Adventure · Books · Catharsis · Novelista

♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue I

{Prologue I} Reina Yamaguchi's 1999Nagoya If you believed that babies are born with no conscious memories - as blank as a paper, then children can be trained to be fearless, or conditioned to fear anything. Parents often warn their kids by injecting elements of horror. Headless ghouls, the boogeyman, killer clowns and strangers who offer… Continue reading ♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue I

My life · Silhouettekiss

When writing feels good again

For quite a while I've forgotten how writing was my main (perhaps only) catharsis for getting a load off my chest, or when I simply needed a go-to outlet as a person who never felt a need to pour my feelings out in entirety to someone else. Throughout my schooling days I've kept journals detailing… Continue reading When writing feels good again

#mood · Indulgences · My life · Travel

[DIARY] LOVE YOUR IMPERFECTIONS

31 days into 2015 and it has been surreal. I've been thankful each day for the people I've met, especially to those I've learnt to count on for simply being there. The obstacles in my current career are finally levelling out. I'm beginning to understand why some of my colleagues would fall in love with this jet-setting lifestyle. Don't be fooled… Continue reading [DIARY] LOVE YOUR IMPERFECTIONS

Books · Fashion

cracked perfection

"I am not the first person you loved. You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers. We have both known loss like the sharp edges of a knife. We have both lived with lips more scar tissue than skin. Our love came unannounced in the middle of the night.… Continue reading cracked perfection

Café · Cafés - Singapore

The Great Tom n Toms Escape

Life is endless escapism. Despite feeling very sick, I escaped to Tom n Toms to avoid the accumulating mess in my room which is the result of 3 travel luggages meshed by my bedside. I will have to start packing for my trip tomorrow, I swear. Meddling with my baby Lumix GF6 on a rainy… Continue reading The Great Tom n Toms Escape

#mood · Catharsis · My life · Novelista

HOW DO I

HOW DO I How do I sleep with voices in my head - telling me what to do, what to say, who to love in a torrential rain of unspoken words, this cascade of love misplaced from desired keepers whose intentions long expired; all memories are deadweight. How do I sleep with footsteps in my… Continue reading HOW DO I

Europe · Frankfurt · Travel

Micro-Chip, Macro Dreams

Could somebody invent a micro-chip for our brains, to programme us in such a way we can speak all the languages we will ever need? Frustrates me soooo so much that I can't speak German, and I'm in Frankfurt where everybody rattles off in their native tongue and all I can mumble back are Guten… Continue reading Micro-Chip, Macro Dreams

Adventure · Asia · Koh Samui · Thailand · Travel

[THAILAND] o10.Lamai Beach Samui

Ever taken a day from work to stroll all morning along the calmest beach on Koh Samui? I love how my traveling job makes it all easy to find myself on an entirely different city from day to day. Yet it makes me appreciative of nature's beauty on a minuscule scale. I'm all excitement and… Continue reading [THAILAND] o10.Lamai Beach Samui

Asia · Food heaven · Koh Samui · Thailand · Travel

[THAILAND] oo8.CoCo Tam’s Bar, Koh Samui

Day beds, bean bags, egg chairs, shishas and the island's most varied selection of cocktails on the beachfront: there's nothing not to love about CoCo Tam's Bar. The music was sooo good we had to ask the bartenders for their playlist! Ideal for after-dinner chillout drinks, we took a short walk here from H Bistro… Continue reading [THAILAND] oo8.CoCo Tam’s Bar, Koh Samui

Adventure · Asia · Koh Samet · Thailand · Travel

[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,… Continue reading [THAILAND] oo2.Island Lovin’

Book Reviews · Books

Pick of the Week

Karl Pilkington brandishes his unique class of intelligence once again in The Moaning of Life, a humourous take on the human condition and crucial ever-evolving global issues. In Trust Me, I'm Lying Ryan Holiday does an exposè of popular blogosphere; hook, line and sinker of the biggest liars in social media. Onto a lighter read,… Continue reading Pick of the Week

Book Reviews

At Least You’re in Tuscany: A Somewhat Disastrous Quest for the Sweet Life

I received this book in exchange for a review, and here it is! By Jennifer Criswell Published September 28th 2012 by Gemelli Press LLC MY REVIEW: "It was this trip, during which I learned to say "yes" to every adventure, during which I'd felt romance and trusted my instincts, that convinced me that if I… Continue reading At Least You’re in Tuscany: A Somewhat Disastrous Quest for the Sweet Life

Adventure · Asia · Dubai · Silhouettekiss · Travel

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… Continue reading 5 Things I Learnt about Dubai

Musing · My life

Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take

A meeting, a perfume launch, and an after-work HappyHour at Words Worth -- all these on my only day home this week! Loving what I do because I could be spending the entire day in bed with my truckload of books, but if I'm not filling up my days and making sure I'm dead beat… Continue reading Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take

Adventure · Europe · Salzburg · Travel

Travel-diary: Beautiful Graffiti in Salzburg

Random Graffiti along an underpass in Salzburg, Austria Sound of Music themed, and Mozart-inspired graffiti - too pretty, I had to take photos! Freedom of artistic expression - truly liberating.

Catharsis · Food heaven · Quote of the Day

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

Books · Quote of the Day

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

Apocalypse · Catharsis · Musing · My life

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… Continue reading we lived through a lifetime and the aftermath