“It’s good to be just plain happy; it’s a little better to know that you’re happy; but to understand that you’re happy and to know why and how, in what way, because of what concatenation of events or circumstances, and still be happy, be happy in the being and the knowing, well that is beyond happiness, that is bliss, and if you have any sense you ought to kill yourself on tire spot and be done with it. And that’s how I was-except that I didn’t have the power or the courage to kill myself then and there. It was good, too, that I didn’t do myself in because there were even greater moments to come, something beyond bliss even; something which if anyone had tried to describe to me I would probably not have believed.”
Oh, Bangkok. Where do I even begin?
May you have beautiful, sun-drenched days ahead.
Last set of pictures from this beautiful island.
Indonesia: Umbrellas While Swimming
Leave it to the Chinese tourists to use an umbrella while everyone else is soaking up some sun.
My tan lines from this trip are about to disappear and I still haven’t posted all the pictures. Also, I just got back to Singapore from an overland trip across Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Sorry, but I will attempt to blog about every detail of that trip because I really am afraid that I might forget.
Indonesia: Swallowed In The Sea
“The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure.”
- Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
With its quirky shops, independent bookstores, perfect brunch places, and quiet little corner cafes, this old neighborhood will surely charm its way into your heart. If you’re like me and you easily tire of the bright lights and the big city, and the very thought of visiting Orchard Road on a weekend makes you want to vomit, you won’t be disappointed if you visit this place.