President’s Day at Pier 39, San Francisco

Day after we touched down on San Francisco was the United States’ President’s Day on February 17th. We took a tram from Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel to Pier 39 aka Fishermen’s Wharf, which was mad crowded. That island on the other side in the picture below, by the way, is Alcatraz! We were just in time to catch Tulipmania! PIER 39 […]

For the Love of Music

Inspired by LP Cover Lover, an amazing site containing the world’s greatest collection of record album covers from the golden age of LPs, I checked out Amoeba Music on my recent trip to San Francisco. Occupying a 24,000 square foot former bowling alley on the eccentric Haight-Ashbury district, Amoeba Music is the world’s largest independent […]

Travel-diary: Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco

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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 we […]

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

♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue

{Prologue} Reina Yamaguchi’s 1999 Nagoya To most children, the boogeyman and clowns were stuff of nightmares. But she had long associated fear with the sickly sweet scent of candy floss, and vibrant colours. In the nebula of her subconscious, colours haunted her dreams and taunted her waking hours. When she allowed herself to close her […]