Dear 13-Year-Old Me

Never take anything for granted - having more won't make you happier You are as good as anyone else – believe in yourself Choose quality over quantity – especially when it comes to beauty products Not everyone will like you – and that is absolutely okay Don't take everything so seriously - it's okay to... Continue Reading →

Goodbye, Stranger

My grandfather died this winter, as the last one of my grandparents. He was 85 and outlived his eldest son – my father - even though he was an alcoholic and had been for almost his entire adult life. My grandmother kicked him out due to his substance abuse ages ago, and thus, I remember... Continue Reading →

Money Makes People Mad

The first time I ever encountered the effect money has on people was when I was 13 years old, and my father had just died. He died of cancer, so his death was anticipated - albeit incredibly heartbreaking for my sister and me. He had a girlfriend, but their relationship wasn’t that serious. They’d been... Continue Reading →

Social Media: Friend or Foe?

So often, I hear negative stuff about social media: it tears people away from the present, there’s cyber bullying going on to the extent that people kill themselves, some become depressed from comparing their “normal” lives to full-time bloggers’, and people are generally meaner to each other due to the screen between them that creates... Continue Reading →

Baring It All

I came to think that that was the only way to look pretty I started wearing makeup every day, when I was 12 years old. Just mascara and kohl, but now, even that seems crazy - I was only a child! Having first been a Spice Girl fan, then Charmed and MTV obsessed, my role-models... Continue Reading →

My Photography Journey

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. My father was the photographer of our family, and I guess I inherited that interest. The first (and last) photo I took with his analogue camera was of him. It turned out sharp enough, but there's waaaay too much empty space. See for yourself below! ... Continue Reading →

Are You Asian?

Are you Asian? This is a question that I’ve been asked many times in my life. Mostly when I was younger, but also as recently as this fall. Even though I now joke about looking like an albino Asian, it used to make me extremely sad when others called me that, because I was an... Continue Reading →

For the Love of Food… and Animals!

If you know me personally, you’ll know that I’ve never been into cooking. My entire life, people have either cooked for me or I’ve gotten takeaway, some kind of precooked meal or a cold sandwich. And why would you learn, if you’re fine with these options? As a result, I cannot walk into a kitchen... Continue Reading →

Discovering the Dane

The reason I’m changing my Instagram name is that for a really long time I’ve had difficulties aligning the current content with the other side of my personality that isn’t just travel and nature. Don’t get me wrong, I obviously love it, otherwise 90% of my feed wouldn’t consist of that. However, I’ve felt this... Continue Reading →

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