September 30, 2013

**special monday post** - The Metropolitan Disorder


how was your weekend? or shall I say LONG weekend for all my perth readers????.. uni has been without a doubt very busy/stressful and I don't think it'll be getting any better until DECEMBER! *cries*

Last Friday I visited my high school for my sister's last school art exhibition. She finally showcased her final piece that will be the centre of her portfolio, and this has been a project she has been working on all year. YAY ITS FINALLY FINISHED!!! 

I'm so proud of her, she's a brilliant and creative arty gal and she also won the creative art prize for her class/year. fingers crossed she also wins the subject prize????? :3 

I now proudly introduce "The Metropolitan Disorder" 


 The time pressured nature of the urban world is known to induce loneliness and anonymity and cause detrimental impact on the human psyche. I have embodied this notion in my work through the use of sequential narrative on a series of chalk pastel portraits drawn onto wood with an overlay of engraved cityscape drawings. The transparent acrylic glass allows you to look into the protagonists recollections of untamed visions of the city in correlation with his mental state. These progressively zoomed close ups establish a claustrophobic atmosphere reflective of city life. Inviting you to personally feel involved in his increasingly heightened emotions of anxiety and despair.

The youthful protagonist and panoramic cityscape represents my personal concerns about people of my own generation in association with the ever growing population density of cities. His blazer and collared shirt symbolises how the youth adhere to idealised urban lifestyles only to become displaced and anonymous. The negligence of the individual in dense cities reveals the decay of personal identity that comes with living in the urban world. I’ve expressed this idea through the overlayed panorama of convoluted alleyways and dominating towers, for they enhance the reality that future generations are endangered to losing ultimately who they are as mentally distraught victims of the concrete jungle. This is epitomised by the Caduceus symbol warped into a light pole. Incorporation of common street signs such as the blocked phone symbol conveys the failure of human connection in the urban world. My major influence came from my bus journeys into the city as I’d often contemplate how people move to cities to be involved with more people, but ironically, they feel alone. I’ve manipulated this voyeuristic experience from behind the graffiti riddled bus windows by using engraving tools to emphasise the permanent chaos of city living.”

- Gabriella Loo (2013)

to my bbygurl im so proud of you and your creative art talents! XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

September 28, 2013



Apologies for not posting last week and still been late to upload this week! I have been under pressure with uni work and other important events ;-( 

BUT now its uni break (w00!!) and I will be posting once now and again Monday morning so keep an eye out!

This morning I woke up at 10:30 after a glorious sleep-in ◡‿◡✿ 
My sister and mum decided to go out for a walk so I joined them and we went for a walk around Claisebrook Cove in East Perth, along the way we decided to get a cheeky Brunch meal at one of the lovely cafes along the river - Toast.


Food: Savoury Crepe w/ grilled cheese, spinach, bacon and avocado, Cajun Chicken Salad w/ tomato salsa, sweet corn, avocado and yoghurt dressing and cheesy scrambled eggs with chives, roasted tomato, rye bread and extra bacon! 

Toast East Perth is located in the heart of Claisebrook Cove next to neighbouring cafes like The Partisan and Korean BBQ Shila.

They are open every day of the week from, 7am - 7pm.

The food was satisfying and servings were good for a brunch! My mum and sister enjoyed their meals thoroughly too. The bonus was the amazing view from the outdoor seating, and great Spring weather this morning :-)

One thing I like in particular at Toast is definitely the menus, they have a huge amount of choice - both Food and Drinks on separate A3 size menus double sided! 

Toast on Urbanspoon

 I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend and to all my perth readers enjoy the extended Monday break!! 


photography courtesy of myself and logo from Toast

p.s. see you all on monday for an extra post ;-) 

September 14, 2013

friday the 13th ~*~*


this week, I didn't go to any new spots ;-(
however!! I went to the Generics Accessories SS13/14 Launch last night with my cousin @ sprinklingofspice we met the beloved Alistair Yap, took photos of the two live window models and had sneak peaks at all the jewellery and clothing on display!

Later on in the night we decided to hop out and get a late night dessert! Drove to Mt Lawley and went to Clarences!! I had a chocolate beetroot brownie that was omg t-d-f, alongside I had a their house recipe warm cider. Indeed a very impressive warm drink for a cold night! It had a very strong infused cinnamon flavour that rose from the top of the drink and it was just delicious :-)

I'm so sorry.. no pictures were taken from my end.
I'll let you know when SOS updates her blog for some spectacular pictures of the event and maybe the food too?? :3 

I hope everyone has a fab weekend, i'm indoors studying today sadly.


p.s. what's your favourite designs from the NYC Fashion Week? PFF? Let me know X

September 10, 2013

World Suicide Prevention Day 2013

Hello all

Today i'd like to make a special mid-week post, to address a topic that speaks to me as a very not only personal but important issue.

Depression & Suicide.

Its something I feel that is not talked about enough. Some may say its a act that its selfish, bitter and self-loathing and others who will just settle and say i've tried and thats it - I give up. 

No matter how small, big, long or short you've been feeling depressed, suicidal or just in general sad and lonely its a problem. The negative mind set and the bad thoughts will eventually get to you and you'll become frustrated and angry and things start happening and you'll feel irrational and helpless. It might sound cliche but honestly, your not alone. Get help; from your friends, family or doctor. If you don't feel comfortable telling those around you, resort to writing it down in a diary and letting out your feelings. Please just try? Because even if you don't feel it at all there are people who care (and if your like me that is one of the hardest things to deal with, because you even know they care but you still dont feel like your cared about and its a constant battle but please know there are people who feel the same way as you and if you don't have anyone to turn to, contact me because you are not alone).

Everyone has different issues, reasons and lives that make them who they are, but what we all have in common is the ability to think that no suicide won't solve my unhappiness, it won't make my surroundings better and I won't be living to my full potential. So please. I know there are times when you feel so helpless and that you've tried all.. XYZ avenues and forms of help to try and make things better and nothing happens. BUT IT WILL GET BETTER. STICK IT OUT. EVEN IF YOU RELAPSE. EVEN IF YOU CAN'T STOP THE BAD HABITS. EVEN IF THINGS DON'T CHANGE YEARS LATER. BECAUSE GUESS WHAT?


I hope everyone has been having a great week so far and i'll be updating again on friday! 

National helplines you can call in AUSTRALIA
SANE Australia Tel. 1800 18 SANE (7263)
Lifeline Tel. 13 11 14
Kids Helpline (for all U18) Tel. 1800 55 1800

September 6, 2013

Love Thy Neighbour


This morning I finally got to visit LTN! Tucked away at the back of the William St Arcade and next door neighbours to Superstar Waffles.

Love Thy Neighbour, one of the more quieter cafes in Northbridge with great coffee, breakfast and friendly service! Me and two friends dined and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

Food: Ham, Cheese & Tomato Jaffle, Bacon & Egg Sambo and a F.A.T. (Fetta, Avocado & Tomato on sourdough bread)

Drink: Long Macchiato

Love Thy Neighbour is located at the end of the William Street Arcade - near Ezra's Pound and Superstar Waffles.

They are open Monday through to Friday, 7am - 4pm.

The food was great, I really enjoyed my jaffle and Helen loved her F.A.T. she raved that the bread is definitely one of the best in Perth! Jess also enjoyed her sambo and overall our brunch @ LTN was very satisfying. 

I particularly like the set up and furnishings of LTN, the wood tables and chairs are different to most cafes. Its a lot more comfortable as well. They also have freshly prepared sweet goods up near the counter daily.

Love Thy Neighbour on Urbanspoon

I hope everyone has had a splendid evening and have a great weekend :-) XXXXXXX

photography courtesy of NOMA and myself