Green and Purple

Mossimo jeans, Shoedazzle sneaker wedges, purse from Taiwan

This post is two weeks late. I find myself struggling to blog lately, and it usually takes me days to make a post… like this one. It’s been sitting in my drafts for a while. I don’t have a particular reason as to why I can’t churn out a post. Perhaps other hobbies are keeping me more interested? If you already can’t tell, I’ve been pretty addicted to gaming lately, but what else is new? Read more…

Outdoor Picnic

Xhiliration blouse, Aeropostale jeans, shoes and purse from Taiwan, Forever 21 earrings, Guess sunglasses, Aldo watch

This was actually last week’s outfit that I only got around to posting now. I try to plan when I post, but I get easily distracted by other things. Right now, it’s replaying Harvest Moon: Boy and Girl on my PSP Emulator. I played the original game on the Playstation 1 when I was a kid (called Back to Nature at the time), and it remains to be my favorite HM iteration. Read more…

Taiwan 2014: Buildings and Shrines

Alternative Title: Days Two and Three!

I haven’t had the chance to wander around and explore by myself. So far, I’ve spent my time meeting Michael’s relatives who have been so wonderful. I was afraid of the language barrier at first, but they’ve been really welcoming towards me. I should get serious about learning Chinese so I can get to know them all better without relying on my husband to translate for me. Perhaps I’ll take formal classes when I get back to the US. Read more…

Packing Light is a Challenge

I haven’t been very active online the past week because I’m preparing for our two-week vacation in Taiwan. We fly out on Wednesday and I’ve barely packed. I’m trying to clean out our place before we leave, and I’ve been letting that go lately so it’s taking longer than it has to. I guess I don’t really need to do it, but living in a college dorm for years has conditioned me into believing I need to leave my place completely spotless before flying out. Read more…

Thoughts on Cultural Identity

新年快樂! Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! That’s about the extent of my Mandarin knowledge besides “ni hao.” I am very slowly learning, but it’s not as quickly as my husband would’ve probably like. Well, had I known I was gonna marry a Taiwanese guy I might’ve taken Chinese in college instead of Japanese but what can you do.

My highlight of the new lunar year is my new cutout boots, and also red and gold nails. Just as planned!

I’m so interesting. Read more…