OUTFIT / Scuba at the Bondi beach

Neoprene shirt / Ninthsheep
pants / Levi's
shoes / Converse Rubber
photos / Larrend

You may all be wondering why the heck am I wearing neoprene shirt and shoes by the beach. Well , we had nothing else to do in the city so we ended up going to Bondi beach. I wasn't actually prepared and haplessly I didn't bring any swimwear and a walk by the beach wasn't so bad afterall. It was windy and the tiny sand are hitting our feet and ankles like machine gun bullets. If not with the shades, we would've been blinded by the flying deadly Bondi sands. I thought I would be seeing a bevy of hot Aussies working on their tan but only a few went to the beach that day making the whole place seems like we went to Dubai if not for the majestic frantic ocean. It was fun having a break from all the towering Sydney buildings and office people. A break from wearing white and black too , nevertheless because it's been a very long while since I wore something beige . Actually , I made this top back in the Philippines. I told myself that I should make a beige shirt ala Margiela before going to Australia or I will definitely regret it and here it was. I love it so much! 


LIFE / Hello, Sydney Opera House!

Seeing the Sydney Opera House with my love for the first time was a remarkable moment. It was terribly hot but I was lost in admiring the iconic spherical giant shells. I couldn't stop touching the glazed ceramic tiles. From afar it appears stark white but up close, it's colored in rich cream white. We spent long hours there ogling  different people while inhaling the various cacophony of sounds of the heavy waves of the Sydney Harbour and the festive voices of every people present there. 


ART / Sydney Buddha

Before I flew to Sydney , my boyfriend and I made a list of itineraries so our tour won't be a disorganized random misadventure. 2nd on our list (after, yes, The Sydney Opera House ) is the Sydney Buddha . As much as we tried to be as organized as we would want, we got lost. Little did we know that the musuem is concealed in a very quiet and domestic neighborhood. Thanks, Siri for helping us though. The Carriageworks museum is everything we have hoped for.  The distinctive 19thcentury industrial atmosphere have been retained, with many heritage iron and brick details featured in the regeneration of the building.  There is a palpable sense of decay and resilience in teh building which furthermore created a sense of time. The vast space is a facade that could inspire me and many people in so many ways. Gray concrete and rust and glass echoes all throughout while the sunbeams find its way onto the raw cemented floors. The Sydney Buddha is created with 20 tonnes of incense ash , standing at over five metres tall. The installation tells a story of brevity of life and the cycles of renewal and destruction. Made of two parts: an aluminium sculpture and an ash casting of its interior. The works are installed facing each other, however, as time passes, one of them is destroyed. I would love to go back someday to see a new interesting set of installation.