Inspiration Monday 01

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It’s been ups and downs trying to solve the hacking situation to the blog. Overall, it has been a learning journey and Hellagood is back. I am start a new series of Inspiration Monday to share a collection of web links that have inspired me.

Have a energized week ahead, boys and girls. Here are a few links for your enjoyment…

Inside a textile factory in America

An entire city of fish house

The latest invention in the make-up industry

A great guide to lens and DSLR

Simple Watermelon salad for the week

Next diving adventure, Sunken Civilization, Heracleion

Beautiful Origami Lamp from Holland

A tribute to Maya Angelou; an video interview with Dave Chapelle

 

Photo via Chris Payne Photography

Photo Journal 01: California

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It has been a year ago since I left home on this adventure. It was not an easy transition. I noticed a lot more space, too much for comfort. I am alone and scared a times. I told myself.. nothing good comes easy. I cherish everyone I’ve met and you know who you are. I miss you, California.

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A New Blog Design

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Looking at my old posts, I am secretly smiling seeing how much I’ve grown. After a year of writing and learning from some highly talented individuals, I can finally say that I am a better writer and photographer now. Looking back, this has been one of the best decisions I made in my life and it’s due for a facelift!

I’m not a professional graphic designer by any means. In fact, I was never trained in any forms of design. P.S. I studied how to mange big hotels and talk nicely to people. Taking up some design class in Skillshare was the best investment for myself. That being said, the blog update couldn’t have been done without some amazing people, Gloria and Ilina.

SO, WHAT’S DIFFERENT?

1. A ‘new’ logo. I love how happy and cheerful the logo is. The new logo is all of that + being cozy.

2. A new profile picture. Quite frankly, that was me in my beaboxing heyday and no one could have recognize me. This blog needs a updated photo (I looked so happy in the salt flat of Bolivia).

3. The About page is updated with some funny photos.

4. I embedded my new favorite social media feed into the sidebar: Instagram.

5. I sticking a cleaner font family and adding some red color to the mix.

UPDATES AND CONTENT

I am very sorry on the delayed blog content as I’ve been working on starting my Wedding Planning endeavors. Exciting News! My new ventures has got a name: Beautiful Gatherings. I promise to get on top of my game once things have settled down.

On top of that, I am working on a little map series for my favorite neighborhood in Singapore. Watch out for this place as something good is cooking up!

There is a few more things to tweaks so please pardon any strange happenings in the next few weeks. Overall I am very happy with the new and improved Hellagood. I hope that you will feel happy and inspired in this new space.

HOME OF THE NOMADIC TRAVELERS

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Today, I am so happy to be sharing with you the lovely shophouse apartment of Linda Solay, maker of Fyall scarves and Philip Solay. Linda and Philip are both amazing people in this world that have traveled to many places in the world and decided to set foot in Singapore for a little while. While in Singapore, they rented a lovely shophouse and started putting love into their home. The home reflects so much of their personality, creativity and life’s philosophy.

If you felt the similarity of my room that is because there a little bit of Linda in it as well 🙂

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This bicycle must the pride and baby of Philip. On a quick glance, it looks like a hipster fixer brought straight from the store. But hang on, did you notice the “Phoenix” close to the paddle. This was a junk bicycle that Philipp brought at the side of the road from a old man and took it home to rebuilt it. I want to build my own bike too!!

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Ginger Garden Cocktail

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While working hard to start my wedding business, I have been secretly taking time off to drink at my favorite bar in town, Bitters and Love. The owners, Ernest and Beverly are totally about a great tasting cocktail. He, along with his group of cocktail scientists regularly experiments with different herbs and spices from this part of the world to make Awesome Cocktails. Drop by his bar and ask him for a surprise of the day – you won’t regret it!

Who knew that Cucumber and Ginger would make such a great cocktail – the stuff you put on your eyes when you go to bed. The heat of Ginger is brought down by the cool Cucumber and lime just give it a little kick. It is definitely a great hit to a summer party!

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Ginger Garden Cocktail, makes one.

45ml Gin
1 lime
Thumb size Muddle Cucumber
Thumb size Ginger
1 Egg white
1 tablespoon simple syrup (or more to taste)

First slice up the cucumber and ginger. Combine cucumber and ginger into shaker and mash it to extract the juice. Combine the cucumber, ginger, lime juice, gin, egg white and simple syrup. Shake to combine. Add ice and pour the mixed drink over ice. Garnish with a ginger, cumber and squeezed lime.

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Make your way to Bitters and Love and ask for the Ginger Garden Cocktail 😉

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