Women’s Day – Today and Every Day

Women’s Day – Today and Every Day

This is a couple days late but I think it’s okay because every day should be Women’s Day! International Women’s Day has been one of the only holidays that I was aware of since growing up in China. But it has never meant as much to me as it did this year. Like I mentioned in this post, recent movements resulted in changes in gender dynamics that made me feel empowered and validated. As the society is going through difficult but ultimately necessary changes, I have some much smaller, personal goals as a woman: When hit on by a guy,…

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Sunday Thoughts #3 // LA Arboretum

Sunday Thoughts #3 // LA Arboretum

It’s not quite Sunday but it’s been a little quieter here on my blog than I’d like, so I’m sharing some thoughts/updates! The photos are from our recent visit to Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden, located in Arcadia. It’s known for its free roaming peacocks. I had visited previously in high school, but that was before I lived in the middle of the chaos that is LA city, so I didn’t appreciate how peaceful and well-maintained the arboretum is. If you live in LA I’d highly recommend a visit! But anyway, here’s some randomness:  Movies // Every January and…

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An Alternative Valentine’s Day Look (and Attitude)

An Alternative Valentine’s Day Look (and Attitude)

Nowadays it seems that every holiday is merely a retail opportunity. Red clothing and accessories are being pushed to the forefront in major LA department stores for imminent Chinese New Year celebrations. These are not to be confused with Valentine’s Day sales, of course, as these items are displayed underneath red lanterns, red envelopes, and well wishes written in Chinese calligraphy. There are a lot of holidays I love and look forward to, but there are some that I could definitely live without. The expectations are always sky high for days like New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day that they…

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25 Moments

25 Moments

Earlier this month I celebrated my 25th birthday. Two years ago I made an epic blog post for my 23rd birthday – 23 cities I’ve been. It took a lot of time digging up old photos from each city and the blog post still remains one that I’m most proud of. Last year I did a general reflection (read here), so naturally I wanted to write something special this year as well. 25… people? songs? facts? Eventually I landed on moments: small, fleeting seconds in life that have stayed with me and when recalled, transport me back to exactly that moment…

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Sunday Thoughts #2

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 minds; and if you wish to learn to think more rationally and statistically, then this book is not only eye-opening…

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Sunday Thoughts #1

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 this is my hobby and nothing more. However, I do draw inspirations from a lot of full time bloggers and…

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