Oct 14, 2016 – [Friday] Patterns: Shoes

Hanoi, Vietnam, taken on December 28, 2015

The “hangs” of Hanoi are intricate in a sense that they define the old quarter of the city, and you could find anything and everything there. The name of each “hang” tells you the specialty of each area, so you would find a street with shops selling only jewelry or another selling only home appliances. Of course there’d be an area with an endless array of shoe shops, perhaps a good place to be if you need to prepare for your hike in Sapa!

Jun 22, 2015 – [Monday] The Places I Called Home: Hanging shoes

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, taken on October 20, 2011

The sight of hanging shoes in Louvain-la-Neuve was a curious one for me, and I never found out what it meant, if anything. Someone told me that it was a sign of dedication or commitment to a place, as in relocating to a new city and deciding to settle there. I saw similar displays in other cities, Amsterdam being a notable one where swimsuits were hung. It remains a mystery to be solved one day.

January 27, 2013 – Boots

Sales season in France is the reason why I am broke every January and July. Well, I guess I don’t shop much outside of sales season, so I convince myself it’s alright to go crazy shopping just twice in the entire year. I’ve been looking for long boots for a long time and finally got a pair today. Now I wish spring would come sooner so I can wear my dresses with them!