Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I WEAR: Giving Thanks

After the feasts you all hopefully had you must be ready to not visualize heaps of turkey/stuffing/sweet potatoes/all the other culprits until Thanksgiving 2013 rears its gloriously gluttonous head. If that's the case, I suggest not scrolling through this post. Your food coma might kick up again. 

Like most other international students with family abroad, I face the tricky issue of deciding where to spend Thanksgiving every year. This year, for the first time, I decided to stay "home" (my New York apartment, that is) and cook up a storm.  We cheated and ordered pre-made corn bread, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. But as far as the big-ticket items go... homemade turkey, homemade mashed potatoes, homemade sweet potatoes with marshmallows (my specialty). Now you understand my choice of boyfriend jeans, the perfect eating pants given their oversized fit.

I'm a sucker for most holidays, but I particularly like Thanksgiving because it calls for the type of probing introspection many (and certainly I) neglect to engage in regularly. At every age, every other day of the year, the focus seems to be on moving forward. What do you want to be when you grow up? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What are your resolutions for this coming year? Not to discount ambition or the importance of goal-setting; I mean, I'm not in law school for the free pizza. But it's comforting to know that, at least once a year, it will always be the right decision to set the future aside. To sit on the couch and watch football (or annoy your boyfriend while he does). To eat copiously without considering fat content or calorie count. To stroll under (and snap pictures amidst) the glorious Autumn foliage. To be thankful for good health, love, all the "futures" already realized in one's "present", and Youtube tutorials on how to prepare a turkey.

Happy belated Thanksgiving, everyone. I hope you all felt as appreciative and appreciated as I did. Enjoy the pictures after the jump! 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I GO: Inside My NYC Apartment

For the past two weeks, the weather in New York has been testy (to put it mildly) what with Sandy, snow, and all. It and preparation for my impending first round of law school exams has kind of turned me into a hermit. I'll venture outside for classes, the occasional girly playdate, and Starbucks' salted caramel hot chocolate, but for the most part, I have been under self-imposed house arrest. So I decided to finally take the time to snap a few shots of my beloved new home for you!

I will say that my apartment-hunting experience in Manhattan was as stressful as the rumors forewarned, but if you know what you want, the process can be quite speedy. I got really lucky and found my place on the 3rd day of scouring! Perfect location, perfect building, perfect city view. And although it's a studio apartment, it's plenty spacious for little ol' me. I positioned the large IKEA storage unit (more closet space!) to separate the living room from the bedroom/study. The (extremely!) tall ceilings and massive windows really help open the space up, and perhaps most importantly, there's tons of inbuilt closet room. Needless to say, I dont' think I'll be kicking my homebody ways for quite some time.

Enjoy the pictures after the jump!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I WEAR: Strolling Lincoln Center

Picking up where we left off yesterday, the reason why Lincoln Center will be in many many of my blog posts to come is... that my new apartment is right by it, of course! Now I realize I haven't shared any pictures of my lovely abode on the blog yet, but (as with most if not all other things) I want the big unveil to be perfect. Which means... I've got to finish decorating first. Which, as it turns out, might never happen since I keep finding new details to tweak. 

So until then, outfit pictures at Lincoln Center will have to do.

Enjoy the pictures after the jump!


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