This post is long overdue. No, it’s not a matter of “better late than never”, but because it’s been difficult to get myself to type everything out.
The past few years have served me some of the most challenging moments in my life. I’ve reached the deepest lows, been in the darkest corners, and felt the loneliest even among a crowd filled with familiar faces. It’s just been tough, for so many reasons, for so many years.
Continue reading “Hello, self. The story behind my new tattoo.”
During my recent vacation in Singapore, one of the more remarkable things that caught my attention was the Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring-Summer 2019 Collection. If all of you could remember, this is the debut collection of Virgil Abloh as the Men’s Artistic Director of the French fashion house.
It was an interesting bridge from Marina Bay Sands to the Louis Vuitton Island—from all the shops to suddenly see this display. As a huge fan of “Wizard of Oz”, I just had to stop and follow the yellow brick road!
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Entering the year, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the adage that “no one owes you anything”. Perhaps, if you asked me what I felt about it a few months back, I would agree wholeheartedly. No exceptions to the rule. Thinking otherwise makes you selfish. A self-centered, spoiled brat. But, the past few months I’ve been thinking about it, and trying to wrap my head around it, and trying to accept it again.
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On our second day in Shanghai, we went to the Zhujiajiao Water Village and the Yuyuan Garden and Bazaar.
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Our company went to Shanghai, China for our annual trip. Below are some photos taken using my camera (Fujifilm X-T100), edited using Lightroom. It’s been a while since I’ve taken photography seriously. I’m hoping that I’ll get back on it this year.
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December 20, 2017 will remain to be one of the most memorable days of my life as it’s the day I got my first tattoo. Why I only got myself to typing out this story is beyond me. But after finding out that some close friends still don’t know about it, I guess it’s worth sharing.
You see, I have always wanted to get a tattoo. Something about being inked fascinated me, and the idea of owning one’s body in that sense just appealed to me. Overthinking it? For sure. But, given that having a tattoo means permanently adding another layer to your physical self, for me, is a big deal. Or, probably, was? Anyway.
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One thing which not a lot of people know about me is that I particularly do not like December. There is the traffic rush, the heavy workload before the shutdown, the pain of arranging Christmas reunions with friends, and so much more. These are recurring things which could be anticipated, but there’s really no way to get around those. Unfortunately.
Beyond those, which I am certain a lot of people encounter, what doesn’t excite me about December is the surge of self-doubt and uneasiness that I feel as the year is about to come to a close. It comes with the whole “reflection” of how the year was, but this year, it’s different.
Continue reading “When you have to retreat”