My First Month in New York: Managing Expectations

Being fragile and vulnerable to address my issues these past few weeks have given me enough clarity to figure out the things that matter to me at this point in time. I’m writing this and it’s been seven days of no app checking and maybe just once a day checking of Facebook (mostly just to […]

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50% of 2018: Recap + Roundup + Realizations

I’m lying in bed on a Sunday night, feeling sick (or I actually am), still on vacation mode (forced; because I’ve been feeling under the weather since last week), just finished watching two films, and realizing I miss writing daily things so much. I stopped keeping a daily journal and only write when I feel […]

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My Favorite Museums

One of my non-negotiables when traveling is visiting museums. Most of the people I’ve traveled with know this—it’s been an essential part of my itinerary ever since I started to venture out into exploring new places. I still remember my first museum visit in Musee de Louvre 5 years ago. I had initially wanted to […]

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Tokyo, Japan: Art, Books, Culture, & Coffee

True story: I was initially planning to write an “Art and Stationery Shopping in Tokyo” roundup for the blog, but instead, as I browsed for photos to include in this post, I found myself having more on my list that I wanted to share. I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve been to Tokyo, […]

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2017 Favorites: Books, Films, Music

Hey, everyone! Dropping in a few year-ender posts before we officially close 2017. To be honest, it’s not sinking in that the year is actually ending. But here we are—and another year will say hello in a few weeks. x This year was different for me. Apart from working on a new set of projects […]

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Never Stop Learning: A Roundup

Hi, all! I’m back with a quick update + roundup of current favorites. And see you next weekend at MIBF, yes? Read through the end. 😉 As a creator, it’s important to immerse in new learnings every now and then. I find that my curiosity in different topics really helps me get a glimpse of […]

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2016: Year in Review

Where did the past 12 months go? 😮 This question suddenly popped out of my head as I am typing this in my favorite cafe, tucked in at my favorite spot on a quiet Thursday morning. Every year, I try to put up a little “personal essay” of sorts sharing tidbits of life and overall […]

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