Food

Atami Sushi Buffet

Atami Sushi Buffet

After I got back from California, VC snatched me out of the house for food and manicures – two of my favorite things in the world!!!!! We made our rounds at the usual stationery and makeup shops in Flushing and afterwards, she insisted that I try this great buffet place called Atami Sushi Buffet that served AYCE sushi. I couldn’t say no. Short post! Read More

Brunch at Cornerstone Café

Brunch at Cornerstone Café

I had an eggs benedict craving that could not be sated (!) so I took an opportune catching-up date with Eilene and Jimmy as a chance to drag them to brunch at the Cornerstone Café. Reviews online said it had a good offer of eggs benny for a decent price, so I had it down on my to-eat list for the next a meetup came around. Despite getting there pretty early, it was just as crowded as all brunch places are, but the wait wasn’t anything terrible – just be prepared for it! Read More

50mm ♥

50mm ♥

I cashed in some of my Citi Reward points for a few Amazon gift cards and snagged the sweet Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II for only $13. It was a little birthday present for myself hehe. It’s taken me some time learning to deal with the cropped image (maybe I should have gone for a 30mm $___$), but I think I’ve got the hang of it! I’m still a little embarrassed that I need to get up and step away so far from the table to shoot things in public, but I must learn to DEAL. I spent the last two months shooting with it and other than the beautiful soft focus, I really appreciate how lightweight it is. HAHA my priorities! But honestly, it’s seriously no fun carrying a 1.5lb camera around especially because I’m one of those people who carry a humongous bag. It really is such a lovely lens and I completely understand why people adore it. I’m a bit worried about the build (it’s mostly plastic), but having spent only $13, I’m sure it won’t break my bank if I had to replace it – fingers crossed nonetheless because I love it!!! Mini life update and photos after the cut! Read More