Sunday, March 23, 2014


Can you believe it that I'm still not done with my New Zealand entries!!! It's been months, and it's already 2014 now hahaha. I've been caught up and somehow the video took me forever to edit. Don't expect too much from my vlog. It's probably the most boring video I've ever mad but still, look forward to it at the end of this entry haha. 

So yes, this was the fourth day, which was basically the best day out of the entire trip. I had a few more days in New Zealand but the weather got bad and the rest of it wasn't as interesting. I've decided to not record them down because I should end the NZ entry with the best or more like, I'm just lazy.

Finally feeling some warmth in New Zealand that day. Though it's beginning of Summer, it's was nothing like summer!!!!! I wore two layers of long john on the inside after my undergarments, and then a white long sleeve followed by the black mesh, and then my thick outerwear. The only thing I love about cold is layering and that's about it. Nothing else. Not the chapped lips or the dry hands. Nope.
I wanna stay here forever. I want to have my garden of lavenders. I want to.... run as fast as I could through the flowers and jump onto this bed of lavenders and look up at the blue blue sky. Ahhhh life~
Russell Lupins are regarded as the weed/unwanted grass in New Zealand. How is that even possible? How I wish the weed in Singapore look equally as charming at the same time, absolutely redundant?
We then arrived at Lake Pukaki. Pukaki water was so clear, it mirrored the sky.
It's really hard to translate its beauty through these unfiltered photos but do watch my New Zealand vlog and get a better view of this lake. I wanna build a house by the lake side. I want a lake house.
How clear the water was. It's unreal.
Lake Tekapo.
Tekapo had this blue that's very calming. The water seemed milky. Totally different from Pukaki. They're both beautiful in their own ways. I am truly humbled by God's creations.
After a few hours drive, we arrived in Queenstown
Queenstown left me with such a lovely impression. How the entirely place feels so romantic, it makes you want to be with someone. It makes you want to fall in love, date, talk to strangers, open up your heart again and feel free. For New Zealanders, y'all may not think it's true cause we always take what's before us for granted but yeah, I loved what I saw.
The restaurants give blankets to their customers to snuggle. Tell me how is this not cute and romantic?
I met this girl every other day when I was there. Her boards never failed to compel me to leave her some change. She's got some good advertising moves there. "Some desserts after lunch would be nice" or "I'm craving for xxxxxx for dinner tonight" It really draws me to her cause I like to know how my money is being used. There are way too many scammers in Asia, I grow up skeptical like that.
Queenstown is such a beautiful town, not too big not too small. Just...  comfortable, nice and cosy.
My mom looking like some Ninja Turtle. We're gonna go for a water ride which promised 360 degree turn. In prevention of getting wet (cause it's really cold), my mom wrapped herself up entirely and yes, of course the shades too. After the entire ride, she's so proud how she stayed totally dry and we got somewhat drenched.
Besides being a fun ride, they inserted a few educational lessons here and there. Good job, NZ. I honestly didn't see that coming. And it was all really good info.

And yes, the video which I took months to finish. I wish I could have ended the skydiving video more glamourously than freaking out about my contacts on the ground like a helpless child hahaha. Overall yes, though overrated it was thoroughly a good experience. It's a must try.... at least once in your life. So start saving up! It cost me about.... $500 inclusive of photos and videos? It's cool cause I was expecting $800.

And guess what? I saw a Jetstar promo ongoing for NZ! Just thought I should share in case y'all got tempted and wanna start planning a trip there hehehee #goodthingsmustshare #justsaying



  1. felt a wave of calm just looking at those scenery. thanks for sharing xx

  2. LOL at how you totally ignored the guy trying to get your attention after you landed! He must be like "ohhhkayyyy.." Nice scenery too. Loved seeing the digital and analogue photos! ^^

  3. Hi Irina! Im from hk! my name s Arianna. Im in love with your personality, your words, and your style
    you got great fashion sense :) i obsessed with your blogs and instagram (your pics are gorgeous as well as you heheh!)
    Please visit HK its a nice place hahaa! and a little i wna ask you. Can i know how you edit you pics in Bali or your instagram pics? wt apps and filter you using ?thanks :)

    1. Hi Arianna! Sorry I took so long to get back to you. I've been busy! I would love to visit HK!!!!! Soon soon yeah? :-) I use vscocam and afterlight! They're really easy and user friendly, i'm sure you'll get the hang of them!