Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!

Happy New Year folks! Hope you had a fantastic NYE celebration! I had a simple celebration with 2 friends watching fireworks, sipping wine and getting all kiddy with some sparkler fun!

Anyways, 2014 has had to be one of my favourite years. I did what I’ve always wanted to do:

1) Live in Paris

2) Learn French

3) Do photography professionally

4) Travel like crazy

I am sometimes in disbelief how I managed to achieve the above, and how everything fell into place so naturally and smoothly. I am so thankful for the amazing times I’ve had, and I couldn’t have asked for more. I felt like I was living in a dream in 2014!

So, what’s in store for 2015 for me? I super excited to find out too!

I usually don’t have resolutions as I seem to get too anxious and stressed and feel horrible when I am not able to achieve them, which has usually been the case! However, this year, I do have a wish list of certain things I want to achieve. I wouldn’t call it resolutions though, as I feel that people tend to associate resolutions with negativity for eg, “I’m so fat I need to lose 20kgs this year“. I think that itself is a negative start to the new year!

One of my top wishes for this year is to travel equally much as 2014, if not more. Including Singapore (home country), I managed to travel to 15 cities in 2014, same as I did in 2013.

Here’s a list of my 2014 travels:

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Amsterdam
  • Bali
  • Barcelona
  • Bath
  • Brussels
  • Copenhagen
  • Dubai
  • Geneva
  • Ibiza
  • London
  • Paris
  • Phuket
  • Singapore
  • Venice

If you ask me to pick my favourite, I can’t one city has each city has its own unique ‘flavour’ and I enjoyed them all!

Another wish is to be more active with my posts here! Hence, I’m starting the first day of the brand new year with this post! My plan is less wordy but more photographic posts about my travels and work I do.

I’m going to end this post with a picture that sums up my travels in 2014. I will post more about each city over the next few days.

In the meantime, enjoy and have a blessed year ahead!

Xx,

V.

2014 Travels

Why thirteenatthreeone?

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Alors, here’s my story…

I visited Paris for the first time when I was 13. I was so amazed by this beautiful city, and I remember something about the air. I didn’t quite understand it then, but I knew I had to come back again someday. I also told myself that I would like to live in Paris for some time, be it a month, a year, or forever. French was also the most beautiful language I had ever heard and so I made up my mind to learn this beautiful language some day.

Fast forward to my 20s, I ended up visiting Paris a couple more times whenever I travelled to Europe. With every trip, I thought the desire to live here would die down, but it only grew stronger. I finally decided to take the step on my 31st birthday.  I got all the paperwork and everything necessary done within a month, packed my bags and flew over. I signed up with a French language school, and decided to continue my passion for photography. What prettier city to photograph other than Paris?

It all somehow came together, and then suddenly I was living in the most romantic city in the world. I felt like I was living in a dream, it felt so surreal.

This explains the name thirteen@threeone, as I started living my dream from when I was 13, at 31!

 

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Sometime in February this year, a couple locking their love at Pont des Arts.