LA Diaries #3

LA Diaries #3

    What a crazy time in the world. I've been saying that way too much but I don't really have any other words to describe this sometimes. It seems like every day there is a new normal. I started working from my apartment in Los Angeles last week. Of course it takes some time to adapt to all the changes, but I have never felt more grateful for all the things I have. My personal problems seem minuscule now as I am overwhelmed with empathy for so many people struggling during this pandemic. While we may be confined at…

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LA Diaries #2

LA Diaries #2

  January was an interesting month. I fully embraced the sense of fresh start that it brought in the beginning, but ultimately ended up having more ups and downs than I'd like to admit. I got to spent time with a lot people I care about throughout the month, especially during my birthday weekend. I didn't really go anywhere new, but explored some places that I knew I enjoyed - Larchmont Village, Arts District, Santa Monica Beach... One of the things I like to do on weekends is to drive across town on the freeways (since I'm likely running late…

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LA Diaries #1

LA Diaries #1

I have never loved living in LA like I do right now. I moved into my own apartment about four months ago and it has become my very own little corner in the city. I don't know how many years I will be living in this great city of dreams and reality, so I'm making the best of it. I've been going through some changes lately, but through my efforts, the positive has way outweighed the negative. I'm doing everything with more purpose and drive. This includes things I already loved, and perhaps more importantly, things that I always wanted…

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When Time Stands Still // LDR Thoughts

When Time Stands Still // LDR Thoughts

I'm not good at breaking rules, even ones that are self imposed. When I started a full time job back in 2016, I set a goal for myself that no matter what, I was going to write at least three blog posts a month. I don't think anyone else in the world cared if I accomplished this very arbitrary goal, but come the last day of the month, there was a good chance you'd find me rushing to finish up a post before the clock struck midnight. I'm proud that I've hit that goal every single month since I created…

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Sunday at Hammer Musuem

Sunday at Hammer Musuem

After being in LA for 2.5 years, visiting the Broad (part I and part II), LACMA, Getty Center at least twice each, I finally made it to one of the closest museums to me - Hammer Museum at UCLA. It was originally started by Armand Hammer (Armie Hammer's great grandfather!) to house his personal art collection. Now, other than being home to some of the coolest contemporary art in the city, Hammer Museum also hosts talks, concerts, screenings... etc. There is also a quaint courtyard in the middle with bamboos and plenty of people doing work or having deep conversations.…

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Every Little Thing’s Gonna be Alright

Every Little Thing’s Gonna be Alright

I've been putting off this post entirely too long now because it's not a fun topic to write, or even think about. I'm currently sitting with a coffee in the cafe of the Taipei hotel we're calling home for six nights. My boyfriend and I have been best friends for almost four years, partners for more than three, roommates for almost two. We can't count on two hands the number of countries we have traveled to together (thanks to those Caribbean countries we visited on a cruise :p), and now we're on one last big trip before the start of…

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