Mood Board : Washed-out white.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"You- you are strange." I commented. 
"Well, maybe. But I think everybody's a little strange anyways." she replied.

“ Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you've been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully. ”
—    Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth 

A mood board inspired by the color white and the beauty of silence - being quite a minimalist it is one of my wardrobe staple, and my white eye-shadow palettes are always emptied way before any other colors. Some days I wish, I wish I can just bleach my hair white and get on joyfully without caring if it's damaged more with the help of the all-year hot sun. Maybe someday? Or I'll just wait til the time my hair is naturally grey, getting old gracefully, that's what they say. Anyway - happy huesday x

p.s that third picture, with the gun tattoo - I love it.

Disclaimer: All photos in this post is linked to their sources via Pinterest. 
For more details, see my pins.

Instagram : Inspirations

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hello! Here's my weekend roundup for the week - a selection of some talented ladies on Instagram that inspires me a lot over the years, it's almost amazing how well I know some of them by now - merely by posts of images in little squares!

Before I started this blog, my urge to be a part of a creative community wasn't something new. I have been on numerous social platforms but none of them make me happy as much as Instagram does. I remember my first post was a picture of my foot in my then favorite nude heels, getting ready for work - with the hashtag #fromwhereistand (haha) and it's been quite a journey since then. Instagram sees me through it all for the past 3 years, for when I am happy like a bee and even when I was alone in a hospital bed, feeling rather pitiful for being too far from everyone I love (can you tell I spend wayy too much time on my phone?). These beautiful ladies are truly talented in their own special ways - so I thought why not share them with you? Hope you love the accounts I'm sharing for the week xx

Find me on Instagram, new account: @shasummerwine

Photo Diary : Mussels at Brussels

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Brussels Beer Cafe is one of our favorite place to dine, especially when one of us craves for mussels. We love mussels. This time, we had; 1\\ Grimbergen Mussels - cheese baked mussels with Grimbergen cream sauce, topped with bacon chips and served with garlic bread. 2\\ Moules Provencales - mussels in a pot, cooked with delicious bacon, sundried tomato mix herbs and wine. Washed it down with my favorite Leffe Brune, and his pint of Hoeegarden. I love relaxing evening like this, the food did not disappoint and I can't wait to go back for more. Hope everyone's having a lovely weekend xx

Random Five

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sometimes I try to be less personal on this blog because of - you know, the whole internet security thing and such, but I know well to not reveal certain information that I shouldn't but to be frank, there is nothing wrong for us to know each other better! I also think of this as a personal time capsule; I want to be able to look back and know what I was feeling; what my life was like. That was the reason I started this blog in the first place. I shared some facts about me before, and here's more!

My name is Sharon, but those who are close to me barely calls me that. It's usually Shasha, Sha, Panda (I still do not know why), Yon (family only! I pronounced my name as sha-yon when I first started talking, gah), and that's just some of it. 

Growing up, especially back when I was still in school, I stood out of the crowd like a sore thumb. When I was 12 years old, I was 5.3ft (160cm) and I remember having to stand at the end of the line at every school assembly and I hated it. I grew taller way faster than anyone else around me, I even used to wonder if I am adopted cos I got taller than my parents or anyone else in the family. I am almost 5.6ft now - if I'm in any other part of the world that's not tall at all now is it?! Mom, I'm normal, ok?

There's nothing I hate and fear more than cockroaches.  

I don't curse - I wish I could bring myself to say the eff word every now and then just to let off some steam, but I can't, I've tried and it felt so weird. Not that I am such a good girl, I came to think I might have an anger management problem sometimes, cos it's hard for me to let out aggression.

I have 2 tattoos, a bird (swallow) on my right arm (you can see it the photos in this post) and another on my back that says 'à la folie' with a feather at the end of the phrase - you can see it here. Both are more of an expression of art with personal meanings, despite the fact that I am of Kayan descent from Borneo. In the past, before Christianity spread across Borneo, it was our culture that the women have their whole body traditionally tattooed - see here for some details. Now it's not practiced anymore, of course, the modern days changed some things I wish it hasn't. My grandma's hands and legs are full with tattoo, I used to grow up wanting the same! She's so cool, by the way :)

That's five facts for now! Tell me something about you if you want to - anything's good, whatever strikes your fancy xx