Sunday, May 31, 2009

HI to NY

I'm baaaack! It feels so nice to be back home in HI, but I really do miss the high energy of NY! There's a lot of pictures to sift through (and it's summer, which means I'm gonna be lazy!) so I'll be posting more throughout this month.

This trip was live in the moment kinda move. When the chance to go came up, I said hell yes without really thinking about all the expenses. I have no regrets on going at all, now I'm just torn about my post-graduation plans. Should I move to New York or go with a safer and cheaper option? 

Also, this summer I had wanted to do more live in the moment moves that I usually don't have time for, like taking salsa lessons, a silver clay ring class and hiring someone to teach me how to drive. All along with jobs and internships. All which require additional time and money. Oh, and then there are my student loans waiting to attack my bank account once I get my diploma in December.


And continuing on my ramble, my Google Reader was at 1000+ after two weeks of no computer. I read the good stuff, then marked everything else as read without even looking. Not reading blogs/knowing what's happening is kinda liberating. It made me want to move to Bali, haha.

Friday, May 15, 2009


My last exam was this morning and now I'm off to New York + Boston!
Definitely not looking forward to my nonstop flight from Hawai'i to New Jersey, but I will breathe stale air for 10 hours just to shop, eat, see and have a shit load of fun on the East Coast.

And following Keri Smith's rules on How to be an Explorer of the World should make it even better!

P.S. I'll be tweeting my adventures.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Mother's Day and Brother's Birthday.

Lunch buffet and ROUND bellies.

Thing 1 and Thing 2.

cut Hanes shirt, F21 dress, DIY chains, Ralph Lauren sunnies

Saturday, May 9, 2009

green tea pills

So my dad gave me some of his old camera equipment he no longer uses. One of the goodies is a Tamron Auto Focus Aspherical 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 lens. No clue what that means, but then again, I never really know what I'm doing with my camera. Anyways, baby can zoom like no other I've owned. Took this picture of our tennis courts all the way from the 15th floor.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

10 more days

Discovered the wonders of coe&waito while image requesting for my internship. Anything that is a jellyfish or an octopus and captured well gets eight thumbs up from me.

+ while I was browsing through 502 images of accessories on, I came across these neck beauties by Dries Van Noten. When I saw them I simultaneously thought of three bloggers: Elizabeth (because she makes amazing stuff for your neck), Brigadeiro (because she loves and owns Dries) and Mathilde (because, like me, she loved the VPL neck pieces by Lizzy Fortunato).

+ they go well with the jellyfish!

P.S. 10 more days till I'm in New York! Eeeee!

Monday, May 4, 2009


Excess of friends + food + sleep this weekend. Not complaining.

Friday, May 1, 2009

pop champagne

Today is my friend Chelsea's birthday and that's what we'll be doing.
The only thing missing for tonight is this cool party hat.

via Asian Models