Lord of the Rings road trip (kind of…little bit)

I just came back from a four- day trip around South Island with the family. I had my doubts about spending so many hours cooped up in a car with them, but things turned out well. In fact, it turned out so well, that we were thinking about extending the trip. It may seem like not much, but those who spend a lot of time with family (especially siblings) would know that even a little friction can set off WW3. So I am quite happy, especially since I’m the loner child of the family who doesn’t like spending a lot of time continuously with…well, anyone. Anyway, enough boring stuff.

Here are some captured highlights of the trip:

Tunnel Beach, Dunedin

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Purakanui Falls, Caitlins


Queenstown CGI Isengard


A scenic route in Queenstown (Path leads to a lookout on Ithillien) 


View from top of Mount Sunday Edoras, (Rohan)DSC_0265



20 facts about me

The end of the year is almost upon us, and the thought of reviewing the year’s goals has me a little nervous, a little excited (maybe because I know I stuck to some of them).

So with the year almost over, and my blog starting goal of not being so much of a hoarder with myself- here are some facts about me you may or may not be interested in.

1. I can talk extremely fast when excited or have a lot to say.

2. I love asking questions more than seeking answers. Maybe a little too much.

3. Obsessed with branches.
4. I am an ex readaholic, and finding it hard to get back into it after stopping for a while.

5. My dream for most of high school was to become a fashion designer worthy of haute couture status.

6. Meeting new people, trying new things and being in unfamiliar situations kind of freak me out on the inside. Haha

7. I used to be a quiet and non distracting student a long time ago.

8. Food is my kryptonite.

9. I refer to my most loved material possessions as my babies.

10. My favourite director is probably Chris Nolan.

11. Is anyone still even reading? I want food right now.
12. I could easily spend all of my holidays watching reruns of my shows and movies.
13. I have a talent crush on Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy.

14. I get a horrible case of the chicken wings whenever I wear something strapless.
15. I just started learning salsa and I’m hooked.

16. My favorite genres are sci-fi and fantasy.
17. I’m motivated by passion and interest rather than a desire to do well in everything.

18. The first time I managed to do the healthy eating, exercise thing properly it was mainly because of @blogilates. I’ve been on and off the wagon many times since.
19. I wish people, including myself would keep their mouth shut when they have nothing nice or constructive to say.
20. I used to be told I daydreamed too much as a child.