Recently I was inspired by YouTube’s “boyfriend buys my outfits” videos, but instead of just having my boyfriend buy me something, I thought it would be more interesting if I also picked out an outfit for him as well. I’ve always thought he has a great sense of fashion. He would point out pieces that he thinks would look good on me, but they are often quite unique and different than my usual style; so I was intrigued to see what he would choose for me. On the other hand, I love that he’s not afraid to wear bold prints…

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As you can see, I’ve revamped this blog lately just as I did last year around the first anniversary of my blog. It’s always on its way to look more professional and put together, which I love, but I’ve also been having a bit of an identity crisis regarding the blog. I’ve never wanted to make it a business because I think that could well ruin the fun. I have a full time job that I very much enjoy, so this is my hobby and nothing more. However, I do draw inspirations from a lot of full time bloggers and…

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If you’ve read my blog before (especially this post and this post), or know me in real life, of course, then you’d know I love spending some alone time. However, that’s not to say that I’m completely at ease with it. Even though I know I enjoy it, it still feels daunting sometimes and the temptation to just bum it at home can be strong. It’s kind of like exercising, you just have to get yourself to do it because it’s good for you. I had my apartment to myself last weekend and I decided to spend it productively. On…

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Even though summer seemed to have lasted way longer than a season should (from Memorial Day until a few days ago), it still passed by in the blink of an eye. As much as I’m spoiled by Californian weather, I can’t help but get a little sad as sunsets are getting earlier, shortening the windows of opportunity to visit the beach. So here’s a bit of a random goodbye post to summer 2017, filled with some rambles and photos of a typical outfit I loved. Denim on denim is supposed to be somewhat of a fashion no-go but it’s so…

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View from Jingshan Park Wangfujing (王府井) Wangfujing is one of the oldest and most popular shopping streets in Beijing. While known for traditional Chinese brands with hundreds of years of history, it’s also home to modern malls with stores of all price tags and countries of origin. You can pretty much buy anything in this vicinity. The main street is an impressive promenade wide enough to keep it from becoming too crowded (most of the time). Like all shopping trips, strolling around Wangfujing somehow ended up being a LOT of walking, and this was the first full day of my…

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I just came back from a trip to China filled with family time and good food. While physically tired, I feel mentally refreshed because there’s no better reminder of what life is is all about than returning to your roots. I spent my childhood in Beijing, but the longer it has been since I moved away, the more Chongqing, my dad’s hometown, feels almost just as much of a hometown to me. This time I visited Chongqing for about 3 days, primarily to spend time with family members and celebrate my grandpa’s birthday. However I was still able to carve…

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There’s a new museum in town and I got to see it last weekend courtesy of my friend Cathy who scored tickets and kindly invited me to come along. Like The Broad, tickets to Marciano Art Foundation are free but you need to reserve online in advance – new tickets are released on the 1st of every month. I looked through the museum’s website briefly before going and got the impression that the art pieces are a lot like those at The Broad. While it’s true that they have similarities – both are products of private collections – Marciano Art…

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Stretching from N San Vincente Blvd in West Hollywood all the way beyond Hollywood to Hoover St, Melrose Ave is one of the most interesting roads in LA (to me). I’ve made a quite a few visits to the west section of the road – eating vegan Mexican food at Gracias Madre, sipping coffee at Alfred Coffee, window shopping in Melrose Place, and taking cheesy photos at the Paul Smith pink wall. The farthest I’ve ventured to is Fairfax High School for its famous weekly flea market. A couple weekends ago I finally went past Fairfax and I totally regretted…

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