Day 348: Getting to wear Kat’s denim and baseball jackets and “This is Home” by Switchfoot…

July 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

wrangler denim jacket

baseball jacket


The one good thing about Kat being away in France for business is that in exchange for taking my leather jacket, I now get to wear her denim and baseball ones 😉 Lol. Well, you gotta be grateful for something right? 😉 / “This is home” by Switchfoot. Been listening to it all day. Love it =) x


Day 319: My new H&M harem pants, The XX VCR remix and passing another checkpoint in life…

June 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

H&M harem pants

the xx vcr remix

good news!

lost in translation

Today, I wore these pants. / Today, I listened to this music. / Today, I got this text. / Today, I feel… you guessed it! – grateful! 😉 / That feeling when you’re navigating a new city for the first time and feeling a little lost… and then suddenly you see a McDonald’s or a Starbuck’s and breathe a sigh of relief because at least that is something familiar… and at least, you sort of know where you are now. and it doesn’t make sense but you feel that little bit safer standing underneath that yellow or green glow. and then, to top it all off, you realize the landmark or checkpoint you’ve been looking for is actually right there, just around the corner… reassuring you you’re going the right way… – I just got that feeling =) x / Sometimes, we are forced to make decisions we don’t want to make. Not because they’re wrong, but because in the moments right before, during the agonising delivery, and immediately after, you cannot help but think of the 1, 001 ways you could have maybe done it different. Sometimes it takes weeks, months, years to know if you really made the right decision. Some people never even find out at all. So when you are forced to make a decision you really hadn’t wanted to make, and receive news like the one above the very next day… what can you do but smile, throw your hands in the air and go, well I’ll be damned… you had it coming all along. / Thank you, whoever, whatever you are. For I am nothing without your guidance. x

Day 248: Pesto, Natarajasana #8 and Ankle pants…

March 27, 2012 § Leave a comment


Natarajasana 8


Pesto – so underrated and under-appreciated! / Thanks Donna for bringing my charger down! / Tonight, Mark was like a drill sergeant, disguising what felt like a mini master class as a Dharma 2 or 3! But you know what, it got me into this pose for the first time. Natarajasana – the Dancer pose – Variation #8. Status: Accomplished. Next! =) / Cut off pants. I like. Grateful to have mine back. Gracias. x

Day 183: The Biggest Selling Tracks of the 21st Century, Aunty Lorna and Uncle Callum, my new Tucano work bag, Radiopaq Wires and Joy!

January 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

uncle callum and aunty lorna

nelly and kelly


eminem 8 mile

wheatus teenage dirtbag

kings of leon sex on fire

tucano bag

Radiopaq logo

Grateful for catching flight no. 2 of 14 back to London. / Grateful for my Aunty Lorna and Uncle Callum for putting me up this weekend. / Grateful I got to spend more time with the family than if I’d just gone snowboarding the whole time. / Grateful for my late night chat in bed with Joy and watching my cousin grow up! Exciting time ahead =) / Grateful for the Top 50 biggest selling tracks of the 21st century showing on TV this morning. It’s like someone dug up my old iPod from a time capsule and plugged it into the TV. Flashbacks include: Kelly Rowland & Nelly with Dilemma. Eamon with Don’t want you back. Eminem with Stan and Lose Yourself. Wheatus with Teenage Dirtbag. Kings of Leon with Sex on FireShall I go on? Now you know you are getting old when your 17 year old cousin looks at you with a blank face and goes huhhh when you get excited about all of these tunes! / Grateful for my new Tucano work bag and being able to now walk and talk handsfree! I’ve always wanted one of these =p / Hong Kong. OUT.

Day 166: Trench Coats, Trainspotting, Tortellini with Spinach and Kat!

January 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

trench coat

trainspotting choose life

spinach tortellini

krissa and kat

Today, it was cold. It was wet. It was freezing. I was extremely grateful for my new, long trench coat. Thanks momma! / I love trainspotting. I love the film. And I love Jo’s and my version of it even more. Because this means sitting on a bench at one of the Highbury & Islington platforms for an HOUR catching up… because it was too cold and too expensive to go outside… and because we just missed each other so god damn much! / I love tortellini. Especially when it’s stuffed and served with spinach… and a bit of Kat on the side! =P / I love Kat. And I am so grateful for the moment she came up to me by the poolside in Year 8, just before I was about to dive in, to ask if I was any good at swimming. “Yes,” I said. “I’m really good at breaststroke!”. And that was it, the beginning of a long and beautiful friendship. And today, 12 years later, I am just so so so happy to see her so so so happy. Good times for all ahead. That is all. The end =)

Day 165: 28kg Suitcases, Silk Pyjamas and another Safe Flight…

January 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

giant suitcase

silk pyjamas

Am grateful that my suitcase was so damn heavy and actual weighed MORE than when I went out to Hong Kong (which is impressive considering I had a 5L slow cooker and a whole bunch of other presents wrapped inside my bag!). / Am grateful because it means I have been given more this year than I expected. / And am even more grateful because it gave me the opportunity to witness human kindness once again. So I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to the random stranger at Manor House tube station who was kind enough to help me lug this beast up the stairs after a very long journey home. / Thank you, momma, for my new silk pyjamas. They are SO comfortable =D / Am grateful for another safe flight and a beautifully smooth landing despite the moment of turbulence on the plane. / I am, truly, grateful for every minute I had tonight to curl up in bed and forget things were any different. Thank you and good night. x

Day 153: High School Reunions, Lululemon Scuba Hoodies and Nine West Space Cadet Boots…

December 23, 2011 § 2 Comments

lululemon logo

lululemon scuba hoodie

lululemon emergency hairtie

nine west space cadet boots

west island school class of '06

Gotta love high school reunions. Especially when the night ends up with all the different cliques and sub-groups lost, scattered and dispersed somewhere between Central, Soho and Lan Kwai Fong. I guess some things never change! =p But you know what the best part of it all was? The number of chance encounters and missed calls and text messages that were transmitted across the Hong Kong skyline when we were all desperately trying to find each other again. =) / Sam – thank you so much for organising the whole thing! Until we meet again! x / I love Lululemon and my new scuba hoodie! / I especially love the fact that this scuba hoodie comes with a built in ’emergency hair tie’ – pure genius! / I love Nine West and how it is always on sale every time I come home for Christmas =) I love that… and my new space cadet boots! =D

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