Pho

Can I just start by saying Vietnamese food is one of my favorite types of food? (Other than Japanese food and Mexican food) The only reason I hadn’t had some good old Pho in a long time was because I didn’t have someone to eat it with me. But earlier I finally had it with my…

Skies

I have this fascination with skies. I find skies so dynamic, so beautiful and breathtaking. The colors, the patterns, the atmosphere. I believe I took the photo at the top months after I came to the States. I was in someone’s car on the freeway and I saw that the sky looked really unusual. The…

Portrait

I feel like my posts are always so random, but that’s exactly why I put “A little bit of everything” under my blog name, right? My photos are so random because they’re just snaps of my life taken at random times of the day. They don’t represent my life necessarily, because there are a lot…

Au Naturel

Tomorrow marks my three whole weeks of going “au naturel” (a.k.a. makeup free). I’ll admit it, there are definitely down days as well as good days. Some days my skin get more blotchy and more irritated, and some days it looks better. It’s just one of the things about the skin, isn’t it? It’s a…

Brunch

Today I had a nice time with my family and a church friend at brunch. We went to a cafe that served Hong Kong style breakfast, which I hadn’t had for quite some time. Hong Kong style breakfast is essentially a fusion between Chinese and American food. At first the food may seem quite American,…

Sketching

So I haven’t seen Beauty and the Beast yet, but I’m sure I will very soon. Since it’s just come out, I decided to do a little sketch of Belle. It took me a while to fill in her hair (since she’s a brunette), but I’m happy with how it turned out. Bear in mind…

Lazy Days

I love lazy days where you spend time with your family and just enjoy the day. The other day, I saw the most amazing sunset right outside my house (so naturally I had to take a photo of it). The colors were so vibrant and intense, it was absolutely breathtaking. I’ve really appreciated how beautiful…

Little Things

Lately, I’ve been learning to enjoy life’s little things. Although this seems weird, I feel like since I quit wearing any makeup, I’m more able to see life as it is and to enjoy it, every bit of it. Life seems more simple, more grounded. I can literally just roll out of bed, brush my…

Happy

This is the question everyone’s asking: how can I be happy? Well, I haven’t figured out the perfect answer yet, but lately I’ve been making progress. For a lot of girls, we feel happy ’cause we feel beautiful and worthy. But as we all know, societal norms are often almost impossible to achieve, which in…

March (2)

Can you believe it’s March 11th already? The days are going by so quickly. Yesterday I was watching The Little Mermaid (for the 20th time) and I thought I’d do a sketch of Ariel because she’s one of my favorite Disney princesses. It took a long time because I’m an amateur drawer and I realized…

Difficult

Difficult Why is love difficult when we love so easily? The affection melts away as two hearts struggle to say what they mean. Words lost in translation, gestures misinterpreted, conflicts unresolved, and built up frustrations are the cruel culprits of love past the expiry date. We are made to love. To give, to receive. Our…

Hong Kong (3)

These are again some photos of Hong Kong. I love that Hong Kong is a diverse city where different cultures meet. Growing up, I was exposed to various cuisines and people of different races/ethnicities. And I grew up loving it and accepting it. But I’ve come to realize that my open-mindedness isn’t a trait that…