I’m usually the one behind the camera (which is why it’s rare that you’ll see photos of me on my blog) but on my third day at New York Fashion Week, I got photographed. Twice!
Just before the beginning of the Year of the Snake and the craziness that is Fashion week, I made a trip to Chinatown to pay a visit to the Mahayana Buddhist temple.
I first came here for school with my East Asian Art and Civilization course about 2 years ago and ever since, I try to stop by whenever I’m in the neighborhood to get a fortune for fun. Continue reading
Wow. So tomorrow is the first day of my last semester of college. Winter break flew by!
A lot has happened in just the past week. Some of the things that come to mind: I took the time to write a long letter to a friend, I lost my phone in the city and I had an amazing long heart to heart conversation with someone I just met.
If there’s anything I have learned this winter break, it is the power of words (or lack thereof). Not having a phone and not being able to communicate efficiently has put me at a disadvantage (although it is liberating in a way.) The relationships that have formed just from the moment of courage it takes to start a conversation or ask a question is astounding. The impact on the recipient of a letter just from some candid thought and emotion that went into a handwritten message.
Things like this are often taken for granted in a world that has replaced human contact and interaction with screens, swipes and buttons; the world has become isolated, automated and detached; The power of words and the emotions and ideas it evokes has never been so strong.
All the interactions I’ve had with people this winter break has really stressed the importance of words in business and life: how, the words you say are just as important as what you don’t say. How the manner in which you say something sometimes matters more than what you actually say. How I would rather regret having said it than leaving something unsaid.
Words also have the awesome ability of having power even without the security of a sentence. When I think of the semester ahead and what I hope it will be like, I think of certain words. Words like success, love, enrich and win as shown in the street art I came across downtown.
Today, I received my copy of The Ground Magazine. Today, I am also officially a published contributor.
That moment when you see your own name published in an international print magazine for the first time is quite a weird feeling let me tell you… but nonetheless amazing.
I am usually never late to appointments/events- it’s quite rare. I’m only late if unforeseen circumstances arise or if it’s intentional. Someone once told me that “If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late. If you’re late, forget about it”. Ever since I’ve been told that in high school I have made it a point to always be at least 10-15 minutes early aka punctual. It’s a way for me to make the most of my time and to respect that of others, especially in New York.
Of course the one time I am unforgivably late, January 16 (last night), the Global CEO of Chanel is speaking at the Asia Society at what was a sold out event.
2013. Another chance to get it right and another chance to outdo ourselves and the year before.
Yesterday was day 3 of 2013, so I took the time to think about and write down my 3 New Year’s resolutions (4 just didn’t sound right.) Once you publish something, you’re held accountable for it. Here’s to hoping these resolutions will make me a better student, entrepreneur and person.
Around Thanksgiving, I applied for a Learn Chinese contest so I would have the chance to win Chinese lessons at the China Institute here in New York. We were asked to submit an image or essay about why we want to learn Chinese. I sent both an image and essay and a couple weeks later found out I was one of three finalists. It was then time to post it on Facebook for the public to vote and ultimately choose the winner.
I’ve watched the Gossip Girl season finale about 3 times now… and I’ve never been more proud to say that I have been a fan of Gossip Girl since i read the full book series in 6/7th(?) grade. It’s great to see it wasn’t butchered like so many other movie/tv adaptations. I find it quite amazing how different mediums- books or tv- transform the content.
I didn’t know what to expect for the finale… All I have to say is that as more and more of the story unfolded and it reached its end, just when I thought it couldn’t get better, a baby Bass appears! In a full three piece suit, no less.
Too much menswear amazingness in one photo.
It’s only natural we take a moment to look at the best of Bass throughout the seasons to finish off what has been an incredible series if not to appreciate Chuck Bass in all his glory.
This morning I spent hours making a homemade Korean meal for my roommate for her birthday.