2017 in a nutshell

Hello again,

It’s been some time since my last post and that’s not just because I’ve been really busy, but I guess also due to me losing inspiration for writing.

Don’t get me wrong, I love writing but so much has happened that I just needed to take some time away for myself.

I did some travelling in 2017, not as much as I wished due to me going back to studying. Nevertheless, the trips I took were heart-warming and no less an adventure.

I went to Byron Bay, Sydney, Bintan, and twice to Maldives.

Byron Bay & Sydney

My fave place in the world. Sydney holds a special place in my heart. I can’t explain why. Maybe it’s the vibes and people there. I feel so at ease and at home whenever I visit Sydney.

If I can move to Sydney tomorrow, I will do so in a heartbeat. And I’m so glad I got to take my mum along for this visit. I hope I’ll be able to go back to this beautiful city soon.

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Bintan

A short but still meaningful trip with the family. It’s been years since we took a family trip so when everyone was finally free, off we go!

I wished we had more time in Bintan but reality awaits. Our next family trip will be in 2020. We’re planning a two-month road trip across Canada and Alaska, so I’m really excited about it!

Maldives

Another place I’ve been wanting to revisit for far too long. Maldives is just so beautiful with its islands and beaches. I went there to heal and it was definitely a great trip after 10 freaking long years. I’m so happy to have met new friends there who made my stay a joy.

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School

In March, I will have completed my Freshman year. Honestly, I can’t wait for it to be over and move on to become a Junior. So much has been happening but I just hope that I’ll stay focus on my goals and objectives.

With that said, here’s to 2018 being a better year and lots and lots of new adventures!

Xx,

Nic

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Mum went back to Singapore after three weeks in Maldives, while I continued on for 9 more days.

I utterly enjoyed myself during this one month and I’m so glad that I made new friends there. Can’t wait to head back in about two weeks!!!

 

Xx,

Nic

Maldives Visuals 1

And just like that another week has gone by. We are in mid November at the moment. My my, how time flies. Looking at this pictures, it feels like I was just in Maldives yesterday. And next month, I’m heading back there again! Woohooooo!!!

We headed to Maamigilli for our third week in Maldives. The first two days, we stayed at whale shark inn to see whalesharks. I’ve done it once when I was holidaying in Cebu. These creatures may be ginormous but they are the gentlest living being ever. The remaining days were spent at Amaya Kuda Rah, which is a total paradise island.

FYI, we are not hurting the turtle. We’re cleaning the shell.

Hope you enjoyed these visuals 😊

 

 

Xx,

Nic

Birthday in Maldives

I remember when I was young, my birthday was always during exam period and always wished that I could celebrate my birthday overseas.

And now, I’ve celebrated my birthday overseas for two consecutive years. First in Bali and now in Maldives.

For this year, we did something really special, something I’ve always wanted to do. Picnic in the sea!!! Can finally tick this off my bucket list.

Thanks mum for making my dream come true ❤️

And thanks Shifuan for taking such amazing photos. He was such a professional and it was such a joy to have him shoot this set of visuals. If  you are in Maldives and looking for a photographer, look him up.

You can take a look at his website here. And if you’re interested in a photoshoot, you can contact him at +9609111224.

Xx,

Nic

Maldives Part 2

As promised, here is part 2 of my trip to Maldives.

I will probably separate my blog posts to 4 parts as there are way too many photos.

After 6 days in Hulhumale, mum and I hopped to Bandos Island Resort for a 9-day stay.

Every alternate days, we went back to Hulhumale for watersports, and the other days were spent at Bandos relaxing…. and lots of suntan.

 

 

Xx,

Nic

Maldives Part 1

Hello there, it’s been awhile since I posted something on this platform, but that’s because I’ve been enjoying life in Maldives haha.

I’m gonna share with you visuals from my trip.

But before that, lemme share a little about Maldives.

The island nation of Maldives is south of Indian in the India Ocean, with an endless amount of pristine blue water and a charming tranquil place consisting of 26 atolls.

Arriving in Maldives, we stayed in Island Beach House at Hulhumale. It’s by far my fave place to stay, of all the hotels/guesthouses I stayed in during my one month trip to Maldives. The people there are extremely kind and nice to us. It was a joy hanging out with them.

As promised, here are the visuals.

Enjoy..

I hope you enjoyed the first of my Maldives visual. Stay tuned for part 2 😉

 

 

Xx,

Nic

Sydney (2017)

As mentioned in my Byron Bay post, after four days spent in Byron Bay, we took a 13-hour overnight bus to Sydney. It was quite an experience for both my Mum and I as we’ve never taken such a long bus journey before.

We arrived in Sydney on 28th March morning and went straight to our Airbnb to drop off our luggages. And off we went to our very first destination: Devon Cafe! Last year, when I was in Sydney with Shah, the first cafe we went to when we arrived, was also Devon Cafe. Guess it’s mandatory?

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As always, the food at Devon Cafe was superb! Definitely recommend this cafe to those visiting Sydney.

Dessert was my fave ice cream in the world (that’s right, THE WORLD!!), Aqua S!!!! It’s so good to be back at Aqua S! Every time I look at my Sydney photos, there are two things I miss the most. Aqua S and the grilled scallops from the Sydney Fish Market.

Ended the day at Bronte Beach. We tried walking from Bronte Beach to Bondi Beach via the beach walkway but somehow we got lost. After walking an hour, we weren’t even halfway to our destination. We gave up and decided to uber.

Got my 6th tattoo in my fave city in the world! Alis Volat Propriis, which is Latin for “she flies with her own wings”. I think Latin is so sexy, don’t ya think?

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Day 2, we managed to sleep in till afternoon, considering we didn’t sleep much on our bus ride here.

We spent the entire day at Bondi Beach. Getting lunch at Harry’s Bondi, which serves one of the best organic food. They even have organic coke! How dope!

Did some suntanning on the beach, before grabbing some ice cream at Gelatissimo.

We ended our day by watching the sunset at Bondi Icebergs.

Our trip to Sydney was a short one. We spent three days in total. On our last day there, I brought Mum to the Sydney Fish Market.

I’m drooling…….

We did a little shopping (okay not a little, it’s actually a lot lol) at QvB (Queen Victoria Building).

And finally (and I mean finally!!!), after searching for so long, I’ve found Doux Amour Patisserie!

Bought the cutest puffs everrrrrrrr!

And that was how we ended an amazing and awesome trip: with cute and equally tasty food!

Can’t wait for more adventures 🙂

Xx,

Nic