Sunday, 30 June 2019

Adventures in Sydney: Lake Parramatta


Breathe. In and out.

Life has been busy and I haven't had the chance to venture out into nature to reconnect. If I'm being honest, I just haven't prioritised it. Although I have been trying to incorporate small changes in my everyday life, detours to a green-er space in an attempt to get the nature fix.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Adventures in Sydney: Bardwell Valley Parklands


Growing up, a trip back to Hong Kong entailed a visit to a Chinese travel agency to organise the flights. The ones that advertise a 12 day international trip for something ridiculous like $600 (excluding flights) and only accepts cash payments. Eventually, we simply booked directly via the airline's websites and the act of visiting one of those tiny rooms filled wall-to-floor with ads ceased.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

The Final Vivid


I have been to see Vivid semi-regularly over the last 10 years, however, my interest in the event has been diminishing after each visit.
Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Update



I've been a little absent from my blog this year. This is largely due to the fact that I haven't really done anything ~ exciting ~ to document. Over the last 12 months, I've stopped doing things and started to slow down and enjoy the little things. As I've mentioned before, a few years ago I was going on frequent-ish domestic trips (my roadtrips) partly because I was unhappy and it was my form of escapism. There was nothing quite like soothing a frazzled soul by driving for hours across an endless - and sometimes mundane - landscape

If you ever felt the desire to just get away from humanity, all you had to do was drive four hours inland and there was plenty of soul-purifying space, heart awakening space and silence to get lost in.
Stranger Country - Monica Tan

But I am in a different place in life now and the need for frequent exploring is of lesser importance. Nonetheless, I hope to embark on my big trip near the end of the year and hopefully a domestic adventure in the next month or so.

Onto my update!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Journals


After multiple declutters over the years, a specific item always made its way back to its allocated spot. Well, items to be more accurate. My journals.

Livejournal housed my semi angsty thoughts that - I perceived - were suitable for public consumption. Then I had my physical journal where I unleashed all my feelings. Unfiltered and raw.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

How to Henna your Hair



My name is Natalie and I am a proud henna head. I have been dying my hair with henna for the past 5 years and I actually wrote a short "tutorial" about it in the past. However, the post was definitely due for an update with more information and better photos.

** IMAGE HEAVY POST **
Tuesday, 12 March 2019

[Video] Bombo


There is something special about introducing someone to a place that you've been to. A place that you hold - somewhat - close to your heart.
Monday, 4 March 2019

Adventures in Sydney: Cape Banks Headland


'Happy Valley' in La Perouse was the largest migrant / unemployment camp in Sydney during the Great Depression. It operated from 1930 to 1939 and included 130 encampments and approximately 330 people. S's grandfather actually lived there for a little while. To learn more.
Thursday, 14 February 2019

Melbourne 2019


I have technically visited Melbourne twice over the past few years; one was for a work trip and the other was merely as the gateway to my Bendigo / Ballarat roadtrip.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Restlessness

I have dreams of working in the same company, to rack up the required years to be eligible for long service leave. Two months of paid leave. One can dream ...

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Adventures in Sydney: Australian Botanic Garden


A few years ago, I discovered that Western Australia is known for its wildflower display which spans between the months of June to November. I will visit one day. One day. But until then, a visit to the Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan would have to suffice.
Friday, 25 January 2019

[Video] Melbourne

Well, this is unusual. In an attempt to encourage me to edit videos in a timely manner, I decided that I wouldn't post about my long weekend to Melbourne before I had uploaded my vlog!


More in-depth post about the trip is coming soon!

Sunday, 6 January 2019

[Video] Mudgee


After my trip to Mudgee - and even before I started writing those posts - I edited my video footage. The first video in forever.

Do I regret having over a minute of footage of the road? A little. Oh well! Will remember for next time.

If you want to read about my trip it is here and here.