Yes, I know, it has kinda been a while, and I apologise for that. For the past few months, I have been busy transitioning and settling into my new job as a tax consultant but this isn’t going to be a long post about taxes… nobody wants that! Instead, I thought it was a nice time for me to give you all a little update on some of the creative stuff I have been doing as well as some of my plans for the coming future.
Since my last blog post, I have travelled a bit. I went on a solo four day trip to Vietnam, visiting Ha Long Bay and the capital, Hanoi. It was truly a blast, and as my first solo trip, eye opening to say the least. I also traveled with my family back to Koh Samet at the end of summer, enjoying a few days by the sea. More recently, I travelled back to India with my grandmother and visited Jaipur, the pink city, for the first time. More on all these experiences to come soon very soon.
During the weekends, and some days after work, I have also been exploring local temples and other landmarks around Bangkok. Either photographing or planning for shoots. While I haven’t done much campaign work this summer and fall, mostly due to time constraints, it is nice to be getting back to creating some focused content again. As you may know, as of January 1st this year, I joined #teampixel, Google’s Pixel ambassadors, and as such, as of October, with the launch of the new Google Pixel 3, I have been fortunate enough to be send the new phone to test out and create content for. My detailed review on the phone will be coming soon as well, but spoilers alert, I truly love this phone. I was already pretty blown away with the Pixel 2 from last year but the Pixel 3 takes it to a whole other level.
Anyhow, just thought I’d give you all a little update on what has been happening. As for what to look out for, after revamping my site, and consolidating content into more simpler spaces, this blog will now feature travel guides, my travel diaries, films and tv reviews, monthly music curation, photo galleries, and other misc opinion based content.
I have also been receiving a lot of requests for new photographs for prints and with the holidays coming up, I will also be bringing back print sales where proceeds will be going towards charity. I am also working on my second preset pack which will be available sometime closer to the New Year but in the meantime, my first pack is now on sale for only 9.99!
As always, thanks for following along, and feel free to comment down below what you would like to see more of! I am more inspired than ever to be creating and hope that I can continue doing so more consistently and more passionately than ever.
Until next time, take care!
New York City truly holds a special place in my heart, and will always be one of my favorite cities to visit. There’s a sense of magic in the air every time I step out into the city to start my day. The people, their fashion, the coffeeshops, the street performers,the tourists, the lights, all woven together in a beautiful symphony that is New York.
Growing up in Bangkok, Thailand, which is half a world away, my family and I would always spend lunch on New Year’s Day watching the ball drop in Times Square through our television. Even though we weren’t living in New York, nor anywhere close, somehow from the comfort of our couches it became a part of our tradition and our lives. Watching the New Year’s Eve celebration and ball drop in Times Square, year after year, has had me always longing to one day experience it in person. This year, I finally got to see it through.
Sometimes you don’t really see it when the stars align and things turn out the way they’re supposed to, not till way after at least. After this experience, I finally understand what it means to turn life’s lemons into lemonade. It was very last minute when my trip back home for the holidays got cancelled, but I am glad I took this opportunity to finally cross off something that has been on my bucket list for a really long time and thanks to HotelTonight, my time ringing in the new year was nothing short of magical.
The hotel I stayed with during my trip was the Intercontinental New York Barclay - one of my favorites that I’ve ever stayed with so far. The lobby was decorated with a beautiful Christmas tree and there were festive holiday decorations throughout making my stay feel that much more special. The room was very spacious and the bed was so comfortable that I had a really hard time getting out of it the next morning. The staff was also very friendly and helpful - even getting me checked in way before their usual time so that I could go get my early start in Times Square for the celebration. What was also really great was that the hotel was only a few blocks away from Times Square, making it an easy commute to and from the celebration. After standing for hours awaiting the clock to strike midnight, I was really thankful for having a short commute back.
Overall, my trip with HotelTonight turned out to be one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever had. Not only was it so great that HotelTonight was able to accommodate my last minute travels, it also gave me the chance to live out a dream, and wake up to the new year in one of my favorite places in the world. If I could, I’d do it all over again.