Some Memories

Some Memories

I used to remember everything. Well, not *every*thing, I didn't have a superpower, but I remembered a lot of details, dates, encounters... There were countless occasions where I would remember the exact date something happened, but would hesitate to say it out loud so I didn't seem creepy. That's not the case anymore, getting older is no joke! It's not as easy to recall specific details and more instances where I would forget entire memories that I used to hold close. Yet perhaps counterintuitively, I feel like I can remember memories, sometimes pretty distant ones, more vividly than before. They…

View Post

The Things That Matter

The Things That Matter

"If you only knew how little I know about the things that matter" "What things that matter?" "You know what things." Anyone who knows me would have spent some time hearing me talk about Call Me By Your Name. These quotes are from one of my favorite scenes in the movie, perhaps because it neatly sums up why I love it so much - it represents a lot of what matter the most to me. This summer, I lived out my dream of being in the world of the movie when I visited Northern Italy, walked the paths of Elio…

View Post

Home

Home

The reason I have this blog is simple – I love creating something out of nothing; and everything I make represents how I see things and what I enjoy in a moment in time. It’s almost the four-year anniversary of my blog now, and this project is one of the most special. I spent a couple weeks in my hometown in Beijing in August – the longest time I’ve spent there in about six years. In the last few days, I collaborated with a photographer and took a walk in the area in which I grew up. I’ve moved around…

View Post

Adventure is Out There

Adventure is Out There

                  I’m currently sitting 39,000 feet in the air, typing this into a word document instead of Wordpress because of the lack of fast internet (I’m still amazed there’s internet on planes at all). Somehow blogging feels fundamentally different if I’m not typing directly on the internet. I don’t tend to make impulsive decisions or step outside of the box much when it comes to major life choices. However, I’ve always had a bit of a whimsical side. I crave and chase after the feeling of spontaneity, freedom, romance… It’s not always…

View Post

Flying Solo in NYC

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 of the best trips I’ve ever been and I won’t let a small hiccup stop me from remembering it that…

View Post

Living in the Paradox of Time

Living in the Paradox of Time

“What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.” –St. Augustine Musée d’Orsay – Paris The concept of time is so fascinating because it is full of paradoxes – it heals and it kills; it flies and it stalls. At the end of the day, we seem to have no idea what time really is. When did it begin, and will it ever end? What is a world without time? Perhaps we will never answer these questions. What do we know…

View Post