Little Infinities

Brighton

Sunset in Brighton Beach, Melbourne | October 2017

One – You are the war
my sun wages in the horizon

Two – The same war that everyone
who loves has always fought
but has never won

ThreeBut I fight anyway.

Four – Because there are very few moments
that are worth both defeat and victory

Five – Every time with you
are those moments.

Six – When darkness
strips off the last sheath 
of pretense

Seven – You are the truth
that remains.

Eight – You are the secret
that gets spilled
in slumber
or when not sober

Nine – Yours is the name
that gets written on park benches
and whispered to shooting stars
and darn
dandelions.

Ten – You are who comes to mind
when John fvcking Legend
belts out a love letter

Eleven – I could almost make out
the longing bled by ink on paper.

Twelve

Dear You,
Love Me.

Thirteen – Love was born in April.
Love was born on April.

Fourteen.


Little Infinities is a collection of short musings borne out of huge emotions. In many of my travels, these are the kinds of stories I seek and live for, unlearn and let go.

Little Infinities

Baseline

View of Albert Park and Lake from a cab window. | July 2017

20 July 2017
Melbourne Tullamarine Domestic Airport

 

You are hazy as an afterthought; always have been.

But my skin burns in your presence, and that tells me you are very real. But also, finite.

And mortal.

Sometimes, I run a bath to remember you by. Water seems to help. It is almost as if it is a portal to my subconscious— there, where I’m probably a whole lot braver in making room for you in my life.

Often, I rake through every part of me that remembers you, struggling to make sense of the magic your being you holds over my head.

Always, I fall short in digging deep enough to find all the right, big words. So I scramble to hang on to the littlest of things to honour your memory.

For example: that you are blueberry cheesecake at the back of my throat.

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Little Infinities is a collection of short musings borne out of huge emotions. In many of my travels, these are the kinds of stories I seek and live for, unlearn and let go.

Little Infinities

Durden

Georgetown sunset from the rooftops | July 2015, Penang, Malaysia

July 2017
Georgetown, Penang

Someday, I will send you an envelope full of skies; and a postcard with just enough words to retell the summer you turned 25.

But all of it will be someday.

For now, I will fall out of your radar, hoping that the universe will fight back and align our stars again, like it did the first time.

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Little Infinities is a collection of short musings borne out of huge emotions. In many of my travels, these are the kinds of stories I seek and live for, unlearn and let go.

Australia, Day Trips, Itinerary, Oceania, Travel

The Lost Weekend | Newtown City Guide

Photo Credit: Josephine Sicad Photography

I’ve been to Newtown once before: drunken and giggly; walking barefoot whilst dangling a pair of high heels in the air.

It was lovely at dawn, when the city was asleep. But what little part of me that was left sober that night, knew too well, Newtown was lovelier once awake.

The boylove and I have raided a couple of weekends since, and we have never fallen for a place as much as we have for this little artsy neighbourhood just on the outskirts of Sydney CBD.

It sure is possible to embark on adventures, even in the confines of our home city; and this, mates, is a cheat sheet.

You are welcome.

Experience, Perks, Travel Fashion

Gear Review | Jord Watches in Sydney Winter

Born and bred in the tropics of Southeast Asia, there is nothing I crave most in winter than to hibernate. It is not just my season. But Sydney is cheeky: She is always able to somehow sneak in a few sunny days.

So when Jord Watches invited me to be part of their campaign, I was absolutely stoked. After all, strutting my staple summer style off, even in the midst of winter, seemed like a clever idea.

Accommodation, Australia, Experience, Oceania, Travel

Hotel Review | The Urban Newtown

Knackered from rush-hour traffic on a Friday night, The Urban Newtown beckoned like a nest to a tired hatchling. Amidst the bustle of busy Newtown, it stood distinctively, sporting an iconic Fintan Magee on its facade.

Winter has just come, and my body was just getting used to the cold. But Newtown begged to be explored. After all, it was Vivid Sydney season. If anything, the city was never more alive.

Australia, Itinerary, Oceania, Travel

Easter Road Trip Travel Guide | Coffs Harbour – Surfers Paradise

It is no secret that the open road is my travel terrain of choice. After all, “the dream” began on countless bus trips from my barrio to the city, in all my years in school.

Easter, as Jonat and I serendipitously came to reckon in 2011, is the perfect time for road trips. Whilst a four-day weekend is too short for an overseas trip, it is long enough to still have a holiday even with all the driving in between.

Last Easter was different: We took friends with us. On a test run on, albeit milder, a life lived out of a backpack.