Sunday, July 20, 2014

erlend øye - garota



one saturday morning jo and i had a conversation that goes like this.

jo: watch the new erlend clip! fb.
me: ohhhh what! let me see!
jo: go asian girls! like, we might have a chance.
me: omggggg ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
jo: WE HAVE A CHANCE
me: lololololll can i screenshot and tweet or fb this conversation
jo: ok but i guess then we have to decide who he marries

i guess there's always a teenage girl inside of everyone? oh marry me erlend...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

day 4: arrowtown

arrowtown

arrowtown

arrowtown

arrowtown

arrowtown

arrowtown

arrowtown

arrowtown

i can't believe it's mid july and i still haven't finished uploading all photos from my new zealand trip from april! arrowtown is a ridiculously beautiful little town surrounding by mountains showing off autumn leaves at their best. everywhere i saw all i could do was gasping at how pretty the colours are, how cute all the little houses and buildings are. insanely beautiful.

camera: sony rx100

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

day 4: cardrona hotel

cardrona hotel

cardrona hotel

cardrona hotel

cardrona hotel

cardrona hotel

cardrona hotel, wanaka. warm and cosy whether it's indoor or outdoor. and how nice would it be for a rustic wedding!

camera: sony rx100

Sunday, June 22, 2014

day 3 / 4: around wanaka

lake wanaka
afternoon biking around lake wanaka.

lake wanaka
it has been years since i rode a bike and man, riding a bike on gravel road was not easy.

lake wanaka
so many of these pretty yellow trees around the lake.

lake wanaka
i could sit for a long time people watching and lake watching.

boa boa food company
breakfast at boa boa food company the next day, love this place.

puzzle world
puzzling world at wanaka was quite fun.

puzzle world
doing that thing that tourists do.

camera: sony rx100

Sunday, June 15, 2014

dior and i









yesterday i watched a fashion documentary dior and i. which is not really something that i would normally watch since i have almost zero knowledge about fashion world.

my jaw just dropped in awe, so much work pulled together within such a short time, every single detail both on each piece of the collection and the whole flowers on the wall settings for each room, such incredible work done by such amazing talented group of people.

i couldn't help but watch whole fashion show dior haute couture a/w 2012-2013 afterwards (check it out here) and read more about it at all at dior's website

if you haven't watched this doco, i highly recommend you to. even if you don't have much interest in fashion, you really should go watch this one. 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

day 3: diamond lake conservation area

continuing my travel post in new zealand even though my trip was a month ago... our next stop was wanaka. beautiful beautiful little town.

we stayed at the most awesome bed & breakfast criffel peak view with the loveliest hosts ever, i can not believe how nice they are. i highly recommend you to stay here if you travel to wanaka. seriously check avails with them first, do not find other place unless they're booked out.

first morning in wanaka, we went tracking. or tramping, as they call it. we decided to go to the diamond lake conservation, which we thought would be an easy beginner track. NOT. it wasn't an easy track (for us), it's quite a long hike, some parts were tricky and steep. BUT once we've got to the rocky mountain's 775-metre summit the view was just breath taking. so proud of us making it to the top.

anyway, here are some of the shots of pride :)

diamond lake conservation area
at the start line.

diamond lake
diamond lake.

diamond lake conservation area
the ferns are different types from the ones we saw at the rainforest at the doubtful sound.

diamond lake conservation area
stairs were only the beginning. the further we went, the harder the track

diamond lake
diamond lake from higher up the track.

diamond lake conservation area
pretty bush.

diamond lake conservation area
nice view of lake wanaka, where we thought we were close to the top by now.

diamond lake conservation area
we were tired, we were sweaty, and we really thought we almost got to the top. then we saw this and realised we need to climb this. or well, not climb, more like walking up in the loop all the way to the top.

rocky mountain
the moment of glory when we finally go to the top, hurrah!

rocky mountain
just. amazing. no words can explain.

diamond lake conservation area
obligatory panorama shot while you're on the top.

diamond lake conservation area
the back of the view, before we went downhill to go back.

diamond lake conservation area
going downhill, in between the skinny trees.

camera: sony rx100

Saturday, May 17, 2014

day 2: misty doubtful sound

doubtful sound

doubtful sound

doubtful sound

doubtful sound

doubtful sound

doubtful sound



the next morning at doubtful sound was raining and gloomy, it completely changed the mood and the view from what we had on the sunny day we had on day 1. our guide said this was what a typical day normally would look like in doubtful sound at this time of the year, foggy with lots of rain. i am all amazed by the beauty of the mist and low clouds, the streams of water dripping down from the high mountains, the quietness.

the staff switched off all engine for 2 minutes for us to enjoy a moment of quietness of the nature. other than the sound of the waterfalls, from far i could also hear the birds singing. it was magical, and really none of my photos nor video could do justice to capture this, it's something that you need to experience yourself.

all photos and video taken with sony rx100

Thursday, May 15, 2014

chet faker



completely obsessed over chet faker's cool tune 1998 

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

day 1: sunny afternoon at doubtful sound

the adventure at doubtful sound began as we started our journey for the overnight cruise around the fiord. it felt amazing and refreshing being away from the big city and surrounded by the wilderness. we also didn't have any phone nor internet connection which i was anxious about at the beginning. but really, it was an awesome retreat from the outside world and being close to the nature.

doubtful sound
oh hai dolphins! damn, i missed just a few milliseconds of snapping them jumping out of the water. dolphins swimming around us just a few minutes away from when we departed. or that's what i remember it felt like anyway. exciting!

doubtful sound
hanging out outside at the deck. it was cold and windy, but how can you not stay outside when it was such a nice sunny day surrounded by mountains and the blue sky?

doubtful sound
that's our ship fiordland navigator. everywhere we turn we saw mountains around us. green rainforest covering the mountains, they look rather blue from far.

doubtful sound
kayaking in paradise.

doubtful sound
closer look of the rainforest. look at the moss covering the trees. thick thick moss. amazing. i want to bring home and make a terrarium out of it. if only i could.

doubtful sound
couldn't get enough of the magical view. turn around 360 degrees and you're surrounded by these. breath taking. too pretty.

doubtful sound
more kayakers in late afternoon.

doubtful sound
more moss and trees awesomeness.

doubtful sound
golden hour as the sun was about to go to sleep, where all the mountains turned to bronze and golden, and the sky was about to turn orange.

doubtful sound
seals! hundreds of them! it was already quite dark already at sun down, we were quite close to the sea and the waves were quite choppy when we got to see these guys. i had to wear my glasses, switch my camera brightness to the highest and zoomed in max to snap this picture. after the seals we sailed back to one of the quite arms to stay for the night. end of day 1.

ps happy mothers day for all of mothers in the world!

camera: sony rx100