Second Look

This is the second look for the photoshoot that I did. Actually i do not consider myself as a model at all. I love doing fashion shoots and stuff but considering my built and experience, I really do not call myself a model. Nevertheless I enjoyed the styling process of this shoot and the process of the shoot.

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Anyways, the word second look just carried me to another meaning of this word. The idea of being given second looks. Obviously I get that a lot here in Germany because even though there are Asians (a broad term by itself) we are pretty much a minority as compared to other ethnicities here. I am not used to getting a second look by others, it makes me really uncomfortable and self conscious, but then I myself am guilty of giving other people second looks. It often stems from curiosity instead of a vicious intent. The other day, my friend said to me that if she saw me on the street, she would also probably give me a second look because she liked my jacket. I guess its all in my head, its how i perceive these looks and how much I want to allow it to affect it at the end of the day.

The window seat

Time is always running dry
It hurts how you let it slip by
as you do, so do I.
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By the window looking out
Every shadow belongs to you
Searching for answer to my doubt
Came only silence when the promise was due.
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Time is always running dry
It hurts how you let it slip by
as you do, so do I.
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Ride me into your darkness, into your eternal night.
In every laughter, a soft echo of weariness and pain.
Tightly against my heart, carrying all the weight.
Never giving up on you, there’s only one straight lane.
XXX
Update:  new hair cut but same old soul.

Autumn in Germany

Although Bayreuth feels like a full fledged winter right now, I thought its good to put these pictures up before it gets even colder. For me, this is my first ‘proper’ Autumn because obviously we only have one season – summer, in Singapore. Also, Autumn doesn’t look as prominent in Hong Kong as it does in Germany.

When I was young, people always asked me what my favourite season is. I always said autumn, with calendar pictures in my head without actually experiencing one before. Now I can be sure that its my favourite season. Many people who grew up with experiencing autumn every year stop marvelling at its beautiful. I hope I wouldn’t stop almost accidentally walking into a pole whilst admiring the autumn coloured trees lined streets.

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Just as I end this post, it begin snowing outside. Bis zum nächsten Mal Herbst, und Hallo Winter..

Birthday in Belgrade

In September after my summer language course, I flew over to Belgrad the capital of Serbia to be with my Serbian friend Andrea. Our birthdays are only one day apart and so we thought it would be a great idea to celebrate it together. I really didn’t know what to expect before I went there but I really enjoyed my time. Thank you Andrea and her lovely sister for hosting me.

Its interesting to see a different side of Europe. Belgrad is bustling with culture and art. Its a really eye opening experience to be at a place with such a long and difficult history, especially for someone from Singapore which is a really young country. I get to experience how history and politics are always on the people’s mind and how deeply ingrained it is in their daily lives and identity as a Serb.

We also visited my friend’s hometown in Sopot and we visited another friend in Novi Sad. On my birthday itself Andrea brought me to a concert playing Bach as well as a set of pieces by a Serbian composer.

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Birthday dress.

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Socialist architecture

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Joint birthday party.

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