Saturday, April 30, 2011

Monthly Recap: April '11

Currently obsessed with:
Ryan Higa. Any boy that can make me laugh like that, deserves my attention.
Macarons. Yes, the obsession continues. Tried new flavours this month; black sesame and peanut butter.
Skin already showing signs of fatigue and aging.
Trying to tick off the first and easiest thing on my bucket list, but ain't easy considering I have thinning hair.
My logo design.
Coffee + condensed milk = pure energy goodness
God. Because He was obsessed with me first.
And this couple...
Laundry list of things memorable about the month:
Weddings, weddings, birthdays, graduations, graduations, graduations, baby showers and birthdays.
And of course, the Royal Wedding.
Bowling night.
Party, dressed up in school uniforms, gifts and blessings to two yummy mummies.
The most amazing Easter weekend ever. Like, wow.
Best camp experience ever. We will never be the same.
Sleeping only 11 hours across 3 days.
Taking a 14 hour nap and waking up in the evening.
Opening of ZARA's flagship store affecting sales at work.

Music stuck on repeat:
0330 - UKiss
Peaches - New Heights
Count on me - Bruno Mars
Love  - Jaeson Ma (ft. Bruno Mars)
Good life - One Republic
None but Jesus - Hillsong United

Books read(ing):

One Day - David Nicholls
Systematic Theology - Wayne Grudem

3 things I am thankful for this month:
The Cross.
Mac Book Pro.
Open Door family.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A little bit of my bucket list

dye my hair platinum blonde
spend Thanksgiving in the states
Songkran water festival in Thailand
have my name and picture in a magazine or newspaper
be featured in someone else's blog
live in New York City
eat pizza in Italy
kiss on the Eiffel tower
bungee jump with my boyfriend/fiancee/husband
go to a Yankee's game
become friends with numerous strangers I meet on the street, in the elevator, the check-out-chick etc
speak to young women about self-worth and identity
undergo DTS in Switzerland
speak fluent French
witness an eclipse, even better a solar eclipse
write a book
be 49kg
fly and cruise first-class
visit and sleep in a castle in England
drive down route 66
touch down in all seven continents
collect russian nesting dolls and teddy bears
have a ragdoll cat and a golden retreiver as pets
watch every movie that won the Academy Awards best picture
become an early riser
sponsor someone who makes a big breakthrough in art, religion, science, or fashion
renew wedding vows every 10 years
have a library in the house
mentor someone in the fashion industry
be acquainted with Anna Wintour
open a cafe, sell only fair-trade coffee
set slaves and prostitutes free, let's abolish human slavery!
have lots of miraculous testimonies up my sleeves
audition for Project Runway 
eat escargot (french snail dish)
start a fashion trend, or 'it' item
sponsor and financially support the seven missionaries in my family
eat cheese fondue in Sweden
count down at Times Square on New Year's eve
take acting or singing classes
style a fashion editorial for a renowned publication
sit in jury of an interesting murder case
perfect a macaron recipe
capture my 'unicorn'
This may be my bucket list, but ultimately it will not bother me if I do not kick half these buckets. What will bother and truly disturb me is, if I have lived a life that did not make a difference in this world, or speak truth into people's lives, bring joy and blessing, love and serve as many people as I could, nor lived out my calling according to God's purpose.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Looking for Carmen Sandiego

Carmen Isabelle San Diego is a fictional character featured in a series "Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?" about a criminal mastermind or secret double agent. Amusingly, the television series was created in response to a National Geographic survey that indicated Americans had alarmingly poor knowledge of geography. Tsk tsk tsk.
Photographer: Diego Diaz Marin
Model: Caterina Maiorana
Stylist: Marco Bellomo

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Street style: Pleated Skirts

Source: google image search

Summer Holiday

It is only April, (favourite month of the year, just because I like the sound of it. April, Avril.) and I am already making a list for my four months holiday at the end of the year in anticipation! Day-dreaming about it makes the chaos and stress of life that much bearable.

Have high-tea with girlfriends
Discover as many macaron flavours as possible
Learn french
Learn the drums
Sleep in 'til noon in my underwear
Watch and catch up with back to back episodes of gossip girl, bones, and mad men
Read a new book every week
Swim in my pool
Intern at a fashion house
Start journaling again
Get back on track with The Love of my life
Day dream, night dream
Coffee under the moonlight
Enjoy the hazy lazy days for they are limited
Appreciate some days of boredom
Take part in charity and street evangelical projects
Be involved with children's summer camp
Be inspired by what summer has to offer
Be on the lookout for my "unicorn" (that unbelievable, fascinating, wonderful, breathtaking, amazing, special, someone)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Shake Off the Dust, Fashion Gone Rogue

The most colourful prints of the season, and the most impeccable styling I've seen in awhile. I keep coming back to this editorial for inspiration, since I've been vying for more colour in my wardrobe!
Stylist: Laury Smith
Photographer: Marek Berry
Make up: Tsipporah Liebman
Source: fashiongonerogue

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A girl who reads

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was eleven, related herself to Matilda.

Find a girl who reads. You'll know that she does because she will always have a book in her bag. She's the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants, and knows never to judge a book by its cover. She applies the same principle to people.

She's the girl reading while waiting in that cafe down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the coffee no longer has steam coming up, it's cold, because she is kind of engrossed already. (She tends to miss her station on the train this way too.) Lost in the world of the author's making. Ask her if she likes the book. Buy her another cup of coffee.

She loves the gift of words, in poetry, in song lyrics. She's the one whose Facebook statuses are usually quotes that inspired her.

Let her know what you really think of Oscar Wilde, and if you got through the first chapter of a Jane Austen novel. Ask if she loves Alice or would like to be Alice. Understand that she knows the difference between book and reality. But she still dreams of Mr Darcy, and Noah Caulfield.

She'll talk as if the characters in the books are real. Because for awhile, they are. She is up at 3am clutching a book to her chest and weeping, over Marley's death, her favourite labrador golden retriever with a gold heart. She is the one that read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows all in one go, all through the night. She came of age with The Outsiders, Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mocking bird, Little Women, and The Virgin Suicides.

Marry a girl who reads. She can give you a colourful life. Because books give you the world and the worlds beyond it. If you marry her, you will have kids with strange names. She might give them unisex, two first names, because she loved Jesse Aaron. She will introduce your children to Cat in the Hat and Aslan, and take them to the Magic Faraway Tree. You will walk in the winters of your old age together and she will recite e. e. cummings under her breath.

Shoes for Cat-lovers

A quirky pair of feline footwear by Charlotte Olympia.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Dear Self,
Look at you. You're young. Why are you so scared? Stop being paralysed. Stop swallowing your words. Stop caring what other people think. Wear what you want. Say what you want. Listen to the music you want to listen to. Play it loud and dance to it (on the walk home)! Go out for a drive at midnight and forget that you have college the next day. Stop waiting for the weekend. Take risks. Tell secrets. This life on earth is too short.

Dear rain,
Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain. It's my day off tomorrow, and I want to spend it with you.

Friday, April 8, 2011

ZARA Look Book, April 2011

ZARA picks up all the right trends for the collection, with vibrant colour-blocking, 70's sophisticate, and my favourite, orange lipstick! P.S I worked for ZARA for three days, and was quite disappointed in its quality. That is all.
 source: fashiongonerogue

I am 23, going on 13

This has almost nothing to do with the Sound of Music. Let me just say that apparently I’m 30 going on 13. I don’t know what happened bu...