Monday, December 05, 2011

For the past 8 years, I've taken 20k pictures.  That makes 6.8 pictures a day!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sunny day umbrella!

Last week I saw a girl carrying a sunny day umbrella in Tribeca.  She wasn't even Asian!  I wonder why other people won't do the same.  It's just smart, esp when the sun is so strong.  (When will I get over my fears of being judged and use a sunny day umbrella?)

Friday, June 10, 2011


Oh Happy Day has a giveaway for a trip to Paris!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Stella & Dot • An invitation to style

Stella & Dot • An invitation to style

very versatile. I should reproduce. Sorry, stella & dot. I have no monies to buy from you, but I love your items!


How was an aerogarden user supposed to know that the flowers need to be pollinated to produce fruit?  I figure aerogarden is for lazy, non-outdoorsy people and so the plants will pollinate themselves magically.  so sad.  I lost so many potential peppers already but luckily, it's still flowering.  I had to spread the pollen by finger from flower to flower just now.  How very weird.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Marbled Drops Bib Necklace

No shopping for me!  Just admiring from afar.

too many...

I'm reorganizing my closet and I have TOO MANY clothes! No mo' shoppin' for me... unless there's a great sale of course.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Baby Bag

I went through a shoe phase, a skirt phase, and now I'm apparently in a handbag phase!

I know this is a baby bag, but it's also perfect for carrying my SLR.  It's waterproof and light.



Tres bien! I can see me wearing this for a weekend brunch in more fashionable parts of the city or even to the supermarket!

How cute is this Marc Jacobs bag? Definitely out of my price range tho. I think I'll wait for a suitable knockoff from F21 or until I win the lottery.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


The forsythia has bloomed quite nicely indoors. Since this photo, the flowers have wilted and leaves are sprouting!
From 2011 Misc

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Burger Binge

I went burger crazy the past week. These are only the ones I took pictures of.

The barrel burger.. Their brunch menu is decent. I don't remember how the burger tastes. :( I better go back and have some more.

Deli across from shake shack (YUMMMM!) Went in here when it was rainy. I was sooo hungry and wanted a $3 deli burger. You know what I mean, those greasy patties on smushed burger buns. The bill came out to 11 but this burger is magnificent!!! This is no deli burger. Skip Shake Shack and go across the street instead!!

Elevation burger The burgers are decent. It's grass fed beef. It looks like a regular fast food joint but the people who work there are REALLY nice! They came by twice to see how we're doing. (I like their chocolate ice cream and fresh strawberries shake. No, no, I mean I love it. It's the best shake I've ever, EVER had.)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I heart dimsum like dimsum hearts me

I went with my aunt and couscous to have dimsum in Flushing yesterday. My immediate family NEVER goes to have dimsum, or "drink tea", as we call it so I looove it when I go. It's embarrassing because since I go so rarely, I never remember the names of the plates and have to ask a bunch of questions. What is it? What's inside? I had this delicious crunchy fried dough stuff wrapped in rice noodle and it was sooo good. How can I order it again without knowing what it's called? I proceeded to google and found this amusing website. Very helpful for non-chinese speakers as well!

"Pai gwat
Rhymes with "my butt"

Chinese spareribs, often cut very small and usually with a thick, sweet bean sauce on top."

How does dimsum heart me? My blood sugar was 130 before dimsum, and only 88 after! amazing! Disclaimer: I'm no medical professional so please don't go out and engorge yourself in dimsum!!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Kenneth Cole's new shoe line

I was just checking out the hautelook sales of the day and I'm loooooving these Gentle Soul shoes by Kenneth Cole! They look so comfy! That's my main concern these days but these shoes don't skimp on style either. The pricetag is a little steep (150 and up retail price) or this would be my new go to brand. SIGH. I'll wait until it's in DSW.

They also sell it here for retail price.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


How soft and pretty is this?? I notice my wardrobe colors are going back to basic white, blacks and greys. They're easier to wear than lavenders and powder blues and more sophisticated as well. That's me, miss sophistication, starting now anyways. This dress is more on the youthful side. I'm youthful and sophisticated!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

My New Favorite Mug

Well, I got two of them, so I should say my new favorite mugs.

More dresses to drool for!

This dress by F21 has a beautiful design. I haven't seen another dress like this one. Unfortunately, this type of dress is not for the pear shaped, and so I will not own it. It's sad, really.

This lacey dress looks so pretty and looks stretchy and comfortable too! For the price JCREW is asking for, it's definitely out of my price range. Also, JCREW charge way too much for their dresses while quality stays poor (dress ripped on day 1, coat lining wears easily). I still love their dresses and coats though, but only on super sale.

I can't remember where I found this dress! I think it's an independent designer... probably from Portland. All their handmade dresses are so beautiful and much more affordable than mainstream designer options, not to mention very few people would have the same dress. I <3<3<3>

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Intricate handmade headbands

Now that my hair is super short and wavy, it's tres stubborn and does whatever it wants. In the mornings, it's fluffy and full. You can see me walking around at home with PJs and a heavy winter hat to flatten it down. When I'm out and about, I keep my hat on because I have no clue what shape or form my hair will take. Lately I've been looking for a cute headband to accentuate the short hair, and not hide it! While going through my blogroll today, I found that Sarah of Living the GOOD Life is having a headband giveaway! She's extremely creative and does such great work (you can tell from the photos)! I've already entered and hopefully I'll win the scarlett headband. The flowers on it are made from zippers!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Love her style


from fashionista keiko lynn's blog.

I really like her outfit in this picture!! So simple yet so feminine and pretty.

I'm off to Austin in 1.5 days! My whole body is sore from going out the past two days. By going out, I really mean just stepping oustide and running light errands and definitely not heavy duty partying. My arms are crazy sore. I carried a gallon of paint yesterday from the sidewalk to my apt! After looking at it under home lighting and not home depot lighting, I realize the color is all wrong! It's sunshine orange and not mellow yellow. I should've know, with a name like "Pooh Bear Yellow" that it would be orangey! My living room walls are painted in an eeyore grey. I'll have the whole Hundred Acre Woods gang in my apt in no time!
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Reading List

I'd be happy if I even get through half of these.

Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel (gift)
The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum (from library)
Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks (from library)
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (e-book)
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris (borrowed)
Female Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy (borrowed)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (free for kindle)
and more!

The public library is so amazing! They have the newest books, videos, and music as well as e-books and audio books you can borrow through their website. I feel like a kid in a candy store. Alas, there is a borrowing limit and I have a carrying capacity. My arms are a bit sore today. The Queens library implemented a new checkout system which utilizes RFIDs in the books and a scanner at each counter. All it takes it 3 motions: flash library card, put stack of books on counter all together, pick up stack of books. It's wonderful and so much faster than their old system of barcodes. I was thoroughly amused and loving the library even more. The downside to the public library is BABIES and people screaming on their cellphone. Oh, sometimes I feel like I have to wear gloves to read their books so I don't catch anything. Some library patrons are not the cleanest people. =x

Isn't this outfit for little girls just precious? I just have to get it for my niece. She'll be the most fashionable toddler in town.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011



This one from Express is on sale for $40. Not bad at all!



These dresses from Limited and JCrew are uber pretty! Too bad I have no events to wear them to. :(
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Sunday, January 02, 2011



only $12.80. I'll have to make a trip to F21 very very soon.