Kawah Putih

I have seen photos of Kawah Putih and heard people describe the place as unique, magical, otherworldly even, so visiting if was number one on our list of Must-Do things in Bandung. We got up really early that morning, spent three hours in a car with no traffic to get there from Bandung, and then…

Weekend Outfit – Playful Printed Dress

These photos from a few weekends ago made me really happy! Just me and little sis, in a playful heart print dress and a striped romper, hanging out outdoors at Waterfront@Punggol. I layered a sleeveless tee underneath the dress for added grounding colour, because I thought the pale pink of the dress would wash me…

Kampung Daun

Eating at Kampung Daun is such a special experience that I would seriously urge you not to miss, if you ever visit Bandung. This outdoor restaurant is huge, with different-sized bamboo huts scattered all over amidst greeneries and streams, and you get to enjoy authentic, traditional, delicious Sundanese food in the midst of nature. Photos by Arnold…

Weekend Outfit – Black Top, Bright Pants

I always try to balance my outfits in a way such that my top and bottom are contrasting pieces, in terms of fit, and/or style, and/or colour. Naturally, I wear the brightest-coloured pants I own with a black top. The top cropped length, the pants high-waisted; the top quite fitting; the pants quite slouchy. You…

For The Love of Cross-Body Bags

Cross-body bags are my favourite kind of bags, and recently I’ve been on the lookout for a new one. Here are some that caught my eye. Gucci Soho Disco Bag, via Extra Petite Givenchy Antigona, via In The Frow Lo & Sons Pearl Crossbody, via Lingered Upon Disney x Coach, via Coach

Dusun Bambu, Bandung

In April, I took a month off work to rest and V and I managed to squeeze a trip to Bandung despite his busy schedule. If you’re not from Indonesia, you may not have heard of Bandung, but it is one of the 3 most developed cities in Indonesia, just a few hours’ drive from…

Weekday Outfit – Floral Blouse and Black Pants

Are you interested in seeing what I normally wear to work? I work in an office, so everyone dresses in smart business attire. Thankfully, everyone keeps it quite casual too, so the gentlemen do not wear ties and the ladies do not wear pant suits. You know what I mean. I usually get away with blouses…

Weekend Outfit – Distressed Skinny Jeans

It took me so long to find a pair of distressed jeans I actually like, but this pair from Mango are perfect in every way. The fit is great on me, which is so rare! It may just be me and my normal Asian girl proportion, as opposed to a life-sized Barbie doll or a…

Shirakawago

When V and I planned our visit to Shirakawago, we wanted to spend a night staying in one of the traditional gassho-zukuri houses, but even a few months before our trip, all of them were fully booked! We then thought of doing a day trip instead on the route from Kanazawa to Takayama, but again,…

Weekend Outfit – Loose Shirt and Shorts

For the longest time, I do not wear shirts because I thought they didn’t flatter me. It turns out that I just didn’t know how to pick them. I am quite busty (for an Asian, I somehow feel like I must add), so soft, flowy material is the key to avoid any unsightly shape or…

Bread Street Kitchen

I can’t say I’m a fan of Gordon Ramsay like both my sisters are (I find him needlessly loud and a tad too dramatic), but I admit my curiosity got the better of me when he opened Bread Street Kitchen in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Is he, and by extension all the celebrity chefs that…

Takayama

Takayama is a beautifully preserved old town deep in the mountainous Hida region. The train ride here from Kanazawa was quite scenic as it started snowing as soon as we entered the mountain and the landscape turned white as we went deeper. Our entire trip was in the winter but this was the first time we actually encountered snow. We…