In Full Bloom

It’s hard not to get all girly when you’ve got a skirt like this that’s pinker than Nicki Minaj’s lipstick and poofier than Mary Poppins’ skirt. It automatically makes you want to sit, walk and talk like a lady. Of course, I twirled like a lady too. (Hand me a full skirt and you know it’s […]

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Street Cred

There’s no denying that I’ve got the biggest collection of clothes in my family but ironically, I’m still the one who scours through everyone else’s closets just to find something new to wear. This time, the helpless victim was my brother. I badly needed a few boyfriend shirts to layer on because I wanted to […]

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Spot The Bunny Ears

I just received the cutest boots ever. I mean look at them, they have freaking bunny ears! What’s not to love? They’re actually Finnish brand, Minna Parikka’s signature. You’ll see them on almost all its designs, from boots to loafers. Since they tend to be on the quirky side, the best way to style them, […]

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Photo Diary: Berlin

We’ve come to the last of my posts from Berlin. Sadly, all good things must come to an end. I’ve been trying so hard to come up with the right words to describe Berlin to close this series properly, but they seem to have escaped me. When I came back from Berlin, the first thing […]

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Travel Diary: Teufelsberg (Former Spy Station)

On our last full day in Berlin, Goethe Institut arranged a tour for us around an old spy station at Teufelsberg. I must say, it’s not your usual tourist destination. There were no information centers or big ticketing offices around it. In fact, it’s like a hidden treasure that’s only visible to people who seek it. […]

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Travel Diary: Charlottenburg Palace

Another day, another palace. Oh the life of a princess! A girl can dream, right? Charlottenburg Palace or Schloss Charlottenburg is the largest and most important remaining Hohenzollern residence in Berlin. The palace and its garden were originally built as a summer residence for the Prussian Queen, Sophie Charlotte (who happens to share the same […]

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Travel Diary: Gendarmenmarkt And Checkpoint Charlie

There’s no square in Berlin that’s grander than the Gendarmenmarkt. With the architectural trio that is the Konzerthaus (Concert House), Französischer Dom (French Cathedral) and Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral) all surrounding this square, plus the statue of Germany’s renowned poet, Friedrich Schiller at the square’s center, it’s a tough ensemble to beat. You can understand […]

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Travel Diary: Museumsinsel (Museum Island)

I love checking out UNESCO World Heritage sites so there was no way in hell I’d miss visiting Berlin’s Museum Island. Now before you start thinking, “Ugh, it’s an island. It must be so hard to get to.” That’s where you’re mistaken. Museum Island isn’t an actual island but a museum complex comprised of five […]

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Travel Diary: Reichstag Building

As I mentioned before, I went to Berlin upon the invite of the German Foreign Office. Although my sister and I booked an earlier flight to have a bit more time to tour the city by ourselves, there are just too many interesting places to cover, all in a couple of days. Good thing the Goethe Institute (who took […]

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Travel Diary: Berlin Wall and East Side Gallery

It’s hard not to get interested in politics and history when you’re in Berlin, especially with a history as recent as theirs. Prior to coming to this city, I’ve already heard about the Berlin Wall and how it divided East and West Berlin during the Cold War but that’s pretty much everything I knew about it. Little […]

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