Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TRAVEL | borough market, the happiest place on earth

I have been waiting so long to get this post up and running. In the midst of all that has been happening I found very little time to upload and edit old photographs. I still can hardly believe that it's been 3 months since the big trip has ended. I still catch myself daydreaming about my old travels, and then subsequently daydreaming about new ones. However, travel plans for the near future will be put on hold since I have a lot of saving to do all over again - and not to mention, school and work will be keeping me busy as well. So in the meantime, these photos will have to do.

Presenting: Borough Market. Where do I even begin? It is the BEST food market I have ever been - and I've visited several around Europe. They have these sandwiches with fresh sausages made from wild game (boar, deer, phesants - take your pick), fresh fruit/cheese, raclette grilled to order, the most delicious mulled wine, loaves and loaves of homemade bread, and other misc. food shops. I can be there ALL DAY and just be full from eating little bits of deliciousness.

I couldn't quite capture the sheer massiveness of this sandwich but they were each about the lenght of my arm. Probably meant to feed a family of four.
I usually like to buy some cheese, bread, or pastries to take home for an afternoon snack. The hardest part is resisting the urge to buy everything I see.



Raspberry & Chilli goat cheese ice cream from [ Greedy Goat ]






As I've mentioned before, there are many so opportunities to sample at the market. Therefore, if is of the utmost importance that you arrive early in the morning with an empty stomach and a thirst for adventure because I can guarantee you'll find something new and interesting to try.

For more information check out [ Borought Market ]

Edit // 
I had actually written more but somehow blogger decided to suddenly crash on me. It's 12am and this was the best I could do to recover what I wrote. :(

Sunday, February 23, 2014

PERSONAL | calm




So much as happened within the few shorts week since my big move back to Hong Kong. The first few weeks were really frustrating since I had trouble figuring out where I needed to begin. Good thing I had a short 'break' in Chengdu during Chinese New Year, which gave me some time to organize my goals for the year. 


First of all, I couldn't be happier to announce that I've begun interning at { Spottly }, and on top of that, I've also decided to go back to school. I will be working towards earning a BFA in Graphic Design at SCAD Hong Kong starting mid-March. I received my acceptance a few days ago and the thought of going back to school is both terrifying and exciting - I hope I can start taking some graphic design/typography classes immediately. So ready to start learning!

But in the meantime, I think I need to focus on learning how to be more organized and calm in the face of stress and obstacles. It's going to be a very busy year.

Pictured: Hampsted Heath, London

Sunday, February 16, 2014

PERSONAL | handwritten




When I was a little girl I would always envied all the beautiful hand written letters my Mum used to receive in the mail from her friends. Theres no denying that the art of the written language is slowly fading in my generation. But there is an undeniable charm that comes with traditional media -- simple phrases such as "I miss you" or "how are you doing?" suddenly becomes more meaningful than a quick message through text. So for that reason, my besties and I promised we'd write each other--properly write each other-- from time to time, and it was such a treat when I found this beautiful postcard found waiting for me in the mail just when I was starting to get 'homesick'.

Friday, February 7, 2014

HONG KONG | sai kung





After a long 10 day break from blogger I'm ready to jump back on the horse and start blogging again-starting with a post very near and dear to my heart: Sai Kung. A couple days after my move back to Hong Kong, I requested a day trip to visit my old hometown of Sai Kung. At one point while driving it became a game of "I can remember the way home", and for someone who didn't even have her license the last time she visited I did surprisingly well. Driving back to my old neighborhood was a nostalgic punch to the gut--the views were the same, but the neighborhood has seen some changes.

After that brief trip down memory lane, my Dad drove us down to the pier, famous for being a fishing harbor where fisherman still gather today to sell their catch of the day straight from their boat--you lean over the rail to pay them, no kidding. So if you're looking for fresh seafood, Sai Kung is the place to be--just walk into any of the restaurants lined along the waterfront and you'll see lobsters, mantis shrimp, and groupers the size of a small whale, all still alive and kicking, displayed in massive tanks ready to be cooked at a moment's notice. Its like going to an aquarium, but this time you get to eat the fish.