June 20, 2014

Weekend Read-spiration : Exploring Malaysia

So for the next segment of Read-spiration, I bring to you my beloved country - Malaysia.

So go ahead, read up on what this beautiful country have to offer.

Top : Durian Lamington. Bottom : Nasi Lemak Gelato
If the topic have not gotten your attention, what about the sound of Durian Lamington or Nasi Lemak Gelato? Some might cringe at the weird concoction it evoke, but then, you are in Malaysia. Where else can you get stuff like these?

Top : Tiga Island a.k.a. Survivors Island. Bottom : Rawa Island.
Oh the feelings those images above evoke... Such beauty, so untouched. I can wait to sink my toes into those white sand and warm waters. 

Top left : Awanmulan. Top right : Skeping Serendah.
Bottom :  The Dusun.
So many possibilities.. from beaches to jungle hideaway. Malaysia is such a hidden paradise. 

Reading No. 4 : Exploring Penang

Being a Malaysian and a traveller, I am ashamed to admit that I have not really explored Penang yet. Most of the time, a trip to Penang would just mean an overindulge on food. Maybe its time to head up and explore Penang. After all, a visit to the Fruit Farm or lounging on a rooftop sounds fun. 

And yes, it took another fellow travel blogger to make me realize that Penang have so much to offer. Check out the street art!! I've seen pictures of them popping up all over my Facebook wall but some of the art above are so hidden that they are seldom found.  Time for some treasure hunting!!

Reading No.6 : Tofu Cafe Bed & Bikes

OK. I lied. Reading No.6 is not actually a read-spiration. However, this tiny bed and breakfast in the historical part of Penang evokes a sense of adventure in me. From the bikes they offer to the little capsule space, and the food... ohmwgash... scrambled eggs and toasts,  Sun Kissed Caramel Latte Frappe, homemade soups... I so wanna make a trip there. Any takes?? 

Happy Reading (and dreaming) !!

June 17, 2014

Tokyo : People Watching People Crossing Shinjuku Crossing

Shinjuku Crossing is a known landmark in Japan and a must visit for every visitor to Tokyo. On my first visit there, I was struck stunned by the massive amount of people. No matter how many times the road cleared, there were still people waiting to cross the street. Standing there watching people go by reminds me of a video tape on rewind. 

So when we given tour guide duties by Lydia & Edwin, we knew this was top on our list. We were not wrong, they were equally stunned by the huge number of people. One of the best spot to watch is the Starbucks located just right below the big screen. A few mugs of coffee in our hands and we were set for people watching. 

Streams of never-ending people provided an opportunity to practice my spy detective skills. Whereas my skills falls within the category of fashion spy (photos are on www.doubleescapades.blogspot.com), I did notice that there were quite a number of people doing weird things. Yup, the guy below is one of them... 

But he wasn't the only one. The guy in sky blue and red pants below, struck a pose right before the lights turned green and then proceeded to sprint in a crazy manner across a cleared road, barely missing the taxi that ran a yellow light.  

And then this superhero was spotted during some kung fu moves as he slink ed around the moving crowd. Some just ignore him and continue in the direction they were heading Some stopped to laugh and snap some pictures.

What other crazy/ weird things have you seen or caught on camera at Shinjuku Crossing? 

June 6, 2014

Weekend Read-spiration : Secret, Hidden & Unknown Places

Being a so-called travel blogger, I do read lots of news and articles on the web about travelling. Some are simply amazing, some out of the world, and some just makes me want to live out of my suitcase for the rest of my life.

Haha.. I doubt that's going to happen (as I love my clothes to much), but I've decided to take this opportunities by starting a weekend inspiration reading list. This will be where I will post bits of articles that I've found interesting and would like to share with your for your reading pleasure :)

Let me know if you like the idea...

Let's start with this weekend theme is : Secrets - where we will discover secret, hidden and unknown places together. 

Clockwise from left to right : The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Procide, a beautiful Mediterranean island paradise in Italy; and Chefchaouen, the blue building city in Northwest Morocco

The coldest city on earth. Living at subarctic temperatures. 

Clockwise from Left to Right : India, Greece & Philippines
(Pictures credit to here, here & here)

Happy Reading (and dreaming)!!

June 3, 2014


*This post first appeared on double escapades

I am a fashion blogger. But first and foremost, I am a traveller. Travelling is kind of like a way of life for me. I live to travel and explore the world. And the fashionista in makes me want to look good amidst all my globe-trotting adventures. 

Being a aficionado of somewhat vintage, quirky old-fashion and colourful style, I do have my moments drooling over vintage box luggage. Yet I somehow never manage to find a suitable one - none that just says 'me'. 


Bonia's new collection 'The Italian Inspiration'. This new collection combined the classic trunk designs with modern, high-fashion detailing making it a swore-worthy fashionista travelling companion. *tell me you are not drooling yet*

When I first saw it, I couldn't take my eyes away. They are absolutely gorgeous, each hand-made in Palmellato leather. The colours are all so beautiful, designed with every intention of suiting individual personal styles and personalities. What makes it even more special is that each and every trunk can be customise to make it my very own.  

First, I choose the size of trunk I want (There are 6 different sizes). Followed by the colours that I like (There are 21 elegant colours *OMG*). Lastly, I get to personalise my message onto the leather tags. 

How much more fun will exploring the world be with such beautiful classic trunks that just says 'You are special for me'? 

Drop by any BONIA store near you to check out their collection and customisation services or visit their Facebook page for more information.

Happy travelling, fashionistas!!