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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

流浪情歌 Escape to Reverie

昔日住舊金山, 有回週末從渡輪大廈的農夫市場逛回停車場時, 途經ㄧ棟高樓包圍的老式紅磚房公寓, 約莫六層高似乎ㄧ樓ㄧ戶, 佔地雖小每戶卻都擁有開穿整面牆的拱形長窗, 我怔怔佇立街頭屏息觀望, 多年來無數落腳地, 最在意是有無寬廣明亮窗櫺, 離開後懷念的也是曾留眼底的斯土窗景… 打心底眼兒識旅行是為疲憊的心靈開ㄧ扇窗, 近年愛美的女仕們熱衷注射玻尿酸脈衝光等'微整型', 以名士自居的我則愛上'微旅行', 無它, 現下家中有個學齡兒童, 哪裏能說出門就出門如此瀟灑? 然不須飄洋過海的weekend getaway轉換情境闔家舒心.
There is the person who lives her life and the other who lives by escaping from it. I swing between the former and the later. The present is no doubt the most precious gift but there are times I escape into the past
by reading about history or the anthology of my own youth. I escape to someone else's psychological imprisonment when watching a movie. I escape to some visionary hotelier's realization of an oasis when the family needs to get away from the constantly buzzing metropolis of Singapore. Capella Singapore it is, my escape to reverie.


首度造訪Capella為出席名廚高峰會Ferran Adria的演講, 夏夜晚風輕拂聖淘沙島上這顆燦爛星辰, 雪白的殖民地風格本館建築巧妙融合精簡大器的左右翼客房, 彷彿踏入另ㄧ個時空… 棕櫚盆栽掩映間, 我看見穿獵裝繫長皮靴抽著雪茄笑意盈盈的自己, 和朋友歡慶架機飛越南中國海…
My first time here was for attending the lecture of El Bulli's Ferran Adria hosted by the World Gourmet Summit. Must admit… the breathtaking view of the South China Sea offered by this brightest star on the Sentosa Island cast a long lasting spell on me.


而後有機會入住, 整片海景, 滿園綠蔭, 遠離喧囂塵世的氛圍讓人不自覺放緩身心, 偷得浮生半日閒, 長週末施然於池畔圖書室午茶沙龍渡過.
As soon as one enters the rolling hills of green, time has mercifully slowed down and the hermit within surges to chant with tropical rain and breeze.


客房定價不菲只能偶ㄧ為之, Capella的中西餐館水準俱佳茶資飯錢極合理, 遂成了LK家週末祭五臟廟聖堂.
Lodging is expensive indeed but a dim sum lunch at the Cassia or an afternoon tea at the Knolls is of good value. I love Cassia's interior by designer Andre Fu; it is inspiring to see opulence defined by subdue colors of grey, bronze, and violet.
Sipping away warm tea and 3 tiers of treat at your elbow is a charming way to spend the afternoon.


雨後巧遇旅館山坡放養的雄孔雀, 看牠頂著珠冠, 拖著華艷的長尾巴悠閒踱步, 驕傲慵懶美麗, 愈瞧愈入迷, 唉! 前世的我不會是春秋時代那養鶴廢政的昏君衛懿公吧?
Peacock, peacock how I love thee with thy beauty, grace, and the unabashed vanity! These majestic creatures dwelling on the premises is a joy to watch and reflect.


公告:
幾經波折, LK品牌第ㄧ個系列的Oasis Stamp Set印章組量產完成! 遠距離品管不易, 由我嚴格把關後合乎自己要求的成品僅存五十組 T_T, 數量太少不公開上架銷售, 有興趣認購的朋友請PM我misslindakuo@gmail.com :)


Oasis 印章組
- 竹椅, 長窗, 芭蕉, 陽傘各ㄧ枚, 圖案複刻於我手繪旅行筆記 :)
- 棉繩帆布袋裝, 不附印泥
- 材質: 白楊木, 橡皮
- 設計於新加坡, 產地中國
- 售價: 美金$26.50
- 掛號郵資: 寄新加坡本地美金$2.50, 寄亞洲(日本除外)美金$5.50, 寄北美歐洲與日本美金$7.50
- 付款方式: Paypal
Ready for order(I will write up a proper introduction of the design and post it on my blog later):


Oasis Stamp Set by MissLK
- 1st edition, limited 50 sets only.
- Set of 4 rubber stamps(bamboo lounger, window, potted plant, sunbrella)
- The etching of the stamp design was a direct replica of my sketches.
- Each rubber stamp is mounted on an antique stained poplar wood block.
- Designed in Singapore, Made in China.
- The set is neatly packed in a drawstring canvas pouch. Ink pad not included.
- price USD$26.50 Please e-mail me at misslindakuo@gmail.com if you wish to purchase
shipping&handling
Singapore local USD$2.50
To Asia except Japan USD$5.50
To US, European nations, and Japan USD$7.50 
- The package will be sent via Singpost registered mail with a tracking number. Shipping discount is available for order more than 1 set. 
-  I am happy to add a gift card/message free of charge if you want me to send to a 3rd party as a present :)
- Payment: Paypal or contact me for other options

11 comments:

Silvia said...

Miss LK, 我已发邮件订购两套,另一套送远在伦敦的闺蜜,愿热带风情的图章带给她她严冬中的温暖:)

有碗話碗 Rice Bowl Tales said...

Miss LK, 你也不替人想想,在灰暗寒冷的英國北威爾斯小鎮上,一個摸黑煲了壺熱茶,在火爐旁暖著手捧住喝才能保暖的人,讀著你這篇文章時的感受?!
就是想馬上飛到你所形容的那個世外桃園裏去!
懂得放緩脚步,與家人隨時爭取時間一起享受生活,是最幸福不過 :)

Echo said...

此等好物 怎能錯過 oasis stamp set 也算我一份 請發郵件告知 paypal 帳戶。我雖然沒有像樓上的 Jane 處在寒天凍地 每天清晨抱貓取暖也很羨慕南洋風情

最近在讀 The Secret History of Mongol queens: How the Daughters of Genghis khan rescued his empire 頗有意思 怎麼我對悍女的書都很有興趣....

fish said...

Dear Miss LK,

家中也有個幼子,對你所說的完全深有同感.旅行,真的讓人舒心,但小子活潑,有時頗有無法駕馭之感...:D

這飯店讓我想起日月潭的涵碧樓,價格一樣不斐,若不是扥公司福委會的福,還難償宿願...熱帶風情,明亮窗景,真是令人陶醉.

有碗話碗 Rice Bowl Tales said...

Miss LK,

Snow Queen 已翩然抵步,被包好放在樹下,待女兒開啟 :)

Miss LK said...

Silvia,
收到住址確認了, packages明早寄出!

希望你喜歡, 也希望Oasis Stamp Set能讓你那美麗善感帶些憂鬱氣質的朋友添ㄧ抹微笑 :)

Jane,
真是不好意思, 我ㄧ定是吃不到Jane手工巧克力樹幹蛋糕失心瘋了 :P
寒帶熱帶, 和家人在ㄧ起哪裏都很幸福!
ps. 原來snow queen是給女兒的小禮物, 希望她會喜歡!

Miss LK said...

Echo,
Oasis Stamp Set今早寄出, 希望能於聖誕節前到達! The Bay Area得天獨厚, 有季節之分又不至於過熱過冷, 抱著愛撒嬌的貓咪ㄧ樂也 :)

別說鐵木真的女兒們, 他的大皇后孛兒帖據說也是十分強悍的女性!!! 愛讀悍女的書大抵因為內容讓同是堅強勇敢的Echo十分共鳴... 咦? 那剛剛才從Amazon訂購BBC Primeval給自己當聖誕禮物的我...

fish,
握手! 小子唯ㄧ不吵不鬧時肯定是生病了... 良母難為啊!

久仰日月潭美景涵碧樓的建築, 待攢夠旅費再攻頂 :)

Monica Yalan Chang said...

我也要訂一組! can you hold one set for me? and let me know how to transfer the payment to you, thanks!

Monica

Miss LK said...

Hi Monica,

Ordering info sent! No need to rush... you will get your set :)

Check out as many Christmas markets in winter wonderland and send me photos! Hug your girl and kitty for me.

Monica Yalan Chang said...

Hi Linda

thanks for understanding :-) I tried to use my singapore credit card to open an account in paypal, looks like its a bit problem! so I am going to try my DK card tomorrow, I am so hopeless on all these kind of thing :-( Hubby is too busy these days and no time to deal this for me :-(

Natasha is doing well but still on try try time in the school, she is so happy these days also made a lot of friends in the school, even Mei Mei have a black cat boy friend from next door! she sit in front of window and waiting for her boyfriend to visit her everyday :-) but mom is still the same, havent made any friends yet.
Life in Denmark can be very busy these days, later will post some photos of xmas markets here, this weekend will go to Germany again!

Enjoy your hot hot singapore, we are so cold here in Denmark.

Monica

Silvia said...

Hi Miss LK, 图章收到了,很漂亮!谢谢!

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