May Favorites | Moments


LOL…You might have been expecting a makeup favorites. But I honestly can’t get over how great this month has been! No weekends sleeping in or just lazying around! I was so productive and had a social life(surprisingly). So this is me sharing my month, if you guys don’t mind. 😉

This past month has been absolutely hectic! With all my weekends booked and too many deadlines to finish, I would find myself passed out on my bed with not much energy left after a full day of work and such. But I am definitely not complaining! I am SO grateful for everything that I have and all the people I have in my life.

The month started of celebrating my late birthday on Labor Day weekend at the beach or how I would like to call it, #LaborBeyWeekend! with my friends and family, plus we had a Luau night that was Moana themed! I definitely felt that my life came in full circle that night with all my favorite people in 1 room!


I was so lucky this month to have 2 amazing beach weekends(with great weather and company). I got to spend some quality time with some of my family from overseas and just catching up with rest of my family in general. If you can’t tell yet, I love family time!

Then my workmates and I took a weekend trip in the wilderness for our summer outing. I was a little but hesitant at first because I knew that we were going to be roughing it a bit. But I definitely have #NORAGRETS after that weekend. I got to know my workmates more and made some lovely memories with them too!

**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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Mindsets To Help You Become Successful


Let’s be honest here. Even if we hate to admit it, a lot of us are all scared of not being the successful person we envisioned to be in the future; to travel the world, buy nice things, etcetera. But how do you become a successful person? It’s all about the mindset.

Well duh, of course a positive mindset will always make anything possible, but there are other mindsets that might help you as well, like being a risk taker or being a strong willed person who never gives up. Here are a few mindsets that might just help you conquer your ladder of success.

Set Your Goals And Act With A Purpose

Every great goal started with an even greater purpose. Keeping in mind the idea of helping someone/something at the end of the day makes it all the more worth it and helps you stay focused.

Take Risks

No one ever succeeds but just staying in their comfort zone. Be brave and be bold!

Choose Good Company

I find this very important!! Surround yourself with equally passionate and successful people that share your same mindsets. Those people can only lift you higher, as you can do with them.


Don’t Mind The Others

Everyone is walking their own path at their own pace. Don’t keep track on what others are achieving and why they are achieving it earlier than you. Just focus on yourself and put all of that energy into your passion project.

Choose What Matters To You

Success require so much dedication, so once you’ve set your goals, dedicate all your energy to it. I promise you that it won’t be easy in the beginning, but I swear it’ll be worth it!

Fake It Till You Make It

Confidence is key. Be proud of what you are doing, think big and one day success will be at your door step.

Be Grateful

When you are upset about a certain result, by not achieving a certain goal, look back at your past and think about all you’ve accomplished to be in the position you are in. Stay positive and grateful for every little thing that has happened.

**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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Pinterest Picks | The Kitchen


Welcome to my first instalment of my “Pinterest Picks” series! 

I plan to post something interior, architecture and urbanism inspired every first of each month! Since I have mentioned before, that I am a practicing (working) architect by day and truly enjoy perusing around the internet for anything innovative, space spacing and tasteful. This also gives me the chance to open up my Pinterest account to my readers!

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So I chose “The Kitchen” as my first area of discussion just because I feel that in my household, the kitchen is where I have a lot of fond memories, eating(duh), secretly eating(tru tho) and learning how to cook. I come from a family of AMAZING cooks and sharing recipes and sending goodies to each other to taste are just one of the few things we love to do for each other in my family.


Whenever I am put to a task of designing spaces, I always like working with a lot of white surfaces and backgrounds. Not only because it makes the space look more clean but also allows you to play with some color when designing. 

When working with white in an interior space, it makes it easier to add a pop of color  and texture as shown below to avoid the glare a bit because too much white can look a bit much at times. The light moss and wood easily balance out the glare of the room and look especially nice tied together with the matte marble counter top.


An area of the kitchen that I ALWAYS look into is the black splash. Right now, I love the idea of a subway tile backsplash with white grouting or maybe hexagonal tiles? They are so easy to tie together with pale or pantone shades as cupboards and solid surface countertops. 


Aside from loving the old and rustic warehouse charm, adding a kitchen with white as a base helps brighten up a somewhat preloved space and make it look brand new! I love her the designer of this space just used 3 key elements, white, rustic charm and copper. You never need too many elements to make a space WORK but just a manageable few to balance everything out. Ceiling drop lights also look perfect when point down at a certain thing. As for this photo above, it focuses on the sink.

When it comes to kitchen shelving, I really admire the idea of having open shelving. It allows the user to actually see what they already have, avoid buying more than they need and it just makes it so much easier to find things, to be honest. I love how they used reclaimed wood as shelves! It blends so well with the Italian marble(i’m assuming) and dark green cabinetry. 


As for floors, I wouldn’t recommend any porous or cloth type material that’ll easily stain especially near the sink and stove! If you would still want a wood finish without the hassle, there are so much options for synthetic wood planks that look so real in the market that don’t need the extra TLC that real wood needs.

I hope you liked my first try on this “Pinterest Picks” series!

Can you guess what room will be next? Check back on June 1st!

**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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