I’m not a fan of the plump, rounded typeface so it’s not surprising that I haven’t paid much attention right till now as I’m drafting the post. Interesting to see how the type designer works around thinner counters due to the generous girths.
The last time I’d celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival proper was when I was a child and mommy had signed us up for celebrations organized by the Residents’ Committee in our neighborhood.
In Hong Kong, it’s more of a big deal and people make sure to spend time with their families and head home/ out to restaurants for reunion dinners so I got caught up in the flow too.
Forget about battery-powered inflatable lanterns with all the bells and whistles, flimsy traditional lanterns FTW !
We also took a trip down memory lane… à la pomelo hats. Yup, it’s as entertaining and ridiculous as it looks.
Can’t decide on what I like best about this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival – the family flying in to celebrate with us, me eating a grand total of ZERO mooncakes or this chubby squirrel lantern my sister bought for J.
I say jacket on shoulders. Who needs Balmain when your usual blazer gives you instant structured shoulders !
Style preferences aside, it’s actually a very practical/ refreshing option (outside of the typical cardigan and stole mix) this side of the hemisphere, where it’s air-conditioning at full mind-numbing blast indoors against the heat and humidity outside. Keeps me warm in the office yet light enough to skip out to lunch in without breaking out in yucky sweat.
Not to mention, the look does pleasantly bring to mind chivalrous men who offer jackets to their companions. A new twist to the term ‘boyfriend blazer’, and I think I like this definition a little more.
Thunderstorm essentials: Ballet flats that are not afraid of the rain, shorts because I rather my bare legs get wet than don wet jeans, a water-proof bag and long sleeves to keep me warm.
It was pretty intent on pecking at both sneakers. This photo was taken at about the same time it started pecking at the second sneaker.
I’ve recently been so enamored with this collage by Anthony Zinonos that I’m actually using it as my MacBook wallpaper. Which makes it rather surprising that I failed to see the connection until J pointed it out. Oh you tricky beady-eyed hypnotic monster of a bird.