When I fall in love with a place, I often run into problems of knowing how to divide my time fully immersing in the moment and immersing in the moment well enough to capture the essence of it.. Two travel posts (click here and there) that I posted previously was my best attempt of it. Here, another post from Europe, and hope you enjoy it.
On this misty Sunday afternoon after our spa treatment, my friend and I decided to take a walk around town to take some photos. The town Luhacovice, is located in Eastern Moravia, Czech Republic. I instantly fell in love with the colourful houses, quiet and peaceful atmosphere of this town. Although rainy days were never my favourite, but the this place changed my perspective a little.
This bandana was purchased at Urban Outfitters, but I’m sure there are plenty of similar ones at dollar stores near you. The paisley square is no longer being only used as a head-piece, but also simply tying it around the neck will instantly put your outfit together. There’s no wrong ways to wear it, and an infinite number of so right ways, that spotting a new bandana trick can feel like a treat each time.
Every weekend, we had field trips to different cities and countries. We were getting used to living off only one bag-pack filled with clothes, hairdryer, hair products and so on. Fashion pieces like this moss-green romper became essential to my everyday outfit, because of its lightness, and easiness to care for.
Thank you Lulu (@luluxie), the photographer, for taking pictures and being an awesome roommate for five weeks!
Yayyy, it’s summer time!!! I am beyond excited to welcome summer not only I live in Canada (99% snow), but also my birthday refers to the first day of summer in lunar calendar. Can’t believe I will be turning 22 in a day!! Pretty sad to admit that I am not a child anymore, and there are more responsibilities on my shoulder. However, growing up and being a little girl is not conflict as I still see myself as a naughty teenager, but on the other hand I learned how to control my emotions as an adult to achieve my goals. Forever Young <3
It’s surprised to know that Shanghai actually rains very often, so make sure bring your umbrella. Sometimes I feel extremely sleepy after lunch break, and I have been craving coffee for so long (not just your ordinary Starbucks). This weekend, I visited a cafe called “A Room”, located in residential area which takes me a bit time to find it. The interior design is kinda Japaneses style, and the place is decorated with massive vintage pieces. I bet you gonna take hundreds of pictures like me because every corner is unique.
I ordered a Tiramisu and a pot of earl grey,my friend got her carrot cake(with cinnamon) and mango slash. (I just realize that either of us got coffee haha) The food was on average, but the whole place is more than amazing! We had so much fun chilling there and people watching. One last thing to mention is that they only accept cash and their chicken wings look super delicious so I have to order next time!
Time flew by, and now my trip at Central Europe is ending with a little bit more than a week left. Within the three weeks, I visited three countries including Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland, and the experiences in all these places were definitely unforgettable.
This week’s post will be a little more personal, particularly focusing on the people I’ve met during this trip. Here are some memories captured through a disposable camera, and a 35mm Olympia Accura film camera, without any filters or color adjustment.
Meeting new people is always exciting and pleasant. Getting to know someone through a brand new environment is certainly refreshing, and sharing moments with people who have the same interests (i.e., beer & ice-cream) makes the trip even better. It is also true that friends who travel together form closer friendships. Same ice-cream, or a chocolate cake that you can get anywhere in Toronto, somehow tastes 3x better when shared with others in an unfamiliar country.
Taking pictures of people is definitely one of my favourite things to do. No matter how bad the day was, they always somehow manage to put on smiles for the camera, and whenever I look back to these pictures, it reminds of the cherishable moments I spent with them in Europe.
This trip would not be the same without these people, and thank you for making this experience the best thing ever (and also for being so photogenic).
Hello lovelies! Since I will be in Shanghai for the next six months, I’m going to make a detailed “to do list” in case you are planning to visit here. I personally feel like there is not much differences between Shanghai and Toronto as I still can easily find a cozy coffee shop or fancy brunch places to spend my day. During the weekends, most of the time I will go to some exhibitions or museums. Shanghai is extremely modern and artistic. You gonna fall in love with this city!
The Magda Danysz Gallery is hosting Charles Pétillon‘s first solo show in Shanghai till June 20. You might not be familiar with this French artist, but you may saw or heard his installation inside London’s Covent Garden with 100,000 balloons last year. It was a pity that I did not get a chance to see it while I was in London that time, so I’m way beyond excited when I found out he comes back with his gorgeous series of photographs “Invasions”, and a brand new installation.
The show totally blew my mind, and I never thought such beautiful artwork could be built by using a very simple element. (That’s why I am not an artist then). Charles is also good at choosing locations to install his artworks. It was the icing on the cake that he captured them under the help of nature or lights.
Yes and No: My hair is damaged because I keep changing different styles(probably 5 in 3 months), so I got a haircut, and it’s super short. For now, I have to wait it to grow longer. Granny grey is the next colour ( Just saying haha