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! ;)




Night out at Bodega
Hamming it up at Odong-do
Cafe-hopping and late night drinks
Shots with a dear Korean friend
Prettiest edible artwork
Dinnering at Diane, lovely restaurant on a hill

Saturday, September 1, 2012


There's really nothing like wandering about neatly manicured lawns. These photos were taken at a lovely colonial restaurant within Fort Canning. Beautiful day, beautiful atmosphere.

We had a spot of tea at Rochester Park. Another one of my favourite weekend places. This is my tai-tai face. Goot? ;)

Just a short little post as I sit in a quiet corner at the al fresco section of Kith Cafe, Park Mall. I was adamant that no cafe in Singapore offered free wifi like Korea cafes did, but they proved me wrong - and I'm all the better for it ;)
Have a mucho glorious weekend! xx

Brighter than the sun.

So our beach bum date was pretty much successful (yay!) And all the forces that were against us, like a massive sleep debt and dark threatening clouds, could only waste away in the face of our buoyant, almost-giddy delight. It turned out to be quite a scorcher of a day, and we took cover under the gentle swaying of a (palm?) tree. The next best thing was, of course, huge icy relief from Ben & Jerry's. Now that completed our day.