Prim recently got accepted to Pratt, a well-renowned art school in NYC, but “didn’t feel any connection” to it and thus decided to move to London instead, a “city less busy and rich in culture.” She adores London, and in particular the Brick Lane markets and surrounding area, ‘cause it feels “mysterious and adventurous” and there’s plenty of cool vintage and vinyl stores to snoop around in. She also loves frequenting food markets — Waterloo, Borough, you name it, she’s eaten there — and Bone Daddies restaurant in Soho, which is “honestly one of a kind.” Take me to there!
She grew up in Thailand, and said that she experienced a lot of things at a very young age. Everything there is very accessible and, like London, it’s very rich in culture. There’s “busy, insane traffic and hectic train rides… temples everywhere… food anywhere on the streets at 4am in the morning… motorbike taxis… fried scorpions… prayer with the monks that walk around barefoot at 6am in the morning.” Since moving to London, she says she misses her family and friends the most, outside of food, ‘cause “honestly I think Thailand is the best place to find the most delicious food.” Agreed.
Due to the culture she was raised in, Primmy reckons she’s quite a spiritual person — her grandma “meditates a lot”, and as such, she has come to believe that it’s a “great key to patience and understanding.” She occasionally dabbles in reading star signs, but also thinks it’s important to depend on yourself and “trust that what you do now will affect the future.” She deactivated her Facebook recently because she would wake up and immediately read her newsfeed like it’s some sort of morning paper (guilty of this af). She said it felt nice to focus on herself rather than what everyone else was doing, but caved after about a week, ‘cause she wanted to chat to her mates. Fair.
The two nuggets of wisdom that have been relayed to her, and which resonated the most, are: “Thinking too much is not always a bad thing so long as you are in control of what you think”, and, “It is important to give more attention to the doing than to the result that you want to achieve through it. By doing that, you are focusing on the now and that is what’s most important right? So many people focus on the future and the past that they actually forget that the most important time you can ever achieve is now. This is similarly to the act of meditation. Any lesson from the past becomes relevant and is applied now. Any planning as well as working toward achieving a goal is done now.” Actual preach!
When rising, the first thing she does is look out her window to see if the sun is out (<3), if she could only eat one meal for the rest of her life it’d be any form of noodles, and she’s currently *dying* of inspiration from Patti Smith’s book, Just Kids.
In the next 10 years, she’d love to see “people reunite and slowly build this world up through understanding.” While she never really uses the word cool — unless she sees “something really exciting, like a painting” — she supposes that to her it means “chill” or “nice” or “calm”.
Words: Maddy Woon Images: Chloe Hill
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Shot on location at St James Park in London