The Confused Dasher Is Headed To Burma

_DSC0808The most non-judgmental and forgiving being on Earth. 

Hey guys,

I am sorry my recent absence. I have been very out of my element for the past few weeks because a few things happened and gave me a real good emotional beating. I just could not muster up any energy to write. Coupled that with the Lunar New Year holidays when the whole town has been shutting down, all I have been doing is wallowing in helplessness…on my bed.


Luckily, I am back on the road tomorrow, doing what makes me feel most alive–traveling.

This time, to Burma- a country I have never ever been to before.

When I think about the timing of this trip, I almost could not believe how perfect it is. I had to postpone the trip several times in the past because of my schedules. But I had long wanted to go to Burma, so I decided to wait until the new year holidays to make sure that work would not interfere with my trip.

But now with all the baggage I am carrying, this is exactly what I need. I need to go somewhere new, explore a new culture, meet new people so that I gain some perspectives.

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Throwback Thursday Travel #12: Barcelona, Spain

_DSC0200There is absolutely nothing like the facade of La Sagrada Familia

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Thumbs Up: Nick Jonas In Versace At 2015 Grammys

I believe this is the first time when I find myself happy at the sighting of Nick Jonas. He truly stood out in the crowd of boringly clad (male) celebrities at the Grammys last night.

Everything about this Versace suit-from the fit, the proportion to the eye-catching plaid pattern- is pretty much perfection. Initially I wished he had opted for a more elegant pair of shoes, but then I realized, given what all other celebs wore, the dress code of this event is more funky than formal. Which means these clunky high-top sneakers are not totally out of place. They do put a whimsical touch to the outfit. So, congrats on a job well-done, Nick!

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WTF Alert: Kayne West & Kim Kardashian Before Grammy Awards

kim-kanyeWe are only two months in 2015, but I think we already have a winner for the Most Hideously Dressed Couple of 2015 Award.

While I cannot stomach any part of his outfit, I have to say it is nowhere near as disgusting and puke-inducing as what he has been saying for the past two days about how Beck does not deserve the Album of the Year award and that he should give it to Bey instead.


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The Most Spectacular Sunset I Have Ever Seen

_DSC0187Before I write about Lanyu in full details, I have to show you Lanyu’s sunset. I would dishonor its mind-numbing beauty if I did not do so.

I vividly remember the one in Paristhe one in Granada, and the one in Florence, all of which were no doubt glorious. But they still pale in comparison with what went down in this tiny Pacific island on the two short days that I was there.

When it comes to free natural spectacle like this, it is best to let photos do the talking. So here go the seven shots of the most dramatic and breathtaking sunset in my entire life to date.

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Throwback Thursday Travel #11: Paris, France

_DSC0415I am not in Paris right now, but I am pretty sure this is the current vibe at Jardin des Tuileries.

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40 Most Glorious Coats Off The Runaway

confused dasher, fall winter 2015 menswear fashion weeks best street style photos, david gandy street styles, nick wooster street style pitto uomo florence 2015We have talked about the spectacular coats on the runaway. Now, let’s direct our attention to GLORIOUS coats on the streets, as shown on GQ and Style.

A word of warning before you proceed: Fasten your seat belt. You are about to get on one hell of a coats envy ride. At some point, you will be questioning if you are ever capable of putting together anything half as good.confused dasher, fall winter 2015 menswear fashion weeks best street style photos, david gandy street styles, nick wooster street style pitto uomo florence 201514-tommy-ton-fall-2015-menswear-street-style-02 14-tommy-ton-fall-2015-menswear-street-style-01 13-tommy-ton-fall-2015-menswear-street-style-13 13-tommy-ton-fall-2015-menswear-street-style-12 13-tommy-ton-fall-2015-menswear-street-style-09 13-tommy-ton-fall-2015-menswear-street-style-051421079181116_andy_jordan_gq_fashion_week_london_day_011421080817122_gq_fashion_week_london_day_02_031421162085114_LCM_streetstyle_04_14confused dasher, fall winter 2015 menswear fashion weeks best street style photos, david gandy street styles, nick wooster street style pitto uomo florence 2015, most fashionable coats on the streets of london milan paris florence 2015, eugene tong details street styles1421082764288_gq_fashion_week_london_day_03_021421080817127_gq_fashion_week_london_day_02_06

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21 Most Parisian-Chic Looks from 2015 Paris Menswear Fashion Week

AMI PFW 3I have made peace with the fact that I am very simple when it comes to fashion. I like clothes that are simple, classic, utilitarian, understated (with a pop of color here and there) yet still effectual. Clothes that are “creative” or “unconventional” are definitely not my cup of tea.

That preference perhaps stems from me being not highly creative or unconventional. I still occasionally agonize over my creative deficiency disorder, but when I see collections like these, I feel more reassured than ever that I am not alone in my approach.

AMI and Lemaire are my two favorite collections this season. Don’t get me wrong; Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Hermes and others are ridiculously covetable too. But AMI and Lemaire are the ones that make me feel the strongest urge to rip the clothes off the models and run out the doors.

Bottom line is if you are like me and obsessed with that Parisian effortless style, these looks should go straight to your Pinterest inspiration board.

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The Best $60 I Have Ever Spent


I have noticed that camel, though overused on the runaway, is woefully underused in real life. I wish I could tell you guys why. I think it’s a combination of people being generally oblivious to its beauty and versatility and the serious lack of camel items on the market. For some strange reason, items that come in camel usually come with a hefty price tag as well.

That should make us appreciate UNIQLO even more.

The sweater I am wearing in these photos is my most expensive and favorite one, from no other than UNIQLO. Other than the fact that it is in camel, it is also made entirely of cashmere, which I can only dream of at this point in my life.

According to the brand, its cashmere sweaters are 100% cashmere, made from the rare wool of cashmere goats, and thus are really soft, light and warm. While I cannot verify the “100% cashmere, rare wool” part (I mean, who can except for the production people?), I can attest to its softness, warmth and comfort.

But you know what the best part is? It only cost me around $60. Before UNIQLO came into my life, I never thought camel and cashmere could be that affordable.

The bad news is this color no longer seems to be available on its website. But the good news is the cashmere line is still available, meaning you still can stock up some cashmere sweaters for you and your loved ones. I personally can’t recommend them enough!

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Your Weekend Treat: David Beckham Goodness

David-Beckham-Black-Clothes-001-800x630Adrien Brody, please sit down and take note. This is basically how to wear black-on-black. 

David-Beckham-Black-Clothes-003-800x1001Sheepishly cute!!!

A for the outfit and A+ for aging so gracefully, David. We sincerely thank you for giving us the ultimate weekend visual treat!

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