Lei. Suit hunting with R. Drive up to Falls Creek. Backstage // PUMA. Policemen on horse.
Andrea fixes my hair. NGV exhibition. Night market @ Ampang, KL. Random sightings in Brunswick.
Just sharing a few visuals I’ve gathered over time…
Signet rings, dim sum and Japan are just some of the things that have been on my mind lately.
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty productive. In between work (i.e. online courses, photo editing etc.), I managed to slot in some reading, lectures, a 1.5 hour leisure run, grocery shopping, window shopping and a (long overdue) video chat with my family.
(I’m so out of touch with my brother it’s unbelievable. And we live in the same city!)
Also, I have no idea that the last time I made a moodboard was in December 2016! So here’s one for the month of May, where you’ll find my inspirations, experiences, wants, cravings, dreams and fascinations.
On the hunt for some individuality.
Hey there! How’s your Tuesday going?
Mine’s pretty good. I woke up to a cold and foggy morning and I find that exciting. It’s really rare to have Melbourne covered in a blanket of fog.
I met someone new at work today.
I had one too many slices of cake during our record week celebration.
I treated my body to some exercise, had a small dinner, a warm shower and now, this.
Yesterday, I had the urge to seek out street styles that portray the wearer’s individuality. I wanted to look at men’s fashion because the internet is saturated with metallic skirts, silk blouses, Chloe bags, block heels…
So here’s a representation of men who, in my opinion, dress to their soul’s satisfaction.
In this new monthly series, I explore trends beyond the industries I’m familiar with.
One day while I was home alone browsing through fashion blogs, I had an idea to put together a WHAT’S HOT post every month. I thought it would be beneficial as I’ll be able to stay on top of trends that stem from the industries I’m interested in (i.e. beauty, fashion, health and lifestyle).
I still think it’s a good idea as I’m writing this until it occurred to me that I do catch up with trends when I’m on social media. I guess I was just having one of those I-don’t-think-I-know-enough moments…
Then I thought to myself: wouldn’t it be interesting to discover the trends outside the industries I’m familiar with? Hence, I’ve decided to start the What’s [Unusually] Hot series. Every month, I’ll seek out things that are trending or topics that are currently being discussed in different countries.
To include all of the trends is not only tedious but will make you zone out faster than when you’re in a lecture. Therefore, what you read here has been selectively chosen by me.
Note: The following trends appear in no particular order.
1. Gakken Kits
Gakken Holdings was established in Japan during the 1940s. Its initial focus was on publishing educational books and magazines but it soon expanded to include the development of teaching materials and tools for preschools, kindergartens and high schools during the 1970s.
Edison Wax Candle Cylinder Phonograph Kit
The Pinhole Planetarium Kit
I’ve never heard of this company before but my God, these are cool! I miss those days when children and adults would look forward to hands-on projects during their free time instead of being smitten to an electronic device.
Things I admire or would get when I own a house…
3. Fidget toys
Strangely enough I don’t own a pair of Levi’s jeans. These are the styles I hope to get my hands on in the future.
5. Baby Groot
I squeal whenever Baby Groot appears on screen. I can understand why sales has spiked for this little one.
6. Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil by Angela Stanton
7. The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times by Christopher de Bellaigue
8. The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer by Leigh Erin Connealy
9. Canon T6 EOS Rebel DSLR Camera
10. Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera
11. XJW Mini Remote Control
12. French election
13. Alien: Covenant
14. Princess Diana
16. Masterchef Australia 2017
20. Cabotage policy
I hope you enjoyed the first of What’s [Unusually] Hot series. Catch you soon!
A new month means a new list of things for you to explore.
Happy Monday! If you’re feeling the blues, feel better by getting into the right mindset. For me, it has been helpful to think of Monday as a fresh start to the week. I write out my weekly goals to give myself some form of plan and believe it or not, it usually makes me feel motivated to start the week strong.
We’re heading into mid-2017 very soon. That said, how are you doing with your goals? Are you accomplishing them or have you fallen off the bandwagon? If you’re in the latter category, don’t fret. Find a quiet place, sit down, make yourself a beverage of your choice and review the goals that you’ve made.
Start off by identifying the things that made you lose track of your goals. Is it because you now have more important priorities? Or maybe you’re in the process of moving? Whatever it is, realize that life is ever-changing. So don’t be afraid to make changes to your goals when necessary.
You probably already know that goals are more achievable when they’re realistic and small. So how do you adapt goals to your current situation and make them realistic and small at the same time? Through trial and error, I find that the following method works best for me (I still go off-track sometimes, so you’re definitely not alone!).
I personally think it’s important to set aside time to review or rethink your goals. Creating goals help you improve and become better. Imagine life without challenges or positive change. Last year, I made the mistake of setting a long list of goals at the start of the year. I eventually lost track of them and ended up feeling disappointed over my lack of achievements.
I’ve been adopting the above method in 2017 (with frequent revisions of course) and I find that it has helped me get more done in a week. However, I recommend that you take my advice with a grain of salt and do what’s best for you. Anyway, enough about goals. It’s been awhile since I shared interesting/ informative articles with you so I thought I’d do that today:
And that is all I have for you at the moment. I hope you enjoyed reading them!