Thoughts

Reflecting on my 1st Semester in Amsterdam

I’m currently sitting in my 2nd semester introduction class. The teacher is telling us what we should achieve by the end of this first year as a fashion student, asking us to think and question ourselves why we’re here, at Amsterdam Fashion Institute; do we have what it takes for the industry?; do we have enough knowledge and […]

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Food, Life, Thoughts

My Favourite Cafes

I’m a walking bottle of nostalgia. I always keep with me memories from random places that I frequent; and the majority of those places are coffee shops. Of all the cafes I’ve been to, the ones in my hometown always got my heart. I still recall many early summer mornings, sitting alone, drinking freshly grounded coffee in a cozy corner; I remember glancing out the window […]

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Life

Our Take on Antwerp

In mid-March, I went on a field trip with my Fashion Management class to Antwerp. During our walk from the bus stop to the hostel, the little city immediately give us a lovely and cozy impression. We spent 2 days exploring and “researching” fashion stores, visiting museums and going out, having fun, accompanied by Antwerp’s […]

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Life

Amsterdam – “The City of Freedom”

A few weeks ago my best friend flew from Birmingham to Amsterdam to visit me for a week. It was such a refreshing experience to explore Amsterdam from a different point of view. I usually just bike to uni and back, not really pay much attention to my surrounding. I guess sometimes you take for granted the touristy attractions […]

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Life

Favourite Little Things

Moving to a new city and living alone have been more challenging than I thought. It turns out that simply following a recipe doesn’t mean you will successfully cook something that’s edible. Doing laundry costs a lot. Making connections deeper than small talk is harder now, unlike living in the dorm where you are constantly surrounded by people. But […]

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Food, Life

Feel Good Breakfast

The 8AM frail morning sun is filling up my room. Class doesn’t start until early afternoon so I have the morning all to myself. As Belle Mare’s soothing tunes playing in the background, I try chucking down a big glass of lemon water and start boiling water for tea. Ever since I moved out and start living in […]

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Art Project

90s Fashion Project

I created this process book as a part of my application to Amsterdam Fashion Institute, which is where I’ll be going for the next few years. I have always been fascinated with decades and the way history shows itself through fashion and art movements. The 90s possesses diverse and interesting fashion trends due to tremendous social […]

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Life

San Francisco Summer Daze

I chose San Francisco for its arts and its constant needs to keep life in motion. It’s fascinating how San Francisco can be so full of life and peaceful at the same time. Walking around downtown SF, you can feel the people’s vivacious energy vibrates the streets. Sitting on the soft, warm sand at Mile Rock beach, the only […]

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Art Project

My Graphic Design Final Project

Movies have always influenced me tremendously, like how art should. They’re such great tools to visualize and bring ideas and thoughts to life. After re-watching 500 Days of Summer for the hundredth time, I thought it’d be more productive and interesting to incorporate it and other movies to make a series. For the final project, I picked […]

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Life

[Playlist] Almost Summer

Song links: Rihanna – Desperado Family Hahas – Hindsight Lais – Cocaine Rain Frank Ocean – Super Rich Kids G-Eazy – Lotta That ft. A$AP Ferg, Danny Seth Prelow – Mistakes Like This BØRNS – The Emotion Johnny Stimson – So. Good. Mac DeMarco – Chamber of Reflection SZA – Child’s Play (ft. Chance The […]

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