NOV / DEC in Review


One day I’ll be so on top of blog posts that I won’t have to do the dreaded “haha I’m sharing photos from 5 months ago” apology :( 對不起 :'( Here’s the big life update I promised in a previous post. The start of winter 2013 involved a lot of shopping and eating (WHAT’S NEW), but a big new thing happened towards the end of the year! Read More

Patience! Diligence!


In which I did a bunch of things in the last 3 months that I had been putting off for a while:

1. I had lunch with Elias waaaaay back in August and we caught up over a ton of Korean food. I haven’t been very good about meeting up with friends and it had been a long time since we last saw each other, but as always, it was easy to pick up right where we left off. SCANDALOUS CONVERSATION FOR HOURS ♡

2. Had all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled and it was a rather miserable experience.

3. I picked up swimming this summer!!! Or rather, resumed swimming after not doing so regularly since I was in high school. It was exhausting the first two weeks and I could barely do a lap without wanting to keel over, but it became a lot easier the more I did it (like all things right?). It’s taking a lot of self-motivation and determination to continue with it since I go in at 6AM and it’s really a struggle keeping myself from crawling back into bed. I fell back into bad habits this month when the pool was closed for cleaning, and I could feel my health getting weird so I really have to push through with starting again this week now that the pool has re-opened. It’s going to be such a test when winter rolls around. Check this membership out! Full access to all the rec centers in NYC for $25 if you’re 18 – 24 years of age. It’s a great opportunity and so much cheaper than a gym membership.

4. Working on my eyebrows, working on my hair. I’m trying to get over the heebie jeebies that plucking gives me so it’s a slow journey, but it’s happening!! I also officially gave up on heat styling and trying to learn how to manage/love/baby my natural hair.

5. Job apps. haha. sigh.

6. Read more books, watched more movies, listened to more music (‘High Society’ – summer mix & “It’s you, entire” – part 1 of a series of songs about love)


Food & Friends (But Mostly Food)

Food & Friends (But Mostly Food)

Liz, V and I in the same place! At the same time! Four years of friendship in the making! And all I have to show for it is pictures of food, but is there really a better way to christen a friendship? A: NOPE

I’ve hung out with Liz and V on separately, but this marked our first time seeing each other collectively and it was a momentous occasion ♡ I also met Catherine for the first time and she is the absolute sweetest! So ridiculous about about shopping, makeup and shopping for makeup – a kindred spirit who really Gets Me and my terrible retail decisions. Together our quartet of hungry friends descended on NYC to eat eat eat! Read More

Friendship Date ♡

Friendship Date ♡

The ever lovely Liz was recently in NY for vacation and we met up for a ~*friendship date*~. It was our first time meeting EVER ♥. Our day consisted of much chattering, a bit of eating and much more walking in the hot sun than either of us would have liked. Admittedly, most of the extra walking was a result of my severe inability to navigate. Every time I said “I think it’s this way” or “I’m pretty sure it’s just down this street,” it was always the other way or down that street. DISCLAIMER: I am actually an excellent map reader, but that does not great a tour guide make. Read More