Sunday Thoughts #2

Thinking, Fast and Slow // If all your photos and videos will be destroyed after a vacation and you will forget all your memories from it, would you still go? This is one of the questions that was posed to me in Daniel Kahneman’s book on how we think – Thinking, Fast and Slow. It’s been about two years since I bought this book but I finally finished it. I highly recommend it as it gives a lot of insight to our…

Sunday Thoughts #1

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…

On Day in LA – 5 Things I Did Alone

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…

Living in a Big City

Living in LA, one of the topics I think of a lot is well… what it’s like to live in LA. I’ve lived in several big cities in my life – Beijing, London, LA. I can’t say much about living in Beijing because I was too young to be autonomous, but I have noticed so many similarities between London and LA, two cities that can hardly be more different than each other. London is dense, ancient, and rainy while LA…

Breakfast for One // A Few Books

Recently the bf and I have been living pretty different schedules, so I’ve been taking advantage of waking early to get breakfast by myself, and it’s absolutely refreshing. One Sunday morning I went to Spazzio Cafe in Brentwood, makeup-free and a book in hand and enjoyed a ham and avocado crepe (they make the best crepes!) and a steamy latte. Then I spontaneously decided to drive to the beach and read on a bench in Palisades Park, overlooking the ocean…

Flying Solo in NYC

I’m currently sitting in front of a window at Newark Airport listening to calming music in order to drown out the inescapable hustling noise that comes with airports, because guess what, my flight has been delayed 3 HOURS. My unwillingness to accept the my bad luck and the fact that the delay is the exact same length as the time difference between NYC and LA caused much confusion and dismay, but I’ve accepted it because after all, this was one…

Taking A Breather

  March has been a whirlwind for me – I moved apartment and am also having the busiest month at work yet. More than ever, I’m realizing just how much I value taking some time for myself, taking a breather to regain some energy. Here are a few things I tend to do in times of stress: 1) Taking a walk. It’s a scary thought, but I could literally go a few days without going outside as I commute from…

A Few of My Favorite Films

The Oscars is one of my favorite times of the year. Growing up I’ve always liked movies – going to the cinema together for a new release was a stable activity for my family. We’d also buy DVDs and excitedly discuss the movies we watched afterwards. It didn’t really occur to me that movies can be a hobby. But of course, while everyone engages in cinema-going at least sometimes, not everyone cares or appreciates great film making. The older I’ve…