Saturday, January 13, 2018

Komodo Island

Resolution 2018: Explore Indonesia more often!

I spent the last days of 2017 and kicked off 2018 in one of the most beautiful places on earth: Komodo Island. Obviously everything happened quite last minute. At the beginning I thought maybe I should just stay home, I never really celebrate new year's eve in Singapore anyway...but then I kinda want to spend my last days of 2017 and start fresh in nature, quiet places, maybe beach...or just any places with clear blue skies and if I'm lucky enough I want to fall asleep under the stars. So all my wishes came true. I found this Indahnesia and Alam Indonesia account on Instagram and they have open trip 3 days 2 nights Komodo liveaboard for IDR 2.500.000 ( including meals, snorkeling, tickets to national parks,  airport transfer, almost everything ). Which perfect! I usually travel without travel agents or tours, but in this case I think it's a lot easier to join open trip as there's just so many things to see and explore around Komodo Island. I got to explore Pulau Padar, Gili Lawa, Komodo National Park, visit Pink Beach and Kampung Komodo with bunch of beautiful souls I met on the boat, reconnect with myself and nature without internet, simply love the feeling of floating in the ocean...I feel small but my dreams bigger than the world and as I tried to remember all the highlights of last year, I couldn't be more grateful most of my dreams have already come true and beyond excited to see what life has to offer in 2018.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Wild Heart

She was passionate and fearless; a free spirit with a rebellious heart who was unapologetically feminine. 

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. I've always been inspired by strong women. My mother. My girls. My ladies at work. Some travelers or strangers I met on the road. Then about a year ago I discovered my new passion for pole dance and met these badass-fun-sexy-interesting-smart pole dancers at Milan Pole Dance Studio Singapore. The kind of women who empower each other, confident in their own skin ( unapologetically sexy ), they celebrate life and don't give up easily, proud of their bruises, can rock those pretty heels while pole dancing their heart out ( Who needs Adidas anyway when you get to work out fabulously in heels" )

Getting stronger and better at pole dancing was definitely one of my highlights of 2017. Obviously it wasn't easy when I just started pole dancing, but every time I fell and I tried to pick myself up again, I found strength, confident, happiness, support system from both instructors and my girls... I found myself again. Some people who know how crazy and weird I am, they know I am happiest when I'm on stage, so pole dancing to me always feels like coming home, making a glorious return to the stage. 

Many thanks to my incredibly amazing instructors and pole mates/soul sistah for always supporting me from day one I couldn't even do fireman trick properly until today we hit the class with heels and money gun, acting like Burlesque girls...just pole dance like nobody's watching. 

A little reminder to FLY... First, love yourself. 

Photo: Yumi Marvelous, Milan Pole Dance Studio Singapore


A little reminder to see and give love wherever you go

Some portraits I took using my Sony a6000 ( with Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS )