Tag: advice

January 3, 2015

New writing routine

Writing is something I really struggle with. Can you tell from all the gaps of time in between posts? A bit ironic considering how I have a blog, right? It’s not because I have nothing to write about, but rather because it’s hard for me to put pen to paper and articulate the idea in a way that will make sense to me or someone…

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July 21, 2014

American Beauty Photoshoot with Ben Baker

Back in April, I had the incredible opportunity of being photographed by Ben Baker for his latest project, 1-100. He has photographed the likes of President Obama, Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, Bono, Diane von Furstenberg and even the Olsen twins! Although I’m camera shy (you’ll notice more nature photos than selfies on my instagram), I was eager to participate. This project was going to share the…

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May 8, 2014

More than Cleverness, we need Kindness

I was listening to a mix on 8 tracks, my favorite music app, during a run when I came across a speech in a playlist of songs. Even without the Hans Zimmer music accompaniment, it’s an inspiring speech. [vimeo 24379918 w=500 h=375] Here’s an excerpt of the speech below.


April 14, 2014

Things I wish I knew when I was 22

I love getting random emails and comments from readers.  In my last post, I even offered my style advice to a reader. The people who stumble across my blog often make my day 🙂 Not too long ago I got an email from someone who read my Crazy Rich Asians blog post and I eventually asked him for some advice. (Yea kind of random, but…

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April 10, 2014

Style me for: Animal Kingdom

About a week ago, I got an email from someone who came across my blog, asking me what she should wear for her family’s upcoming trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. (That is what my “Contact” page is for after all….:)) As a proud wife and mother of 3, she wants to look fashionable yet functional with a unique twist. She has her itinerary all set with venues to…

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March 10, 2014

When you love and you have to let go

Note: This post has gone through multiple edits within the past four weeks. It’s amazing how you can write something in one state of mind and then read it through a completely different perspective. I’m sure it will still sound a bit all over the place but here it is: A lot has happened in my life so far in 2014. I  got to travel…

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January 1, 2014

Happy 2014

Happy first day of 2014!! Hope it’s been nothing but good for you so far. 🙂 Last night, I was thinking about how last week didn’t quite feel like Christmas for me (maybe it was the odd weather) but strangely, this week, I could feel the approach of the new year in my bones. I don’t know what it is… but I have a feeling…

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November 21, 2013

Mental Un-clog

Yesterday, I took the day off.  Yes, it was a Wednesday, smack in the middle of the week, but I needed a mental health day where I had time –the day- alllllllllll to myself. I felt a bit uncomfortable asking for one but my mind and body was just overloaded. I just had to. Thankfully my boss said yes. (I was surprised but sincerely grateful)….

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November 3, 2013

*Exclusive* Interview with Shi Lim, Miss Universe Singapore 2013

One of the things I love about New York is that you never know who you’ll meet or run into. If you try new things with an open mind and spontaneous spirit, you are bound to meet great people.  Another great thing about New York is that it is only the beginning. The person you are while you’re here and the people you meet during…

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October 2, 2013

My Manifesto (in Business and Life)

I’ll be completely honest. I was in a little funk last week. You may be familiar with this feeling- I guess you could call it being in a rut or feeling stuck. Basically, I was unmotivated and a bit sad. I usually stick it out and deal with it myself. I often like to dive into my feelings to figure out why I’m feeling this…

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