Green Day 2020: Camping In The Woods Under A Sky Full Of Stars

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.”
Bill Watterson
“Spend a night camping under stars.. And you will meet yourself. The REAL YOU.”
Maria iram
“I googled my symptoms. Turned out I just need to go camping.”


This Green Day, other than drinking bottles of soju and taking a romantic walk into the woods (refer to post: GREEN DAY 2017: GROW OUR OWN TREE OF LOVE), I want to try out camping the night away in the woods with Taenggu too! 🏕

I had this idea when my sister got Tofu a ball pit earlier this May. I looked at the tent and thought to myself, “How great if I could sleep in one of these tents out in the woods with Taenggu one day and spend the night stargazing away right next to each other?!” 😍💭

In fact, I already had this dream since the first year of our relationship in 2015. I imagined that every night when I went to sleep with Taenggu, we were actually lying under a sky full of stars. And we would count the number of stars that we see together until we fall asleep. Kekeke.

But in real life, pitching a tent and sleeping a night out in the woods is a really new thing to me (it’s a rare thing to do in a city like Singapore). I would love to explore this new hobby of camping with Taenggu one day and spend romantic nights together where we could just forget about everything but only counting stars. 🌟

So I visualised this dream in the form of a paper artwork this Green Day! ✂️✂️✂️

More photos of my final completed Green Day artwork! 📸

When the sky got dark, I tried my hardest to capture the effect of us lying under a sky full of stars using fairylights that I found at home in these photos.

But I wasn’t totally satisfied with how the effect turned out. Nevertheless, I thought I would have to make do with these photos and call it a day. As I was packing up, I took a look at my phone and realised I had missed Taenggu’s instastory update already posted 2 hours ago. I opened the notification to view it and to my delight, she had used a filter that would be perfect for capturing my artwork!

Haha she just gave me an even better and easier alternative to achieve that effect that I wanted, whether she was aware or not. So I retook some photos and a video using the same instastory filter that she used and I was much happier with the result. Hahaha.

Dear Taeyeonie,

Would you lie with me in a tent in the woods and spend the night counting stars this Green Day?
Sleeping under a blanket of stars is one of my many dreams with you. Keke.


Handmade with love,
Celeste Koh

Listen to: “A Sky Full Of Stars” by Coldplay + “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic + “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol

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