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this road (day v)

this road started on a Sunday evening in Singapore almost 22 years ago   yesterday it led me to this bleak playground somewhere in Uruguay   this road has been bumpy at times not always paved leading me through beautiful places as well as pitch-black tunnels   but maybe it’s wrong to think that i’m merely following an already existent road to an unknown destination   maybe i’m the builder constructing it on the go   directing its course on my...

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no sweets without calories

A part of me wants to throw herself into new adventures that promise both happiness and heartbreak while the other part, the one responsible for my heart’s wellbeing, is so damn afraid of the changes that would inevitably come with it. Everything seemed so clear one year ago; I thought I had my life figured out while everyone else freaked out about the future. Now I see what a fool I was. Certainties only exist in our mind. Nothing is clear,...

Big In Japan

Big In Japan. Infinite loop. Laura’s beautiful voice mingles with Nick’s velvety one. Nick, about whom J told me all those years ago. 2013. It feels like a lifetime ago, but I still have his cover of Radioactive on my iPod. A memento of a very intense time in Singapore. And surprisingly, I’ll get to know him soon – through photography. It doesn’t hurt to ask, Monika. I used to admire him from afar. Thought he was too talented, too handsome,...

Fake It Till You Make It

If I took a second to look back on the past few months and weeks, I’d be surprise to see who I’ve become. I’ve started to talk to random strangers in the street, asking for their picture. I’ve taken photos of people I hadn’t talked to for years. I had my first shoot with someone I didn’t know before. Hopefully, I’ll start shooting ‘real’ strangers soon. I don’t only have colourful hair now, no, yesterday I walked around in public with the top...

Teenage Dreams

I’m turning twenty tomorrow. I used to think that everything above 16 is pretty old, adult. I’ve come to realise it’s one of those childhood ideas that barely have to do anything with reality. I’m still bloody young when I think of the people I know who are approaching their thirties and still act young anyway. There is no reason to feel old. But anyway, an important phase of my life is over. My teenage years have come to an...