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Viva La Dolce Vita

"Viva La Dolce Vita."

I'd much rather be here, with the sweet silence.
A state of complete serenity.
With my own steady heartbeat and thoughts.
Nil disturbance, everything I desire already lies within me.

Questa è la dolce vita.
No sudden outburst of redundant emotions, volatile temper.
A mind free of irrelevant opinions, vehemence, and insecurity.
Unlimited and unscrutinized.

To live my life both under the sun and into the night.
Dance through the rain, drink up the bittersweetness of life.
Having my own will yet going with the flow.
Embrace the warmth of the day, welcome the dusky evenings.
Touched by the glorious birth of mother earth.
Graciously accept that all thing must come to end.

A Day in Pattaya, Thailand


Sending a postcard to you from Pattaya Beach in 1965.
I prefer to look at this world through a vintage camera.
Breathing in the blue sky and aquamarine waters.
I walk lazily on the streets of Pattaya on a late August day.
The promenade is filled with people in casual shorts and beachwear.
It was liberating in a way when no one is rushing off to anywhere anytime soon.
It was tranquil, it was relaxing and sane.



I tend to find peace near the ocean, and in old photos, films and books.
Why do I reminisce about the good old days, you ask?
Perhaps it's because of my curiosity and the need to learn about the past.
The past so beautifully told only through music, art, and literature.




In the past, you find less commercialism and more storytelling.
The people dressed in finery in the 20s,
With feathers in our hair and jewels around our necks.
And it was a time when courtesy and manners mattered.
The music is better in the 1960s,
They sang about the darkness being an old friend,
and the name Jude became famous than ever.
The 70s was all about individuality,
There seems to be no rules and kids were basked in freedom. liberty and excitement.
And then came the 80s and the golden age of rock and roll,
It made a rebel out of us all.



I am a 90s kid that is fortunate enough to have all these cultures and history to live off of.



Anyone that says we shouldn't live in the past, I object.
Why can't we lived in the glory days of the past, let it inspire us?
Seize the present movement and make the most of it while looking forward to the future?



So I am sending a postcard to you from 1965,
And I'd like to ask you which era inspires you the most?



Comments

  1. Looks so pretty, like a paradise! Also love the edit of your photos ଘ(੭ˊᵕˋ)੭*

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  2. Like your way of narrating your travel story. Pattaya is special for me too as I have many fond memories of the place which includes my first undersea walk.

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    1. Undersea Walks are so much fun, I tried it during my Trip to Boracay Island.
      Thanks for your lovely comment :)

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  3. I kind of like your poetry style of writing in your blog posts. It's so unique!

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  4. Your photos are so pretty. Sometimes the past has its own beauty and we should never neglect it. It has a story to tell and something we all have to appreciate.

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  5. I have to say I absolutely love your writing style and the captures! 💗 This place looks magical and I am adding it to my bucket list! Thank you for the amazing travel inspiration! 💗

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    1. ahh thank you for your kind comment :) I'm glad you like my writing and photography style and enjoyed my post !

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  6. You seem to be having a great time. No wonder, Pattaya is an amazing city with so many things to do :) Thank you for sharing

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  7. This reads like a poem, great job. The photos are really vibrant. I really enjoyed reading your post.

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  8. The pictures are gorgeous :) I can plan just for such stunning pictures in Pataya. And those cheap rooms haha , it's awesome.

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  9. I tend to live in the past, too - why not, when it's so inspiring to look back? There's nothing wrong with it, as long as we enjoy the present as well. Love these beautiful photos from Thailand!
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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment :) and I'm glad you agree on looking back to be inspired by the past and still seizing the moment now!

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  10. Ohhhh bring me back to the sun! It is getting proper autumnal in London! Great post and your pictures are fab!

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    1. Here I am slightly jealous of you haha :) London must be gorgeous this time of year! x

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  11. Oh
    Beautiful place, i love your blog babe <3
    Kisses
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  12. I'm not a fan of Pattaya but your pictures make it look so pretty. Also, love the way you write :)

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  13. What a gorgeous paradise. You have the loveliest photos dear, really great colors!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  14. I love Thailand and your dress is amazing!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  15. These photos are so lovely. I think it was a wonderful era, but the time of rock and roll calls to me the most.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  16. Love your poetic way of writing! Lovely pictures.Thanks for sharing!

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