An Ode to My Mother’s Culinary Talent

Dinner was so good that it would be a total sin not to post a picture of it. My mom made her own version of the Japanese soup and rice that we often have on our trips to Japan. The clear soup is made using bonito flakes. You pour it over the rice, and add…

Weekend Recap + YouTube Algorithms

Man, YouTube algorithms are just getting better and better. It’s uncanny how accurate they are when suggesting tracks that correspond with your musical preference, or what mollifying clip about the art of sushi pops up after a heated five minutes of Gordon Ramsay screaming “IT’s rAW!” I tested this out just now (when I procrastinate,…

Hoi An in 5 Lewkz

In 2015 I swore to myself that I’d never use the word “lewkz” for its teenage-powered, angsty misspelling, and now here I am, two years older and none the wiser. Anyway, here’s to Vietnamese food, all the fun and cool and helpful and not helpful but intriguing people we met, the scenery, and the time…

Boxing Day 2017!!! And a Cult Gaia surprise…

I got this suuuper Jane Birkin-kinda knit minidress from my auntie on the 23rd. It didn’t come with a slip underneath but I found a sheer blue one from a different knit dress that used to belong to my mum and wore it underneath.  Dress: hand-me-down, Bag: Cult Gaia Ark-lookalike from Hoi An which retailed at…

Sai Wan

  This year on Christmas Eve, my parents decided it was about time to hike out to our favourite beach at Sai Wan. When the tide is high, the water comes in an inch deep. It easily covers the fine sand, rippling and eddying languorously across your feet if you stand there for a while….

Hội An and an awesome dessert: chè chuối

Last week my family and I visited the beautiful area of Hoi An, just on the coast of central Vietnam. Although over the years, the place has become a tourist hotspot populated with spas and resorts, the ancient town is still quaintly beautiful, although Chinese-ified more than it was twenty years ago (according to my…

My CSM Offer! (and Late Nights in Central)

Guess what! I have some amazing news – I got into the Central Saint Martins Foundation in Art and Design (with a Specialized Pathway in Fashion and Textiles) during my interview last Thursday!! I am frankly over the moon and beyond; it still hasn’t really hit me that I have the opportunity to study at…

Here’s Why We Need to Talk About Food and Our Girls.

My mother has a story that she often likes to mention to friends and strangers as a joke; that from the age of five, I’d stand in front of the long mirror, pinch my face and waist, and check whether I’d gained weight. I’d laugh along in conversation, but inside it felt like a washing…

How to be Gucci (without the Gucci)

How to be Gucci without the Gucci – this works on all levels ranging from LOOK-AT-ME and I-DON’T-KNOW-HOW-TO-BE-BASIC. Just trust me on this one.

I made pan-toasted cheesus and so can YOU

The selling point? Let me market these to you with every imaginable (and applicable) English word. These are undeniably the perfect quick-fix hungry-student comfort-food staple for whenever you have no time, want a warm hug, but can’t seem to locate a friend or family member to physically bother for one.