Friday, August 24, 2012

Turkey : Istanbul

1. Dolmabahce Palace 

2. Peacock at Dolmabache Palace

3. Gate of the Dolmabache Palace

5. Night cruise

6. Harbor fish burger

5.  Bosphorus harbor 

6. Kebab

7. Pigeons

8. Spice Bazaar

9. Old wooden house

10. Fish baked in salt

11. Belly dance at cruise

12. Galata Tower

I stopped uploading photos on Facebook at some point. I guess perhaps people will watch when I just select some and post them here.

Turkey is a very lovely country with different characteristics at different areas.  Istanbul is friendly, beautiful and antique. Istanbul is beautiful because of its architecture and red roofs. 

I highly recommend trying the fish burger along the harbor. Too bad that I had my meal already and it was towards the end of the trip. Else, I would have eaten 2 burgers or visited there again on the following day.

I also tried the seafood on the Galata bridge. The food was delicious but it was the most expensive meal of our trip. 

Turkey has good food but when you stay there for longer, food becomes repetitive. Then, I appreciate the variety that Chinese cuisine provides.

Many might have heard of the turkish spices. They are delicious! We bought some and cooked at home. Many people were surprised that we had bought the spices and thought it would be difficult to cook with them. No! It is absolutely easy! They named the spices as meat spices, chicken spices, vegetable spices.... You just have to add the right one into the food.

I watched and tried belly dance. The performer picked me at the cruise. It was hard to dance any step when the tummy was filled with food! Belly dance is a sophisticated dance that the lady exercised every tiny part of the muscles. The ones that we usually watch on TV shows and at local performances are nothing comparable.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Other side?

top from beams, maxi dress from h&m, shoes from natives

I am boarding soon. Goodbye Hong Kong! New journey... oh. Full of excitement and uncertainty. 

This is a long overdue post. I took the pictures at Fethiye, Turkey. 

What is it like on the other side of mirror? of the world?

Friday, August 17, 2012


top from the emporium, denim shorts from tommy hilfiger, boots from kookai, bag from zucca

Obviously, these are photos taken some time ago. First, it is gloomy these days. The sky should be dark.  Next, I trimmed my hair for over 3 inches. These were taken before my haircut. As I had taken few sets of photo before I had the haircut, you may see my hair length sometimes long and sometimes short in the coming posts. 

When the hairstylist said she trimmed 3 inches away and showed me that bunch of hair. I replied " That's all?" When I got back home and looked at the mirror, I realized that it was really pretty short compared to my previous length. 

I am not the ones who cry and miss their hair. Hair grows anyway. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Adult

shirt from tout a coup, skirt from Forever 21, oxford shoes from melani, silvery collar necklace from pull & bear

August girl picked spring colors. I bought this skirt long ago but did not have an occasion to wear it. Birthday is my day so I decided to dress in formal. Then, I got to wear this skirt. I remember my birthday outfit... at least up to 6 years ago. 

Finally, I am an adult. Some may say that they would like to experience childhood again; some say they would like to be kids forever; some hate homework and examinations and want to attend kindergarten again... I heard these comments all the time but I would never say that. I DON'T want to be a child again. It is NOT fun at all. Since primary (or even earlier), I have dreamt of being an adult. I want the freedom. Come on, if you study kindergarten again, you would one day study primary, secondary again too. Then, you have to do all the homework, tests, examinations AGAIN. Therefore, I prefer to look forward. I want a farewell to primary and secondary schooling. 

Nothing changes at this moment. I feel all the same. What should an adult feel like?... I am a new comer.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Last bit of teenage

shirt from izzue, tank top from uniqlo, trousers from izzue, necklace from Forever 21, oxford shoes from melani, bracelet from Wong Tai Sin, clutch from Tsim Sha Tsui

It is the last hour of my teenage and I dress nothing like a teenager... oh well... I enjoy wearing this shirt so far because it gives me many options. I am still exploring ways to match with it. This shirt was stained with tea at a boat trip in Turkey. I spent tremendous effort on washing it in the hotel room that night. Luckily, the stain is gone now. I think I am a good washer because I gained plenty experiences in cleaning stains got from my carelessness. Yet, I was very mindful that night, but the dancer spilled the tea over me when he moved. Thanks to him for adding extra work on me on that weary day.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Summer Tan

shirt from kookai, tank top from bershka, short from Stradivarius, shoes from Clarks

The most common greeting that I have heard in this summer is about my skin tone. "You have such a nice summer tan!" "You have a healthy tone!" Thank you all. I know I am dark. Thanks for adding "nice", "healthy"and all the positive and beautiful adjectives in front.

Not until I received these comments, I realized that my whitening products really worked. I am surprised and happy to know that my impression to them was not a bronze girl. I have been tanned since young and had all kinds of nicknames related to my skin tone. Well, it is not a big deal to get tanned, as long as you are not burnt. Months after, your skin is whitened again.

Enjoy sunshine!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Denim on Girl

tank top from uniqlo, dress from b+ab, belt from Prince Edward, denim jacket from Kookai, loafers from hush puppies, collar necklace from Mongkok

Thursday, August 2, 2012

french braid up

all you need: 1 rubber band

When I am in a rush and don't have time to blow my curl nicely, I often braid my hair. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Maturity

 blazer from urban outfitter, lace top from lady story, denim pantskirt from zara, clutch from Tsim Sha Tsui, heels from le saunda

I have a mature face. I know it and I am used to it. Since primary school, it has been common that people guess my age 2 years older. This gives me more freedom. It looked totally fine for me to walk into a stationery shop, cosmetic counter, boutique... I never look too young to travel around. 

I always like to ask people to guess my age. When I grow older now, I suppose I look closer to my age. However, someone just guessed I was 21 years old. hm.... seems like what I think is wrong.

Children want to become adults. Therefore, I welcome my mature face. As time goes by, I start to wonder -- what if I become an adult? Adults like to stay young. I hope I just look mature but not old.

I specially matched this outfit to fulfill my curiosity, how I would look like in the future. Well, perhaps I look far from this in the future or I hate blue or I don't wear skirt anymore... 

The lace top was originally a one-piece which I bought long time ago. I found that I had worn it for just few times, so I decided to modify it by removing the excess lace and cutting it into a top. I may further modify it later.