Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Remembering Paris

the city of romance.
pastries aplenty, where butter is butter.

to put the images that you've seen in movies and pictures into real life then translating it into your pictures and making it your own.
the reality of it simply cannot be passed onto another, because no two person sees things 
the same.

Paris was in two words - charming and unrealistic.
people say that paris is a place for young lovers, and i won't disagree with that because it is indeed a romantic place to be when one is in love

but all that we hear or see is only a fragment of what we have heard and seen.
we are only exposed or choose to speak of the appealing side of things, but never the ugly side of it.
though charming, has it's unpleasant side as well.
how about the gypsies who embodies the ugly side of parisians?
or the metro stations that constantly smells like urine
or the non-touristy area that is a representation of how you would have never imagined paris to be.

i did enjoy paris, and i would definitely want to go back there again someday.
but i realized that indeed, all that is glitter is not gold.
it feels as though paris was a misrepresentation of the actual thing.

i loved it but i hated it.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

my spring fling

i've walked past this estate a couple of times last week and the tree was still in winter form. 
fast-forward a week and it blossomed into this beautiful thing. 
ryan said that the gates were locked but me being dubious of everything he says went ahead and gave it a nudge. 
so glad i did that.
i would've hung around if not for the given environment surrounding this beautiful tree.

hello Spring, 
good to have you back.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


ryan called to express his fear of the deranged wind that is going on outside right now in the streets of melbourne's psychotic weather. the vibrations that he felt in his apartment was a cause of concern to him because he's afraid that the building might just collapse. i told him that it's perfectly normal and he said that he was hiding under his blanket. sang him a few weird tunes to calm his baby nerves and we hung up. i like that we're so close to each other but we behave as if we're so distant. the ability to already have the answer to the question that we both ask, but still asking anyway just to say i knew it. i'm sure we won't keep scores on a good, difficult or a bad day; because we always find a way back to each other. 

Friday, August 31, 2012

insta-update {@mellieohmel}
not much going on lately. i wish for uni to start right now but i'd want the total opposite when that happens.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

there is only x amount of times when you can wear the same pants until you're deemed as someone who owns only a pair of pants.
i will need new printed pants soon.
what have i done to my hair.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Paris & us.

Not too much about Paris. Just having fun with this new app. It's ahhmazinggg!!!


Monday, July 16, 2012

This came in a few days late, but i just want to thank you for always being there for me for the past one year and more. For listening to my complains and being an outlet for me to vent from time to time. For loving me so sincerely and feeding my food baby so well. For accepting the goofy side of me because you didn't know that I can get so out of control sometimes. And for laughing with me and making me laugh. I love you, Ryan. To many many more years and beyond...

Your Mel.