Monday, November 19, 2012

Next destination: India.

So I've had this idea of travelling to India for a while now. And it's peculiar, because when i exclaim my excitement for this trip, people seem to give me strange looks: "why on earth would you want to go there?" and more often than not they add some delightful joke about food poisoning. 

[Maybe they have a point. I spent a few days in utter pain last week after an unlucky encounter with some nasty Thai food. Crossing my fingers the experience won't repeat itself in India.]

But why India?

Despite the ubiquitous poverty and the somewhat squalid environment, India seems to be brimming with culture and vivacity. The stark grandeur of old India with its maharajas and Crown Jewels, colonial India with its British influence. I am literally brimming with excitement to explore the diversity of the expansive subcontinent- from north to south, rural to metropolis. 

Maybe my imaginings of India are exaggerated and unrealistic, but I get the feeling like I won't be disappointed.........

Just got to get around to booking the tickets! 

Photos from Vogue UK: 
"Lily takes a trip," July 2005 by Tim Walker from
" Indian Summer," September 2007 by Patrick Demarchelier from

Friday, November 16, 2012


It's that time of year again! Another year of study over, 3 months of time to expend. Such an expanse of time, which I promise myself this year, like every other year, I will not waste away. With the festive season looming, crazy customers and insanely long shifts at work to look forward to [or rather dread], I look to February when I can escape to some exciting, exotic location. 

February vacations have become somewhat of a tradition now. 2 years ago, Europe. Last year, Japan.  
Tokyo. Kyoto. Osaka. Nara. Kobe. 

The dichotomy of the so very traditional and insanely modern. The order and cleanliness of the cities. The incredible politeness and helpfulness of the locals [despite the language barrier]. The beautiful food. The unbelievable shopping. The breathtaking scenery. A culture shock indeed, a place to awake the senses, just the escape I needed.

I simply can't wait for my next February adventure!
May all your wishes come true.
At Fushimi Inari. 
MUJI- going kooky for stationery.  
Disneyland carousel.

Vintage shopping at Shimokitazawa. 
Nutritious Brekky: Tempura Prawn Udon. 
Unlock my heart.
 At Umeda Sky Building, Osaka. 
Bits and Bobs.
At Toji Temple Market, Kyoto.  
Hanayashiki Theme Park- Asakusa, Tokyo. 
Candy, candy, candy. 

Vintage Kimonos at Toji Temple Market. 

 Kate Moss  at Harajuku.