and in the end, we prefer to spend summer unlike any other 'first timer Greece'.
Being in Greece,
Too many words to describe how I am fond of this place. It has left me regret to buy two ways ticket, have always been hoping for 'One Stop Greece'.
One afternoon, I was overwhelmed by the heat of Greek Summer, the other night had me flying high, stayed up to see the sunrise, and another second, I am in Ios. Ios, yes, tiny island which my best friend, Justin, and I agree, life would be perfect to be spent here.
Ios was really something. We only had 5 days to make the best of our summer. We insisted on going to Santorini at first, and in the end, we prefer to spend summer unlike any other 'first timer Greece'. Uncle Makis (coolest Uncle and Professor ever) suggested Ios, and bless be with us, to had listened to the local. Efcharisto, Thank you so much Uncle DR Makis! You are the best.
Justin and I, we are two minds never sleep. That what makes us best friend and Bros after all. We consider so many things, that sometimes other thinks that it would not be necessary to worry about. Every tiny detail of words spoken, and behaviour, and predict of what is coming next after one another. Scary isn't it?
However, being in Ios, everything just stumbled apart. We were not once we were. I know what you're thinking, no, we do not do drugs.
It was amazing how things works. How do you feel when you are some kind of given a new life? Would you relive your old life? or just carry on with the new one, seeing new faces and looking for new goals? That was exactly what we felt, is it the same with you Justin?
7 Hours on the deck of the ship, talking about everything, sun was slowly setting. Dance the whole night through. Tongue tied with strangers. Stay up again till sunrise. Swim on the beach, climb the hill for longest walk for sunset again. Everyday, repeat. It feels so real, body never aches, minds never tires, soul never gets old.
Moreover, seems like everybody knows everyone in these island, how to not feel like you are belong here when everyone treats you like their neighbour?
It was crazy how moment could change the way you were, or maybe how you could decide when are you going to leave it all behind. Things work in ways that we do not know, while we are counting the unseen. Let go, never choose otherwise, and have a little fun.
My portraits are taken by: Justin Ong Jia Jin ( https://instagram.com/justinojj/ )
Location: Athens (Akropolis, Plaka, Parthenon), Ios (Chora, Mylopotas Beach, Uncle DR Makis Villa)
Black Cutout Top: Zara, Blue Dress: Zara, Blue and White Stripes Tanktop: Primark, Black Skirt: Zara
Seems like there is at least an hour where one soul belong
To be in Portugal,
Crazy little corner in the other part of the world. Seems like there is at least an hour where one soul belong. Festa, Fado, vinho, celebrando a vida. Eyes were wide open, and suddenly every corner has a story to be told, that we would not want to miss.
I only had a chance to visit Lisbon and Cascais, the nearest beach town from Lisbon. Walking uphill and downhill blown away by the view from the peaks of the seven hills, face dusted by the wind from the atlantic ocean.
Something beautiful everyday makes us happy, isn't it? It is like you find yourself waking up and smiling, so effortless to be contented. Why can they enjoy life so much? Then, it got me thinking. Why can't we carry on being happy? Even if the vacation's over and now we are back on our 10 to 5 stuffs back home?
We've always been jealous on the pictures on social media feeds, whining about needing a break. Well, yes, I do too. Admiring all the places I have never been, wishing I could be lucky enough to switch life. All that 'iIFs' stuffs you can think of too. No, there's nothing wrong with it.
However, to be completely happy, we got to discover a place that makes us happy the most. It could be the town you grew up, could be the your graduation day, anything. A little daydream won't hurt. Close your eyes for seconds, and that, would give you, and me, strength to lift ourselves up.
P.S: Thank you so much Prildy Neo, you have been an awesome guide for a careless and unplanned person like me. Good luck on your study always, and we got to travel again.
Location: Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Torre de Belem, Alfama, Arco de Rua Augusta, Cascais, Boca do Inferno
Denim Jacket: H&M Malaysia, Black Skirt & Black Top: Zara UK, White Dress: Primark UK