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