The Spaces Between Leaves

The Spaces Between Leaves

Insights of abstract drawing by exploring the power of negative space. In this insightful blog post, I delve into how the spaces between leaves can capture the essence of nature more profoundly than their outlines. Discover how focusing on what you leave out can breathe life into your art and change the way you see the world.

May 23, 2024
Artistic illustration of a woman sitting contemplatively against a vibrant, abstract background of mountains and tropical foliage, reflecting deep introspection and the emotional depth of creative struggles.

Embracing Self Doubt For Creative Breakthroughs

Words of encouragement to creatives, inspired by Virginia Woolf’s perspective on self-doubt as a conduit for creativity rather than an obstacle.

May 05, 2024
Vibrant purple ornamental cabbage surrounded by variegated leaves and yellow-tinged cabbage in a Japanese garden, symbolizing winter beauty.

Exploring Japan's Winter Palette: A Photographic Ode to Ornamental Cabbages

Embark on a photographic odyssey that celebrates the unsung heroes of Japan's winter landscape, revealing the unique beauty of ornamental cabbages through a lens of wonder and discovery.

March 22, 2024
Illustration of a woman with her head back, eyes closed, and a book open, with flowers and butterflies emerging, symbolizing the joy of journaling.

The Art of Being Real on Paper; My Life in a Not-So-Blank Journal

Join the author on a reflective exploration of why a blank journal remains untouched and how a cluttered notebook captures the essence of life. This blog post is a testament to the beauty found in the unpolished corners of our minds and the nightly escapades that fuel creativity. It's an invitation to document our lives with honesty and warmth.

March 16, 2024
Melaka Courtyards; Where History Serves Coffee (Or Homemade Lemon Beer)

Melaka Courtyards; Where History Serves Coffee (Or Homemade Lemon Beer)

Experience the fusion of culture, architecture, and nature in Melaka's coolest cafes. Learn how these historic shop houses not only captivate with their design but also offer lessons in living spaces that invite nature in, challenging us to rethink our urban dwellings.

March 01, 2024
Elevate Your Mind: How Expansive Views Can Shift Your Mental State

Elevate Your Mind: How Expansive Views Can Shift Your Mental State

Discover how embracing a wider perspective can transform the chaos of everyday life into a wellspring of peace and creativity, inspired by the insights of neurobiologist Andrew Huberman. Explore this journey towards mental clarity in the midst of Vietnam's coastline as viewed from the 22nd floor. Find out how you too can capture a piece of this inner peace for yourself.

February 24, 2024
Dare to Explore: Penang's Spice Garden and Its Poisonous Wonders

Dare to Explore: Penang's Spice Garden and Its Poisonous Wonders

Explore the Tropical Spice Garden in Penang, Malaysia, where history and nature come alive. This isn't just any garden; it's a vibrant journey into the world of spices that made Penang famous. Wander through lush landscapes, marvel at towering plants, and dip your toes in a cool stream. Discover the secrets of spices like cardamom and nutmeg, and take a peek into the intriguing Poison Garden. The Tropical Spice Garden offers a glimpse into the past, making it a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the rich heritage and natural beauty of Penang in a nutshell.

February 15, 2024
Chiang Khan: Thailand's Quiet Corner of Paradise

Chiang Khan: Thailand's Quiet Corner of Paradise

Dive into the heart of Chiang Khan, a lesser-known paradise in northeast Thailand, where the charm of old-world traditions meets the allure of tourism. Experience the vibrant night market, scenic bike rides along the Mekong, and the unique blend of cultural authenticity and comfort. Discover a town where you can relive your childhood freedom on a bicycle, where the community's spirit is as infectious as its colorful lanterns.

February 09, 2024
Kampot's Twilight Carousel

Kampot's Twilight Carousel

I could see what looked like a small fair nestled in a quadrant of modest night market stalls that were setting up across the street. The scent of char grilled chicken wove through the air, as smoke tendrils curled skyward. There amongst the stalls stood an old well worn timeless carousel with a fleet of pastel painted boats.

x Bella

February 02, 2024
City Of Eternal Spring Where Flowers Bloom All Year Round

City Of Eternal Spring Where Flowers Bloom All Year Round

Dive into the heart of Dalat, Vietnam's "City of Eternal Spring," where flowers bloom in endless cycles and the air is refreshingly cool. This highland haven mesmerizes with its fusion of cultures and natural beauty, offering a floral spectacle unlike any other. From sprawling greenhouses to charming farms, Dalat's landscapes are a feast for the eyes. Whether you're exploring its lush valleys or enjoying the pine-scented air, Dalat promises a slice of paradise with the cozy feel of home.

December 26, 2023
A Story About Bougainvillea and Razor Wire

A Story About Bougainvillea and Razor Wire

I wandered through a suburb lined with fancy cars and enormous walled homes (mansions compared to the rest of the city), with very ornate gates, and a fuzz of razor wire atop the walls.

October 30, 2023
Stepping On Stories Of Malacca

Stepping On Stories Of Malacca

Strolling the lanes of Malacca, it's impossible to miss the gorgeous patterns of the Majolica tiles. Often referred to as Peranakan, Nyonya, or Sino-Portuguese tiles, they're more than mere decorative pieces – they narrate tales of intertwined cultures and artistry that dates back centuries.

October 21, 2023