“There is an orchestra in your footsteps. There is a piano in your spine. There is poetry in your heartbeat. Your eyelashes cast shadows like stage lighting. You will wear musical notes across your chest that warn the others that this is no small production.” – Y.Z., Getting Better Had a weekend getaway in Kota … More “You will wear musical notes across your chest that warn the others that this is no small production.”
On our last night in Bario, the three of us found ourselves the only guests left of the homestay. Like our earlier two nights, we hung back at the main-lounge-slash-communal-area after another delicious home-cooked dinner comprised of several local vegetables and freshly caught meat. We sat freely across the table, chatting occasionally though mostly enjoying … More Travel Diaries: Deep In the Heart of Borneo.
If I start describing my recent trip to Bario, Sarawak, Malaysia – I just returned from a three-night stay – I would probably end up with something that looks like a ten-page journal on reflections and thoughts. Then there are my travel buddies, who need no more introduction – one of two: Housemate #1 – but plenty … More “What’s it like too and perhaps more crucially, what ‘opportunity’ looks like as a result.”
Yesterday. I love this (candid, unbeknownst) photo so much <3 ….this is probably the closest you’ll get to ‘seeing’ me here -and yes; this is pretty much what life’s like in Borneo. Was at the recently-made-famous Tusan beach with new and newer friends. The beach is about 30-45 minutes drive from Miri city.
I have 800+ photos from my Amsterdam-Copenhagen trip two months ago, yet it’s the one photo that I didn’t capture that I continue to be haunted by. The irony, but who is actually surprised? On the morning of my first day alone in cold, gloomy Copenhagen, Denmark, I had woken up late; forgotten to screenshot my … More “It’s just love give it away.”
“dive for dreams or a slogan may topple you (trees are their roots and wind is wind) trust your heart if the seas catch fire (and live by love though the stars walk backward) honor the past but welcome the future (and dance your death away at this wedding) never mind a world with its … More “trust your heart / if the seas catch fire / (and live by love / though the stars walk backward)”
“If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living. Chase the things that give you hope, happiness and a glimpse of a better life. Chase the things that make you want to be a better person. Chase the things that inspire you to think, create and live joyfully. Chase … More “If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living.”
“We each have a special something we can get only at a special time of our life. Like a small flame. A careful, fortunate few cherish that flame, nurture it, hold it as a torch to light their way.” — Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart There’s a bit of sadness in me tonight; I never know where … More “We each have a special something we can get only at a special time of our life. Like a small flame.”
I am looking through photos from my Amsterdam-Copenhagen trip about two weeks ago now, and it’s ridiculous how happy I looked in almost every shot. Despite a few off days (I wouldn’t call them bad), it’s obvious that I had a fantastic time. To travel is one thing – sights and seeing, new experiences and that fuzzy … More Travel Diaries: “I looked so happy it’s almost ridiculous!”
I’m having trouble writing tonight. But this little paragraph leaves me hopeful. “No writing is wasted. Did you know that sourdough from San Francisco is leavened partly by a bacteria called lactobacillus sanfrancisensis? It is native to the soil there, and does not do well elsewhere. But any kitchen can become an ecosystem. If you … More “No writing is wasted.”