Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day // Self-Reflection

Happy International Women's Day to all the women out there! I have recently rediscovered some favorite classics (about a decade old) that I was obsessed with, and became enamored with them again like it was just yesterday. As I listen to these bittersweet melodies and words that I don't comprehend, I fall into a reverie of self-reflection... I come to realize the importance of open-mindedness, faith, compromise, and the willingness to take "educated" risks. The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot. -Michael Althsuler 
 Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. -Unknown

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Napa Valley: Bell-Sleeves and Sheer Maxi Skirt

I've been distressing over ways to enhance my blog. This can be easily resolved by hiring someone/teaching myself. These options have been left by the wayside, but are definitely on my ultimate to-do list! On a happier note, here's my adventure in Napa Valley -reminiscent of my childhood of running through the grapevines, plucking the neighbors' grapes and popping them in my mouth. Aah, the sweetness and innocence of childhood : ).  

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Travel Diary // Short Bangs & Graphic Print Muscle Tee

Exactly five more weeks until X'mas and one week until New Year's after that. Many tasks to accomplish and things to sort through before the arrival of 2017. Yet instead of applying time management as my theme, I time-travel to my past excursions -one of which is Berkeley Botanical Garden!
Top: PacSun
Bottom: Forever21
Shoes: Target
Purse: Francesca's
Sunglasses: Wet Seal
In all seriousness, I should start on my to-do list before midnight strikes. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

College Campus Tour: Lace Shorts + Off-the-Shoulder Checkered Print

A favorite activity that I love to do while traveling is to visit universities in the vicinity, take a leisure stroll through campus, and allow my eyes to be mesmerized by stunning architecture and landscape. Oddly, it's just something that makes me feel giddy & slaphappy, and unknowingly I find myself smiling contently.
My "huh?" moment, quite on the daily :[]

Saturday, October 15, 2016

By the Railroad Track: I Heart T-shirt & Sheer Maxi Skirt

I'm enjoying this change in weather because October is back to its breezy autumn! To celebrate, I'm sipping on a cup of coffee and documenting this entry before I start my studies -a very exciting saturday!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Travel Diary: Fashion Lookbook

February 1st, 2016 -and I'm sitting here solidifying thoughts that have brewed in my head far too long for a 2015 year in review. Last year was one in which I finally took a big initiative for myself. I packed up and traveled!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Musing: Denouement of a Dream

In addition to fashion topics, this blog is also a creative outlet for me to share my written works (e.g. That's Not Anyone Else). I enjoy capturing moments in words, or at least attempt to, just as with candid/aesthetic moments in photos. I have accumulated almost a hundred poems and journal entries over the years. The title, Denouement of a Dream, was inspired by a song title. I was very much intrigued upon seeing and listening to it. The idea behind Denouement of a Dream came from how I tend to wake up from a dream (and I rarely dream!) feeling confused, dazed, left at the climax, and pondering over what the ending was or could be... 

Denouement of a Dream

On every block,
Skyscapers rise with pride and confidence
Neon-light signs beam with accomplishment

I feel so small in this surrounding 

One droplet, then comes another
I come to a stop amidst a moving crowd
And look up while the rain streams down

The sky has turned off its lights as it cries 

I resume meandering to some distance
Uncertain of what, but to search for something 
People dash towards shelters or scramble for umbrellas 

Am I drenched in heaven's blessing?

When the downpour can't stop falling
And the horizon ahead remains colorless
Will tomorrow come?

I gently close my eyes...
Montage of our memories appear in black and white
And I just can't erase your absence
Will it become a problem?

I realize...the last part of a dream is always bittersweet