Photo-Blog Day Nine – Burano 

Money can’t buy happiness, that is true enough. But money can buy a holiday, and sometimes that’s as close a substitute as it gets! – Burano

Photo-Blog Day Eight – Venice

I stood atop the city and surveyed the horizon. It responded with a majestic smile that spoke to my heart and an anchoring gaze that never ceased to pull me in… – Venice

Photo-Blog Day Seven – Venice

There is arguably no feeling which trumps the awestruck moment of seeing something for the first time. I like the “first time” halo; the sensory overload which follows is living proof that every effort preceding it is worth my while. – Venice

Photo-Blog Day Six – Florence

Travelling has a way of magnifying all positive emotions, those warm and fuzzy sensations that well up in our hearts at inexplicable moments. It reinvigorates the mind, in ways that a stationary state can never hope to achieve. – Florence

Photo-Blog Day Four – Rome

They say that what we find depends on what we are looking for. Well, that is not entirely true. Life happens when we least expect it to. In the open air museum that is Rome, life bustles at every turn. But there is stillness, too, tucked away where you least expect to find them, a…

Photo-Blog Day Three – Rome

Travelling is a privilege, not a right. As time wore on in this journey I realised how truly privileged I am. Privileged to see such greatness, and equally as humbled. – Rome

Photo-Blog Day Two – Lake Como

I’ve never minded seeing things in a little bit of a blur (one of the many side benefits of perennial short-sightedness). There is a certain charm in the unknown; free for romantic spirits to roam wild and for our imaginations to blossom. – Lake Como

Photo-Blog Day One – Milan

It seems like I have been forever pursuing life on the run; studying on the run, working on the run, and now, photo-blogging on the run. No wonder there is so much salvation in being able to hit pause; to stare up into space and be mesmerised by life in all its intricacies. – Milan

Sleepless in Ginza

No city is capable of such sensational physical and emotional metastasis quite as Tokyo can. The city seems to come alive with every inch of vanishing daylight, abuzz with locals and tourists, businessmen and schoolgirls alike. Tokyo’s signature of sleepless chaos by night is just as keenly felt as its organised serenity by day. To…

Savouring Tokyo – The Slow Way

Tokyo. If there is one word synonymous with global metropolis, bustling trade, ancient cultures, avant-garde robotics, or perhaps Lost in Translation, Tokyo would undoubtedly take the crown. But, slow? Working in a Japanese bank and having studied the language briefly in my formative years, I was always destined to set foot in the Land of…

A Journey Down Shanghai’s Memory Lane

Out of the corner of my eye I caught a commotion, the clumsy shuffling of heavy white tassel, the outstretched hand of a tuxedoed man, and the frantic flashes from a camera crew less than ten feet away. I was momentarily disoriented. I wondered who would have been more peeved: the lady in white, who…

How Do I Unlove You Now?

Dear You, It has been many years since our first encounter. If first impressions are anything to go by, I was floored by your presence. I have never before met anyone quite like you, nor has there been anyone else since. You waltzed into my life, and bowled me over with that iridescent smile of…

Going Rogue & Chasing Shadows

I stalk a number of weird and wonderful bloggers out there, quite shamelessly I might add. Whilst their blogs provide endless hours of laugh-out-loud entertainment value, it does make me wallow in self-pity at my own clinical, sanitised and generally abysmal attempt at entertainment, and I wonder what the heck those kindly folks could possibly…

The Great Australian Christmas – The Great Nature’s Retreat

Many of the blogs I follow are based in the northern hemisphere, where the air seemed to be abundant with festivities of the Christmas markets at this time of the year, not to mention all that snow. Whilst it is highly lamentable that we shall never have a white Christmas in our part of the…