[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”

London Lovin’: Notting Hill

Autumn leaves crunching beneath my feet, light rain smattering wet droplets on my leather outer. Can you imagine how happy I was to see the ‘travel bookstore’ with a blue door on Notting Hill? Mostly I was busy snapping pictures, head in the clouds, wishing I could step into a bookstore and meet my personalContinue reading “London Lovin’: Notting Hill”

Travel-diary: Red Square, Moscow

Hello from Moscow! It’s been raining a lot when we arrived, unfortunately we chose a damp, drizzly and cold summer day to go to Red Square at the heart of the city. BUT it was pretty much worth it. 80% of the architecture here have that Turkish/Middle Eastern influence, or perhaps it is the otherContinue reading “Travel-diary: Red Square, Moscow”

Travel-diary: Milano (1)

Hell yeah we conquered Duomo di Milano With the incredible backdrop, touristy shots are absolutely pardonable Sad Mickey Mouse is sad… along the crowded street in the summer heat, busking in his thick costume My continued Gelato-Frenzy in Italy…how could anyone resist names like Nutella and Pistachio-Banana or Hazelnut Praline Cookies? Most incredible thing weContinue reading “Travel-diary: Milano (1)”

From Milan to Venice

Fresh off a 12-hour flight to Milan, we hopped onto a three-hour railway tram into Venice. Grabbed lunch at the train station And off we go Our stop: Santa Lucia Buon Giornata, Venezia One of their prime, very beautifully hand-crafted, tourist rip-offs which are too elegant and gorgeous to look at to be of muchContinue reading “From Milan to Venice”

Travel-diary: Denmark

Nyhavn, Copenhagen Home of Hans Christian Andersen Legendary Mermaid a la Ariel Lovely Park in the vicinity of the mermaid The grassland is a star-shape from the bird’s eyeview Wind’s too strong >< Change of Guards WIND IS TOO STRONG…love the weather 🙂 CHURROS!!! Stroget Street, Denmark Toys Are Us HOTDOGS

“Just let the men stay naked as long as we girls can shop.”

Keep calm and have a Coca-Cola~ Copenhagen, Denmark Day 1.5 “Just let the men stay naked as long as we girls can shop” #advertisement

[TAIPEI] oo1. Frozen ice and flashing lights

Taipei in the summer heat – not my ideal kinda holiday. Nevertheless, street food and shopping makes up for everything! We conquered Ximending and Shih-lin Night Market.

Maldives – Bandos Island Resort

Sun, sand, sky, sea – recipe for indulgences. And thus the three of us decided to go chasing dolphins in the setting sun! Maldives is indeed the perfect getaway. Self-shot with Jocelyn, Brenda and He-Cui. My hair was especially yummy that day, with a tinge of sea-salt. The awesome crew! And thus our journey toContinue reading “Maldives – Bandos Island Resort”

Brisbane, King George Square

Someday I’d wish to be a true backpacker in Brisbane; just my haversack & laptop for a couple of weeks. Too many amazing streets to stroll along, colors and sights to see, vintage buildings to admire, and entertaining buskers to applaud. Liberal-minded people to talk to and be impressed by. Talents abound and magic toContinue reading “Brisbane, King George Square”

carcassonne & citadel

When I get a 3-day-off, I’m catching the next flight to Paris. After being home for 2 whole days, it’s too hot and stuffy. Perks of being sick consists of reading in bed all day and night. I’m barely three-quarters through the 700-page novel, and already am a newly converted Kate Mosse fan. Kate Mosse’sContinue reading “carcassonne & citadel”

hotel mulia senayan May’13

One night in Jakarta without setting foot proper in the capital is a pity, but I was sincerely too sleepy from jet lag and screwed-up cyclical body rhythms to get up from the comfortable bed. Here’s to the apparition that is me, that is not quite there in Jakarta. Hugeass room, just me and oneContinue reading “hotel mulia senayan May’13”

bright sunshine on a cold day

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and theContinue reading “bright sunshine on a cold day”

The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

“She dropped her shyness like a nightgown, and in the liquid glare of sunlight on old boards she held up her hands-as if, in the terror of the upcoming skirmish, she had at last understood that she was beautiful. In her own way.” ― Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of theContinue reading “The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West”

outside my window

The prettiest sights are almost invariably tainted howbeit calculated efforts to keep our perspectives crystal clear. A willfully affirmed fogged vision. We like what we see, forfeit what we don’t. That’s human beings for you. Yes, the world’s less glorious with your eyes wide open. What’s that stuck on your window panes? Maybe you shouldContinue reading “outside my window”