About two weeks ago, I happened upon this black top. I’ve been wearing it almost everyday since. It has an interesting cut, is soft and flowy, and covers my butt so I can wear it as a dress with tights. It has been a bit colder lately (LOLLZZZ mid 60s) so I have been forced to layer underneath it while wrapping my neck with a thick scarf like this Pashimna one which I bought in India.
Comfort for life.
Now, my bed awaits.
Idag är det 1a advent och vi har bakat lussekatter. Jag älskar den här månaden när allt är så mysigt. Tyvärr snöar det inte här i Los Angeles, but it’s okay~ Ska julpynta så småningom!
It was my mom’s birthday yesterday. I got her a Swedish princess cake from our favorite bakery. Today we ate a bit more of the cake for breakfast. Not the healthiest of choices but whatever!
Now I’m just reading some before we head on over to my aunt’s house. I haven’t seen family in so long. It will be nice. I hope you are all doing well <3
Spent Wednesday morning at the banks of the LA river….the Glendale Narrows portion which is near my friends’ place. It was a strange day but lovely at the same time. Got harassed by some geese. So much attitude.
After an action-packed weekend, I’ve spent my Sunday night in my sweats drinking ginger tea trying to keep warm. It’s wonderful to unwind. But now it is time to head on over to bed so I can tackle this coming week. Hope you’ve all had a nice weekend <3
PS. my bangs have grown out~ yayyyyyyyyyyy. took only eight months.
Well not really, but I’ve been in my 80s music mood this past week. I don’t know how it happens…these random feelings sweep over and then I get sucked into a particular “mode.” Nostalgic feelings. I think it happens to me whenever I’m in a transition period – when I know change is on its way. When that happens, I fall back to something from the past that is comforting.
ANYWAY. Been a hectic two weeks with lots of things happening – fun and not so fun.
Work is interesting but I’m not where I want to be. It’s not challenging me creatively. It’s a fairly dull environment. I am in front of the computer from the time I get there till the time I leave. I hardly talk to anyone except when I ask how everyone’s weekend was. I want to gain experience though, which is why I’m glad I got this job. I want to learn everything and then move on. I want to experience this so I know if I should go back to school for a masters or if I should go in another direction. I feel like if I stay here for too long it will stunt my creative growth. I know I wanna be where things are happening…where experimentation is taking place…where new technology is used….where things are more “cutting edge.” I think I miss the studio environment where you discover things and push yourself while collaborating and receiving input from others. Here everything is static….same old apartment buildings.
Outside of work I’ve been hanging out with friends like always. A couple of friends and I have made Wednesday nights the time when we get together to eat ramen and discuss the troubles in our lives right after work. We call our group the “Little Tokyo Round-up.” It’s strangely comforting ~
I went to a Halloween party last weekend thrown by a friend. I wore my Indian sari and managed to pull it off although I wrapped the sari very incorrectly where it became difficult to walk around. I was either jumping or wobbling around. Luckily, people were very helpful ~
During the actual day of Halloween I helped pass out candy to little kiddies and then went barhopping around Silverlake with friends. This time I was dressed as Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction. Got lots of high-fives throughout the night for this one.
Now I’m gonna go and prepare my lunch for tomorrow – brbbbbbb~
Have a good week guys ~
I am not a morning person. When I don’t have work I get out of bed whenever I feel awake enough…which is usually late. So when my friends asked me to go on an early morning hike over the weekend, I thought I must have hit my head somewhere to have agreed on tagging along. It didn’t help that I went to bed at 4 am the night before.
I ended up joining them with the help of a miracle and we completed a very uphill 6 mile hike with no problems. It was refreshing. I have, however, been walking around the office like a penguin due to the muscle aches that followed.
I’ve been overflowing with nostalgic feelings and at first I welcomed them because it was fun but it’s become quite overwhelming. I think it’s the changing of the seasons that kicks these feelings into motion. I don’t know how to explain it so I’ll share some photos from over the weekend instead.
Had a packed weekend with friends and with plenty of strange moments. Highlights were going to the Korean Spa (we shared a table with the dude that played Eric Forman), tea shopping in Chinatown, and eating ramen in Little Tokyo. Sunday night was a mini reunion with old friends. It was nice – we are planning a camping trip for February~ Overall, a memorable weekend.
September comes and goes way too fast. I’ve been so incredibly busy, but I’m not complaining. This past month was filled with lots of happy and sad moments. Here’s a random compilation of phone photos I took the last three weeks.
This photo is my “thing” now. I can’t explain it, but it fills me with so much joy.
A present from my mom for my birthday. It’s very cozy.
My dad’s birthday was also this month!
Thank you so much, Ethan~
Birthday muffin surprise in the middle of the night from my friend ~
We have a weekly tradition now: go to Shin Sen Gumi after work.
My little sunflowers are growing.
MORE WORK YAY!
Got this little guy as a present. He is always with me.
Keeps me motivated.
So here is the sad news. My professor that I went to India with, Nick, passed away a week ago. It’s the most surreal feeling knowing he’s not there anymore. We were just emailing each other a few weeks ago, keeping in touch. I’ve been watching videos and looking through photographs remembering all the wonderful memories. Life is too short and anything can happen at any given moment. I’m happy I got the opportunity to get to know him. <3
I went camping over the weekend at Cachuma Lake with a fun group of people. It was great…it felt like we had taken over the place. I hadn’t been around a huge group of people like that in quite a while. When I used to go scouting, this was something that would happen several times a year so it was something I always expected and looked forward to. When you become busy with your own life and get sucked into school, you tend to forget about the things that go missing. It was a warm feeling…to be around so many loud and funny people again. Friendships like these are what I treasure the most. We might not see each other for long periods of time…but when we do meet again, we pick up right where we left off.
I have camped at Cachuma many times before but it had been a while since the last time. It’s a beautiful camp ground with a beautiful lake and lots of cute little birds and lizards. During the day the sun was out and it was hot (my face is peeling as I type this…) and the nights and mornings were cold. I was freezing Saturday night. It was ridiculous and embarrassing on my part as I was wearing five layers of clothing plus someone else’s jacket. I had been sitting next to the fire for so long that when I finally showered when I got home, I could still smell the smoke in my hair afterward.
**Sidenote! The night sky was so beautiful. I couldn’t believe it.