Sunday, April 29, 2018

Singapore 2018 (1/2)

My family and I went on a 4 days-3nights trip to Singapore earlier this April. It's kind of a bi-annual thing that we go there 'cause of this Dental Conference that my dad always attends to sooo we came along with him. Although it's like our 6th time going there, I kinda tried to be more adventurous and went to places that me and my mom don't normally go to. So for this year's Singapore trip, we went to Chinatown, Little India and Marina Bay.

Sooo on our first day, we ventured on Chinatown and Marina Bay. 
Left: Sri Mariamman Temple, Right: Chinatown Street Market

Chinatown is one of those places that you should visit when going to Singapore. There are a lot of souvenir shops nearby that sells fairly priced gifts and trinkets. The buildings are colorful and actually very Instagram(able), so if you're one of those people who like to do stuff for the 'gram, then best that you hit the streets of Chinatown. Aside from the artsy architectures, they also have really good hawker centers nearby, like the Maxwell Hawker Center and the Chinatown Complex where you can get a good plate of HK Roasted BBQ, Chicken Rice and dumplings. Kinda sucks though that I wasn't able to take photos of the food we ate 'cause we just eat right away and just realize later that we weren't able to take photos. 

Next stop, we went to the Flower Dome where there was a "Tulipmania" event happening. They filled up the center of the place with various colors and kinds of Tulips which was really amazing. 
























Flower Dome

The place housed various plant species from different parts of the world. It was like walking through an indoor flower farm or something like that. Before the Tulips, various succulents were housed here. After spending the afternoon with the Tulips, we headed over to Gardens by the Bay where the Supertree Grove stood.




























Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay

I've always wanted to go up on one of the Supertrees to get a like a skyline view of the city but there was always a really long line every time I attempted to. So instead, we just waited for the 15-minute light show to start. I always watched the light show from a far, so this would be the first time that we were really close to the whole thing. There were benches were you can lie down and view the lights twinkling against the dark sky. It was really a magical experience. 

I guess that's it for the first half of the Singapore blog. Kinda felt bad that I wasn't able to take more photos and all. But I did have like a video montage of the Singapore trip which I will be posting sometime this next month, sooo please do check that out! 

'Til Next Time,
A.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Here we go again.

Hi everyone!

As you may have noticed I haven't been posting for the daily challenge simply because I just couldn't think of what to write about. Like I find it hard to think of 5 things I'm happy about or 5 things I'm passionate for at the moment, and the like. I feel like the topics are too structured that I couldn't really express the things that I really want to express.

Soooo with that being said, I'll momentarily will take a pause on the daily challenge and instead to keep up with my promise of posting something daily, I'll probably try my best to post something random like music videos that I'm in to or photo inspos from Pinterest or maybe a post about my past trips over the last 2 years. I had fun answering 7 questions from the daily challenge but I feel like they're a bit boring and not as engaging as I hope they'd be.

'Til the next!
-A.

Friday, April 6, 2018

DAY 7: What is your dream job, and why?

I've always been inclined to media arts or to any creative outlet. As a kid I always draw or sometime I make bracelets and necklaces. In grade school, I always come in second when it comes to designing things. In high school, I was a part of the layout staff in our school newspaper and at the same time I was the layout editor for our school yearbook. In college, I guess I'm my organization's and professor's graphic artist. So yeah I guess you can say my dream job isn't really like graphic designing but be a part of like a magazine firm or something that has something to do with layouting stuff. The one in charge with the whole look of a magazine or ad., and the like. I think Creative Director is the term for it or something?

I got inspired when I watched The Devil Wears Prada and The Intern. (Both are Anne Hathaway films by the way, in which she portrays my dream job in both movies). So yeah, I got so amazed with the lifestyle and with how they hustle down the streets of New York, which by the way is my DREAM city, and it just fascinates me. Although Dentistry is also my dream job. Being able to restore someone's smile and confidence is the best reward you can get from being a dentist. But if we're being super duper honest here, I'm like 60% on the creatives side than being a dentist. Though I guess I can do both if given the time and opportunity.