There’s still so much of Taiwan that I have never been to as I normally hang out in Taipei only. One day my friend suggested that we take a trip to Tainan City, a city on Taiwan’s southwest coast. It is the oldest city in the country and also the island’s capital from … Continue readingmore +
Recapping what I did and ate in good ole’ NYC. I’d been super looking forward to chilling out and catching up with my peeps back home, because in the last year or so, I didn’t feel much like connecting with anyone anywhere. I was drowning from plot twists that life’s been dishing my way; coping … Continue readingmore +
I arrived at Saigon, the ancient capital city of Southern Vietnam, welcomed by an afternoon downpour. Looking out the windows of the Merc that has been sent to pick me up from the airport, I saw motorcyclists clad in rain ponchos zipping by in this monsoon season. My ride from the airport took approximately … Continue readingmore +
I was quite bent on shutting out as many distractions as possible during the last few weeks of 2013, so that I could kick back and plot my course for 2014. I had thought that I’d be hiding indoors, inside the comfort of my apartment and quietly spending the holidays … Continue readingmore +
Being a purveyor of chic living is hard work. Oh, such hard work. ;) After back to back late nights and skipped meals the week prior due to my attendance of and excitement towards Fide Fashion Weeks events, I was whisked away to a much-needed R&R getaway over the weekend. … Continue readingmore +
I am a hopeless boutique hotel junkie! That should not come as a surprise to you since I am an artsy hipster type who’s a purveyor of chic living. Boutique hotels with carefully curated interior decor items and integrated visual branding get me totally weak in the knees. Every corner … Continue readingmore +
The story of Sop Merah:
You know how at every family potluck party, there’s a relative who always brings the same dish over and over? Whether that’s been assigned to her or she happened to claim this as her signature dish, my aunt always makes Sop Merah whenever there’s a family dinner gathering. This vividly scarlet soup has been a perennial favorite in our family and everyone, including me, loves it.
I’ve pretty much forgotten about this soup as I hadn’t had it in a long time, until one day my aunt visited me and brought some which she made the night before. This is a special soup for me… read on and you’ll find out why.
Because I had to clock in daily at an office for a consulting project not long ago, I took a hard look at my wardrobe and realized that in recent years I no longer owned any corporate wear or proper “work” outfits. I did have a couple of white button downs, but I’d style them casually (ie. with jeans) and wear them on my days off (which was, like, most of the time – kinda sorta; self employment yo!).
A white cotton shirt, aka button down, is a classic staple item to have in anyone’s wardrobe though and it doesn’t hurt to stock up on a few quality ones. Whether you’re attending an important business meeting or going to happy hour with the team, a white cotton shirt is versatile enough to be styled up or down.
UNIQLO Women Denim Long Sleeve Shirt / Ally Fashion Zip Detail Blazer / Tamara Mellon Fringe Skirt Short / TOTEM SALVAGED Leopard Printed Cowhide Tote / Tory Burch Robinson Watch, Special Edition, Gold-Tone/Lapis / Gorjana Arrow Ear Climbers / CHANEL. ILLUSION D’OMBRE VELVET – COLLECTION LES AUTOMNALES. Long Wear Luminous Matte Eyeshadow / Nars Audacious Lipstick Fanny Rich Berry / Lancome Le Crayon Khôl EyeLiner / Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Hand Cream
My sis sent me a Hello Kitty Spam Musubi Kit! The kit consists of three items: one musubi mold (for the rectangular rice block that’s the same shape and size as a slice of SPAM), one Hello Kitty mold for the cat face, and one can of low sodium SPAM. I wasted no time in making some immediately.
How friggin’ adorable are these Hello Kitty Spam Musubis. Thank you, sis~ ♥