18 April 2016

Bloom Where You Are Planted

In collaboration with Kikki K.


When Kikki K approached me to work on this Mother's Day campaign with them, I jumped at the idea because I've always been a fan of Kikki K. As most of you know, I've never really gotten very personal with my blog posts - even though this is a personal blog; I've just never been a fan of expressing too much feelings.

In less than 60 days, I will be 14,000km away from my family for almost 2 months and while I'm extremely excited to be in the one city that I've always dreamt of going, I am a little worried that I may be homesick. My mother has taught me many things, all of which I am grateful for, but as a parent and child there were definitely times when we could not get along.

Growing up, she definitely displayed the characteristics of a 'tiger mum' which was why we always had little arguments. My mother is also the epitome of a worrywart, but she would never let my brother and I worry or felt different from any other family. As an average middle class family, we were always comfortable and never had to worry about not having food on the table or having new clothes and shoes to wear. As





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cliché as it sounds, when we were kids my mother always





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emphasized our importance and would without hesitation give up whatever she has just for us to be safe, healthy and happy. She always taught us how to be contented and know when the time comes for giving back we should do so generously and unconditionally.






In this photo: Mum's Story Book, S$27.90, Gold Metal Pen, $24.90 & Scented Candle in Copper, S$39.90.






Gorgeous greeting card, S$6.90. 






In an attempt to get to know her better, I asked that she fill up certain pages of the book. In this book, there are several sets of questions which your mum can answer (see example above - note how she strikeout the 'and' and swap it with a ♥), and it is so much fun to read and have a laugh after. Click here if you would like to purchase the book and a gorgeous bouquet for your mum, she will really LOVE you for it ;)







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Without my mother I would definitely not be where I am today. In 2011 or 2012, I was obsessed with photography but my options were limited because all I had was a Canon point-and-shoot. Finally, after much persuasion she finally bought me my first DSLR - which of course, I am also thankful for up till today. After I got my DSLR, I started my blog and my Instagram to share the photos that were taken with it. Time passed and I got to be where I am today. As much as I would like to thank every one of my followers who have supported me this far, I would not have achieved my little success without the biggest sacrifice and support from my mother.

P/s: all photos in this post were also taken with the very same DSLR — Canon EOS 60D, with my go-to lens, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II. 

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