Monday, January 18, 2016

Fallen Leaves

i dont even know what i was doing lol

Cant seem to move on from my last month's Japan trip. I will continue my post about my next days in Japan after this! These shots were taken at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. Fortunately there were still some autumn trees left in this area. I was wearing my saviour black overcoat and a super fuzzzy fur shawl. What i really like being in winter is that i can do layering, which is hard to do in Singapore and Indonesia since its just too hot i cant-. I basically wore three layers everyday and always always prepare a handwarmer and hotpack in my bag since my body cant adapt to cold weather that fast >< Well, its just almost been a month but i'm missing my holiday already. I need to do lots of things to continue pursuing my study and the next two months will be very hectic for me, but yeah.. time to work hard first so i can finish everything faster and go to another escape! <3

Till the next post,
xx, moreway

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Escapism (Japan part 1)

First of all let me wish a happiest new year for you all! Here i go, 2016. Please be nice and full with happy surprises will you? ><

Yes, i'm back from a short escape to Japan with my bruhh Mariska. If you follow me in instagram maybe you'll notice it. Been a while since i travel abroad since my Sydney trip so i was really excited. I didn't expect that Japan could leave a huge impression to me. It is indeed a lovely trip with a very nice hospitality. I'm not sure if its because of the chilly weather, the scenery, the atmosphere, or the companion that makes me eager to stay longer there. I decided to separate this trip shots into a couple posts, so please bare with me aight? I was planning to make a travel vid but it was nearly impossible due to the tour schedule. It was a packed trip since almost everyday we travel to different cities and change hotels. We went to Osaka, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, then finally we headed to Tokyo. Well, we arrived in Osaka first, then straightly visited USS, Osaka Castle, and Shinsaibashi area! 

Day 1- OSAKA

Universal Studios

Ok so the first thing i notice in Japan is how kawaii the ppl dress up. but srsly almost everyone's outfit in USS caught my eyes and its just fun looking at the freedom of expressing themselves through clothing style. I didn't get to go on many rides since the queue is...... awesome (can you feel the sarcasm?). We need to queue for like two and a half hrs but the unique thing is Japanese people love queueing. I mean they don't mind waiting in a line because thats where they socialize and get a chance to know each other better (especially for couples).

     Osaka Castle   大阪城

Then move on to Osaka Castle!  I was in love with this place. i guess i always fond of strolling around a park surrounded with trees because its just so 'tranquille'. I bought a holy takoyaki and green tea latte while enjoying the weather with my friend. It felt so nice tho, sometimes a simple thing like this can lift up your mood in any seconds.


We continue our trip to Shinsaibashi area. This is a shopping centre in Osaka where you can find brands like H&M, Zara, Uniqlo, etc. I wasn't that into buying clothes but instead i was drown into japanese drugstore and cosmetics. For girls, i think its hard to escape from this kind of shops bcs the makeups are cheap with wide range of choice how can you handle this?? Ok so enough with the makeup rants. We had shabu shabu for dinner, which is perfect for the chilly weather then i took some shots of the area at night. I guess i will never get tired of seeing small alleys and night lights in Japan <3

view from our hotel in Osaka

I'll continue Japan travel shots in the next post, stay tuned!
xx, moreway

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Be Warmed

Writing this post from Jakarta. Yeap finally moved back to this city after staying in Singapore for about 3 years. Its weird tho.. no more assignments and classes, no more starving myself in apartment (dont ask me), no more late night impromptu trip, no more comitee events, i swear it felt strange at first. I thought that i will be completely free after finishing my degree, but well.. i'm wrong. I already schedule my plan until 2016 and its somehow packed. In my free time, i started to read my abandoned novels and one of them is 'the catcher in the rye'. It is depressing. I admit it but  it is depressing in a good way?.. idk. Somehow you just can relate to the story even though it contains a lot of swearing. Anyway, no regrets. Definitely a recommended read.

  Im such a pro at stealing my mom's wardrobe but now im stealing dad's. This oversized sweater is just too comfy to resist. I'm a sucker for knitted and turtleneck tops these days. I guess i'm embracing the upcoming winter with these kind of apparel ( even though no winter here /sigh). 

“Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behaviour. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.” 
― J.D. SalingerThe Catcher in the Rye

Have a great day ahead!
xx, Bella

Friday, October 9, 2015

In Days Gone By

So here i am with my last weeks in Singapore. Never know and a half years would fly this fast. When i look back at all the experience i've got in Singapore, i am really thankful for everything that has happened. So much things i've passed and people come and leave simultaneously. Back then, i felt like life is unfair and i still cant stand the fact that people leave me. Well, the thing is i know god will not always give what we want, but will definitely give what we need. 

Took a stroll in Keppel Bay few weeks ago with my friend. I got this floral playsuit at a tempting offer so well... i bought it :p This playsuit cutting is like more boho and i paired it with my floppy hat. Still staying comfy with my current fav sandals. Well dont judge me, i dont want to suffer walking at a long distance with high heels, so sandals ftw. 

I think im not sure if i could ever feel at home again. Part of me will always stay here because home is not just about where you are, but more like about who you are with.

Cotton On floppy hat & Playsuit, Dooney & Bourke sling bag, Topshop sandals
xx, moreway

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

It All Feels Right

So yeah, back with another post. This past few days has been a roller coaster ride for me. I feel like so tired and yet it feels right anyway. Bumped into some unexpected situations and i almost blur how to handle it. Thank god it all worked out quiet well.
Nowadays i'm into those kind of apparels that fit me to walk around and explore the city all day long. Well, dress down at its best i guess. At first i hesitant to wear those strap sandals (since there's a big ornament in the middle and i dont rlly fancy 'eyecatching' stuff lol) but turns out it matches well with my simply simpleton loose dress. 

Someone keep me company for this weekend though. Im really grateful i got a multitalented friend like her. I don't know if i can survive this past weekend without her and fortunately i can pass it without losing my grip. We went to esplanade and head to the rooftop. Not much ppl around so we can freely took shots!

Ice cream cone on the tote bag? Who can resist?

 Everything's feels right when you got your best friend around while slurping yummy strawberry milk. Cheers!