SANTORINI] oo1. THE ELUSIVE SUNSET”

[PARIS] oo9.THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE

Paris was a dream, and a very beautiful one. The procession at the Arc de Triomphe blew us away with its grandeur and oomph commandeered by top-tiered officials of Parisian council. Hi blogosphere, I’m back. I’ve missed this space, ab imo pectore (from the bottom of my heart). xoxo,Viktoria Jean

SEOUL DIARIES 026: CAMPING OUT

Guess who maximized her stupidity quota for 2014 by voluntarily spending the night alone, resting on the hard wooden benches at Incheon International Airport, instead of getting a comfortable hotel room for a good night’s rest? I believe I’d only slept a total of 6 hours over the past 4 days. No kidding. Thanks toContinue reading “SEOUL DIARIES 026: CAMPING OUT”

[AMSTERDAM] Keukenhof Gardens Part Eight

| Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | Part Seven | From Amsterdam, with love.   Keukenhof Gardens Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse, Netherlands xoxo, Viktoria Jean

[AMSTERDAM] Keukenhof Gardens Part Four

| Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Gorgeous Black Tulips Keukenhof Gardens Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse, Netherlands xoxo, Viktoria Jean

[AMSTERDAM] Keukenhof Gardens Part Two

More floret eye-candies from the Netherlands! You can view Part One over here: https://viktoriajean.com/2014/04/24/amsterdam-keukenhof-gardens-part-one/ Keukenhof Gardens Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse, Netherlands xoxo, Viktoria Jean

[AMSTERDAM] Keukenhof Gardens Part One

With 7 million flower bulbs planted annually, Keukenhof Gardens is the world’s largest flower garden! The sheer amount of photographs I took at Keukenhof is evident of how enthralled and captivated I was by 79 acres of flowers in all colours, shapes and sizes. Open only in mid-March to mid-May, I was so thankful toContinue reading “[AMSTERDAM] Keukenhof Gardens Part One”