MELISSA TENG☽✮ travel | style @witandfolly
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✈ travel curiously ☾ dream fearlessly ☼ live life with intention ⚐ Taipei ↠ Alishan 🏔 ❥ #witandfollywords for inspiration ⌲ exploring with @tom.shu
528 Posts
55k Followers
1k Following
✈ travel curiously ☾ dream fearlessly ☼ live life with intention ⚐ Taipei ↠ Alishan 🏔 ❥ #witandfollywords for inspiration ⌲ exploring with @tom.shu
Just me, the pup, & our new friend, #googlehome, which listens to my commands better than said pup, Sushi 🐶😂 . I’m usually not one to rave about the latest gadget (mostly because I can’t keep up with the times 🙈), but I am honestly blown away by this smart speaker, which can tell you what song is playing or change the volume without you having to lift a finger. . It uses Google Assistant, so you can ask it questions, tell it to do things, play any of your favorite music from Spotify, Pandora, etc., & even control your other smart home devices. What’s more, it uses machine learning with Smart Sound to automatically adjust the equalizer setting to match the acoustic of your room (aka the sound quality is amazinggg! 🤯) . I honestly really just love asking it questions and giving it commands because no one else usually listens to me this well 😜😂 #giftfromgoogle @madebygoogle . *composite shot using a different window background image from unsplash. Will show the before/after edit on my stories soon!
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“I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.” // Dale Chihuly . I am constantly in awe with people who are so talented and skilled with what they do, that you can’t help but feel overwhelmed by it. I love seeing someone’s passion come to life through their work and letting that feeling permeate deep within me. . Exhibitions like this are inspiring to me because I can’t even begin to fathom how glass sculptures such as these are made. But it makes me feel proud that someone had the skill and imagination to create it. ✨ . What brings awe and wonderment to your eyes? . 👗: Thank you @augustethelabel for the beautiful dress that fit right in here! (Swipe to see the details!) . . 📸: @ayda_june . #WAFxSeattle #chihuly #chihulygardenandglass
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Give yourself the same care & attention that you give to others & watch yourself bloom 🌹(Note to self: take more rose petal bubbles baths 🥰🛁 ) . [#ad] To be honest, I didn't know what "self-care" was for a long time. I thought it meant treating yourself to a fancy facial or having a luxurious spa day once in a while. But self-care does not equal self-indulgence. Self-care is the act of looking after your mind, body & soul every single day. It can be as simple as setting time aside to write in your journal, or getting up 15 minutes earlier to meditate.🧘🏻‍♀️ . For me, my skincare routine is a crucial part of my self-care ritual. As someone who suffers from eczema flare-ups whenever I feel stressed or am traveling a lot, finding the right products for my skin is really important. @Burtsbees Sensitive Skin line which contains soothing aloe & protective cotton is just what I needed to help rebalance my skin. I love being able to spend those 5-10 minutes alone with my skincare routine before starting the day. Because no matter how busy you are, you can still make time for yourself. . What are some simple ways that you practice self-care? I'd love to hear! 💛 #SelfcarewithBurts #MyBurtsBees #SkinCareIsSelfCare
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Matchy matchy in pink 💕 But on a more serious note... since when did people’s houses become popular destinations to visit? 🏠🤷🏻‍♀️ (since IG came into existence, I guess 😅) . I recently read an article discussing the increasing concerns of influencers trespassing on people’s homes & private properties to get that “insta-worthy shot”, even when ‘no photography’ signs are posted. Apparently people will do full-on photo shoots on someone’s porch & even line up to get a pic in front of a pretty house. Although technically there are no laws surrounding etiquette on taking photos in residential areas, there’s still an ethical code we should all abide by. . Some might argue that if the house is already famous on IG or made to look “Instagrammable”, then the owner should expect that people will want to take photos of it. But if I was someone living in one of these houses, I’d like my privacy respected & know that I can come home to peace & quiet. A home is often a person’s sanctuary, & at the end of the day, it’s their property; they don’t owe us anything. . Here are some basic guidelines to follow if you still do want to get a pretty picture in front of someone’s home: - Don’t take shots on the porch or stairs of someone’s house, unless you’ve gotten permission from the owners - Don’t get in the way of any of the residents living there - If someone tells you to leave, don’t try & sneak in another shot... respect their wishes & GTFO - Turn the shutter sound off on your camera & be as quiet as possible - Don’t bring a changing tent to switch outfits in the middle of the sidewalk... - Make your photo shoot quick so you don’t disturb others in the area . We took our shot here as quickly as possible & made sure to stay on the sidewalk. . What are your thoughts on taking photos in front of people’s houses? Should there be rules or laws regulating this, & do influencers have a responsibility to abide by any guidelines? . . 👗 c/o @sheinofficial 📷 @tom.shu #WAFxsingapore
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Feeling like a modern day Belle in my own Beauty and the Beast library 😍📚💫 . It’s been cold & raining a lot in Taipei, but the days inside have not been boring at all with my new Google #pixelbook! I’ve been trying out the Painter app for the first time to doodle - & it’s seriously ADDICTING! I haven’t drawn in so long, but using the Pixelbook and Pixelbook pen has rekindled my passion for it. 🎨 . Is there something you used to love doing, but for some reason stopped or let it slowly drift away? Maybe you got too busy, found a new passion, or lost confidence in continuing to pursue that past interest. You don’t have to be the best at it, or even that great at it. Just so long as it brings you joy. So whatever it is, I hope you try picking it up again, because you never know what it might spark within you. ✨ . Thanks @madebygoogle for helping fuel a new mode of creativity for me! 🙌#giftfromgoogle #WAFxTaiwan [sp] . 📷 @tom.shu
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What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly? 🦋 // e.h. . Today and every day, I want to celebrate all the incredible women out there who are dreaming big, making magic, & shattering glass ceilings ✨ I’ve been able to meet so many inspiring women through this platform, & it’s more important than ever that we support one another & lift each other up. . If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that one woman’s accomplishments does not invalidate your own, because we are not each other’s competition. So take a good look in the mirror today & see what others see in you. You are brilliant and intelligent and funny as hell. You are kind and you are generous. Your light shines in all directions and touches those around you. You affect change and you are everything you wish you could be. 💫 . Today is #internationalwomensday, but every day is our day. I won’t be forgetting. 💖 #witandfollywords #balanceforbetter . . In collaboration with @artsciencemuseumsg | photo inspired by @yaisyusman 🕴 . 📷: @tom.shu . #minimalismsg #WAFxSingapore #visitsingapore
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What happens at @ann@annsianghouse stays at Ann Siang House... swipe to see what @tom.shu and I got up to during our stay here 😉 . Nestled conveniently on the outskirts of Chinatown, Ann Siang House is a beautiful & elegant restored heritage property that gives all the nostalgic feels of living back in the early 1900’s, with its original Peranakan tiles & traditional architecture. It might be because it was actually once a clan house where early Chinese immigrants would socialize over mahjong & opera performances. . We loved being able to stroll the old streets right outside the house & coming back to grab a drink at The Other Roof, their rooftop restaurant & bar. It was the perfect place to come back to after a long day out exploring Singapore. 💙 . Thank you @annsianghouse for the wonderful stay!! ✨[sp] . #ASHdesign #experienceASH #8mcollective #exploreyourhood #WAFxSingapore
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Which perspective do you prefer? 1 or 2? . This was one of the times @tom.shu and I wished we had a full frame camera to really capture the sheer size & magnificence of the tallest indoor waterfall in the world. 💦 . The Cloud Forest in @gardensbythebay was our favorite conservatory because walking through it truly felt as if you were transported into a mystical & surreal world high above the ground, surrounded by hidden floral gems & lush vegetation all veiled in a mysterious mist. It’s as if we were floating above the clouds! ☁️💧 . TIP: this place gets REALLY busy, so if you’re planning a visit to Gardens by the Bay, I suggest checking out this conservatory first before any of the others. There is a separate entrance fee for the Cloud Forest, but it’s definitely worth it in my opinion! . . 👗 by @misterzimi . #WAFxSingapore #passionmadepossible #visitsingapore
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