Les coquelicots

Springtime Europe is synonymous to poppies. They’re everywhere.

In the country, in the city.
On plain fields, up in the mountains.
On train tracks, by the roadside.
In gardens, on the kitchen table.
As part of a doodle, as part of les oeufs floraux 😊



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Been traveling Europe and haven’t got much done at all! Pfft … This is from something I found in Barcelona so many weeks ago … browsing at the store at Casa Milà And found a doodle concept that I have been practicing but didn’t know had a name …

Hirameki = burst of inspiration and I had exactly that so I did this funny picture from coffee stains on a napkin. Had no idea what I was drawing … A bit of everything? Unicorns and romance and sunny days and funny spats … I don’t know … 😄

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Tokyo was all about art and inspiration. I went to an exhibition at the Craft’s Gallery called “Animals, Animals, Animals” that showed how animal motifs are being used in Japanese art and craft and their respective meanings. At the Yokohama Museum of Art, the exhibition was “Reflections of Nature” on how artists see and interpret their appreciation and understanding of nature through art.

So, here I think it’d be nice if people can co-exist harmoniously with her environment and all that live in it, for we are part of them and they, a part of us.


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The Great Stroopwafels Hunt


Stroopwafels were a significant part of my recent travels in Java. It started when Erik the Dutchman, who I met at the hostel in Bandung and who became my travel buddy to/in Yogyakarta, talked about delicious Dutch food and that I should definitely try the stroopwafels. Then a couple of other Dutch guys said yah try it, and a couple of Germans said they’re amazing … so …

I can’t remember if I’ve had it before but I certainly couldn’t recall the taste. So it became our mission to hunt for the amazing stroopwafels, in supermarkets large and small in Bandung and Yogyakarta. After we went our own ways, I continued looking in Malang, and Erik said the cafe he was volunteering at in Blitar didn’t have em, he was contemplating making them himself.

So, leaving Java without tasting some stroopwafels left a nagging feeling, and it struck me to look for em in Singapore. And voila! Found some from the Stroopwafels & Co, also sold at Dean & DeLuca. Picked some up from the Orchard Central outlet yesterday 😊😋


[doodle: The Great Stroopwafels Hunt and some pockets of memory from Java with my Dutch travel buddy 😊]

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That’s how old I am

Age is irrelevant
Ask me

How many flights I’ve caught
How many airports I’ve slept in
How many coffees I drink
… at midnight

How many hearts I’ve loved
How many stories I’ve doodled
How many songs I yodel
… at midnight

How many dreams I’ve had
How many journeys I’ve made
How many stars comfort me
… at midnight

That’s how old I am

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Nap@Borobudur Park

Most people would have been eager to explore the awe inspiring world heritage the minute they step into the gates, but we were more attracted to the vast green field and decided to just rest there for a bit. After all, we just drove an hour from the city in dust and sun 😊


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Bandung afternoons

Just rain in the afternoons here in Bandung, giving me the chance to stay in with a cup of hot tea and doodle 😊


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