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imagePicture taken at Pod39 Rooftop

New updates on the New York front. Basically more rooftop porn to sink your teeth into in my most recent facebook adds. Started out the afternoon with a little retail therapy at the usual suspects (Forever21, Sephora and Urban Outfitters), continuing on after to Haven Rooftop for lunch. I’ve gotta say, hands down, best truffle fries EVA. The view was aright. Not as great as Le Bain, but I had no complaints. To be honest, I was very surprised a place like Haven even existed in Times Square. With the incessant hustle and bustle of the city, it was nice to find a quiet spot like Haven to escape. Definitely will return.

After lunch, we then walked down a couple of blocks over to Pod 39, which was also another rooftop establishment. I’d been meaning to check this place out for months and was so excited to finally see it. When we got there, the bar downstairs was absolutely packed and if you weren’t already on the guestlist, you had to wait like everyone else. They were at full capacity at that point, and weren’t letting anyone up until they had some vacancies. The woman at the podium was extremely accommodating though. Initially she told us we had to give our names and phone numbers and that she’ll contact us when they’re ready. I explained that we were from Singapore and didn’t have an American number. She realized we were obviously not from here, and decided to bump us up to the top of the list saying, “Come back in 20 mins.” And true enough, she stamped us in shortly after. I was so happy to escape the nightmare of the crowd I tipped her a 20.

A friend of mine named Julian who, funnily enough, I met last year in New York on one of the nights I’d gone out clubbing, came and joined us for a drink. Was great catching up! Always nice seeing familiar faces on my travels over a couple of beers and gin and tonics. 

We ended the night around 10? On the way back, we walked past a psychic and since I was a little intoxicated, I figured, mehh why not. So I got a tarot card reading done and paid 20 bucks for it. Being New York and all, I obviously didn’t get much out of my session, just a lot of generic statements and stuff about my aura. David thinks I’m nuts. First astrology, now psychics. Boys just don’t understand.

Anyways, New York’s been fantastic. Not looking forward to working back, but I guess its safe to say, I am missing my man. Just booked my free ticket to Brisbane so David and I get a couple of extra days together. We’ll be leaving for Brisbane once I get back. Glad its all worked out. I always get excited whenever we travel together. And even though it’s only a week, I’m just happy we get to spend more time together before having to succumb to long distance again till Christmas. 

Alright well, this post has gone on long enough. Time for a power nap. Gotta start getting ready for work in an hour. Just shoot me.

Peace in x

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Pictures taken at Le Bain 

Despite a seemingly endless shift at work, my first day in New York turned out lovely. Been wanting to check out this rooftop bar for a very long time, but unfortunately, fate’s been a little intervening bitch and interrupting summer vibes with winter chills. So when I got this flight in my roster and found out it was the season I’d been waiting for, I was mad thrilled. And thankfully, it was well worth the wait.

I absolutely loved everything about Le Bain. From the grass flooring, to the refreshing pitchers of alco and of course the magnificent view of America’s famous concrete jungle. Such a perfect way to spend a sunset. I was enthralled. The club just a floor below was a great concept as well. Huge hot tub right by floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the skyline. Spacious dancefloor. Disco ball. Big black leather couches. Real kinky shit. 

We had gone pretty early to catch the sunset so we didn’t end up staying on for the party. Got exhausted after a couple of drinks since we hadn’t gotten any rest in between, so we headed back around 8pm. 

All in all, an ace of a day and I can’t wait for tomorrow. A little shopping, some lunch, ending off with a glass of wine at Pod39? Hmm, its’ lookin stellar. 

Ahh, I’ve missed you New York! <3

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Pictures taken at El Kabron in Bali, Indonesia

Bali turned out to be a great success. First two days in Ubud were basically spent spoilt over hair cream baths and massage appointments, not to mention adorable little cafes and hang out spots in the central Ubud area. I was hoping to see Ketut Liyer from Eat Pray Love, something I placed great importance in in our itinerary whilst there. Unfortunately, many of the locals didn’t express great reviews for the guy so I decided to give it a miss. But it was pleasant nonetheless. Wonderful environment to just relax in. Get tranquil.
We even went to the monkey forest which turned out to be right next to our villa and got to walk amongst long tailed macaques. Always fun to watch monkeys casually scratch their balls. 

The last two days spent in Seminyak really flew by. Went on a slight alco bender and got to meet some amazing people of whom gladly joined in the alco bender with us. That’s what I enjoy most about travelling, leaving with new friends to keep in contact with.
And of course, it wouldn’t be Bali without a little magic boomers. I think I enjoyed that part the most. It was such a great experience. From the famous Potato Head, to El Kabron, to Hu’u Bar, to Skygarden, La Favela and even Eat Well, which served up some of the best quality meat dishes I’ve ever had. Not to mention the mashies were just how I liked them (Semi smooth with the little lumps).  All in all, can’t complain about Bali. Hope to revisit the gorgeous land again soon. 

In other news, I just got back from Nagoya. Been stuck with the flu these past couple of days so work didn’t sit well with me. But I’m back home safe, and after last night’s dose fo nyquil, I’m all revved up for the weekend’s festivities. Lucky me, got an extra day off. 

X

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Can’t believe its been more than a year since my last post. Been neglecting this space for no particular reason. Or… possibly lack of inspiration as of late. Nevertheless, here’s the first post of the year!

Work has been such drag this year. Feigning illness every couple of weeks because I simply don’t have the urge or drive to do anything anymore. But an opportunity did come about. So hopefully that’ll soon be the change I’m looking for. 

On another note, Bali is just round the corner and I’m beyond excited. First time’s a charm, so I’m counting on having my mind blown indo style. Should be a decent girls weekend away from the cray that is Singapore. Hoping to get all spiritual in Ubud and a little wild in Seminyak. Not forgetting a sesh by the beach and a little shopping here and there. 

Ahh, annual leave. So happy you finally got here. 
Cheers to the next 10 days of slugging!

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(Throwback to 2010. Photoshoot with Jeremy)

And so, the witching hour begins. Consuming. Flipping through lost memories of my teens. Oh where has the time gone? The drastic takeover of change has left me speechless. Theres a lot I miss about my life. A lot I wish I could go back to. But, the present’s looking pretty good and my future, even better. I’m really and truly excited to move to Sydney next year. Of course, a part of me is absolutely terrified. But it’s been my long awaited transition and I can’t be caving into cold feet right now that everything’s pretty much cemented. 

Been stressing over accommodation for my first semester. Sydney University’s Village seems to be the best choice at the moment. So lets just hope that all works out. 

Well, not much in other news. Been cruising through 2013 for the most of it. Been so thankful to have had much better trips this year. Many have reached an all time high. So many adventures. Wish I could name them all. Looking forward to finally being around for Christmas and New Years this year before the big move. Hopefully it’ll be good this year. My past year’s celebrating the ‘joyful’ season have proven to lack in the jolly and merry. So, fingers crossed !

Anyway, I think that about wraps up insomnia hour. Time for bed. And maybe just one more cigarette.

xx

I❤BROOKLYN #afropunk

I❤BROOKLYN #afropunk