spring day.

and the sunshine of my life, for a hint of summer

“Spring Day” by BTS

CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT BTS’S NEW MV, SPRING DAY?????? so in case you don’t know what BTS is, it’s a super popular kpop group; and in case you don’t know what kpop is, (you really should reflect on your life choices) it’s South Korean pop music, a genre with stunning choreography, great songs and…

Oscar Noms Om Nom Nom- 14 for La La Land and 6 for Black Actors

wrote this yesterday and wanted to share the pure BLISS with y’all oscars just made my day. La La Land won 14 nominations and i am LIVING. also as for best original song, i think Moana should get that one, so that Lin-Manuel Miranda would be one step closer to having Grammy, Tonys, Oscars and…

Niagara!

niagara at night. canon 5d. without tripods. (*hearty laughter, slaps forehead: silly me)

a day for the chinese-ness in me: Laba Festival

I guess you know you don’t have a life when you’re writing a blog post about congee… 😀 Yesterday was 腊八节, Laba Festival, a Chinese traditional holiday that my family celebrates every year.  It is on the eighth day of the twelfth month on the lunar calendar. On this day, my family goes to temples to worship,…

2016: on the edge of seventeen | a year of snippets

i miss what i already have, and i surround myself with things that are missing. -from “extremely loud & incredibly close” by jonathan safran foer new year’s eve- hair on the last day of the year 2016, i cut my hair, something i’ve wanted to do since september. then i went to line up for…

but i want to go home :'(

i have a giant obsession with airports (as i assume a lot of ppl away from home do), because it is a giant building of strangers committed to going home, or getting somewhere. i don’t celebrate anything in december, but when school ends and everyone flies home, i really want to go home too. so basically…

Something’s Fishy | The Unraveling of Mercy Louis Book Review

Book: The Unraveling of Mercy Louis Author: Keija Parssinen Genre: YA, Mystery, coming-of-age Published: March 2015 Once I picked up The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, I could not put it down. I mean, it did take me about a month to finish it, because I had to squeeze it into my crazy school schedule.  But…

Mmmm… autumn

Had to mustard up all my courage to tell you that i relish autumn. 😏 i relish having a legit reason to listen to jazz and eva cassidy, i relish the sun, i relish wearing huge scarves and i relish seeing people wearing bold berry-dark lip shades.    

Kingston: More than just an Exquisite Corpse

I went to Kingston with my parents this Thanksgiving weekend. Last year in Canadian Geography, our teacher loved telling us the sad sad story of Kingston- It flourished and flourished and flourished on the beautiful Lake Ontario, and was the capital of Canada and had the biggest population, and then things started going down. It…

The Four Locations of Time

Inspired by the four locations in Northrop Frye’s book Words with Power. Basically, he envisioned these four mythic locations for literature: the Garden, the Furnace, the Cave and the Mountain.  Here I tried to trace the trace of Time in our lives with four metaphorical images/locations. So during your lifetime your Time may flow to different places….

Journey to the West Part II- the Waters

Northwestern China is the Yukon Province of PRC. It’s a lot less developed than the coastal part of the country where I grew up. Nobody goes to northwestern China expecting a Maldives vacation. It’s a solid amount of road travel, fierce gusts of wind, hours and hours of gobi* desert populated only by dusty thorny…