Stay a little while  

I’ve always had a non-stop packed schedule to follow. But this morning, I decided to take a break from it all. Even for just a little while.

And so I lingered, in the embracing comfort of my crumpled sheets. A temporary escape in a familiar shape, in the nest I created around my self.

I’ve been thinking that in order to live better, balance is key. Also, to find strength and happiness from within. For me, slowing down, taking the time, and just living in the moment might have a big part on that. I’m at a point in my life that I need to focus on myself, and heal.

In response to The Daily Post’s word prompt: Better

Facades of Madrid

Madrid was more beautiful, in more ways than one, than I had expected. This is another city that I felt something for… What was it — a spark, a connection? I don’t really know, but it’s a feeling that’s rare.

I explored its winding streets, took in the colourful culture, and got lost in its intricacies and details. Behind its captivating and intriguing facades, I’m sure there are equally fascinating stories waiting to be revealed.

Traces of summer lingered, while the city eased into a crisper, chillier period. The perfect backdrop for daydreams and new encounters.

Up close and personal

It’s a perpetual summer here in Singapore, with lush tropical greenery , especially when it’s both rainy and hot. So over the weekend, I took a walk – and climb – around and took some close up snaps of nature.

I enjoyed seeing the various elements of the natural environment in a sort of macro perspective. A different view point from when I would normally walk past without so much a glance of the underside, upturning to reveal, a glimpse above eye-level, or just moving closer to take in the textures.

One of these days, though, I’m going to fall to my death. 😝

In response to The Daily Post’s word prompt: Summer 

Of urban gardens

In land-scarce Singapore, it’s a luxury to have a proper garden. But even in the urban surroundings and spaces, it is possible to spot little pockets of greenery.

I always seem to gravitate, or at least take notice of and admire, all that is green and natural. Not only are plants easy on the eyes and soothing to look at, but they also make every space more beautiful. Mother nature never gets it wrong!

These pictures, in particular, are of environments close to me, whether at home, work, in the neighbourhood or places I frequent.

In response to The Daily Post’s word prompt:
Natural

A glimpse

I’ve been to this heritage hotel, Raffles Hotel, many times, but each time is always different.

I discover new pockets of space or at least look at them differently, with the different and changing conditions of the time of day, lighting, viewing angles and more. This time, I walked by this open lounge area and although I didn’t have the time to stop and observe, I managed to captire the glimpse.

Raffles Hotel is one of my favourite heritage buildings in Singapore, for its architecture that is ornate and grand, but also embraces the natural tropical surroundings.