Sunday, 14 September 2014

Hong Kong Park

Shirt - Forever21, Skirt - Mong Kok (Fa Yuen Street), Sandals - Aldo

I'm in Hong Kong! I arrived at the end of August for my year abroad. Sorry for not blogging sooner, it's been crazy just getting to know the place and then school work was piled on pretty quickly. I haven't even been much of a tourist yet since I've been told to wait for the cooler weather. What I have seen of Hong Kong though has been amazing. I instantly fell in love with the place. I'm a sucker for skyscrapers I guess. I am missing London but I don't feel like I need to go back just yet.

Last weekend my friend and I decided to chill in Hong Kong Park near Admiralty station. However, they were a couple hills and an observation deck that involved stairs so it was more of a workout than we planned (but really anything is a workout for out of shape me). It was a small but pretty park with an aviary, a gallery and some great views. We eventually abandoned the outdoor heat for some ramen.

Well I should get back to some work now. Or maybe just sleep. Actually sleep would be better.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

A Look Around Teighnmouth

Almost every Summer I go to visit my family in Teignmouth, a small seaside town in Devon. When I was little, swimming in the sea and playing on the pier were my top priorities but now I'm pretty content just wandering around and looking at the ocean rather than going in it. "How did you get so boring?!" my younger self would say, to which I would reply "well if you're gonna be like that I won't let you play my 3DS." Wow, I really didn't change that much...

Anyway, this is the ness in Shaldon, the town across the river. I have walked up to the top in the past. You get a lovely view but I'm not a huge fan of standing at the edge of high places.

This pier.

The yellow building was originally built in the 1800s and became a cinema in 1912. The cinema closed in the year 2000 and now the building holds a a restaurant and apartments.

A lighthouse.

Not Teignmouth: There was a road closure on the motorway on our way home and so we got kind of lost had to take a detour. This was a quick shot I got from the car while we were trying to get back to a main road. The British countryside isn't half bad.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Seaside Nail Art

It's been such a long time since I did some nail art so I thought I'd make an effort with these. I took inspiration from my recent trip to Devon where I stayed by the sea. I used dotting tools, thin brushes and even an eyeliner brush. I feel a lot of it looks like something I would've painted when I was younger (especially the sailboat with the sun) but just on a much smaller scale.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

We listened to it twice cause the DJ was asleep

I've been pairing my mint dress with different colours to see what works and thought my pink floral tee made a good match for it. I'm also glad that both of the materials are quite thin since we've been having a heatwave here. I've mostly been hiding from the sun and still watching OITNB.

Also, it looks like I'll definitely be going to Hong Kong this time next month to study abroad for the year! I'm nervous and excited and still in a state of not quite believing it's going to happen. I'll be blogging about my adventures there so I'll try not to study too much or melt from the heat and humidity.

Lyrics in title from Regina Spektor's 'On The Radio'.