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A Brief Respite from Stress, Sorta

I think I had too much coffee yesterday afternoon so the caffeine is still circulating in my system. Voila, I am insomniac and wide awake! I’ve reached that point in the college semester where everything feels like I am trying to hold it all together but I am also so burnt out from the endless…… Continue reading A Brief Respite from Stress, Sorta

about me · anxiety · chinese customs · COVID-19 · family · orchids · school · social anxiety

Tired of This S***

Second month into 2021 and I’m trudging along. How’s your year been so far? I’ve been okay for the most part. The improvements and the struggles continue. My current therapist reminded me in my latest session with him to treat myself gently like I would treat a friend. And it’s true, I often forget to…… Continue reading Tired of This S***

around the house · daily habits · favorites · flowers · fun · gardening · hobby · nature · orchids · Phalaenopsis orchid · plants · Things I Love

Amateur orchiding

I know I technically just made up a word (orchiding), but it’s my way of describing my everlasting love for phalaenopsis orchid plants. 😍 I currently own 8 orchids and they’re all mini-sized. I would love big regular sized orchid with large blooms but I just have nowhere to put such a large potted plant…… Continue reading Amateur orchiding

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Happy Belated 4th

My 4th of July didn’t go as expected. Life can change so easily in a blink of an eye. I was so sure in my last post that things would go accordingly as I was picturing they would. How many times have I been here before, with my inaccurate fortune telling? I should know better…… Continue reading Happy Belated 4th

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Strolling by the Sea

Yesterday was a fantastic humid day for walking along the seaside. Good thing I didn’t wear flip-flops as I am prone to do during summer-ish weather. I needed my sneakers for how far I went (I walked for two hours with small breaks in-between), and flip-flops would’ve definitely put a serious strain on my feet…… Continue reading Strolling by the Sea

flowers · nature · Photo blog · photos · plants · spring

In Bloom

Yes, this is another photo blog. XD I’ve been posting mostly in this fashion lately. It’s not so much about having something to show as it is about the experience of seeing something and wanting to preserve the memory of it. That and I’m starting to become interested in properly identifying the names of plants…… Continue reading In Bloom

nature · Photo blog · plants · spring

Backyard surprises

It’s finally April and many plants are just starting to poke through the top of the soil with new shoots. I was not expecting to see any flowers yet but did find some early surprises. Also, a random fun fact about pussy willow branches are they’re used as decoration for the Lunar New Year celebration…… Continue reading Backyard surprises

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Yellow tinted queen

Nature is what I need today. This is a photo of a yellow tree peony in full bloom from last summer. I’m surprised I never shared it, I remember being wowed by it. Coincidentally, the last flower photo I shared on my blog was also yellow. I swear that wasn’t on purpose, lol. I hope…… Continue reading Yellow tinted queen