Tuesday, November 13, 2012

summertime {part two}

“We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives in our own hands and hurl them out among the stars.”
― David Bottoms

<3 marks the spot - mt. hallasan, 7 july 2012
I suppose you couldn't've asked for better weather or a better location; in hindsight, everything seemed to have happened while I was slightly befuddled. I know I sort of downplayed it (aka the proposal) a lot, but really, it's a bit hard to put into words how I felt that day. No, I didn't cry; yes, I was completely thrown. And yes I had wanted to pee real badly - getting stuck on top of a dormant volcano with a huge need to visit the loo is no joke. In any case, I remember the quiet rustling wind, the sun beating down on us and making us all squinty-eyed, the moment he knelt down and I said yes really quickly to fend off curious onlookers (oopsie), the rather awkward feeling at having a ring on my finger (like a new extension of my self)...
Perfect moments don't need to be in a perfect setting, or happen on a perfect date with a perfect partner. Perfect moments come upon you when you least expect them to, when you are most yourself, and they are perfect each and every time you re-live them.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


This pretty pink-and-blue-hued skirt from lacepipe (one of my favouritest online stores) just makes me think of sweet summer days, slow sundowners and the like. I think we all need such moments of quiet reflection in our lives. Work has been extremely high tempo for some reason, and so I cherish these lovely weekends out in the sun. Oh and pardon the horrendous scabby knees - falling down on my knees (literally) has suddenly been happening with alarming frequency. Mortification doesn't even cut it. But well, scars make us stronger for life.

Monday, October 8, 2012

biker chic

 On the hunt for a solid pair of boots. Perspex looks great, but these pointy ones will do. In the meantime, I am living vicariously through Polyvore and dreaming of the day I can wear this outfit to work (probably never, really).

biker chic

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

lost in a sea of words


 Sometimes, all you need to chase away the blues is a cool, structured denim shirt. This piece was originally intended for the fiance, but I fished it out of his closet for its maiden debut - and I think the denim-on-denim pairing worked pretty well :) Say hi to my fluffy furball too; he loves a good belly rub wherever he is.

It's already October and we haven't gotten all the important details of our wedding settled yet (eeps). I know I should be panicking like crazy now, but strangely that isn't how I feel - which is a good thing I suppose..? And I have been pinning my heart out over at Pinterest - all these gorgeous garden weddings in the USA are an absolute dream. In hot and humid Singapore, one certainly must dream.

Friday, September 21, 2012

summertime {part one}


 black pig bbq, our delicious first meal / wandering around / clambering over rocks / climbing up Seongsan Ilchulbong, a volcanic crater / rolling green hills / breathtaking view / we made it to the top / watched the famed haenyo do their thing
This is a small glimpse of my very short, but very special, time in Jeju back in July. I think the both of us did a 10km road march - literally - that day. I suppose it did help me shed some fats, but my poor feet had never before gone through such torture! For anyone and everyone who intends to drive on Jeju Island, apply for an international driver's permit! Don't get caught out like we did :( Ah well; all these scenic spots and delving into Jeju's women-as-family-provider culture was pretty worth it.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

In all seriousness

Spent a lazy, cosy afternoon at Kith Cafe in Park Mall some weeks back. 
 The coffee was rather potent, and the salad was very pleasing to the eye (and very filling too I might add). What I love most about this place: the free wifi!

Like half of Singapore, we ventured out to revel in the Night Festival "festivities", although there honestly wasn't much to rave about. I think this is a wonderful initiative, but I thought this year's line-up was a little disappointing. The free entry into the National Museum of Singapore was a good thing though, as a means to escape the heat and the slowly burgeoning crowd outside. Outfit-wise, I opted for earthy tones, like my oat knitted top from Korea and brown riding shorts from hervelvetvase, mostly to complement my increasingly brown hair and brown-eyed contacts. Okay yes I am quite overdoing this :p

Anyhow, the best part of the night was evidently the crazy cool and kinda hip picture of us (yeah who am I kidding), which was an accidental and pleasant surprise - yay to good photo-taking skills! ;)