Photos: Culture Cartel Convention

img_6616.jpgSINGAPORE-– Last weekend @ Culture Con. I had 7 back to back interviews for Status Magazine. I’m still processing everything.

I love being exposed to artists via the magazine. I learn so many life lessons. Like keep having fun. Travel. & Work with good people.

Thank you for expanding my mind. (PS I still get shy).

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Reflect: Coming Full Circle


“Coming Full Circle” has been a predominant theme in my life lately. I think it’s very important to go back to where you first began, mainly to see how much you’ve grown since them. It’s sort of like a benchmark to compare the You now vs. the You then.

Singapore is one of those benchmark cities for me. It was the first city I moved to from Manila 3 and a half years ago. It’s the first time I really felt personal growth. It’s even where I started this blog. (Scrolling back, I can see how much has changed.)

It’s nice to come full circle and see people from your past and reminisce. But apart from looking back, it was also a good opportunity to make new memories. Just because you’ve come full circle doesn’t mean you fall back into old ways.

It’s more of closing one chapter- with the peace, presence, and perspective you’ve acquired along the way. It’s coming back to a place you once knew, and seeing how you both (yes, you and the city) have evolved.

We’re doing good Singapore. Thanks for the new memories.

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Photos: Echelon Recap


Photo recap at Echelon Tech Convention in Singapore

Somehow I feel like everything I’ve learned covering and working in fashion shows/tradeshows, plus selling in retail, has evolved to help me in this world of tech.

Funny where the road takes you.

Especially this company-with it’s roots in streetwear- now evolving into a tech business that creates digital art dispersed through digital stickers.

Trust the natural evolution of your path….

More Photos After the Jump…

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Meet: Alli Sim, Aromatherapy Artisan and Founder of Mmerci Encore

AlliAlli Sim is a modern-day beauty alchemist, tinkering with the right essential oils and natural ingredients to create heavenly skincare products that benefit the skin and psyche.Passionate about the art of aromatherapy and DIY skincare since her days in Australia, she successfully finds a gentle way to caress the body and mind.

As a writer and former beauty editor of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, Alli has spent hours researching and testing different beauty products that helped shape her own product standards. The result of that experience is her bespoke, apothecary-style brand, Mmerci Encore, based out of Singapore. The purity of her hand-made products is subtle at first, but eventually their rich, potent aromas leave you with a deeper appreciation for your personal care rituals.

And while I always mention the importance of self-love on this blog, Alli actually creates tangible, natural products for the acts of self-love. Meet the woman who bridged these ideas and acts the right way… Meet Alli.

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Reflect: Progress, not Perfection

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Well, this was fun wasn’t it? My last weekend turned out to be a surprise birthday party for me from my friends here in Singapore. I truly feel the love.

As my flight approaches (approximately 7 hours from the time I’m writing this blog post), I keep thinking about goals. Questions as you wrap up any journey are, “Did I do everything I wanted to do?,” “Did I make it?,” “Was I successful here?”

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Reflect: Start Up Asia 2014

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This week I assisted a friend at her booth in Start Up Asia. It was such a great experience for me to talk to people in this industry who were in the start-up scene in Singapore, or those who flew in just for the event.

While my background lies fashion/media and slowly, social enterprise, it felt so refreshing to hear new perspectives and tech ideas that people want to birth into the world.

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