Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Hello and welcome to my first post :)

HappyThe Who:
My name is Chinwei, it's pronounced chin-weigh and it means 'serene rose'. I grew up in Malaysia and now live in Perth, Western Australia. I'm creative, intuitive and random. I love nature, vintage and mushrooms. Here I am at the old boat house in Crawley, camera in hand, being in the moment, blissfully happy :)

The Why:
I interrupted my Accounting career to spend time reading, painting, photographing, net-surfing and soul-searching. That was fulfilling but I felt that I didn't have much to show for it except for a dangerously low bank balance. So I decided that a blog would be a great avenue to share my adventures and tell my stories as I continue on the quest of self-discovery. It'd be a collection of treasures and smile-inducing, thought-provoking, feel-good moments.

Here's one thing that represents my hiatus from my desk job. I spent days contently photographing a bunch of flowers and came up with one of my favourite macro shots from 2010. There's something about this photo that is so honest, reassuring, encouraging and liberating.


The What:
I'm looking forward to writing about life, food, fashion, decor and much more. I'm also about to launch my dabblelicious store on Etsy and will be writing about the inspirations behind my art. Here's a sneak peek at one of the tools of my trade, a gorgeous old Olympia typewriter.

Olympia sneak peek

The How:
I'm not sure how my life is going to pan out. I'm terrified, but I'm also excited. A song goes:

drench yourself in words unspoken
live your life with arms wide open
today is where your book begins
the rest is still unwritten

Yeah. I'm excited about the unwritten.

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