Travel: The Perfect Passport Holder

December 12, 2016

If you're a travel addict just like myself with a never ending wanderlust, you'll know how important a passport is. As for my case, I consider my passport as my most valuable possession and my key to the world. I couldn't imagine not having one or getting mine stolen or damaged, as I still keep the very first passport issued to me which is still way back 2006, and now I am on my third. 

It is in every single pages of my passport where you'll find the best story of my life. The stamps in and out of different countries and full-pages visas I have acquired through the years tells a lot of how I have lived most of life. More than a useful identification document around the world, I see it more as a memory machine. Some days, I just literally sit down and flip through it, and it immediately takes me back to every airport, border crossings, conversations with customs/immigration officers, the friendships made and memories of people in every journey I've been to.

I love my passport and I take care of it like it's my baby. That is why, last Black Friday I got myself the perfect leather passport holder from Fossil to make sure my passport is always protected when I am traveling, especially now that I live abroad. I like that it doesn't only hold my passport, but it also comes with a zipper pocket for my cash, a slide pocket, four credit card slots and hey it's RFID protected. It helps me to stay minimalist and organized when traveling since I didn't have to carry extra purse for my bills, credit cards and IDs. It's also just the right size and is very light-weight. In terms of the design, it's definitely my style - simple and classy in black and gold tone! In fact, I loved this Fossil passport case so much that I ended up using it everyday instead.

You can find it here: FOSSIL RFID PASSPORT CASE

Explore BC 2016: Top 5 Day Hikes in Vancouver

November 17, 2016

I used to tell that I am not an active person, in fact I am very clumsy - I trip and knock things over and physical activities aren't my forte at all. However, that doesn't mean that outdoor activities does not interest me because believe me it does. I guess it's because I didn't have that privilege to live that kind of lifestyle through the years, not until today that I am already far out of my comfort zone. 

Local Eatery: Honey Doughnuts and Goodies

After a nice hike at Quarry Rock in Deep Cove, you definitely should head up straight to this small cozy cafe that bakes fresh honey glazed doughnut because it's amazing! Definitely worth the try despite of the long line up just to have a taste of a single honey doughnut.  The honey flavored is fried to perfection, soaked in real honey and I'm so lucky that I got mine fresh from the oven so it's still warm on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Next time, I'll make sure to try out their other food options and get more than one honey doughnut.

Explore BC 2016: Quarry Rock Hike in Deep Cove

November 16, 2016

It has been more than a year now since I moved in Vancouver. I couldn't believe I made it this far, on my own, at my early 20s. I remember how much I wanted to get to where I am today and to become the person that I am now a few years back, hoping and wishing to begin an adventure an ocean away from home and then finally making it happen at twenty. 

Beauty: Top Beauty Product Picks

May 4, 2016

Just like any of you, I also have my own skin care routine to make me look at my best too! I find mine basic and often than not I just use products that are budget-friendly or fab products that I purchased at a discount ( ehem, my forte! ). Here is a rundown of my top beauty product picks that I am currently obsessing over!  

Event: Indian for a Night

February 8, 2016

One of the many benefits of studying and actually living in a multicultural and multiethnic country such as Canada is the opportunity to encounter many different kinds of people coming from different parts of the world and gain new perspective and unique cultural experiences distinct from your own. 

Explore BC 2016: Steam Clock at Gastown

January 26, 2016

If you were to ask me what is one of my favorite places in downtown Vancouver? The street of Gastown would probably on my top three list. I use to walk around Gastown a lot during lunch time and after school, but especially before the night falls as it's when the time were the trees are all lit and entire street is just bright and lively. As much as I love the nature and peace that Vancouver offer, my heart still craves for big cities and crowds, the city lights and fast cars, old buildings and shiny architectures, a city alive at midnight and will never stop, and somehow, somehow I found a portion of what my heart seek in the beauty of this historic place –  Gastown. 

Local Eatery: Sushi Home

January 25, 2016

If you're on the lookout for a tasty yet affordable bubble tea and sushi place in Vancouver, you might wanna consider going to Sushi Home located at Dunsmuir Street near BCIT downtown. The place is quite small but it's cosy! I forgot to take a few photos of how the store looks like inside but for sure you already could picture that it looks very Asian! The staffs are nice and service was fast! 

Explore BC 2016: Van Dusen Botanical Garden

January 23, 2016

An evening stroll through the beautiful holiday lights display at Van Dusen Botanical Garden a day before they set to turn off the lights, to kick-start 2016! Just when I thought I already missed the annual holiday tradition at Van Dusen last month - they extended it for three more weeks this January! And the hell, there's no way I am not seeing the festival for the first time this year! 


January 17, 2016

This blog is a mini project I started before I left my country to study and live in North America all by myself. I designed and created this space piece-by-piece using the only basic knowledge and skills I have in IT – so please don’t judge. Not everyone may know, but I’ve always had this long running fascination for arts, photography, multimedia and everything creative that made me come up with this self-titled blog to use as an outlet to express.