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…

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Snaps from East London to East LA

Snaps from East London to East LA

First of all: a disclaimer. It didn’t take much digging on Google for me to realize that the definitions of “East” London and “East” LA are highly debated subjects that touch on ethnic histories and class struggles. The “east” that I’m referring to in my blog title, however, is much more personal than geographically accurate. I pretty much just mean places in London and LA that are generally on the east side, especially compared to the places that I’ve lived. While London and LA can hardly be any more different as cities, I noticed a lot of similarities between some…

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Two Boutique Hotels in England

Two Boutique Hotels in England

When it comes to vacation destinations, I’m a pretty mainstream person. I’m drawn to all the universally liked tourist havens – Europe, the Caribbean, New York City… But when it comes to picking accommodation, that’s when my philosophy differ from many family members and friends I know. To me the places that I stay at is almost just as important as the activities I do and the sights I see. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I stayed at terrible and dirty motels when I went on trips that I didn’t plan. In fact my immediate family agreed with…

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Walking in London’s Parks

Walking in London’s Parks

  When you think of London, probably at least some of these things will pop into your mind: Big Ben, double-decker buses, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the Underground… All these things do a fine job representing London, but to me, one of the absolute best things about the city is its parks. Despite being an extremely tight-quartered metropolitan city, London has green spaces of various sizes that used to be royal hunting grounds or private gardens for residents that later opened to the public. They are magical slices of heaven that immediately block out the bustle and noise of…

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Hello, 24

Hello, 24

Having a birthday so close to New Year’s is convenient for an over-thinker like me. I could reflect on the past calendar year as well my own year once and for all and be ready to take on a new year. 2016/23 was an important year for me – I moved a few times, traveled some, met new people and grew up a ton. Florida Keys Career  The gravity of the changes in my professional life is self explanatory. In February, specifically on Super Bowl day, I packed up my car and moved to the “City of Angels”. I made…

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The City Winter Look

The City Winter Look

I haven’t lived in California all my life, but long enough that I know almost nothing about winter fashion. My idea of dressing warmly lingers from my childhood and mostly involves thermal pants and puffy jackets – very limited and not particularly fashionable. Of course, it didn’t take long for me to discover the exciting of world of fall/winter fashion as I observed stylish Londoners strutting up and down the tube during my 3-month stay in 2014. During my recent 10-day trip, I was a lot prepared than last time. I mostly stuck with classic pieces – turtleneck sweaters, skinny…

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