Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

imagine nation

these snaps are two years old, i finally decided yes to posting them. i hope you don't mind. they both have great blogs you can immerse yourself and lose your weekends to. lists are of fashion this month so here is another...

crazy things i have done this week:
ride a mini bus to sai kung
ride a mini bus back to civilisation
pay 38 hkd for a long black
live through this
post like, 20 four times
oh! pocketto magazine is now stocked in the following hong kong locations if you'd like to get your keepsake:
3 public square st, yau ma tei, kowloon 
50 tung st, sheung wan, hong kong
you can flip-through the 'for lovers' issue if you want to see what you're in for!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

dance dance dance

when you're young, you solve your problems by following your ideals. your intuition is your lonely planet. not always practical, but you take comfort in your pure heart and clear conscience. however you should still always carry a back up plan in your front pocket (and several other options in various odd locations, i.e. between your books, underneath the vase you received for your first house warming, in the gluten free cookies' jar) for there will be forest fires even when you live by the sea, and bad days even when your eyeliner is on point.

what ever you're going through, remember rain forests regrow rapidly and there's a tutorial for nine different eyeliner looks in under eight minutes on youtube.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

sakura season


당신이 흡연하면 다른 사람의 건강도 해칩니다.

secondhand smoking seemed rare in melbourne, i guess in hong kong when a friend smokes in my personal space it really stands out because i have no friends or personal space.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

land of the long white cloud

street lights dot the city like fireflies on a summer lawn. my heart swell as the plane descends. memories run in rivulets through my veins, but soon overwhelm me. i gasp for air as though i have held my breath for years. 
for a while, new zealand was all of me. 
i remember walking along boulders near the pier every weekend. my knees would tremble at the ocean's tantrums. i saw my life before a salty sea surrounded by pines. i didn't know the future because i thought i was already there. 
then we moved, but i held onto those memories, and for years i talked about them with my parents. 'let's return', they know better than i do so we do not. i am a passenger in their life, i go where they do, not where i want to. 
passing years accumulate, and i forget about aotearoa. i traverse earth. i forget the first sunrise in the world. i forget lots of things (which resulted in the recommendation of eating more vitamin b and omega three foods). 
this place is like no other, i can never collect all the right words to bring it justice. it's the eden of my childhood.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

garden state

new year's eve, at ediburgh gardens.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

sos only (tasmania)

australia—we are one, but we are many states and territories:
  • victoria, 'cultured' (cough), coastal, confusing
  • new south wales, grand, gorgeous, the ultimate tourist go-to
  • australian capital territory, can-'STOP THE BOATS!'-berra
  • queensland, beaches, babes, barramundis
  • northen territory, the heart, blood, and soul
  • south australia, the family member everyone forgets to invite to parties
  • western australia, sharks/poms; and
  • tasmania, little new zealand,
  • and we all need better broadband.
note to self, do not drink coffee if you want to sleep within 20 hours.

Monday, January 13, 2014

sweet like sugar cane

lucia, growing
in the garden
of life
happy new year! i send you love and positive juju by owl. thank you for still hanging out with me. we're cools.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

cloud atlas

sunset peak, hong kong

the presence of silence as you ascend is like entering another world (without traffic, people, stock market screeners, basically what you expect when you climb a mountain). i could hear my heart beat like thunder (and they were thunder because i had just climbed half a freaking mountain without stretching). 

when i met the heavy fog half way, i thought: i could die here, and no one would ever find me.

that's when i heard voices. i turn to find them and three dudes in the distance look at me in unison. there goes my life. one of them runs up and asks if i am travelling alone. 'please don't kill me,' i plead. he laughs as though i have seen through his plan, and i make him repeat after me, 'i will not kill you.'

in the end they let me live and even gave me some water when i thought i was going to dehydrate.