Of course I had to buy them.

My life in a nutshell

Things we are looking forward to:
My friend: Moving to Beijing in September.

My brother: Getting hitched in November.

Me: Watching The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in December.

Eid saeed. Truly. 😊


Local Lens: Reflections of Singapore’s Changing Cityscape

To see more of Singapore’s diverse architecture through the lens of a local, follow @_yafiqyusman_ on Instagram.

“The places I can go are limited,” says Instagrammer Yafiq Yusman (@_yafiqyusman_) of his tiny island-nation home of Singapore, “but the photo possibilities are limitless.”

Yafiq, who studied architecture in college, enjoys capturing Singapore’s rapidly evolving urban landscape through puddles left by the city’s tropical climate. “Singapore is a modernized country, but there are still places where you can see the olden days,” says Yafiq. “The alleys in Little India, China Town and Boat Quay are few of my favorite spots and great for puddle shots.”

For more modern photo opportunities, Yafiq favors Raffles Place, a square surrounded by the city’s tallest buildings. And for those seeking respite from Singapore’s fast-paced metropolis, he suggests tracking down a hidden reserve called Punggol Beach. “The best time to visit is during the sunset. It’s beautiful.”

(Reblogged from instagram)

This is my favourite photo from Shanghai. Got back to my hotel room to find it all made up, and Bonsai upside down. (If you are surprised that I brought my pandas on a business trip, you clearly do not know me.)

Oatmeal choc chunk cookies 🍪🍪🍪

Mushroom burger. #iftar

Happy iftar-ing! 😊

Iskender lamb.