Having friends and family visiting meant it gave us a chance to play tourist over the last month or so. One of our trips brought us all the way to Tai-O, a fishing village near Lantau Island. This quiet little village doesn’t wake up till after 12noon and makes for a nice walk before all the tourists start streaming in and crowding the small little...
We are young.
Yihui and Victor are possibly the youngest couple I’ve shot for. These two have been together for a while now and are getting married. I love the chemistry that these two have, even so early in the morning. Love, sometimes, should be as simple, as being young and carefree is.
A Sunday kind of love.
I want a love that will still be there on Monday, ready to stay in bed as long as life will allow. I want a love that knows the Funday never has to end, that Sunday can last for the rest of your life. Taken from Thought Catalog: I Want a Sunday Funday Kind of Love
This shoot was a while back now, but couldn’t resist putting up more shots of this super fun loving couple! We had a small-ish space to work with, but made do, the energy in the room was great, Sophie the pug joined in the shenanigans too and kept wanting to be included. There’ll (really) never be another dull moment.
Of light meters and matters.
Hello. I know it’s been a while. But here is what I’ve been up to. Hong Kong is such a charming place. I never knew why people love coming here, but I might have a slight idea now. It has only been about a week, but so far, this city reminds me of an Asian version of Italy - and I’m quite enjoying it so far. So, I’ll be updating again...
This is Sophie. She is super cute. And she is bad ass.
I miss this.
I miss this place. The times where people would come over, cook dinner together, grab drinks, sit around on the rooftop freezing our butts off. Even the times when I sat with Kara, after dinner, listening to music, chilling out and reading a book on the couch with a hot chocolate on those cold wintry nights. Love the silence, the peace around this space.
One day soon, I will.
Dreaming of the wine country, jumping off jetties, riding waves, walking through hills, driving on highways. California, I’m coming back for you soon.
Dear favourite-est psych, You’re in a faraway land, and we’re all missing you heaps, but doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate your birthday! Thanks for being there always, for all the caffeine we have inhaled on Saturdays, all the brunches/lunches/dinners/desserts we have had - it’s been awesome and still is (even through Whatsapp). I hope we’ll be the same...
Of a highland proposal.
This was shot sometime in June - (now you know how backlogged I am heh) in Genting Highlands where a really good friend planned a proposal for his now fiancée! Of course, alot of planning went into this and it started about 3 days before where he gathered a bunch of us to help him out! Best part is that she never knew that he was that romantic and was completely overwhelmed. The Lego...
In Cambodia, we notice windows and doors too.
My obsession with windows and doors in Cambodia, beautifully old and worn.
On tippy toes.
I miss this pretty place.
Also. My happy place. Not a care in the world. Everything is white, powder. Cold. Love the feeling of frozen fingers and toes. Sinking into soft soft snow while looking up into the expanse of the universe, stars and all. South Island, New Zealand, circa 2010.
Of greens and love.
Some shots from Letitia and Jeremy’s very quick engagement session. I love greenery and plenty of sun! I wish my nose wasn’t so stuck so that I could breathe in the fresh morning air and all the fresh cut grass. Plus, I’ve really missed shooting on a 50mm after all the 35mm loving. Time for a lens me thinks!
How precious are these moments.
Cambodia, circa 2011.
Around the wharf.
I love how everyday at about 4.15pm, the golden sunlight filters through our office, and then at about 5pm or so, we always manage to catch the brilliant sun setting in the distance. Little things like that make every day so much easier to get through; when you know that something beautiful is waiting for you at the end of the 45 unread emails in your inbox, or the numerous spreadsheets open...
What I did today.
I got out of bed, took a walk around the house, took photos of random things around my room, baked cookies and bread. How very productive.
I love stripes.
Date a girl that travels.
You’ll also recognize a girl who travels by the fact that she’s always amazed at the world around her, no matter if she’s in her home town or in a place that’s totally new. She sees beauty all around her, not just the ones featured in travel guides or shown in postcards. A girl who travels has developed a deeper appreciation for life. She won’t judge you, or...
Found this in my archives.
Home is where my heart is.
As cliched as it sounds, and probably is. I know how it feels to have moved endlessly across oceans and apartments. Hold different sets of keys everyday, live out of a suitcase. It’s true, it’s both exciting and crazily exhausting at the same time. Don’t get me wrong, packing a suitcase to go somewhere new is and always will be one of the many things I really enjoy doing and I...
5 years ago today.
Digging a hole and the walls are caving in Behind me air’s getting thin but I’m trying I’m breathing in Come find me It hasn’t felt like this before It hasn’t felt like home before you And I know it’s easy to say but it’s harder to feel This way And I miss you more than I should Than I thought I could Can’t get my mind off of you I know you’re scared that I’ll soon be over it That’s...
More of Cinque Terre.
Because it is so incredibly pretty.
Torino is a short 2 hour (we did think it was only 45mins though) train ride out of Milan Central. Unfortunately, we caught it on a rather dreary day and got in rather late too. The little city which everyone thinks is full of industrial parks making Fiat cars is actually a rather charming town with plenty of palaces and piazzas to explore. It also has one of the bigger street...
On one of our train rides in Italy, we sat opposite this guy - does he not remind you of Robert De Niro?!
One more for the (growing) list.
Cinque Terre, Italy.
Circa 1996, San Francisco, California. My parents brought me here more than 10 years ago. I went back to try to find the same spot, but couldn’t. I guess that’s how much things change, the landscape, the lookout points, all wear and tear over the years. My dad still has those big square frames and still wears that green jacket, mum still has those high set cheekbones and that...
… to start packing those bags again and go travelling.
Dogs and cats.
You're everywhere I go.
Look where we've been.
Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand New Zealand South Korea Amsterdam Germany Switzerland Monaco, France St. Tropez, France Avignon, France Arles, France Paris, France London, UK Cambodia Bali LA San Francisco Anaheim, Disneyland Sydney - I love travelling with you. So here’s to more days spent in beautiful cities, exploring and wandering...
A very colourful day.
These two awesome people soaked up some colour, literally for some great shots today! Thank God for the gorgeous weather and such beautiful people.
Sometimes, life deals you a shit hand. You take it as it comes, you don’t really have much of a choice. You plod along, feeling angry, bitter, and all those ‘why me?’ questions keep getting thrown into your every day conversations. You move on. Move forward. Let go. Life is not fair. But, maybe, one day, or maybe even two, someone turns around and says ‘Sorry’. ...
The (Berkeley) Hills and a happy new year!
Sorry about the uber long hiatus. The new year has come and we’re officially in 2012. Along the midst of everything, my harddisk crashed which left me mourning and frantically and desperately backing up every single thing I have and also trying to retrieve lost files. I’ve established some must-do and must go items for the year (including backing up file more efficiently). I forsee...
The Guerilla Cafe.
A small Blue Bottle Coffee serving joint with sunlight sifting through the large open windows. Check out the size of those lattes! Love love drinking coffee out of a big bowl :) The food is fresh, tomatoes couldn’t get any crunchier, avocados couldn’t get any greener. Mmmhmmm!
Thank you for never letting go, love.
What's in my bag #1.
So decided to do a series of what’s in my bag(s). Here’s my new satchel from Markit, Melbourne; Keepcup; Alphabet wallet, Moleskine; Muji diary and pencil box; keys; iPhone/iPod; Sunnies; Klipsch earphones.
I love the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks, wind brushing past my face, the smell of clean, fresh, water. Lying on green grass, slightly damp, feeling the sun pierce through my skin. These are the moments I live for.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi You and me, let’s go; inspire, be.
9 Dec, 2011.
It’s today. I realized that twice, (2005 and 2007), I’ve written about a rented place. Funny how I’m still that transient person up till now.
July 24, 2009.
Ah, I remember those days where I’d write. Where has those mindless dreaming gone? - +72 I know how fast it’ll all pass, But this is more than I could ask for Time could run Like water Nevermind, we say It’s still another day Yours, mine Everything to ponder To dream and catch Passing stars We’ll stare in wonderment Muse on endlessness Bottle it all up For memory’s sake; +72, I’m...
The (somesay) surf capital of the world, home of O’Neil - Santa Cruz. This is actually pretty much what we saw besides a bit of the town center, for lunch cos we were super behind time in getting to LA. It reminds me of what places like Interlaken, Switzerland and Queenstown, NZ would be like in winter - people wearing wetsuits around town, grabbing lunch and hitting the...
Us and the Bay Fog + Alcatraz.
Found this series of little Matty boy :) He has the most blur and adorable face ever. D and J, one day Matty is really gonna hate us for ruining his reputation with the girls with all these incriminating photos of him. Hehe. Awww. I miss this little boy already.
California, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, 2011.
So I guess with every trip there’s always an epic story, let’s just say ours was filled with so many we wouldn’t know where to start. There was the flying roaches, the carparks of doom, the endless rain, OUTSOURCED, tai di with accents, really awesome food…and the list goes on. I’m glad the troops came to visit and I’m...
The early Christmas.
I love the feeling that Christmas is right round the corner and what better way to look forward to it than an early Christmas present from a dear friend (check out her blog, she has great taste and style!) Thanks babe!