anxiety · coping mechanisms · Hopes and fears · life · nature · summer

Recall the Moment

Life is chaos. The times I have been completely at ease, content in being where I am with no rush or disturbance knocking at my door, are few and far between. Sometimes that utter euphoria lasts seconds, or minutes, or just an hour or two. It’s nice to have those moments where I forget who…… Continue reading Recall the Moment

daily · mornings · nighttime · summer · Thoughts and feelings · weather

Cooldown Mode

In my eyes, mid-August was the pinnacle of summer’s intensity. For quite a few days, it was so hot that walking for a few blocks had me sweating right from the getgo even with a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and loose clothing. After sundown hours wasn’t much help either. Often I saved my shower as the…… Continue reading Cooldown Mode

fun in the sun · life · personal habits · ramblings · random · spring

Things Yet to Come

I had a very ordinary day with not much going on. One thing I was very pleased about is the start of Daylight Savings on this past Sunday. Moving the clock ahead has made all the difference with an extra hour of sun. Finally! It was a wonderful feeling today for it to be 5…… Continue reading Things Yet to Come

life · nature · people · personal habits · ramblings · Thoughts and feelings · weather · winter

Dark Wintry Musings

So far this winter I have yet to experience the outdoor chill of anything below 39 degrees Fahrenheit. This is at least true for the daytime hours when I venture out. Snow only came once in mid-November; I can’t remember the exact date although it wasn’t even that cold that day. A sea of powder…… Continue reading Dark Wintry Musings

coping mechanisms · family · people · perception · street art · Thoughts and feelings · weather

Inaccurate Impression

It was the morning of Sunday, October 21st. Aunt T, who was visiting for the weekend, drove Aunt Y (her sister), her friend, my dad, and I to Bushwick for a free graffiti art street tour. We were the first ones there but stayed in the car to avoid the cold air until more people…… Continue reading Inaccurate Impression

accents · awkward · comfort · Comfort zone · Cultural views · culture · family · feelings · life · people · perception · transportation · travel · unexpected situations · weather

Cultural Differences

It’s day 8 since I came to to Beijing, China for a 10-day vacation. I started writing this post yesterday while waiting for a flight to Xiamen. It only took 3 hours to get there, thankfully. Being part of a tour guide group for the first 5 days in China, the sights I saw were…… Continue reading Cultural Differences

birds · bugs · crowds · flowers · friends · friendship · fun in the sun · Independence day · just for fun · nature · Photo blog · photos · plants · summer

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