A few snaps from a trip to the Philippines ( Coron, Puerto Princesa, and Boracay) and a playlist that let’s me pretend like I’m on the beach again. Enjoy!

000012c 750 steps of Mt. Tapyas. We did it for sunset and was tricked into doing sunrise.  000008p Mode of transport 000010p “FoodTrip” 000011p Coca-Cola butterfly 000013p Family outing 000024c @ Patrik and Tezz guest house 000028p Island hopping 000021p Sunscreen babe 000022p “it’s alive!!” 000017c Kayangan Lake: The cleanest lake in the Philippines 000028c Up-cycling Coconuts 000025c Self-explanatory.  000023p Our overnight trip to a private island, Pass Island. 000015 Swiss legends  000011 Not the best shot of Maya and I  000019 The view from our window in Boracay (@Spider House Resort) 000027 Reunited with my dear friend Arya from Jakarta.  000020Sunset viewing from our window. ♥

West Coast Fix.

I missed the west side this thanksgiving. In Tokyo I probably see 10,000 faces just on my commute and back to work, and yet I feel no eyes but the city’s.

For someone who loves the sun, guacamole, and easy-going peeps as much as I, it may seem strange that I moved to Tokyo and left LA one year ago.

This Tokyo city life, in a lot of ways, is everything that I am not. But maybe it is because of that, that I am so enamored by it.










California dreaming today.

Photos: By me

Music: California Sun by Dirty Gold, Big Poppa (Woody Remix) by The Notorious B.I.G.-


Where the sky meets the sea: Pulau Pramuka (Thousand Islands), Indonesia

Absolutely ridiculous weekend in the Thousand Islands with a friend from the UK.

non googlemapable

island babe

🙂 🙂 🙂

This song plays in my ears every time I revisit these photos..

Bali Ha\’i

Where the sky meets the sea...

our captain

2nd in command

island hoppin'


white sand & clear water. ❤

snorkling attempts.

ending the perfect weekend


Weekend Gateaway: Cimaja, Indonesia

Good Morning, Cimaja. -From our villa balcony

Inside our vila/treehouse!


balcony bed


owner's pet bird!

kids playing outside our villa

...and we head over to this beach-side shop for surf rentals/food

@ Surf Culture Restaurant & Bar

Surf Culture Restaurant & Bar

Surf Culture Restaurant & Bar

Crew of the weekend

Admiring the local surfers...

fishing boat on the beach

Sunset time!

dinner time?

fresh fish it is!!!

and best shrimp in my life!!!

post-dinner bonfire

fire in the air!!

Woken up by the sun rise...




Off on our van to home sweet Jakarta!