This is HELLO and GOODBYE

Bidding farewell to the room and bed @ BLU Home Guesthouse that has kept me warm and well-rested for the past 6 nights. And this is me saying: HELLO JEJU ISLAND!   Embracing the next part of my adventure with KRISPY in Jeju!! Will meet her at Gimpo airport before our flight, and since I’m checkingContinue reading “This is HELLO and GOODBYE”

You don’t have to say you love me

“I suppose the things that you always take for granted, that you don’t even notice, are what you miss the most.” — Sarra Manning (You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me)

Travel-diary: Istanbul

Titanic Hotel, Port Bakirkoy Almost entered the elevator in my fluffy bathroom slippers. Thankfully my room’s close enough to run back to from the level lobby. Chocolates for brunch, with Krispy Kreme donuts and Coffee Frappucino at the universal symbol for coffee. Catching up on some reading while the day’s still young. Capacity shopping mallContinue reading “Travel-diary: Istanbul”

and a new chapter of our lives begin

We’ve come sucha long way baby… I’m happy for all of us Taller than Roomie  in my heels *evil cackle* With Krispy the graduated ‘senior’ teehee. Congratulations Joyce and Enqi!!! *grouphug* :”) My throw-hat moment tomorrow &… I don’t have the freaking guts to do anything crazy, in front of 1000 graduands, like the guyContinue reading “and a new chapter of our lives begin”

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

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, goContinue reading “we lived through a lifetime and the aftermath”

Once in a while I think about the planet

The person I am in 2013 pretty much agrees with the person I was in 2011, albeit less naive, less afraid to speak the hell up. ‘Tis been an eventful week, too much to express in a short post >< And not worth remembering. Impressions of person(s) utterly destroyed hence the reluctance to see itContinue reading “Once in a while I think about the planet”

Fire it up, let’s go get this thing stuck

Dance-date with darling Krys Elisabeth! Instagram sums up my precious one and only day back at home this week. I love you back, KEL to my VJL! 😉 And this is why I have a regular spot at my favourite Starbucks cafe. Somedays I wake up in a foreign bed in a hotel 1200 nauticalContinue reading “Fire it up, let’s go get this thing stuck”

oo4 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

The kids today are gone away petitioning the dust Just misfit melancholy dregs gone lost in the mall Wanderers to nowhere at all It was never in Max’s honest intentions to fall asleep with his head in Devynn’s lap. It was never in his expectations that she would stay to watch him fall asleep. SheContinue reading “oo4 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦”

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

New Delhi ’13

Gastroenteritis and colitis diagnosed this afternoon, Doctor at Raffles Hospital granted me 2 days of medical leave. Nevertheless still really loved New Delhi, especially the food (oh the bane of my ever weakening digestive system). To think I used to have awesome gastrointestinal power… Anyway, here’s The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi! 🙂 Outdoor swimming complex!Continue reading “New Delhi ’13”

Viktoria Jean

Chopping off my waist-length hair is probably the best decision I’ve made in a while; & with it comes an even stronger impulse for a complete overhaul. Hello World! (because Krispy tells me to write Viktoria with a K and it does look better) Did something else on impulse this morning, details of which willContinue reading “Viktoria Jean”

in itty-bitty pleasures we revel

Couple of days ago I revived the much-missed feel of carrying dead-weight heavy books in my arms… by hitting the public library! Which, sadly I have avoided since, 4 years ago, I found actual shit between pages of Nora Roberts. By then I’ve forced myself to accept the fact that people do bring public booksContinue reading “in itty-bitty pleasures we revel”

Auckland May 2013

We had a longer staycation in the capital of New Zealand where the sun sets at 5 late afternoon and it’s comfortably cold without needing heavy coats. Some visual simulation of Auckland’s big city sophistication as captured from my lenses… here we go!

this post is written by a very happy person

Exciting collaboration with onekindofkrispy my dear fellow Scorpio dancer cum partner-in-crime!! Really happy to be dancing because while the music is playing suddenly we’re without a care in the world. If we manage to make you say “you girls dance like sluts” we take it as a compliment and thank you in advance 🙂 teehee. I’m backContinue reading “this post is written by a very happy person”

never underestimate your own magic

Today I started off with a very simple goal: to be the reason behind a stranger’s smile. All I needed to do was simple, but the task itself could range from easy-peasy to downright impossible. But you know what? I saw a whole lot of smiles today that reflected how uncomplicated a simple gesture ofContinue reading “never underestimate your own magic”

the front porch

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine orContinue reading “the front porch”