About

{about this blog}
This blog started as a chronicle of my experiences travelling around Europe while on an exchange program in 2006. My right knee was injured at the time, and so it was kind of fitting that my blog would be about how far and wide my wonky knees would take me.

These days, this blog is my creative outlet. It is a collection of things and images that inspire me.

Thank you for reading!

p/s If you’d like to link me, please kindly drop me a comment or an email. I’d love to hear from you! :)

{about me}
I am a 25-year old, in love with design, photography, fashion, and food. Quite simply, these are the things that make me happy. I love me a good milk tea, acu-pressure massage, and a piping-hot bowl of noodles. Plus, travelling the world with my foodie husband.

19 thoughts on “About

  1. cherylg says:

    hello zhirong!

    this is cheryl goh from smu, we had a class together under a certain hot prof. :)
    i stumbled upon your blog recently from your fb profile, and i must say i enjoy reading it very much. i’m usually a very passive blog reader but i think credit should be given where it’s due – from your eye for beautiful things to your ability to express life’s little joys and frustrations so simply and sincerely. yours is the blog i’d like but am too lazy to have. so please keep updating, you have a fan. :)

    and congrats on your engagement and up-coming wedding! them bells aren’t ringing for me anytime soon unfortunately, but it’s always nice to live vicariously through someone else. all the best for the remaining prep!

    cheers,
    cheryl

    • theletterzee says:

      Hi cheryl! it’s really nice to hear from you… it’s been awhile since classes with hot prof. oh, and also yixiao’s sartorealist party where we last met, too :) hope you’ve been well :)

      thank you from the bottom of my heart! your comment has made me smile like an idiot here in the office. (but must hide cyber-loafing. ahem.) i’m so glad you like the blog, and the very fact that this comes from a girl with great taste and style makes that twice as awesome ;)

      thank you for the good wishes… well when you finally do get engaged / wedded, i’d be very happy to help you with inspiration, tips, details, ideas if you’d like someone to bounce off ideas with. really, anytime :)

      take care, and hope to see you again soon babe!

  2. Hi Zee, I have been reading up on your wedding and loving those photos, which lends a nolstagic touch to all your shots. They are definitely different from the regular glossy wedding shots, which are at times too posey-posey. I’m planning on holding mine this year and have been in the midst of doing researching and checking out prices. I know it is not cheap holding a wedding, but I didn’t expect it to be so exorbitant! *Heart wrenching* Gosh, how do every couple cope with that??

    • theletterzee says:

      Hi Joy, thank you for your kind words :)

      Indeed, I totally know what you mean. I think almost every bride-to-be goes through that phase early on in planning, when they discover that certain things they dreamed of having (e.g. Vera Wang gown, letterpress wedding stationery) are out of their reach. And it’s a bit of a downer. But having been through it, these are some things I learnt :

      a) Work out your budget, and stick to it by choosing a few areas to spend on, and saving on the rest. Splurge on the areas meaningful to your fiance and you – For instance, M and I decided against a fancy pre-wedding shoot and cut back on the photo album, because it wasn’t something we felt was necessary.

      b) Be resourceful. Go online and do your research to make sure you’re paying the best price possible. Being informed and knowledgeable means you’re less likely to get ripped off :) Oh, and if you can DIY some things, it could work out to be cheaper. (Though the extra effort and energy could drive you crazy – and you may just want to pay extra to avoid that.)

      c) At the end of the day, remember that how things feel is going to be way more important than how things look. :)

      I hope your wedding planning goes smoothly from now on, and that you have a meaningful and heartfelt wedding :) :) Good luck with it, Joy!

  3. Hi Zee, thanks for your advice, which is helpful and oh-so-true! Since I can’t afford the sky, I will definitely have to compromise on certain things, but ultimately its all about creating a day that is special and meaningful for both of us. Thanks again and I’ll keep on reading about you and your knees! (“,)

  4. theletterzee says:

    No worries, I’m just glad my words managed to help even just a little :) And yes, do keep reading! It’s a great pleasure having you around :)

    • theletterzee says:

      Hi there Blue! Thank you for your kind words. I’m glad you like the blog :) Well I’m not a designer but I do work in the creative industry :) Enjoy and do keep reading…

  5. Grace says:

    Hi Zee! I came across your blog after a google search for Jyue Huey and was immediately gratified to learn that there are others who are trying to tie the knot their own way instead of going down the factory packaged route. Would you mind sharing your experiences with the vendors you chose with me? I’m particularly interested in your wedding singer(s), videography (if any) and photographers. Many thanks in advance!

    • theletterzee says:

      Hi Grace :) Absolutely… if you have an email address, I would be happy to drop you a note. Or you can email me at zee(dot)wong85(at)gmail(dot)com :)

  6. random reader says:

    hi, i just wanted to say that your posts on quitting a steady job and taking a stab at the unknown really inspired me. i feel like i’m in a similar position but the difference is, while you’ve taken the first and very important step, i’m still being a real chicken and staying put despite being unhappy everyday. i think it takes serious courage to do what you are doing now and i really admire you for this. looking forward to more of your updates in this space soon :)

    • theletterzee says:

      Hello, and thank you for leaving such a lovely, heartfelt message. It makes me very happy to know that I’ve inspired one more person with my journey – though I truly don’t think I’m brave; I just simply couldn’t live the way I did anymore without it killing me eventually (emotionally, and perhaps health-wise too).

      One of my favorite quotes lately has been “never let the time taken to accomplish a dream stop you – the time will pass anyway”. I hope you find a better equilibrium in your life soon! Do update me, I’d love to know what happens next for you :-)

      Take care and thanks again for stopping by.

      Z

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