dressing up is better than emotional eating (?)

After eating a peculiar post-school snack of nattō (Japanese fermented soybeans), cake, and a slice of pomelo, I still felt rather forlorn – (un?)emotional eating did nothing to fill up the strange void in my chest. So I decided, what better way to cheer up than to try on a pair of my mother’s shoes? which of course led…

a miser and her perpendicular stripes

Grr. I’ve got a new addition to my list of pet peeves: traffic jams! They’re really the worst, particularly when you get off school early and you’re practically drooling just thinking about your lunch order. (Which for once will not be the over-greased canteen food of your culinary nightmares). Also if you’re really desperate to…

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

Did you like La La Land? Or were you trying to find something more heartstring-tugging? Go watch the Umbrellas of Cherbourg!  Directed by Jacques Demy and featuring an entirely sung script, it’s one of the best musicals I’ve encountered. It’s surprising how beautifully everything is put together and well-considered, and that it even looks like…

self-sew skirt

I sewed this skirt a month or two ago from some scrap red fabric lying around. It seemed like something was missing, so I stitched on two rows of blue lines down the sides. It makes it look a little more sporty and fluid, especially down the seams – I think I used the wrong…

Claddagh ring

A ring that you can wear four different ways? Yes, please!

tropical-weather denim

Lauded for its versatility, denim is something so popular that it’s recognised around the world- but as I live just above the equator, it’s far too steamy to be on double denim duty. The solution? Find a blue cotton top instead of a full-on denim one which I am 1. Too poor to afford and…

springtime

I got this dress a week ago at Åland (the Korean store in Causeway Bay with everything from necklaces and bags to clothing, hats, skincare and makeup). It’s from a brand called 3.3 Field Trip which frequently makes super cool clothes. There was a period of time spanning 5 days when I genuinely considered wearing…

King Midas’ ice cream

Last October we visited Kanazawa, and one of the things that I wanted to do before we left was eat their gold-leaf soft-serve ice cream! Partly for the hell of it, but also because WHAT DOES GOLD TASTE LIKE? was the predominate question upon my mind. Although I failed to accomplish my mission last year…

Nagoya – Gifu – Toyama – Tateyama – Kanazawa lookbook  4/2017

We took a 5-day tour from the 12-16th April through Japan. Our driver was Telada-san and he had more stamina than the rest of us. The bus began at Nagoya and travelled through Seki, Gifu, Nanao, Tateyama, Toyama, Takaoka, Kanazawa, Shirakawa, and Hida. The weather was cold but perfect! The cherry blossoms had opened in…

spinach and pesto ravioli with kale

As a beginner cook, it’s really difficult for me to handle many ingredients all at once. What should be a 10-15 minute preparation (chopping vegetables, or cooking the spaghetti before adding sauce). So this recipe is pretty simple and is comprised entirely of pre-bought/washed ingredients, save for one ingredient essential in almost every cuisine: garlic. …