Saturday, June 2, 2018

Club Med Cherating Beach 2018

Home sweet home, Cherating Beach...

2 weeks ago, my friend and I visited Club Med Cherating Beach for a long weekend getaway. We spent our sunny afternoons sipping cocktails by the pool, dancing on the beach, having good times with the staffs and few good friends of mine. It's kinda hard to believe how far I've come since I left this paradise 8 years ago. At the age of 21, the young Gyscha arrived in Cherating with a luggage full of dreams, she wanted to see things happen on a big scale. I remember I walked into the lobby where my manager greeted me, I didn't know anyone but somehow I knew it was just the beginning and change I desperately need in my life. In one year I achieved and experienced so many things I never thought I could, from having big family to perform my dream shows...everyday was like watching a series of dreams come true. Until it was my time to leave the paradise, I wanted to continue learning, evolving and growing... getting bigger things and pursue career in entertainment industry and maybe that's what makes this place truly special to me... More than just favorite home away from home, Cherating Beach inspired me to dream bigger. This place has seen me growing, evolving from day one I  arrived with a luggage of dreams, fell in and out of love, failed and get up again, pick up the broken pieces and rise up as a new, stronger, better person. The ocean reminded me each time I doubt myself that I reinvented myself once and I can always reinvent myself all over again. While maybe there are some people out there who can't appreciate my work, don't believe in me, or I have to go through the hardest days... no matter what happens, I can always return to this place, to some of the best people with the biggest hearts I've met in my life, celebrate love and simply begin again. 

To my Cherating Beach family, thank you for the unconditional love, for giving me strength, home and  those happy days ( on or off stage ) ! Sometimes home has a heartbeat...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Cinque Terre

Looking back at 2015, one of my fondest memories was spending 3 months in Europe for the very first time with my friend. After spending some time in Munich, Rome and Venezia, we decided to continue our adventure to Cinque Terre. We spent about 4 days exploring Cinque Terre coastal villages: Manarola, Monterosso Al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Riomaggiore. Who knew what started off as imagination turned out to be so real, even though the pictures were taken long time ago but scrolling down all these images reminded me of every little details of my first love with Italy. That afternoon we strolled through the little streets of Manarola, instead of having lunch at the local restaurant - we decided to takeaway pizza and salad for a little date on the seaside rocks while watching the sunset over the water. I've been dreaming about Italian summer lately, hoping it won't take me too long to return and fall in love all over again with Cinque Terre.

Sunday, April 1, 2018


In the meantime, chase light. Chase things that make you feel alive, passions that fill your soul, ideas and dreams that keep you up at night. Chase things that taste like freedom, that make your mind spin with joy. Chase light in the sense of fostering it within yourself and the people around you.
-Marissa Donelly-

First of all, just wanted to say thank you to whoever reading this blog, following my adventures since 2012. When I first started this blog I just wanted to record my journey, but to be honest I never thought I would write 200 posts from 200 places, random thoughts, countless dreams come true. Especially when you live overseas for years by yourself, do everything almost on your own... I  wouldn't lie there are so many times I feel like giving up but then each one of you inspire me, life loves me so much. So I want to make sure before I grow old and grey, I chase things that make me feel alive, passions that fill my soul, ideas and dreams that keep me up at night ( I hope you do the same things too ). And of course highlight them here so whenever I need extra motivation I can always revisit my blog and remind myself how incredibly lucky and blessed I am.  

Meanwhile, here're few souvenirs from Positano, Italy. One of my absolute favorite birthday trips just indulging myself with gelatto, pasta, pizza and wine for a week 
( you guys have to try Ristorante C'era Una Volta, delicious food at reasonable prices ). I started my birthday trip in Capri, then continue to Positano, even did a day trip to Sorrento. Been dreaming about Italian summer lately but I guess this year I want to do something completely different for my birthday trip, any suggestions where to go?