Time flies, that’s for sure. Well.. well, dusting off spiderwebs from this blog isn’t going to be an easy task perhaps. Apparently this site had tumbled down for the past few months and I feel super bad. I really didn’t have the luxury of time to sit down, make drafts, edit photos and videos for the last quarter of the year as I’ve started a new job. It wasn’t easy to start off but eventually I got the hang of it.Reflecting over the past year. 2017 has had its highs and lows. I’m grateful for the ups, the downs, and the ins and outs. I lost a job but found what I was looking for. I got engaged. I’ve traveled fairly. I seized opportunities and embraced challenges. I waved goodbye to 2017. Ecstatic for what the new year will bring. Cheers to more travel tips and stories, bold reviews, food hunt, fashion posts and more!
Back in the past, it was probably not quite as acceptable to combine black and brown together. (Oh, what Era was that?) Nevertheless, rules are made to be broken.The myth that black and brown can’t be worn together is just that — a total myth.
Sometimes mixing and matching can be tough — ESPECIALLY when it comes to long-standing taboos about which colors you can actually wear together. Is it okay to combine black and brown? Can you ever throw other color into the mix? Heck yea, you can! (I am literally wearing these now together.)
Black and brown are both neutrals so they work great together and with a variety of other colors. These two colors look great together if you add some interest to the outfit with textures and patterns.
The most important thing to remember is not to get too caught up on the many different fashion rules, because for every rule there’s an adorable outfit that breaks it!
Style is meant to be personal, so go ahead play a bit.
Many colors come and go,
but black will never go out of style.
There’s something about black. It is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy — but mysterious. It’s flattering, alluring, and timeless, regardless of your body shape or size. And, its confidence-boosting powers are pretty much limitless.
You can wear black at any time, at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion. For many though, black continues to be the anchor of style; a celebrated Gothicism and wardrobe staple.
Wearing all-black can make even the skeptics downright giddy. :p
Few things are as classic and versatile as denim. As for my favourite grab-and-go outfit which is an all black outfit, wearing denims are also one of my catch. It works for a range of occasion. You may run your denim outfits with heels, flats or even sneakers.
As for this, went on the coast to have a bbq sunset dinner with my colleagues so a slip on sneakers is perf match!
And oh can’t stop taking a bunch of snapshots!
Do you love the idea and the look of a denim dress on the coast?
A hint of vintage, classic and minimal. An elegant shade if you ask me. With a touch of cool, poised class, cold refinement..GREY TREND, What I actually love about this cool shade is the fact that being neutral, makes it go with anything. It’s effortless. Crispy but soft, rich but understated. There is something incredibly refined about this color, and the minimal effect it has makes it very easy to play the posh card. The minimalism is ideal for those ladies who want to try something different.When you choose to wear grey, whether as an all-grey-look or just a grey item in your outfit, go for it. It’s apparently not only trendy, but also very easy to match, to style, and to rock. It’s really classy and chic! It looks fantastic with a pop of color, such as red, or even bright yellow, but as for this I chose to be on a subdued palette.Sometimes the coolest outfits are those that you throw on without much thought behind it. The ones that are simple in color and silhouette. Those looks that you can make look different with just one twist. Here I made sure to keep everything neutral in grey to fit the mood.I thought I’d get bored of this “no colour” phase. But NO! I didn’t. 🙂
It even made me feel more grown up and sophisticated. All these photos were taken at The National Gallery Singapore. As much as I want to blog about the Gallery but my visit was only limited. Arrived there an hour before it closed. (Insert my crying face here). The massive interior space that the gallery occupy will not allow you to enjoy an hour to explore and discover. 1 hour won’t really be enough and it can’t even cover half of this HUGE gallery.
There were plenty of galleries inside to visit and mind you the architecture is breath-takingly beautiful!
I have only managed to walk through certain parts of the two buildings coz the time was very limited hence definitely would go back to see the countless beautiful works displayed to the public. All in all, You will not want to miss out the National Gallery Singapore!
The best way to enjoy the scenery in Melaka is in a slow and laid back manner, either by walking along the streets or by taking a trishaw ride.
Lucky to have met the uncle who drove us around melaka. He speaks good english compare to other locals. Not just driving a trishaw, he was an exceptional tour guide too! Felt sorry coz I forgot his name but by any chance you spot him don’t doubt to take the trishaw ride from him. 🙂
Trishaw ride is available for hire at the Stadthuys Complex, in front of Christ Church.
Let’s now have this as starting point for visiting the old part of the town. Next to the Melaka river is The Dutch Square.
The dutch buildings used to be painted in white until the British governor ordered it to be painted red.
Had plenty of shots with this Victoria Clock Tower but none of those shows the clock. hahaha! (too late for me to realize though) lol :p
The two most prominent buildings in the Dutch Square are Christ Church and The Stadthuys. Both were built during the Dutch occupation in the 17th century. Christ Church functions as a church till today but The Stadthuys which used to be an administrative center for a few consecutive governments is now a museum.
Watermill along the river, just beside the ruins of the old Portuguese and Dutch ramparts.
As you explore the little city of Melaka you’ll learn about the rich heritage and history that has shaped the landscape and left a mark on Malaysia’s cultural lifestyle.
The Maritime Museum located near the Melaka River bank is a replica of Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese ship which sank in a shipwreck in 1511.
In front of the Architecture Museum is the old train and plane.
Fort A Famosa, a historical structure with an interesting history, was amongst the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Southeast Asia built by the Portuguese.
Ain’t tired though! haha :p
City view before taking the steep flight of stairs to the summit of St. Paul’s hill.
Had a lot of sweat to reach the summit of St Paul’s Hill where there were the ruins of St Paul’s Church. But the site was worth it!
Lining the walls of the ruined church were intricately engraved tombstones belonging to Dutch nobles.
Roofless and covered in ferns, it was originally called the Nossa Senhora da Anunciada (Our Lady of the Annunciation).
Though it has been in ruins for more than 150 years, it is a beautiful, breezy sanctuary (reached after a steep flight of stairs) set near the remains of A’ Famosa fort.
This Armless Statue of St. Francis Xavier, built in 1953, stands within the complex commemorating Malaysia’s best-known missionary. St Francis Xavier, the missionary who introduced the Catholic faith to Malacca. Stories say that when Xavier was to be canonized in 1614 the Vatican demanded the right arm (this was the arm Francis used to bless his converts) from the body. When it was cut off, blood appeared to drip, 6o-odd years after his death; when the marble statue was erected in 1952, on the morning after its consecration a large casuarina tree fell on it severing its right arm.
Definitely a good view of the city!
Located on Jalan Laksamana, this century old Catholic church’s was built in 18th century in honour of St. Francis Xavier, a prominent 16th-century Catholic missionary also known as ‘Apostle of the East.
How can a melaka trip be complete without visiting the famous Jonker street? Every Friday and Saturday nights, Jonker Walk would be closed to vehicular traffic. Watch the street come to life when the night market vendors took over the road.
This popular tourist attraction is littered with the tacky souvenir stores and plenty of restaurants. On weekend nights, the place is transformed. Traffic is not allowed, and hawkers set up their stalls for the Weekend Night Market.
Quail egg lovers alert. Now you get them on sticks!
Take a bite while walking the jonker street.
Passed by this cafe to have some drink! And this! Sooorry I forgot the name of the smoothie but It got this Nutella taste! Slurrp! :p
Jonker street is literally littered by food and souvenir shop houses. And this JONKER 88 NONYA ASSAM LAKSA @ JALAN HANG JEBAT is a must try!
Sun is a bit setting off.. It’s indeed the best time to take the ride from Menara Taming Sari (a revolving observation deck from a height of 80 meters).
Menara Taming Sari (Melaka Tower) is located at Bandar Hilir, beside Dataran Pahlawan Megamall. It is the first and only gyro tower in Malaysia so far. The tower revolves 360° to provide a panoramic view of Malacca town
Got a bit of queuing by the time we came so the sunset view was only a dream.haha! But was able to see the panoramic view of Malacca at night.
Such a serene town looking from above.
There you go! The dazzling trishaws at night.
This spot is just outside the Menara Taming Sari.
Took again the trishaw ride to the boarding site of the river cruise for a finale night scene of malacca. (Sorry for the dewy look) lol
It would be an incomplete visit to Malacca without cruising the Malacca river. This sums up the day! Indeed a nice ambience along the river and the lights are enchanting!
THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD TIP FOR ALL VISITING MALACCA FROM SINGAPORE.
How to Get to Malacca by Coach?
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Floral Top and leggings from Tokyo fashion
Sneakers from Charles & Keith
Eyewear is my on the go transitional lenses
-sad to say, I don’t wear contact lenses =(
Sheer is one of the biggest trends on the horizon. A lot of people are intimidated by sheer tops because they feel like they show off too much skin or are too hard to wear. First of all, part of the fun with sheer is that it shows off some skin! Second, sheer is more versatile than you would think.
This white sheer top in detailed lace is my stylish way to pair up my favorite washed out jeans making it more chic and fab with my classic open toe wedge.
(When it comes to white it is not about what you wear on the outside but what you wear underneath.)
Classical. Subtle and sleek.
Black-and-white monochrome ensemble is a sartorial look that will never go out of style. One colour scheme; endless possibilities.
Living in a complex world, there’s something reassuring about clean, simple black-and-white, especially when it’s organized into logical stripes, grids, and figure-flattering vertical planes.
Absolutely the look is modern, cool, and assertive. Black/white pairings are one of my favourite. There’s something so utterly timeless about monochrome that I find myself reaching for it whenever I have those “I have nothing to wear”. haha! (It’s even my trick for a simple and easy day wear)And hey! A touch of pastel with your monochrome. Why not? It’s absolutely fab!