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Recently, I have been quite interested in photography. It started out with Instagram but really kicked off when I got my first non point and shoot camera in the form of the Olympus Pen EPL5. I really like how light and fast this camera is, it makes it so much easier for me to take lovely shots.

Photography is quite suitable for the introvert in me. I like trooping around town, exploring new places with my camera in hand. It reminds me to slow down a little and pause for a moment to observe the things around me and take in the beauty of my surroundings. Beauty is not restricted to just natural landscapes, the concrete jungle that I live in, exemplifies a different form of beauty.

I think photography forces me to take a step back and admire the world around me from different angles. Its like life really, there isn’t just one way/frame of looking at things, if you bother to take the time to really look at your subject, you will realize the multi-dimensionality of the world that surrounds you, from both living and non living things alike.

My favourite shot from Central Park this weekend. White cherry blossoms. Happy Spring everyone!



Just to prove my point, I’m going to leave you with a photo of the empire state building. The first rooftop BBQ of 2015 to commemorate the arrival of Spring. I was doubly excited because it was organized by a Singaporean and Hokkien mee and chicken wings were part of the BBQ. #tummyhappiness.





Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC

On impulse I booked a trip to Washington, D.C for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Unfortunately it was raining/drizzling the entire day but I still managed to take some half decent shots, chow down yummy food at founding farmers and visit 3 museums. Freer Gallery, American Art Museum and the very sombre Holocaust Museum.

These are some of the photos of the beautiful blossoms.








Project 365 Day 147: Grateful for Cherry Blossoms

We finally made our way to Roosevelt Island, we had been talking about it for ages! However, it was nothing to shout about really. There was a tiny Japanese fair there and some cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms are probably the best part of the island.

IMG_3408Said cherry blossoms and me being a silly dork as usual!


Ze bridge that connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan


Kris walked into the Island and made all the trees weep. Hur hur!


Me posing in the oddest way really


Little sculpture around the island


Lonely boat down the east river. Spot the duck that was ‘fishing’ for food!

We did finances and I was told to SAVE SAVE SAVE. We spend an awful lot on dining out and entertainment. So today we decided that we’re going to eat IN for all meals!

So went kris was busy with his robot-ish duties, I went grocery shopping!

I merely reheated pizza and made broccoli for brunch!


We went out to Roosevelt Island and then I came home to make dinner!


Korean beef ribs, rice and stir fried veggies.

As I type away furiously, the robot is doing his taxes. Its the absolute last minute because payment is due on Monday. Taxes in the US are like super complicated, so many forms and then  you have to pay so much money to the government. Its like doing work and still having to pay for it. In any case, thats the price of living in this fabulous city.

I have come to love New York City, so all is well.

I’ve come to realize that I’ve learnt to be so much more independent here. When I first came, I didn’t know anyone, missed my family and friends a lot. Over time, I’ve made quite a few friends  that I like and also learnt how to do things by myself. I actually like the solitude at times.

When robot is really busy, it can get a bit meh sometimes but nothing that makes me ultra sad. I’ve learnt how to self entertain, how to make good use of my ample time as a housewife, done a lot of wandering, made a lot of friends, cook a lot of meals, find entertainment for the both of us in the weekends and I never ever feel bored.

I’ve very proud of myself. I have overcame the initial emotional/transitional difficulty that every new immigrant has to face, forced myself out of my comfort zone to make new friends and learnt to enjoy my sometimes solitary independence and am very happy with my current life. I’ve learnt to be very grateful in all circumstances and found fun and meaningful things to do. I think this grateful blog has been really helpful to me!