• looks

    basic with a twist

    June 2, 2014

    When I’m traveling, especially to big cities where walking and public transport is likely all one gets, comfortable shoes are an uncompromisable item. It may sound like a no-brainer to most of you but well, a liberating outfit cannot really liberate until it’s embraced, right?  Let’s just say I’ve had my time wishing my


    casual country

    June 1, 2014

    These were taken during the Memorial weekend getaway at the country house in Kinderhook, New York. The property is just as beautiful as seen on Elle Decor and House, a fully illustrated book on compelling architecture by Diane Keaton. We found out, for the first time, that Zoe, the labrador, loves watermelon

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    Call Me Maybe ;)

    January 6, 2013

    This is probably the 18th time a stranger came up to me to ask, “Excuse me, may I ask if you’re Korean OR Japanese?” Seriously, the vast options they generously offered make me wonder if there is really a peculiar branch of knowledge on ethnic identification that I’m unaware of.

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    The 2012 Sunshine Award – Feeling Humbled and Honored

    January 2, 2013

    This is totally unexpected and exciting – a fellow blogger, Crocs Are Awful, has recently nominated my blog for The Sunshine Award of 2012. http://crocsareawful.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/the-sunshine-award/ My blog has been nothing more than a fledgling personal journal. It started as an attempt to keep those teeny-tiny scribbles somewhat organized and trackable. Surprisingly, people

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    Now, Cheers – to Me and My Hot Potato

    January 2, 2013

    On this New Year’s Day, folks, I have news to share: after all the twists and turns, I learned that on Dec 21, 2012, my work visa was. officially. approved! A friend used to call the hot potato “a matter of life or death” – those who have heard the life