April 26, 2015

Finding Peace In the Big City

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Hong Kong was a flash, a wink, yet a decade ago. I think I've grown up a lot during and since that trip back in January. I stayed at Lanson Place in Causeway bay, which provided a peaceful retreat from long adventurous days of Yes.


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April 24, 2015

Power-walking Into Summer

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Come May 1st (五一) Beijing will officially be summer. While I've been decidedly very fucking glad - winter was The Great Depression - I've also been somewhat dreading the city turning into its alter ego of the Even Greater Sweaty Kingdom.

For now: how to transition from a layered-raccoon to summer wear that doesn't resemble an '07 backpacker with a '14 selfie stick??

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April 19, 2015

Learning to Learn

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The past two weeks have been kind of hectic. I had multiple deadlines for freelance projects, four exams, two academic essays...I was on the verge of breaking down. Either that or cloning myself DIY-style. So I've had to reevaluate some of my priorities.


I used to always take school for granted, seeing it as this annoying static noise in the background that wouldn't go away. It was distracting me from what I wanted to do, and holding me back from who I wanted to become.

"I know what I want to do, and this shit won't help me get there" came up a lot, both mentally and verbally. Plans I have for this blog and KNEON, and all the dreams I have to work between China and the US - writing a 4000 word paper on a Qing porcelain vase isn't going to help me.

I'm graduating in a year's time, and will be completely free. Not gonna lie, this realization made me ecstatic with joy - at first. But then it dawned on me: this is The Last Period of my life where I am free of responsibilities, where I get to be this phat sponge, absorbing and learning, and just preparing myself for the adventure that Real Life will be. I will never have the time like I do now to just be a spectator.


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Soon I'll be on That Other Side. And dark or not - I won't be able to come back. So note to self: stop hating on school! Read lots of books! Do yoga! Interview cool girls for this blog! Shoot more photos! Learn more about the art of life! Use more exclamation marks! I really need to just stop complaining and enjoy being this piggy in the middle.


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These photos were taken by Nick when we dropped by the new Yetang HQ the other day to shoot founder Natasia for the next episode of #GIRLCRUSH. I'm wearing 200% more color than usual and feeling girly for once. Also the print on this top + short set isn't even florally, but the quote seemed to fit as the title, so whatever :')


Photos by Nick Wu. Makeup by Xiao Ming.

Reebok sneakers, ShaoYaoJu top and shorts.

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