Matt Chu Picchu The Lost Commuter 4

The relationship between distance and time remains a hindrance we can’t seem to conquer. Only if time travel was possible would we no longer have to wait and be patient. Especially true for commuters who face the pain on a regular basis, there’s immense wishful thinking for the simpler days when urban sprawl wasn’t as rapid and relentless. But perhaps amongst the traffic lights and bus stops, there’s something to be said about the pace we navigate our lives in a fast changing world. View Post

matt chu picchu corporate ties 2

The concept of corporations is a fascinating paradox the evolving business world has continuously revisited. Most successful ones start small with one or two innovative ideas, and grow to be giant players which take extra measures to stay current and relevant. They provide promising futures for the young and starting, but can also inhibit the young and entrepreneurial. It boils down to the tradeoff between experience and individualism; unless one is a genius (which perhaps too many of us think we are), a sacrifice on our ends is worth our time, as long as we don’t get too engulfed in it. View Post

matt chu picchu pinic in lace and cashmere 4

There’s nothing more beautiful in spring than blooming sakura’s that whish the gardens gracefully. Dancing around currents that follow melodic patterns, the petals evoke dreamy dazes filled with enchantment and enamor. And perhaps it’s the fleeting nature of those few seconds of beauty that make it all seem more glorious and desired. So here’s to living the impermanent and ephemeral, and making them lifetime memories. View Post

matt chu picchu the soho story 5

The streets of Soho are synonymous with New York; the cast iron and the cobble stones capture the urban spirit and perhaps the struggles amongst it. With every glimpse of glamour comes a sense of reality that New Yorkers can’t seem to escape. This particularly speaks to artists, since the city offers boundless inspirations and connections, yet plagues their sleep when rents keep rising. And this is exactly what happened in Soho, the now post-artist era neighborhood. View Post

matt chu picchu the vineyard man 2

A trip to Chile isn’t complete until you’ve visited a local vineyard. And from a wine-tasting perspective, it’s a serene escape into pseudo nature. For the vineyard workers, it’s hours of sweat to make the tens and thousands of vine rows come together for an unpredictable harvest. Yet walking amongst the beads of grapes under the golden sun evokes a sense of simplicity and intimacy between nature and people that  is insightful towards our perceptions of effort and success. View Post