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    Inspiration, Travel

    Icelandic Magic

    For someone who spent most of her life in land-scarce, urban Singapore, a place like Iceland feels almost unreal. To be able to lay eyes on mountains as breathtaking as the ones we casually drove by on our road trip, and witness the efforts of thousands of years of unrelenting water activity take shape in the form of awe-inspiring fjords and waterfalls was an immense privilege that I was thankful to have. No photo or video can do justice to the true magic of the moments you spend on glaciers, hills or craters, taking in the vastness of the Icelandic terrain.

    It was then that I learnt to silence the hundred and one thoughts that I usually have swirling around in my head, and focus my attention on the multitude of sensations and emotions that surfaced in the moment. Those feelings of wonder, gratitude and exhilaration are permanently etched in the deepest corners of my mind, serving as reminders that we are but specks in the greater scheme of things, and that the world is so much bigger than we know.

    Dyrhólaey, Iceland
    Goðafoss, a waterfall in Iceland

    Kirkjufell, a mountain in Iceland featured in Game of Thrones

    Arnarstapi, a small village in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in IcelandArnarstapi, a small village in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in IcelandRock formations along the coast of Arnarstapi, a small village in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in IcelandRock formations along the coast of Arnarstapi, a small village in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in IcelandBarnafoss, the Children's Falls in West IcelandBarnafoss, the Children's Falls in West IcelandJökulsárlón glacier lagoon in IcelandSunset at Höfn, Iceland

    Travel

    Japan Photo Diary

    I visited Kyoto and Tokyo in late 2016, and recently came across some of the photos that I shot while I was there. What stood out for me most about Japan was how modernity and culture coexisted in perfect harmony, one never outshining the other, but rather, complementing one another to create a richness in the society that I really admired. I suppose this was also reflected in various aspects of urban Japanese society – Tokyo was incredibly bustling and fast-paced, but underneath it all, that sense of mindfulness still came through.

    I also had tons of fun exploring Tokyo’s thriving thrift and vintage culture. My favourite find? Pressed blooms against a preserved newspaper clipping from 18th century France. I found it at a market in Shibuya, sold by a Japanese collector now based in Paris.

    Scroll down to take a look at some of my favourite moments!

    A traditional wedding procession at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan

    Nigatsu-dō at Tōdai-ji, a temple in Nara, Japan

    Nigatsu-dō at Tōdai-ji, a temple in Nara, Japan

    Nigatsu-dō at Tōdai-ji, a temple in Nara, Japan

    Friendly deer at Nara Park in Japan

    Kinkaku-ji Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan

    Kinkaku-ji Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan

    At the Kinkaku-ji Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan

    Gion district in Kyoto, Japan

    View of Mount Fuji from Kawaguchiko

    A vintage market near Shibuya in Tokyo, JapanVintage ware found at Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan Vintage ware found at Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan

    Outfits, Personal, Style, Travel

    A lazy weekend in Batam

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    Over the long CNY weekend, my extended family and I took a short three-day trip to Batam where we had the most amazing time (as documented on my Instagram account). It was a well-needed getaway and a good break from all the madness of a copywriting intern’s life. I managed to snap this lazy outfit in between swims and sea activities – I packed light and kept my outfits simple and breezy so I could move around easily yet stay fresh under the sun. This black blouse is my go-to lazy top while these drawstring pants are a recent find from the sale rack at Forever 21. I’ve been very into the whole joggers/drawstring pants trend lately, I do hope that it’ll be around for quite some time because these pants are the most comfiest things! I pulled the outfit together with a bright pink crossbody – a gift from a friend many years ago from Cambodia. It’s always useful to have a statement piece to style your looks around when you’re away from home!