A Trip to Florida.

The sunrise on Thursday, August 4th at Miami Beach.

I enjoyed some fantastic views.

A little glimpse into all the good foods I ate.

Thoroughly enjoyed my trip, but I'm glad to be back home! Now, it's time for me to go back into my frugal mode.

(photos by me)
(Originally posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2011)


Hey there, Llama.

After countless hours of trying to decide on a company/shop name, I have nothing. But that's okay. I will be keeping my blog, etsy, twitter, and flickr account under my name. Overtime, I'm hoping a name will eventually emerge naturally. So now, onto the most important thing—making my sketches and ideas come to life.

(I took the picture of the llama at a bed and breakfast I visited last year.)


I feel like a piece of tofu.

I saw an interview on Fairfax Network's Meet the Author program, where author Janet Wong discussed her books and answered questions asked by students. You can read more about her at janetwong.com.

One of her books, A Suitcase of Seaweed and Other Poems is a tribute to her three heritages: Korean, Chinese, and American. I borrowed this book from the library because I wanted to reread a poem that resonated with me. It's about a girl who is called tofu by her sister because she is "so soft, easily falling apart." The girl wishes she were "tough and full of fire, like ginger—" like her sister. I don't have any sisters, but I've always felt—and still feel—like a piece of tofu that wishes she were a piece of ginger instead.

There were several other poems that made me laugh because I could relate it to my memories of growing up as a 2nd generation Asian American. I will be purchasing this book soon. I think it's a wonderful addition to a classroom or personal library.


Hello there, Mrs. T.

Another dear friend is venturing off to become a Mrs. this weekend! The bridal shower is over and now the bachelorette festivities are over. Now, it's time for the big day!

(design by me)


Book Cover Design

I recently found out these Barnes and Noble Classics are designed by Jessica Hische. She is an amazing designer, illustrator, and letterer. Check out the "Teen Girl Mode" option on her website. Pretty funny.

And yes, I am still reading Pride and Prejudice. I'm almost finished!

(image from bn.com)


Nose in a Book, Head in the Clouds

Love my nook (But I will forever love real books also.) and love my 75% off kate spade nook cover. And it's so fitting for me to be reading Pride and Prejudice as my first book on the nook. (My friend and her husband bought the nook for me, and I know my friend loves that book. I'm not sure if her husband does.) I'm halfway through it, but I just downloaded the first book in the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald for 99 cents, so I am a bit distracted.

(image from bn.com)