One Last Look At Kuala Lumpur


Yesterday was mine and Henry's last day in South East Asia. I started my month-long winter break with Kuala LumpurBangkokHanoiHa Long, then met up with Henry in K.L where we embarked to Borneo on an adventure of wildlife, tropical islands, and ushering in the Year Of The Goat, and back to Kuala Lumpur. Today we close the final chapter on February's sojourn and fly back to London, so yesterday we bade a bittersweet 'goodbye-for-now' to K.L and her many tropical delights (although I won't miss the heat, I can tell you that) with a lazy day in the city. Doing what I like to do best: shop, swim, and spa, at my two favourite downtown destinations - Starhill Gallery and Ritz-Carlton, mais bien sûr.
February 28, 2015

One Last Look At Kuala Lumpur

Yesterday was mine and Henry's last day in South East Asia. I started my month-long winter break with  Kuala Lumpur ,  Bangkok ,  ...

What's In My Camera Bag | My Camera Lenses & Guide to Prime Lenses


Today's post follows the 'Useful & Beautiful' theme of Posh, Broke, & Bored in which I share tips and hacks that could well be useful for your photography, blogging, or to just 'win at life'. So yes, that's useful, but how is it beautiful? Well! I'll illustrate my knowledge with ocular crack/eye candy from the five different countries I've been to this year - Latvia, UK, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand. For this blog post about my camera lenses I've put together an eclectic gallery of photos - travel, street photography, portraits, food, wildlife etc. - taken by both Henry and I. A few of these you may recognise from recent blog posts but most of them are f-f-fresh off the boat, so even if you're not a budding blogger looking to level up your photography and learn more about camera lenses, you can just enjoy this post as 'Postcards from Kuala Lumpur'.
February 27, 2015

What's In My Camera Bag | My Camera Lenses & Guide to Prime Lenses

Today's post follows the 'Useful & Beautiful' theme of Posh, Broke, & Bored in which I share tips and hacks that c...

Monkey Business in Borneo: Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary Borneo

After our visit to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Henry and I had some time before our flight back to Kuala Lumpur so we dropped in at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary for more monkey business.
February 24, 2015

Monkey Business in Borneo: Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

After our visit to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Henry and I had some time before our flight back to Kuala Lumpur so we dro...

Monkey Business in Borneo: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Borneo Posh, Broke, & Bored

My first encounter with the elusive orangutan in its natural habitat was over a decade ago in the rainforests of Sepilok. 
February 23, 2015

Monkey Business in Borneo: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

My first encounter with the elusive orangutan in its natural habitat was over a decade ago in the rainforests of Sepilok. 

Borneo Photo Diaries: The Prologue - Chinese New Year


Happy Chinese New Year from Borneo! 恭喜發財, 萬事如意 (gongxi facai, wanshi ruyi) - Wishing you prosperity and may all your wishes be fulfilled. 
February 21, 2015

Borneo Photo Diaries: The Prologue - Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year from Borneo! 恭喜發財, 萬事如意 (gongxi facai, wanshi ruyi) - Wishing you prosperity and may all your wishes be fulfill...

Easy Style hack - How to turn any handbag into a camera bag

Posh Broke Bored - Make your own stylish camera bag

How does a stylish woman reconcile her love for fashionable handbags with her need to carry heavy camera equipment? Ah, that enduring blogger conundrum (don't say 'Emasculate your boyfriend into being your full-time camera monkey'). Shock, surprise, but yes, you can carry a limited edition Lady Dior handbag on a day out with your girlfriends with a camera, two lenses, a stack of business cards, two polarising filters, AND your other everyday bits and bobs! The solution is so painfully obvious, that I can't believe it's taken me so many months of letting my Canon 600D get knocked about in my purse and my lenses wrapped in scarves to protect them from getting scratched.
February 18, 2015

Easy Style hack - How to turn any handbag into a camera bag

How does a stylish woman reconcile her love for fashionable handbags with her need to carry heavy camera equipment? Ah, that enduring ...

We're Bringing Sexyblack | High tea at M Marini Caffè


...We're bringing sexyblack (yeah) them other girls don't know how to dress (yeah)...

Will you just look at my girls all lined up like a girl band? I want to say K-Pop girl group but there's only seven of us - we need at least two more members to make the numbers, ha. Hot damn, are my girlfriends bringing sexy-black or what - and we're all black everything, all black all black 'cos Michiekins said so. That's right. On Sunday we, the Backseat Girls (I'll explain later) synchronised and dressed more or less head-to-toe in black for Michiekin's birthday high tea at the swanky new-ish M Marini Caffè in Suria KLCC. You know what that means - lots of fashion outfit photos! *flexes*
February 17, 2015

We're Bringing Sexyblack | High tea at M Marini Caffè

...We're bringing sexyblack (yeah) them other girls don't know how to dress (yeah)... Will you just look at my girls all l...

Party Like It's V-Day


I'm so lucky I got to spend Valentine's Day with some of my best friends; in fact my day was devoted to the celebration of not one, but two birthdays - my best friend (and you know I don't use that phrase lightly) Michiekins, and Loui. 
February 16, 2015

Party Like It's V-Day

I'm so lucky I got to spend Valentine's Day with some of my best friends; in fact my day was devoted to the celebration of not...

Vietnam Diaries: Ha Long Bay


On my third and last day in Vietnam I sought out the mythical Ha Long Bay. Ha Long Bay - 'Where the dragon descends into the sea' - is a cluster of thousands of limestone islands rising from the jade waters of Vietnam, praised by poets as 'the rock wonder in the sky'. Legend has it that a young Vietnam were sent a family of dragons as protectors from the gods to defend this new country from invaders. The dragons spat out jewels and jade, which turned into the islands and islets dotting the bay, and linked to form a great wall. These rock mountains abruptly appeared on the sea, ahead of the enemy, striking and sinking their ships. After the Vietnamese emerged triumphant, their defenders remained in the bay - the place where the mother dragon descended was christened Hạ Long, the place where the dragon's children attended upon their mother was named Bai Tu Long island, and the place where the dragon's children wriggled their tails violently was called Bach Long Vy. 
February 13, 2015

Vietnam Diaries: Ha Long Bay

On my third and last day in Vietnam I sought out the mythical Ha Long Bay. Ha Long Bay - 'Where the dragon descends into the sea&#...

Vietnam Photo Diaries: Hanoi, Day 2


My first day in Hanoi was spent learning how to confidently cross the road (stride steadily and determinedly across the path of never-ending traffic; don't pause, freeze, or turn back, and let the motorcycles drive around you). On my second (and last) day in this colourful, chaotic Socialist republic capital I woke up early and tried to take in as many of Hanoi's iconic sights as possible as well as a few local favourites. 
February 12, 2015

Vietnam Photo Diaries: Hanoi, Day 2

My first day in Hanoi was spent learning how to confidently cross the road (stride steadily and determinedly across the path of never...

Vietnam Photo Diaries: Hanoi, Day 1


Mummy and I arrived in Hanoi on Sunday for a little reconnaissance mission of a hospitality nature and we checked into Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake - one of mummy's company's hotels in Hanoi - which would be our base for our short trip in Vietnam. 
February 10, 2015

Vietnam Photo Diaries: Hanoi, Day 1

Mummy and I arrived in Hanoi on Sunday for a little reconnaissance mission of a hospitality nature and we checked into Intercontinenta...

PANDORA Valentine's Collection and The Wishing Tree


Twelve dozen red roses with a hand-written card, a sexy slip from La Perla, a gorgeous red Saint Laurent clutch... Ladies, put your immaculately manicured hands up if you have high expectations this Valentine's Day but just know that without your outright instruction, your well-meaning but clueless men are going to just grab the first box of chocolates they see on their evening beer run.

February 09, 2015

PANDORA Valentine's Collection and The Wishing Tree

Twelve dozen red roses with a hand-written card, a sexy slip from La Perla, a gorgeous red Saint Laurent clutch ... Ladies, put your...