Blessings aren’t the only things I’ve lost count for.
Missing you, Xavier. #aboveall
Partying on a Monday night successfully summarizes this year of endless parties. I’m going to miss you so much and your endless complains about Singapore, the system and everything else you can complain about.
Safe flight and see you somewhere around the world xx
Arriving in Singapore into the arms of my favorite human 😛 #meinebestfriend
People shouting I love you from scooters. #onlyinIndia
Soaking up as much sun as possible in Boracay because in 3 days, I’m flying to 0°C
Another sunset, another plane ride.
I can never get sick of sunsets, for they are beautiful beyond words. If I had to describe a visual orgasm, it has to be the setting sun, leaving the last rays of warmth upon the land and soft earth.
This city always leaves me wanting more of its captivating warmth. A single malt (or 3, as a matter of fact), can’t deny its wonder. I can’t wait to move there, but hey, we never know what happens in the next few months. Nonetheless, always excited for what lies ahead. Philippines soon. As much as I am rather afraid of the audience, I am incredibly excited as I watch my life unfold in front of me.
Are these 4-leaf clovers? If they are, I found a field of them in Vietnam.
No yachts so let’s just settle for some helicopters 😛
A family of Rindfleisch 😉❤️ #crazyfamily
When you can feel the exact moment when your life is going to change for the even-better 😊❤️ So excited for what’s lying ahead and even more growth 💕
Also, the moment when someone starts with “you’re going to be a CEO” and the next moment he wants to hire you and join the founding team. Life is so damn good and I’m so fucking blessed 🙈❤️❤️❤️ #help #icantstopsmiling
Boulder gyms are too mainstream 😛 nature is my best friend 😉
Sending kisses to the rest of the family #crazyfamily
Alles gute! Ich liebe dich ❤️❤️ Schmetterling und Überraschung und Kokosnuss #banhmi
2 bier 1 banh mi
Insanely blessed week with lovely talks with my favorite people. So thankful for people who will kick my ass and be my wake up call, provide new perspectives and a listening ear. It’s quite easy to spiral down the illusion of busyness without getting any actual work done as a from of escape from whatever is the said reality. Can’t wait to visit my favourite parks more often with a book, do meditation and do more yoga. got to find my inner peace back and find courage to be myself. I’m not going to conform to society and I’m going to be the most authentic me. I’m way stronger than this 💪🏻
The best thing of people who love you is the fact that no matter how busy they are, how far they live or the time difference or the fact that you’re pretty much too damn busy, they still genuinely care about you and love you all the same. I love you all so much. ❤️❤️ I’m the most blessed person in the entire fucking world 💕💕
Moments when I hate capitalism. I used to be able to watch sunset across the fields, turning the skies into a gradient of colors (albeit from my kitchen window). But property developers decided that no empty space should be wasted and so apartments and/or malls have to be built. Now my sunset is obstructed with the silhouette of the buildings and cranes.
Nonetheless, sunsets are still beautiful.
不错吧，还上了报纸😂 不是头条，但算是个开始吧😛 #lifegoal
Honestly just so blessed to be part of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry 😊
Celebrating Mid-Autumn with the Chinese commerce community is the most Asian thing I’ve done since I celebrated Chinese New Year in China in 2014 😛 Business Asian Lisa is back 🙈😛
The happy face when you’re eating 麦芽糖、 月饼、喝乌龙茶 & 猜灯谜 (!!!) and also when you are S$10,000 (>6.000€) richer. But all the money goes to education because a year of university in Singapore costs S$12,000 (8.000€) 🙄 #stipendium
Asians really don’t joke about food.
Blessed with an awesome dinner by dad & mum 💕 (our family is not even that big)
Perks of being back in Asia: foooooood
Shoutout to the banana with the most perfect girth ever.
I’ve always compared departures to sunsets. Maybe that’s why I find serenity in watching the bright crazy colors set; because it reflects my life of endless goodbyes. But it also reminds me that endings can be beautiful instead of tragic.
Sunsets reminded me of those I’ve said my farewells to, those bittersweet memories that make you smile with a tinge of sadness in your eyes.
Skyscrapers & rooftop bars, pretty babes & fancy cars.
Hello from the other side.
(Marina Bay Sands, Singapore)
Oh Venice, you’re such a stunner ❤️😍
Back in Venice again, and this time, I walked into a dreamland.
Because if you are lucky enough, some people are just a plane ride away. #meinebestfriend
I truly learnt that the most beautiful things in life can’t be photographed; they are felt with the heart. The best things in life aren’t things, but moments, people and laughter.
Making music while watching the sun setting over the horizon. The past few days were insanely incredible. My life is unreal.
Although I didn’t photograph much of Porto (for Trevellers. Lol sorry trevellers), I captured so many beautiful little moments in my heart. Thanks for letting me into your little world #tradition
The beaches in Spain are my favourite but my bitches in Portugal are my favorite ❤️
I BUMPED INTO MY BEST FRIENDS IN LISBOA!! !!!!!! !!!!!!! !!!!!!! Happier than seeing black and white cows #watchoutboys #goingtopartytonight
The longer I stay in Spain, the less control I have over my sanity.
3 Tips for Spain:
1. If you want to go to Pacha, go to the one in Ibiza. Unless you have a good (but annoying company), go to Pacha Barcelona
2. Topless is the basic norm in Spain. I’ve never seen so many boobies in my life before. And nude beaches are everywhere too.
3. Eat paella in Valencia and Arròs negre in Barcelona.
I can finally live up to my family name and call myself Lisa TAN.
Of all people in the world, I should know better that everything has to come to an end. Maybe one day, I’ll learn to find comfort in that. (Barcelona, Spain)
It was difficult to leave Barcelona as well.
Portugal or France? Being in Spain now, I’m literally caught in between!
Whatever, Deutschland #ibiza
Ibiza is killing me with her hotness (aka hot friends and 30°c weather)
Also, I’m not Japanese and stop asking me about NASA.
The closest I’ve ever gotten to a black and white cow.
Cows (!!!!!) cows are seriously so huge (!!!!)
This picture defines our friendship. Annoying piece of petit merde. See you again somewhere around the world. Or maybe 68 years later.
Singapour – Paris – après, Argentine
Paris, oh Paris. You spoilt me. Champagne pour parisien petit-déjeuner et whisky pour déjeuner.
Second best hot chocolate I’ve ever drank. The best is in Hasselt. Also, most expensive breakfast I have ever eaten in my life so far. And we didn’t even finish half.
Missing Arnout’s 2-second-to-pitch tent. On the other hand, getting really skilled at pitching tents now.
One week road tripping in West France. Places unknown to usual Asians that people stare non-stop and take lots of pictures of me?!¿¿ without my permission?¿¿¿
Business formal at 4am.
Sometimes I feel that there is a curse in being too ambitious and having a mind of your own. But let’s just see. Maybe they might appreciate it. #prayforlisa #fingerscrossed
Sunsets are proofs that endings can be beautiful too.
(Sint Petersburg, Maastricht)
When you order size 37.0 from Amazon and they sent you size 370 instead.
台湾见！I seriously need to find time to fly there. Thanks for flying here
Ps: Zaanse Schans is something I really can’t pronounce. Dutch is difficult. Im not even attempting to learn.
People usually take beautiful candids, and there is us.
Types of books the Dutch read.
来比利时就是要吃松饼！ (天气好冷 就快要冷死了）
Got this girl to love Belgian waffles
来到比利时，一定要吃巧克力. 我发现我很容易被巧克力收买 🙈
I can NEVER live in Belgium because I’ll get so fat.
看谁在馬斯垂克 我的台湾美眉 呵呵 我终于能讲中文了 超开心的
Reunited with my girls in Vienna ❤️
After this picture was taken, the mainland chinese tourist used his phone to take a picture of us and ran away.
Fireworks in Prague because they’re celebrating that we are here
Prague is my first city in my Europe bucket list in 2009. And being here now, I’m completely overwhelmed by everything. The little baby girl inside just can’t stop smiling. Just like in London and Rome.
Castle shopping in Europe so I have a nice place to stay when I become the Queen and rule the world. Czeching this castle out
Obviously I fell after 2 seconds 😭 figurative expression of my life bc I’m not balancing well. Way too much play and too little work.
On the other hand, Queen Lisa arrives in Czech and is living like a queen. (That’s a swimming pool in the garden that is overlooking the lake)
Bringing the sunshine with me everywhere I go 💕 (everywhere except Germany)
Hello from Vienna
Hernan came over to the Netherlands for a visit!
You’d think that after 2.5 years of reunions and goodbyes, I’d be better at saying bye. But nope, I’m still terrible at that. Und, ist auf Wiedersehen. Not goodbye ☺️ #meinebestfriend
Feeling like a dwarf amongst the tall trees. Then again, I always feel like a dwarf in Netherlands. (Bonn, Germany)
Also, I need to learn to wear the right clothes for the right activities
And the weekend it’s finally over. The things you can do in 48 hours #sleepisfortheweak #superherohumans
Hiked to a really gorgeous place and thinking about the crazy family the entire time. I love & miss you all, and you know that.
When I’m not lucky with the weather, I’m lucky with events. Today, the mayor of Krakow decides to give the authorities to students. So since morning, it’s party all day. The clouds didn’t dampen any spirits 😛
(The other time, I was in Groningen and there was an awesome event too!)
Bucket list #56 Tulip fields in the Netherlands ✔️🌷
Bucket list #56 Tulip fields in the Netherlands ✔️🌷
Accidentally hiked from Luxembourg to Germany for an apple pie
Islay x Cuban.
I think I’m secretly a 70 year old man deep down #fml #butitssogood
From single digit and snow last week to 23°c today in Luxembourg. The weather needs to make up her mind.
(I have a story in Lux. and absolutely no alcohol is involved)
Road trips, spring season and gorgeous scenery.
I’m in love with Luxembourg 😍❤️ #moreinlovewithcitiesthanhumans
OH GOD MY EYES
It was hailing and snowing yesterday but so dam sunny today. Keep it sunny though 💕 kings day in Amsterdam.
//thank god I rarely get hangovers
It’s snowing in April #what
I guess I’m going to leave more of my shoes in France now, if they deliver to me with my favorite food 😍😍😍
Sometimes I tell myself, “wow life is simply so good, it just can’t get any better.”
Then life slaps me in the face with #challengeaccepted”
I remember I said “Best Year Ever!!” in 2011, then again in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016. It keeps winning the previous year, and hell, do I love winning (especially against myself).
Sometimes I can’t even believe my own life. It’s exactly how I want it to be (albeit it can be better). It’s not just about the traveling journey, but the people I meet, the inspirations along the way and the new knowledge everyday. Not only so, I’m so in love with what I do – trevellers, economics, international business, start-ups, etc. People think you need some other human to fall in love, but fuck that, I’ve got my life.
I hope you are as in love with your own life as I am with mine.
(I have since developed a fear of death, but I would also gladly embrace death with open arms. Ah, the paradox of life)
When you have too many guy-friends and are forced to watch soccer. BUT DORTMUND IS SO STRONG OMG (boo you Liverpool)
I need more girl-friends
Meanwhile in London.
Protests against Cameron because of the Panama paper leak. As a Singaporean, where such demonstrations are forbidden, it’s rather hilarious.
I am sitting in Trafalgar Square when I suddenly heard my name. Bumping to Edwayne in the middle of London on a random Saturday. Seriously, what are the chances.
Currently: eating baguette from Paris and watch the sun rise over Big Ben.
Good morning from London!
Watching the sun rising over London and drinking the best hot chocolate ever. Finally home-bound (Maastricht) after yet another intense travel period. I’m on a new level of exhaustion.
I’ve got spring in my hair 😌🌸
The Queen says hi from London.
(Oh btw this is not London. It’s France)
Hello from France (again), spring is here (finally) 🌸 #tinyhuman
Home is more than just a place. It’s the way people I love say my name, it’s the feeling of being wrapped around so tightly in their arms, it’s also the way they manage to annoy the hell out of me but I still love them all just the same.
I was back home for a while, in the arms of people I love. Also, after half a day of traveling, I came home to postcard from the other side (Bali 😍). I’m so blessed, I really am. What really sucks is that we always have to leave. But like what the Germans say, auf wiedersehen 😘
Next country: Netherlands 😉
Happy Easter 😘 a rare sunny day in Berlin (!!)
Sending kisses to the crazy family in Hong Kong Malaysia Australia Korea Sweden China (goddamn it why are we everywhere in the world but together)
😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 REUNIONS ARE THE BEST ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
I know I say this every week, but this time I mean it. I AM FUCKING IN LOVE. 😍😍😍😍😍
Seriously going to islay soon. But what sucks is that I’m the only Asian here, only 1% is female and only 1% are of my age.
Fuck the fact that whisky is for old people :'(
SERIOUSLY IN NEED FOR A WHISK BUD
Pretty damn sure I found the best place for whisky in Bruges, Belgium. Best part? The windows are made of Venetian glass in the 15th century! <3
Now I kinda need a whisk-bud to be back in Bruges again
In Bruges 😛
Netherlands, you continue to surprise me everyday 😂
Also, I bought 12 beers for €6 today. (Could only carry a dozen home bc it’s too heavy)
Sometimes when I wonder if I’m doing it right, I wake up to emails and messages saying how I’ve inspired them and if I could meet them. That is really all that matters ✨ it’s going to be snowing and super cold for the next 10 days or so, but I’m feeling so warm and fuzzy inside
(Sunrise from my back garden, Maastricht)
And for lunch today?
Fresh oysters by the sea.
You open them on the rocks when the tide is low and eat them immediately 😍
I’m pretty sure the plan was to have ONE beer. Then we all came back at 0715. And I miss my train. (!!!!!)
You got to love France more than Vietnam because they allow sparklers to be lit in the club 😛😉
Der beste 😊#meinebestfriend
Beer chips and Super Bowl. And before, it was beer and carnival. Help, I’m turning white.
I want to celebrate Chinese New Year 😭
*goes to Germany to learn to play bloody COD*
Kamelle 😍 I’m in love with carnival in Bonn! Köln for even bigger parade and more candies tomorrow
Day 1 of carnival: Maastricht
Köln & Bonn for carnival next!
Getting wayyyyyyyyyy too pampered in Germany 😍😍😍😍😍
Will I ever spend a weekend in Maastricht? That’s the question.
My life is like a movie, just 10000000 times better. In just 3 days, I’ve got so many stories to tell and share. I can’t find a picture to represent how awesome everything is, so here’s my face with frozen red cheeks and nose.
Selfie game too strong that Achille took the wrong train line
You’ve got to love time difference because it’s still my birthday in America 😛
#part8 Dinner with the family – overly attached friends that meet too many times in a week (& Achille singing happy birthday in Chinese?!?!?)
Did you know, there are real dinosaur skeletons in Singapore. And for the first time, I had to pay for museum entrance in Singapore while the French do not.
#part4 trail – museum – pool
Whoever that says that Singapore doesn’t have beautiful skies hasn’t seen the true Singapore before
#part3 I finally visited the zoo again ✨
And the celebration continues. Till the sale noich complained.
But thanks loves ✨ #part2 (and pâté et formage avec pain à 3.30am)
I love the beginnings of the year because we always start it right with LISA’S BIRTHDAYYYYY ❤️
My birthday celebrations each year only keeps getting better 😍 perfect weather, perfect company and perfect place for a perfect little picnic. Thank you loves