Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Sunday, December 7, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
(top, Monki / jeans, Topshop, shoes, Topshop, tote bag, Japan)
(photos by Vivian)
The dreaded final exams are over at last, and I finally have time to get back on my posting schedule, though goodness knows when I can get back on track. These photos were taken somewhere around the start of the school term, as a rough gauge. I do feel like making a return visit, because the S'mores Pie and Grasshopper Pie were a fantasy for sweet-lovers like me, and the smoked duck with berry compote we had was equally as good, though pricey. Now, if only I could resist the temptation of my bed and the fact that I no longer need to set an alarm clock.
When it comes to jeans, I generally shy away, unless it's a pair of high-waisted mom jeans that sit snugly around the waist and are basically a dream to wear, cuffed up with a pair of blue gingham plimsolls. There has to be something about plimsolls that makes them extremely appealing to me-- I just want to sweep them off the shelves in stores. Is anybody else a staunch lover of all plimsolls or is it just me? My armcandy is a birthday present from my resident photographer Siu Farn, and are not my usual type of go-to arm party, but hey, in fashion, there are no rules.
I can't wait to kick start my holidays with cafe-hopping and more blog posts, how are you spending yours?
Saturday, November 8, 2014
In the midst of preparing for my final exams this semester (which sort of explains my absence again, but is not really an excuse), I thought I would take a short break to go through some of my old backdated Japan photos. I needed a break-- we all do.
There's nothing quite like a double chocolate coffee jelly frappucino at a rest stop to perk you up for a day trip around Osaka. I'm not even normally a fan of matcha, but in Japan, somehow, anything goes, and I eagerly pounce on every matcha food item I can get my hands on, though I barely take more than a few bites before relegating it to my sister, who likes matcha more than I do. And I'm not so sure why Singapore has not adopted that adorable kindergarten school uniform yet?
On this particular day, I also had the first-time experience of sitting on a bullet train. And it's always nice to see little bits of your home country overseas. Also, sushi, anyone? I'm craving it right now. I thought I would abstain from all sushi when I got back from Japan, but it turns out to be the exact opposite. I crave sushi even more intensely now, if that's even possible.
Shopping at Shinsaibashi was delightful and awkward at the same time -- delightful because there were just so many shops, and awkward because there was simply not enough time to visit them all, and my family ended up being the last to arrive at the restaurant for dinner. As a matter of fact, we were most often last during this trip; I'm sure our punctuality was not helped by the fact that we had two teenage females who were eager to visit every single shop in the shopping district. And it was overwhelming. This post is ended off with a photo I randomly snapped of the bustling Shinsaibashi -- I'll be back.