What’s your name?
Most people call me Sara.
Where are you from?
Born and raised between Kuwait and the Philippines.
Where do you live?
A quiet street in the heart of Montmartre.
How old are you?
I recently hit the big 2-0!
What and where are you studying?
International Relations in a small university in the southwest of Paris.
Why have you started this blog?
The site has been under renovation for the past two years and I’ve finally relaunched it under a different domain name. One of the best parts of living is sharing your experiences with others, and in a city like this, it’s a shame that I don’t try hard enough to do just that.
What would we find on your Spotify right now?
There’s heaps of Amycanbe, some Kid Francescoli and a splash of Busy P in my morning playlist.
What kind of books do you read?
I’m in the middle of Mouse or Rat by Umberto Eco, near the end of Metamorphosis by Kafka, and have been trying to start Solaris by Stanisław Lem but finding it a bit too dense. I’ve also recently read Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar by Cathcart and Klein and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a light philosophy read that will have you in stitches by the first chapter.
Do you have a favourite film or TV show?
I studied cinema straight out of high school until the end of my first year in Paris so I could talk about films for days on end. Béla Tarr is probably my current favourite director for being blown away by his masterpieces The Turin Horse and the much older Werckmeister Harmonies but my all-time favourite film would have to be Salo by Pasolini. As far as TV shows go, I love House of Cards both UK & US versions. Guilty pleasures are Game of Thrones, Criminal Minds, and Modern Family but old episodes of Friends are what I run to when I find myself feeling a little under the weather.
What are a few of your favourite places in the world?
Obviously I have a special fondness for both the countries I grew up in! And Paris is slowly shaping up to be my third home in the recent years. I only started solo travel two years ago, and it’s just been around Europe so far but my favourite places would have to be Budapest, Venice, Berlin, Oia, and Amsterdam although Iceland has had the most surreal landscapes I have ever seen. I recently spent some time in Eastern Europe and I must mention that Poland was a delightful leg of the journey – stuffed myself silly with what was probably hundreds of pierogis! As for faraway places I haven’t been yet, Namibia and Vietnam are definitely high up on the list!
What are you passionate about?
A good debate over global issues, the immersion of oneself within a new culture and the power of the written word.
Any bonus info?
At some point in the last two years I became somewhat obsessed with psychology, mostly in the realms of the MBTI and the Enneagram. I am an INFJ (with INTJ tendencies) and my tritype is 549 – The Contemplative (without the element of being unorganized haha)
Oh and all photos on the website are taken by me by an iPhone 6S and edited mostly on VSCO. Otherwise, they will be credited accordingly.
Alright, last thing. What do your favourite photos of yourself look like?
Candid. I love composition and playing with depth and textures. Also, this was taken in the middle of Spring while waiting for this pizza place down the street to finally open – and drunk on one too many a tequila sunrise.
And that’s that. If you have any further questions to ask me, feel free to comment down below, find me on Facebook or simply send me an e-mail.
I look forward to sharing a fresh cup of coffee (or a bottle of vodka, whatever) with you in some part of the world at some time in the universe.
But until then, I hope you enjoy my stories. xx