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The Quaint

I enjoy meeting my old friends, catching up, hearing how they’re doing, updates about anything and everything in life, especially since we graduated and moved on into our different walks of life. (If I’m not wrong) About a week ago, Celest and I met up at Orchard Ion after work – me delightfully satisfying my craving for Tori Q and Takopachi whilst Celest watched me eat, going on about her life (it’s not like I’m starving her, she was bursting from the endless buffet at Marriott Hotel. The conference she organised was held there.) Anyways, after which, she was insistent in bringing me to this somewhere special, sort of ‘surprise’ to make me happy or rather, happier, because it lifted her moods tremendously when she first saw ‘it’. And, I wonder what…

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‘Our culture’s obsession with vintage objects has rendered us unable to separate history from nostalgia. People want heart. They want a chaser of emotion with their aesthetics.’ – Sloane Crosley

When I was young, I didn’t know the word ‘vintage’ but I always do have a thing for something old, used or even worn. What calls out to me was the story, the sentimental value behind every unique piece, be it a necklace, ring, dress, hat, vase, brooch etc. Our thoughts, memories and experience can ablaze something as insignificant as a gem stone with life. Perhaps, with influence from my mum, I’m quite a nostalgic one. P.S. I do wear my mum’s clothes, bags, accessories and take real good care of them. You won’t ever get to see them anywhere around now!

Yesterday, Samuel & I happened to be on a vintage streak. Along our journey, we finally checked out Dulcetfig & the Atom Rings that I’m dying to get! I’ve been wanting to visit this beautiful, little vintage store for the longest time ever.

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gbtb1Not too bad at all, the photo quality for a Samsung W. No filters, based on natural lighting. This was taken about two weeks back, my best friend & I went on a double date with our boys to Gardens By The Bay. We checked out the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. There was so much to absorb! I was overwhelmed by the amazing range of flora and fauna species, the vivid colors and intricate details of every plant, couldn’t stop snapping photos or keep my hands off them (though, signs of ‘Do Not Touch’ were everywhere, hahaha).

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