[NEW YORK] EAT. SHOP. REPEAT

“I love New York. You can pop out of the Underworld in Central Park, hail a taxi, head down Fifth Avenue with a giant hellhound loping behind you, and nobody even looks at you funny.” ― Rick Riordan Eat, shop, dream, repeat! was all we did in New York during the winter. In early February,Continue reading “[NEW YORK] EAT. SHOP. REPEAT”

We live, as we dream – alone.

“Do you see the story? Do you see anything?… It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream – making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream sensation… No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existenceContinue reading “We live, as we dream – alone.”

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”

September Reads

These couple of chick-lit came in the mail from Book Depository! A cosy, much-desired break from heavy literature. Can’t wait to lose some sleep over them. Easy – Tammara Webber Hubble Bubble – Jane Lovering I Heart New York – Lindsey Kelk The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris – Jenny Colgan Unsticky – Sarra ManningContinue reading “September Reads”

prism of infinite spectrum

“You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking upContinue reading “prism of infinite spectrum”

If you love a flower…

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” ― Osho

eternal graffiti in the heart

“With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.” – Max Ehrmann Despite ups and downs (literally turbulence, and figuratively) life has been pretty awesome of late. I wouldn’t have traded summer for its worth in gold, and I’ll look positively forward to the rest of it. Itacho Sushi with Nataon Dia,Continue reading “eternal graffiti in the heart”

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

mask of the people

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.” ― James Baldwin

a man’s heart is a wretched, wretched thing

“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.” ― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

she’s all the lifeboats you need

Hands up if you’ve got an eternal crush on Jack Dawson. “Well, yes, ma’am, I do… I mean, I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or, whoContinue reading “she’s all the lifeboats you need”

the next crazy venture

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road