heydays with hanna

a design, lifestyle, and travel journal

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THE BIGGER PICTURE

I realized that I have not written any life update since 2018. So much has happened since then, so much has changed. I have been yearning to write a life update but every single time I try to, my mind clouds up and I end up not writing anything. I then realized that some thoughts need time to digress properly for it to make sense or to bear fruit. This is why I have decided to go on a semi-hiatus from blogging; to process my thoughts, filter what should and shouldn't be said, and just truly take in the lessons I have learned in life for the past months. It was also a time for me to think of the future direction of Heydays with Hanna.

TWELVE YEARS LATER, SO MUCH HAS CHANGED.

Hello old friend, we meet again. I carry a lot of fond memories with you.

The last time I stepped foot in your land, I was a clueless seventeen-year-old girl who was so ecstatic of the idea of going out of the country without my parents. The first time I saw you, you were still in the process of blooming towards being contemporized, tower cranes and patches of reclamation was still in the works. The first time I walked in your paved stones, all I had in mind was to shop and make the most out of my time with my friends and the temporary semi-independence we all enjoyed.

Hong Kong

HONG KONG: CHASING THE LIGHTS

When I was a child, I would often wonder if cities ever sleep. I worried about how cities could one day decide to stop because they got too tired to operate. Every time I was at the backseat of the car while our family drove home from a trip, I would often get fascinated with the lights and how beautiful the city looked from the perspective of the moon and the aid of different glowing lights and signs.
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