[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 of […]

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

“I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that’s where they begin. “ I love this book even as I’m sucked into the throes of its deepest tragedies. Even as I’d watched the movie midway through the book, I was unprepared for its ending. Nazism, constant bombings, war-torn countries […]

Shut Up and Dance

Remember this? My favourite NUS Dance Blast Shut Up and Dance (SUAD) Concert 2011 choreography by Xuzi, Erwin and Kevin. This video was taken (by Ulrica!!) during one of our last few vetting sessions with April Rodriguez, Joesar Alvar and Pat. It was a flurry of costume changes (twice during the 5-minute item), and running […]

[THAILAND] oo2.Island Lovin’

Headed for Thailand’s Koh Samui with my favourite travel pals in exactly 3 days’!! ❤ So stoked about scuba-diving, and living the island life in my friends’ resort. Also can’t wait to start partying at the local hotspots on Chaweng Beach. On our last trip to Koh Samet, another offshore party island in the Gulf of Thailand, […]

Boho-Chic Week: The K. Kollection

Fringe tassels, paisley prints and velveteen: I have uncovered the epitome of boho-chic. The none-can-have-it look – fashion statements adorned by exclusive, one-of-a-kind handcrafted accessories. What else speaks louder of individualism than the 100% hand-made? The Kkollection was created by an Atlanta based artist & writer K.J.Wright. She specializes in unique, hand crafted art and […]

Boho-Chic Week: Khalid & Bridges

Tired of wearing a dress that’s ‘so last season’? Fashion pieces that never go out of style – oh, if only. Now let’s think, which fashion fad never seems to die? Boho-chic, it seems, has its influences lurking in all the sneakiest ways. Drawing on bohemian & hippie influences, Boho-Chic began in the 1960s. Its […]

Book Review: Selling Scarlett

I received this book in exchange for an honest review, and here it is! Published April 13th 2013 by Barkley’s Books SYNOPSIS: Elizabeth DeVille doesn’t belong at a party like this–one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and cigars run higher than her grad school utility bills. Dragged out of seclusion by her […]

5 Things I Learnt about Dubai

This weekend, I’m in Dubai, feeling so lost about the city’s roads, culture, everything. With Harper’s Bazaar World of Fashion, Fashion Forward Season 2, Global Village 2013 – 2014 and all those exciting events going on, no doubt Dubai deserves being hailed as the regional fashion hub. There are just soooo many things I can’t […]

365 Guide New York City: Drink. Eat. $ave. Every Day of the Year. A Guide to New York City Restaurants and Bars.

I received this book from Hugo House Publishers Ltd in exchange for a review, and here it is! Monica DiNatale is no doubt an expert on dining out in NYC. This guide will make life for first-time NYC travelers a hell lot easier. Swishing through the pages, you’ll find the name of the bar/restaurant, its […]

we lived through a lifetime and the aftermath

For someone who’s a firm believer in New Year Resolutions, I’m not entirely convinced of its life-changing capabilities. Once in a while I look back upon my annual mandate, written with fervent excitement over the promise of a brand new year… “2011….I will make more friends, smile too often, take too many bad polaroids, go […]

[THAILAND] oo1. ISLAND AND THE CITY (Bangkok – Ko Samet)

The minute our home-bound aircraft took off, I missed Bangkok already. Even with my infected tummy hurting so badly from seafood poisoning, the land of a thousand smiles can’t shake me off. Thailand, I will be back!! The amount of insane things we did on this trip was kept to a minimal We capped it […]

188. “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”

As much as I love tea parties & amazing pastries, I prefer staying out of sunlight. Unless I’m with Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat. “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, […]

185. come with me

Enjoy the last day of 2012, everybody! Time to shed old baggage and lighten up. Start each year afresh, perhaps? By truly believing that every year will be better than the last, half the battle is already won. “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” ― Alfred Tennyson