[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”

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”

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”

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

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”

A Hat Full of Sky

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

breakfast at midnight

It feels like one of those nights “22 is basically the only age you can use as leverage. Meaning that because it’s the exact age between life-as-you-know-it and what will later be known as ‘real life’ (that’s scientifically proven, of course), people expect you to make some mistakes. Mistakes like overcooking a pot-roast or datingContinue reading “breakfast at midnight”

♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo1

{Installation} – [oo1] …he rolls the strange word around his tongue, “Home.” To a vagabond, the concept of belonging constantly emerges as an entirely new sensation. January 2017 South Korea Jae cruises down Myeongdong alley, slows down only to briefly admire a pair of attractive well-heeled legs that were thinly veiled by sheer hosiery, elegantlyContinue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo1”

primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.

“I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles.” ― Audrey Hepburn

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”

I love you as certain dark things are loved

“And I, infinitesima­l being, drunk with the great starry void, likeness, image of mystery, I felt myself a pure part of the abyss, I wheeled with the stars, my heart broke loose on the wind.” ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

rough winds do shake the darling buds of May

Bangkok (for leisure! I can finally lug my huge pink luggage out for some foreign air) Bombay Perth Haneda – Tokyo Jakarta Auckland Manila Denpasar-Bali Bangkok (again) New Delhi I seem to have an unprescribed affinity with Asian sectors. Not that I’m complaining! (: Fall in love with whatever you do, there will always beContinue reading “rough winds do shake the darling buds of May”

suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we stillContinue reading “suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight”

keeping passion at bay (or surrendering blindly to it)

“Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path. No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehowContinue reading “keeping passion at bay (or surrendering blindly to it)”

vividly awake in every sense

“Time to leave now, get out of this room, go somewhere, anywhere; sharpen this feeling of happiness and freedom, stretch your limbs, fill your eyes, be awake, wider awake, vividly awake in every sense and every pore.” ― Stefan Zweig, The Post-Office Girl