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! ๐Ÿ•

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?!” ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ญ

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. ๐ŸŒŸ

So I visualised this dream in the form of a paper artwork this Green Day! โœ‚๏ธโœ‚๏ธโœ‚๏ธ

More photos of my final completed Green Day artwork! ๐Ÿ“ธ

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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