San Francisco · Travel · USA

Sausalito – Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (III)

Took a snapshot at this lovely residential estate cum diner by the bay! Loving how the baby blues of the house were in perfect pastel harmony with the cloud-streaked blues of the skies and crystal clear turquoise of the sea. We were finally in Sausalito, after biking from the pier, then across the Golden Gate Bridge!… Continue reading Sausalito – Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (III)

Café · Cafés - Europe · Cafés - London · Europe · London · Travel

Caffe Vergnano 1882

A while ago, I got to enjoy some much desired me-time in London! Originally from France, the British branch of Caffe Vergnano 1882 sits right across from Chancery Lane station, a short walk away from the likes of Prufrock and Department of Coffee and Social Affairs. Everybody else was shopping at SOHO or Oxford Circus… Continue reading Caffe Vergnano 1882

Café · Cafés - Copenhagen · Cafés - Europe · Copenhagen · Europe · Travel

The Living Room, Copenhagen

Cafè culture in Copenhagen is amaaaazing! Touched down in the morning at 6am, slept for 3hrs, until the silence of the hotel room made me so darn restless. So, I embarked on the list of coffee-places I wanted to visit! First stop: The Living Room @ Larsbjørnstræde. The street is lined with indie cafès, vintage… Continue reading The Living Room, Copenhagen

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

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

Boat Girl: A Memoir of Youth, Love & Fiberglass

I received this book from Beating Windward Press in exchange for an honest review, and here it is! Published October 1st 2012 by Beating Windward Press LLC MY REVIEW: Melanie Neale's memoir evokes a scenic memory of the Bahamas and Florida - an elusive beginning to a heartbreaking story of growing-up and falling apart in… Continue reading Boat Girl: A Memoir of Youth, Love & Fiberglass

Book Reviews

Confessions of a Hostie: True Stories of an International Flight Attendant

I received this book from Monsoon Books in exchange for a review, and here it is! Published July 1st 2012/October 28th 2013 by Monsoon Books MY REVIEW: "Caffeine is not a drug - it's a vitamin. Comedian Steven Wright makes a joke about how he first makes an instant coffee just so he has the… Continue reading Confessions of a Hostie: True Stories of an International Flight Attendant

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

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

#mood · Adventure · Musing · My life · Silhouettekiss

Psychoanalysis of Strangers

We all derive false impressions upon first sight. I see an old lady with a jewellery pushcart and think how pitiable to be working at her age. She must be terribly in need of money, or perhaps her children have left her. My mind goes wild thinking of possibilities to define her situation. Don't we… Continue reading Psychoanalysis of Strangers

Catharsis · Musing · My life

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 it… Continue reading Once in a while I think about the planet

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 · Books · My life · Novelista · Silhouettekiss

♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo2

{Installation} - [oo2] Noemie Matsumoto is accustomed to getting what she wants. A girl with a purpose. February 2017South Korea “Noemie is late! I tried dialling her cellphone but it’s been going straight to voicemail.” “I wouldn’t be too worried. Knowing Noemie, she’s possibly hooked up with some fella on her way to Miller’s.” Reina… Continue reading ♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo2

Books · Catharsis · Indulgences · My life · Novelista · Quote of the Day · Silhouettekiss

♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo1

{Installation} - [oo1] …he rolls the strange word around his tongue, “Home.”To a vagabond, the concept of belonging constantly emerges as an entirely new sensation. January 2017South Korea Jae cruises down Myeongdong alley, slows down only to briefly admire a pair of attractive well-heeled legs that were thinly veiled by sheer hosiery, elegantly crossed at… Continue reading ♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo1

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

#mood · Adventure · Books · My life

credo ut intelligam

credo ut intelligam I believe so that I may understand   “This is an important lesson to remember when you're having a bad day, a bad month, or a shitty year. Things will change: you won't feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most.… Continue reading credo ut intelligam

Adventure · Asia · Bucket list · Food heaven · Indulgences · Koh Samet · Musing · My life · Pictures · Thailand · Travel

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

Adventure · Books · Bucket list · My life · Pictures · Quote of the Day

keeping passion at bay (or surrendering blindly to it)

“Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path. No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehow… Continue reading keeping passion at bay (or surrendering blindly to it)

#mood · Adventure · Books · Musing · Quote of the Day

if you can be faithless

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul; if you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy. ― Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Adventure · Bucket list · Musing · Quote of the Day

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 or… Continue reading the front porch