London · Travel

[Short Let London] Your Home Away From Home

Travelling behaviour of millennial globetrotters have, in many ways, been shaped by digital media. Our lives revolve around fitting snippets of travel experiences, ranging from meals to iconic landmarks and scenery, into picture-perfect 1080 X 1080 px squares. You would think that when it comes to choosing a place to stay, accessibility would be the main consideration -… Continue reading [Short Let London] Your Home Away From Home

Asia · Cafés - Singapore · Food heaven

J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin

Just last week, I gushed over my weekend at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore (HJTS), and promised to share more about J65 - HJTS' very own F&B outlet. So here's a long pictorial essay. As a precaution, do not proceed on an empty stomach as it will be sure to growl at these food-porn up ahead. I had the pleasure… Continue reading J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin

Asia · Korea · Travel

SEOUL DIARIES 027: WELCOME TO MY PIGEONHOLE

Located at a secluded corner in Gangnam district, Morning Guesthouse is virtually invisible to the foreign tourist. It took me a good hour and a half to track down Jaeyeong Building on foot from Gangnam Station in the sweltering summer heat. They have got quite a number of rooms in pigeon-hole sizes, each equipped with… Continue reading SEOUL DIARIES 027: WELCOME TO MY PIGEONHOLE

Australia · Melbourne

[MELBOURNE] oo3. Grand Hyatt Melbourne

제가 멜버른에 갔을 때 호텔 방의 인테리어돌며 (✖╭╮✖) 열이 때문에 12 시간 잤다. 그 후 일하러 준비 일어났다. 멜버른에있는 그랜드 하얏트 호텔에 머무는 즐길 수 있습니다. 호텔 방은 넓고 크고 개인 미팅 룸이있다. 침대에서 일어나 싶지는 않을! 아플 때, 작품은 끔찍한 일이다. 좋은 동료에를 향한 감사. Running a fever whilst spending a day in Melbourne meant sleeping for 12 hours straight, then waking up… Continue reading [MELBOURNE] oo3. Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Europe · London · Travel

London Lovin’: Vintage Shopfronts

Shops like these you'll never find them in Asia. Especially where I come from, space is so constrained that anything below 3-floors will be extinct in the next 5 years or so. Baffled by re-modelling works of architecture in the European cities where its aesthetic appeal lies in its vintage houses! Swarovski is sandwiched between… Continue reading London Lovin’: Vintage Shopfronts

Europe · London · Travel

London Lovin’: Time is Immemorial

One thing I've come to realise about most European cities: they have clocks or clock towers in almost every street. War Memorials too, it seems they value their history as much as time is immemorial. Says a lot about its people being proud of their history. xoxo, Viktoria Jean

Europe · London · Travel

London Lovin’: City Grandeur

Overeager to see everything on my first trip to London, I took to exploring West End on foot. My fingers were working the shutter overtime, attempting to capture everything. Which I soon realised was impossible! Damn, the rush to see it all wasn't worth it. Why click fast and leave for another touristy scene, only… Continue reading London Lovin’: City Grandeur

Adventure · Catharsis · Dance · Musing · My life

Dancing to the backdrop of a slow descending grey

Found this picture which reminds me of how I was when I was young (but obviously this kid is so much cuter, thinner, and prettier than I was), in leotards + black tights and pink  ballet shoes, (ribbons/bows in my hair because mummy loves them on my hair), stretching in chinese dance class. I miss… Continue reading Dancing to the backdrop of a slow descending grey

Adventure · Bucket list · Indulgences · Landscape · My life · Pictures · Travel

Maldives – Bandos Island Resort

Sun, sand, sky, sea - recipe for indulgences. And thus the three of us decided to go chasing dolphins in the setting sun! Maldives is indeed the perfect getaway. Self-shot with Jocelyn, Brenda and He-Cui. My hair was especially yummy that day, with a tinge of sea-salt. The awesome crew! And thus our journey to… Continue reading Maldives – Bandos Island Resort

Adventure · Indulgences · My life · Pictures · Travel

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

Adventure · Bucket list · Café · My life · Pictures · Travel

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! The reknowned SkyTower in Auckland, right around the building next to our… Continue reading Auckland May 2013

Adventure · Asia · Jakarta · Landscape · My life · Pictures · Silhouettekiss · Travel

hotel mulia senayan May’13

One night in Jakarta without setting foot proper in the capital is a pity, but I was sincerely too sleepy from jet lag and screwed-up cyclical body rhythms to get up from the comfortable bed. Here's to the apparition that is me, that is not quite there in Jakarta. Hugeass room, just me and one… Continue reading hotel mulia senayan May’13

Adventure · China · Landscape · My life · Pictures · Shanghai · Silhouettekiss · Travel

shanghai march ’13

Busy streets, busy lives. Vintage gardens of the Shanghainese. Short peaceful roundabout by the river~ Before heading for the best Xiaolongbao/pork dumplings settlement  in the city 😀   Palm-sized dumplings, sipped with a straw.  Foodgasmic contents~   International symbol of comfort, source of caffeine sustenance: my desperate attempt at staying on high alert for a… Continue reading shanghai march ’13

#mood · Adventure · Landscape · My life · Pictures · Silhouettekiss

outside my window

The prettiest sights are almost invariably tainted howbeit calculated efforts to keep our perspectives crystal clear. A willfully affirmed fogged vision. We like what we see, forfeit what we don't. That's human beings for you. Yes, the world's less glorious with your eyes wide open. What's that stuck on your window panes? Maybe you should… Continue reading outside my window