mood board : poppy red

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"i always wished i could be a russian doll. a red one. with a big pair of bright blue eyes and painted on eyelashes and pink rosy cheeks. really rosy. and my mouth would be painted on red like a bow. i’d have a flower on my chest - a rose - and two small little hands by my side. and then i could be unwrapped, two, three, four times until i was small. really small." — Cassie Ainsworth in Skins

weekend roundup

Monday, August 18, 2014

photo from my instagram. i can never get enough of haruki murakami's books.

so hello! how did your weekend go? nothing special for me over the weekend, except that i get to spend more time with ken and just relax. i was invited to a wall climbing session but i got busy thinking whether i should go or not, and the fact that i have not been doing much outdoor activities for quite sometime, will i be fine? what about my anxiety of heights? if that really exist (i get scared out-of-my-mind on roller coasters, but then, who doesn't?). how does that even compare? excuses. excuses. maybe next time i will, and tell all about it, next time. p.s it is an indoor bouldering gym, by the way...

here's some links i love over the past week.

but first, chocolate lasagna.

what's not to love about these hotels?
uhh i need a vacation.

i had a sneaky gin + tonic +lemon yesterday after much temptation.. a.k.a pinning spree for hours.
i got myself some recipe on pinterest! here's more, my kind of happy treats. 
if only i had some watermelon for this! so so refreshing, especially for hot days.

how cute is this his & her cocktail glasses? a pair of mugs would be nice too, now, why did we never get any? 
- this is now added to my wishlist #neverendinglist

this stripped ipad mini case from kate spade is what i had in mind when i bought mine. 
i want something similar, it's sold out..

the perfect 'jumper'. minimal + classic <3

the safe altitude

Sunday, August 17, 2014

over the past two years, one of my favorite thing to do is taking these photos from my bedroom window. not a day goes by without me staring out there every now and then, just thankful for this place and this view. it may not be a view of mountains, or the sea, but that concrete jungle is always drenched in sun or rain, and the clouds are always pretty.

this is my shelter, my safe altitude.

radio silence

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

we were in the car yesterday, listening to something on the radio when he asked me, why is there no 'radio silence'? just nonsense discussion between the djs and every channel are playing pretty much the same crappy song. i smirked and said, well, just turn it off then. he said, we need static, you know the shhh kind of sound when there is nothing broad-casted (if you get what i'm trying to say)? then we got angry at each other about something something, which i still think it's just off the fact that we're both stubborn in our own ways. but that's okay because somehow we got better, after - you know, a period of 'radio silence' in between. we always do. love is funny, isn't it?

but speaking of silence, if you're a quiet person like me - i tend to be the quietest girl in the room and i can go on for hours of not talking if i don't feel like it, for no reason. it's not because i don't like anything in particular, i listen and i get lost easily in my own thoughts. unless, let's say we're really close then i'll be a crazy chatterbox sometimes! but it's important to ask when i need to, and gotta stop being stubborn trying to find my own answers in my own little head, most of the time. so quiet girls, here's to seeking answers, and better relationships; 

"if you don’t understand, ask questions. if you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. it’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. then listen some more. sometimes people just want to feel heard. here’s to possibilities of friendship and connection and understanding."
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

oh p.s "stop acting so small. you are the universe in ecstatic motion."— Rumi
happy mid-week x