A Mini Resort Getaway!

Oh, I'm failing so hard at blogging right now.

And I'm pretty sure you guys will understand this: You know when you're completely lagging behind on something, it feels so far gone, and you almost don't want to do it? 
It feels overwhelming to even start.
This is me right now, haha.
I am so sorry I have been horrible at reading, commenting, replying back. 
I don't think I have ever been as busy as I am right now.
Recently a friend sent me a Buzzfeed article saying read 2 and 10.


Yeahhh, sounds about right. And unfortunately, as you can tell, blogging has slipped to the bottom of urgency :/
Anyways, enough excuses, I'm hoping once these next two weeks pass things will ease up ever so slightly for me.

I started working on July's Good News (cause we really need it given some of the events of the past month) and remembered that I really do love blogging!

So until life settles down a bit, I still want to be posting content and will be trying to get around to catching up on blogs soon!

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Before everything got extra crazy, I managed to squeeze in a little weekend getaway with my mum for her birthday and it was so lovely! 


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During the weekend we were talking and we realised it's been forever since we have gone on an actual rest and relax sort of holiday, so we definitely made full use of it! I had organised spa treatments for us, we ate some good food, we went on a rainforest walk, went to a gorgeous viewing point overlooking a lake, lounged by the poolside, went to the beach for sunset (and sunrise! Ohhh, that wakeup... :P), did yoga outdoors and finished off the weekend the way I wish everyday could be started - a good ol' breakfast buffet :P

When was the last time you guys had a proper relax?
See you Wednesday with some Good News!

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General Lessons: Goal Setting and Giving Back

You guys.
Life has been busy (as you can tell because this post is two days late :P)
Haha, but life is showing no sign of slowing down right now.
BUT, tomorrow morning I don't start work till a little later ☺️ 
So, my plan is to wake up, sit down with some green tea and my laptop - and catch up! 
(Ahhh, it already sounds so good.)

I have been going full speed ahead this year and because of it, I got chosen for a really cool opportunity!
Yesterday I attended a Women in Media event and got to talk to some of the most influential women in my local media landscape.




When talking to the mentors there were two things that really stuck out to me, and I wanted to share them with you.

[When talking about one of the mentees]: 
"One of the key things her and I did in the beginning was just to do goal setting, and I think often so many people don't do that,  or they have really lofty goals and aspirations and maybe not those medium term goals or those short term goals. And so I think it's really important to have all of those set out, or at least have an idea of where you want to go and how you want to go about doing it. And then each day is how do you go about doing it."Karina Carvahlo

[When talking about why it's important to give back]:
"You go through certain things as a journalist and you get to a point in your career, and sometimes you don't realise how much you've learnt and what those lessons might mean to someone else."
- Kylie Lang

Goal setting and giving back, sounds simple enough right?
Both super important and both can seem overwhelming at times.
But if we truly think about it, we can do both those things on a small or large scale. 

Whether your long term goal is to have a productive week (and has lots of little goals in between).
Or whether your long term goal is to end up with a specific job in a specific country (and has loooooots of little goals in between) :P.

Whether giving back will just be giving your thoughts and advice to someone you know personally who is doing a lot, or struggling with things, or just someone you relate to.
Or whether your version of giving back is throwing yourself into a professional program in your areas of expertise.

Who knows!?!
The options are limitless!

Goal Setting 
and 
Giving Back.

Two lessons from two women in media.

Until next time!

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(Trevi) Fendi Fountain

Fendi has UPPED the fashion show game.
In a way that has never been done before.

Last week on July 7, Haute Couture fashion label Fendi (led by Karl Lagerfeld) decided to stage their latest show at...

Wait for it.

THE TREVI FOUNTAIN.

IN ROME.

IN ITALY.
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You know.
Just casually.

As first I thought they did it for the insane levels of prettiness and to showcase their brilliant creativity, but I quickly realised it was to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the acclaimed Italian fashion house.

How exactly did they pull of this collaboration with one of the most iconic landmarks in the world? Fendi was very smart (lots of forward-thinking involved, I'm sure) and had donated money to the Trevi Fountain's renovation project last year. 
TouchΓ© FenditouchΓ©.

What is intriguing is that last year Bulgari chipped in on renovations for the Spanish Steps…interesting. 
Models walking up and down 135 steps? Hmmm, we'll see.

The models looked like goddesses, literally figuratively gliding across the water.
I want to say literally not figuratively, because that glass runway they created inside the fountain and on top of water did a verrrrry good job of bringing the illusion to life.
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As intricate, detailed and complex the setting became, the designs still took centre stage - and were only elevated by the beautiful blue water and sculptured backgrounds.
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Does STUNNING sum it up?

Fashion, history, architecture? YES PLEASE.
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Even Blair Waldorf agrees.

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For a "Legends and Fairytales" themed night and collection, the show sure nailed the brief. 
Well done, Karl Lagerfeld, we bow down to you.  😍

I'll just leave some more eye candy here.


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Reflections with Raa...

I have always loved fashion. 

And one thing I really love is listening to why and how supporting elements were chosen (whether that be in regards to fashion, an artwork, TV show, movie, book etc.). 


I love how much thought goes into the tiniest of details.


If any of your favourite TV shows have behind-the scenes/production featurettes/director's commentary, I'm sure they would explain in depth every single thought that went into creating a character's bedroom, for example. 


I love watching and listening to those tidbits because it can highlight how something we see as just a randomly occurring setting, contributes in more ways than we consciously recognise in the grand scheme of things (character development, the feel of the environment, feedback into the dialogue and so on!).


So, 

needless to say, 
I am such a massive fan of the concepts and creativity that culminated in this majestic and magical fashion show.


Until next time!

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My Time of Others Story

I do love writing, but I definitely don't think I'm the most talented at it by any means.
 I love blogging because I get to be a bit more casual with it, it feels like I'm talking to my friends, because you guys kind of are my friends! 

But I do love doing more serious pieces from time to time, especially when they are on something I find to be very meaningful.

Some of you might have seen this on my Instagram:


I am happy to say I got accepted for a Magazine internship recently ☺️
And so far it has been a great experience!
I've said countless times that I entered into this year with very clear ideas about what I wanted from myself (read here and here), so I'm glad I'm getting to do those things - slowly, but surely ☺️


Anyways, I recently got to do a piece on a local (and international) art exhibition which had a lot of meaning behind it. Today, I want to share just a little part of the story I wrote about it with you guys, just because I feel like in today's world, its message is so relevant.

After travelling through the art museums of Tokyo, Osaka and Singapore, the ever-evolving Time of Others exhibition has now opened at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).Deriving from the Japanese idiom tanin no jikan, its title signifies courtesy and respect of another person’s time. Through exploring the dual concepts of ‘time’ and ‘difference’, and searching and surveying the cultures, histories and people existing in this diverse region, Time of Others has successfully created a platform from which to reflect on Asia-Pacific relations.Functioning as a meeting point instead of a melting pot, the multiple perspectives of Asia-Pacific are revealed, with their distinct opportunities, agendas and internal contradictions being showcased. Time of Others not only transforms our personal perceptions of ‘others’ into an ability and willingness to understand them, but also focuses on how impressions of difference and otherness are even constructed, conserved or challenged in contemporary societies. Time of Others transcends the borders of several Asia-Pacific regions symbolically and literally, revealing that otherness is not a force of division, but rather a source of renewal, a source through which we can develop a genuine understanding of differences and dimensions.


































When is a time that you understood the experience of 'others'? ☺️
New post will be up next Wednesday!

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