Author: AndreaM

August 2, 2016

STTA: The truth about social media

I have a love/hate relationship with social media, particularly Instagram. I’ve been on and off of it in the past few months. There was even a time I was MIA on Instagram for 14 whole days *gasp*. Honestly, I didn’t miss it much-you know, the constant urge to check, the impulses to scroll and the consequent time suck. BUT I always return because the truth is…

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August 1, 2016

Lucky Rice Feast LA

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Lucky Rice LA Feast at Vibiana, in DTLA. Believe it or not, this is the 4th time I’ve attended! The first one was in NYC, the ones after that were after I moved to LA. It’s kind of crazy to think how much has changed everytime I go. One thing that hasn’t changed is my obsession with discovering and…

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July 27, 2016

STTA-Quarter Life reflections

I’m finally 25 after what seems like an eternity.  Here is a video of what I’ve learned so far and what continues to drive me moving forward. I’ve learned and grown so much in the short time since graduation and I can’t imagine what I’ll continue to discover in the year(s) ahead. Hope you liked the video! This video is dedicated to my rare specimen,…

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July 25, 2016

What I want for my birthday year (yay 25)!

25 is that age where you’re expected to have a quarter life crisis. I want it to be my best year yet. Every year as I get older I’m always thinking of what I can do better and I feel that THIS year will truly be the year when I can make things happen (if I’m consistent and put in the effort of course). Here is…

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July 18, 2016

My first YouTube video!

The best things in life are usually both nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time. Not sure if there’s an actual word to describe this feeling, but I do know that that’s how I feel about the fact that I just published my first YouTube video. The internet can be a scary place, so that’s where most of my hesitation comes from. However, it can also…

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July 15, 2016

On My Radar: Peach and Lily’s Ask Lily service

Don’t be fooled- great lighting and i’m wearing coverup! I spy my shingle scars though. It’s been a year since I moved to LA and I’m still struggling to get used to some things. My skin and the climate is one of them. There’s definitely something different about the air and water in LA. My east-coast born and bred skin and hair have never been drier…

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June 30, 2016

My answers to 40 deep questions

For the past few years I’ve been reading the self help blog Marc and Angel. Their newsletters and articles have really helped me through dark times and forced me to think about things that have ultimately shaped my value system and mindset. Whenever I meet someone who thinks they know a lot about themselves, or I reach a level of deep conversation with someone, I like to ask…

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June 20, 2016

My New Favorite Cafe in Ktown LA: Creperie Le Terrace

I’m always looking for new cafes to camp out and be productive in because I can only be so productive in the comfort of my own bed. This past weekend, I looked up places in K-town using Yelp, trying to avoid the Starbucks, Caffe Bene’s and Tom and Tom’s (the more mainstream places) when I came across Creperie Le Terrace. I chose this place because it happened to be close…

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June 18, 2016

Awesome Asian American Women dinner

In the beginning of 2016, I posted this online on Twitter and Facebook. This was about 4/5 months after I moved to LA, but finding my “tribe” has been something that I’ve been on the lookout for, for as long as I can remember. I simply “put it out there” literally on the internet, so that anyone who saw it, or fit the bill would maybe,…

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May 12, 2016

Why long distance (relationships) are worth it

I’m in the first serious, healthy relationship of my whole existence, and it’s long distance. I never thought I’d be that person. In fact, I used to be the kind of person who didn’t “believe” in long distance relationships. Based off of what I heard, it didn’t seem like there was enough face-time or quality time spent between the two people to make it “real.”…

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