I Threaded my F*#king Face

My face has never felt so raw. See below for pictures. Sunday 8/4/2018 [PAD THAI-INDUCED HALLUCINATORY TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: I was hiking with my classmates out in the wilderness that is Sai Kung Country Park, and the main thing that got me through was an image of THIS VERY DISH hovering on the edges…

Last Year’s Sketches

Portfolio work last year meant that I practiced more on body proportions, which therefore meant a lot of life drawing. Having never once bothered with focusing on accuracy, it often resulted in peculiarly-formed humanoid shapes on paper which I frustratingly never got quite right – the reason was so blatantly obvious; I had no real…

Stanley

When you exit from the Aberdeen Tunnel and see the lush countryside of  Wong Chuk Hang and Repulse Bay, it feels like you’re stepping into some glossy, hi-functioning documentary of Hong Kong. Every wall lining the roads (even those lining the roads and buzzing pavements) is perpetually whitewashed and the houses are glass-fronted, haven-style, along…

Things I’m Grateful For (not a comprehensive list)

During these past months I’ve made some of the nicest memories, met some incredible people, and reached milestones I never thought I’d hit. Small and large things, like: Going to my first house party and getting semi-tipsy Doing my first formal interview Getting university acceptance offers, and also rejection letters Getting over my irrational fear…

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

It’s the year of the dog, so I thought I’d post a picture of me pretending to be one. Hope y’all got a good haul of lai see money this year!

Grandma’s Seriously OP Knit Skills

My grandma loves to knit. A retired seamstress, she used to knit capes, jackets, jumpers, and scarves for my cousins and I when we were growing up. Not to mention this gem: My grandma just showed me this jacket that she knit and told me the backstory to boot. She made it after my grandpa…

All Fun & No Work

I figure the bamboo bag that I got in Vietnam (that looks exactly like the Cult Gaia Ark Bag, my goodness – here’s a link to another outfit featuring the same bag) doesn’t exactly scream ‘WINTER WEATHER’, but since it’s really blimming cold in Hong Kong right now, hopefully it’ll make everything look more on-a-vacation-in-a-heatwave-but-I-brought-my-down-jacket-just-as-a-precaution-like-any-other-sensible-gal in…

Here’s to Shrek-Coloured Knitwear

Again, this is from my mom. A jumper circa 1980/90s (I didn’t ask) which looks kinda hippie-slash-embroidered-bohemian-Shrek-made-out-of-wool. I wore it with khaki wide-leg cotton pants from Uniqlo and vintage glittery sunflower slippers that are even older than me. Linen scarf: JCrew Bag: Samuel and Ashley Leather

Pass Me My Lasso

I was out doing some research for prom dresses today! I’m making my own and designed my own fabric to go with it (the printing company sent it in the mail this week and I am so excited to get my sewing machine out! Revision is redundant.) The stores have an abundance of knowledge about…

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…