Tuesday, 21 March 2017

THE WHITE KNIGHT

"A good half of the art of living is resilience." 
- Alain de Botton


How could someone with such a soft heart for cartoon characters and animals be so heartless and act so merciless towards someone they once cared about, who is now crying and begging right in front of them? It is such a weird question but it reminds me that Hitler was an animal lover yet he killed millions of Jews. It is a reminder that a love and compassion for one thing is not a love and compassion for all. I guess I always thought there was a strong correlation, that one thing means a bigger picture and often I am left devastated. Extrapolating one small thing and correlating it to mean something bigger, grander, better... Know this, you should not put people in boxes, and when you learn that they are not who you thought they were, do not try to change them. You cannot change people. You can only offer your help and keep your doors open for them. Only we are the heroes of our own lives. We are our own white knights.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

BANGKOK BRUNCHING

"People who love to eat
are always the best people." 
- Julia Child


We had no plans to do brunch in Thailand, thinking of diving into the most raw and dingy hidden places for amazing food. But I was glad we had the chance to see a different light of Thailand. Located at Sukhumvit 49, tucked away from the busy streets of Sukhumvit is this bright and bubbly cafe serving a delicious range of Western food. To think Thailand doesn't know how to do brunch, Rocket Coffee Bar sure does! Bringing ingredients and influences from all around the world into their coffee (from places such as South America and local Thailand), I truly felt like Rocket Coffee Bar was a plane ticket experience for the world's coffee. And for someone who loves to travel, their menu gave me ecstatic feelings.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

RUN AWAY WITH ME

"This is the part, you've got to say all that you're feeling, feeling
Packing a bag, we're leaving tonight when everyone's sleeping, sleeping
Let's run away, I'll run away with you
Hold on to me, I'll never want to let you go
(Run away with me, run away with me)
Over the weekend, we can turn the world to gold…"
- Carly Rae Jepson


We are young, and we are golden.

As much as I would like to say I don't have any expectations for 2017, I honestly don't think it is hard to beat 2016. Already it has kicked off to be a whole better year in comparison, in merely two months in. Only two months in and I've already ticked off another bucket list moment: to travel with my SO.

I've been to Thailand before, but only as a one night stopover. So I've had a brief taste of what its country was like. But nothing, nothing prepared me for the full experience of this amazing country, with its capital city dipped in spiritual gold. Fragrant in culture and spices, it was a beloved experience. An experience that was eagerly welcomed in its difference to my last adventure, strenuously road tripping down the East Coast of Australia. This trip was simply wandering endlessly and endlessly eating! Simple pleasures lead to happy lives.


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

IF I DIE YOUNG

"If I die young bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song"
- The Band Perry


Sorry James Dean but your quote "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today" is a stupid quote. Because if I were to die today, I'd rob a bank and spend that money on crazy things. But I must admit, coming to terms with the fact that one day we will be dead, really puts things into perspective. One day a lot of things won't matter anymore, so why should it matter so much today? We could be dead tomorrow (no exaggeration). 

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