What has Heels and Looks Like a Disco Ball?

It’s been a while since we talked about footwear, so as a surprise, I present to you the sEXIesT, party-in-the-front-AND-the-back disco-ball pair of high heels I’ve ever footed the bill for. And have ever graced my shoe cabinet. And here’s the BEST PART – they’re covered in glitter from head to toe (you may grimace now)!…

RUSSIA 2017 (Oct-Nov)

Photo Gallery To sum it up in three words: Buffet, Art, & Churches. Every breakfast: cold buffet table. Every dinner: black rye bread and margarine (always served piped in a dish), soup or salad, main course, and dessert. Buffet for lunch: thrice – once at Esse Jazz Club, where there was a live jazz band….

Victoria Gaol (大館), Central District

Once where Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh was imprisoned in the 1930s, today Victoria Gaol has been restored into Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, retaining much of its existing architecture and of course, prison cells. Located in Central District on 10 Hollywood Road, the huge, colonial-style complex was renovated by the Hong Kong…

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…

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…

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…